King Crimson's Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream is another one of the band's numerous mini-album releases (The Abbreviated King Crimson: Heartbeat, Schizoid Man, etc.). Included are five Crimson obscurities, aimed primarily at the serious fan (who else would keep shelling out money for these ongoing EPs?). The dreamy live take of "Walking on Air" was recorded from a 1995 concert in Los Angeles, while the other live song, "Heartbeat," is taken from the King Crimson double-live album B'BOOM. You'll also find edited versions of both this EP's title track and "One Time," both of which appeared in their original forms on Crimson's 1995 reunion album Thrak. The most intriguing track from this EP is an ultra-rare cover of the Christmas standard "Silent Night." The song was originally recorded back in 1979 and was included in a little-known Christmas newsletter at the time. Fans of original guitar playing should definitely check out the track (guitarist Robert Fripp uses his unique, textured Frippertronics technique). Still, it doesn't justify why Crimson insists on releasing these EPs, when they could just release a full album's worth of rarities and save their fans some cash.
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