40th anniversary stereo mix by Steven Wilson and Robert Fripp of King Crimson’s sparkling 1982 release, Beat.
On 200g super-heavyweight vinyl for the first time. Mastered by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering from original studio masters.
Seven years after King Crimson had ‘ceased to exist’, King Crimson’s reinvention as a new quartet consisting of Robert Fripp, Bill Bruford, Adrian Belew and Tony Levin brought about a surprising new era, which delighted fans old and new.
Stylistically very different from the King Crimson of the 1970s, this new line-up incorporated rock with electronica, funk, pure pop, modern avant-garde, and a complex variety of musical textures and influences. The intricacies of the playing and details in the compositional style became a key influence on sub-genres such as math rock.
Beat was released eight months after Discipline and marked the first occasion where a KC line-up had remained intact for a two album stretch and the first album by the band to employ a separate producer, Rhett Davies.