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Resequenced: Starless and Bible Black (1974)

when i used to upload live bootlegs on youtube or whatever the biz was back in 2011, i usually experimented with making alternate tracklists of king crimson albums, this one being the constant subject of various configurations. by no means is it a flawed album, but with the dozens of improvs, it could have various alternate versions. The resequenced album is 46:47
1King Crimson
Starless and Bible Black

Side A (24:29):
The Great Deceiver : I have next to nothing to say considering this song's placement. It's the perfect opener but wouldn't fit anywhere else on the album if anything. I decided to keep this, Lament and The Night Watch in their original configurations for the purpose of keeping the experience somewhat authentic to the original album (as well as personal preference, since John Wetton's vocals could be a bit nasally live)
2King Crimson
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Lament : (see the same reasons above; studio version). In all honesty, I could've put the original in or a live version and it'd make no difference since there is no difference in practically all live versions of the song.
3King Crimson
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Is There Life Out There? : (Penn State University, June 29, 1974); this first improvisation features the band at the peak of their powers, pulling off a searing hot workout that shows off the Wetton/Bruford duo.
4King Crimson
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The Night Watch : ending side one, this live/studio hybrid was the result of the original live recording not exactly picking up the band, resulting in the second half of the original being a studio recreation. A fantastic vocal by Wetton along with the tasteful guitar overdubs were the dealbreakers.
5King Crimson
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Side B (22:18):
Daniel Dust : (Stanley Warner Theatre, April 29, 1974); an improv focused on violinist David Cross (affectionately called Daniel Dust during band intros by Robert Fripp), this improv isn't exactly the serene piece that Trio was, but shines a light on Cross' relatively underrated abilities that were to be silenced by Fripp's intention for the band to become louder, hence Cross' departure after the U.S. tour in 1974.
6King Crimson
Starless and Bible Black

Dr. Diamond : (Kassel, April 1, 1974) (including "Improv I"); a song that never made it to their albums, this song was performed throughout 1973/74 somewhat regularly, though it disappeared by the summer of 1974. This piece, along with Guts on My Side, remain lost in time.
7King Crimson
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Fracture : (Stanley Warner Theatre, April 29, 1974); returning to SWT, this molten-hot rendition of the breakneck instrumental gives the original (from Amsterdam '73) a run for its money. Everyone is at the top of their game, and its inclusion as the album closer was a no-brainer.
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