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Christopher Franke

The London Concert

- Live/Studio, released January 1993 -


CD release USA 1993
Design: Doerte Lau

CD release Europe 1993
Design: Doerte Lau


1.Empire Of Light [1991 live version]5:045:04
2.Purple Waves [1991 live version]16:3616:36
3.Cloudburst Flight [1991 live version]5:565:56
4.Black Garden View [1991 live version]5:335:33
5.Vermillion Sands [1991 live version]5:515:51
6.Mountain Heights [1991 live version]4:094:09
7.Dolphin Dance [1991 re-recording]4:334:33
8.Private Diaries 3:35-
Total running time51:1747:42


Recording dateOctober 9th, 1991
Recording site(s)Astoria Theatre (London)
Recording engineer(s)Rudi Panke
Composer(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke
Musician(s)Chris Franke, Edgar Rothermich (under the pseudonym 'Richard E. Roth')


In October 1991 Chris Franke performed a concert as part of the UK electronica festival. Finally, in January 1993, the recording was made available as a full length album. In the booklet, the venue of the concert is named "October 1991, The Royal Apollo Theatre", but in fact the concert took place at the Astoria Theatre in London.


The European version of the CD does not contain the bonus track Private Diaries featured on the US version. The booklet of the Japanese version, released later that year, lists only seven tracks, but the CD contains all eight tracks. The first 100 copies of the US version are handnumbered and autographed by Chris Franke.


In 1992, a video tape of the UK electronica 1991 concerts was made available on VHS cassette at a limited edition of 200 copies. The video also shows a 15 minute excerpt of Chris Franke's gig.


1993: Sonic Images/Varese Sarabande/Colosseum
Promo-CD [b]: VSD 5399; silver/blue disc, "Not For Sale / For Promotional Use Only" on backside
CD [b]: VSD 5399; silver/blue disc
1993: Sonic Images/Varese Sarabande/SLC
CD [a]: SLCS 5007
Promo-CD [a]: SLCS 5007; same as regular release, but with additional red promo sticker
1993: Sonic Images/Varese Sarabande
CD [a]: VSD 5399; silver/blue disc
1996: Sonic Images
CD [a]: SI 8508-2
CD [a]: SID 6508
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