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    Book - 'In The Court of King Crimson' (Revised Edition) coming in November

    Only at Burning Shed UK right now. Other outlets should follow suit soon.

    https://burningshed.com/store/kingcr...g-crimson_book

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    Quote Originally Posted by starless and bible black View Post
    Only at Burning Shed UK right now. Other outlets should follow suit soon.

    https://burningshed.com/store/kingcr...g-crimson_book
    Have the original. Suppose I need the update.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ytserush View Post
    Have the original. Suppose I need the update.
    I did. Bummer is that the shipping costs more than the book. Oh well.
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    ^^That is the reality of life in Canada, these days, sadly.

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    It will be offered for sale via DGMLive also. I heard details are coming....
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    Was the book rewritten by Steven Wilson ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorillclub View Post
    Was the book rewritten by Steven Wilson ?
    No, no. Don't be silly!

    Steven simply edited Sid's original text to his own tastes, and put stuff from Sid's rough draft back in. It truly reveals the spirit of the (original and flawed) book's intention.


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    I see what you did there.

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    In a nutshell, what are the extra bits and do they justify a rebuy?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gorillclub View Post
    Was the book rewritten by Steven Wilson ?
    haha! I was going to say 'has it been reprinted by Steven Wilson?' Oops, I just did.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steve983 View Post
    haha! I was going to say 'has it been reprinted by Steven Wilson?' Oops, I just did.
    He just remixed the Sound of the pages flipping...

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    I hope Wilson was able to use all the mayhem sound effects for the Fripp/Haskell 'battle sequence' in Lizard. Otherwise, what's the point of a 5.1 remix ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovecraft View Post
    In a nutshell, what are the extra bits and do they justify a rebuy?
    Well, first of all, many people have never been able to lay hands on the first version since it is out of print.

    Second of all, the original book came out years ago so the 2000’s have not been covered. Many of us are very intrigued at the reformation of the band and all the ins and outs of the recent past.

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    I remember it being reported that Sid had conducted a long interview with Fripp for this. Fripp’s participation to the original had been via e-mail (or blog posts) so hopefully there should be some of that at least. Maybe he’s also talked to Mel a bit more ? Then of course there’s the coverage of what’s happened since 2002...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gizmotron View Post
    Well, first of all, many people have never been able to lay hands on the first version since it is out of print.

    Second of all, the original book came out years ago so the 2000’s have not been covered. Many of us are very intrigued at the reformation of the band and all the ins and outs of the recent past.
    Lovecraft (just like me) asked if there's something to justify a rebuy, so only your second thought is valid.
    The 2000's brought about 354 live-CD's (oh, wait, 355.... - still counting) and 1 studio-album if I'm correct (The Power To Believe) + A Scarcity Of Miracles, so it will be very much about the reformation, not a lot about new music. So I think I pass on this one.

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    Thanks.

    Nothing here to justify another purchase for me.

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    I missed it the first time around, so I'll be buying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovecraft View Post
    Nothing here to justify another purchase for me.
    Who can say for sure at this point ? (Not talking about you specifically of course, just anyone who bought the original.)

    Maybe Sid has significantly reworked/added to the existing chapters, not merely updated the story to 2019. I haven't really read anything that clarifies this.

    What exactly WOULD justify re-purchasing the book for you ?
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    I've been waiting on this for literally years having missed out on the original
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    Quote Originally Posted by lovecraft View Post
    Thanks.

    Nothing here to justify another purchase for me.
    In addition to revisions to the original, another 20 years (well, almost) of history? I'm looking forward to reading it, even though I've still got my copy of the original.
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    Quote Originally Posted by calyx View Post
    Maybe Sid has significantly reworked/added to the existing chapters, not merely updated the story to 2019. I haven't really read anything that clarifies this.
    The description on the Burning Shed page, says: "Long out of print and double the size of its predecessor, the book includes material from King Crimson’s archives plus much previously unpublished material."
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    Quote Originally Posted by sphinx View Post
    The description on the Burning Shed page, says: "Long out of print and double the size of its predecessor, the book includes material from King Crimson’s archives plus much previously unpublished material."
    Thanks. That should be helpful to those still on the fence !
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    Quote Originally Posted by calyx View Post
    Who can say for sure at this point ? (Not talking about you specifically of course, just anyone who bought the original.)

    Maybe Sid has significantly reworked/added to the existing chapters, not merely updated the story to 2019. I haven't really read anything that clarifies this.

    What exactly WOULD justify re-purchasing the book for you ?
    Oh I'd definitely reconsider if there turns out to be substantially more 69-74 material. Not fussed about anything after that.

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    Plus, it comes with a postcard signed by Sid Smith himself! I mean, if that isn't worth an upgrade...

    I never got the original, so I definitely want it.

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    I came across it at Book Depository at a great delivered price of $29.95 Canadian. At that price I ordered.

    https://www.bookdepository.com/Court...0632574&sr=1-1

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