Robert Fripp

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Robert Fripp (born 16 May 1946) is an English guitarist, composer and record producer.

As a guitarist for the progressive rock band King Crimson, Fripp has been the only member to have played in all of King Crimson's line-ups from the late 1960s to the early 2000s. He has also worked extensively as a studio musician, notably with singer David Bowie on the albums "Heroes" and Scary Monsters, and contributed sounds to the Windows Vista operating system. His complete discography lists more than seven hundred releases over four decades.

He is ranked 62nd on Rolling Stone magazine's 2011 list of the "100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time" after having been ranked by David Fricke 42nd on its 2003 list. Tied with Andrés Segovia, he also is ranked 47th on Gibson.com's "Top 50 guitarists of all time".

His compositions often feature unusual time signatures, which have been influenced by classical and folk traditions. His innovations have included Frippertronics, soundscapes, and New standard tuning.

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  3. ^ Fripp, Robert (2004). An introduction to Guitar Craft. Guitar Craft Monographs. Guitar Craft. Archived from the original on 5 August 2004. Retrieved 26 October 2011. 
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Discography

Album

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1979 Exposure Robert Fripp 5 5
1980 God Save the Queen / Under Heavy Manners Robert Fripp 5
1980 The League of Gentlemen Robert Fripp 4 2
1981 Let the Power Fall Robert Fripp 4 8
1982 I Advance Masked Andy Summers & Robert Fripp 3
1984 Bewitched Andy Summers & Robert Fripp 4 4
1993 The First Day David Sylvian & Robert Fripp 4 3
1997 November Suite Robert Fripp 1
1997 The Gates of Paradise Robert Fripp 1
1999 The Repercussions of Angelic Behavior Rieflin, Gunn & Fripp 1
2000 A Temple in the Clouds Jeffrey Fayman & Robert Fripp 1
2008 Thread Travis & Fripp 2 1
2011 A Scarcity of Miracles Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins 2
2012 Discretion Travis & Fripp 1
2012 Follow Travis & Fripp 5 1

Album + Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1994 Damage Live David Sylvian & Robert Fripp 4 3
1994 1999 Soundscapes: Live in Argentina Live Robert Fripp 2 2
1995 A Blessing of Tears: 1995 Soundscapes, Volume 2: Live in California Live Robert Fripp 4 2
1996 Radiophonics: 1995 Soundscapes, Volume 1: Live in Argentina Live Robert Fripp 4 2
1996 That Which Passes: 1995 Soundscapes, Volume 3 Live Robert Fripp 4 1
2005 Love Cannot Bear: Soundscapes Live in the USA Live Robert Fripp 2 1
2006 2006-02-25: Variety Playhouse, Atlanta, GA, USA Live Robert Fripp 1
2006 2006-03-01: Belcourt Theatre, Nashville, TN, USA Live Robert Fripp 1
2006 2006-03-04: Blueberry Hill, St. Louis, MO, USA Live Robert Fripp 1
2006 2006-06-13: St. Paul's Cathedral, London, UK Live Robert Fripp 1
2007 2006-08-26: Jaani kirik, Tartu, Estonia Live Robert Fripp 1
2007 At the End of Time - Churchscapes: Live in England & Estonia 2006 Live Robert Fripp 4 1
2010 Live at Coventry Cathedral Live Travis & Fripp 1
2012 The Wine of Silence Live Robert Fripp | Andrew Keeling | David Singleton 1

Single

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1993 Jean the Birdman David Sylvian & Robert Fripp 2
1997 Pie Jesu Robert Fripp 1

EP

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
1985 Network Robert Fripp 3
1986 The Lady or the Tiger Toyah & Fripp 1
1993 Darshan David Sylvian & Robert Fripp 1

Other + Interview

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 Radio Interview Interview Robert Fripp 1

Live

Year Title Artist Rating Releases
2006 2006-06-14: Salisbury Cathedral, Salisbury, Wiltshire, UK Live Robert Fripp 1
Sound Sculpture Buenos Aires, Argentina 6-10-2007 Live Robert Fripp 1

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