In late 2003 TD surprised their fans with the announcement of "Rockface", a live recording from the 1988 North America tour.
This is the first release of a series of (almost) complete, untouched live concerts taken from Tangerine Dream's vaults, carefully remastered by Jerome Froese.
"Purgatorio" is the second part of Tangerine Dream's three part interpretation of Dante's "La Divina Commedia". Unlike the other two parts of the trilogy which were recorded live, this double CD set, running to over 130 minutes, is a studio recording. Once again (as with "Inferno"), the piece is primarily in the form of an oratorio, with seven guest female vocalists. These singers are a mixture of altos and sopranos, all with beautiful, classically trained voices.