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Tangerine Dream - Paris - February 2nd 1981 CD (album) cover


Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

3.80 | 6 ratings

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4 stars Very good release from the 1981 performance of Tangerine Dream. This double CD set features great pieces not on official releases and has its place among TD top 80s live albums.

The first disc starts with Undulation, which is a live version of Edgar Froese's Kamikaze Theme. This oriental-electronic track is unique and shows from the beginning that TD is always surprising. calymba Caly and Thermal Inversion are another little-known lengthy pieces more captivating in my mind than most tracks of the Exit album recorded the same year. Parisien Piano calms down the tempo until the end of Force Majeure which concludes admirably the disc.

The second starts with the Horns of Doom suite, 20 minutes of punchy hypnotic electronic sequence growing in your mind. Phase Change provides the transition to tracks taking themes from the Thief album. The reason why I give 4 stars instead of 5 is that the end of the disc seems a bit repetitive.

Anyway, this double CD simply features one of the best live TD performance of the 80s and proves that the band was very creative during this period. I would have liked to see some of the tracks played here released in one of their studio albums !

Modrigue | 4/5 |


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