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Live, released in 1984

Songs / Tracks Listing


1. Poland (22.00)
2. Tangent (19.52)
3. Barbakane (13.49)
4. Horizon (20.49)

Total Time 77.06

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E.Froese / Guitars, Synthesizers, Keyboards
C.Franke / Synthesizers, Keyboards
J.Schmoelling / Synthesizers, Keyboards

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LP Jive 22 / LP Relativity 8045 / CD Castle ESM 365 / CD Relativity 8045
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3.88
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Review by greenback
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4 stars This double LP record has full of sequenced beat and rhythm. There are also loaded floating keyboards sounds at the same time or without the sequencers. We are talking here about ultra modern synthesizers. The music sounds very artificial, although the sound is very well recorded for a live album. The sequencers always enter progressively. Like on "Livemiles", the beat and sequencers often change, avoiding to fall into monotonous and repetitive patterns. I think "Poland" lacks a bit of originality; the 4 tracks nearly 20 minutes long are quite good, but it gives the listener a feeling of a bit deja vu, and they sound a bit the same. We feel Johannes Schmoelling is still very inspired, although his best years with Tangerine Dream are passed.

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Posted Thursday, July 14, 2005

Review by philippe
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2 stars The eighties represent a dramatic, agonising period for TD in term of musical creation and artistic originality. Their musical production declines constantly over the years to reach the degree zero of interest. With all the repsect I have for this legendary musical formation (The TD of the origins) I think that the trio Schmoelling / Froese / Franke didn't made any consistent albums, just a vast collection of mediocre, ephemeral essays with big electronic machines. The materials used in Poland is relatively similar to Exit / White Eagle. Poland belongs to these chaotic, sterile musical years, consequently the compositions are aseptic, mechanical (using to much electronic programs to cover the lack of genial intuitions), the synth parts are massive and sound terribly old dated, the floating e-guitar leads are in the mood of things ever developped in the previous official live Logos. The sequencers driven patterns are omnipresent and monolithic. The first track rises from the dark abyss with powerful synth chords but the improvisation that follows the introduction progressively falls into an insistent commercial synth exhibition with aweful electronic rhythms / sounds and false emotional melodies. This long epic electronic piece contains some nice, dark & dreamy-synth passages but the atmosphere is not organic, sensual, cerebral or physical and rather artificial, heartless and without reliefs. The last track Horizon has a certain charm with its voluminous spherical soundscape in the background but the leading theme which starts after a long introduction is expressively soft, generic. Poland is environemental new agey music. An easy, badly inspired music by a Froese who (a few years later) will definitely exchange his artistic career for a seat in the huge musical business, insulting our capacity of listening and our capacity of discernment.

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Posted Saturday, December 22, 2007

Review by russellk
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3 stars This 80 minute live set attracts glowing reviews. I've listened to it a few times now, and I'm mystified as to why. Apart from the excellent 'Horizon', nothing here sparkles. It's merely yet another in the sequence of competent live TANGERINE DREAM performances: mindblowing, no doubt, for those who attend them, but inferior to their best studio work.

I say that, but in fact 'Poland' is an anachronism. By this point TANGERINE DREAM were immersed in a world of soundtracks and soundbites, mass-producing short mood pieces for numerous film directors around the world. So numerous were these pieces, it almost got to the stage where it was hard to find a film without a TANGERINE DREAM soundtrack. I exaggerate, of course.

'Poland' isn't like that. It is very much the child of previous live efforts, only this time a longer effort - a full 80 minutes. Or, if you're unlucky, slightly less: most versions of this have had a few minutes shaved off the end of 'Barbakane' to fit on a single CD format. Some, in fact, are also missing one entire track ('Tangent'). So be careful what you buy.

The fare here is the usual combination of carefully sequenced rhythms and overlaid melodies, some of which have been 'liberated' from previous albums. There's none of the energy of 'Ricochet' and certainly none of the experimentalism of their 1970s work. Safe, predictable and ultimately disposable, 'Poland' is the sort of album you buy if you're a fan or if you need yet another instrumental album to get you through a day's work.

At least it wasn't another soundtrack.

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Posted Thursday, April 24, 2008

Review by ZowieZiggy
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4 stars This is my twentieth TD review so far and it is quite amazing to have listened to so many good albums. Their very early days were not easily accessible but the only album I could hardly cope with was the much later "Cyclone" (two stars). Besides that one, I couldn't find any album rating with less than three stars. This is quite a remarkable achievement (their music I mean) whatever will come in the future.

What's even more attractive, is that even if there were five live albums in those twenty reviews, it all has to be considered as original work since the band always played new material during these recordings (some might say improvisations).

It is again the case with this double "Live In Warsaw". Now to honest, the first part of the opening number ("Poland") is quite hermetic to my ears: too much electro-beat-related sounds for a while but these sweetly slips towards the fine and spacey music we all know (by the way, TD music and alike were referred to space-rock in the seventies).

This is fortunately also the case for the moving "Tangent" which conveys a lot of tranquillity (which I highly need these days, for personal reasons). This is one of their most melodic songs. One doesn't know if he is being sent on the boundaries of the universe or deep down the bottoms of the sea (like during "Underwater Sunlight"). At least for the first ten minutes or so.

The music turns on to a more electro-pop mood after that even with a light reggae scent! Quite abrupt for a change, but not too bad even if it is not this TD aspect that I prefer. I wouldn't say either that "Barbacane" is their most brilliant track: it is much too repetitive therefore and sounds rather uninspired (at least during the first part). It leans more on the new age trends after that (and also becomes more pleasant).

As most of my colleagues, my fave is the closing "Horizon". A full length successful track (in comparison with some partial achievements as I have outlined). It is truly comparable to their great works from the seventies and raises the quality of the whole set quite substantially. You got it all here, really. A formidable kaleidoscope of their huge contribution to prog music.

My objective rating would be seven out of ten but since the PA rating is such as it is, I'll upgrade it to four stars thanks to "Horizon".

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Review by Bonnek
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3 stars Poland is a well performed concert with, a few cheesy ditties aside, plenty of swirling sequences and lots of atmosphere.

The first half of the title track continues where Hyperborea left off, it' not bad but a bit mellow, the second is a bit slow to start as well but it develops into a very strong finale with nice percussion. Tangent is more uneven, it is made up out of 4 distinct pieces of which the first two are very atmospheric. The 3rd part starts at minute 10 and is just a cheesy pop tune, similar to the kind of themes Tangerine Dream fills their soundtracks with. The last 4 minutes are also feather light new age pop but more enjoyable.

Barbakane is lacking both in its atmospheric opening and in its cheesy pop theme. The track closing 20 minutes of Horizon is a real treat. The melodic parts are very tasteful and the swirling take on the sequences from Thief are very captivating.

Based on what I've heard from Tangerine Dream, this is the last album to contain any enjoyable music at all. Though I admit I only heard a good 10 albums out of the 600-something albums that they have manufactured since. I doubt that I missed anything really.

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Review by octopus-4
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4 stars Between a soundtrack and another, in the 80s TD have found some spare time to tour and release this very good live album.

It contains four side long tracks, i could say "as usual", and even if all of them contain reminds to studio tracks they are all previously unreleased as in all the TD lives up to now.

"Poland" has, I think, a strong connection to Vangelis. If you put this track on without telling me who they are, I would likely make this mistake. There are of course elements that can help in identifying them, the track's length is one, but this track sounds a lot like the 80s works of the Greek keyboardist. It's only in the last minutes when the percussions (electronic of course) become compulsive that the TD trademark is really evident. In the most relaxing moments, starting from about the minute 11, the spacey soundscape is very close to the slow moments of albums like China or even Chariots of Fire.

"Tangent" starts slow and dark. It can remind to L'Opera Sauvage initially but soon the usual square waves come to re-establish the trademark. Now the rhythmic base is not too dissimilar from Jarre's Oxygene, then it goes darker. The main theme is the same but the rhythm is like a military march. It stops when a helicopter comes, then wind...and the spacey section starts. A sort of return to the pink period for a while. The second jalf is totally different. Too 80s, it appears to be influenced by the soundtracks thing. There are some seconds of silence at minute 16 that are followed by applauses, then TD restarts playing. The mood is still the 80s soundtracks, but it's a different theme, like "don't give a title to those three minutes".

"Barbakane" is not the best TD track ever but at least it doesn't sound like a soundtrack. It's mainly made of major chords and when the percussions are over at minute 6, it's very reminding of Vangelis again. It turns to minor chords and makes me think to "Blade Runner Blues". The keyboard and drums crescendo at minute 9 is even more reminding of the Greek man. Only in the final, with the usual square waves, they can be recognized. Not bad, anyway.

"Horizon" is simply beautiful, instead. It has the spacey mood of the best TD things and it's like a return to the past. Not properly the pink period but enough to have the same appeal of their best moments. This track is enough to make this album a worth listen. Considering that the other three are absolutely not bad, I round up the rating to 4 stars. Without Horizon they would have been three.

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Review by tszirmay
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5 stars Tangerine Dream's Poland the Warszawa Concert is part of the double whammy live behind the Iron Curtain releases that also encompasses the stellar Pergamon which was performed in East Germany (DDR). In the mid-80s, East Bloc societies where quietly in shuffle mode, as their geriatric politburos where quickly tiring of trying to expunge any and all western influences. The revolution would not be that far away as by 1989 all had crumbled thankfully into the ashes of history, liberating 28 countries from one party oppression. Tangerine Dream never had to worry about censorship as they have no lyrics to dissect for some hidden neo-capitalist message of subversion. It was uniquely the music that made them seditious, seductive, inspiring and free of any bonds. The announcer describes their music as "electronic rock", a perfect description if there ever was one, nothing new age or syrupy here , lads except for hard-edged electronic rock that pulses, vibrates, careens and swooshes with unabashed ardor. The massive opener "Poland" is a glimmering tribute to a land that has always feared its neighbors (the Germans to the West and the Russians to the East) and rightly so, historically speaking, except that these Berliners come armed with a synthesized panzer army of peace and musical panacea. Froese lets loose some blistering guitar forages that tremble effusively in the synthesized mÚlange, reminding us that Edgar can rock with the best of them. The scintillating "Tangent" is one of my all-time fave TDream tracks, a desperately romantic yet robotic procession, a true collision of tangents that subliminally offers hope and salvation. From serene isolation to polyrhythmic sizzle, this venerable track contains all the elements to astound, including some calypso-like melodies on the lead synth that are uniquely genius, bringing a sunny disposition to an otherwise very grey People's Republic. "Rare Bird" suggests a little more than just sarcasm in its title and boatloads of feverish freedom in its execution. Cd2 reveals the equally sexy "Barbakane", a dreamy caravan of sound, overcoming dunes and ravines, with Chris Franke getting highly creative on his rhythmic synths, a fact that many seem to forget, he was the "rock foundation" on which Froese, Baumann and Schm÷lling could improvise and flutter. Edgar tosses in some Floydian licks on his Gibson electric that will make one shudder with delight. The hypnotic mid-section gets hot and heavy, propping up blazing sequencers and colossal binary booms, shuddering melodies of substance and form throughout. "Horizon" could have been sub-titled "Omen", a glimpse of what would happen 5 years later with the collapse of the ZOMOs (polish communist riot police) state , sinuously experimentally minimalist at first , suddenly morphing into a simmering bloom of future delivery and rapture. The delicate synthesized ornaments are propelled by a portentous beat that grows in stature, a wave of imminent social change within grasp. Classy T Dream at its finest

The concert was greeted by joyous exuberance, almost civil disobedience with colossal balloons bouncing within the crowd, and agonizing cries of "More! More!" from the delirious fans. Reports indicate that the militia did everything to turn the event ugly and isolating the autograph seekers completely, so the atmosphere was thick with tension and barely disguised effervescence. This exaltation is reflected in the music, a whirlwind of insurgency against classic rock formula, iconoclastic musicians playing rebellious instruments to a mutinous crowd. The energy must have been breathtaking to witness, especially in a "Room 101" universe of denial and prohibition, all of this seeping through in the recording of the performance.

Andy King's liner notes from the 2011 re-issue is historically poignant, and I quote" However over the decades since its first release in 1984, the reputation of Poland as a key album in the band's repertoire has grown steadily ?both as a firm favorite with hard-core fans and as an enduring snapshot of T Dream's breakthrough into Eastern Europe, the music alternating between darkness and light , glacial ambiance and human warmth , brutal force and melting tenderness- so suggestive of Poland's transition from the old order to eventual new freedom"

I fondly remember the number of times I have driven in the night in a rain or snow storm listening to this masterpiece and finding myself in an altered state of deep relaxation and mellow contentment!

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