Label: Canyon International - PCCY-00668 • Format: CD Album • Country: Japan • Genre: Rock • Style: Art Rock, Experimental
Discipline is the eighth studio album by English progressive rock band King Crimsonreleased on September 22, by E. Records in the United Kingdom and by Warner Bros. Records in the United States. Only founder Robert Fripp and later addition Bill Bruford remained from previous incarnations. The rest of the band were American musicians Adrian Belew guitar, lead vocals and Tony Levin bass guitar, Chapman Stickbacking vocals. The album resulted in a more updated s new wave -oriented sound.
The original release of Discipline featured only one version of "Matte Kudasai", with a guitar part by Robert Fripp that was removed from the track on a subsequent release of the album.
The latest versions of the album to be released contains both Blessed (Avicii Edit/German Radio Edit) - Various - Club Sounds Vol. 58 of the song — track 3, "Matte Kudasai", without Robert Fripp's original guitar part; and track 8, "Matte Kudasai alternative version ", with the guitar part included.
The lyrics of " Elephant Talk - King Crimson - Discipline " were based on a letter written to Adrian Belew by his then-wife Margaret, concerning a painting that she had made. When it was first performed live, some of its lyrics were improvised around an illicit recording made by Robert Fripp of his neighbours having a vicious argument when he was living in New York; this recording is featured on the track "NY3" on Fripp's solo album Exposure.
On returning to the studio, he gave a distraught account to his bandmates of what had just happened to him. This account was recorded by Fripp, without Belew's knowledge, as well  and is featured on the Discipline version of the track as well as almost all live Ivan Parker - Merry Christmas From Ivanin place of those earlier lyrics that were based on Fripp's New York recording.
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Live versions of "Elephant Talk", "Indiscipline", and "Thela Hun Ginjeet" included partial vocal improvisation during spoken-word parts. The back cover features the statement, "Discipline is never an end in itself, only a means to an end". The original front cover features a variation on a copyrighted Celtic knot design by George Bain. Elephant Talk - King Crimson - Discipline reached number 41 in the UK Albums Chart  and received mixed to positive reviews. John Piccarella's review in Rolling Stone praised the talent and artistry of the four musicians of King Crimson, particularly Belew and Fripp's "visionary approach to guitar playing", but criticized the "arty content" of the album itself, concluding "Here's hoping that, unlike every other King Crimson lineup, this band of virtuosos stays together long enough to transform all of their experiments into innovations.
Greg Prato's retrospective review in AllMusic gave his approval of the album, particularly applauding the unexpectedly successful combinations of Fripp and Pleasure Industry - Demo Ep disparate playing styles.
According to him, "the pairing of these two originals worked out magically. Pitchfork ranked it at number 56 in their list of the "Top Albums of the s". From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. This article needs additional citations for verification. Please help improve this article by adding citations to reliable sources.
Unsourced material may be challenged and removed. King Crimson. Progressive rock  post-progressive  new wave  dance-rock  art rock . Warner Bros. King Crimson Rhett Davies. Classic Rock Magazine. Retrieved 29 June Jawbone Press. Retrieved 30 July Retrieved 23 August Robert Fripp's Diary. DGM Live. Retrieved 29 July We are listening to the alternative version of "Matte" with RF on sustained guitar lines and solo. This is the version included on the original "Discipline" release, and was later replaced by the original pre-overdub minimalist mix on releases after He left it to me to come up with something, flew home, but when he heard my contribution wasn't convinced.
I agree. This new re-release gives us the opportunity to include both versions, in accordance with a suggestion made a while ago on the Guestbook. ET Wiki. Trouser Press. Retrieved 13 December Celtic art: The methods of construction. London: Constable Press. Bain, George Celtic Art: The Methods of Construction.
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