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PERGAMON - LIVE AT THE 'PALAST DER REPUBLIK' GDR

Tangerine Dream

 

Progressive Electronic

4.23 | 121 ratings

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octopus-4
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RIO/Avant/Zeuhl,Neo & Post/Math Teams
5 stars It's a fact that in the 80s the live stage is where Tangerine Dream are able to place good music. In addition, this is the re-release of the "Quichotte" live album from a concert of, I think, 1980.

It's probably because after a number of movie soundtracks that were, as PA defines, good but non-essential, and sometimes neither good, that this album appeared to me like a miracle.

Not only we are back to a suite divided into two side-long tracks because of the limitations of the vynil, the initial piano riff shows how skilled the band members are and this is something that doesn't happen very often: TD music doesn't leave room to solos or virtuosity and the first minutes of Quichotte are a spectacular exception.

The music has a bit of the newage mood that will be quite a constant later in the 80s, but it's still on the chords of Ricochet or Cyclone.

Surely the best TD release of the 80s, the last to have some psychedelic and spacey moments.

No more words. An album strongly recommended to everybody.

octopus-4 | 5/5 |

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