Stick Men and King Crimson fans are in for a treat. For the recent shows in Japan, Mel Collins joined the power prog trio Stick Men (Tony Levin, Pat Mastelotto and Markus Reuter) for six concerts. It's not the first time the Stick Men have collaborated with a Crimson alumni. In April 2015 David Cross went out to work with the trio, which resulted in the double album "Midori". Fans' hopes that the much anticipated concerts with Mel Collins would also be documented are now becoming a reality. We are digitally releasing two complete shows recorded live in Tokyo on February 21, 2017.
released July 21, 2017
Tony Levin: Stick and Voice
Markus Reuter: Touch Guitars® AU8, Soundscapes, Keyboard
Pat Mastelotto: Acoustic and electronic Drums and Percussion
Mel Collins: Saxophones, Flute
Written by Levin/Reuter/Mastelotto except Larks' Tongues in Aspic, Pt. 2 (Fripp), Sartori in Tangier (King Crimson), Level 5 (King Crimson), Ookami (Levin/Reuter/Mastelotto/Collins).
Recorded at Billboard Live, Tokyo, on 21 February 2017
FOH Engineer: Robert Frazza
Mixed by Markus Reuter and Benjamin Schäfer for Unsung Productions, Berlin
Mastered by Lee Fletcher
Produced by Markus Reuter for Stick Men
Cover artwork by John Bergin
Markus thanks Erik Emil Eskildsen, Curt at Red Panda, Jumpei Noguchi at Bananana Effects, Stefan Huth at touchguitars.com
, and Moon by Simaudio.
Pat thanks John and Garrison at DW Drums, Andrew, Kelly and Christian at Paiste, Ben at Vic Firth, Steve and Marco at Evans, John at Hammerax, Andrew and the folks at Roland.
Special thanks to Sunplaza Nakano-kun for the vocal sample, Robert Frazza, Benjamin Schäfer, Lee Fletcher, Bernhard Wöstheinrich, and Leonardo Pavkovic.