Saturday, August 31, 2013

King Crimson to Release "The Road to Red"

On 14th October King Crimson will release a 21 CD/1 DVD/2 Blu-Ray discs Deluxe Edition box set called The Road to Red. This set is part of the Steven Wilson remix and remaster project he's been doing with all King Crimson releases. With a new mix of Red and a total of 16 recorded concert, the set also includes an extensive booklet and memorabilia.

The Road to Red includes:

20 CDs of live material drawn from:
10 concerts recorded on stereo soundboard cassettes directly from the band's mixing desk - all previously unreleased on CD, audio newly restored at DGM Soundworld in 2013.

5 concerts professionally recorded on multi-track tape. Parts of these shows have been previously included in the USA & The Great Deceiver releases, but they are all included here in full on CD for the first time.

1 CD drawn from an audio restored high quality bootleg of the band's final 1974 New York concert previously available only via mail order and now remastered.

CD 21 features a new stereo mix of Red by Steven Wilson & Robert Fripp

1 DVD (compatible with all DVD players & DVD Rom players):

High Resolution Stereo mixes of the Asbury Park/USA concert in its various released/unreleased configurations (24bit/48khz).
2 Blu-Ray Discs:
Blu-Ray Disc 1 features full lossless audio 24/192 transfers of four complete professionally recorded concerts newly transferred at the highest possible resolution from the original analogue Dolby SR half inch mix-downs in DTS-HD master sound stereo.

Blu-Ray Disc 2 features a 24/192 transfer of the Asbury Park/USA concert, a new stereo mix of Red in 24/96 DTS-HD master sound stereo by Robert Fripp & Steven Wilson, and also contains the original stereo mix of Red along with the 5.1 mix of the album in 24/96 DTS-HD + bonus audio material.

You can pre-order the Deluxe Edition through Burning Shed here!

A breakdown of the CDs, with concerts presented in full for the first time, are:

Disc 1: Veterans Memorial Coliseum, Columbus, OH, April 28, 1974
Disc 2 & 3: Stanley Warner Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA, April 29, 1974
Disc 4: Hofheinz Pavilion, Houston, TX, June 5, 1974
Disc 5: Tarrant County Convention Centre, Fort Worth, TX, June 6, 1974
Disc 6: Fairground Arena, Oklahoma City, OK, June 7, 1974
Disc 7: Civil Auditorium, El Paso, TX, June 8, 1974
Disc 8: Coliseum, Denver, CO, June 16, 1974
Disc 9: Performing Arts Centre, Milwaukee, WI, June 22, 1974
Disc 10: Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, MI, June 23, 1974
Disc 11 & 12: Massey Hall, Toronto, ON, Canada, June 24, 1974
Disc 13: Convention Center, Quebec City, QC, Canada, June 25, 1974
Disc 14: Kennedy Centre, Washington, DC, June 27, 1974
Disc 15 & 16: Casino Arena, Asbury Park, NJ, June 28, 1974
Disc 17: Penn State University, University Park, PA, June 29, 1974
Disc 18 & 19: Palace Theatre, Providence, RI, June 30, 1974
Disc 20: Central Park, New York, NY, July 1, 1974
Disc 21: Red mixed by Steven Wilson & Robert Fripp
DVD Audio: Casino Arena, Asbury Park, NJ - 2005 & 2013 Mix
                       USA, 30th Anniversary Remaster & original UK vinyl transfer
Blu-Ray 1: Stanley Warner Theatre, Pittsburgh, PA
                    Massey Hall, Toronto, Ontario
                    Penn State University, University Park, PA
                    Palace Theatre, Providence, RI
Blu-Ray 2: Casino Arena, Asbury Park, NJ - 2005 & 2013 Mix
                    USA, 30th Anniversary Remaster & original UK vinyl transfer
                    Red - The 2009 Surround Mix
                    Red - 30th Anniversary Remaster
                    Red - 2013 Stereo Mix

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