“First Crimso underground. We recently saw an import by another band using this title. We thought of it three years before they did. Front and back cover.”
The concert was performed on 23 November 1973 at the Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, Holland. Most of the concert was also broadcast live by the BBC and taped by listeners; bootlegs of the broadcast circulated among fans.
A1 Medley : The Mincer / The Talking Drum / Lark’S Tongue In Aspic 17:03
A2 Exiles 5:45
B1 Easy Money 5:52
B2 Lament 3:55
B3 Book Of Saturday 2:30
B4 21st Century Schizoid Man 9:10
This one is from “not so often bootlegged” 23.11.1973 Amsterdam [probably 1974] concert. Possibly from radio broadcast.
According the album cover, “recorded in early 1974 in Amsterdam, Netherlands. Thanks once again to the doctor for his time and trouble… We are sorry that the studio version of Groon was not available for this album (maybe next time). This album should be played as loud as possible.”
This release has two covers. To my impression the title is “Un Rêve Sans Conséquence Spéciale” with a subtitle “(Après Cosmic Était)” printed on the credits list at the back cover.
“Derrière les ombres quotidiennes que nous appelons notre demeure, trois musiciens (et un quatrieme) s’apprêttent à présenter le sourire sournois de l’univers à nos oreilles dans l’espoir fervent que notre réaction à leur improvisation sera tout simplement le premier acte de beaucoup, beacoup à venir…. pas fou… pau fou…
Recorded in early 1974 in Amsterdam, Netherlands / Thanks once again to the doctor for his time and trouble / Cover art from our man stationed with the 84th squadron of The Anytown Live Oak Rangers / Appreciation to Dore / Snailscript from miss Shell / We are sorry that the studio version of “Groon” was not available for this album (maybe next time) / Rubber Cement courtesy Savgomo / This album should be played as loud as possible /Stereo”
Released in 1997 as a 2 CD set called The Nightwatch. It was one of the first releases of archival recordings by Discipline Global Mobile, the music company founded by Robert Fripp.
The first issue may not have had any text on the front as shown here: