The Young Persons' Guide To

King Crimson


The album Cirkus is a two disc set of live King Crimson recordings, released in May 1999. It is the official King Crimson 30th Anniversary release, with 25 live tracks selected and remastered by Robert Fripp. The tracks are not in chronological order, but rather arranged to show how the different lineups affected the KC sound. This is meant also to provide a preview to what King Crimson may sound like in the future.

In addition to some great music (tracks listed below), CD one is enhanced with content for PC and Mac computers. This content consists of An Abbreviated Guide To King Crimson as well as a Discipline Global Mobile catalogue. Inside the cd case is a 10 page booklet with information about the various lineups of King Crimson throughout the years, and group photos of each one.

Track Listing:

Volume One: Neon Heart Disease 1984-1998

  1. Dinosaur
  2. Thela Hun Ginjeet
  3. Red
  4. B'BOOM
  5. Thrak
  6. 1 ii 2
  7. Neurotica
  8. Indiscipline
  10. Coda: Marine 475
  11. Deception Of The Thrush
  12. Heavy ConstruKction
  13. Three Of A Perfect Pair
  14. Sleepless
  15. Elephant Talk

Volume Two: Fractured 1969-1996

  1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
  2. Ladies Of The Road
  3. A Man A City
  4. In The Court Of The Crimson King
  5. Fracture
  6. Easy Money
  7. Improv: Besancon
  8. The Talking Drum
  9. Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
  10. Starless

Cirkus is copyright 1999 Robert Fripp, exclusively licensed to Virgin Records Ltd.