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3.40 | 27 ratings | 4 reviews | 15% 5 stars

Good, but non-essential

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Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Waterborne (6:22)
2. Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme) (2:58)
3. Poland (8:11)
4. Sundance Kid (6:03)
5. Silver Scale (7:13)
6. Warsaw In The Sun (5:23)
7. Stratosfear 1995 (8:17)
8. Dolphin Dance (6:26)
9. Le Parc (L.A. - Streethawk) (3:52)
10. Beach Theme (4:30)

Total time: 59:15


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Line-up / Musicians

- Edgar Froese / keyboards, sequencers control
- Jerome Froese / keyboards, sequencers control
- Emil Hachfeld / codotronic & percussion
- Zlatko Perica / electric & acoustic guitars

Releases information

TDICD 013,63013-2,Membran 222238-205

Re-released 2005 with different cover Noble Price music 222238-205

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TANGERINE DREAM Valentine Wheels, Live in London ratings distribution

(27 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(15%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(41%)
Good, but non-essential (33%)
Collectors/fans only (7%)
Poor. Only for completionists (4%)

TANGERINE DREAM Valentine Wheels, Live in London reviews

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Review by Easy Livin
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator / Retired Admin
3 stars The wheels of ubiquity turn one more time

Recorded live in London in 1997, "Valentine wheels" has the feel of being just another Tangerine Dream album. There's nothing of particular value or note here, just a collection of live versions of 10 familiar and less familiar works.

The now established father and son duo are certainly captured excellently in terms of the sound quality (the suspicious among us might say a little too well), and the renditions are spirited and often captivating. The tracks tend to segue from one to the next giving the impression of one continuous suite, with familiar pieces such as "Warsaw in the sun" sitting well next to "Stratosfear '95".

While Zlatko Perica is credited with playing guitars on the album, his contribution is somewhat limited, being only really apparent on the closing "Beach theme". Much of the rest of the music is pretty one dimensional from a sound point of view, with the ubiquitous dueting synthesiser rarely varying their tones.

"Valentine wheels" is one of those albums which is in the main enjoyable, but which is notably unexciting. If you've heard half a dozen Tangerine Dream albums, especially those of the soundtrack variety, then there's nothing here you won't have heard before.

One unusual aspect for a Tangs live album is the way the audience reaction to familiar pieces has been captured during the performances. To hear the audience at any time other than between pieces is most unusual.

Review by ZowieZiggy
3 stars There is nothing wrong with this live set. What's (almost) new here, is that the band proposes already recorded songs during this tour. So far, they performed new material for most of the time.

The audience is quite receptive I should say (bearing in mind the type of music played). It is only a pity that some excellent tracks are too much shortened to my taste ("Poland"). Still, these eight minutes are rather convincing: upbeat for six of them and heavenly melodic during the closing two. A highlight for sure.

The same sort of structure (and characteristics) applies to "Silver Scale" which also can be considered as one of the best parts from this live offering. Now, I won't say that I am enchanted by the "remix" of the excellent original "Stratosfear". This version is quite accelerated to be honest, and I can't explain why the band decided to make it such a rocking song from it.

The old TD fan must of course have grown with the years to appreciate this set, but the move is quite easy. The whole being enjoyable enough to justify the three stars rating. A good album by all means.

Latest members reviews

4 stars A well rounded Tangerine Dream quasi-retrospective live album which the casual listener should have no difficulty appreciating. If nothing is gleaned from this, then Tangerine Dream's mark of electronic music is just not your cup of tea. The ten selections flow seamlessly into and out of one an ... (read more)

Report this review (#190691) | Posted by Vibrationbaby | Friday, November 28, 2008 | Review Permanlink

4 stars Valentine Wheels, the concert from London's Shepherd's Bush Emipre presents us with a very good selection of music. Tangerine Dream put more balance on their better known older tracks from the eighties, and even the famous theme from Sorcerer, Betrayal from 1977. You can hear the audience re ... (read more)

Report this review (#74245) | Posted by LaserDave | Thursday, April 6, 2006 | Review Permanlink

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