King Crimson Discography Now Available for Streaming
After resisting the streaming movement for several years, King Crimson’s entire studio discography is now available on Apple Music and will be available on Spotify in June. The news was shared in a CNBC article that featured an interview with the band’s manager, David Singleton.
“An increasing number of music lovers use [streaming services] as their main way of finding and enjoying music,” Singleton said. “Therefore, quite simply, the music needs to be there.”
The band, which released their first album 50 years ago, is one of the last bands from the classic era of rock to join the services. They are also one of the most influential. Helmed by guitarist Robert Fripp, King Crimson’s many lineups always included top talents. The bass roster is a who’s who of bass legends: Greg Lake, John Wetton, Gordon Haskell, Boz Burrell, Trey Gunn, and Tony Levin.
Apple Music hosts the band’s studio albums and official live releases, though they will continue to sell live recordings and “official bootlegs” through the DGM Live website. Their latest release is a recently rediscovered soundboard recording called Live In Newcastle December 8, 1972, which captures the band shortly they recorded Larks’ Tongues in Aspic. The band at that time includes Wetton, Fripp, Bill Bruford, David Cross, and Jamie Muir.