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King Crimson - Thrak

 (Limited Edition 12 CD + DVD-Audio + DVD + 2 Blu-Ray + Booklet)


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Product No.:
CDGM 671995
UPC: 633367199522

Multi-Format Box Sets

No. of Discs: 16

Also available on:
200 Gram Vinyl Record

Limited edition 12 CD + DVD Audio + DVD + 2 Blu-ray and booklet

Recorded at Peter Gabriel's RealWorld studios Thrak was released in 1995 and was followed by tours in Europe, Japan and the U.S.A. Thrak and its accompanying tours managed the task of appealing to older King Crimson fans, while allowing the band to develop a whole new audience — perhaps unsurprisingly, as many of the musical ideas initially formulated by Crimson lineups of the 70's and 80's had been absorbed, extended and re-presented in a new light by bands directly influenced by earlier Crimson albums and performances.

Thrak has all the hallmarks of a classic album — an album that challenged audience expectations when released, yet still sounds exciting now. For the band's many fans, it rates comparison with the best of King Crimson's studio albums, no mean feat given the quality and status of the likes of In The Court of the Crimson King (1969), Red (1974) and Discipline (1981).

The newly mixed stereo of Thrak was described as 'transformative' by Robert Fripp. It's also no exaggeration to state that this band can't be fully appreciated and understood until you hear the roar of Thrak emerging from six speakers.

Twenty years on from its original release, Thrak remains one of the most powerful studio albums of the period.

Lineup includes Robert Fripp, Adrian Belew, Tony Levin, Bill Bruford, with newcomers Trey Gunn (Stick and Warr guitar) and Pat Mastelotto (drums and percussion).

Detailed Contents:

Robert Fripp: Guitar, Soundscapes
Adrian Belew: Guitar, Voice, Words
Trey Gunn: Stick, Backing Vocals
Tony Levin: Upright & Electric Basses, Backing Vocals
Pat Mastelotto & Bill Bruford: Acoustic & Electronic Percussions

Blu-Ray 1: The most comprehensive Hi-Res audio only disc yet assembled features three complete albums with 5.1 Surround Sound mixes: Thrak, Attakcathrak and Kcensington Thrak. These three albums also appear in hi-res stereo - Thrak in both its original and new stereo mixes — plus a further three complete albums are included in hi-res stereo, JurassiKc Thrak, Thrakattak and the official live bootleg of the double trio in Argentina: B'Boom.
Blu-Ray II is no less complete & features an audio/visual feast: A complete concert filmed live at The Warfield Theatre, San Francisco from 1995 - previously unreleased - with all footage newly transferred from the original tapes, mastered for high definition and 5.1 Surround Sound.
original tapes, mastered for High Definition with the original 5.1 Surround Sound remastered.
• Tony's Road Movies - The band on the road as filmed by Tony Levin - all footage newly mastered for High Definition & featuring a soundtrack of previously unreleased material drawn from the band's earliest rehearsals in 1994 up-mixed to Surround Sound
• The EPK of the making of the Thrak album at Peter Gabriel's RealWorld Studios with newly-mixed surround sound audio.
• Additionally, this disc is being built to include a further unique feature whereby, with a press of a button, the disc will function as a pure audio disc for all audio material featured in the audio/video section.
• Both blu-ray discs set new standards for what can be done with this format.

DVD-A 1: features Thrak in 5.1 surround & 24/96 High resolution stereo mixes of the 2015 mix by Jakko Jakszyk & Robert Fripp & the 2002 master of the original stereo mix.
DVD 1: Features the Warfield Concert & Tony’s Road Movies films

CD 1 JurassiKc Thrak - an assemblage of material from the recording sessions for the album - placing the listener in the studio with the band as the material was composed and recorded including seven pieces that didn't make it onto the final album.
CD2: Max Vroom - features the long-unavailable mini-album VROOOM, augmented with tracks & edits from the KC Club release: The VROOOM Sessions - all material re-compiled & remastered at DGM.
CD3: Thrak- is the 2002 remaster of the original album
CD4: ATTAKcATHRAK (The Vicar’s Thrak) – is a sort of sequel to Thrakkattak insofar as it's assembled from live improvs - but simultaneously very different – one of David Singleton’s best pieces of production. The editing process for the new improv album provides more form and function to the material without compromising the spirit of the original improvs. Unlike Thrakattak, which was based on stereo board recordings, this album is newly mixed, in both stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound, from multi-track tapes.
CD5: Thrak - is the transformative 2015 Jakko Jakszyk/Robert Fripp remix of the original album, described by Robert Fripp as “a re-imagining of stereo in the early 21st century”
CD6: Byte Size Thrak - is a compilation of singles edits, live tracks from promos, a 12" mix edit – some of which are making their debut appearance on commercially available disc & extracts from writing sessions from the final Nashville rehearsals in 1997.
CDs7/8: Kcensington Thrak -is a newly mixed release of the band's London concerts in 1995. Mixed from multi-track tapes by Jakko Jakszyk, and mastered by David Singleton & Robert Fripp ("to make it rock even harder"). Other than video releases, it is also the first live show from this band available in surround sound.
CDs 9/10: New YorKc Thrak - features a complete setlist from the 1995 run of shows in the city, some material previously released on VROOOM VROOOM (now deleted) & the KC Club release On Broadway. Drawn from multi-track tapes, mixed by Adrian Belew & Ken Latchney - all newly remastered at DGM.
CDs 11/12: AzteKc Thrak - features a complete setlist from the Mexico City concerts in 1996 - released, in part, on Vroom Vroom - mixed from the original multi-tracks by Robert Fripp, R Chris Murphy & David Singleton and recently remastered at DGM.
• Album sized booklet with rare/unseen photos, new sleeve notes by Sid Smith, technical notes on the recordings by David Singleton + memorabilia

Disc 1:
Jurassikc THRAK

Disc 2:
Maximum VROOM

Disc 3:
THRAK original mix

Disc 4:

Disc 5:
THRAK 2015 Mix3

Disc 6:
Byte-Size THRAK

Discs 7 & 8:
Kcensington THRAK

Discs 9 & 10:
New Yorkc THRAK

Discs 11 & 12:

Disc 13:

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Disc 15:

Disc 16:

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