Tangerine Dream
The Official Forum

   * FAQ    * Search   * Login   * Register

Post new topic   Reply to topic    Tangerine Dream Forum Index -> TD on Performances
Author Message
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:01 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Dec 23, 2006 9:08 pm
Posts: 20418
la sagesse du destin wrote:
Now my review from the shows of Paris and London is on line on my webpage;
Sorry, this time, it's only in french.

Charles


excellent write up Charles..well done!

_________________
http://thezest-2010.blogspot.co.uk/
small print


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Apr 25, 2010 8:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:13 pm
Posts: 1002
Location: Paris/Earth/Solar System/Milky Way
24db wrote:
la sagesse du destin wrote:
Now my review from the shows of Paris and London is on line on my webpage;
Sorry, this time, it's only in french.
Charles


excellent write up Charles..well done!


Yes, very nice !

_________________
A new cosmic address for the Master Dreamer...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 10:59 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 24, 2006 2:46 pm
Posts: 24409
Location: Apatheticville
la sagesse du destin wrote:
Now my review from the shows of Paris and London is on line on my webpage;
Sorry, this time, it's only in french.

Charles


Excellent Charles 8) Thank you very much for your review :D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:19 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:52 pm
Posts: 7797
Location: Bristol, Uk
Just back from our Iclandic-Volcano-Extended holiday and had to login to say a Huge thanks to TD for a fantastic show in a fabulous location. What a totally awesome show. Pity it wasn't filmed. Lets hope it gets a CD release at some point.


Got some photos on one of my cameras which I must download at some point. It's not a great camera but the photos look OK-ish.

_________________
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that's why they call it the present". - Kung Fu Panda


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:24 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:52 pm
Posts: 7797
Location: Bristol, Uk
Einstein's Barber (ADMIN) wrote:
Hi Guys,

Finally the SETLIST:

LONDON – ZEITGEIST CONCERT, 1ST APRIL 2010


SET ONE
01 CELLO OPENING (ZEIT INTRO)
02 LINDAS’S PIANO IMPROVISATION + EDGAR’S WHIP
03 RUBYCON 2010
04 PHAEDRA 2005
05 STRATOSFEAR ‘95
06 KIEV MISSION (REMAKE 2009)
07 SONG OF THE WHALE
08 NO MAN’S LAND (HYPERBOREA 2008)
09 POLAND
10 DREAM PUZZLE (TANGRAM 2008)
11 CLOUDBURST FLIGHT 2008
12 ORDER OF THE GINGER GUILD
13 WARSAW IN THE SUN
14 CINNAMON ROAD (HYPERBOREA 2008)
15 DEATH OF A NIGHTINGALE
16 ALCHEMY OF THE HEART
17 ASTROPHEL + STELLA (STRING VERSION)
18 ORACULAR WORLD

SET TWO
01 GYMNOPÉDIES (SATIE/THORSTEN’S SOLO)
02 MOMBASA
03 THE HALLOWEEN CAST (Rolling The World's Pumpkin Part I)
04 CARMEL CALIF
05 AYUMY´S LOOM
06 BOAT TO CHINA
07 BELLS OF ACCRA
08 TRANSITION
09 TRAUMA

ENCORE ONE
01 IRIS‘ VOCALS SOLO
02 LOGOS PART I
03 ONE NIGHT IN SPACE

ENCORE TWO
01 HAMLET (EDGAR’S SOLO)
02 LONG ISLAND SUNSET

ENCORE THREE
01 NORWEGIAN WOOD

Regards,
EINSTEIN'S BARBER (ADMIN)

Had to laugh on the way back to Victoria Station. I heard a fan say "I thought they'd play more of their early stuff". Clearly Ziet, Phaedra, Rubycon, Stratosfear, Force Majeure, Exit, Logos, Poland, etc, etc, not enough for some people. :D

_________________
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that's why they call it the present". - Kung Fu Panda


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Mon Apr 26, 2010 1:38 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Aug 05, 2007 6:51 pm
Posts: 619
Location: JO21GW, Netherlands
Chris Monk wrote:
Had to laugh on the way back to Victoria Station. I heard a fan say "I thought they'd play more of their early stuff". Clearly Ziet, Phaedra, Rubycon, Stratosfear, Force Majeure, Exit, Logos, Poland, etc, etc, not enough for some people. :D


Chris,
They forgot the title of the tour : Zeitgeist ~ Timeghost
Kind of : back to the future but then reverse :
Forward to the past.

Imo the tour reflects compositions during past 40 years of TD.
And if you want more from the past, the gig can long 24hr, and still it is not enough. :D

Peter

_________________
http://concerts.pb2rdf.eu/
http://www.youtube.com/c/pb2rdf
http://www.pb2rdf.eu


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 8:35 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:42 pm
Posts: 4483
Location: Netherlands
pb2rdf wrote:
Chris Monk wrote:
Had to laugh on the way back to Victoria Station. I heard a fan say "I thought they'd play more of their early stuff". Clearly Ziet, Phaedra, Rubycon, Stratosfear, Force Majeure, Exit, Logos, Poland, etc, etc, not enough for some people. :D


Chris,
They forgot the title of the tour : Zeitgeist ~ Timeghost
Kind of : back to the future but then reverse :
Forward to the past.

Imo the tour reflects compositions during past 40 years of TD.
And if you want more from the past, the gig can long 24hr, and still it is not enough. :D

Peter


not a bad idea, such a marathon. :)


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat May 01, 2010 8:51 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:13 pm
Posts: 1002
Location: Paris/Earth/Solar System/Milky Way
"News flash : with a 24-hour concert, the five TD members win over Jack Bauer !" 8)

_________________
A new cosmic address for the Master Dreamer...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun May 02, 2010 4:32 am 
Offline

Joined: Wed Apr 07, 2010 11:43 am
Posts: 6
Location: Dublin
TangFanIRL wrote:
jd_tdfan80 wrote:
Hi to all who were at the TD gig in RAH.

Felt compelled to join the forum after witnessing a fantastic show. We upgraded to Loggia Box and ordered Champange, excellent!!!!!!

First time I have seen TD since Dublin 1980. My wife, Bernie, was also with me on both ocassions.

The idea of the fan meet at the Builders Arms was a fantastic idea, meeting people from LA, Florida, Toronto, Europe, UK and Ireland. We both really enjoyed. It is nice to know there is a worldwide band of TD followers who have appreaciated TD music for so long.

The band meet after the show was an unexpected highlight and one I will always cherish. What a pleasure it was to meet Edgar for the first time. Both Iris and Linda were wonderful.

Many thanks to Conrad and "Billy the Fish"(sorry Stephen) for everything. It was great meeting you guys. We also enjoyed the few drinks in Courtfilelds along with Jacob on the 31st.

Conrad, regards to Nollaig. I will be in touch re Tangerine Leaves.
Regards to Colin, Gerry and David, nice meeting you all as we walked to RAH.

Cheers, John & Bernie(Dublin)


Hi John,

Great to meet you in London! John recognised me on the night before the concert in the pub down the road from the Blackbird, from TD forum pics and reading TD fan pages! It's always really cool to meet fellow Irish TD enthusiasts (since we are somewhat moderate in number!!).

Hope we can meet up soon in Dublin perhaps - you'll have to meet Geoff 'Taximan' Keogh. I think you will both get on!

A big hello to Bernie!

More soon,

Conrad
Quote:

Cheers Conrad,

Just listening to Enocre and Ambient Highways Vol 1... Excellent.
Printed some nice photos of band neet. Iris is amzin.
Will be in touch soon.

John D


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 10:53 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 24, 2006 12:52 pm
Posts: 7797
Location: Bristol, Uk
A few memories from the Royal Albert Hall show.

After a full night at work, we drive to Gatwick.

I dropped my wife and the boys at the Holiday Inn mid-afternoon. Had a quick steak sandwich on room service and left the car-keys with the hotel. Jumped on the hotel bus to Gatwick North Terminal, made my way to the airport station and got a ticket for the Gatwick Express.

The train ride in to London started in bright sunshine but as I got closer to the capital it’s obvious that we were going in under a massive storm cloud. As the train pulled into Victoria station my suspicions were confirmed and the heavens opened.

I bought an umbrella from Tie Rack and sheltered in a massive office-block entrance way for about 15 minutes somewhere on Grosvenor Place. The rain was torrential, thunder booming around the local buildings and blinding lightening flashes going off every few seconds. Very spectacular and dark thoughts of The Forum gig filled my head.

Fortunately the storm was over fairly quickly so I decided to make another attempt to get to the RAH. Continued up Grosvenor Place and then jumped puddles and streams all the way along Hyde Park till I encountered The Albert Memorial. Took some pictures and then crossed the road to the Hall.

I made my way to the entrance door (number 11), it was still about 45 minutes before the start of the show, and was amazed to be told by the doorman that, if I made my way round to door 1, I could get in. Went round to door 1 and was let in behind a young girl carrying a cello-case on her back (nope the penny didn’t drop).

Made my way to the bar and downed a pint of Speckled Hen. Asked an usher if there was a merch stand and he said try door 6. Have to say everyone one working for the RAH was very polite, made a huge change from the usual security.

Got to door 6 and could see the merch stand behind a glass door. I wait patiently with a dozen others for a few minutes. An usher opens the door and says “….everyone outside will hate you lot”. I get near the front of the merch stand and wait patiently to be served. Some others try to push in front but fortunately the guy behind the counter has clocked me and serves me before them.

I buy a t-shirt, a poster and the tour CD. I exit sharply as the crush is getting unbearable.

I make my way to my seat and enter the Hall. My jaw hits the ground. It’s beautiful. So full of atmosphere that you can sit on it.

I take my seat and shortly the lights dim. Four cellists take the stage in Venetian masks. I exclaim “No?” the Frenchman next to me exclaims “Non?” They start to play Birth of Liquid Pleiades. After a few seconds I notice that TQ is on stage, adding synth lines. It’s a beautiful sound, I just want it to go on and on but all too soon it’s over.

As they finish Linda is escorted on stage by a roadie. She’s wearing a white dress lit from inside by fairy lights. The roadie makes her comfortable at a grand piano and she starts to play a lovely piano piece. Her playing is exceptional, I’m blown away.

Then Edgar slowly ambles across the stage. Pulls back Linda’s hair and kisses her neck. A simple expression of the affection most of the audience must have been feeling for her playing. He then makes his way to the other end of the piano.

All of a sudden there’s an almighty clatter and out of the corner of my eye I see Edgar throw something into the piano (apparently some sort of whip). It’s a jarring moment but somehow apt. The message is clear - “Pay attention”. Shades of “Wake Up!” from the Logos tour.

The mighty machine that is TD starts up. A new track with a crunching beat. No…. hang on its Rubycon…. but not as you’ve heard it before.
The tracks keep coming. One classic after another. TD-nirvana.

Bernie is there and is playing a blinder. I’ve seen him a few times now and have always been very impressed but this time he’s taken another step forward. On occasions he’s playing the guitar with a Wii remote, other times a sander but it all sounds fabulous. As if that weren’t enough, every now and then, he produces his violin.

Iris is her usual happy smiling self and sporting a new hairdo. She’s bouncing around in the background through most of the show.

Eventually the set comes to a conclusion and TD stop for an intermission. I’m very grateful. Maybe a pint of Speckled Hen wasn’t such a good idea.

I return from the loo and sit waiting for the second set to start. A heckler starts up. Someone keen to get the second set underway. He’s hilarious.
Eventually TQ takes up the seat in front of the grand piano and starts to play Satie’s Gymnopedies. This goes down well with the French contingent to my right. TQ’s playing isn’t a display of technical ability but a master-class in subtlety and beauty.

TQ finishes his solo and the second set is underway. The music is more up to date, a selection of modern day classics. It’s over all too soon. TD leave the stage.

The first encore starts with a short vocal performance by Iris followed by Logos and One Night in Space. TD leave the stage again.

The second encore starts with Edgar taking up his guitar. He’s looking thin and gaunt. Any worries about his health are soon quashed by a stunning version of Hamlet. Best version I’ve heard him play. Bernie provides solo trade-offs.

The band then leads into Long Island Sunset. Not heard this played live since ….err ….1990. Linda astounds once again by playing soprano sax and flute to perfection. Great way to finish the show.

But it’s not over yet. We get a third encore. The Beatle’s Norwegian Wood. TQ sings and both Iris and Bernie add vocals during the chorus.
The house-lights go up. Fans start to filter out of the hall. Should I go to the after-show meet? I’m shattered but very happy. Got a flight to catch in a few short hours. I decide to make my way back to Victoria.

_________________
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift, that's why they call it the present". - Kung Fu Panda


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed May 05, 2010 6:17 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:42 pm
Posts: 4483
Location: Netherlands
My memorie was THE day after. I had to stat THE dat in London while i wished i was at home. THE thrill was gone after THE concert.
It was raining and i went to THE palace.it seemed half of italy was there.THE rest was in Rome i guess.
THE day was à long one and i was at home at midnight. Tired but satisfied


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 4:47 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 27, 2006 4:28 pm
Posts: 2776
Location: Brixton, London
Nice write up Chris - thanks for sharing! I too was glad for the interval! I jumped out of the seats like a gazelle - I hardly touched the floor until I found the bog!

_________________
He's not the Messiah, he's a very naughty boy!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 5:26 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jul 10, 2007 8:13 pm
Posts: 1002
Location: Paris/Earth/Solar System/Milky Way
Chris Monk wrote:
I take my seat and shortly the lights dim. Four cellists take the stage in Venetian masks. I exclaim “No?” the Frenchman next to me exclaims “Non?” They start to play Birth of Liquid Pleiades. After a few seconds I notice that TQ is on stage, adding synth lines. It’s a beautiful sound, I just want it to go on and on but all too soon it’s over.


Thanks for these interesting written memories, Chris. :)
A funny thing : I was the Frenchman next to you ! I remember you exclaiming "No ?" at the beginning and then I exclaimed "Non ? Incroyable !" :lol: So it's nice to have "met you" (sort of).
And I agree : the Hall and the concert were amazing.

_________________
A new cosmic address for the Master Dreamer...


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 10:21 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:42 pm
Posts: 4483
Location: Netherlands
billythefish wrote:
Nice write up Chris - thanks for sharing! I too was glad for the interval! I jumped out of the seats like a gazelle - I hardly touched the floor until I found the bog!

i was also satisfied after THE break.
THE first set was THE best i heard in years.
But after THE break it was also great.
Overall one of THE best in years. In à fantastic ambience.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Fri May 07, 2010 1:05 am 
Offline

Joined: Tue Oct 23, 2007 12:09 am
Posts: 3244
Excellent report Chris.............thanks for that.

Sounds like quite an experience :wink:


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic     Reply to topic    Tangerine Dream Forum Index -> TD on Performances All times are UTC + 1 hour [ DST ]
Go to page Previous  1 ... 105, 106, 107, 108, 109, 110  Next
Page 108 of 110 [ 1639 posts ] 

 
Jump to:  

You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum


Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group | Design by Homestage