In celebration of the prog-rock outfit’s 50th anniversary, the band will embark on a 50-date international tour that will coincide with reissues of their back catalog, a new documentary, commemorative merchandise, and even a new edition of Sid Smith’s out-of-print biography of the band.
February will see the release of a 6-LP vinyl box set, King Crimson: 1972-1974, which collects new vinyl reissues of Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, Red, and Starless and Bible Black, among others. Then in May, they’ll unveil Heaven and Earth, a multi-disc CD/DVD/Blu-ray set covering the band’s period from the late 1990s to 2008 — completing the availability of all of King Crimson’s albums in 5.1 multi-channel audio.
Come October, the band will release a limited edition expanded box set of its breakthrough, 1969’s In the Court of the Crimson King. That collection will include an expanded multi-tracked version of the 1969 recording sessions, as well as new live recordings, a 5.1 remix of the album, and a vinyl-sized coffee table book packed with essays and photos. 1982’s Beat and 1984’s Three of a Perfect Pair will also see vinyl reissues at some point in the year.
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