Comments for The Dork Report http://www.thedorkreport.com Thinking out loud about movies, music, and design. Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:20:49 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=3.8.3 Comment on The Art of King Crimson’s In the Court of the Crimson King by Chad Ossman http://www.thedorkreport.com/king-crimson-in-the-court-of-the-crimson-king/#comment-48815 Wed, 19 Feb 2014 04:20:49 +0000 http://www.thedorkreport.com/?p=4041#comment-48815 Hi, and thanks for your comment.

If you want to identify your records, check out Discogs.com:

http://www.discogs.com/King-Crimson-In-The-Court-Of-The-Crimson-King/master/406634

Your Island Records copy is most likely from the UK, and the Philips edition might be from France or Australia. I’m not sure about any differences between those, but I do know that every edition released after 2004 are taken from the original master tapes (which had been lost for quite some time).

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Comment on The Art of King Crimson’s In the Court of the Crimson King by Gumada http://www.thedorkreport.com/king-crimson-in-the-court-of-the-crimson-king/#comment-48814 Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:46:07 +0000 http://www.thedorkreport.com/?p=4041#comment-48814 Hi! I’ve read your excellent “Art of King Crimson” Post and I have a question to ask you. I get two copies of the record. First is a Philips edit and the other an Island edit. The duration on each record is different. Some tracks on the Island one are more longer. I heard somewhere that after the first issue of the record, distortions appear due to a bad recorder. So Peter Fripp correct them and a second issue came. Do you know if the first edition is the shorter or the longer. Thanks for your answer and excuse me for my very bad english. Regards.

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Comment on The Art of King Crimson’s In the Court of the Crimson King by Gumada http://www.thedorkreport.com/king-crimson-in-the-court-of-the-crimson-king/#comment-48813 Mon, 17 Feb 2014 12:43:18 +0000 http://www.thedorkreport.com/?p=4041#comment-48813 Hi! I’ve read your excellent “Art of King Crimson” Post and I have a question to ask you. I get two copies of the record. First is a Philips edit and the other an Island edit. The duration on each record is different. Some tracks on the Island one are more longer. I heard somewhere that after the first issue of the record, distortions appear due to a bad recorder. So Peter Fripp correct them and a second issue came. Do you know if the first edition is the shorter or the longer. Thanks for your answer and excuse me for my very bad english. Regards.

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Comment on The George A. Romero Zombie Cycle Part 5: Diary of the Dead by Lou.S http://www.thedorkreport.com/the-george-a-romero-zombie-cycle-part-5-diary-of-the-dead/#comment-48811 Mon, 20 Jan 2014 12:23:32 +0000 http://www.thedorkreport.com/?p=1628#comment-48811 The only good thing about diary is it almost made Land look good, almost.

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Comment on Albums That Broke My Heart: Sea Change by Beck by LDT http://www.thedorkreport.com/albums-that-broke-my-heart-sea-change-beck/#comment-48806 Tue, 12 Nov 2013 09:41:52 +0000 http://www.thedorkreport.com/?p=4110#comment-48806 I LOVE THIS ALBUM!
It’s some of his best work and was dismissed by many because it wasn’t “funny”. Beautiful, sad songs that provided me with a perfect sound track for the hard days of 2002.

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Comment on John Adams by C E Mammeraad http://www.thedorkreport.com/john-adams/#comment-48805 Sun, 13 Oct 2013 01:11:39 +0000 http://www.thedorkreport.com/?p=902#comment-48805 The series is nonetheless a seriously accurate portrayal overall, and while the book’s author was retained by Hanks et al, he spoke highly of the series’ accuracy to the big picture of Revolutionary/Colonial America. The series is a helpful primer of the period for those interested in Colonial American history. The case materials of the infamous Boston Massacre and other cases are available from Harvard University Press. Great primer for the common law as well as statutory and case law of the period. It’s all remarkably fascinating this period of Americana.

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Comment on Doctor Who and The Rings of Akhaten: Imagine There’s No Religion by dschram http://www.thedorkreport.com/doctor-who-the-rings-of-akhaten/#comment-48804 Sat, 12 Oct 2013 11:41:51 +0000 http://www.thedorkreport.com/?p=4094#comment-48804 Actually one of my favourite episodes (didn’t it get the most hits on BBC iPlayer?). I loved the vocal music (Who does need more vocal music). This episodes illustrates a religion based on fear. They were so afraid of the old god that they fed him memories to keep him asleep (needed to stay dreaming?). In fact don’t forget the Silence, a religious order/movement based on fear of the Doctor (who they seem to regard as some sort of demigod). Instead of no religion/belief (which technically I don’t think is possible) how about a religion based on love instead of fear?

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Comment on King Crimson Album Art: A Band With No Logo by Tom Ace http://www.thedorkreport.com/king-crimson-logo/#comment-48790 Fri, 13 Sep 2013 04:02:41 +0000 http://www.thedorkreport.com/?p=4153#comment-48790 “Larks’ Tongues in Aspic and Star­less and Bible Black both fea­tured a con­sis­tent sans-serif typo­graphic style on their back cov­ers.”

It’s serif type on those covers, not sans-serif.

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Comment on King Crimson Album Art: A Band With No Logo by Layne http://www.thedorkreport.com/king-crimson-logo/#comment-48789 Thu, 12 Sep 2013 18:04:43 +0000 http://www.thedorkreport.com/?p=4153#comment-48789 I believe it was Peter Banks who designed the logo that appears on Yes’ eponymous 1969 release.

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Comment on The Art of King Crimson’s The Power to Believe by Mar http://www.thedorkreport.com/king-crimson-power-to-believe/#comment-48673 Fri, 31 May 2013 20:37:39 +0000 http://www.thedorkreport.com/?p=4121#comment-48673 Wonderful work and a very smart decision to use PJ Crook (by Robert Fripp). I feel the cover certainly depicts the times we live in.

Thanks for your well informed article. In an era where album art is nearly extinct (see David Bowie’s new album cover), it’s much appreciated.

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