The Albuquerque Concert (Livemiles part 1 - part 1) (14:22)
The Albuquerque Concert (part 2) (15:29)
The West Berlin Open Air Concert (Livemiles part 2 - part 1) (16:59)
The West Berlin Open Air Concert (part 2) (10:17)
Review: Dating from Tangerine Dream's infamous "blue period", 1988's "Livemiles" originally squeezed recordings from two iconic concerts - one in Albuquerque, New Mexico, in 1986, the other in West Berlin in 1987 - onto one slab of wax. Given that both recordings hover around the 30-minute mark, this resulted in pretty rubbish sound. This reissue addresses this issue, splitting each recording into two parts for a louder cut. Musically, it's what you'd expect from Tangerine Dream in this period, ebbing and flowing between Fairlight and Atari ST-driven electronic rhythms and blissful ambient soundscapes. It's all very positive in the manner of, say, Jean Michel-Jarre, rather than the more droning and atmospheric, krautrock-influenced feel of their 1970s work.