Saturday, October 17, 2009
Legendary Pink Dots - Traumstadt 3
One of several pieces from this 5-tape series that have yet to see reissues, so here ya go. This lovely tape-only artifact contains ten songs from their mid-to-late 80's period, three of which are unavailable elsewhere. All tracks recorded live at various locations in Europe.
Maddeningly for us completists, there are a few tracks from both Traumstadt 1 and 2 that are not on the CD reissues. MIA from Vol. 1 (on Beta-Lactam) are "Close Your Eyes You Can Be A Space Captain" and "I Dream Of Jeannie".
From Traumstadt 2 (most of which is scattered across Stained Glass Soma Fountains and Under Triple Moons) the missing list includes versions of "Vigil-Anti", "Apocalypse Soon", "Suicide Pact", and "Violence", as well as the unknown-to-me "World War Six" and "Visitor To The Machine".
If anyone has the tapes, I'd love to put those tracks up here.
And now, the live tape: