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Classic DVD Review: King Crimson | Eyes Wide Open

Enjoy a pair of killer live shows from guitar hero Fripp and his early-2000s Krim.

This came out in 2004 – or at least that’s when I got it. Here’s what I said about it back then (with some minor editing):


This killer set delivers not one, but two full gigs from prog-rock guitar legend Robert Fripp and his latest reconstituted lineup of King Crimson, featuring guitarist frontman Adrian Belew and the crack rhythm section of Trey Gunn and Pat Mastelotto.

Krim purists and old-school diehards may quibble over set lists dominated by recent works — you won’t find 21st Century Schizoid Man or Elephant Talk on these discs — but it’s almost impossible not to be won over by the stellar musicianship of Level Five and ConstruKction of Light, not to mention the playful brilliance of Zen rockers like Happy With What You Have to Be Happy With. So be happy.