Tangerine Dream Live
Aachen - January 21st 1981The Bootmoon Series
- Live, released April 2004 -
CD release UK 2004
|This double CD is part of the so called Bootmoon series. In fact the material for the first five volumes of this series has been taken from some of the Tangerine Tree and Tangerine Leaves fan releases. Even the track listings, including some unofficial track names, have been copied from these releases. With the exception of the subtitle "The Bootmoon Series" there is no indication that these recordings are not high quality recordings taken from the TD vaults (like Rockface or East) but fan made recordings taken from the audience or from radio broadcasts and hence have limited sound quality. They are released at a limited edition of 10,000 copies each and sold at a quite high price, especially considering the fact that copies of Tangerine Tree and Tangerine Leaves, featuring exactly the same material, can be traded freely.|
The credits written on the inside sleeves include the same names of Tangerine Dream fans which can be found on the official The Bootleg Box Set Vol. 1 and The Bootleg Box Set Vol. 2, though they had no part in making the Bootmoon releases (instead they were involved more or less in the Tangerine Tree project). Neither (C) nor (P) remarks can be found on the package. The "TDC" logo on the backside suggests that the record is produced by a TD-owned label (like TDI or TDP), but this might not be true. The remarks on the inside "Mastered by XXL Sound, Cover Graphics and Design by the Outlaw Crew Inc., coordinated by the 'Smile of Anger' people" are reminiscent to the kind of fake information found on bootleg recordings, so the status of these CDs is quite indistinct. There has been no definitive information from TD or their label TDI whether the BOOTMOON releases are officially approved by the group or must be regarded as grey-market products, but anyway they were advertised at TD's London concert, so they seem to be official products.
The material on this album is identical to Tangerine Leaves Volume 7: Aachen 1981, but by mistake the second disc of this album in fact contains the music intended for the second disc of Montreal - April 9th 1977, and vice versa. Corrected replacement discs were provided later by the record company. The track listing above displays the tracks featured in the corrected set.
Other releases of this series are Montreal - April 9th 1977, Paris - February 2nd 1981, Sydney - February 22nd 1982, Ottawa - June 20th 1986, Detroit - March 31st 1977, Preston - November 5th 1980, and, to some extent, Cleveland - June 24th 1986 and Brighton - March 25th 1986.
- 2004: TDC/Voiceprint
- 2CD: BOOTMOON001CD; cardboard digipack; numbered limited edition of 10,000 copies