DGM & Panegyric are proud to present the seventh in a series of King Crimson high quality vinyl reissues with the September release of “USA”. The album’s return to the 12” vinyl format is newly cut from masters approved by Robert Fripp. Manufactured on 200 gram super-heavyweight vinyl & housed in a reprint of the original sleeve. The first pressing run of this edition also contains bonus MP3 codes giving access to a download of a transfer of an original 1975 pressing. Demand for King Crimson vinyl has rarely been higher & this reissue coincides with the band’s Lengthiest tour for more than a decade USA wurde gegen Ende der letzten King Crimson Tour der 70er Jahre im Juni 1974 aufgenommen. Tracklist: Side 1: 1 Larks’ Tongues in Aspic Part II 2 Lament 3 Exiles Side 2: 1 Asbury Park 2 Easy Money 3 21st Century Schizoid Man || David Cross: Violin and Keyboards Robert Fripp: Guitar and Mellotron John Wetton: Bass and Voice William Bruford: Percussives USA was recorded towards the end of King Crimson’s final US tour of the 70s in June 1974. It was issued as an epitaph for the band in Spring 1975 as a single album – at a time when doubles or even triple live albums were more considered the norm for live releases. Deleted towards the end of the vinyl era in the mid-80s, it remained unreleased in the CD era until an expanded edition was finally issued in October 2002. In common with much of Crimson’s output, it was not well received at the time by critics, though its critical reputation grew immeasurably in the intervening years to the point where a review of the ‘21st Century Guide to King Crimson’ boxed set in 2004 identified the album as the point “…where Fripp maps out the guitar blueprint for the entire post-punk movement.” If that claim sounds somewhat exaggerated, a casual listen to the opening minutes of the album – where the sonic assault of ‘Larks’ II’ – provides ample evidence to back up the claim. . The reputation of the 1972/1974 King Crimson line-ups is now revered by critics and fans alike, with the material so sought after that it can justify entire boxed sets of performances by this line-up. USA, however, was the first official live recording of this band at its most powerful.