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1987, August 01
West Berlin Platz der Republik


Date1987, August 01
VenuePlatz der Republik
CityWest Berlin
Line-upEdgar Froese, Chris Franke, Paul Haslinger


Tangerine Dream: Official Releases
1988Livemiles (Track 2 only, remixed)
Tangerine Dream: Fan Releases
2004Tangerine Tree Volume 38: Berlin 1987
Tangerine Dream: Bootlegs
1993Antarktis (Tracks 1-10 only)
20th Century Serenades

Set List

Main Set

Caspian Sea (8:00)
This is virtually the same as appears on the album Livemiles as first index of Livemiles, Part Two (The West-Berlin Concert), though slightly shorter, as the official version has a studio recorded segue into the next section. The name Caspian Sea comes from the presiding DJ's announcement before the broadcast of the show.
Dolphin Smile (5:00)
Pretty faithful to the studio version on the Dolphin Dance single, although segueing into the next track. Arguably more dynamic than the official version, however; the mix pushes some of the background effects higher up to achieve this.
Civilized Illusions (4:30)
More or less faithful to the studio version. As yet the only example of a track from Shy People played live.
Betrayal (3:15)
Linked by a short phrase of brass synth staccato padding. An "eighties" rendition of the Sorcerer track, using modern, more percussive timbres, this still manages to evoke some of the darkness of the original, although without the Mellotron providing the haunting strings it does not quite match up. The bass sequence metamorphoses into that of the following track.
Diamond Diary (3:00)
A short extract, only a minute or so long, from near the middle of this Thief composition. The sequencer keeps going from the previous track, and to link the two pieces there is a reinterpretation of the lead line.
Love On A Real Train (Risky Business) (2:45)
The first two minutes only, overlaid with some spot effects compared to the original from Risky Business, most notably a high echo of the "bell" sound and a thudding snare-drum effect with modulating bass note accompaniment.
Canyon Voices (8:30)
A fair bit longer than the official version on Canyon Dreams. The extra length is basically repetition, with different voices playing the lead.
Zen Garden (5:00)
As for the 1986 Europe tour.
Scuba Scuba (4:00)
As for the 1986 Europe tour.
Coloured Rain (3:00)
As for the 1986 Europe tour, though this time the ending is a very short harpsichord patch piece, which presages the main theme of the following piano solo.
Quadriga (7:00)
This is a piano solo medley of several tracks. The basis for the piece is the unreleased Canyon Dreams piano solo piece, but flown in at various stages are quotes and ideas from Canyon Voices, Ricochet, Part Two, Quichotte, Part One and Tiergarten (Berlin) (in that order). The last of these is somewhat surprising, perhaps, given that Tiergarten was later played as an encore.
Dolphin Dance (9:00)
Extended as in the 1986 Europe tour. However, the segueing section is slightly different.
Velvet Autumn (9:30)
This appears as second index of Livemiles, Part Two (The West-Berlin Concert) on the album Livemiles (though live it was actually slower than appears on the album). The 1987 Berlin radio announcer's track list gives this track as Velvet Autumn.
Smile (7:00)
Apart from the absence of vocals, it follows the album version from Tyger.
Ride On The Ray (11:00)
As for the 1986 North American tour.
Going West (5:30)
As for the 1986 Europe tour.
Yellowstone Park (6:30)
As for the 1986 Europe tour.


Tyger (5:45)
Quite simply, the album version from Tyger with no vocals.
Tiergarten (3:15)
Faithful to the album version from Le Parc, but segueing into the next track.
21st Century Common Man, Part One (4:15)
Not the full track -- a truncated ending not like that on the Tyger album. More emphasis at certain points during the "middle eights".
A Time For Heroes (6:15)
The extended version, as on the A Time For Heroes 12" and CD single. Indistinguishable from the single, apart from the very end of the track.

(All times rounded to nearest 15 seconds and include bridges following song, if any.)

Large parts of this section have been taken from the site What Dreams Are Made Of by kind permission of the authors John A. Burek and Mark Schaffer.


This show was given as part of the celebration of the 750th anniversary of the foundation of the city of Berlin. This was Chris Franke's last show with the group.


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