The Great Deceiver vols 1 & 2 (sometimes called Part 1) is a live album by King Crimson.
It has been compiled from various concerts in Europe in 1973 and the USA in 1974.
From the same tours, there is also The Great Deceiver Part 2 vols 3 & 4.
Songs On King Crimson The Great Deceiver Part 1
Disc: 1 – Things Are Not as They Seem
Recorded at the Palace Theatre in Providence, USA on June 30, 1974.
1. Walk On…No Pussyfooting
2. Larks’ Tongues In Aspic
5. Improv – A Voyage To the Centre Of the Cosmos
6. Easy Money
7. Improv – Providence
Disc: 2 – Sleight of Hand (or Now You Don’t See It Again) and…
The recording details are more comoplicated this time:
- Tracks 1-2 recorded at the Palace Theatre in Providence, USA on June 30, 1974.
- Tracks 3-11 recorded at the Glasgow Apollo in Scotland on October 23, 1973 although The Night Watch was combined with the recording from the show at Volkshaus in Zürich, Switzerland on November 15, 1973.
- Tracks 12-13 recorded at Pennsylvania State University in the USA on June 29, 1974.
1. 21st Century Schizoid Man
2. Walk Off From Providence…No Pussyfooting
3. Sharks’ Lungs In Lemsip
4. Lark’s Tongues In Aspic
5. Book Of Saturday
6. Easy Money
7. We’ll Let You Know
8. The Night Watch
9. Improv – Tight Scrummy
10. Peace – A Theme
11. Cat Food
12. Easy Money…
13. …It Is For You, But Not For Us
Playing on the album are:
John Wetton – vocals, bass guitar
Robert Fripp – guitar, mellotron, electric piano
David Cross – violin, mellotron, electric piano
Bill Bruford – drums, percussion
Buying The Great Deceiver Part 1
The first two CDs are usually sold as part 1 but sometimes you may find the full four CD The Great Deceiver set at a reasonable price.
It is available from Amazon.com – Amazon.co.uk – iTunes* – eBay
*very few King Crimson albums are available as digital downloads but hopefully this will change soon.
These links will help you get to the albums quickly and easily but I recommend that you still search for the best deal.
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