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King Crimson - USA Album

King Crimson - USA Album

  • Performer: King Crimson
  • Genre: Rock
  • Title: USA
  • Released: 2002
  • Style: Psychedelic Rock, Prog Rock
  • Label: Virgin
  • Catalog: CDVKCX12
  • Country: Europe
  • MP3 version size: 1815 mb
  • FLAC version size: 2793 mb
  • Rating: 4.6
  • Votes: 138


Lyrics By – Palmer-JamesWritten-By – David Cross
221st Century Schizoid Man
Lyrics By – Peter SinfieldWritten-By – Greg Lake, Ian McDonald, Michael Giles
Lyrics By – Palmer-JamesWritten-By – William Bruford, David Cross, John Wetton
Lyrics By – Palmer-JamesViolin [Studio] – Eddie JobsonWritten-By – John Wetton
6Walk On... No Pussyfooting
Written-By – Brian Eno
7Easy Money
Lyrics By – Palmer-JamesWritten-By – John Wetton
8Larks' Tongues In Aspic Part II
Violin [Studio] – Eddie Jobson
9Asbury Park
Written-By – William Bruford, David Cross, John Wetton


  • Bass, VocalsJohn Wetton
  • CoverNicholas De Ville
  • Design [Scrapbook Design]Hugh O'Donnell
  • Drums, PercussionWilliam Bruford
  • EngineerGeorge Chkiantz
  • Guitar, Mellotron, Written-ByRobert Fripp
  • Mastered By [24 Bit Remaster]Robert Fripp, Simon Heyworth
  • Photography ByWillie Christe
  • ProducerKing Crimson
  • TypographyBob Bowkett, C.C.S.
  • Violin, KeyboardsDavid Cross


Re-mastered 30th anniversary edition of "USA" with bonus material. Originally released in 1975. Recorded live by the Record Plant, N.Y.C., June 1974. Remastered at Sanctuary Mastering, London, March 26-28, 2000.


  • Recorded At – Record Plant, N.Y.C.
  • Mixed At – Olympic Studios
  • Remastered At – Sanctuary Mastering


USA is a live album by the English band King Crimson, released in 1975. It was mostly recorded at the Casino, Asbury Park, New Jersey, on 28 June 1974. The exceptions are track 7, which was recorded at the Palace Theatre, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, on 30 June 1974, and Eddie Jobson's overdubs on tracks 2, 3 and 7, which were recorded in a studio. Live recording was performed by George Chkiantz and David Hewitt on the Record Plant NY Remote Truck. Listen free to King Crimson USA Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Part One, Lament and more. 6 tracks 41:00. The exceptions are track 7, which was recorded at the Palace Theatre, Providence, Rhode Island, United States, on 30 June 1974, and Eddie Jobsons overdubs on tracks 2, 3 and 7, which were recorded in a studio. Released as a download from in 2005 and on The Collectable King Crimson Vol. 1 in 2006. Includes all tracks, with the uncut versions of Asbury Park and Easy Money 21st Century Schizoid Man is moved to be the last track and is now the version from Asbury Park 28 June 1974. The position of this album in King Crimsons discography was pretty significant. In a way, it was like the missing link that allowed them to offer hope for possibly continuing one day, which they luckily ended up doing. Violonist David Cross led his own band in the mid 80s. Former King Crimsons members have guested on his solo projects. The absence of the famous alto and soprano saxophones is hardly noticeable, courtesy of violonist David Cross, who is covering it with his skillful fiddling. King Crimson. 2019 Morgan Studios 1969 Incl Mel Collins & Jakko Jakszyk. Walking On Air KC50, Vol. 1974 Expanded & Remastered Original Album Mix. Starless And Bible Black. King crimson - USA. Jazz music community with review and forums. Live album 1975. Filed under Jazz Related Rock By KING CRIMSON. Purists might sniff at the overdubs provided by Eddie Jobson - who was never even in any of the King Crimson lineups of the 1970s - to some tracks on this live album, but it's still an exciting document of the Larks'-to-Red-era version of the band. More or less all the tracks come from Larks' Tongues In Aspic or Starless and Bible Black, with an early version of Starless at the end if you have the expanded remaster. USA is my second-favourite King Crimson album, after the towering genius that is Red, and ahead of In the Court of the Crimson King. One of the interesting features of this excellently remastered, HDCD-encoded CD is that two tracks have been added that were not included on the original album - and I can't begin to understand why they were both excluded in the first place. Most King Crimson fans prefer the John Wetton era 'Larks Tounges in Aspic,' through to 'Red,' and this Live album comes right before 'Red. The tracklisting is therefor fantastic, containing primarily Wetton era material, with a preview of 'Starless,' from 'Red,' that pretty much steals the show. King Crimson never really toured the Red album, only Starless featured during a number of concerts and Providence was taken from a 1974 live improvisation