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1983, November 26 - 1983, December 14

East Europe Concerts 1983


Line-upEdgar Froese, Chris Franke, Johannes Schmoelling


November 26Dresden Hygienemuseum (GDR)
November 28Magdeburg Stadthalle (GDR)
December 09Poznan Arena (Poland)
December 10Warsaw Ice Stadium (Poland)
December 11Zabrze Hala Sportowa KWK 'Makoszowy' (Poland)
December 12Lodz Hala Sportowa (Poland)
December 14Opole Hala Sportowa (Poland)

Set List

First Set

Poland (25:30)
Same as the Japan Tour earlier that year, though a bit shorter.
Tangent (16:45)
Basically identical to the released album version on Poland, less the Rare Bird encore.

Second Set

Horizon (16:00)
The live rendition is more or less the same as the first three sections of the album version on Poland, though there are a few voices missing (for instance the "stuttering" effect about four minutes in). This can make the rendition given here seem a little spartan compared to the more familiar album version.
Barbakane (10:30)
This starts at the beginning of the Warsaw In The Sun section, the live version of which is slightly different from that which appears on Poland -- the section just before the "verses" are somewhat longer, based around a descending series, replacing the vi-v chord exchanges. It then moves into the next part (as per the album version), although the ocean-like effects at the end are not played live.
Sphinx Lightning (5:15)
Begins with a roaring wind from the end of the previous track. In the version played during the Dresden concert, then some "industial" noises appear after about a minute, to be replaced by some "fruit-machinesque" percussion, which in turn leads to the familiar Sphinx Lightning percussion. These sounds were not present during the two Warsaw gigs -- instead the wind effect was overlaid with a slight variation of the words of Kiew Mission, recited live by a woman; towards the end of the incantation, the Sphinx Lightning percussion fades in. In both variants the last section of this piece is the same as known from Hyperborea.
Horizon (6:15)
This is the remainder of this composition, that is, the end part not played at the beginning of the second set. Same as the album version on Poland.
Logos Coda (3:00)
Same as the album version on Logos Live.


White Eagle (4:00)
Although the lead voice is that featured in Das Mädchen auf der Treppe mix, this is musically otherwise the same as the album version from White Eagle.
Choronzon (8:45)
The traditional extended live version.
Rare Bird (3:00)
The note from the end of Choronzon holds; there are some metallic effects, and this track fades in. What follows is then pretty faithful to the released version on Poland, with a few extra brief improvised countermelodies here and there.

(All times rounded to nearest 15 seconds and include bridges following song, if any.)

Large parts of this section have been taken from the site What Dreams Are Made Of by kind permission of the authors John A. Burek and Mark Schaffer.


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