Progressive Rockers THE TANGENT Announce “Pyramids, Stars & Other Stories: The Tangent Live Recordings 2004-2017”

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THE TANGENT, the progressive rock group led by Andy Tillison, are pleased to present “Pyramids, Stars & Other Stories: The Tangent Live Recordings 2004-2017” for release on January 27th, 2023 via Inside Out Music. Collecting together tracks from 3 line-ups of The Tangent, this 2CD & 3LP album collects together show recordings from 2004, 2011 & 2017.

Band leader Andy Tillison comments: “A Triple Live LP is the stuff of Bucket Lists, dreamed of doing one of these since I was a kid”.

The album will be available as a 2CD Digipak, a Gatefold 3LP+2CD & LP-booklet, as well as digitally worldwide. Listen to the track ‘A Spark In The Aether’ recorded by the bands current line-up below, and pre-order now HERE.

The Tangent came of age some time ago now. After 15 years with a constant presence on the periphery of the scene, this album is the next step on the road from a band who have painstakingly revered and recreated the past, with one eye on the future. Included in its entirety is the 2004 “Pyramids And Stars” concert in Germany featuring the “Roine Stolt” lineup of The Tangent playing its way through the majority of the debut “The Music That Died Alone” album along with (then) new material from their second album “The World That We Drive Through.”

Added to that, there are tracks from the COMM era line-up of the band at a concert in the UK – plus music recorded in the USA in 2017 by the band’s current line-up. These originally appeared on the “Southend On Sea” and “Hotel Cantaffordit” fan releases respectively. All is presented inside a re-imagined Ed Unitsky sleeve, to create a package that fans are sure to love.

“Pyramids, Stars & Other Stories: The Tangent Live Recordings 2004-2017” Album Artwork

“This is a real, proper, live album” says Tillison. “It’s candid, it’s spontaneous, it has mistakes and things that are a bit too loud and things that are a bit too quiet. It’s what happened on stage at three gigs at which “making a live album” never crossed our minds.” 

“Pyramids, Stars & Other Stories: The Tangent Live Recordings 2004-2017” track-listing:

Side One
1. The World We Drive Though
 
Side Two
3. The Canterbury Sequence
4. The Winning Game
 
Side Three
5. In Darkest Dreams
 
Side Four
6. The Music That Died Alone
7. Lucky Man
 
Side Five
8. A Spark In The Aether
9. A Sale Of Two Souls
10. Perdu Dans Paris
 
Side Six
11. A Crisis In Mid Life
12. Doctor Livingstone (I Presume)
 
The CD’s (included with the vinyl edition) also include all of the above with the addition of:

13. Titanic Calls Carpathia
14. Two Rope Swings

  • Andy Tillison / Keyboards & Vocals (all tracks)
  • Jonas Reingold / Bass Guitar (all tracks except 9,10,11,13)
  • Luke Machin / Guitars & Vox (Tracks 8-14)
  • Steve Roberts / Drums (Tracks 8, 12, 14)
  • Roine Stolt / Guitars & Vocals (Tracks 1 – 7)
  • Zoltán Csörsz / Drums (Tracks 1 – 7)
  • Sam Baine / Keyboards (Tracks 1 – 7)
  • Tony ‘Funkytoe’ Latham / Drums (Tracks 10,11,13)
  • Dan Mash / Bass (Tracks 10,11,13)
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