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Album: The Great Deceiver (Live 1973-1974)
Artist: King Crimson
1992 Virgin
CD US: CAROL 1597-2
CD UK: KC DIS 1

Band Members:
Robert Fripp- guitar, mellotron
David Cross- violin, viola, mellotron
John Wetton- bass, vocals
Bill Bruford- drums, percussion

Tracks:
Disc One
Palace Theatre, Providence, RI 6/30/74
1. Walk On...No Pussyfooting (Fripp/Eno) (0:52)
2. Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Part Two (Fripp) (6:12)
3. Lament (Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James) (4:04)
4. Exile (Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James) (7:00)
5. Improv- A Voyage To The Centre of the Cosmos (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford) (14:41)
6. Easy Money (Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James) (7:14)
7. Inprov- Providence (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford) (9:47)
8. Fracture (Fripp) (10:47)
9. Starless (Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James) (11:56)

Disc Two
1. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Fripp/McDonald/Lake/Giles/Sinfield) (7:32)
2. Walk off from Providence ... No Pussyfooting (Fripp/Eno) (1:15)

Glasgow Apollo, 10/23/73
3. Sharks' Lungs In Lemsip (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford) (2:38)
4. Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Part One (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Muir) (7:25)
5. Book Of Saturdays (Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James) (2:49)
6. Easy Money (Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James) (6:43)
7. We'll Let you Know (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford) (4:54(
8. The Night Watch (Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James) (4:54)
9. Improv- Tight Scrummy (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford) (8:27)
10. Peace- A Theme (Fripp) (1:01)
11. Cat Food (Fripp/Sinfield/McDonald) (4:14)

Penn State University 6/29/74
12. Easy Money... (Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James) (2:19)
13. ... It's For You, But not For Us (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford) (7:25)

Disc Three
Pittsburgh, PA Stanley Warner Theatre 4/29/74)
1. Walk On...No Pussyfooting (Fripp/Eno) (1:15)
2. The Great Deceiver (Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James) (3:32)
3. Improv- Bartley Butsford (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford) (3:13)
4. Exiles (Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James) (6:23)
5. Improv- Daniel Dust (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford) (4:40)
6. The Night Watch (Fripp/Wetton/Bruford) (4:18)
7. Doctor Diamond (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Palmer-James) (4:52)
8. Starless (Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James) (11:36)
9. Improv- Wilton Carpet (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford) (5:52)
10. The Talking Drum (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Muir) (5:29)
11. Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Part Two (abbreviated) (Fripp) (6:12)

Penn State University 6/29/74
12. Applause & Announcement (2:19)
13. Improv- Is There Life Out There? (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford) (11:50)

Disc Four
Toronto, Massey Halll 6/2/74
1. Improv- The Golden Walnut (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford) (11:14)
2. The Night Watch (Fripp/Wetton/Bruford) (4:22)
3. Fracture (Fripp) (10:48)
4. Improv- Clueless and Slightly Slack (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford) (8:36)

Zurich Volkshaus 11/15/73
5. Walk On...No Pussyfooting (Fripp/Eno) (1:00)
6. Improv- Some Pussyfooting (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford) (2:23)
7. Larks' Tongues In Aspic, Part One (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Muir) (7:41)
8. Improv: The Law Of Maximum Distress: Part One (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford) (6:31)
9. Improv: The Law Of Maximum Distress: Part Two (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford) (2:17)
10. Easy Money (Fripp/Wetton/Palmer-James) (6:57)
11. Improv- Some More Pussyfooting (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford) (5:50)
12. The Talking Drum (Cross/Fripp/Wetton/Bruford/Muir) (6:05)

Comments: This is an expanded version of the out of print live album USA. This features some nice playing, but you have to be in the proper mood to listen to this. Some of the long instrumental improvs sound like random noise, while others sound like glorious music. I do not suggest this for the non-die-hard. (***)


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