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King Crimson - Cat Food/Groan 10” EP

King Crimson

King Crimson - Cat Food/Groan 10” EP

£9.95

Even by the frequently, if unintentionally, bizarre history of the UK’s premier chart television show ‘Top of the Pops’ there are few less likely performances than that of a temporary line-up of King Crimson miming to the band’s early 1970 single release ‘Cat Food’. The band’s first (& only) - isolated from album release -
foray into the fickle world of the singles market did not, even with a TOTP appearance, produce a hit to dominate UK & worldwide charts but, along with its non-album b side Groon, both tracks have achieved long term appeal with King Crimson fans & in KC set lists. A longer version of Cat Food would appear on the band’s second studio album in May 1970, “In the Wake of Poeidon”, a live version of Groon was a highlight of the Earthbound Live album while numerous studio takes were featured on both the 40th anniversary CD/DVD-A of “In the Wake of Poseidon” & the “Sailors’ Tales” boxed set. Cat Food appeared in a powerful version on “The Great Deceiver” boxed set & made a lauded return to KC’s repertoire in 2019’s world tour.

This 50th anniversary edition has been expanded to a four track release including the A & B sides of the original single, joined by a 2019 live recording, making its first appearance on disc & a mix of the album version of Cat Food undertaken by David Singleton as part of the band’s 50th anniversary digital release series -
also making its debut on disc.

Released on 10” vinyl in a picture sleeve replica of the original 7” art, 50 years on, Cat Food retains its distinctive flavour & reputation as being:
“…Not Even Fit for a Horse”
…But just ripe for a record collection

 

 

      50th anniversary edition of King Crimson’s first non-album single

      • Expanded to a 4 track EP & issued on 10” vinyl & CD

      • Features Cat Food (single version) & Groon (original single B-side)

      • Also features a live version of Cat Food performed by the current line-up in Toronto in September 2019 • Also included is an alternate mix of the album version of Cat Food prepared by David Singleton as part of the KC50 digital series

      • Artwork derived from Peter Sinfield’s original 7” sleeve art

    • Cut by Jason Mitchell at Loud Mastering

 


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