King Crimson / In The Court of the Crimson King 3CD+blu-ray

50th anniversary reissue of the seminal debut • 2019 Steven Wilson mixes in 5.1 and stereo • New 2LP vinyl also available

King Crimson‘s 1969 debut album In The Court of the Crimson King is to be reissued as a Blu-ray+3CD edition and a double vinyl set, for its 50th anniversary.

The blu-ray features an enormous amount of content, including all new 2019 stereo and 5.1 mixes by Steven Wilson (at 24/96 resolution), the original mix (the ‘master edition’) also at 24/96, a complete alternate version of the album comprising 2019 Steven Wilson mixes, 2019 instrumental mixes and more. This blu-ray is all-region and playable on all drives.

The three CDs in the box set feature the new 2019 Steven Wilson stereo mix, an exapanded edition of the alternate album in the blu-ray and the original master edition of the 1969 mix plus additional tracks. Full track listings and details below.

In terms of packaging the four discs are presented into two card gatefold sleeves which sit alongside a booklet within a rigid exterior slipcase. New sleeve-notes by King Crimson biographer Sid Smith feature in the booklet.

The 50th anniversary double vinyl edition of In The Court of the Crimson King features Steven Wilson’s new 2019 stereo mix on the first record with the alternate album with tracks mixed by Wilson and David Singleton. These are pressed on 200g vinyl and have been cut by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering from original 24/96 high-resolution source files.

Also, the artwork for both Bluray/CD and vinyl has been derived from the original paintings and has been meticulously restored.

Note, all material on this blu-ray+3CD package will feature on the forthcoming Complete 1969 Sessions – the eighth boxed set in the series documenting King Crimson’s studio & live recordings from 1969 onwards.

In The Court of the Crimson King is reissued on 25 October 2019, via Panegyric.

Bullet point summary:

  • Blu-Ray features a complete alternate album comprising 2019 mixes by Steven Wilson including a much extended duo version of ‘I Talk to The Wind’, a June 19th version of ‘The Court of the Crimson King’ from the band’s final day at Morgan studios in June 1969, an isolated voice dominant version of ‘Epitaph’ & a version of ‘21st Century Schizoid Man’ which combines the Morgan studios instrumental with Greg Lake vocals from Wessex studios and August 2019 overdubs by Mel Collins & Jakko Jakszyk – the latter two mixed by David Singleton.
  • A further album’s worth of additional material drawn from studio takes – much of it mixed by Steven Wilson & including extracts from the ‘wind session’ that produced the intro to 21CSM in stereo for the first time, the single a/b sides of the album title track drawn, for the first time since on disc, from the original master tapes & more are also included.
  • The Blu-Ray is completed by a set of 2019 instrumental mixes and the surviving fragment of black & white footage from Hyde Park in 1969
  • This set marks the first appearance of the album on Blu-Ray completing the availability of all King Crimson studio albums on the format.
  • CD1 presents the album in its 2019 stereo mix – along with the 2019 instrumental takes (with ‘Moonchild’ edited to song length)
  • CD2 presents an expanded edition of the alternate album from the Blu-Ray
  • CD3 features the original master edition of the 1969 mix plus additional tracks

Blu-Ray NTSC, Zone ABC, playable on all BD players & drives

DTS-HD MA 5.1 & LPCM 5.1/DTS-HD MA Stereo & LPCM 24/96

2019 5.1 mixes

1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
2. I Talk to the Wind
3. Epitaph
4. Moonchild
5. The Court of the Crimson King

Additional track

6. I Talk to the Wind (duo version)

Mixed by Steven Wilson

Original Master Edition

1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
2. I Talk to the Wind
3. Epitaph
4. Moonchild
5. The Court of the Crimson King

Produced by King Crimson

Alternate Album

1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
2. I Talk to the Wind
3.  I Talk to the Wind
4. Epitaph
5. Epitaph
6. Moonchild
7. The Court of the Crimson King

Notes re above
1. Morgan studios June 1969 take with Greg Lake vocal overdubs from Wessex August 1969  & Mel Collins & Jakko Jakszyk August 2019 overdubs
2. Alternate 2019 mix
3. Duo version, full length master, 2019 mix
4. Vocals isolated/highlighted, 2019 mix
5. Alt take – 2019 mix
6. Take 1, 2019 mix
7. Morgan studios, June 1969 take, 2019 mix

Mixed by Steven Wilson except 1, 4 mixed by David Singleton

Additional material

1. Wind Session (2019 stereo mix)
2. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Trio version, 2019 mix)
3. I Talk to the Wind (Studio run through, 2019 mix)
4. Epitaph (Backing track, 2019 mix)
5. Moonchild (Album edit, 2009 mix)
6. The Court of the Crimson King (Take 3, 2009 mix)
7. 21st Century Schizoid Man (Morgan studios take, June 1969)
8. The Court of the Crimson King (part 1) (Single a-side, 1969)
9. The Court of the Crimson King (part 2) (Single b-side, 1969)

Mixed by Steven Wilson 1 – 6, Mixed by King Crimson 7 – 9

2019 Instrumental mixes

1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
2. I Talk to the Wind
3. Epitaph
4. Moonchild
5. The Court of the Crimson King

Mixed by Steven Wilson

Video: 21csm extract Hyde Park 1969

CD 1   2019 stereo mixes & instrumental mixes

  1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
  2. I Talk to the Wind
  3. Epitaph
  4. Moonchild
  5. The Court of the Crimson King
  6. 21st Century Schizoid Man
  7. I Talk to the Wind
  8. Epitaph
  9. Moonchild (edit)
  10. The Court of the Crimson King

1 – 10 mixed by Steven Wilson

CD2 Alternate Album, expanded edition

1. Wind Session (Wind Session, 2019 stereo mix)
2. 21st Century Schizoid Man
3. I Talk to the Wind
4. I Talk to the Wind
5. Epitaph
6. Epitaph
7. Moonchild
8. The Court of the Crimson King
9. 21st Century Schizoid Man

Notes re above

1.  Wind Session, 2019 stereo mix
2. Morgan studios June 1969 take with Greg Lake vox overdubs from Wessex August 1969 & Mel Collins/Jakko Jakszyk August 2019 overdubs
3. Alternate 2019 mix
4. Duo version, full length master, 2019 mix
5. Vocals isolated/highlighted, 2019 mix
6. Alt take – 2019 mix
7. Take 1, 2019 mix
8. Morgan studios, June 1969 take, 2019 mix
9. Trio version, 2019 mix

Mixed by Steven Wilson except 2, 5 mixed by David Singleton

CD3 Original Master Edition, expanded

1 21st Century Schizoid Man
2. I Talk to the Wind
3. Epitaph
4. Moonchild
5. The Court of the Crimson King
6. 21st Century Schizoid Man
7. I Talk to the Wind
8. Epitaph
9. The Court of the Crimson King (single a side)
10. The Court of the Crimson King (single b side)

1 to 5   Original master edition produced by King Crimson
Mastered by Simon Heyworth
6. Morgan studios instrumental take, 1969, produced by King Crimson
7. studio run through, 2019 mix by Steven Wilson
8. Backing track, 2019 mix by Steven Wilson
9/10. Original single master

In The Court of the Crimson King 2LP vinyl

LP 1: 2019 mixes

Side A

1 21st Century Schizoid Man
2 I Talk to the Wind
3 Epitaph 

Side B

4 Moonchild

5 The Court of the Crimson King

Mixed by Steven Wilson

LP2: The Alternate Album

Side C

1 21st Century Schizoid Man
2 I Talk to the Wind
3 Epitaph           

Side D

1 Epitaph
2 Moonchild
3 The Court of the Crimson King
4 21st Century Schizoid Man

Side C1, D1 mixed by David Singleton, 2019
All other tracks mixed by Steven Wilson, 2019

Side C notes

1 Morgan studios June 1969 take with Greg Lake vocal overdubs from Wessex August 1969 & Jakko Jakszyk/Mel Collins August 2019 overdubs
2 Alternate 2019 mix
3 Alt. take – 2019 mix

Side D notes

1 Vocals isolated/highlighted, 2019 mix
2 Take 1, 2019 mix
3 Morgan studios, June 1969 take, 2019 mix
4 Trio version, 2019 mix

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Chris O'Callaghan

This 50th mix is amazing, particularly given what is a disappointment with The Rolling Stones’ 50th of “Let it Bleed” that pales alongside the Pure Audio Blu-Ray edition….. I’m not a big King Crimson fan but this is astonishing with its crispness, clarity and balance. And a really good price too…..


Are there any new details about the 1969 boxset release date?


Release date (box-set) also rescheduled?

José Luis Arabito

I think they are only in it for the money; it’s the Same stuff you can find in the 5 cds version

peter chrisp

thanks Paul have just ordered King Crimson’s box set appreciative.

Mark T

for those complaining about the 1969 sessions ‘delay’ maybe, just maybe, after the flak they got for the mastering balls up on ‘heaven and earth’, they’re dotting their I’s and crossing their T’s, so that we get great product.
I’m happy to wait for it.

Woodsey Niles


Have you heard anything more about the King Crimson “1969 Complete Sessions” box? All I’ve heard is a vaguely tentative release date of Oct 25 but there is nothing on Amazon or DGM or any of their affiliates about it. I’m afraid that it will sell out on the one day I don’t check for updates. Ditto for the Sid Smith ITCOTCK updated book.


what do you think we will find in the “complete 1969 recordings”? same of the 2010 super deluxe edition? or different/more/less stuff?

Woodsey Niles

There’s supposed to be a lot of between takes chit-chat which would lend us a peek into the KC recording process. There was a recent big article on KC in Forbes that you can Google easily that tells us more than KC has. Also supposed to be a large book. I don’t know if it’s the updated Sid Smith book or not.

Charles M

What? no cassette! I have the original pre-recorded cassette from 1969, and still sounds fantastic! LOL

Mathew Lauren

I read some interesting comments over the weekend about this release.

My $.02 here (and understanding) is that the draw concerning this SDE offering is that SW is getting a 2nd bite at the 5.1 apple on Blu-ray (10 years on from the 40e DVD-A) at the 50e mark AND at an affordable (3cd/5.1 Blu), SDE price!

(Maybe SW will get the same opportunity for Tull’s “TAAB” 5.1 @ the 50e mark – Tull multi-hybrid 5.1 SACD/Blu-ray combo booksets, anyone?)

Anyway, the draw here with KC’s “ITCotCK” is a newly RM & re-remixed 24/96 5.1 presentation of this album @50e on Blu-ray — and quite a great deal, at that!

This is an automatic buy for me.

Wayne Olsen

Ordered on SDE along with the Lilacs and the Dukes. Take that, Amazon!


Think I’ll pass on this and wait for the Ai-Wilson Remastered Remaster of the 2019 Remaster that’s scheduled for the 75th Anniversary . . .


By 50th anniversary, can they finally create slightly different cover to make it more interesting? At least, make it yellow or smth…


As an aside, are there albums with uglier covers than this to have achieved such iconic status? The cover is so hard to look at. But my words get carried away…


I agree. But when you see the cover image, you immediately know the album associated. Success!


I will wait for the complete 1969 boxset, its my favorite album of all time so I will get the larger box. (Btw is there any information on when this boxset will be released?)


My call too, I gave wanted the In the court.. Box for a while but never managed to get it at a reasonable price. I will wait for the 1969 box…


It will be the 1969 box set for me unless there’s a paucity of new material compared to the 2009 box, and what’s been made available on other stand alone releases.

I have all the KC boxes excepting ‘Heaven & Earth’, and that only as I haven’t got around to it as yet, and they remain in my humble opinion the benchmark for re-issues of this type, both in terms of content and cost. Living half an hour away from Burning Shed also helps in that I don’t have to worry about postal costs!!


So these are brand new mixes and not just a BR re-issue of the previous Steven Wilson mixes?


When is the 10th anniversary of the 40th anniversary going to be released? Or better yet, the 20th anniversary of the 30th anniversary edition? I am so chuffed for the 1st anniversary edition of the 40th anniversary edition of “The Power to Believe” next year. Sorry. In a pissy mood. I just don’t have time to listen to everything I have purchased during the past 35 years or so. If I bought this, I might get around to listening to it when I’m 93 or so. I’m done. Thank you.

Stuart Ansell

At the risk of not lightening your mood, but in the spirit of genuine curiosity, what is your actual complaint?

Is it that you’ve bought more music than you have time to listen to, and that time is finite? (In which case I’m sure we can all sympathise, the sands of time are inexorable and relentless) Or that this release is extraneous to your purchasing needs? (In which case fine, don’t buy it).

Sorry you’re having a bad day, hope tomorrow is a better one.


Thanks, Stuart. Upon reflection, I think I am more frustrated with my own ocd completist tendencies. I do want this, but I can’t justify or rationalize getting it. There is just so much music to listen to, and albums that are rereleased over and over…I just wonder when will the final definitive release happen for some of these albums? And yet I am pulled toward buying all of them. When do I say, “The version I have is good enough?” Do I really need to purchase this again? I am not faulting the artist or the record company because, it’s true, I DON’T have to buy it. I think many of us who visit this site might be in the same boat. We love deluxe editions, and don’t know when to say when. Perhaps we have somewhat of a hoarder mentality? Someone should do a study of the psychology of people who love music and buy multiple editions of the same thing. I can’t even say that I love KC, but I find their music compelling, challenging, fascinating, and sometimes confusing. But that is what I love about music in general. It touches my soul, yet it can hit me on a purely cerebral way, too. So I guess you could say that I am complaining about my own tendencies. Here is what I have preordered in the last month: Grateful Dead big box, Abbey Road super, Cure 40th bluray super, a-ha x 2, Replacements, Prince, and more that I may have forgotten. Dylan bootleg will probably be next if it comes. Want R.E.M., xtc, Lilac Time. I love this stuff, but I have listened to maybe 5% of it. Not enough time. What happened to the days of buying 1 album and listening to it until every note was memorized? And where do I store everything? But I love reading the liner notes, am fascinated by the history and career trajectories of the artists, and enjoy having a massive library of songs to dig into when I so desire. I have gone on for too long.

And now to preorder that new Neil Young even though I have yet to listen to the last 10 albums he has released that are sitting in a box in my basement. But I have converted them all to ALAC. (WAV takes up too much space, but would be preferable. Forget about mp3s.)

Music is my both my love and my problem. ;). I guess it boils down to: It’s complicated!


AndyB, I really love what you’ve written here and you encapsulate perfectly the lifelong struggle many of us have felt (even going back to the simple days of just buying a new record that was released!). The “hoarder” observation was the most astute! Well done, mate.


Thanks, Cliff. Good to know I am not alone!


… I guess, I found another soulmate…
“… Every year is getting shorter
Never seem to find the time
Plans that either come to naught
Or half a page of scribbled lines
Hanging on in quiet desperation
Is the English way…”

Mister Stick

Came to this page today just to see if I could find any timeframe when the 1969 Sessions might be released, because I’m also given to wait for the big box rather than settle for the upcoming thrift version. Crim is big medicine for me, and I have all the preceding shelf-benders. A little cheesed about this release approach… Why don’t they just release the econo and Fat Boy Bling versions on the same day, as different options… you know, like we see all the time with other stuff.

But then I saw AndyB’s comments and felt compelled to pledge my support. Ye are not alone, Broseph.

Andy’s dilemma (and that of the other true believers who have chimed in) is absolutely the sitch I deal with as a collector of both new and reissued material. I’m learning to let some things just be sourced via Tidal streaming, like the new Robbie Robertson. There was a day when not getting that as a disc would have made feel quite the traitor. Now, I can let it slide. But the physical still piles high, and the time to really suck it all in seems tougher to find.

More and more, collecting and listening demands a strategy, based on a question flowchart. What makes the cut for purchasing and what is worth a few plays on Tidal or Spotify or Apple? If the release is a box, how does it fit on the overstuffed shelf (and what kind of shelf do I overstuff)? Is it a replay of an earlier release that was thought to be the SOTA at the time, and what’s wrong with that one, anyway? Does the book look like it adds value? How transport-friendly is the content, i.e., how easy will it be to get the music into iPhone and car? Am I buying this out of loyalty to the artist, or because of the ‘missing tooth’ effect? Is it still okay to spend this dough under the excuse that “I don’t play golf”?

And how much of all this kanoodling, chalkboarding, and self-negotiation results in real pleasure? Do I get some of that just from having the damn thing? Strangely enough, sometimes I really do (“Lookit that thing! Thas’ mine!”). And that last hour of the day with the stereo hummin’ is still a treat. Plus, I have a dream of retirement with my collection where I can just listen and re-organize all day. I know someone who did just that (BASTARD!), so it can happen. I actually said to somebody who queried me about actually listening to my collection, “I’m banking it.” And I didn’t feel like a liar. A rationalizer, maybe, but not a liar.

Anyway, as the man said, “I feel your pain.”

Seems like I should be scheduling my next appointment now, finding the exit room, and making sure my insurance card is on file with the receptionist.


… haha, I have that (damn) dream, too…

Philip Birtwistle

So no two disc set tis time around then…..


Anyone else tired of King Crimson re-releases? I think I’ve already purchased this title seven or eight times already. Sorry but I’m done

Stuart Ansell

Nope, not nearly tired. Keep ’em coming – as long as there’s previously unreleased stuff at a reasonable price, I’ll keep buying.

Roger Mills

The album cover always reminds me of a once great politician in the UK, Neil Kinnock…


It has always reminded me of Bill Bruford.

Gil Griffith

Paul, any idea when Amazon US will have this available?

Kevin Clingham

Thanks Paul, just ordered from the SDE shop, for a while you are giving Amazon a run for their money LoL!


Knowing that there’ll be another box with the live stuff on it, I’m happy with this!

pupton bluton

Wow, this is a great value set. As someone who missed out on the 2009 set due to austerity, this is a satisfying alternative. I get all the comments about ‘ yet another ITCOTCK reissue’, but if you have the 2009 box (or any other version), there’s no need to buy, unless you’re a rabid completist.

However, if you don’t have the 2009 box and you’re wavering about this, there’s also the forthcoming Complete 1969 box to consider. Crimson have done a bit of Tull by settling on a boxset format after having already done an album or two. Since the Larks’ Tongues box, Fripp has gone through all the KC output and put out a consistently assembled and well- packaged box which represents excellent quality and value for money, as evidenced by constant positive references on this site. The forthcoming Complete 1969 box will complete that process and will surely follow the same format of those boxes and include everything that was on the ITCOTCK box, plus more live stuff and whatever else Fripp has found under the stairs in his latest spring clean. However, if you don’t want to fork out £100-plus for that desk-clearing box then this bargain-priced ITCOTCK is surely for you!

Jarmo Keranen

Last november i bought the 2009 version in N/M condition. It cost me 170 euros. I still haven’t listened it. I think i’ll pass this!


Do we yet have a tracklisting and release date for the Complete 1969 Sessions box set referred to in the article (on which all of this material is going to be included)? Also, is there any indication of what else will be included in this other box set? I’ve tried a quick online search but haven’t been able to find anything (although it’s not helped by the sheer number of KC reissues/releases).

Woodsey Niles

I’m all in for the super deluxe version – the ultimate culmination of my personal KC fandom. I was disappointed with what this 4 disc set offers until you let us know a much more comprehensive set is to follow. I certainly hope they hurry up as The 50th anniversary year is running out. I’m hoping this next box set will be something really special. It would be really great if they included the revised ITCOTCK book in the super deluxe box. I see it is listed on Amazon UK but only as “unavailable”.

Paul, here’s hoping you do an official unboxing on Youtube. The previous ones have been great.

Matt Stephens

The 50th anniversary of the album is in October, which is when they are releasing it.

Phil Cohen

And the “Complete 1969” box has been pushed back until next year.

peter chrisp

track listing 1/ 21st Century 7’06 2/ The Court of 6″27 3/Get Thy bearings 5’59 4/Epitaph7’08 5/A man A City 11’41 6/Epitaph 7’42 7. 21st Century 7’16 8 Mantra 3’47 9 Travel weary Capricorn 3’15
10 Improv 2’23 11 Mars 8’53 Disc2 1The Court Of 7’13 2 Drop In 5’14 3 A Man A City 11’19 4 Epitaph 7’31 5 21st century 7’37 6 Mars 9’42. Disc3 1/21st Century 7’14 2/Get The Bearings 10’32
3/The Court of the 6’43 4/Mantra 8’46 5/Travel Weary Cap 3’57 6/Improv 8’54 7/Mars 7’23 & disc 4 track 1/21st Century 7’57 2/Drop In 6’20 3/Epitaph 7’22 4/Get The bearings 18’10 5/Mantra 5’29 6/Travel Weary 4’54 7 Improv 4’34 & Mars 5’37 Mark & Paul hope this helps glad to help out

CJ Feeney

Some of us weren’t fans ten years ago and got on board after the 2009 set went out of print. I’m likely to pick this over the 1969 box (as I have the Japan Epitaph vol. 1 to 4 set).

CJ Feeney

Speaking of which, I’ll keep an eye on CD Japan for any special edition of this set!

Kevin Wollenweber

Strange; if there is going to be a larger box set around this album (gulp), what other content could be included? Will we possibly get all the pre-Crimson materials, like the Giles, Giles and Fripp album and alternate take on “I Talk to the Wind” with diferent vocals? If so, I’m on board for that larger box set. This sounds quite good, though. I kinda wish that Robert Fripp would also do this for his solo material, like the very first League of Gentlemen album, this time including vocals and spoken word snippets similar to the album version only on vinyl at this time. Perhaps? I’m not complaining here, just wondering.


Yeah I wish Fripp would nicely package together his solo stuff from 1979-81.

Another dream of mine… a new “Exposure 2” with guests is unlikely to happen. Actually just a solo album of him just playing guitar, giving the soundscapes a rest, would be tremendous one would imagine.

David Keener

It is rumored that the “Drive to 1981” boxed set is being worked on.

Woodsey Niles

Although this is more of a ITWOP question, I wonder if there were any early run-throughs of Bird Man by the remnants of the KC band at that time. I suppose if there was such a thing they would have been released in the Sailor’s Tales box set. I could cry at the missed opportunity of Bird Man not being on the Poseidon album, although the McDonald and Giles version is great.

And how about releasing a set of Fripp’s guest appearances with everyone from Bowie to Blondie? Naturally, licensing would make this almost impossible but one can dream.

Wolfgang Mintrop

COMPLETE 1969 SESSIONS … does anyone know something regarding the date when this box will be issued?


Pull the trigger!!!! Bang

Jakob Rehlinger

People noting this somewhat replicates the 2009 set should also note that set’s been long out of print. So think of this as keeping it in print, but slightly better.


If you’re referring to the 40th anniversary edition (CD + DVD), I see it here for under 20 USD

CJ Feeney

He’s talking about the 5 CD + 1 DVD set. See David Bly’s tracklist further down the page.


Seriously? Are they set about remastering CK (and KC in general) to death?

I’ve just bought “the original stereo mix of the 1969 classic debut – newly cut from masters approved by Robert Fripp” a few months ago – looks like the former grumpy leader is prone to approving pretty much everything, of late.
But one might still use a bit of reasoning, and call BS when is the case…


Paul when is the 1969 box set coming???


In The Court is the only KC album that has ever really clicked with me. WOuld have loved to have got the 2009 big box set for the 5.1 mix but was too late to the party to pick it up cost effectively. SO this new set for £30? Sold! Will balance out the silly amount I’m spending for the Floyd TLY set.

Ira Cord

TLY is NOT Floyd-it’s 3rd rate Gilmour!
TEY IS Floyd, but much repetition, $$$$$, buried 5.1 mixes and lotta crap! I have it.
Extracted the GREAT Meddle in 5.1-unimaginative mix!!
If you got White Album for $125 & Ladyland for $50-both amazing!!!, you’d have surround masterpieces and save $325 for a bunch crap! Learning to Fly, indeed!

David Bly

So this is the first of the box sets since they started doing DVD and Blu-ray in all the sets.
There’s only Blu-ray here – BOOOOOOOO! But the original 2009 box does have a DVD disc.

from Wikipedia (clearer than Discogs)…

In the Court of the Crimson King Disc 1

1. “21st Century Schizoid Man” (2009 remix) 7:24
2. “I Talk to the Wind” (2009 remix) 6:00
3. “Epitaph” (2009 remix) 8:52
4. “Moonchild” (Edited version; 2009 remix)9:02
5. “The Court of the Crimson King” (2009 remix)9:20
6. “Moonchild” (Full version; 2009 remix) 12:13
7. “I Talk to the Wind” (Duo version) 4:54
8. “I Talk to the Wind” (Alternate mix) 6:34
9. “Epitaph” (Backing track) 9:02
10. “Wind Session” 4:28
Total length: 1:17:49

In the Court of the Crimson King Disc 2

1. “21st Century Schizoid Man” (2004 remaster) 7:23
2. “I Talk to the Wind” (2004 remaster) 6:03
3. “Epitaph” (2004 remaster) 8:48
4. “Moonchild” (2004 remaster) 12:12
5. “The Court of the Crimson King” (2004 remaster) 9:25
6. “21st Century Schizoid Man” (Instrumental) 6:46
7. “I Talk to the Wind” (BBC session) 4:40
8. “21st Century Schizoid Man” (BBC session) 7:11
9. “The Court of the Crimson King (Part 1)” (Mono single version) 3:22
10. “The Court of the Crimson King (Part 2)” (Mono single version) 4:30
Total length: 1:10:20

In the Court of the Crimson King Disc 3 (“The Alternate Album” (1–5)
and original pink Island label UK vinyl transfer (6–10))

1. “21st Century Schizoid Man” (Instrumental trio version) 7:07
2. “I Talk to the Wind” (Studio run-through) 4:20
3. “Epitaph” (Alternate version) 9:27
4. “Moonchild” (Take 1) 2:20
5. “The Court of the Crimson King” (Take 3) 7:14
6. “21st Century Schizoid Man” 7:21
7. “I Talk to the Wind” 6:03
8. “Epitaph” 8:56
9. “Moonchild” 12:12
10. “The Court of the Crimson King” 9:22
Total length: 1:14:22

In the Court of the Crimson King Disc 4 (Live)

1. “21st Century Schizoid Man” (recorded live at Hyde Park, London, 5 July 1969) 6:36
2. “The Court of the Crimson King” (recorded live at Hyde Park, London) 6:31
3. “Get Thy Bearings” (recorded live at Hyde Park, London) 9:41
4. “Epitaph” (recorded live at Hyde Park, London) 4:28
5. “Mantra” (recorded live at Hyde Park, London) 3:04
6. “Travel Weary Capricorn” (recorded live at Hyde Park, London) 5:37
7. “Mars” (recorded live at Hyde Park, London, England, 5 July 1969) 3:30
8. “The Court of the Crimson King”
(recorded live at Fillmore East, New York, Nov 1969) 7:52
9. “A Man, a City” (recorded live at Fillmore East) 12:19
10. “Epitaph” (recorded live at Fillmore East) 8:31
11. “21st Century Schizoid Man” (recorded live at Fillmore East) 7:56
Total length: 1:09:34

In the Court of the Crimson King Disc 5 (US mono radio mixes)

1. “21st Century Schizoid Man” 7:22
2. “I Talk to the Wind” 6:04
3. “Epitaph” 8:51
4. “Moonchild” 12:12
5. “The Court of the Crimson King” (Mono Album Mix) 9:27
6. “The Court of the Crimson King” (Edited Mono Single Mix) 2:19
Total length: 46:15

In the Court of the Crimson King Disc 6 (DVD – audio except for track 26)

1. “21st Century Schizoid Man” (2009 5.1 Surround Mix) 7:24
2. “I Talk to the Wind” (2009 5.1 Surround Mix) 6:00
3. “Epitaph” (2009 5.1 Surround Mix) 8:52
4. “Moonchild” (2009 5.1 Surround Mix) 9:02
5. “The Court of the Crimson King” (2009 5.1 Surround Mix) 9:20
6. “21st Century Schizoid Man” (2009 Stereo Mix) 7:24
7. “I Talk to the Wind” (2009 Stereo Mix) 6:00
8. “Epitaph” (2009 Stereo Mix) 8:52
9. “Moonchild” (2009 Stereo Mix) 9:02
10. “The Court of the Crimson King” (2009 Stereo Mix) 9:20
11. “21st Century Schizoid Man” (Original Master Edition 2004) 7:23
12. “I Talk to the Wind” (Original Master Edition 2004) 6:03
13. “Epitaph” (Original Master Edition 2004) 8:48
14. “Moonchild” (Original Master Edition 2004) 12:12
15. “The Court of the Crimson King” (Original Master Edition 2004) 9:25
16. “Moonchild” (Full version) 12:13
17. “I Talk to the Wind” (Duo Version) 4:54
18. “I Talk to the Wind” (Alternate Mix) 6:34
19. “Epitaph” (Backing Track) 9:02
20. “Wind Session” 4:28
21. “21st Century Schizoid Man” (The Alternate Album – Instrumental) 7:07
22. “I Talk to the Wind” (The Alternate Album – Studio Run Through) 4:20
23. “Epitaph” (The Alternate Album – Alternate Version) 9:27
24. “Moonchild” (The Alternate Album – Take 1) 2:20
25. “The Court of the Crimson King” (The Alternate Album – Take 3) 7:14
26. “21st Century Schizoid Man” (Video Content Edit)

Note that the new edition is missing the US mono radio mixes, the Fillmore East recordings and some other thingys.
So a completist really needs both box sets – fortunately I already have the first one.

Enjoy doing the comparisons which my brain is to numb to perceive at this moment.

pupton bluton

No need to do comparisons. Unlike most other artists, you can guarantee with Crimson that everything that was on the 2009 box will be on the forthcoming Complete 1969 box. Just hold out for that and you’ll get all the above and loads more!

David Bly

Oh, I realised about the ‘1969’ box.
I just interested because this new pre-box was similar, but not the same as the 2009 box, but also could’ve easily had the things missing on it as well.

Will probably get both.

Wayne Klein

While I’d love the Blu-Ray, I’m good with the previous version thanks anyway Robert.

Emilio Lafarga

Also from King Crimson:

“Audio diary 2014-2018” a 5-CD Set available on 27th september.
Best price for me Amazon.de for 35€ plus shipping:


Also a special edition for Japan with HQCD format but released on 23rd october.


Kenny McHardy

I got the 2009 mega box with “brand new 2009 Steven Wilson mixes” so do I need the 2019 box with “brand new 2019 Steven Wilson mixes”?

Uncle Meat

Every few years a “brand new Steven Wilson mix”. Good work but enough is enough.
P.S. The best thing he ever did was giving life to Tull’s Aqualung.

Mark Guscin

Again ?????


Hi Paul,
When will the pictures of the box be available?

Elim Garak

Come on, they basically did the same release for the 40th anniversary. :-(

mark turrell

I’m going to see them tonight and tomorrow night. Maybe i should ask david singleton who this is aimed at.
The committed fan has the 2010 box, and the will wait for the 1969 box.
Is the average fan going to commit to a 3cd bd, or just buy the previously released 2cd or cd+dvd 2010 versions with the 2010 mixes, which you can pickup much less than this box.
Yes there are new remixes but honestly, are they going to sound so different the casual fan needs them???

Stuart Ansell

Hi there, the previous release was 2009, not 2010. Not everyone got it (I did, yay!). There are tons of casual fans who have come to the band in the last 10 years – 10 years ago crimson were done as a live entity, not active, historical relic, never coming back.

The amount of young fans I’ve seen at gigs in the last couple of years, fans who weren’t old enough to have been in the market for the 40th anniversary box, days there’s a market for this. Will all of those be completists, spending £125 on the big box? No. Will some of them want to spend £30 on a deluxe edition of one of the greatest records ever? Absolutely.

This makes total fiscal sense. The casual fan wants something shiny to mark the 50th anniversary, not necessarily a ‘deep dive’, and they don’t want 10 year old product (I know, I know, it’s actually 50 year old product, but you know what I mean). Good luck to them. I’ll wait for the big box, but I’m a crimson completist dullard.

Anyway, have a wonderful time tonight and tomorrow, enjoy every moment and have a great time.

Stuart Ansell

Agree 100% Paul. A KC deep dive, for example the Heaven and Earth box, which I’m STILL trawling through, is so deep it can cause the bends!!!! This is small beer by those standards, but by the standards of most bands it is frickin’ awesome.


Awesome! But, didn’t Steven Wilson already remaster this a mere 5-10 years ago?

Gil Griffith

Yes – 10 years ago, for the 40th anniversary in 2009, but at 48kHz/24 bit resolution. The drums on that mix sound weak, the rest of the instruments and vocals sound great.

The 2019 re-mix is BluRay, not DVD, and is at 96kHz/24 bit, so it should be clearer. And perhaps they punched up the drums. Steven has learned a lot about surround mixing in the intervening 10 years.

Steve Bliss

The awesome content/price ratio here puts other SDE offerings to shame.

Too bad I’m not a King Crinsom fan, this would be an obvious buy.


Nice but I’ll wait for the box!

Andrew Greenwood

now, THAT’S a CD plus Blu-Ray special edition, properly created and priced
TAKE NOTE R.E.M!!!!!!!

Zonker Harris

Not to mention Pink Floyd should take note as well.


Absolutely. Do Floyd fans have steam coming out of their ears when comparing the price of the forthcoming extorto-box with any of the Crim box sets over the last few years? ;-)


I believe you’re saying the Blu-ray + 3 CDs will also be included in a forthcoming box set unrelated to this posting?
Thanks for your time


Will this 1069 box „replace“ the first super deluxe box released in 2010 or do these feature different content (letting aside the 2009 vs 2019 Wilson Mixes)?

Stuart Ansell

The forthcoming complete 1969 box set will supercede the 40th anniversary box (released 2009, not 2010 – I got mine on 29/11/2009). This is an abridged version of the new box, for those who don’t want to shell out £120 for a 24 disc 1969-athon.


Every version I have ever heard of this album, including the original Steven Wilson remix, has far too much compression. If this remix somehow more dynamic, I would be on board. Here’s hoping that the compression was primarily applied during the mixdown rather than on the original multitracks.


I know some old men who will be happy with this news

John H

Yep, I know a few, and that includes me. Thanks Paul, that’s it ordered. I have the previous box but I’m very excited to see this released, heck, I’ll pick up the Complete 1969 Sessions when it comes out next year. I have no qualms about the replication of the material between the two In The Court… boxes and having a new SW Mix makes it a no brainer. I can handle an updated ITCOTCK box at £30 every 10 years or so.