Islands: 40th Anniversary Series CD, Doppio CD
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4.Ladies of the Road
5.Prelude: Song of the Gulls
10.A Peacemaking Stint Unrolls
12.Ladies of the Road: Robert Fripp & David Singleton remix
1.Original album 2010 stereo mix
2.Original album 1971 mix, 30th anniversary remaster
3.Islands: Alternative album
4.Routes to Islands
5.Islands: Additional tracks: Assorted Ladies
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Formentera Lady remains one of my all time favorite cuts in the history of music, and the rest of the album is necessary in every way. Ladies of the Road is clearly having some fun and was mistakenly taken for selling out or some such idiocy back in the day. I just think most people were not ready for this one. It was quite a departure from previous works but you can definitely see pieces of this in their other releases.
Islands remains a bit of an outlier in the entire catalog, they rarely if ever play any of this stuff anymore and the band was broken fairly quickly, though still enjoyed a decent tour and run. Remains one of the best records ever made to me. It may be scattered and each song may exist separately but people miss the point when they say there is no theme here. I think through the lyrics and the dreamy atmosphere one finds many different tones and themes that add up to a very coherent whole.
At least in my book. The new mixes are gorgeous in high-def audio. They did such a great job with all the 40th mixes. They are definitive in every way. You will never need another release unless they figure out how to put the master tapes in your house with the band as holograms. Not even sure I'd be into that but it may be possible in a 100 years or so.
TONS of extras on this disc: 5.1, an entire Alternate album made of different versions and additional rough mixes in 24/48, both 30th and 40th masters in 24/96, and some other assorted takes of Formentera and Ladies.... You can't ask for much more. Worth every penny. The new mixes are crystal clear and beautifully done. The old mix of Islands now sounds positively tame. You can immediately tell the difference in A/B playback. The new version just brings all those instruments to light and demands a rereview from those that didn't give this a fair shake. If you want the old mix it is there too. KC has done audio right here.
"The Letters" is an odd song for King Crimson (is that possible?), with evil lyrics by Pete Sinfield and Fripp, which has a wild bridge blast of guitar and jazzy brass ending with a bold vocal. But it is "Ladies Of The Road" that sparks intense lyrics of misogyny. Often hilarious in its blatant rhyme, the song still bounces along with tongue in cheek sarcasm. "All of you that the girls of the road, are like apples we stole in our youth" and "Stone-headed Frisco spacer, ate all the meat I gave her, said would I like to taste hers, and even craved the flavour". The lyrics are just a side track for the bands free-style. The band has fun alternating between the vocals and the sultry, salacious jazz sections. It's actually a series of bridges with various moods and inventive solos.
What follows is one of King Crimson's most perplexing songs I can imagine. "Prelude: Song Of The Gulls" would seem out of place, if it were not King Crimson. This beautifully created instrumental chamber piece is actually a highlight and emphasizes the near schizophrenic collection of songs on the album. But it's the ten-minute title track that brings the album to a beautiful close. Slowly building from a calm, patient beginning, the song glides along with an amazing cornet solo. Pete Sinfield's lyrics are some of his best on this song. It's a fitting ending to an inventive, if uneven album. In fact, as a 17-years old, my best friend put this song on right away when he realized I was having a bad acid trip. It calmed me down. Not kidding.
Sid Smith's sleeve notes reveal a great deal about the mood of the group at this time. There are also extra tracks and alternate versions. The CD presents a complete stereo remix by Steven Wilson & Robert Fripp alongside a group of additional tracks representing an almost complete alternate album of studio takes, run-throughs and mixes. The DVD-A presents a complete 5.1 surround sound mix by Steven Wilson, in which he sometimes isolates instruments to one channel bringing out the clarity and resonance. Also here is a hi-res stereo version of the 2010 mix, a hi-res stereo version of the original album mix taken from the 30th anniversary master source and almost 90 minutes of additional material. Most of this material has never been previously released, including many studio takes mixed from the original recording sessions specifically for this release. Once again, Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp have reproduced a remarkable series of sessions and brought "Islands" back to life.