THRAK [40th Anniversary Edition] [CD/DVD-A]

THRAK [40th Anniversary Edition] [CD/DVD-A]

by King Crimson

CD(Anniversary Edition / with DVD-Audio Disc)

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Overview

The only progressive rock band from the '60s to be making new, vital, progressive music in the '90s, King Crimson returned from a ten-year exile in 1995 with THRAK, their first album since 1984's Three of a Perfect Pair. As with the '80s band, guitarist
ingleader Robert Fripp recruited singer/guitarist Adrian Belew, bassist Tony Levin, and drummer Bill Bruford for this incarnation of his classic band. However, he added to this familiar quartet two new members: Chapman Stick player Trey Gunn and ex-Mr. Mister drummer Pat Mastelotto. Effectively, Fripp created a "double trio," and the six musicians combine their instruments in extremely unique ways. The mix is very dense, overpoweringly so at times, but careful listens will reveal that each musician has his own place in each song; the denseness of the sound is by design, not the accidental result of too many cooks in the kitchen. Sometimes, as in "THRAK," the two trios are set against each other, in some sort of musical faux combat. In others, they just combine their respective sounds to massive effect. On "Dinosaur," perhaps the strongest track on the record, Mastelotto and Bruford set up an ominous tom-tom groove that supports an even more ominous guitar figure. The vocal, the musings of a long-dead sauropod, are vintage Belew, just as the freaky, falling-down-the-stairs solo in the middle is vintage Fripp. Other high points include the drum duet "B'Boom" and the two Belew/Fripp "Inner Garden" pieces. Allusions to earlier Crimson abounds, such as the form of "VROOM," for example, which is suspiciously reminiscent of "Red" (from the 1974 album of the same name), or the shout-out to "The Sheltering Sky" (from 1981's Discipline) in "Walking on Air." Thankfully, this never gets annoying, but instead acts as a subtle nudge and a wink to faithful fans. King Crimson came back in a major way with THRAK, and proved that, even in its fourth major incarnation, Fripp and company still had something to say. High-quality prog. [A 40th Anniversary Edition of THRAK was released on CD and DVD-Audio in 2015, featuring new stereo & 5.1 mixes by Robert Fripp and Jakko Jakszyk plus high-resolution stereo mixes of the original album tracks, as well as additional audio and video material.]

Product Details

Release Date: 12/18/2015
Label: Dgm
UPC: 0633367401328
catalogNumber: 674013
Rank: 19673

Tracks

Disc 1

  1. VROOOM
  2. Coda: Marine 475
  3. Dinosaur
  4. Walking on Air
  5. B'boom
  6. Thrak
  7. Inner Garden, Pt. 1
  8. People
  9. Radio, Pt. 1
  10. One Time
  11. Radio, Pt. 2
  12. Inner Garden, Pt. 2
  13. Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream
  14. VROOOM VROOOM
  15. VROOOM VROOOM: Coda

Disc 2

  1. VROOOM
  2. Coda: Marine 475
  3. Dinosaur
  4. Walking on Air
  5. B'boom
  6. Thrak
  7. Inner Garden, Pt. 1
  8. People
  9. Radio, Pt. 1
  10. One Time
  11. Radio, Pt. 2
  12. Inner Garden, Pt. 2
  13. Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream
  14. VROOOM VROOOM
  15. VROOOM VROOOM: Coda
  16. VROOOM
  17. Coda: Marine 475
  18. Dinosaur
  19. Walking on Air
  20. B'boom
  21. Thrak
  22. Inner Garden, Pt. 1
  23. People
  24. Radio, Pt. 1
  25. One Time
  26. Radio, Pt. 2
  27. Inner Garden, Pt. 2
  28. Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream
  29. VROOOM VROOOM
  30. VROOOM VROOOM: Coda
  31. VROOOM
  32. Coda: Marine 475
  33. Dinosaur
  34. Walking on Air
  35. B'boom
  36. Thrak
  37. Inner Garden, Pt. 1
  38. People
  39. Radio, Pt. 1
  40. One Time
  41. Radio, Pt. 2
  42. Inner Garden, Pt. 2
  43. Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream
  44. VROOOM VROOOM
  45. VROOOM VROOOM: Coda
  46. VROOOM
  47. Coda: Marine 475
  48. Dinosaur
  49. Walking on Air
  50. B'boom
  51. Thrak
  52. Inner Garden, Pt. 1
  53. People
  54. Radio, Pt. 1
  55. One Time
  56. Radio, Pt. 2
  57. Inner Garden, Pt. 2
  58. Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream
  59. VROOOM VROOOM
  60. VROOOM VROOOM: Coda
  61. VROOOM
  62. Coda: Marine 475
  63. Dinosaur
  64. Walking on Air
  65. B'boom
  66. Thrak
  67. Inner Garden, Pt. 1
  68. People
  69. Radio, Pt. 1
  70. One Time
  71. Radio, Pt. 2
  72. Inner Garden, Pt. 2
  73. Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream
  74. VROOOM VROOOM
  75. VROOOM VROOOM: Coda

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