Tangerine Dream - East Berlin 1980 (Tangerine Tree Volume 17)
0:04:03 - Part One [37.30]
0:41:32 - Part Two [45.50]
1:27:23 - Part Three [13.41]
January 31, 1980Palast der Republik (East Berlin)
Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Johannes Schmoelling
Playing two concerts on January 31st, 1980 to a crowd of approximately 3,000 people in the 'Palast der Republik' in East Berlin, this legendary performance 'behind the Iron Curtain' was the first live appearance for Johannes Schmoelling, taking place just a few weeks after he joined Tangerine Dream in late 1979 and a few months before the release of the album Tangram. The concert was part of the 22nd 'DT64-Jugendkonzert' series (youth concerts organized by the DT64 radio station), and the complete evening show was broadcast on East German radio in February 1980 (and again later in 1989).
The music featured on Tangerine Tree Volume 17: East Berlin 1980 is for the most part still unreleased officially, with only the first twenty minutes of the second set being more or less identical to Quichotte, Part Two as released on the album Quichotte (1980) of the GDR label Amiga and its international re-release Pergamon (1986). The source of this volume was a tape copy taken directly from a reel-to-reel master recording which no longer exists.