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    Posted: February 04 2019 at 13:01
Tony Palmer & Tangerine Dream “Live At Coventry Cathedral 1975” Deluxe Box Set Now Available For Pre-order

An exclusive box set of Tangerine Dream's “Live at Coventry Cathedral 1975” filmed and directed by Tony Palmer.

London - In December 1974 Tangerine Dream were invited to play in the grand setting of Rheims Cathedral, a move certainly seen at the time as groundbreaking. They were then invited to perform in the cathedrals of York, Liverpool and Coventry. The tour attracted unprecedented coverage in the media, especially at Coventry Cathedral, an iconic building rising like a phoenix on the ruins of the old cathedral bombed to bits by the Germans in 1940 (Tangerine Dream is, after all, a German band) as a celebration of peace and reconciliation, as well as a lasting showcase for great contemporary art.

The nave is dominated by a gigantic tapestry by Graham Sutherland, the main door dwarfed by a sculpture of St Michael & The Devil by Jacob Epstein, and the consecration in 1962 heard the first performance of Britten’s incomparable War Requiem. To their lasting credit, Tangerine Dream contributed to this celebration.

This DVD features the live recording soundtrack (unlike the previous issue), and also contains footage of Tangerine Dream from the legendary music programme, All You Need is Love. It will be welcomed by the massive Tangerine Dream fan base, and also seen for what it is – a meeting of cultures and for a brief moment in time, a time where the past met both the present and the future.

This deluxe box set brings together both the film DVD and memorabilia together for the first time, along with a signed and numbered certificate by Tony Palmer the Director.

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Press inquiries: Glass Onyon PR, PH: 828-350-8158 (USA), [email protected]
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Is Tony Palmer known in his own right for other things or was this his one off?

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Tony Palmer is not exactly a one-off kind of person, having started his career with Ken Russell in England, and progressing to doing a lot of bands including the Beatles, Fairport Convention, Cream, 200 Motels. Leonard Cohen, Tangerine Dream, The Edinburgh Festival, and then a lot of work in both film and classical music.

He's not as well known here, in America, because we don't seem to like works that do not live in the top 10 and get played every hour so we don't forget which band is top ten! However, it's hard to not say something when Cream's goodbye concert is available on his resume, as is the cathedral concert by TD (above), and many other amazing moments, including Fairport Convention and Mathews Southern Comfort filmed which is now showing its age, but the footage of FC is magnificent in the music!

All in all, he's one of the first cinematographers that helped make "rock music", a big thing, and take away one or two of the others (Martin Scorcese at Woodstock!), he is probably one of the best known of them all, and his images and pictures, are remembered. The great shame, is that this was not done in America, to have more images and memories from one of the very vital art scenes in American History ... and thus NY/LA and SF ended up with nothing ... except a few songs, that no one can relate what they relate to ... and seeing someone comment on "Foreign Son" saying that it isn't a cool song ... it's kinda hard to take, specially when you were there at the time and place!
... none of the hits, none of the time ... favoritism is not an artistic merit!
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