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Thursday, September 25, 2008

King Crimson - THRAK (1995)

Thrak is an album by the band King Crimson released in 1995, a companion to the preceding mini-album VROOOM (1994). This album was recorded in the "double trio" format of King Crimson. The track "B'Boom" features the first drum solo to appear on a King Crimson studio album. Its title may or may not reference the album M'Boom by prolific jazz drummer Max Roach. - Wikipedia

Robert Fripp - Guitar, Mellotron
Adrian Belew - Guitar, Vocals
Tony Levin - Bass Guitar, Stick, Electric Upright Bass & Vocals
Trey Gunn - Stick, Vocals
Bill Bruford - Drums, Percussion
Pat Mastelotto - Drums, Percussion

1. Vrooom (4:37)
2. Coda: Marine 475 (2:41)
3. Dinosaur (6:35)
4. Walking On Air (4:34)
5. B'boom (4:11)
6. Thrak (3:58)
7. Inner Garden I (1:47)
8. People (5:53)
9. Radio I ( :43)
10. One Time (5:21)
11. Radio II (1:02)
12. Inner Garden II (1:15)
13. Sex, Sleep, Eat, Drink & Dream (4:48)
14. Vrooom Vrooom (5:37)
15. Vrooom Vrooom: Coda (3:00)

Asia - Phoenix (2008)

Phoenix is a studio album from the progressive rock band Asia, the first to feature all four original members (John Wetton, Geoff Downes, Steve Howe and Carl Palmer) since 1983's Alpha. According to Asia's official reunion site, the band will play songs from this album on the 2008 leg of their world tour. The album was released in Europe April 11 2008 by Frontiers Records and in North America April 15 via EMI[1]. It was released in Japan April 23 via King Records. The Phoenix album cover features a Roger Dean illustration of a phoenix in front of the Asia logo on a black background. - Wikipedia

Geoff Downes - Keyboards, Backing Vocals
John Wetton - Bass, Lead Vocals
Steve Howe - Guitar, Backing Vocals
Carl Palmer - Drums, Percussion

1. Never Again - 4:53
2. Nothing's Forever 5:44
3. Heroine - 4:51
4. Sleeping Giant / No Way Back / Reprise - 8:09
5. Alibis - 5:38
6. I Will Remember You - 5:09
7. Shadow of a Doubt - 4:16
8. Parallel Worlds / Vortex / Déyà - 8:09
9. Wish I'd Known All Along - 4:05
10. Orchard of Mines - 5:09
11. Over and Over - 3:31
12. An Extraordinary Life - 4:56