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5.0 out of 5 stars TD's best ever??, 27 Oct 2003
This review is from: Encore (Live) (Audio CD)
I have fond memories of buying this album on vinyl as a teenager when it first came out in the mid-70s. Record shops were very conservative in those days and I can remember finding this album in my local shop - having only recently discovered TD - and asking them to play it over the shop's sound system.
I have to admit to being embarrassed at the strange sounds that began to emanate from the loudspeakers and running out of the shop long before the strong Red Indian melody of 'Cherokee Lane' erupted out of the slow-building crescendos and sequencer lines that follow the cacophonic opening.
This album has never been easy-listening - TD albums seldom are - and yet, for me this album is one of the most satisfying the band has ever produced. Occasionally painful on the ears, it rewards the patient listener - I did eventually have the courage to buy it on a subsequent visit and I have recently added a CD version to my vinyl copy - and I have never failed to be rewarded by this live album.
This is an essential buy for every TD fan - as are all works from this era - and one that will grow on you the more you listen to it.
I think this album - if not their greatest work - certainly best epitomises Tangerine Dream. There is plenty of agony and the moments of ecstacy are pretty much unsurpassed on any other early TD album - even musical references on 'Stereolight' in Dream Mixes 3 send shivers down my spine.
Play this album when you have plenty of time. Put on your headphones, turn off the lights, turn up the volume and listen without interruption. The musical journey will be a torturous one at times but the stop-off points along the way will make it all worthwhile. When the final destination is reached - there you will find ecstacy!
Encore! Encore!
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