Want List: Fripp Offers Two More ‘Drive To 1981’ Titles On Stand-Alone CD

A few weeks ago we were stunned by the enormity of the “Exposures” BSOG featuring all of Robert Fripp’s solo work from 1977-1981. I was intrigued to see that new 2021 remasterings of the “God Save The Queen/Under Heavy Manners” and “Let The Power Fall” albums were in it but I did not have the time or resources to buy a $205 box of 32 CDs just to get the two albums. How lovely that saner heads have prevailed and anyone who wants those canonical albums on the silver disc can now get them easily at an individual price.

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Robert Fripp: God Save The Queen/Under Heavy Manners DLX RM – US – CD [2022]

  1. Red Two Scorer
  2. God Save The Queen
  3. 1983
  4. Under Heavy Manners
  5. The Zero Of The Signified
  6. God Save the King
  7. Music on Hold

The new remaster by the tireless David Singleton, who is kept verrrry busy overseeing the Discipline Global Mobile empire of releases. It features the original contents of the 1979 LP along with two relevant bonus tracks. “God Save The King” was the [then new] title track of the 1985 CD mashup of this album and the “League Of Gentlemen” LP. “Music On Hold” was a new track that was discovered while researching the “Exposures” set [and its 25+ discs of unreleased material] and deemed worthy on inclusion here.

robert fripp let the power fall cover art
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Robert Fripp: Let The Power Fall DLX RM – US – CD [2022]

  1. 1984
  2. 1985
  3. 1986
  4. 1987
  5. 1988
  6. 1989
  7. 1984 [single edit]
  8. 1984 [mix one]
  9. 1984 [mix two]

There has been a 1989 CD of “Let The Power Fall” but I was completely unaware of it until recent years and its OOP cost was above my pain threshold. I only ever got even the LP about ten years ago. In the time of release, Fripp seemed to be releasing more albums than I could keep up with at the time. This came just weeks after “League Of Gentlemen” which I was far from done listening to at the time. Not knowing what Bill Nelson had in store for us a few years later! So like the album above, this too was earmarked for a REVO edition that now, I’ll not have to bother making.

Notably, the “League Of Gentlemen” album seems to be the one release that is not getting reissued in any form; even in the megabox. Making my decision to make my own disc of it in 2017 a wise decision. The discs are out on July 1st and are available in the following formats:

  • God Save The Queen/Under Heavy Manners CD – £10.50/$15.00
  • God Save The Queen/Under Heavy Manners LP – £23.99
  • Let The Power Fall CD – £10.50/$15.00
  • Let The Power Fall LP – £23.99

Notably, the LP option is missing from the US Inner Knot DGM store, leaving [apparently] the UK Burning Shed store as one’s only recourse to buying the titles on LP. But if you’re like me, you should already have the original pressings, yes? And if you’re reading this far, you are aware that we’re all about the silver disc her at PPM! Street date for the releases is July 1st, 2022, so budget accordingly and hit that button.

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4 Responses to Want List: Fripp Offers Two More ‘Drive To 1981’ Titles On Stand-Alone CD

  1. Tim says:

    I have a limted interscection here with you on my Fripp/King Crimson tastes…here’s my question, is there any word on the Fripp sites your frequent as to whether he may do any sort of uber release of his work with David Sylvian in the early 1990’s?
    I have no idea who has the final say so on releases for this, I worry it may be Sylvian and legacy releases from him seem to come in dribs and drabs, he also seems more enamored of his post 2000 arc of work that the 20th century material and I am hopeful that Fripp is the go-to and at some point we’ll see a deluxified First Day box.


    • postpunkmonk says:

      Tim – That was all on Sylvian’s plate, I think. Hence the project was a Virgin release. Sylvian looks like he was in the diver’s seat on that project, so you might as well give up hope. After all, someone has to be enamored of Sylvian’s post-2000 work!


      • Tim says:

        I thought that the story was that Robert Fripp was…grooming him….to be a new King Crimson member.
        I used to not like a lot of post 2000 Sylvian work and have come to embrace…..er, about 1/2 of it. When it’s good it’s astoundingly good. When it’s not it’s dreadfully disappointing. There’s some great collaborations out there from this period, I am really fond of one track that he did with Stina Nordenstam and he & Joan As Police Woman were working on an entire album together, only bits and pieces of that have come out.
        I’d be happy to hook you up with the latest iteration of my DS career spanning mix “The Sirens of Autumn.” Goes from Forbidden Colors to present.


  2. This is great news for those of us completely uninterested in the complete Frippertronics library and that bargain-priced-for-quantity box set … unless the Frippertronics library includes a license to use them to create new works? (raises eyebrow)

    I’m mightily annoyed that League of Gentlemen hasn’t gotten the standalone remaster treatment (yet), as I recall liking that one a lot when I bought it back in the day (and again on CD). I’m completely unfamiliar with Let the Power Fall, but I did enjoy Exposure, so after a quick listen to this trio of albums via the Streaming Devils™, I am likely to order the two albums.

    Now when are we getting a SDLX of I Advance Masked?


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