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Recording

This album was recorded in the "double trio" format of King Crimson. With the band consisting of two guitarists, two bassists and two drummers the opening track begins with all six musicians in the center of the mix. Then as the track gets going they are split into two trios (guitar, bass and drums) with three going to the left channel and three going to the right.
Release

Released on 3 April 1995, THRAK reached number 58 in the UK Albums Chart, their last album to chart. 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. It was reissued in October 2015 remixed by Jakszyk and Robert Fripp for the 40th Anniversary Series standalone and new THRAK BOX.
Reception
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars
Maxim 4/5 stars
Q 4/5 stars
Rolling Stone 3/5 stars
Trouser Press favourable

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

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" 2:42
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" 5:21
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

n.b. for the box set track listing set the THRAK (King Crimson Live And Studio Recordings 1994-1997) article.
Personnel

King Crimson

Robert Fripp – guitar, mellotron, soundscapes, vocals, production
Adrian Belew – guitar, lead vocals, production
Tony Levin – bass, extended-range bass, electric upright bass, funk fingers, backing vocals, production
Trey Gunn – Chapman Stick, Warr guitar, backing vocals, production
Bill Bruford – drums, production
Pat Mastelotto – percussion, production

Technical

David Bottrill – production

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