Robert Fripp to publish his first book

From Loudersound.

King Crimson leader Robert Fripp is to publish his first ever book. The Guitar Circle is a 554-page book which collects much of Fripp’s writing about guitar craft – his unique approach to guitar playing, collaborating and personal development, and will be published through Panegyric Publishing on September 1.

The Guitar Circle collects much of Fripp’s writing on the subject across decades of diaries, introductions to seminars and courses, online writing and more, to present a comprehensive guide to developing a relationship with the guitar, with music, with the individual musician and working with others.

‘It won’t teach readers how to ‘play in a day’, a week, or even a year,” the publishers say. “It might, however, help an inquisitive musician to develop a personal discipline/approach to playing the guitar that will accompany that musician for life.”

The Guitar Circle will be presented in a limited edition first print hardcover format with cover, inside pages and jacket all printed on high-end Italian Fedrigoni paper. All copies will be individually wrapped and boxed.

This is the first in a series of books to include The DGM Diaries, Crimson Chronicles and membership of King Crimson (1969 – 2021) and personal commentary on living in New York during and after the recording of Exposure at a point in the late 1970s when New York was the fulcrum of a wider cultural rebirth.

A talking tour, That Awful Man And His Manager, is being undertaken with manager/business partner David Singleton, initially in Canada and the USA in September 2022, to support the book launch.

Pre-order The Guitar Circle.

Robert Fripp

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    on August 15, 2022 at 4:37 am

    KING CRIMSON In The Court Of The Crimson King (1975 Dutch issue of the debut 1969 5-track LP on the orange sunset label, glossy gatefold picture sleeve with Dutch Island catalogue inner. The sleeve shows very little of its age & the vinyl is Excellent with merely a few faint paper scuffs to highlight play)

  • King Crimson - Discipline - UK - vinyl LP - £20.00, $24.20, €23.60 (New Item) (arrived 07-Jul-2022 11:57)
    on August 15, 2022 at 4:37 am

    KING CRIMSON Discipline (Classic 1981 UK 7-track vinyl 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 AdrianBelew & 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! Housed in a picture sleeve. The sleeve has some light ringwear and edge wear leaving it VG, whilst the vinyl remains excellent and appears barely played making this an ideal play copy EGLP49)

  • Robert Fripp - Live! - UK - vinyl LP - £25.00, $30.25, €29.50 (New Item) (arrived 29-Jun-2022 11:58)
    on August 15, 2022 at 4:37 am

    ROBERT FRIPP & THE LEAGUE OF CRAFTY GUITARISTS Live! (1986 UK 11-track LP featuring a group of seventeen acoustic guitar students of the Fripp school, glossy picture sleeve. The sleeve shows very little of its years & the vinyl appears near mint. Definitely a must for any fan of intricate guitar playing! TEGED43)

  • King Crimson - In The Court Of The Crimson King - 2nd - EX - UK - vinyl LP - £60.00, $72.60, €70.80 (New Item) (arrived 04-Jul-2022 11:24)
    on August 15, 2022 at 4:37 am

    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 ILPS9111)

  • King Crimson - Islands - 1st - VG - UK - vinyl LP - £150.00, $181.50, €177.00 (New Item) (arrived 04-Jul-2022 11:31)
    on August 15, 2022 at 4:37 am

    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)

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