The phenomena that is Robert Fripp has delighted and enraptured fans worldwide through his King Crimson band, and his solo works. There’s nothing I could say here that couldn’t be said better by someone else. Needless to say, he is one of our great Rock performers.
On May 27, DGM will release a complete and exhaustive review of his solo efforts ranging from the short but busy years of 1977 through 1983. The box will be called Exposures (Exposure from 1978 was his first solo album.) The Exposures Box will contain a whopping 25CDs, 3DVD-Audio, and 4BD-Audio.
You can expect a mountain of music in Exposures‘ 25 CDs that will include unreleased music, Frippertronics, studio and live albums, new mixes, Steven Wilson mixes of Exposure, new remasters, physical editions of previously available DDs, and much more (see the ‘cut n pasted’ track lists…no, I wasn’t going to sort through that! Apologies, but I did try to clean it up.)
The three DVD-Audio will provide hi-res Stereo, Quad, and 5.1 Surround mixes of Exposure and other albums. The four BD-Audio discs will provide the same offerings in more enhancements (DTS, Atmos, and others) and will include a wider range of extras.
The Box will also include a 48-page booklet with photos, memorabilia, and notes. The box will be 12″ by 12″. Order point here.
Enjoy, Fripp fan!
Exposures – Robert Fripp
CD1-3 (Major Loops I Major Loops II Major Loops III)
Comprise some of the Major Loops for Frippertronics. Disc 3 also includes the loops for the track Breathless. Material previously unreleased.
CD4 (NYC: Exposure Master Loops and Lost in the Bush of Ghosts)
The master loops for Exposure plus loops recorded for the David Byrne/Brian Eno album My Life in the Bush of Ghosts. Previously unreleased, except. Bush of Ghosts loops previously available as a download from dgmlive.com under a later title. New to disc.
CD5 (Last of the Great New York Heartthrobs, Plus: Exposure alt takes/rough mixes)
Contains the original album running order/featured vocalists/original lyrics in some instances (with the original proposed album title) as mastered in August 1978, taken from the master tape and accompanied by a selection of alternate takes and rough mixes from the album sessions.
Previously unreleased, except select tracks from additional material section previously available as downloads from dgmlive.com. New to disc.
CD6 (Exposure First Edition, Plus)
The 2006 master/running order of the First Edition of Exposure plus loops recorded for Here Comes the Flood.
Previously released except Flood Loops
CD7 (Exposure Third Edition, Plus)
The 2006 master/running order of the Third Edition of Exposure plus the additional material from that release – album songs with Daryl Hall/ Terre Roche vocals, plus material from Peter Gabriel II, Daryl Hall’s Sacred Songs and a previously unreleased mix of Here Comes the Flood from Exposure.
Previously released except Here Comes the Flood mix.
CD8 (Exposure Fourth Edition, 2021 Stereo Mix, Plus)
Full album newly mixed from the original multi-track tapes by Steven Wilson following the First Edition running order and all alternate vocal performances also newly mixed and included.
Contains New mixes/Previously unreleased stuff.
CD9 (Breathless or How I Gradually Internalised The Social Reality Of Manhattan Until It Seemed To Be A Very Reasonable Way Of Life, Plus)
Using another abandoned title for the album (as does disc 5) and following, approximately, that album running order using Steven Wilson 2021 mixes and, mostly, Daryl Hall vocal performances. Also includes a sequence of previously unheard loops. Contains new mixes/previously unreleased stuff.
CD10 (Frippertronics: The Kitchen, NYC, 5/2/78, Disc One)
CD11 (Frippertronics: The Kitchen, NYC, 5/2/78, Disc Two)
CD12 (Frippertronics: Wintergarden, Copenhagen, 18/5/79 and Polydor, Paris 23/5/79)
CD13 (Frippertronics: Le Pretzel Enchainé, Montreal 19/8/79)
New masters of Frippertronics’ shows, including the legendary first NYC shows at The Kitchen and two shows from the tour to support the Exposure album release that included performances in restaurants, art galleries, record company offices, radios stations and record shops.
CDs 10-13 are previously available as downloads from dgmlive.com. New to disc.
CD14 (God Save the Queen/Under Heavy Manners 2021 remaster, Plus)
GSTQ/UHM newly mastered from the original master tapes by David Singleton. Material released on disc for the first time in many years, plus a previously unreleased track from the same sessions, a single edit of UHM and God Save the King from the 1985 Fripp/LOG CD compilation.
Material previously released in different masters/formats.
CD15 (Discotronics/UHM 2021)
UHM and session tracks extended versions and newly mixed tracks from the original multi-track tapes by Steven Wilson. New mixes/Previously unreleased stuff.
CD16 (Under Heavy Management/Eurotronics)
Previously unreleased tracks from recording sessions of the era newly mixed by Steven Wilson and compiled into the equivalent of two imaginary vinyl length albums. New mixes/Previously unreleased stuff.
CD17 (The League of Gentlemen – Paradise Club, Boston, 26/6/80 [2nd show], plus)
Recorded just one week into the band’s sole US tour. Also included are two rehearsal performances including the LOG take on Disengage. Previously available as a download from dgmlive.com. New to disc.
CD18 (Thrang Thrang Gozinbulx and The League of Gentlemen [1985 CD mixes])
DGM released compilation of LOG live plus the original album tracks from the 1985 CD compilation GSTK
Material previously released in different masters/formats.
CD19 (The League of Gentlemen – 2021 stereo mixes, Plus)
Newly mixed from the original multi-track tapes by Steven Wilson, including several studio recordings previously heard on live releases only and alternate mixes of five tracks. New mixes/Previously unreleased
CD20 (Let The Power Fall, 2021, Plus)
Newly mastered from the original master tapes by David Singleton and on disc for the first time in many years plus a single edit and two earlier mixes of another track titled 1984 at the time of mixing. Material previously released in different masters/formats and/or previously unreleased.
CD21 (Washington Square Church, August 1981, 2021 mixes)
Recordings drawn from a series of concerts at the New York City venue (the full series appears on Blu-Ray, Disc 27). Newly mixed and mastered from the original tapes by David Singleton to produce the finest example of Frippertronics in performance. New mixes/Previously unreleased.
DVD-Audio1 (Exposure – Stereo editions and DTS Surround Sound)
Exposure Fourth Edition – Steven Wilson mixes plus additional material in 24/96 hi-res stereo and DTS 5.1 Surround Sound.
Last of the New York Heartthrobs in 24/96 hi-res stereo
Exposure Third Edition plus additional material in 24/48 hi-res stereo
DVD-Audio2 and DVD-Audio3 (God Save the Queen/Under Heavy Manners – expanded/The League of Gentlemen – Stereo/Quad/5.1 DTS Surround Sound)
GSTQ – David Singleton, 2021 master, UHM 2021 plus additional material, League of Gentlemen 2021 mixes by Steven Wilson in 24/96 hi-res stereo.
GSTQ in DTS Surround Sound (quad 4.1) mixes by David Singleton
GSTQ plus additional material in DTS 5.1 Surround Sound mixes by Steven Wilson
League of Gentlemen studio recordings in DTS 5.1 Surround Sound mixes by Steven Wilson Disc 24 DVD: Let The Power Fall/Washington Square Church
LTPF in 24/96 and WSC in 24/48 hi-res masters/mixes by David Singleton
LTPF/WSC in DTS Surround Sound (quad 4.1) mixes by David Singleton.
BD-Audio1 (Exposure/Under Heavy Manners)
Exposure Fourth Edition
Exposure Fifth Edition (running order as per First/Fourth Edition but with the inclusion of Daryl Hall lead vocals on select tracks)
Breathless or How I Gradually Internalised The Social Reality Of Manhattan Until It Seemed To Be A Very Reasonable Way Of Life
Under Heavy Manners and Additional Material from the recording sessions
2021 Masters/Mixes in 24/96 in hi-res stereo, DTS-HD 5.1 Surround Sound and Dolby Atmos mixed and produced by Steven Wilson
God Save the Queen
2021 Masters in 24/96 hi-res stereo and DTS-HD Surround Sound (quad) mixed and produced by David Singleton
Exposure: Additional Material/Sessions/Under Heavy Management/Eurotronics
Newly mixed material from the sessions in 24/96 hi-res stereo in recording date sequence and sequence as per CD16 mixed and produced by Steven Wilson.
Last of the New York Heartthrobs
Exposure Second Edition
Under Heavy Manners – Original Mix (David Singleton 2021 Master)
Master Recordings in 24/96 hi-res stereo
Exposure First Edition
Exposure Third Edition plus Additional Material
Master Recordings in 24/48 hi-res stereo
BD-Audio2 (The DGM Frippertronics’ Archive Volume I)
BD-Audio3 (The DGM Frippertronics’ Archive Volume II)
The Complete DGM Archive of Frippertronics loops, studio and live recordings 1977 – 1983 in 24/48 hi-res stereo.
BD-Audio4 (Let The Power Fall/Washington Square Church/The League of Gentlemen)
The League of Gentlemen
2021 Masters/Mixes in 24/96 in hi-res stereo, DTS-HD 5.1 Surround Sound and Dolby Atmos, Additional Material in 24/96 hi-res stereo mixed and produced by Steven Wilson
Let The Power Fall
2021 Masters in 24/192 hi-res stereo, DTS-HD Surround Sound (Quad) mixed and produced by David Singleton. Original Master plus Additional Material in 24/96 hi-res stereo
Washington Square Church
2021 Masters in 24/48 hi-res stereo and DTS-HD Surround Sound (Quad) mixed and produced by David Singleton
God Save the King
The 1985 Robert Fripp/League of Gentlemen compilation Masters in 16/48 stereo
Discs 22 – 28 – All material new to disc in these formats, mixes, audio quality
CD22 (Resplendent in Divergence)
A collection of Frippertronics that appeared as individual tracks on compilations, other albums and the DGM website assembled and mastered by Alex R. Mundy at DGM. Previously released, some material new to disc.
CD23 (Blasts and Blasms – Sessions, Jams and Rehearsals)
CD24 (More Blasts, More Blasms – Sessions, Jams and Rehearsals)
Two discs of recordings and elements of recordings from various points during the Exposure sessions giving an insight into the process that led to the album. Assembled and mastered by Alex R. Mundy at DGM. Some material previously available as downloads at dgmlive.com, most new to disc.
CD25 (The League of Gentlemen – Royal Exeter, Bournemouth, 21/9/80, John Peel broadcast, 17/11/80)
The League of Gentlemen’s autumn tour of the UK included some of the short-lived band’s most energised performances. This newly mastered audience recording is one of the few recorded examples of that tour. Also included are recordings from LOG rehearsal tapes made by the band & first broadcast on the John Peel Show on the BBC in November 1980. Some material previously available as a download from dgmlive.com. New to disc.