Amid the endless cavalcade of death, misery and woe set before us in 2020 there have been sporadic, fleeting moments of joy to elevate the human spirit. Honestly, there have.
Among 2020’s People Of The Year for us, have been guitar maestro Robert Fripp and Toyah Wilcox, husband and wife for 34 years, and known, respectively, to music fans worldwide as the leader of King Crimson and one of the ’80s most unique and daring pop stars, who’ve served up treat after treat in their regular ‘Sunday Lunch’ series on Toyah’s YouTube channel.
You may, perhaps, recall their glorious take on Black Sabbath’s Paranoid, featuring Fripp adorned with facial tattoos and Toyah dancing in a jail cell. Or, rather more soberly, their cover of David Bowie’s “Heroes”, released to mark VE Day. But wait there’s more… with our dynamic duo recently covering Alice Cooper, Nirvana, Sex Pistols and Guns N’ Roses.
Look out for Fripp’s new instrumental intro to Anarchy In The UK, Toyah’s wild one-woman mosh pit during Smells Like Teen Spirit, Fripp’s gloriously deadpan expression while channelling Slash on Sweet Child O’ Mine and – calm yourselves, men of a certain age – Toyah teaming Alice Cooper-esque smokey eye make up with a ‘Britney Spears circa …Baby One More Time’ school uniform for their newly uploaded December 20 cover of School’s Out.
Not all heroes wear capes. Sir, madam, we salute you.
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- King Crimson - The Elements 2021 Tour Box - Sealed - UK - 2-CD album set - £19.99, $27.59, €23.39 (New Item) (arrived 23-Jul-2021 15:39)on July 27, 2021 at 7:36 am
KING CRIMSON The Elements 2021 Tour Box (2021 UK limited edition 2-CD set featuring 29-tracks prepared for the 'Music Is Our Friend' tour, a collection of extracts, elements from studio recordings, alternate takes, live tracks, rehearsals & finished recordings from 1969-2019, much of it previously unreleased on CD. Housed inside a digibook-style case with 28-page tour booklet, factory sealed)
- King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King: An Observation - UK - cd album box set - £125.00, $172.50, €146.25 (New Item) (arrived 30-Jun-2021 14:43)on July 27, 2021 at 7:36 am
KING CRIMSON In The Court Of The Crimson King: An Observation (2009 UK strictly limited edition 6-disc set, comprised of albums featuring 2009 mixes, outtakes, alternate versions, BBC sessions, non-LP singlesides, period live recordings, de-clicked vinyl transfers, mono promo mixes and more, plus a Bonus DVD-Audio Disc containing the 2009 mix by Robert Fripp and Porcupine Tree's Steven Wilson in DTS 5.1 Surround Sound and hi-res stereo, the 2004 remaster [original album mix] in hi-resstereo, alternate takes in hi-res stereo, plus '21st Century Schizoid Man' video excerpt from Hyde Park concert July 5th 1969. Each disc comes in individual standard jewel cases with matching picture sleeves which when set together make up the iconic 'face' image, all housed together in a 12" x 12" deluxe glossy box with tracklisting and credits on the reverse with an incredible 23-page 12" x 12" booklet packed with info and rare pics, gatefold card picture/lyric insert, 2 1" button badges and 2 reproduction Island promo photos - Stunning way to celebrate this integral album! KCCBX1)
- King Crimson - The King Crimson Collectors Club 11-20 - UK - CD album - £195.00, $269.10, €228.15 (New Item) (arrived 09-Jun-2021 15:03)on July 27, 2021 at 7:36 am
KING CRIMSON The King Crimson Collectors Club 11-20 (Rare 2000-2002 UK Ten Album set (Total of 13-CDs), exclusive Crimson Collectors Club releases, launched by DGM in '98 as a service that regularly released live recordings of concerts throughout their incredible career. Volumes 11 to 20 are represented here, ranging from Live At Moles Club in 1981 to Live At The Zoom Club (2-CD set), in 1972. Each in their own case with back inlay and picture sleeve. See 'more details' for the full list of titles...)
- King Crimson - Discipline - embossed p/s - UK - vinyl LP - £35.00, $48.30, €40.95 (New Item) (arrived 16-Jun-2021 14:42)on July 27, 2021 at 7:36 am
KING CRIMSON Discipline (1981 UK 7-track LP, the first album from the band following a seven year hiatus, featuring Robert Fripp & Bill Bruford from previous incarnations of the Crim, alongside former David Bowie guitarist Adrian Belew & former Peter Gabriel bassist Tony Levin - the newly vamped line-up refined any former prog excesses in favour of ultra tight, interlocking precision for the new wave era - this was Crim getting a cool haircut! embossed picture sleeve. The sleeve shows light ring & edgewear and the vinyl is Near Mint EGLP49)
- King Crimson - Three Of A Perfect Pair - UK - vinyl LP - £85.00, $117.30, €99.45 (New Item) (arrived 16-Jun-2021 14:42)on July 27, 2021 at 7:36 am
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)
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