TANGERINE DREAM live at COVENTRY CATHEDRAL - an attempt to put some kind of timeline on this:
1. OCT 4 1975: Tony Palmer and Thames TV film TD's concert at Coventry Cathedral. The whole show was recorded.
2. The film/video was prepared for 50-minute BBC OMNIBUS programme, OMNIBUS being their flagship art programme at the time.
3. NOV 1975: Chris Franke flew to the UK to help with the editing of the film. As commented on in NME on NOV 29, 1975.
4. A shortened - approx 30-minute version - was produced with the original sound intact (V1.1).
5. Richard Branson gets the original sound replaced with TD's album RICOCHET without the knowledge or involvement of director Tony Palmer (V1.2). Perhaps also in reaction to some of the luke-warm reviews of the show?
6. OCT 3 1976: (V1.2) "Tangerine Dream live at Coventry Cathedral" was broadcast on BBC 2 TV at 8.15pm, it was labelled as "An edited recording", with RICOCHET overdubbed.
7. 2017: Gonzo Multimedia/Tony Palmer/Rob Ayling re-edit it again 'with the original concert sound' but actually pull a fast one and overdub RUBYCON over most it. Having released it a year or so earlier (TPDVD181) and before that with a bonus CD of the 'original sound' ie a VERY bad recording of RICOCHET and yet another version before that with just the DVD with RICOCHET (V1.2).
8. JAN 2019: Gonzo Multimedia/Tony Palmer/Pledge re-re-releases it again, now with another bit from Palmer's ALL YOU NEED IS LOVE which had a few shots of TD at Coventry.
9. APRIL/MAY 2019: (V1.1?) Universal finally release the real audio from Coventry on their forthcoming boxset IN SEARCH OF HADES? Confirmation of this ONLY when Universal release the full track details later this month.