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 - 200g - UK - vinyl LP - £30.00, $36.60, €33.30 (New Item) (arrived 12-Sep-2019 11:11)
KING CRIMSON In The Court Of The Crimson King (Sealed 2010 UK audiophile original stereo mix issue of the 1969 debut 5-track LP pressed on 200 gram vinyl newly cut from masters approved by Robert Fripp, gatefold picture sleeve. The vinyl is BRAND NEW & unplayed housed in the picture sleeve which remains sealed within its hype-stickered shrinkwrap KCLP1)
King Crimson - In The Court Of - 2nd - Palm Tree - UK - vinyl LP - £75.00, $91.50, €83.25 (New Item) (arrived 12-Sep-2019 10:55)
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 - Starless And Bible Black + Inner - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $54.90, €49.95 (New Item) (arrived 09-Sep-2019 10:53)
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 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 - Earthbound - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £15.00, $18.30, €16.65 (New Item) (arrived 06-Sep-2019 10:17)
KING CRIMSON Earthbound (Scarce 1972 UK first issue 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 sleeveshows edge wear & noticeable ringwear with some scrapes, whilst the vinyl shows a few light paper scuffs and hairlines - a respectable VG copy for a great price! HELP6)
King Crimson - Larks' Tongues In Aspic - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £40.00, $48.80, €44.40 (New Item) (arrived 13-Aug-2019 15:51)
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 few indentation marks plus and 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 Court Of - 2nd - Palm Tree - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £60.00, $73.20, €66.60 (New Item) (arrived 12-Aug-2019 15:14)
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, gatefold picture sleeve. The sleeve is Excellent & shows just a little mild corner or 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 - Three Of A Perfect Pair - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £45.00, $54.90, €49.95 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jul-2019 14:48)
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 - Beat - Italian - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.50, €27.75 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jul-2019 14:44)
KING CRIMSON Beat (1982 Italian 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 pink inside and with the lyric inner. The sleeve displays some minor general wear, the inner has no splits of rips and the vinyl shows minimal signs of play. A nice example and the first we have ever had)
King Crimson - Starless And Bible Black + Inner - Italian - vinyl LP - £75.00, $91.50, €83.25 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jul-2019 14:37)
KING CRIMSON Starless And Bible Black (1974 Italian 8-track LP on the pink rim 'palm tree' Island label, gatefold picture sleeve complete with the rare lyric inner. The sleeve displays some minor wear with a little discolouring and scuffing to one corner, the inner has no rips of splits, whilst the vinyl shows only a few light signs of play. A nice copy of a Crim classic, and the first we have ever had ILPS19275)
King Crimson - Islands - Italian - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.50, €27.75 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jul-2019 14:11)
KING CRIMSON Islands (1979 Italian issue of the 1971 6-track vinyl LP on the Polydor label with 'EG' logo, picture sleeve with illustrated lyric inner. The sleeve displays some minor wear mostly to the edges, the inner has no rips or splits but has a small amount of foxing, whilst the vinyl looks barely played)