Thrak

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THRAK
THRAK - Original Album Cover.jpeg
Studio album by King Crimson
Released 3 April 1995 (1995-04-03)
Recorded 24 October – 4 December 1994
Studio Real World Studios, Box, Wiltshire, England
Genre Progressive rock
Length 56:30
Label Virgin
Producer
King Crimson chronology
VROOOM
(1994)
THRAK
(1995)
B'Boom: Live in Argentina
(1995)

THRAK is the eleventh studio album by the band King Crimson released in 1995, the successor to the preceding mini-album VROOOM (1994).

Recording[edit]

This album was recorded in the "double trio"[ambiguous] format of King Crimson.

Release[edit]

Released on 3 April 1995, THRAK reached number 58 in the UK Albums Chart, their last album to chart.[1] The album was first released on CD in 1995, followed by a remastered edition in 2002. A new 5.1 surround sound mix by Jakko Jakszyk was released as a CD/DVD-A release.[2] It was reissued in October 2015 remixed by Jakszyk and Robert Fripp for the 40th Anniversary Series standalone and new THRAK BOX.

Reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[3]
Maxim 4/5 stars
Q 4/5 stars
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars[4]
Trouser Press favourable[5]

Trouser Press described it as "an absolute monster, a cerebral sextet adventure stunning in its precisely controlled rock power."[5]

Track listing[edit]

All lyrics written by Adrian Belew, except "Coda: Marine 475" by Robert Fripp, all music composed by Belew, Bill Bruford, Fripp, Trey Gunn, Tony Levin and Pat Mastelotto.

No. Title Length
1. "VROOOM" (instrumental) 4:38
2. "Coda: Marine 475"   2:41
3. "Dinosaur"   6:37
4. "Walking on Air"   4:38
5. "B'Boom" (instrumental) 4:11
6. "THRAK" (instrumental) 3:59
7. "Inner Garden I"   1:47
8. "People"   5:53
9. "Radio I" (instrumental) 0:44
10. "One Time"   5:22
11. "Radio II" (instrumental) 1:03
12. "Inner Garden II"   1:16
13. "Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream"   4:50
14. "VROOOM VROOOM" (instrumental) 5:50
15. "VROOOM VROOOM: Coda" (instrumental) 3:01

Personnel[edit]

King Crimson
Technical

References[edit]

External links[edit]