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Tangerine Dream

The London Eye Concert

Live At The London Forum November 2008

- Live, released March 2009 -

Covers


Download release 2009

CD release Germany 2009
Artwork: Edgar Froese
Photo: Bianca Acquaye

DVD release Germany 2009
Artwork: Edgar Froese
Photo: Bianca Acquaye

HQCD release Japan 2009 with obi

BluRay release Germany 2011


Tracks

[a][b][c]
1.Trauma [2008 live version]9:279:279:25
2.Serpent Magique [2008 live version]6:306:306:20
3.Terra Coda [2008 live version]1:261:261:17
4.No Man's Land [2008 live version]4:484:485:11
5.Sally's Garden [2008 live version]4:394:394:23
6.Hyperborea 2008 [2008 live version]4:254:255:21
7.Sphinx Lightning Part 1 [2008 live version of Section 1 and 2]7:457:458:03
8.Carmel California [2008 live version]8:398:397:27
9.Leviathan [2008 live version]7:227:227:16
10.Wisdom And Tragedy [2008 live version]6:546:547:37
11.Blue Bridge [2008 live version]4:144:143:35
12.Fire On The Mountain [2008 live version]7:227:227:33
13.Leaving The Masters For Good [2008 live version]2:142:142:16
14.Cinnamon Road [2008 live version]3:343:344:14
15.Hunter Shot By A Yellow Rabbit [2008 live version]10:1610:1610:28
16.The Last Soldier [2008 live version]10:1210:129:30
17.Wu Wei [2008 live version]4:534:535:04
18.Sphinx Lightning Part 2 [2008 live version of Section 4 and 5]6:256:256:44
19.Going West [2008 live version]5:355:354:49
20.Point Of No Return [2008 live version]5:155:155:46
21.Loved By The Sun [2008 live version]6:276:276:28
22.Love On A Real Train 2008 [2008 live version]7:337:337:28
23.Streethawk [2008 live version]2:522:523:27
24.Sadness Of Echnaton Losing The World Child [2008 live version]6:336:336:02
25.One Night In Space [2008 live version]8:298:297:54
26.Tomorrow Never Knows [2008 live version]5:485:485:32
27.Cloudburst Flight 2008 [2008 live version]11:1911:1911:11
28.Bonus [2008 live version][via menu]8:438:43-
29.Trauma [2008 live version]9:08--
30.No Man's Land [2008 live version]4:19--
31.Sally's Garden [2008 live version]5:14--
32.Hyperborea 2008 [2008 live version]4:09--
33.Sphinx Lightning Part 1 [2008 live version of Section 1 and 2]7:56--
34.Carmel California [2008 live version]8:31--
35.Leviathan [2008 live version]6:47--
36.Blue Bridge [2008 live version]4:13--
37.Fire On The Mountain [2008 live version]7:22--
38.Leaving The Masters For Good [2008 live version]2:04--
39.Hunter Shot By A Yellow Rabbit [2008 live version]10:51--
40.Scrapyard 2008 [2008 live version]4:22--
41.Liberation [2008 live version]5:11--
42.Going West 2008 [2008 live version]4:25--
43.Loved By The Sun [2008 live version]5:23--
44.Love On A Real Train 2008 [2008 live version]6:11--
45.Streethawk [2008 live version]2:56--
46.One Night In Space [2008 live version]8:01--
47.Beach Theme [2008 live version]3:57--
48.Cloudburst Flight 2008 [2008 live version]8:30--
49. Edgar's Closing Words2:04--
50. Credits [via menu]1:15--
Total running time302:28179:39170:21


Details

Recording date 2008-11-07
Recording site(s)The Forum (London), UCLA Royce Hall (Los Angeles)
Composer(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Johannes Schmoelling, John Lennon, Paul McCartney
Musician(s)Edgar Froese, Thorsten Quaeschning, Linda Spa, Iris Camaa, Bernhard Beibl


Notes

On November 1st, 2008 Tangerine Dream performed live in London, once again. The focus of the three hour concert was clearly set on the then most recent albums Views From A Red Train, Tangram 2008 and Hyperborea 2008, which were performed almost entirely (though shuffled). Nonetheless the gig featured a number of TD classic compositions -- some of them performed live for the first time -- and some completely new compositions.

 


In March 2009 the concert's audio soundtrack became available as MP3 download at the Tangerine Dream Download Shop. In June 2009 it was released as a three CD set as well. The mastering of these two releases is different -- the download was very loud, leaving out dynamics, which was discussed by fans with passion. It seems the band have taken the criticism seriously, because the CD release has much more dynamics than the download. Furthermore, the CD release contains an 8-page booklet with about 20 photos, most of them taken during the London gig.

 


The Eastgate Music Shop about the CD release"The London Eye Concert was recorded during Tangerine Dream's live concert at the Forum at London Kentishtown on 1st November 2008. London's and TD's soundscapes are so unique like a score to a movie. The British influence in TD's music within their 40 years' development most people may have recognised. For those who couldn't join the concert or like to relive it again: Here's the full cut of their beat show at the Forum in Kentishtown [...]. A kaleidoscope beginning with the new title Trauma (Autumn In Hiroshima) and ending with the breathtaking live interpretation of the TD classic Cloudburst Flight."

 


In late August 2009 a DVD set was released containing the full London concert on one DVD plus a bonus DVD containing the footage recorded at the concert on November 7th, 2008 in Los Angeles. The DVDs come with a 8 page booklet containing a large number of photos as well as the track listing and the credits. The DVD menus provide the options to play the complete concerts as well as to start from individual tracks, to view the credits, and to do the audio setup (Stereo 2.0 or Dolby Surround 5.1). The first DVD features a bonus video accompanied by the music of last track of the London concert, Cloudburst Flight.

 


The Eastgate Music Shop about the DVD release"Two weekends early November 2008 - 1st weekend, a night in the freezing cold and rainy city of London and a week later the 2nd night out in sunny Southern California - the weather contrast could not have been more different but what about the two shows? We, the people from Eastgate, just announce this 2DVD set - you -- as part of the TD friend or fan community -- should find out which one you can relate to or feel more sympathies with. For the band it was a short adventure trip - please find out about the two shows in a filmed document coming in one packing [...]
PS: 'The London Eye Concert' is the full concert version, but as we had restricted filming conditions in L.A. 'The Los Angeles Concert' is a shortened version limited to (still) two hours. Enjoy!"

 


Regarding the initial Eastgate CD and DVD releases, neither the discs nor the paper inserts show any order number or barcode, but the numbers given below are the order numbers the Eastgate Music Shop lists these release.

 


In March 2010 the album was re-released in Japan as part of a series of HiQualityCDs with mini LP paper sleeves.

 


In May 2011 Membran released the London concert on BluRay (this version does not feature the Los Angeles footage). Together with One Night In Space, this has been the very first Tangerine Dream release on this high-resolution digital medium.


Releases

Germany
2009: Eastgate
3CD [c]: eastgate 036 CD; multicoloured discs; matrix codes: EASTG 974a-9465, EASTG 974b-9466 and EASTG 974c-9467; quadruple jewel case
2DVD [a]: eastgate 009 DVD; multicoloured discs; matrix codes: 9789 L0 and 9790 L0
2011: Membran
BluRay [b]: 232969
Japan
2010: WHD Entertainment
3HQCD [c]: IECP-20193/20194/20195; cardboard sleeve, obi; limited edition
3Promo-HQCD [c]: IECP-20193/20194/20195; same as regular release, but with additional red promo sticker
USA
2010: Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra
3CD [c]: 9302-2
Worldwide
2009: Tangerine Dream Download Shop
Download [c]: complete audio release or grouped tracks as MP3
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