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 - £24.99, $30.49, €28.99 (New Item) (arrived 28-Sep-2023 16:17)
KING CRIMSON In The Court Of The Crimson King (2010 UK limited edition 5-track remastered LP comprising the original 1969 stereo mix pressed on 200gram Vinyl, newly cut from masters approved by Robert Fripp. Comes housed in a deluxe replica gatefold picture sleeve. Although not sealed, the sleeve & vinyl appear Near Mint. This seminal Prog album never sounded better! KCLP1)
- King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.40, €23.20 (New Item) (arrived 01-Sep-2023 15:54)
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 whilst the vinyl shows few signs of play - an essential addition to any collection)
- King Crimson - Lizard - glossy p/s - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.50, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 19-Aug-2023 13:34)
KING CRIMSON Lizard (70s UK issue of the 1970 5-track LP on the pink rim 'palm tree' label, housed in a light glossy gatefold picture sleeve with lyrics inside. The sleeve shows very little of its years with some minor creasing & the vinyl is Excellent with merely a few faint signs of play. A nice copy! ILPS9141)
- King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic - VG + inner - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $91.50, €87.00 (New Item) (arrived 19-Aug-2023 14:08)
KING CRIMSON Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Scarce original 1973 UK 6-track LP on the pink rim Island 'palm tree' label, pinched spine picture sleeve complete with lyric inner. The sleeve for this copy remains in Excellent condition with nice clean panels & only minor signs of its age. The vinyl is clean & grades Very Good - there's a distinct hairline throughout Easy Money - which has no effect on play. Now tough to find complete & in serviceable condition ILPS9230)
- King Crimson - Earthbound - 1st - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.50, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 26-Aug-2023 14:40)
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 - Islands - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £150.00, $183.00, €174.00 (New Item) (arrived 29-Aug-2023 13:20)
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. The elaborate inner/insert is often missing from most copies, & is found here, albeit split along the seam 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 - Larks' Tongues In Aspic - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £40.00, $48.80, €46.40 (New Item) (arrived 29-Aug-2023 13:33)
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 general storeagewear 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 - In The Wake Of Poseidon - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $36.60, €34.80 (New Item) (arrived 31-Aug-2023 16:39)
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, housed in a textured gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light edge scuffing, whilst the vinyl shows few signs of play ILPS9127)
- King Crimson - In The Wake Of Poseidon - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.50, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 01-Sep-2023 15:34)
KING CRIMSON In The Wake Of Poseidon (1981 UK Polydor issue of the 1970 11-track LP, housed in a gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve displays some light edgewear whilst the vinyl looks barely played)
- King Crimson - Larks Tongues In Aspic + Inner - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.50, €29.00 (New Item) (arrived 01-Sep-2023 16:52)
KING CRIMSON Larks Tongues In Aspic (1977 UK issue of the 1973 6-track vinyl LP, complete with lyric inner, picture sleeve. The sleeve shows some light storage/spine wear and the inner has a little foxing; the vinyl has a few light scuff marks, butremains in excellent condition)