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Tangerine Dream

Patrolling Space Borders / Laserium

- Live, released 1996 -


CD bootleg release 1996

CD bootleg release 1996


1. Live Material [Titled Sequence I]17:18
2. Live Material [Titled Sequence II]5:43
3. Live Material [Titled Sequence III]22:26
4. Live Material [Titled Sequence IV]6:02
5. Live Material [Titled Sequence V]10:01
6. Live Material [Titled Sequence VI]11:50
Total running time73:20


Recording dateApril 09, 1977
Recording site(s)Place des Arts (Montreal)
Composer(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Peter Baumann
Musician(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Peter Baumann


Tangerine Dream's gig at the Montreal 'Place des Arts' probably was one of the most famous concerts during their 1977 North America tour. It had been aired by the Canadian CHOM-FM, and so this concert has circulated among collectors as a tape recording in quite good quality. In early 1996 the tape had been transferred to CD and was available on the black market. The CD contains live material similar to the style of the official album Encore (1977), though the music is quite different. Varied themes from Monolight, Stratosfear or Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme), long improvisations and sequencer patterns can be heard as well as the main theme which appears on the Fotzenslecker bootleg with little variations. The result is a CD which adds important material to the music of that era.


The CD features six excerpts of the concert in quite good, but not excellent sound quality. In Sequence II at 2:30 and Sequence III at 13:10, a whispering voice-over appears: "This is Tangerine Dream on CHOM-FM... live from 'Place des Arts'". There are also some cnackles in Sequence II at 4:05 and Sequence III at 17:58, and the right channell drops out on Sequence I and Sequence IV.


The back cover mentions the concert date and place, but cover and booklet do not contain any additional information about TD or this North American tour. The back side of the four-page insert shows a well-known photo of Edgar Froese, Chris Franke and Peter Baumann, while the two inner pages of the insert are left unprinted. The CD back cover shows a surreal photograph of a metallic ball breaking through a metal landscape.


Obviously, initially the CD was planned with a different cover showing typical 'Laserium' artwork and also with the CD title Laserium. A handful of copies have been distributed with this totally different cover and title. Those who get hold of Patrolling Space Borders will find the original title Laserium only on the body of the (identical) CD.


The CD is alleged to come from 'Laserium Records' and to be produced by 'Wernherr von Braun' -- a name obviously inspired by Wernher Freiherr von Braun (1912-1977), the famous German physician who migrated to the USA and constructed the Apollo space ship for man's first flight to the moon. The origin of the CD obviously is in Germany.


This bootleg became obsolete due to the release of Tangerine Tree Volume 18: Montreal 1977.


1996: 'Laserium Records'
Bootleg-CD: -; black/red disc
Bootleg-CD: -; orange/violet disc
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