Those who thought that the 15-disc edition of KING CRIMSON‘s “Larks Tongues In Aspic” was a mammoth endeavor, should be silenced – or roaring – with the prospect of the forthcoming “Red” reissue which will sprawl over 24 platters. Titled “The Road To Red” and worked on by the CRIMSO archivist Sid Smith, the box set will comprise, on CD, DVD and Blu-Ray, the original album and its version remixed in 5.1 by Robert Fripp and Steven Wilson as well as bonanza of concert material.
Some of it saw the light of day on the 1975’s “USA” LP and some on “The Great Deceiver” box set in 1992, but overall there was a string of concerts professionally recorded between April and July 1974 in Canada and the States by the band’s arguably most exciting line-up of Fripp, John Wetton, Bill Bruford and David Cross. All of these tapes, plus the restored audio bootleg of the quartet’s final show from New York, will make it onto “The Road”, making it 16 on-stage performances on 20 discs. With a richly illustrated booklet and various memorabilia replicas, it’s going to be a delight… to those who can afford it. One more red nightmare, indeed.
As for the tracklist, it’s not available as of now.