King Crimson - VROOOM VROOOM (2001) [Japanese Edition 2004]
EAC Rip | FLAC (image+.cue+log) - 874 MB MP3 CBR 320 kbps (LAME 3.93) - 303 MB Covers - 174 MB
Genre: Progressive Rock | RAR 3% Rec. | Label: Universal Music (UICE-9070-1)

This is a two-CD collection capturing King Crimson during a pair of multi-night stands at The Longacre Theater in New York City (November 20-25, 1995) and The Metropolitan Theater in Mexico City (August 2-6, 1996). This double-trio lineup includes the talents of: Robert Fripp (guitar, soundscapes), Adrian Belew (guitar, vocals), Trey Gunn (touch guitar), Tony Levin (basses, stick), Bill Bruford (percussion of all sorts), and Pat Mastelotto (percussion of all sorts). Vrooom Vrooom includes much of the same frenetic energy and immaculate sonics that awaited attendees of these performances. Happily much of the repertoire focuses on materials from the 1995 studio release, Thrak, King Crimson's first in over a decade. Likewise, both the Mexico City and New York City sets are laden with the profound and otherwise solicitous vibes that present themselves whenever this band is running at full capacity on all six cylinders. The Mexico City disc opens with a quintet of instrumentals and improvisations circa the Thrak album: "Vroom Vroom," "Coda: Marine 475," "B'Boom," and the title track, "Thrak," as well as more structured compositions such as "Dinosaur." Likewise, the N.Y.C. disc includes "People" and "Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream," as well as profound renderings of "One Time." Of special note is the Belew-led impromptu cover of the Beatles' "Free as a Bird" and the King Crimson original "Walking on Air," the latter of which is a one-off bonus track from a Wiltern Theater performance in Los Angeles on June 30, 1995. Additionally, there are quite a few tracks that hark back to previous incarnations of the mighty King Crimson, especially the '80s quartet of Fripp, Belew, Bruford, and Levin. "Three of a Perfect Pair," "Elephant Talk," "Indiscipline," "Neurotica," and "Thela Hun Ginjeet" are among the tracks given the intensity of a sonic triple espresso.

CD 1 Tracklist (Live In Mexico City):
02. Coda: Marine 475
03. Dinosaur
04. B'Boom
06. The Talking Drum
07. Larks' Tongues In Aspic (Part II)
08. Neurotica
09. Prism
10. Red
11. Improv: Biker Babes Of The Rio Grande
12. 21st Century Schizoid Man

Total time: 59:52

CD 2 Tracklist (Live In New York City):
01. Conundrum
02. Thela Hun Ginjeet
03. Frame By Frame
04. People
05. One Time
06. Sex Sleep Eat Drink Dream
07. Indiscipline
08. Two Sticks
09. Elephant Talk
10. Three Of A Perfect Pair
11. B'Boom
13. Free As A Bird
14. Walking On Air

Total time: 01:08:42
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