The Tangent release new "Bootleg" DVD
Joined: November 15 2010
Posted: December 24 2011 at 14:39
From Andy Tillison's Facebook:
In the middle of all this, the new line-up of the band rolled into a quiet and sleepy Southend on Sea in England on the way back from a European date...
At 7.00 AM I was busy writing "Rude Roadies and too much gear do not get applause" on the side of another band's van in Verviers Belgium after a very tiring performance to an enthusiastic crowd of around 300 people there - and enduring some tiresome behaviour by the aforementioned band.. 12 hours and 500 miles later, a totally exhausted Tangent walked on stage in front of small Sunday audience at Southend, - and we feel we delivered an absolute classic.
A lot of things go really wrong when you're in a band, but occasionally things go right. Steve Cattermole, the sound guy at Bar Riga in Southend, decided to record the show.. both sound and (with just one camera) video. A " Straight from Mixing Board" recording is never a particularly good thing - the mix is usually unbalanced and dead. But not this time! Steve managed to produce a superb recording of the band live - and with some audience footage added to the mix we've been able to cobble together a full Tangent live show for a download that we hope you will all enjoy over Christmas!!!
The tracks are as follows...
1. The World That We Drive Through (Including bass solo!)
2. A Crisis In Mid Life
3. Perdu Dans Paris
4. A Sale Of Two Souls
5. Hide And Seek (Howard Jones cover)
6. Storm on a Millpond/Titanic Calls Carpathia
7. Where Are They Now?
8. GPS Culture
Don't expect "Genesis" style video quality - it's Black & White and as a lot of it is hand-held, it's a bit shaky in places. But the performance is a Tangent classic.
While we are not putting a price on this, we would be very grateful if you could donate something towards the financial nightmare of keeping the Tangent going. We reckon that 1and a half hours of music that you can enjoy for many years is at least worth the price of a takeaway pizza and a beer.
It's up to you how much you decide to donate - anyone who gives us more than 12.98 GBP will be sent a DVD-R or CD-R of the gig in a rudimentary printed sleeve in a plastic wallet to an address of their choice. This will also have a couple of extras on it. DVD's will be sent out in mid January.
There is a short promotional Youtube clip for you to check out here http://www.youtube.com/
To get the download links, please send a blank email to firstname.lastname@example.org (don't worry there's no competition involved) and you will immediately receive a link to a web page where you can get the files. (it's available as "just audio" as well as video)
A contribution from each donation will be sent to our good friend in Portugal Fred Lessing whose wife as many of you may know, urgently needs life saving treatment for cancer which is not covered by her health insurance.
NO we are not doing Blu Ray!!
For anyone who missed the shows this year - this is the closest you'll get to one.... Enjoy the music, but PLEASE don't distribute this OR put it on YOUTUBE!!!! If you cannot afford to donate we understand and you can download for free, but please help by sharing the promotional youtube video with your friends and together we can keep the band on the road and in the studio.
Best wishes from all of us, many thanks for your support and hope to see some of you on the road in 2012
Andy, Luke, Tony, Dan and Sally
Edited by GermanZERO - December 24 2011 at 14:41
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