3010 / 4240: KING CRIMSON ‘Arlington Texas’ / ‘Live In Texas’ / ‘Texas Hall’ / ‘SYMPHO SESSION’ vs. ‘Groon’ :WRMB 338 vs ‘SENABULAR’ :Flat 8221 8

We remember the following from the description of the Flat LP Senabular:

From collectorsmusicreviews.com: “This one from the University Of Texas is among the very best Crimson audience tapes in existence. The producer of the tape was sitting very close to the stage and used an ECM-19B Sony external microphone with a Realistic-7 recorder. The atmosphere and detail present is simply astonishing.”

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Contraband released this material in the following versions:

  • Arlington Texas – single LP on CBM, first pressing with best audio quality

Side 1: Intro: Lark’s Tongues in Aspic Pt.1 / Easy Money
Side 2: Book of Saturday / Lament / Improvisation / Exiles

  • Re-pressings of Arlington Texas with King Kong and Instant Analysis labels
  • A single LP containing the same tracks and disc titled Live In Texas

King Crimson Live in Texas

Also supposedly with the following cover, although this does not look like a CBM release to me:

King Crimson Live in Texas photo

“…wrapped-around insert, a collage of photos taken from official tour program. The record is the same as above, with the CBM Red Dragon label”

  • A 2 LP release called Texas Hall on Instant Analysis and Shalom labels.

Side 1: Intro: Lark’s tongues in Aspic Pt.1 / Easy Money
Side 2: Book of Saturday / Lament / Improvisation / Exiles
Side 3: The Night Watch / Fracture
Side 4: The Talking Drum / Lark’s Tongues in Aspic Pt.2 / 21st Century Schizoid Man

King Crimson Texas Hall JL504

King Crimson Texas Hall JL504 2

King Crimson Texas Hall JL504 detail

INSTANT ANALYSYS 3010/4240 – as a Japanese copy (JL-5XX series)

King Crimson Texas Hall SH

SHALOM 3010/4240

Generic white cover, with an insert printed in a variety of colors. Sometimes found with the generic “classic of jazz radio” back. Disc one has song separation. Matrixes are on disc one: SH 3010-4240 A/B, on disc two: SH 4240 A1/B1

King Krimson Texas Hall KK

  • An extremely rare single LP release called Sympho Session – same song line up as Arlington Texas – CBM 4240, King Kong logo on cover & red dragon labels

King Crimson Sympho Session 2

  • An equally rare 2 LP version – same songs as Texas Hall – CBM 3010/4240

King Crimson Sympho Session 3

Generic “classic of jazz radio” CBM cover back and red dragon labels.

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Wizardo issued this material as the single LP Groon with the title track added from the B-side of the official 45 “cat food / groon”.

King Crimson Groon

Side 1: Intro:Lark’s tongues in Aspic Pt.1 / Easy Money
Side 2: Book of Saturday / Lament / Improvisation / Exiles / Groon (studio)

The detailed King Crimson bootleg comparison website http://www.paolomagaletta.eu states that the Wizardo LP rates a notch below the CBM versions in terms of audio fidelity and that the Flat LP sounds the best.

King Crimson Senabular

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The official release material of this recording on the dgmlive website in March of 2006 has really put more than just a dent into the value of these hard to find vinyl bootlegs. It is nice to see that the material can be enjoyed by all now for a modest price, with the money going to the artists.

http://www.dgmlive.com/archive.htm?show=343

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