Was it that bad behind the iron curtain? Stumbled upon footage from the Al Di Meola Project filmed in East Berlin back in 1988 (at Palast der Republik?). Al with his band containing of Kei Akagi (keys), Tom Brechtlein (drums), Jose Renato (vocals), Chuck Webb (bass) and Roger Squitero (percussion) playing mostly material from the then actual album "Tirami Su".
Music friendly enough to the ears of the East-German regime in this almost instrumental setting apart from the vocalizing of Brasilian singer Jose Renato. But isn't the voice the most beautiful instrument. This concert was again broadcasted by German MDR television. Great set, great sound, 7 parts.