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1992, October 04 - 1992, November 01

North America Tour 1992


Details

Line-upEdgar Froese, Jerome Froese, Linda Spa, Zlatko Perica


Dates

October 04Toronto Music Hall (Canada)
October 05Montreal Wilfred Peltier Theater (Canada)
October 06Quebec City Le Grand Theatre (Canada)
October 07New Britain The Sting (USA)
October 08Boston Berklee Performing Arts Center (USA)
October 09New York Beacon Theater (USA)
October 10Philadelphia Upper Darby Tower Theater (USA)
October 12Pittsburg (USA)
October 13Washington D.C. Lisner Auditorium (USA)
October 14Columbus Palace Theatre (USA)
October 15Baltimore Shriver Hall (USA)
October 16Highland Heights Front Row (USA)
October 17Chicago Old Vic Theater (USA)
October 18Minneapolis Orpheum (USA)
October 20Detroit Fox Theater (USA)
October 22Denver Paramount Theater (USA)
October 24Portland Intermediate Theater (USA)
October 25Seattle Paramount Theater (USA)
October 27San Francisco Warfield Theater (USA)
October 28San Juan Capistrano Coach House (USA)
October 29Scottsdale Amphitheater (USA)
October 30Los Angeles Wiltern Theater (USA)
November 01Ventura Theater (USA)


Set List

First Set

Waterborne (4:00)
This track was preceded at each show by a recorded announcement: "Please welcome Miramar recording artist Tangerine Dream." Only approximately the first half of the track as released on Oasis was played. One can virtually hear the seam where the track is cut on Oasis! The second half of the track as played live is essentially just a bridge ramping down into Touchwood.
Touchwood (5:00)
The core track is the Rockoon standard version, not The Dream Mixes version, but with added sax accompaniment by Linda Spa (which does not appear on the studio version).
Rolling Down Cahuenga (6:30)
Same as the studio version on Melrose.
The Blue Bridge (4:00)
Same as on 220 Volt Live, with Linda Spa on sax.
Oriental Haze (6:00)
Mostly the same as the studio version (on the Rockoon Special Edition CD single), but with a few mildly altered e-percussion highlights. Linda Spa on lead sax; the final bar was doubled to allow a bit of extended sax soloing. The version on 220 Volt Live has a goodly number of synth highlights that are apparently embellishments not actually played live.
Graffiti Street (6:00)
Same as the studio version on Rockoon, with, at times, some quite heavy Zlatko Perica guitar.
Melrose (6:30)
Same as the studio version on Melrose. After the closing note, Linda Spa's sax playing leads seamlessly into a wistful, percussion-free bridge that flows into the fade-in of Two Bunch Palms.
Two Bunch Palms (5:30)
Same as the 220 Volt Live version, with, at times, more overpowering guitar.
220 Volt (9:00)
Essentially the same as the 220 Volt Live version.
Homeless (9:30)
Essentially the same as the 220 Volt Live version.

Second Set

Story Of The Brave (4:30)
Only approximately the first half of the track as released on Turn Of The Tides and Dream Encores was actually played. Again, as on Waterborne, one can almost hear the split on the studio version where the track is severed.
Sundance Kid (5:00)
The body of this track is the same as its namesake on 220 Volt Live, but the intro to this track on that album is a studio fabrication (which makes it sound like it leads off a set, which it never did). The "real" live version begins with a new music bridge that leads into the atmospheres you hear on 220 Volt Live just before the neurotic sequencer pattern kicks in.
Girls On Broadway (5:00)
Same as the studio version on Rockoon.
Love On A Real Train (4:00)
Some slightly different tones and atmospheres from the Risky Business versions, giving it a moodier, more melancholy sound.
Backstreet Hero (8:45)
Essentially the same as the 220 Volt Live version.
Body Corporate (3:45)
Same as the studio version on Rockoon.
Rockoon (7:15)
Same as the studio version on Rockoon.

Encores

Every show of the tour featured the same encores.
One Night In Medina (4:30)
Same as the studio version on I Just Want To Rule My Own Life Without You, but with a new bridge at the end leading into Hamlet.
Hamlet (8:30)
Essentially the same as the 220 Volt Live version, though of course Edgar's guitar solo would vary from show to show. The very high-register guitar at the end of the solo on 220 Volt Live was not evident on any of the fantapes.
Dreamtime (3:15)
Played as on "220 Volt Live, with Linda Spa sax and Zlatko Perica guitar accompaniment.
Purple Haze (3:15)
The live version was interspersed with Looney Tunes samples -- Bugs Bunny ("And now...on with the show!") and Daffy Duck ("Saaaay....this stuff works great!"). The samples do neither appear on 220 Volt Live nor on the Dreamtime CD single.

(All times rounded to nearest 15 seconds and include bridges following song, if any.)

Large parts of this section have been taken from the site What Dreams Are Made Of by kind permission of the authors John A. Burek and Mark Schaffer.


Notes

The 1992 Tourbook

For the 1992 tour a tourbook was published. The cover photo shows the then current line-up: Edgar Froese (top), Zlatko Perica, Linda Spa and Jerome Froese (bottom, from left to right).

(Click on the image to see a larger version of the cover in a new browser window)


 

 

From Dream Collector #2, December 1992

Rockin' The Dream

Being lucky enough to have a full week of vacation in late October, I decided to get me a flight to San Francisco via London. In London, this year's UK electronica turned out as a musical desaster, including former TD members Steve Jolliffe and Paul Haslinger (with Lightwave). If you weren't there, you didn't miss anything important.

Times and feelings were very different at TD's show at the Warfield Theater in downtown SF. I've been always a dedicated fan of TD's seventies to early eighties work, and will ever be. This doesn't keep me from admiring their present work and development, though. I saw and heard a very special rock concert.

The music was most probably pre-programmed for at least 90%, but it still was an excellent lively show, to which the lights added a good deal.

Most of the show featured tracks from Rockoon and Melrose, with a few old favourites like Love On A Real Train (Risky Business). All delivered in a rocky mood, with Zlatko backing up almost all the time on guitar, and in fabulous sound quality. I let myself drift away, and dance along, with the music.

This was different from the spaced-out TD I'd known from the early eighties. Feet-on-the-ground, though imaginative music. And very good and complicated in a technical manner: I still discover new sounds and twists when listening to tour tapes today...

If this is to become a habit, then fine with me. After House Of The Rising Sun in 1988, the band chose another rock classic as a final encore in this tour. Jimi Hendrix' Purple Haze showed TD, with Zlatko on guitar, Jerome on Simmons drums, Edgar and Linda on keys, as a sound factory that could easily outpower most contemporary Heavy Metal bands.

The shows in Los Angeles and Ventura were almost identical viewing only what was done on stage. From the audience, there were nice differencies, though. Like the Hispanic family in L.A., who had brought their granny with them. My Spanish was good enough to get that she liked the music very much, but, toothless and weak on foot, had to leave before the encores. The rest of the family showed up at Ventura again, unplanned, I presume. Like the Swiss girl I met at the S.F. concert, who had only heard one TD record before: Zeit. She was sure impressed!

Everybody who cared to ask the theater personell at L.A. for an opportunity to meet the band was guided to an after-party at a restaurant in the same block. Good food, relaxed atmosphere, a good event.

Putting it all together in one line: TD is the band that has surprised me most in all years I've dared to listen to "rock" music. This tour was another pleasant surprise, and I'm sure that there are more to come.

© 1992 by Klaus Beschorner

 

 

 
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