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Tangerine Dream

Staatsgrenze West

- Live, released September 1980 -

Cover


LP bootleg release 1980


Tracks

[a]
1. Live Material [Titled Lustlose Planerfüllung]21:20
2. Live Material [Titled Antifaschistischer Schutzwall]20:26
Total running time41:46


Details

Recording dateJanuary 31, 1980
Recording site(s)Palast der Republik (East Berlin)
Composer(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Johannes Schmoelling
Musician(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Johannes Schmoelling


Notes

In January 1980, after a year of negotiations, TD became the first western rock/pop band to play in East Berlin, the capital of the German Democratic Republic. They performed two shows at the Palast der Republik on January 31st, 1980. Both shows were broadcast on East Berlin radio. One part of this broadcast was officially released by East Germany's record label Amiga as Quichotte in 1980 (and six years later made available world-wide as Pergamon). Another part of the broadcast was picked up by bootleggers in West Berlin and released as Staatsgrenze West.

 


By now, this record has been sighted in four slightly different versions. Several thousand copies were pressed on black vinyl, a limited number of 1,000 came on pink vinyl, both with a printed black and white cover. After running out of pink vinyl at the pressing factory, the last few of these 1,000 copies were pressed on transparent, dark-red vinyl. Apparently the producers ran out of printed covers, too, as some copies have been sold with a photocopied inlay sheet. Some covers are from other bands and have a white paper cover glued over them.

 


This bootleg became obsolete due to the release of Tangerine Tree Volume 17: East Berlin 1980.


Releases

Germany
1980: 'VEB Schallplatten'
Bootleg-LP: 08/15; dark red vinyl, black/white picture labels featuring Khrushchev and Ulbrecht, white sleeve, clear plastic inner sleeve;
Bootleg-LP: 08/15; bright pink vinyl, black/white picture labels featuring Khrushchev and Ulbrecht, white sleeve, clear plastic inner sleeve
Bootleg-LP: 08/15; black vinyl, black/white picture labels featuring Khrushchev and Ulbrecht, white sleeve; clear plastic inner sleeve
Bootleg-LP: 08/15; black vinyl, black/white picture labels featuring Khrushchev and Ulbrecht, white sleeve; white paper inner sleeve
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