Subject: I have found a CD that I think you would enjoy
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock
The first half of Tangerine Dream's sold out London show at Shepherd's Bush Empire on November 6th, 1997. Subtitled the 'Vintage Set', it contains 10 of the best from their illustrious past, including 'Poland', 'Le Parc',... more »
The first half of Tangerine Dream's sold out London show at Shepherd's Bush Empire on November 6th, 1997. Subtitled the 'Vintage Set', it contains 10 of the best from their illustrious past, including 'Poland', 'Le Parc', 'Stratosfear 95' and 'Warsaw In The Sun'.
A must-have for all TD fans!
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Exceptionally well recorded and mastered, this live performance showcases the versatility and consistency which hallmark Tangerine Dream's 30+ years of excellence. This could easily be called a "Best Of" album."
Steve Benner | Lancaster, UK | 06/06/2000
(1 out of 5 stars)
"Time was when Tangerine Dream's concerts would be platforms for the band to showcase new ideas to the fans, as well as places for the band members themselves to experiment with new ideas in a live improvisatory setting. Judging from the contents of this disc, together with its partner "Tournado" (which features the second half of another concert from the same tour), Tangerine Dream concerts are nowadays just an excuse to trot out the same tired old tunes before an audience happy to play 'spot the golden oldie'! Time was when Tangerine Dream's live recording releases used to be carefully honed creations, providing fresh material for fans new and old to savour and admire. Nowadays, it seems like it's all too much effort to craft anything new from the endlessly recycled material. Maybe Edgar and Jerome have finally succumbed to commercial pressures? Maybe they've seen the burgeoning bootleg market that profits so handsomely from their labours and have decided it's time to cash in themselves? Maybe they've just dried up?Whatever the reasons, though, this disc presents nothing new (or even anything particularly interesting) for the long-time fan. The ten numbers played here span the band's output all the way from "Sorcerer" to "Oasis" but it is all played in such a uniformly lacklustre way that anyone who knows what the band used to be capable of in live performance can only be bitterly disappointed by this release. Even 'Stratosfear 95' limps home with no great show of enthusiasm. "Tournado" is something of an improvement on this release. At least it contains some sort of fire - something that is just altogether lacking here. Textures are also so muddy that my ears were definitely tired by the end. What a shame! Maybe you had to be there...?"
dan_ehrlich | 08/21/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"As a life-long TD fan and former youngest member of the now non-existent Tangerine Dream International Fan Club, I reckon this live album is absolutely great. I generally am a big fan of TD of the 70s and early 80s, and much less enthusiastic about the 90s stuff. I think it is great that TD at times play some of the old material using the original tunes in their recent performances (e.g. 'Betrayal' or 'Poland' in this album), but also throw into the mix some of the newer stuff as well. I would have been thrilled to be in the audience for such a performance. Tournado and this album are both great, in my opinion their best live albums since Poland of 1984."