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King Crimson - USA album

King Crimson - USA album
  • Performer King Crimson
  • Title USA
  • Date of release 1975
  • Country UK
  • Style Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock
  • Other formats VOC FLAC AAC AA DMF AUD MOD
  • Genre Rock
  • Size MP3 1735 mb
  • Size FLAC 1904 mb
  • Rating: 4.8
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USA is a live album by the English band King Crimson, released in 1975. It was mostly recorded at the Casino, Asbury Park, New Jersey, on 28 June 1974. The exceptions are track 7, which was recorded at the Palace Theatre, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, on 30 June 1974, and Eddie Jobson's overdubs on tracks 2, 3 and 7, which were recorded in a studio. Live recording was performed by George Chkiantz and David Hewitt on the Record Plant NY Remote Truck.

King Crimson ‎– USA. Label: Discipline Global Mobile ‎– KCSP12, Panegyric ‎– KCSP12. Series: King Crimson 40th Anniversary Series –. Format: CD, Album, Reissue DVD, Compilation, Stereo, NTSC All Media, Remastered, Digipak. Comes in a 2 digipack with a slipcase. Booklet contains sleeve notes by Robert Fripp & King Crimson biographer Sid Smith along with rare photos and archive material.

Earthbound (King Crimson album). Earthbound is a live album by the band King Crimson, released in 1972 as a budget record shortly after the line-up that recorded it had broken up. It contains the band's first official live release of their signature song "21st Century Schizoid Man", and an extended live version of their 1970 non-LP B-side "Groon". It also contains two improvised tracks with scat vocals from Boz Burrell.

As Robert Fripp had done with King Crimson's first live LP, Earthbound (1972), USA is a single-disc concert package documenting the quartet during its 1974 swing through North America. As with its predecessor, USA was also issued as a sonic cenotaph of the concurrently defunct Krim. So insistent that the band would not be resurrected, Fripp concluded the LP's liner notes at the time with another three-letter epitaph: ".

Red (King Crimson album). For other albums called Red, see Red (disambiguation). Also, unlike previous King Crimson albums, Red features extensive use of guitar overdubs. Later albums lacked acoustic guitar entirely and reverted to a minimum of overdubs (perhaps partly because every lineup of the band after this included two guitarists). The fourth track on the album, "Providence", was recorded live at Palace Theatre, Providence, Rhode Island, USA, on 30 June 1974, and is the album's only live recording.

By: King Crimson (1975, Rock). More albums from King Crimson: BBC College Concert Series by King Crimson. The Collectors’ King Crimson (Volume Five) by King Crimson. The Collectable King Crimson Volume One (Live In Mainz, 1974, Live In Asbury Park, 1974) by King Crimson. Larks’ Tongues In Aspic by King Crimson. THRAK by King Crimson. Absent Lovers (Live In Montreal 1984) by King Crimson. Earthbound by King Crimson. Vivre Comme Ça by King Crimson. View all albums . USA. By: King Crimson (1975, Rock). 1. Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Part II.

Live album by King Crimson. Larks' Tongues in Aspic Part II. Lament. Easy Money No Pussyfooting. 21st Century Schizoid Man. Fracture. 21st Century Schizoid Man recorded live in Providence, June 30, 1974. All other songs recorded live in Asbury Park, June 28, 1974. David Cross – violin and keyboards.

LP (12" album, 33 rpm), Import. King Crimson Format: Vinyl. Only 3 left in stock (more on the way). Only 20 left in stock (more on the way).

Tracklist Hide Credits

A1 Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part II
Written-By – Fripp*
A2 Lament
Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
A3 Exiles
Written-By – Cross*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
B1 Asbury Park
Written-By – Bruford*, Cross*, Wetton*, Fripp*
B2 Easy Money
Written-By – Wetton*, Palmer-James*, Fripp*
B3 21st Century Schizoid Man
Written-By – Lake*, McDonald*, Giles*, Sinfield*, Fripp*

Companies, etc.

  • Marketed By – Asociación Fonográfica Nacional - "Asfona" M.R.
  • Distributed By – Asociación Fonográfica Nacional - "Asfona" M.R.
  • Produced For – E.G. Records


  • Bass, Vocals – John Wetton
  • Engineer – George Chkiantz
  • Guitar, Mellotron – Robert Fripp
  • Percussion – Bill Bruford
  • Photography – Willie Christie
  • Piano – Eddie Jobson (tracks: A2)
  • Sleeve – Nicholas De Ville
  • Typography – Bob Bowkett, C.C.S.*
  • Violin – Eddie Jobson (tracks: A1, B3)
  • Violin, Keyboards – David Cross


A Crimson Production for E.G. Records.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (A side runout): SD-18136-A
  • Matrix / Runout (B side runout): SD-18136-B

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
ILPS 9316, ILPS.9316 King Crimson USA ‎(LP, Album) Island Records, Island Records ILPS 9316, ILPS.9316 UK 1975
2J 062-98098, MT4200 King Crimson USA ‎(LP, Album, TP) Island Records, Island Records 2J 062-98098, MT4200 Greece 1975
IEZP-61 King Crimson USA ‎(CD, Album, RE, HQC + DVD-V, Comp, NTSC + Ltd, RM, ) WHD Entertainment, Inc., Discipline Global Mobile, Panegyric IEZP-61 Japan 2013
23 10 523 King Crimson USA ‎(LP, Album, RE) Polydor 23 10 523 Spain 1979
P-8565A King Crimson USA ‎(LP, Album, Promo) Atlantic P-8565A Japan 1975