Tournado- Live, released September 1997 -
CD release Europe 1997
Design: Edgar Froese
Note: Part of the printing is almost invisible on this scan due to its reflective nature.
CD release Germany 1998
Design: Edgar Froese
CD release Germany 2004
CD release Germany 2009
|Just a few weeks after TD's spring tour in Europe, the band issued a recording of their concert in Zabrze (former: Hindenburg) in Poland on April 23rd, at the Dome Muziki i Tanca. The CD, released on TD's own TDI label, features the complete second set of the show as "untouched" recording with no polishing and no sound editing or additions. It features live versions of music material entirely from the nineties; the corresponding original versions are featured on the following albums:|
The title Tournado is a play on words, taken from "Tour" and the stormy "Tornado". The official street day of this release was scheduled for September 29th -- being TD's 30th anniversary! Though Edgar and Jerome Froese refused to even think about all celebrations, anniversary events and other specialities because of the "supermarket commercial mentality" these events often are accompanied by, TD did "something special to their fans" in releasing this album on this very day. Nevertheless, a small number of copies had been available before by mail order. TD's first announcement however was to sell the CDs after the concerts in Athens and Thessaloniki (Greece) and in Kassel (Germany) during the "documenta X" art exhibition in June 1997, but this idea of a "tour only" pre-release sale of the CD failed because these three shows had been cancelled.
With Tournado, TD released another live album performed in Poland, 14 years after their famous Warsaw concert featured on the Poland recording. "The concert hall had the best acoustics for electronic sounds of all venues TD played during their tour -- some good reason for a band which always counts on music and sound in the first place. Also you will hear a very enthusiastic crowd which did help to build the typical TD concert atmosphere", TD explained.
In 1998 the CD was re-released in the Dream Dice box with a slightly different cover artwork and a totally different booklet.
The CD was re-released in 2004 with new artwork as a single CD and as part of the boxed sets High Voltage and Lamb With Radar Eyes.
In March 2009 the album was re-released with different cover design as part of an extensive digipack series (consisting of a total of more than 60 CD and DVD releases) by the Germany based Membran record label.
- 1997: TDI
- CD: TDI008CD
- 1998: TDI/EFA
- CD: 63011-2
- 2004: Membran
- CD: 222239
- 2009: Membran
- CD: 232645; digipack
- 1998: Voiceprint Japan
- CD: VPJ 038
|Tournado was also released as part of the sets Dream Dice, High Voltage and Lamb With Radar Eyes.|