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Tangerine Tree Volume 17: East Berlin 1980

- Live, released January 2003 -


CD-R fan release 2003
Design & Graphics: Maff

CD-R fan release 2003
Design: Leah Cim
Graphics: Zachary

CD-R fan release 2006
Temporary artwork for first CD
Design: Leah Cim

CD-R fan release 2006
Temporary artwork for second CD
Design: Leah Cim


1. Introduction4:024:17
2.East Berlin 80, Part One 37:2939:15
3.East Berlin 80, Part Two 45:5047:55
4.East Berlin 80, Part Three 13:4113:41
Total running time101:02105:08


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


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). The source of this volume was a tape copy taken directly from a reel-to-reel master recording which no longer exists.


This release replaces several bootleg versions taken from this broadcast recording that emerged on the market during the eighties and nineties (including the vinyl release Staatsgrenze West and several releases on MC and CD-R).


With Tangerine Tree X, released in summer 2006, this volume has been re-released, providing a much clearer sounding version of this concert.


For other concerts released as part of this fan project, please refer to the Chronological Concert Listing.


As with all releases of the Tangerine Tree project, this release is made by fans for fans. It must not be sold but is to be traded freely.


2003: tadream discussion list
2CD-R [a]: -
2006: tadream discussion list
2CD-R [b]: -
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