Tangerine Dream: Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Paul Haslinger.
Recorded live in Albuquerque, New Mexico and Berlin, Germany between 1986 & 1987. Includes liner notes by Paul Russell.
Captured at a crucial mid-point juncture in Tangerine Dream's career, LIVE MILES was the trio's last recording for the Jive Electro label and, more importantly, the final appearance of long-time drummer/percussionist Chris Franke before he departed for America to work on his own music. The CD contains two half-hour sets, the first recorded in 1986 during a U.S. tour, the second in West Berlin in 1987.
Avoiding both the bombast and the more experimental sounds of the band's earlier works, the mood here is reflective, at times even somber. Great swells of synthesizer chords rise up and roll away, gently supported by subtle percussion. Tempos rarely progress beyond a steady, walking beat. If ever the band's sound could be characterized as pure New Age music, it would be here. There are no pauses between songs, or audience interaction; just the uninterrupted flow of a band in its prime.
- Format: Vinyl
- Released: 01/25/2019