Panegyric / DGM continue in their tradition of superlatively comprehensive box sets with a new Robert Fripp package called Exposures which contains 25 CDs, three DVDs and four blu-ray audios.
After King Crimson’s dissolution in 1974, Robert Fripp embarked on a lengthy sabbatical away from the public eye. His relocation from Great Britain to New York in February 1978 marked his return as a producer, solo artist, and ‘wild card’ collaborator with an impressive roster of artists including Daryl Hall, Blondie, Peter Gabriel, and David Bowie. Fripp’s first solo album, Exposure, was released in 1979 and a further two solo records, Under Heavy Manners/God Save The Queen and Let The Power Fall followed. In 1980, he formed The League Of Gentlemen. Described as “a New Wave dance band”, this led to King Crimson’s reformation in 1981.
Exposures is the ninth in the series of King Crimson/Robert Fripp material from 1969 to 2008 and it effectively features the complete collection of Fripp’s studio and live solo material from 1977-1983, starting with the first sessions for what would become the Exposure album and ending with The League of Gentlemen and final Frippertronics concerts.
It’s hard to know where to start with so much material, but suffice to say that there are Steven Wilson mixes of Exposure in (in two versions), Under Heavy Manners, The League of Gentlemen studio recordings and numerous unreleased tracks from the albums’ sessions appear, which appear in Dolby Atmos, DTS-HD 5.1 Surround and 24/96 hi-res stereo audio on Blu-Ray discs 1 and 4.
Similarly there are David Singleton mixes of God Save the Queen, Let the Power Fall and the Washington Square Church Frippertronics album which appear in DTS-HD Surround (Quad/4.1) and in hires stereo ranging from 24/48 (WSC), 24/96 GSTQ) to 24/192 (LTPF) on Blu-Ray discs 1 and 4.
Three DVDs feature the main albums in 5.1, quad and hi-res stereo and 25 CDs present material including the earliest existing master loops, all of the albums in new Steven Wilson and David Singleton mixes, plus original mixes newly mastered and a number of studio and live discs featuring previously unreleased and/or music new to disc.
The amount of content is incredible. Two of the four blu-rays feature over 68 hours (!) of Frippertronics concerts and loops archived and audio restored, with the majority of these available for the first time on disc and many heard for the first time since they were first performed and recorded between 1977 and 1983.
The full track listing can, of course, be found below. The discs are presented in a 12-inch box containing extensive notes (by Sid Smith and Al Okada) and photos from throughout this era and lots of memorabilia including tickets, posters, press releases and more.
Additionally, Exposure and the Washington Square Park concert are issued separately in CD/DVD and vinyl editions.
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Exposures 32-disc box set track listing
Major Loops I
Major Loops II
Major Loops III
CD 1 – 3 comprise some of the Major Loops for Frippertronics. Disc 3 also includes the loops for the track
Breathless. Discs 1 – 3 – Material previously unreleased
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
CD 4 – Previously unreleased, except. Bush of Ghosts loops previously available as a download from
dgmlive.com under a later title. New to disc
Last of the Great New York Heartthrobs, Plus: Exposure alt takes/rough mixes
Disc 5 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.
Disc 5 – Previously unreleased, except select tracks from additional material section previously available as
downloads from dgmlive.com. New to disc
Exposure First Edition, Plus:
The 2006 master/running order of the First Edition of Exposure plus loops recorded for Here Comes the Flood.
CD 6 – Previously released except Flood Loops
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
CD 7 – Previously released except Here Comes the Flood mix.
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.
CD 8 – New mixes/Previously unreleased
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.
Disc 9 – New mixes/Previously unreleased
CD 10 Frippertronics: The Kitchen, NYC, 5/2/78, Disc One
CD 11 Frippertronics: The Kitchen, NYC, 5/2/78, Disc Two
CD 12 Frippertronics: Wintergarden, Copenhagen, 18/5/79 and Polydor, Paris 23/5/79
CD 13 Frippertronics: Le Pretzel Enchainé, Montreal 19/8/79New 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 – Previously available as downloads from dgmlive.com. New to disc
Disc 14 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.
UHM and session tracks extended versions and newly mixed tracks from the original multi-track tapes by Steven
CD 15 – New mixes/Previously unreleased
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.
Disc 16 – New mixes/Previously unreleased
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.
CD 17 – Previously available as a download from dgmlive.com. New to disc.
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
CD 18 – Material previously released in different masters/formats.
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.
CD 19 – New mixes/Previously unreleased
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.
CD 20 – Material previously released in different masters/formats and/or previously unreleased.
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.
Disc 21 – New mixes/Previously unreleased
Disc 22 DVD
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
Last of the New York Heartthrobs in 24/96 hi-res stereo
Exposure Third Edition plus additional material in 24/48 hi-res stereo
Disc 23 DVD
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.
Disc 25 Exposure/Under Heavy Manners – Blu-Ray I
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
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
Disc 16 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
Disc 26 The DGM Frippertronics’ Archive Volume I – Blu-Ray II
Disc 27 The DGM Frippertronics’ Archive Volume II – Blu-Ray III
The Complete DGM Archive of Frippertronics loops, studio and live recordings 1977 – 1983 in 24/48 hi-res
Disc 28 Let The Power Fall/Washington Square Church/The League of Gentlemen Blu-Ray IV
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
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
Disc 29 (CD) 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.
Disc 29 (CD) – Previously released, some material new to disc
Disc 30 (CD) Blasts and Blasms – Sessions, Jams and Rehearsals
Disc 31 (CD) 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.
Discs 30/31 – Some material previously available as downloads at dgmlive.com, most new to disc.
Disc 32 (CD) 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.
Disc 32 – Some material previously available as a download from dgmlive.com. New to disc.