King Crimson Starless And Bible Black CD/DVD-A (40th Anniversary)
40th Anniversary CD/DVD-Audio Includes 5.1 Surround Mixes!
Mixed From Original Studio Masters by Steve Wilson!
Starless and Bible Black is a classic 1974 release by King Crimson containing
many satires and commentaries on the materialism of society. Several songs were
recorded live in concert with the applause edited out. The only songs recorded
entirely in the studio were "The Great Deceiver" and "Lament".
The phrase "Starless and bible black" is a quotation from the poet Dylan
Thomas's play, Under Milk Wood.
The classic album has been mixed for 5.1 Surround Sound from the original studio
masters by Steven Wilson (Porcupine Tree) & is fully approved by Crimson founder
The CD features a completely new stereo album mix by Robert Fripp & Steven
Wilson. The CD also features extra tracks, some previously unreleased, including
the full version of The Law of Maximum Distress/The Mincer improv, a 1973 live
version of Dr. Diamond (always popular live but never recorded by the band in
the studio) & a restored audio bootleg recording of the extremely rare,
performed once only, "Guts On My Side".
The DVD-Audio (compatible with all DVD players & DVD Rom players) features a 5.1
DTS Mix and High Resolution Stereo Mixes (24bit/48kHz).
DVD-A players can, additionally, access a 5.1 Lossless audio mix and Lossless
Stereo mixes (24bit/96kHz). DVD-A features both the original album mix and the
new album mix in High Resolution stereo. The DVD-A also features video footage
of Easy Money and an improv from New York'
s Central Park, 1973.
Also found on the DVD-A are a number of audio extras including the extra tracks
featured on the CD, further live recordings all in high resolution audio + radio
edits of "The Night Watch" from the USA & original radio adverts from 1973.
Presented as a 2 x digi-pack format in a slipcase with new diary entries by
Robert Fripp made during the mastering session for the album & new sleeve notes
by King Crimson biographer Sid Smith along with rare photos & archive material.
• 40th Anniversary CD plus DVD-A
• NTSC, Region 0
• Digi-pack in slipcase
• New diary entries by Robert Fripp from the mastering session
• New sleeve notes by biographer Sid Smith
• Rare photos
• Archive material
Exclusive DVD-A Material:
• Full Album DVD-A
• MLP Lossless 5.1 24-bit/96kHz Surround Sound DVD-Audio
• MLP Lossless 2.0 24-bit/96kHz Stereo DVD-Audio
• DTS 5.1 24-bit/48kHz Digital Surround DVD-Audio & DVD Video
• LPCM 2.0 24-bit/48kHz Stereo DVD-Audio & DVD Video
• DVD-A is compatible with all DVD players & DVD Rom players
• DVD contains first generation film footage live in Central Park NY, 1973, plus almost an hour's worth of high resolution audio extras including the debut disc release for the performed once only song Guts On My Side
CD - 2011 Stereo Mix:
1. The Great Deceiver
3. We'll Let You Know
4. The Night Watch
6. The Mincer
7. Starless & Bible Black
9. The Law of Maximum Distress: Part 1
10. Improv: The Mincer
11. The Law of Maximum Distress: Part 2
12. Dr. Diamond (Live, June 23rd 1973)
13. Guts On My Side (Live, March 19th 1974)
DVD - Audio Content:
Orginal Album remixed in MLP Lossless 5.1 Surround, DTS 5.1 Digital Surround
Original album mix (30th Anniversary Edition)
2011 Stereo Album Mix in MLP Lossless Stereoo (24/96), PCM Stereo 2.0 (24/48)
Live in Zurich and Additional Tracks in PCM Stereo 2.0 (24/48)
Video Content (Audio mono)
1. Easy Money
2. Fragged Dusty Wall Carpet