Poland (album)

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Poland
Poland.png
1984 LP album cover
Live album by Tangerine Dream
Released November 1984[1]
Recorded 10 December 1983 (1983-12-10)
Torwar Hall, Warsaw[1]
Genre Electronic music, Berlin School
Length 81:49
Label Jive
Tangerine Dream chronology
Flashpoint
(1984)
Poland
(1984)
Heartbreakers
(1985)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 4/5 stars[2]

Poland - The Warsaw Concert is the fifth live album and twenty-fourth overall of electronic music released by Tangerine Dream.[3] It spent one week on the UK Albums Chart at number 90.

Track listing[edit]

All tracks written by Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Johannes Schmoelling.

No. Title Length
1. "Poland" 22:36
2. "Tangent" 19:59
3. "Barbakane" 18:04
4. "Horizon" 21:10

The four tracks consist of 3-4 distinct sections each. The last two of the four sections of "Tangent" are titled "Polish Dance" (which is notably similar to the composition "Choronzon" from Exit, played backwards) and "Rare Bird" respectively, and the second section of "Barbakane" is titled "Warsaw in the Sun". There are also further, less known official and unofficial names for some other sections of the album, too. It was also available as a limited edition picture disc which feature the cover photos directly on the LPs' vinyl.

Out of twelve CD releases, only three have the complete album, all others are either missing "Tangent" along with a truncated version of "Barbakane", or include "Tangent" but still with a truncated version of "Barbakane".

  • (1984) Jive/Teldec 8.28638
  • (1984) Relativity 88561-8045-2, re-released in 1993
  • (2011) Reactive EREACD 2018

The second is a double-CD release, copyrighted 1984 by Zomba Ent. Inc., Made in the U.S., and apparently difficult to find. On disk one, "Rare Bird", originally an encore, is split off from "Tangent" as a track on its own. The CD artwork, however, lists "Tangent" as a single full-length track.

A video from Polish TV is available on various video sites.

Personnel[edit]

Equipment[edit]

The following equipment were used on this live recording:[1]

Chris Franke

Edgar Froese

Johannes Schmoelling

  • Roland Jupiter-8
  • PPG Wave 2.3 Waveterm
  • EEH CM 4 Digital Sequencer
  • Dr. Böhm Digital Drums
  • Roland TR-808
  • Mini Moog
  • Korg Mono/Poly
  • Roland SDE 3000 Delay
  • Canproduct Mixer
  • MXR 01 Digital Reverb
  • MXR Digital Delay
  • BOSS Overdrive/Flanger

Singles[edit]

  • "Warsaw In The Sun" UK no. 96

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Poland (Media notes). Tangerine Dream. Reactive Records. 2011. EREACD 2018. 
  2. ^ Westergaard, Sean. Poland: The Warsaw Concert - Tangerine Dream at AllMusic
  3. ^ Berling, Michael (29 September 2016). "Poland". Voices in the Net.