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 - 1st - G - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $118.75, €106.40 (New Item) (arrived 16-Jun-2020 11:09)
KING CRIMSON In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969 UK first press 5-track stereo LP on the smooth pink Island label with white 'i' logo, housed in the iconic matt gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics inside. The sleeve is strictly graded VG-, with some shelfwear mostly on the edges & spine [small set of initials penned on the inside lower right panel], whilst the vinyl is clean & strictly grades Very Good with some spindle marks around the centre hole & some light paper hairline scuffs. A superb play copy at an advantageous price ILPS-9111)
- King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $56.25, €50.40 (New Item) (arrived 09-Jun-2020 15:42)
KING CRIMSON In The Wake Of Poseidon (1970 UK first issue 10-track stereo LP on the pink with white 'i' logo Island label, textured gatefold picture sleeve. The cover has paper scuffing around the edges & retains rich & vivid colours. The vinyl has been professionally cleaned & grades VG with some faint hairline scuffs & minor marks not interfering with play ILPS9127)
- King Crimson - Red - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $243.75, €218.40 (New Item) (arrived 27-May-2020 11:45)
KING CRIMSON Red (Classic 1974 UK pink rim Island 'palm tree' label 5-track LP, for many fans the definitive mid period King Crimson album & highly influential to future prog-metallers, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent witha little laminate creasing to the spine and minor wear to the opening edge, whilst the vinyl has a deep sheen both sides & is Near Mint. A Prog classic! ILPS9308)
- King Crimson - Starless And Bible Black + Inner - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $56.25, €50.40 (New Item) (arrived 23-May-2020 11:32)
KING CRIMSON Starless & Bible Black (1974 UK first issue pink rim 'palm tree' label 8-track LP, complete with rare lyric inner, textured gatefold picture sleeve. The cover [VG] has some foxing & age related discolouring, not uncommon with thisallwhite design, & there is a split to one edge and cosmetic mark on the back of the lyric inner [plain white back so not affecting the print], with no writing. There is a thin 1" hairline split to a top edge & all text is clearly legible, including the spine. The vinyl is nice & clean & in Excellent condition with only a few minor signs of play ILPS9275)
- King Crimson - Lizard - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $43.75, €39.20 (New Item) (arrived 23-May-2020 11:21)
KING CRIMSON Lizard (1977 UK issue of the 1970 5-track vinyl LP, gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics across the inner spread. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl remains near 'as new' with little sign of play)
- King Crimson - Islands - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £95.00, $118.75, €106.40 (Back In Stock) (arrived 20-May-2020 16:49)
KING CRIMSON Islands (Rare original 1971 UK 6-track LP on the pink rim Island 'palm tree' label, with A1/B1 matrices & first issue flipback 'nebula' picture sleeve complete with illustrated inner with integral lyric insert. The sleeve has a 2" split to the spine and a small spot of ink to the reverse with secure flipbacks and is free of any rips or tears. The delicate insert, so often missing is present although it has been seperated right along the seam with an area of discolouration due to a previous tape repair. The vinyl grades EX-/VG+. Under a bright light, the vinyl shows a few faint paper scuffs/hairlines which do not affect play. The wax is sparkling & this is a nice one owner copy with minimal spindle wear on the labels. A nice first issue starter copy! ILPS9175)
- King Crimson - Starless And Bible Black - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £100.00, $125.00, €112.00 (New Item) (arrived 20-May-2020 13:49)
KING CRIMSON Starless And Bible Black (1974 UK pink rim 'palm tree' Island label 8-track LP, ranking as one of the best albums from the Bruford/Wetton period, textured gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve has very little sign of wear leaving itExcellent, as is the vinyl with just a few light scuff scuffs not affecting play ILPS9275)
- King Crimson - In The Court Of - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £150.00, $187.50, €168.00 (New Item) (arrived 20-May-2020 10:27)
KING CRIMSON In The Court Of The Crimson King (1969 UK first issue 5-track stereo LP on the smooth pink Island label with white 'i' logo [A2/B4 matrices], matt gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics inside. The sleeve has a some minor scuffing tothe edges but has no splits of rips; the striking artwork is not compromised & the colours are still vibrant. The vinyl shows only minor evidence of play with a few light surface scuffs, overall a very good example and an ideal play copy ILPS-9111)
- King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £150.00, $187.50, €168.00 (New Item) (arrived 20-May-2020 10:18)
KING CRIMSON Larks Tongues In Aspic (Scarce original 1973 UK 6-track LP on the pink rimmed Island 'palm tree' label, housed in a pinched spine picture sleeve complete with lyric inner. The sleeve shows light wear with faint ringwear; the innerhas a seam split and just a little age-yellowing. The disc looks seldom played & reveals just a little faint cosmetic scuffing not interfering with play. A great copy! ILPS9230)
- King Crimson - USA - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $37.50, €33.60 (New Item) (arrived 15-May-2020 11:08)
KING CRIMSON USA (1975 UK first issue 6-track LP on the pink rim Island 'palm tree' label, fully laminated picture sleeve. The sleeve has some lift to the laminate along the spine & some wear to the edges, whilst the vinyl reveals few signs of play. Overall an excellent an Excellent copy of this essential album of live mid period Crim! ILPS9316)