Tangerine Dream

Extracts from Poland

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Poland is a classic live set from Tangerine Dream. It was a dramatic event and Edgar Froese, Christopher Franke, and Johannes Schmoelling were up to the task. The original release was a double-vinyl LP. As a CD, it is one disc with four tracks. It makes no sense at all to release a set featuring three of the tracks as Extracts from Poland, but TD did it. It is an excellent CD, but it is -- quite possibly -- the biggest and most outrageous ripoff in e-music history. That includes, by the way, all of the Merzbow discs. At least he is honest. Why would anyone pay full price for two-thirds of the music? The only logical reason for this disc is to abuse die-hard TD completists and their wallets.

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