1. Convention Of The 24 9'45"
2. White Eagle 4'45"
3. Ayers Majestic 7'15"
4. Logos (3) 6'
5. Bondy Parade 14'
6. Mojave Plan 27'
7. 8102 13'
8. Remote Viewing 1'
9. Force Majeure 3'
10. 8008 2'
11. Choronzon 10'
12. Midnight In Tula 4'
Times for the first set are as played live, not the times of the tracks on Sohoman, which has been edited, overdubbed and partially re-recorded for release. The second set is identical to that of the 1981 British Isles tour.
Disc 6 of i-box, the so-called "Perth Tapes", purports to contain part of the Perth concert from 26th February. It contains the following tracks:-
|Specific Gravity Of Smile||8'44"|
|Convention Of The 24||7'31"|
The first three tracks are collectively called "Red Velvet Rooster", and "Mojave Plan" is subtitled "(desert version)". Given the uniformity in main sets after 1980, it seems highly unlikely that the band would deviate so much from the recorded main sets from Sydney and Melbourne, so this disc would appear to be a studio construction. In particular, "Mojave Plan" seems to be identical to the studio version, not the extended version as played live (which could extend to 27 minutes). One point of interest, though, is that the instrumentation sounds largely contemporaneous with the (real) 1982 shows; this suggests that the version of "Snake Bath" on Kamikaze 1989 might be an edit or extract of a longer piece (as appears here).
3. Beginning with a Logos-type intro, this launches into an early version of "Horizon" (the second half), but with heavier percussion in parts - the drum pattern of "Midnight In Tula" & "Dolphin Dance", and the drum rolls featured in tracks like the opening theme to the film The Soldier appear.
4. Cutting off before the end of the album version, going into an atmospheric bridge section. The actual live version was much shorter than the one featured on Sohoman - about half the length (cf. Horns Of Doom). It's not clear where the extra length goes; it doesn't sound so much like the same piece of music twice, rather that certain sections have been "cut-and-pasted" into several places. See Europe 1982 for the indexing of "Logos".
5. The ‘false drum start’ present in the UK 1981 version of this track disappears in this rendition. There are also several differences between the Sohoman version of this track and the piece played live. Firstly, the mid-range sequence enters soon after the percussion, not a few minutes later as released. Secondly, Edgar's guitar playing has been removed from the official version. Thirdly, an entire new ending has been constructed for the piece; the original ending was like the rest of the piece, ending with some roaring wind noise and guitar sounds.
All timings rounded to nearest 15 seconds and include bridges following song (if any).
Tour personnel: Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Johannes Schmoelling.
|ENCORE SUMMARY: 1982 Australia Tour|
|SHOW SUMMARY: 1982 Australia Tour|
|Date||City and Venue||Longest Known Tape||Source||Avg. Quality Rating|
|22.02.82||Sydney Regent Theatre||108 min.||FM#||8.7|
|24.02.82||Adelaide Thebarton Town Hall||[no known tape]||--||--|
|26.02.82||Perth Concert Hall||[no known tape]||--||--|
|01.03.82||Melbourne Dallas Brooks Hall||70 min.||AU||8.5|
|# = multiple FM versions known to exist|
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