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 - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £195.00, $257.40, €230.10 (New Item) (arrived 08-Dec-2021 15:13)
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, matt gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics inside. This is a fantastic one previous owner copy. The cover is Excellent with some light scuffing in parts around the edges & corners. The vinyl is super clean with just two very faint paper hairline on side two not affecting play, the matrices in the dead wax ending A2/B4. Otherwise the vinyl still looksbarely played. A nice copy of this desirable Island original ILPS-9111)
- King Crimson - Starless And Bible Black + Inner - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £150.00, $198.00, €177.00 (New Item) (arrived 19-Nov-2021 10:18)
KING CRIMSON Starless & Bible Black (1974 UK first issue 8-track vinyl LP on the pink rim 'palm tree' Island label, the sixth studio album from the legendary English progressive rockers. The textured gatefold picture sleeve shows just a littleage yellowing & minor surface marks [light foxing] which is common for white sleeve of this release but displays no seam splits or tears and comes complete with the rare flipback lyric inner which also displays no seam splits. The vinyl remains in superb EXcondition with only a couple of light surface scuffs to indicate light use, remaining seldom played. A nice copy of an essential Crim classic - recommended! ILPS9275)
- King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon - 2nd - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $59.40, €53.10 (New Item) (arrived 20-Oct-2021 15:10)
KING CRIMSON In The Wake Of Poseidon (Early 70s UK second issue of the 1970 10-track vinyl LP on the pink rimmed palm tree label, lightly textured gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows minimal shelfwear & the vinyl shows just a few light signs of play ILPS9127)
- King Crimson - Red - Canadian - vinyl LP - £30.00, $39.60, €35.40 (New Item) (arrived 22-Oct-2021 14:45)
KING CRIMSON Red (1974 Canadian green & orange Atlantic label 5-track LP, textured picture sleeve with maple leaf on the reverse. The sleeve shows some light edge wear whilst the vinyl appears barely played SD18110)
- King Crimson - Earthbound - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $33.00, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 01-Nov-2021 11:06)
KING CRIMSON Earthbound (1972 UK first press 5-track LP of live recordings on a black Island label with pink 'i' logo, matt title sleeve with original jet black die cut company inner. Due to the unforgiving nature of the design, the sleeve showssome light edgewear & noticeable ringwear with some scrapes, whilst the vinyl shows a few signs of play - a respectable play copy for a great price! HELP6)
- King Crimson - Three Of A Perfect Pair - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £40.00, $52.80, €47.20 (New Item) (arrived 19-Nov-2021 10:02)
KING CRIMSON Three Of A Perfect Pair (1984 UK 9-track vinyl LP, the final part in the trilogy from the newly vamped Adrian Belew period, picture sleeve with lyric inner. The sleeve displays some light scuff marks across the front and remains excellent, whilst the vinyl has only light signs of play, otherwise a really nice example priced advantageously EGLP55)
- King Crimson - Islands - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £145.00, $191.40, €171.10 (New Item) (arrived 19-Nov-2021 10:07)
KING CRIMSON Islands (1971 UK first press 6-track LP on the pink rim Island 'palm tree' label, with A1/B1 matrices & original flipback 'nebula' picture sleeve complete with illustrated inner with integral lyric insert. This is a well loved example with paper scuffing around the edges of the sleeve [VG], as expected to some degree being a non-laminated cover with its vintage price sticker still in place. The elaborate inner/insert is often missing from most copies, & is found here,albeit split along the seam and in two parts with a couple of other seam splits & some foxing. The vinyl is clean & grades EX revealing spindle wear & light paper marks with little other sign of play. A serviceable first issue starter copy always in demand ILPS9175)
- King Crimson - In The Court Of - 2nd - Palm Tree - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £65.00, $85.80, €76.70 (New Item) (arrived 19-Nov-2021 10:13)
KING CRIMSON In The Court Of The Crimson King (1970 UK second issue of the debut 1969 5-track LP on the pink rim Island 'palm tree' label, housed in the iconic gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent & shows just some corner & edge wear.The vinyl remains in Excellent condition with only a few minor paper hairlines to show play. Essential for any Progressive Rock collector ILPS-9111)
- King Crimson - USA - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $59.40, €53.10 (New Item) (arrived 19-Nov-2021 10:16)
KING CRIMSON USA (1975 UK first issue 6-track LP on the pink rim Island 'palm tree' label, fully laminated picture sleeve with blue Island inner. The sleeve has just a little creasing at the spine and small nick to the front, whilst the vinylhas very little sign of play other than a few spindle marks to the label. Overall an excellent an Excellent copy of this essential album of live mid period Crim! ILPS9316)
- King Crimson - The Young Persons' Guide To King Crimson + Family Tree Poster - UK - 2-LP vinyl set - £50.00, $66.00, €59.00 (New Item) (arrived 19-Nov-2021 11:02)
KING CRIMSON The Young Persons' Guide To King Crimson (1975 UK 15-track double LP compilation, a 'personal selection compiled by Robert Fripp', housed in a stunning gatefold picture sleeve with back catalogue pictorial inside & blue company inners. This copy comes with a Pete Frame 'Crimson And Roxy' family tree centrefold from the April 21st 1979 issue of Sounds. The sleeve shows a little ringwear whilst both vinyl discs are Excellent & still look barelyplayed. New to the Crim? Start here! ISLD7)