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QUICHOTTE

Tangerine Dream

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3.56 | 50 ratings | 4 reviews | 26% 5 stars

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Live, released in 1980

Songs / Tracks Listing

Side A:
Quichotte Part I (22:38)

Side B:
Quichotte Part II (23:33)

Total Time: 46:11

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Line-up / Musicians

- Chris Franke / synthetizers, electronic percussion
- Edgar Froese / synthetizers, electronic guitar
- Johannes Schmoelling / synthetizers, piano

Releases information

LP AMIGA 8 55 819 (German Democratic Republic [GDR])
Recording January 31st 1980 during "DT-64 Jugendkonzert" at the now defunkt Palast Der Republic.
Re-released in 1986 with the title: "Pergamon" by Tangerine Dream Production/ Caroline Records Inc./ Virgin

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TANGERINE DREAM Quichotte ratings distribution


3.56
(50 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(26%)
26%
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(54%)
54%
Good, but non-essential (18%)
18%
Collectors/fans only (2%)
2%
Poor. Only for completionists (0%)
0%

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Review by richardh
PROG REVIEWER
4 stars Unjustly overlooked Tangerine Dream live recording that captures them almost at their peak.Johannes Schmoelling had just joined Froese and Franke and here gives their music a real shot in the arm.Within electronic music this trio has never been bettered IMO.

Stylistically this is similar to their other release in the same year Tangram.The first part opens with an extended electric piano section that is like Tangram Part One.Here they develop it a bit more.The second part is more electronic driven but also features some nifty guitar work that takes it all up another level.Great stuff and ideal for the headphones.Safe 4 star album that as far as live Tangerine albums go is only slightly behind Ricochet and Poland but on a par with the excellent Logos and Encore.One to add to your collection without doubt.

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Posted Sunday, October 08, 2006

Review by russellk
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2 stars TANGERINE DREAM were masters of the live performance. Their spacey beats and synths allowed them to indulge in a considerable amount of live jamming, with guitars, flutes, synths and whatever took their fancy used to overlay that persistent sequenced rhythm.

This meant that no two classic TD performances were ever quite the same. This can be witnessed from the hundreds of bootlegs available - and by listening to this album. For 'Quichotte' - or 'Pergamon', as it was retitled in 1986 to catch the unwary - is in major part 'Tangram' live. The main themes are instantly recognisable as such. I imagine that this leaves TANG fans with mixed emotions on tracking down a copy of this rare recording.

'Tangram' was retrogressive to my mind, and 'Quichotte' does nothing to change my view. Skilled surgeons have operated on this music to remove any hint of drama or avant-garde-ness, leaving a bland pap that is so much less than the full TANGERINE DREAM experience. Despite there being nothing to object to - it all sounds fine - I cannot recommend this album to anyone but the collector or fan. Not even a superb FROESE guitar solo that takes up most of Side 2 can save this one.

If you want to find out what TANGERINE DREAM were like live, look elsewhere.

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Posted Tuesday, April 22, 2008

Review by ZowieZiggy
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4 stars To make the experience longer, I tend to listen to this album after ''Tangram''. They are of course quite similar in essence and since I fell ''progfundly'' in love with ''Tangram'', I could only be pleased with ''Quichotte''. As usual, the band is improvising an awful lot, even if there are some cues.

This is of course a more confidential album than previous live releases and much praised albums such as ''Ricochet''. Still, it is full of elements from the true TD essence of the seventies (which we all admire and love, right?) and as such it can be consider as a pretty good work.

Both sides of this album have their charms. While the first one is more ambient, full of tact and beauty, the other one is strongly harder thanks to some great guitar work and the rhythm is more upbeat as well. The whole though is an enjoyable experience for any symphonic- electronic freak. As I am.

This is an album that shouldn't disappoint any TD lovers from their great ''Virgin'' era... It is somewhat relegated in the second-territories which is not really accurate. I quite like it and my rating is four stars.

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Posted Thursday, June 25, 2009

Review by Bonnek
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3 stars Quichotte continues the more melodic prog leanings of Force Majeure, the entrancing pulse of earlier works has become much less dominant.

Part 1 starts with very pleasant piano, nothing like the dark atmospheres of yore; this is a new and crisp Tangerine Dream, but still inspired enough. The sound is that of the years of dull and stale music that would soon follow but here everything is still of good quality. The first part gradually involves more synths and after a good 10 minutes they build up a mild and soothing sequence. A spooky interlude brings us into part 2. A bright sequence with guitar improvisations is maintained for 11 minutes before it changes to a major key resulting in a slightly cheesy effect.

Quichotte is a pleasant live album that I'm sure will please all fans of Tangerine Dream's more melodic side.

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