1. 8001 3'30"
2. 8002 3'
3. 8003 1'30"
4. 8101 8'
5. Calymba Caly 6'
6. 8102 14'
7. 8007 6'
8. Force Majeure 3'
9. 8008 2'
10. 8009 2'
11. Church Theme/Silver Scale 15'30"
12. Horns Of Doom 2'30"
13. 8103 5'
14. 8011 4'30"
15. 8012 10'
16. Choronzon 11'
17. Trap Feeling/Scrap Yard 2'/2'30" medley
The spring 1981 tour took in venues not included in the autumn 1980 tour, and gave them essentially the same playlist. The second set was virtually identical; the first set was edited early on to fit in the mini-epic 8102, most of which sadly still remains unreleased, though the beginning can be heard at the end of "Calymba Caly".
N.B. The Antique Dreams track "Calymba Caly", and the track which overlaps it which was aired on the Electrobeats show of 3rd February 1998, wrongly identified at the time as having been recorded at a putative show at the Dresden Hygienemuseum in 1980, are actually excerpts from the Frankfurt show of 30th January 1981.
3. As 1980, although bridging so to segue into the next track.
4. (8101) The core of this track is 8005, but the beginning is brand new. Instead of having a definite start (as with the high-pitched staccato chords of 8005), this version almost creeps up on you by surprise. The chord sequence enters first, from a new bridge from the previous piece, followed by a faded-in bass sequence. Marginally shorter than its 1980 counterpart. When played in this form, it was invariably followed by the next track.
5. As with 8101, the basis of this track is in the 1980 piece 8006. This variant, however, differs more fundamentally from its elder sibling; whereas 8006 had no modulation whatsoever, and relied upon some attractive interweaving lead lines to keep the interest going, this rendition has a revolving chord sequence throughout (i-iv-v-iv-v-i). Tracks 8101 and the first four minutes of "Calymba Caly" can be heard together at the end of the "Electrobeats" show from 3rd February 1998. However, since this pattern does not appear on any (so far) extant live tapes from 1980, the possibility must exist that the show described by Jerome as Dresden Hygienemuseum 1980 does, in fact, date from 1981 (which is, incidentally, what the liner notes for Antique Dreams claim - and it is certainly the same piece of music, even down to the solo line). It is not, though, the show at that venue in 1983, which was akin to the Poland concerts.
N.B. It is to be understood that future references to "Calymba Caly" refer to the first 6 minutes only; the remainder is considered part of 8102 (see below).
6. (8102) The beginning of this track forms the last four or so minutes of "Calymba Caly". However, since the entire piece lasts about 14 minutes, this track is treated as one, long, unreleased track. Those familiar with bootlegs will know this as "Thermal Inversion" on Outback Voices;, or as the part of "Rätikon" following "Mojave Plan". It also appears at the beginning of the second track on the Digital Times disc of Three Tier Dream. To those unfamiliar with those bootlegs (or any of the others it appears on), this is a piece that can be thought of as being divisible into three sections (indeed, it is thus split on Outback Voices). The first part takes its rhythm section from "Dr Destructo" (same percussion and bass sequence), but with chords played over the top rather than a guitar-sounding patch. The second is a mostly percussive bridge, rather train-esque in nature, which becomes the third part, a repeating six-bar phrase continuing with the train-sounding percussion.
7. The solo played during early 1981 followed along roughly the same lines as that played during the autumn 1980 tour.
13. (8103) This is a bridge piece in a similar vein to the first 3 or 4 minutes of "Quichotte Part 2" (much as 8010 is), with heavenly voices mixed in with ‘sparkly’ effects and some industrial-type noises distinguishing it from the track in this place in 1980. This bridge piece is the only difference between the second sets of autumn 1980 and winter/spring 1981.
17. The tracks have not been separated because they were merged together to form one continuous piece, and while this is par for the course during the main set, traditionally encores are single songs, and this ‘medley’ was played as such, "Trap Feeling" leading smoothly and without a break - or bridge - into a short version of "Scrap Yard".
All timings rounded to nearest 15 seconds and include bridges following song (if any).
Tour personnel: Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Johannes Schmoelling.
|ENCORE SUMMARY: 1981 European Tour|
|Tapes ignored: Hanover, Cucciago, Rome|
|SHOW SUMMARY: European Tour 1981|
|Date||City and Venue||Longest Known Tape||Source||Avg. Quality Rating|
|20.01.81||Essen Grugahalle||[no known tape]||--||--|
|21.01.81||Aachen Eurogress||110 min.||AU||7.6|
|22.01.81||Mannheim Mozartsaal||[no known tape]||--||--|
|23.01.81||Kassel Stadthalle||[no known tape]||--||--|
|24.01.81||Hanover Eilenriedehalle||105 min.||AU||6.8|
|26.01.81||Berlin International Congress Centrum||104 min.||AU||8.4|
|28.01.81||Erlangen Stadthalle||[no known tape]||--||--|
|29.01.81||Würzburg Kurnachtalhalle||[no known tape]||--||--|
|30.01.81||Frankfurt Jahrhunderthalle||102 min.||AU||7.5|
|??.02.81||Cucciago Palasport||84 min.||AU||6.8|
|02.02.81||Paris Bataclan Palace||105 min.||AU||8.3|
|06.02.81||Rome Palazzetto dello Sport||86 min.||AU||7.2|
|07.02.81||Cantu Palasport Piarelli||105 min.||AU||7.3|
|08.02.81||Florence Teatro Tenda (1st show)||96 min.||AU||7.7|
|08.02.81||Florence Teatro Tenda (2nd show)||105 min.||AU#||8.9|
|10.02.81||Udine <venue unknown>||[no known tape]||--||--|
|11.02.81||Padua <venue unknown>||[no known tape]||--||--|
|12.02.81||Turin <venue unknown>||[no known tape]||--||--|
|# = multiple AU versions known to exist|
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