Mel Collins

~ Person

Relationships

member of: King Crimson (flute, saxophone) (1970-03-21 – 1972-05-20)
Camel (UK prog rock band) (1977 – 1979)
21st Century Schizoid Band (2002 –)
King Crimson (flute, saxophone) (2013 –)
minor collaborator on: The Secret Police (UK | Sting's one-off project during Amnesty International Gala)
Allmusic: http://www.allmusic.com/artist/mn0000407337 [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/artist/18160 [info]
VIAF ID: VIAF: 39573806 [info]
Wikidata: Q364869 [info]
Wikipedia: en: Mel Collins [info]
other databases: https://rateyourmusic.com/artist/mel_collins [info]
picture: https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:MEL COLLINS (Acabashi).jpg [info]

Appearances

Date Title Attributes Artist Length
composer
1972-02-27 Earthbound (King Crimson)
1972-03-10 Peoria
A Scarcity of Miracles
One of These Days I'll Get an Early Night
Separation
Threshold Soundscape
instrument
1971-10-08 Cirkus (live) saxophone King Crimson 8:43
1971-10-08 Cirkus (live) mellotron King Crimson 8:43
1971 Islands (rehearsal/run-through) saxophone King Crimson 10:53
1975-12 – 1977-07 Initial Speed soprano saxophone Phil Manzanera / 801 4:44
1975-12 – 1977-07 Listen Now saxophone Phil Manzanera / 801 7:58
1977 We’re All as We Lie (7″ single version) soprano saxophone Anthony Phillips 3:53
1981-11 – 1982-01 Bet You Wanna Take It All / Hold on Hold On saxophone Caravan 5:23
1981-11 – 1982-01 Proper Job / Back to Front saxophone Caravan 8:20
1981-11 – 1982-01 Taken by Breath Away saxophone Caravan 4:56
1981-11 – 1982-01 Videos of Hollywood saxophone Caravan 5:14
1983-07-23 Two Young Lovers (live, 1983-07: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK) saxophone Dire Straits 4:50
2010 A Scarcity of Miracles (alternate take) saxophone Jakszyk, Fripp & Collins 7:32
2010 Separation (edit) saxophone Jakszyk, Fripp & Collins 2:40
2010 The Other Man (early mix by Jakko Jakszyk) saxophone Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins 5:57
2014-05 Hoodoo (extract) saxophone King Crimson 0:23
2014-05 Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, Part I (extract) saxophone King Crimson 2:35
2014-05 Venturing Unto Joy (edit) saxophone King Crimson 1:11
2014 Larks’ Tongues In Aspic Part: I saxophone King Crimson 9:25
2014 The ConstruKction of Light (live, 2014-09-30 – 2014-10-01: Orpheum Theatre, Los Angeles, CA, USA) saxophone King Crimson 6:32
2014 Threshold Soundscape saxophone King Crimson 2:33
2015-11-20 Pictures of a City (live, 2015-11-20: Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Toronto, Canada) saxophone King Crimson 8:32
2017-06-15 The Court of the Crimson King (live, 2017-06-15: Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA, USA) saxophone [saxes] King Crimson 7:16
2017-06-15 The Court of the Crimson King (live, 2017-06-15: Mountain Winery, Saratoga, CA, USA) flute King Crimson 7:16
2017-07-15 21st Century Schizoid Man (live, 2017-07-15: Teatro Metropolitan, Mexico City, Mexico) saxophone [saxes] King Crimson 12:15
2017-07-15 21st Century Schizoid Man (live, 2017-07-15: Teatro Metropolitan, Mexico City, Mexico) flute King Crimson 12:15
3 Chord Trick saxophone Legacy 4:16
21st Century Schizoid Man saxophone King Crimson 11:38
21st Century Schizoid Man alto saxophone King Crimson 13:26
A Moment of Clarity saxophone Kompendium 4:17
A Scarcity of Miracles soprano saxophone King Crimson 7:00
Aficionado (1992 remix) saxophone Alain Bashung 2:37
And the Address guest and saxophone Nick Mason & Rick Fenn 2:49
Back to Life tenor saxophone Buzz Buzz feat. Mittermeier 3:18
Backstage Adventures of the Crimson Kind baritone saxophone King Crimson 4:40
Bad Habits saxophone and solo Joan Armatrading 3:47
Beneath the Waves saxophone Kompendium 5:51
Birdsong and Reprise flute [Flutes] Anthony Phillips 6:47
Black Ice guest and saxophone Nick Mason & Rick Fenn 3:41
Bounty Hunter saxophone Legacy 4:00
Ça cache quekchose (1992 remix) saxophone Alain Bashung 2:49
Cadence & Cascade (unedited master) flute King Crimson 5:44
Cadence and Cascade flute King Crimson 4:38
Cadence and Cascade (2010 stereo mix) flute King Crimson 4:38
Children of the Moon saxophone The Alan Parsons Project 4:51
Cirkus (2009 stereo mix) saxophone King Crimson 6:42
Cirkus (studio run through with guide vocal from original session) saxophone King Crimson 6:31
Dance Little Sister saxophone Terence Trent D’Arby 3:55
Don’t Answer Me saxophone The Alan Parsons Project 4:12
Don’t Let Me Down saxophone Bad Company 4:21
Earthbound saxophone King Crimson 6:15
Easy Money baritone saxophone King Crimson 8:28
Elke saxophone Camel 4:29
Elle s’fait rougir toute seule (1992 remix) saxophone Alain Bashung 3:09
Epiphany saxophone Legacy 4:47
Epitaph soprano saxophone King Crimson 8:53
Expresso Love (live, 1983-07: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK) saxophone Dire Straits 5:45
Eye in the Sky saxophone The Alan Parsons Project 4:36
Fan (1992 remix) saxophone Alain Bashung 4:17
Fingertips saxophone Camel 4:29
First Light alto saxophone Camel 4:59
Foolish Pride saxophone Joan Armatrading 3:16
Formentera Lady flute King Crimson 10:16
Formentera Lady saxophone King Crimson 10:16
Gaby, oh Gaby (1991 remix) saxophone Alain Bashung 3:56
Gemini saxophone The Alan Parsons Project 2:10
God's Land saxophone Legacy 4:02
Going Home (theme from ‘Local Hero’) (live, 1983-07: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK) saxophone Dire Straits 6:03
Groon saxophone King Crimson 15:32
Happy Family (2009 stereo mix) flute King Crimson 4:15
Happy Family (2009 stereo mix) saxophone King Crimson 4:15
Hard Shoulder flute and saxophone No-Man 4:04
Here and Now saxophone Legacy 5:00
Highways of the Sun bass flute Camel 4:29
Highways of the Sun saxophone Camel 4:29
Highways of the Sun concert flute Camel 4:29
Idylle au Caire (1992 remix) saxophone Alain Bashung 2:44
Indoor Games (2009 stereo mix) saxophone King Crimson 5:35
Interlude flute King Crimson 2:21
Islands saxophone King Crimson 11:54
Islands bass flute King Crimson 11:54
It's a Hard World saxophone Jack Green 3:46
J’sors avec ma frangine (1992 remix) saxophone Alain Bashung 2:48
Jesus Street saxophone Legacy 3:46
Kissin' and a Huggin' saxophone Joan Armatrading 4:42
L’Araignée (1992 remix) saxophone Alain Bashung 2:49
Ladies of the Road saxophone King Crimson 5:34
Ladies of the Road flute King Crimson 5:34
Ladies of the Road (abridged) saxophone [sax] King Crimson 5:32
Lady of the Dancing Water (2009 stereo mix) flute King Crimson 2:47
Lady of the Dancing Water (alternate take) flute King Crimson 2:50
Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, Part One flute King Crimson 13:07
Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, Part One baritone saxophone King Crimson 13:07
Larks’ Tongues in Aspic, Part Two alto saxophone King Crimson 6:50
Level Five baritone saxophone King Crimson 7:05
Level Five alto saxophone King Crimson 7:05
Looking for America saxophone Legacy 5:50
Love Over Gold (live, 1983-07: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK) saxophone Dire Straits 3:28
Magdalene saxophone Legacy 4:20
Mama Mercy saxophone Joan Armatrading 2:50
Mammagamma saxophone The Alan Parsons Project 3:35
Meltdown alto saxophone King Crimson 4:22
Meltdown baritone saxophone King Crimson 4:22
Metrognome tenor saxophone Camel 4:20
Miss You saxophone The Rolling Stones 3:35
Mumbo Jumbo guest and saxophone Nick Mason & Rick Fenn 3:52
No Love saxophone Joan Armatrading 4:00
Old and Wise saxophone The Alan Parsons Project 4:53
Old and Wise saxophone The Alan Parsons Project 5:05
Once Upon a Time in the West (live, 1983-07: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK) saxophone Dire Straits 13:01
One More Red Nightmare alto saxophone King Crimson 6:22
One More Red Nightmare baritone saxophone King Crimson 6:22
One of These Days I’ll Get an Early Night saxophone [all saxophones] Camel 5:52
One of These Days I’ll Get an Early Night saxophone Camel 5:52
Peace flute King Crimson 1:58
Peoria saxophone King Crimson 7:22
Pictures of a City baritone saxophone King Crimson 8:23
Pictures of a City alto saxophone King Crimson 8:23
Pictures of a City saxophone King Crimson 8:01
Pictures of a City (2010 stereo mix) saxophone King Crimson 8:01
Pipeline saxophone The Alan Parsons Project 3:57
Prelude: Song of the Gulls flute King Crimson 4:15
Prelude: Song of the Gulls saxophone King Crimson 4:15
Private Dancer saxophone Tina Turner 7:14
Private Investigations (live, 1983-07: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK) saxophone Dire Straits 7:35
Privé (1992 remix) saxophone Alain Bashung 3:05
Psychobabble saxophone The Alan Parsons Project 4:52
Radical Action (to Unseat the Hold of Monkey Mind) flute King Crimson 3:42
Rain Dances saxophone Camel 2:57
Rain Dances soprano saxophone Camel 2:57
Rebel (1992 remix) saxophone Alain Bashung 3:55
Red soprano saxophone King Crimson 6:31
Red flute King Crimson 6:31
Retours (1992 remix) saxophone Alain Bashung 2:14
Reviens va-t-en (1992 remix) saxophone Alain Bashung 3:11
River Man soprano saxophone David Sylvian 4:55
Romeo and Juliet (live, 1983-07: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK) saxophone Dire Straits 8:18
Sailor’s Tale saxophone King Crimson 7:30
Sailor’s Tale flute King Crimson 7:30
Sailor’s Tale alto saxophone King Crimson 6:47
Shelter Me saxophone Joe Cocker 4:23
Sign of the Times saxophone Jack Green 5:24
Silence and I saxophone The Alan Parsons Project 7:21
Silver Moon soprano saxophone David Sylvian 6:19
Sirius saxophone The Alan Parsons Project 1:54
Skylines alto saxophone Camel 4:26
Solid Rock (live, 1983-07: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK) saxophone Dire Straits 6:02
Son como hormigas guest and saxophone Barón Rojo 4:07
Starless soprano saxophone King Crimson 15:00
Starless soprano saxophone King Crimson 12:18
Starless (abridged) soprano saxophone King Crimson 4:37
Step by Step saxophone The Alan Parsons Project 3:53
Suitable Grounds for the Blues alto saxophone King Crimson 5:04
Sunset Strip saxophone Roger Waters 4:45
Telegraph Road (live, 1983-07: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK) saxophone Dire Straits 13:43
Tell Me bass clarinet and clarinet Camel 4:08
Tell Me Why saxophone Legacy 4:16
Tell Tale saxophone Joan Armatrading 2:32
The ConstruKction of Light flute King Crimson 6:29
The ConstruKction of Light tenor saxophone King Crimson 6:29
The Court of the Crimson King flute King Crimson 7:15
The Letters saxophone King Crimson 4:29
The Letters flute King Crimson 6:27
The Letters baritone saxophone King Crimson 6:27
The Letters flute King Crimson 4:29
The Light of Day soprano saxophone King Crimson 5:54
The Sailor’s Tale (live, edited, 1972-02-26: The Baseball Park, Jacksonville, FL, USA) saxophone King Crimson 4:49
The Sailor’s Tale (live, edited, 1972-02-26: The Baseball Park, Jacksonville, FL, USA) mellotron King Crimson 4:49
The Talking Drum tenor saxophone King Crimson 3:48
The Working Hour saxophone Tears for Fears 6:32
Tunnel of Love (intro: The Carousel Waltz) (live, 1983-07: Hammersmith Odeon, London, UK) saxophone Dire Straits 14:23
Twisting the Knife saxophone Legacy 3:50
Two Days Off saxophone Legacy 4:09
Two Young Lovers guest and saxophone Dire Straits 3:22
Vertige de l’amour (1992 remix) saxophone Alain Bashung 3:19
VROOOM baritone saxophone King Crimson 5:09
VROOOM flute King Crimson 5:09
We’re All as We Lie soprano saxophone Anthony Phillips 4:37
When I Get It Right horn Joan Armatrading 3:04
When Things Go Wrong saxophone Lol Creme / Kevin Godley 3:42
Wound in My Heart guest and soprano saxophone Propaganda 5:42
You’re Gonna Get Your Fingers Burned saxophone The Alan Parsons Project 4:22
A Scarcity of Miracles alto saxophone, flute and soprano saxophone Jakszyk, Fripp and Collins
Ammonia Avenue guest, saxophone and synthesizer The Alan Parsons Project
Eye in the Sky guest and saxophone The Alan Parsons Project
Eye in the Sky guest and saxophone The Alan Parsons Project
Eye in the Sky guest and saxophone The Alan Parsons Project
Eye in the Sky guest and saxophone The Alan Parsons Project
Girl You Know It’s True saxophone Milli Vanilli
Go West guest and saxophone Go West
Go West guest and saxophone Go West
Go West guest and saxophone Go West
Go West guest and saxophone Go West
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone King Crimson
In the Wake of Poseidon flute and saxophone [saxes] King Crimson
Liner alto saxophone, soprano saxophone and tenor saxophone Liner
Liner alto saxophone, soprano saxophone and tenor saxophone Liner
Liner alto saxophone, soprano saxophone and tenor saxophone Liner
No More Jinx saxophone Wild Blue
Radio K.A.O.S. saxophone Roger Waters
Radio K.A.O.S. saxophone Roger Waters
Red soprano saxophone King Crimson
Red soprano saxophone King Crimson
Red soprano saxophone King Crimson
Red soprano saxophone King Crimson
Red soprano saxophone King Crimson
Shamrock Diaries guest and saxophone Chris Rea
Shamrock Diaries guest and saxophone Chris Rea
Slowhand saxophone Eric Clapton
Slowhand (The Eric Clapton Remasters) saxophone Eric Clapton
Slowhand (The Eric Clapton Remasters) saxophone Eric Clapton
Slowhand saxophone Eric Clapton
Slowhand saxophone Eric Clapton
Slowhand (The Eric Clapton Remasters) saxophone Eric Clapton
Slowhand saxophone Eric Clapton
Slowhand saxophone Eric Clapton
Slowhand saxophone Eric Clapton
Slowhand saxophone Eric Clapton
Slowhand saxophone Eric Clapton
The Hurting (deluxe edition) saxophone Tears for Fears
The Turn of a Friendly Card guest and saxophone The Alan Parsons Project
The Turn of a Friendly Card guest and saxophone The Alan Parsons Project
Wet Dream (Reissue) flute Richard Wright
Wet Dream (Reissue) saxophone Richard Wright
Windows in the Jungle guest and saxophone 10cc
instrument arranger
Back to Life brass Buzz Buzz feat. Mittermeier 3:18
vocal
Formentera Lady background vocals King Crimson 10:16
Islands background vocals King Crimson 11:54
Ladies of the Road background vocals King Crimson 5:34
Ladies of the Road (abridged) background vocals King Crimson 5:32
The Letters background vocals King Crimson 4:29
writer
Summit and Something Else
Summit Going On
The Light of Day
The Sleeper