Robert Fripp - Exposure

Robert Fripp - Exposure

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After an absence of 30 years, the first edition of this album is available on vinyl again, now as 200-gram vinyl. The 2006 'third edition' of the album will be available on vinyl for the first time. The album has been mastered by Jason Mitchell at LOUD mastering from masters approved by Robert Fripp. The term 'Classic album' has been devalued somewhat through overuse, but if ever an album has proved worthy of the term it is Robert Fripp's 1979 solo debut 'Exposure'. An invitation from David Bowie & Brian Eno in July 1977 resulted in his appearance as lead guitarist on Heroes, David Bowie's 2nd 1977 album from his own golden year & marked Fripp's return to full time musician. Further work with Daryl Hall, Peter Gabriel, The Roches & Blondie (a version of 'I Feel Love' sung by Debbie Harry was planned for inclusion on the album but never recorded), preceded the sessions. Recorded at the Record Plant in New York, 'Exposure' was originally conceived as part of a trilogy alongside Daryl Hall's Sacred Songs & Peter Gabriel's 2nd solo album (both Fripp produced). 'Exposure' was delayed from its scheduled 1978 release date by RCA's postponement of the release of the Hall album (that remained unissued until 1980) & Hall's then manager's insistence that some of his vocals be removed from the album. When the album finally appeared in 1979, its mixture of songs, singers, instrumentals, snatches of speech, audio-vérité sound collages all linked by an autobiographical/diary approach - presented a very different musician from that of the initial King Crimson period 1969-74. Even in a period when the wheel - as represented by a vinyl album - seemed to be reinvented on a routine basis, a time when 'expect the unexpected' was the best approach to any number of then new or current recordings, 'Exposure' stood apart.