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KING CRIMSON

Happy With What / Level Five / Elektrik

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3CD (pre-order)

Expected Release: 26th Nov 2021

£12.99


Released at the end of 2002, “Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With”: Featuring mostly short tracks this song-centred mini-album acted as an appetiser for ‘The Power To Believe’ (2003) in much the same way that the mini-album ‘VROOOM’ preceded and anticipated ‘THRAK in the mid-1990s.

Recorded a year earlier, ‘Level Five’ (2001), was issued as a tour CD and only available to concert attendees, with subsequent limited editions available from the band’s website and in Japan before being released more widely in 2008. A live album consisting of three lengthy previously unrecorded instrumentals alongside ‘The ConstruKction Of Light’ and ‘Deception Of The Thrush’ plus what was, originally, a hidden bonus track is a wonderful document of that line-up’s live power. A further example of that live power came with “EleKtriK” - With ‘The Power To Believe’ released and greeted enthusiastically by fans and critics alike, King Crimson spent much of the next four months of 2003 performing the material with lengthy tours of the USA, Japan and Europe. One of the Japanese concerts was filmed and recorded for DVD release. Crimson delivered in abundance on that particular tour with John Bungey of The Times calling it “.. their best live set” since the band had re-emerged in 1994. Japanese fans demanded a live CD release of the DVD concert recording and EleKtriK (2003), the stereo audio mix of the material was issued exclusively for that market initially prior to a wider release.

Happy With What / Level Five / Elektrik

Tracklist

  1. Bude
  2. Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With
  3. Bude II
  4. Mie Gakure
  5. She Shudders
  6. Eyes Wide Open (acoustic version)
  7. ShoGaNai
  8. I Ran
  9. Potato Pie
  10. Larks’ Tongues In Aspic: Part IV
  11. Clouds
  12. Einstein’s Relatives
  13. Dangerous Curves
  14. Level Five
  15. Virtuous Circle
  16. The ConstruKction Of Light
  17. The Deception Of The Thrush
  18. Improv: ProjeKct X
  19. Introductory Soundscape
  20. The Power To Believe I: A Cappella
  21. Level Five
  22. ProzaKc Blues
  23. EleKtriK
  24. Happy With What You Have To Be Happy With
  25. One Time
  26. Facts Of Life
  27. The Power To Believe II: Power Circle
  28. Dangerous Curves
  29. Larks’ Tongues In Aspic: Part IV
  30. The World’s My Oyster Soup Kitchen Floor Wax Museum