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King Crimson: Eyes Wide Open
King Crimson Eyes Wide Open
Actors: King Crimson, Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Trey Gunn, Pat Mastelotto
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
NR     2003


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Actors: King Crimson, Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Trey Gunn, Pat Mastelotto
Genres: Music Video & Concerts
Sub-Genres: Pop, Rock & Roll
Studio: Sanctuary Records
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 10/07/2003
Release Year: 2003
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 2
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 4
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Powerful and Brilliant!
Russ Bellinger | Bradenton, Florida USA | 10/13/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Just from the very first moments of the "Introductory Soundscape" I had chills running down my spine! Then I was struck by the extraordinary beauty and power of this performance. This is the very best King Crimson concert ever put on video - hands down! Nobody else plays like these guys. They are absolutely brilliant. Robert Fripp will always be my all-time favorite musician. Incredible visual light show that enhances the music even more. Words just don't do these guys justice. This DVD is worth every penny! I rate this DVD with millions of stars!"
A Killer Show for Crim fans and newbies!!
Robert K. Sischka | Flagstaff, AZ USA | 11/23/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"King Crimson is and will always be a live band first and foremost. I first saw them over 30 years ago and have been amazed each and every time I have seen them play. The power in Robert Fripp & Co.'s music is when they play live. Their studio albums are great; however, seeing them live and watching them practice their art is what really draws you into their music. Once you see them perform live, you will forever remember in your mind the nuances you saw while they played each tune. This DVD is as close as you can get to a live Crim concert without being there. The video is a little grainy; however, there is usually smoke in the air at their concerts, so what you see is quite acceptable. The sound is OK in stereo; however, turn on the Digital 5.1 and prepare to be blown away! If you like recent Crim, these two shows will also provide you with a historical growth from 2000 to 2003 with the current four members of the band. If you are a fan of the '73/'74 power Crim (Fripp, Wetton, Bruford, et al)you will also find much to enjoy, especially in the 2003 Japan concert. If you are new to the band, this is a great place to see the modern performances of a band that helped define power rock and metal music. Robert Fripp is a musical genious and, if you watch closely, you will see that genious unfold again and again. This is, in my humble opinion, one of the strongest Crim lineups in the history of the band. Bruford may have been the best drummer they ever had and Tony Levin may have been the ultimate bass player; however, as a group, the four now together create a marvelous, well-oiled machine that shouldn't be missed. This is an essential Crim fan DVD and a good way for the newbie fan to get a taste of a classic, yet new and evolving, musical entity known as King Crimson."
Jeremy Hall | Lorain, OHIO USA | 06/09/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"i am an experienced guitarist of many years and record with professional equipment;therfore i am familiar with many guitar effects and a lot of the type of things crimson uses. i watched this very closely several times to see what the other review was refering to as overdubbed guitar solos of adrian, and i am confident that i have seen none. what i THINK the reviewer might be refering to are a few parts where adrian uses a reversing effect, in which everything you play is held in a processor's memory and reversed, then played a few miliseconds later. so you have to play a little bit ahead of the time signature, then what the viewer hears is a few seconds behind what your hands are doing. it takes a lot of skill to use this effect properly. this is not a trick or overdoub. it is a very common studio technique that is not often used live. i saw no evidence of any use of overdubbing. everything heard appeared by my experience to be played at the moment by one of the musicians on stage. i think this is an excellent dvd for any crimson fans and is fabulous material. they are vastly beyond most musicians in many ways, least of which being skill. i dont mean to contradict the other reviewer, but i am confident of what i say and i just wanted to offer my observation to others who might be deterred from this dvd because of such a thing. blessings, and enjoy =)"
The next best thing to seeing them live!
D. L. Worthing | Arundel, Maine United States | 01/05/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I saw King Crimson in Boston of March 2003,about a month before this concert was recorded in Japan.
This disc absolutely catches the spirit and sound of the legendary band.
The concert recorded was one of many performances the band made in Japan.
Each member was on.
With the talented Trey Gunn on touch-bass, Pat Mastelotto on drums, Adrian Belew on vocals and guitar, and last, but not least the elusive veteran guitarist and founding member of King Crimson, Robert Fripp, this lineup did not dissapoint.
Fripp opens the show with a little demonstration of his guitar playing talents. Playing various magical sounds with his guitar.
The band runs the gambit of playing various songs throughout their careers. They play many new tracks from their latest release; The Power to Believe to Construction of Light to their earliest days Larks' Tongues in Aspic; Part IV.
If you didn't see them live this last tour or haven't seen them perform in some time or at all this is a live disc to get.
It is for me an excellent momento of what I experienced and saw on that memorable night."