King Crimson’s back catalogue of studio albums are to be released on streaming platforms in the coming months.
At the moment, only a selection of the band’s material is on services such as Apple Music and Spotify – but that’s about to change in a move brought forward to celebrate their 50th anniversary.
At a press event in London over the weekend, King Crimson manager David Singleton confirmed that all 13 of their studio albums will hit streaming platforms in May and on Spotify on June 10.
Singleton says (via Rolling Stone): “The reason we’ve been slow on Spotify is that, unlike apparently the whole of the rest of the industry that’s been telling us that physical is dead, we’ve had rising physical sales for probably the last 10 years.
“But that argument was valid for a while, and it isn’t anymore.”
He adds: “In the end, our prime function is to serve the music and make the music available, and Spotify has now definitely become one of the places that people, particularly younger people, find music.”
The streaming news is only a small part of King Crimson’s 50th anniversary celebrations.
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King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King - 200gm - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.40, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 16-Jul-2019 16:53)
KING CRIMSON In The Court Of The Crimson King (2010 UK limited edition remastered LP comprising the original 1969 stereo mix pressed on 200gram Super-Heavyweight Vinyl, newly cut from masters approved by Robert Fripp. The gatefold picture sleeve has minimal signs of edgewear visible and has the lyrics printed across the inside while the vinyl appears barely played. This seminal Prog album never sounded better! KCLP1) […]
King Crimson - In The Court Of - 2nd - Palm Tree - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $95.25, €85.50 (New Item) (arrived 04-Jul-2019 15:12)
KING CRIMSON In The Court Of The Crimson King (Early 70s UK issue of the benchmark debut 1969 5-track LP, on the pink rim Island 'palm tree' label. The gatefold picture sleeve & vinyl are Excellent to Near Mint with very little sign of wear or play. A fabulous copy of this pioneering prog album! ISLP-9111) […]
King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $38.10, €34.20 (New Item) (arrived 02-Jul-2019 10:27)
KING CRIMSON In The Court Of The Crimson King (1977 UK issue of the classic 1969 5-track debut LP by the Crim, gatefold picture sleeve reproducing the original iconic artwork. The sleeve has just a little light edgewear and spine scuffing whilstthe vinyl shows few signs of play - an essential addition to any collection) […]
King Crimson - The Young Persons' Guide + Booklet - Spanish - 2-LP vinyl set - £50.00, $63.50, €57.00 (New Item) (arrived 24-Jun-2019 13:36)
KING CRIMSON The Young Person's Guide To King Crimson (1975 Spanish 15-track double vinyl LP compilation, a 'personal selection compiled by Robert Fripp', Spanish language gatefold picture sleeve with the rare illustrated 20-page booklet detailing the history of the band with concert dates, reviews and more. The sleeve displays some light general wear and the vinyl remains excellent with just a few light surface scuffs or hairlines) […]
King Crimson - The Return Of King Crimson - Interview - US - vinyl LP - £75.00, $95.25, €85.50 (Back In Stock) (arrived 13-Jun-2019 11:55)
KING CRIMSON The Return Of King Crimson (Rare 1981 original 9-track Warner Brothers US interview LP radio show, part of the "Warner Bros. Music Show" series - Ever since the news got out about the reformation of King Crimson the barrage of questions has been immense. "Where have they been?"Who are the musicians?" "Why now?" ad infinitum... It is with this in mind that we present the ever ready Robert Fripp, communicator extraordinaire (and the King Crimsoid himself) to discuss these and other questions. Conducted by Vic Garbarini of Musician Player and Listener magazine, this interview took place at Blue Rock Studios in New York in late September. The topics include Fripp's work with David Bowie, Brian Eno, Blondie and the Roches; the future of King Crimson; the concept of Discipline itself as well as a discussion of how the English make their tea. All in all, this is one of the most enjoyable 56 minutes you're likely to hear anywhere. Original stickered sleeve WBMS119) […]
King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King - French - vinyl LP - £20.00, $25.40, €22.80 (New Item) (arrived 30-May-2019 15:55)
KING CRIMSON In The Court Of The Crimson King (1979 French issue of the classic 1969 5-track vinyl LP, glossy gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics across the centre spread. The sleeve has minimal wear and the vinyl appears seldom played) […]
King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £40.00, $50.80, €45.60 (New Item) (arrived 29-May-2019 13:24)
KING CRIMSON Larks' Tongues In Aspic (1973 UK 6-track LP on the pink rim 'palm tree' label, pinched spine picture sleeve. The front of the sleeve has a tiny tear and a few indentation marks plus a little light edgewear and is graded as VG. The vinyl has just a few light paper hairline scuffs not upsetting play and remains in EX condition. A very respectable copy offered at an advantageous price ILPS9230) […]
King Crimson - The Compact King Crimson - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £25.00, $31.75, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 24-May-2019 14:13)
KING CRIMSON The Compact King Crimson (1986 UK 14-track double LP compilation selected by Robert Fripp from two different eras of the band, housed in a fantastic Fegus Hall artwork gatefold sleeve. The sleeve still shows very little of its age& the vinyl grades EX/EX- with a deep sheen across all four sides & some minor paper hairlines to show play EGLP68) […]
King Crimson - Beat - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $31.75, €28.50 (New Item) (arrived 22-May-2019 12:47)
KING CRIMSON Beat (1982 UK 8-track LP, an essential part of the trilogy from the then-newly vamped eighties Crim line-up, featuring Robert Fripp & Bill Bruford alongside former David Bowie guitarist Adrian Belew & former Peter Gabriel bassist, Tony Levin, blue title sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve shows minor edge wear & the vinyl is Excellent EGLP51) […]
King Crimson - Three Of A Perfect Pair - UK - vinyl LP - £85.00, $107.95, €96.90 (New Item) (arrived 22-May-2019 12:45)
KING CRIMSON Three Of A Perfect Pair (1984 UK 9-track LP, the final part in the trilogy from the newly vamped Adrian Belew period, picture sleeve with lyric printed inner. The sleeve shows little of its age & the vinyl is near 'as new' EGLP55) […]