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There isn't one of these in the S/D archive. Tell me about em. They've popped up in conversation over the years, but I've never actively listened to them until just ONE track on the orbital back-to-mine. Niiiice.

Alan Trewartha, Monday, 5 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

prog prog prog prog prog prog prog

Alan Trewartha, Monday, 5 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

The first five or so albs (up to 'Phaedra' anyway) are all CLASSIC - long slooooooooow drifty droney stuff, although the first rec, 'Electronic Meditation', is a little bit more rock/avant freaky. My all-time fave wld prob. be 'Zeit', but they're all worth a listen, that is if you like yr music to send you floating into the vastness of space blah blah. But after that, buyer v. much beware!

A lot of their early solo recs are gd too - I really like 'Aqua' by Edgar Froese, as well as most of the early Klaus Schulze recs. Schulze, btw, is one of the most underrated kit drummers of all time - the first 'Ash Ra Temple' alb is most urgent and key.

Andrew L, Monday, 5 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Rubicon's OK - primitive sequences etc, but then I discovered that Raymond Scott had done it 10 years before them.

Jez, Monday, 5 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Yeah, what's up with Raymond Scott not being a household name? But anyway, I like "Atem" most of the TD I've heard. "Zeit", "Phaedra" and "Rubycon" also good.

dleone, Monday, 5 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I liked the Legend soundtrack back in the eighties, but at the time I had heard nothing else by them...

Ned Raggett, Monday, 5 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Phaedra's probably still the favourite round Sean C way: great keyboard walls without being too overwhelming or cheesy. Much of the later material is just too new agey, though there are some glimmers of hope, including Hyperborea (if'n you like the Jarre-style dancey keyboard numbers) and maybe Le Parc (bits of which are very similar to the band's soundtrack work on Risky Business). If you're looking for a good overview of the Virgin keyboard years, Dream Sequence has a pretty good selection, tho it may be pricey. The later stuff on Jive, Private and beyond can be a bit too sterile and yuppie.

Sean Carruthers, Monday, 5 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I love electronic meditation's total wailing freak out and various bits of the next 3 albums but the whole plodding sequenced drive is just plain boring after a while, I do still have a rather embarissing affection for 'song of the whale 1&2'..... Sadly new age gave TD a bad name and frankly Edgar Froese should have given it up years ago.

el wanko, Monday, 5 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

you can't go wrong with the first 3 or 4 albums plus the "alpha centauri" 7" (which, like the first, is almost "rock"). honorable mention to fenriz of darkthrone's (intentional?) TD tribute band neptune towers...

your null fame, Monday, 5 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Out of the one's I've heard so far:

Search: Phaedra, Rubycon, Stratosfear, Alpha Centauri, Zeit, Cyclone (hey, it's different), either Ricochet or Encore (you don't need both- -they're practically the same damn album, except Encore's a double), Logos, soundtrack to Legend. Froese's solo albums Aqua and Stuntman are great as well.

Destroy: Electronic Meditation, Le Parc, Tyranny of Beauty and probably everything else they've released since 1985

Neither: Force Majeure, soundtracks to Sorceror and Flashpoint

Joe, Monday, 5 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Hey! You're all forgetting they did the theme tune to Streethawk.

For the unenlightened this was one of the *cough*, better, Knight Rider rip-offs.

I bought a few of the early albums in a Cope inspired binge about 5 years ago, I found them quite unremarkable really - except for the track 'Fly and Collision of Comas Sola' on 'Alpha Centauri' which I listened to a lot at the time. If I recall correctly it had this incredible drum-lead crescendo. I'll have to dig the albums out and give them another list

Chewshabadoo, Monday, 5 August 2002 00:00 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

two weeks pass...
I think, thanks to Julian Cope, that early Tangerine Dream is a mite over-rated - like Ash Ra Tempel (also over-rated) they seemed to spend most of their time rewriting "Saucerful of Secrets" and regurgitating the more "cosmic" parts of "Ummagumma" and "More". For the record, I find "Electronic Meditation" to be rough as a badger's arse and about as listenable, while "Alpha Centauri" is especially sub-Floydian. But "Atem" is pretty good and "Zeit" is genuinely otherworldly (and miles better than Klaus Schulze) - even if they've merely started plagiarising Gyorgy Ligeti as well Floyd. "Phaedra" is good but I find "Rubycon" even better - thereafter all their albums are the same up to the early 1980's, after that you'd be better off listening to a kettle boiling. Ciao.

KCoyne, Wednesday, 21 August 2002 14:06 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I like some of thier movie sound tracks. Check out Miracle Mile, or Risky Business.

A Nairn, Wednesday, 21 August 2002 14:39 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

Search: Lester Bangs' rave up

Mary (Mary), Thursday, 22 August 2002 20:54 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

As usual, early TD is way overrated and later TD is way underrated. I personally prefer the turn-of-the 80s Tangerine Dream - my 3 favorite TD albums are Green Desert, Exit, and Tangram.

I can't say I'm not into it all, though - even the later stuff. I find it difficult to pick on TD, I don't know why "new age" (if that is indeed what they are) is such a dirty term. Sometimes I'm in the mood to listen to an album like Underwater Sunlight or Tyranny of Beauty, or Optical Race and Melrose for that matter.

patrick, Friday, 23 August 2002 09:55 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

I adore Zeit and Phaedra.

Melissa W (Melissa W), Friday, 23 August 2002 10:03 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

They went into a sort of uninspired loop, I think, but they did a lot of good stuff before that. I guess they just built up so much momentum they had to go on whatever happened. :)

The ones I like:

Zeit: recently heard this. Very much better than I thought it would be, not the semi-shambles of other early stuff, and also as beatifully alien as Stratosfear.

My favourites are these:
Phaedra - like some nebula with a new star in it.
Rubicon - like that star is fully formed, now getting rid of the gas and dust that came before.
Ricochet - Steady radiance. Someone said it was like Encore.. It's not. It's better by far. :)
Stratosfear - Doesn't stand too much repeated listening, but is still the strongest work, maybe. Some of those tunes seem like the kind of magic that ought to move big rocks.
Force Majeure - good, but they leave a good idea too soon instead of developing it. I like the Bach-like counterpoint stuff at the end, but not as much as the rock in the middle. Cloudburst Flight is the best. If I had to have just one single track by TD, it's that one. :)
Tangram - Intricate stuff, like origami, and small machines.
White Eagle - Mojave Plan is special to me, mainly for the arid opening and the bassline at the end that seems like a low flight along the course of a desert pipeline.
Cyclone - Which has one amazing track: Madrigal Meridian. If they'd not changed their course as a result of public displeasure with this, it might have meant TD being far more inventive now than they became. The weird baroque goings on with the lyricon and the clavichord and hurdy-gurdy sounds at the end are like some beatiful new tree that sadly got cut up. It should have been allowed to grow.
Poland - I love this. It seems to be one of the truly inspired and vivid things they've done live.
Exit - I've heard the Orbital, Back To Mine CD too. :) They chose the wrong track! Should have been 'Remote Viewing'. That is a far stronger piece.


I'd best stop there. :))
I came looking for a thread on the Great Never Mind The Bollocks Debate. :) Got a bit sidetracked. The Pistols are special too, so, back to business...

The Doctor, Wednesday, 4 September 2002 18:06 (sixteen years ago) Permalink

three years pass...
Revive!

Jamie T Smith (Jamie T Smith), Friday, 23 June 2006 13:09 (twelve years ago) Permalink

They have a load of original pressings in Sister Ray for 9.99 each. Should I? I can't remember which ones, but jusdging by typography, they looked pretty early. They definitely had Phaedra. Should I jump in there?

Jamie T Smith (Jamie T Smith), Friday, 23 June 2006 13:11 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Pressings? You mean vinyl? There was a thread recently about a just released compilation that has all 4 of their early albums for much cheapness

TS: Alan Stivell - A l'Olympia vs. Magma - Live/Hhaï (Dada), Friday, 23 June 2006 13:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yeah, original 70s vinyl. (Or that's what the ticket says). So I was thinking half from wanting to hear them and half from nerdy, object- fetish collectorism.

Jamie T Smith (Jamie T Smith), Friday, 23 June 2006 13:33 (twelve years ago) Permalink

2nd hand? I've got an original "Zeit", which I love and cherish in a nerdy, object-fetish collector type way

TS: Alan Stivell - A l'Olympia vs. Magma - Live/Hhaï (Dada), Friday, 23 June 2006 13:35 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Yup 2nd hand. About 8 records in all, so must have been one guy's collection.

So you'd recommend Zeit, then? Anyone care to elaborate on the descriptions above, or should I search for the other thread?

Jamie T Smith (Jamie T Smith), Friday, 23 June 2006 13:40 (twelve years ago) Permalink

Poland - I love this. It seems to be one of the truly inspired and vivid things they've done live.

I got an original pressing of this last year in Krakow, and it has been one of my constant companions since. Especially the track "Horizon." I like some of their other stuff, but this is what I consider their 'gem,' so to speak.

trees (treesessplode), Friday, 23 June 2006 15:28 (twelve years ago) Permalink

there's a cd out there called "an introduction to..." by tangerine dream that gives you a pretty good idea of all their eras.

i like the cheesy 80s shit way more than i "should"

M@tt He1geson, Rendolent Ding-Dong (Matt Helgeson), Friday, 23 June 2006 15:39 (twelve years ago) Permalink

every second of Stratosfear is brilliant. This is stage when TD finally hatched from their ambient phase and added more instruments like grand piano and a gong to cut more diverse, orchestrated work. There are these underlying harmonica sounds that seem like they're recorded through miles of metal tubes. The "The Big Sleep in Search of Hades" is dramatically swoon-worthy.

It was my first T. Dream album and remains my favorite. I've recently discovered that my city library has a copy of the bootleg box set! Worth checking out.

lukeeluke (soulex45), Friday, 23 June 2006 19:31 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I have Atem, Alpha Centauri and Zeit and love all three.

pdf (Phil Freeman), Friday, 23 June 2006 19:45 (twelve years ago) Permalink

I like these live boots even better than what's on the two bootleg box sets... they cover the earlier period. wilder / better, if lower fidelity than the studio records.

http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2006/02/tangerine_dream.html

milton parker (Jon L), Friday, 23 June 2006 20:14 (twelve years ago) Permalink

ten months pass...
I think Force Majeure might be one of the best albums ever.

Brigadier Lethbridge-Pfunkboy, Saturday, 28 April 2007 01:25 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

i think "rubycon" / "stratosfear" are the best, though i'm still trying to really absorb "atem" and "force majeure"

moonship journey to baja, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 07:50 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Stratosfear is brilliant. as is Atem. And I like Electronic Meditation.

Herman G. Neuname, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 08:10 (eleven years ago) Permalink

And Ash Ra Temple are great. Not overrated.

filthy dylan, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:45 (eleven years ago) Permalink

"electronic meditation" sounds to me more like those early road cone kraftwerk albums ("vol 1 + vol 2")

moonship journey to baja, Wednesday, 30 May 2007 14:52 (eleven years ago) Permalink

three months pass...

Hmmmmmmmmm, I thought I knew "Statosfear" but I'd never heard it before. I don't like it, it sounds like soundtrack music - but not in a good way. They just can't write decent melodies, the melodies they do write are so banal, and the synths are edging towards cheesiness. They still did some good music after this tho.

Tom D., Tuesday, 11 September 2007 11:39 (eleven years ago) Permalink

I prefer mid period Tangerine Dream. Those late 70s/early 80s albums. Lost of great arpeggio synths.

Geir Hongro, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 11:41 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Stratosfear is great!

Herman G. Neuname, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 14:15 (eleven years ago) Permalink

Wallpaper prog.

Tom D., Tuesday, 11 September 2007 14:17 (eleven years ago) Permalink

S: Edgar Froese's first few solo records. More mellotron, less rock. More pleasure.

Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 11 September 2007 15:24 (eleven years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

I feel like an idiot for not having gotten around to this music. Which albums sound the most like TD trying to be Steve Reich as in the Risky Business soundtrack?

Shh! It's NOT Me!, Sunday, 28 December 2008 19:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

their soundtrack to thief makes every scene feel like it's the big final end scene

burt_stanton, Sunday, 28 December 2008 19:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

Which albums sound the most like TD trying to be Steve Reich as in the Risky Business soundtrack?

I don't know Hyperborea, but I haven't heard anything else from them that sounds like the Risky Business stuff.

Naive Teen Idol, Sunday, 28 December 2008 20:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Sequent C'" is one of the most beautiful pieces of music I've ever heard.

Turangalila, Sunday, 28 December 2008 21:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

I love everything they did in the 70s, including the one with vocals.

Nate Carson, Sunday, 28 December 2008 22:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Just picked up Zeit, Phaedra, Rubycon and Stratosfear for $5 each at a used shop, finally. I've been waiting for a good point to jump into the TD discography, and this seemed as good a chance as any, so here I go...

ilxor, Saturday, 7 March 2009 22:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

cant argue with those albums. You need Force Majeure though.

Pfunkboy in blood drenched rabbit suit jamming in the woods (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 7 March 2009 23:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

I'll keep my eye out!

ilxor, Saturday, 7 March 2009 23:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Pity spotify doesnt work in america, theres loads of TD on it. Sadly the 1st 5 arent but the ones you mentioned are on it, most of the other 70s stuff is on it as well as the dodgy 80s stuff.

Pfunkboy in blood drenched rabbit suit jamming in the woods (Herman G. Neuname), Saturday, 7 March 2009 23:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

I've become a big fan of Green Desert over the last few years. It's prime era 70s TD that wasn't released until the mid 80s. And it has DRUMS.

Nate Carson, Monday, 9 March 2009 02:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

"Dolphin Dance" from the Underwater Sunlight LP is a banger.

uncannydan, Monday, 9 March 2009 16:00 (ten years ago) Permalink

five months pass...

man "Lana" is so great

butthurt (deej), Sunday, 30 August 2009 05:11 (nine years ago) Permalink

It's odd, I've never really listened to their albums, though I know I would like them, but their '80s films scores are always floating around in my brain somewhere: Thief, Near Dark, Risky Business, Sorcerer ...

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 24 January 2015 02:58 (four years ago) Permalink

Half explains why I always think of them as a piece with Popol Vuh.

Josh in Chicago, Saturday, 24 January 2015 02:59 (four years ago) Permalink

oh damn this doesn't seem right at all. epsilon otm, now and forever.

deliberately clunky, needlessly arty, (contenderizer), Saturday, 24 January 2015 03:23 (four years ago) Permalink

Listening to Ricochet, feelin it. Dying is sad, but he was obvs able to take ppl to alternate planes while he was alive.

groundless round (La Lechera), Saturday, 24 January 2015 03:30 (four years ago) Permalink

and still

deliberately clunky, needlessly arty, (contenderizer), Saturday, 24 January 2015 03:34 (four years ago) Permalink

I always think abt that Gabriel Garcia Marquez quote where he says that nobody really dies until all the people who knew them die

and in the case of artists, obv, their work lives on thru eternity, a fitting memorial to this great musician

ilx polls with striking imago (sleeve), Saturday, 24 January 2015 03:43 (four years ago) Permalink

RIP

the late great, Saturday, 24 January 2015 05:57 (four years ago) Permalink

For anyone interested, a quick playlist of the original 'bootleg' version of the Legend soundtrack:

http://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLSfxjgIYjeGaIhocOC6NK7CsuLwUeiMeD

Ned Raggett, Saturday, 24 January 2015 16:06 (four years ago) Permalink

And here is what's become my go-to version of The Keep soundtrack. Much better sound than other boots. Parts 2 and finale can be found under the same YT user's account:

http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7VPKs1Io7A0

a drug by the name of WORLD WITHOUT END (Jon Lewis), Saturday, 24 January 2015 17:17 (four years ago) Permalink

Oops that's the mobile version. Again:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7VPKs1Io7A0

a drug by the name of WORLD WITHOUT END (Jon Lewis), Saturday, 24 January 2015 17:18 (four years ago) Permalink

just heard about this. :(

I dunno. (amateurist), Monday, 26 January 2015 04:36 (four years ago) Permalink

jesus christ, Logos is just ridiculously good

a drug by the name of WORLD WITHOUT END (Jon Lewis), Friday, 30 January 2015 22:42 (four years ago) Permalink

Logos & White Eagle have been my go-tos for a while now.

Dokken played here for a Ribfest and people were total assholes (Sparkle Motion), Friday, 30 January 2015 23:50 (four years ago) Permalink

white eagle was my entry point.

i had read re the band somewhere, so went into my local record shop where they had listening posts.

i took white eagle to the counter and asked if i could hear it.

the opening 20 seconds scared the shit out of me, so i bought it there and then.

to this day its still one of my favourite albums of theirs.

mark e, Saturday, 31 January 2015 22:44 (four years ago) Permalink

and yes the reissue of logos where they put side one and two together as a whole makes it just brilliant.
question : did the band only ever appear on stage if there was an announcement re the band : logos, poland etc .
thread idea : albums where the band is introduced
this doesn't seem to happen anymore (last one i know of is public enemy, nations .. )
i guess it was a thing that is no longer in favour.

mark e, Saturday, 31 January 2015 22:47 (four years ago) Permalink

on yr feet or on yr knees from long island it's the blue oyster cult

a drug by the name of WORLD WITHOUT END (Jon Lewis), Sunday, 1 February 2015 00:49 (four years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

The bootleg serious is on Spotify. We have an old iPhone hooked up to a cube speaker in the kitchen and it's been pretty much all live Tangerine Dream for the last two days. Absolutely the best.

tremendous crime wave and killing wave (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Sunday, 20 March 2016 20:34 (three years ago) Permalink

Does that have a bunch of crossover with the Tangerine Tree torrent collection? I'm listening to the Reims cathedral show (1974 iirc?) right now and it's just tremendous

scarcity festival (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 22 March 2016 14:37 (three years ago) Permalink

(Reims from tangerine tree volume 30)

scarcity festival (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 22 March 2016 14:38 (three years ago) Permalink

I never had that collection, Tangerine Dream is an act I've always enjoyed kinda passively -- I had some of the early LPs but haven't really dug in. I assume it'd cross over since this is called "The Bootleg Series" - Vol. 1 is Reims and Mannheim. It's just incredible stuff, you can open any one of 'em and find yourself completely immersed

tremendous crime wave and killing wave (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 22 March 2016 14:41 (three years ago) Permalink

These are guys who figured out how to be on a stage IMO

scarcity festival (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 22 March 2016 14:44 (three years ago) Permalink

Cool yeah it looks like a official release of the t tree stuff awesome! I hope they release more after these two volumes. They gotta get to those 1981 shows with the ultrakiller themes from The Keep in there

scarcity festival (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 22 March 2016 14:47 (three years ago) Permalink

I don't know if it's on Spotify but the Zeit-era live recording that's included in the last Zeit reissue CD is super great.

MaresNest, Tuesday, 22 March 2016 15:00 (three years ago) Permalink

That Reims show is amazing, as are the live shows appended to Zeit and Atem.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 22 March 2016 15:22 (three years ago) Permalink

Here's more on the release. Very very nice

tremendous crime wave and killing wave (Joan Crawford Loves Chachi), Tuesday, 22 March 2016 15:36 (three years ago) Permalink

Is the live atem stuff like atem at all? Or more a preview of things to come?

scarcity festival (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 22 March 2016 16:04 (three years ago) Permalink

The live stuff from the early '70s is very different from the albums - much more improvisatory, darker and weirder.

the top man in the language department (誤訳侮辱), Tuesday, 22 March 2016 17:05 (three years ago) Permalink

Did they do the caveman vocal thing live that they do on that one atem track?

scarcity festival (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 22 March 2016 18:01 (three years ago) Permalink

Here🔗's more on the release. Very very nice

Thanks, that sounds pretty great. Am I wrong or did some of those cathedral concerts end up on one or two of the official records from that time?

Naive Teen Idol, Tuesday, 22 March 2016 18:32 (three years ago) Permalink

there was a coventry cathedral video in 1975. but there's some discussion about it being film from coventry but music from ricochet.

http://voices-in-the-net.de/live_at_coventry_cathedral_1975.htm

but the original, as broadcast, is on youtube : www.youtube.com/watch?v=6EUfdxYAKXU

koogs, Tuesday, 22 March 2016 19:43 (three years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Rock music was not their forte, as this film proves, but this is amazing footage.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BdsuDeFl3c

Larry 'Leg' Smith (Tom D.), Sunday, 5 June 2016 14:46 (two years ago) Permalink

Bits of that feel not unlike the acid trip scene in Easy Rider.

Naive Teen Idol, Wednesday, 8 June 2016 19:24 (two years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

The wiki page for the Risky Business soundtracks says that "The Tangerine Dream songs were chiefly previously released compositions, shortened and retitled to correspond to scenes in the movie."

Is this right? And if so, where can I find the longer songs from which the Risky Business were taken?

droit au butt (Euler), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 16:15 (two years ago) Permalink

The answer is mostly in the same wiki already, tracklisting below. No Future is an edit of Exit, Lana is an edit of Force Majeure etc.

Le Bateau Ivre, Wednesday, 18 January 2017 16:33 (two years ago) Permalink

Also the wiki page for Force Majeure says that "Guido the Killer Pimp" is an edit of "Cloudburst Flight" from that album.

heaven parker (anagram), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 16:38 (two years ago) Permalink

huh cool, thanks!

droit au butt (Euler), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 16:45 (two years ago) Permalink

I love the "twinkly" music on the Risky Business soundtrack and want to find more of it.

droit au butt (Euler), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 16:46 (two years ago) Permalink

Force Majeure is so good

great Canadian prog-psych debut from 1969 (Sparkle Motion), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 17:03 (two years ago) Permalink

my fave

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Wednesday, 18 January 2017 17:09 (two years ago) Permalink

two years pass...

Giant box set coming May 31.

Tangerine Dream were one of the true pioneers of electronic and ambient music and the albums they recorded for Virgin Records between 1973 and 1979 remain classics of the genre. 'In Search of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973 - 1979' is the definitive statement of this period in Tangerine Dream's history, featuring newly remastered versions of the albums 'Phaedra', 'Rubycon', 'Ricochet', 'Stratosfear', 'Encore', 'Cyclone' and 'Force Majeure' all drawn from the original first generation master tapes, and new Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound mixes of 'Phaedra' and 'Ricochet' by Steven Wilson. 'In Search of Hades' includes 8 CDs of previously unreleased material; 3 London concerts in full (Victoria Palace Theatre in 1974, The Rainbow Theatre in 1974 and Royal Albert Hall in 1975) along with the previously unreleased full soundtrack to 'Oedipus Tyrannus', recorded in July 1974 and remixed in 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo by Steven Wilson.

Also includes 2 CDs of previously unreleased outtakes from the Phaedra sessions at The Manor Studios, Oxfordshire in November 1973 and the surviving 35-minute live recording from Coventry Cathedral in October 1975.

The box set features 2 Blu-Ray discs featuring the 5.1 mixes of 'Phaedra', 'Oedipus Tyrannus' and 'Ricochet', along with a 1976 German TV performance and BBC Old Grey Whistle Test broadcast of Tangerine Dream at Coventry Cathedral.

In Search of Hades is lavishly packaged with a hardback book featuring new liner notes and rare photographs and memorabilia.

Link to pre-order (goes to some Canadian shop I've never heard of)

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 13 April 2019 17:26 (one week ago) Permalink

Sounds good. Unfortunately the last collections like this had the individual albums spread across multiple discs (cutting the albums up), and I doubt that will happen this time. We'll see when the tracklist becomes available.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 13 April 2019 18:04 (one week ago) Permalink

the cover art is amazing!

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Saturday, 13 April 2019 18:28 (one week ago) Permalink

Gah!
That's my birthday so...you know...

Carly Jae Vespen (Capitaine Jay Vee), Saturday, 13 April 2019 18:29 (one week ago) Permalink

i have a complete set of the Virgin era cds, and so did not think I would want this.
however, depending on the price, I really f&cking do.
and yeah, awesome artwork.
re the earlier boxsets : was indeed weird how they cut up the albums across the cds, they did the same for Edgars solo album boxset.

mark e, Saturday, 13 April 2019 18:43 (one week ago) Permalink

Has to be a purely a cost decision

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 13 April 2019 18:53 (one week ago) Permalink

On the 74-78 set if they'd left off the edits and single versions (I mean, who cares?) they wouldn't have had to split Stratosfear IIRC.

Seen $160 mentioned for this new one. If the albums sound good it'd be nice if they filter out to some more regular sized sets.

Armand Frippanino (Noel Emits), Saturday, 13 April 2019 19:03 (one week ago) Permalink

At current exchange rate, $189.99 Canadian is about $145 US. Not bad at all.

grawlix (unperson), Saturday, 13 April 2019 19:18 (one week ago) Permalink

A version of Green Desert without the 80s overdubs would be nice, although that one never came out on Virgin so not relevant to this set I guess. Would be good to hear though, maybe it's never going to happen.

Zeuhl Idol (Matt #2), Saturday, 13 April 2019 21:02 (one week ago) Permalink

I have both of these:

https://www.discogs.com/Tangerine-Dream-The-Virgin-Years-1974-1978/master/315361

https://www.discogs.com/Tangerine-Dream-The-Virgin-Years-1977-1983/master/1335443

alongside vinyl copies of a few of of my favorite individual albums, so can't really justify buying this new set despite my TD fandom

ditto the upcoming Popol Vuh box. Tired of re-buying things!

Paul Ponzi, Sunday, 14 April 2019 00:00 (one week ago) Permalink

Just pre-ordered my copy of the box. Here's the full track listing:

CD One: Phaedra
Phaedra (Remastered 2018)
Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares (Remastered 2018)
Movements of a Visionary (Remastered 2018)
Sequent C’ (Remastered 2018)
[Bonus track] Phaedra (Steven Wilson 2018 stereo remix 19.37)
[Bonus track] Sequent C’ (Steven Wilson 2018 stereo remix 2.21)

CD Two: November 1973 – Phaedra outtakes – previously unreleased
2nd Day (20.30)
Flute Organ Piece (10.58)
Phaedra Out-Take version 2A (20.36)

CD Three: November 1973 – Phaedra outtakes – previously unreleased
Phaedra Out-Take 1 (11.42)
Phaedra Out-Take 2B (5.42)
2nd Side piece 1 (13.05)
2nd Side piece 2 (9.18)
Organ piece (5.48)

CD Four: Live at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London – 16th June 1974 (previously unreleased)
Manor Mobile recording
The Victoria Palace Concert Part One (46.54)

CD Five: Live at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London – 16th June 1974 (previously unreleased)
The Victoria Palace Concert Part Two (28.15)
The Victoria Palace Concert – Encore (13.01)

CD Six: Oedipus Tyrannus – Recorded in July 1974. Previously unreleased; Mixed by Steven Wilson
Overture (10.58)
Act 1 (16.42)
Act 2: Battle (10.05)
Act 2: Baroque (8.53)
Act 2: Zeus (5.39)
Act 3 (22.08)

CD Seven: Live at the Rainbow, London – 26th October 1974 (previously unreleased)
Manor Mobile recording
Introduction by John Peel (2.35)
The Rainbow Concert Part One (36.51)
The Rainbow Concert Part Two (29.22)

CD Eight: Live at the Rainbow, London – 26th October 1974 (previously unreleased)
The Rainbow Concert Part Three (37.55)
The Rainbow Concert Encore (12.27)

CD Nine: Rubycon – Mixed by Steven Wilson (previously unreleased)
Rubycon Part One (Remastered 2018)
Rubycon Part Two (Remastered 2018)
[Bonus track] Rubycon (extended introduction 15.04)

CD Ten: The Royal Albert Hall, London 2nd April 1975
NEW stereo master tape version with full John Peel intro, mixed by Phil Newell
The Royal Albert Hall Concert – Part One (1.10.33)

CD Eleven: The Royal Albert Hall, London 2nd April 1975
The Royal Albert Hall Concert – Part Two (40.12)
The Royal Albert Hall Concert – Encore (13.44)

CD Twelve: Ricochet
Ricochet Part One (Remastered 2018)
Ricochet Part Two (Remastered 2018)
[Bonus track] Ricochet Part One - Steven Wilson 2018 stereo remix (17.06)
[Bonus track] Ricochet Part Two - Steven Wilson 2018 stereo remix (21.21)

CD Thirteen: Stratosfear
Stratosfear (Remastered 2018)
The Big Sleep in Search of Hades (Remastered 2018)
3am at the Border of the Marsh from Okefenokee (Remastered 2018)
Invisible Limits (Remastered 2018)
[Bonus track] Coventry Cathedral – The original film soundtrack (34.02)
[Bonus track] Stratosfear (single edit) Previously Unreleased (4.20)
[Bonus track] The Big Sleep in Search of Hades (single edit) (3.24)

CD Fourteen: Encore
Cherokee Lane (Remastered 2018)
Monolight (Remastered 2018)
Coldwater Canyon (Remastered 2018)
Desert Dream (Remastered 2018)
[Bonus track] Encore (3.14)
[Bonus track] Hobo March (4.19)

CD Fifteen: Cyclone
Bent Cold Sidewalk (Remastered 2018)
Rising Runner Missed by Endless Sender (Remastered 2018)
Madrigal Meridian (Remastered 2018)
[Bonus track] Haunted Heights by Peter Baumann (6.11)
[Bonus track] Barryl Blue by Edgar Froese (7.19)

CD Sixteen: Force Majeure
Force Majeure (Remastered 2018)
Cloudburst Flight (Remastered 2018)
Thru Metamorphic Rocks (Remastered 2018)
[Bonus track] Chimes and Chains by Christoph Franke (4.47)

Disc Seventeen – Blu Ray: 5.1 Surround Sound & 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo Steven Wilson Mixes
NB all Blu Ray discs are region free
Phaedra [Phaedra]
Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares [Phaedra] Penteo up-mixes (5.1)
Movements of a Visionary [Phaedra] Penteo up-mixes (5.1)
Sequent C’ [Phaedra]
Overture (10.58) [Oedipus Tyrannus – Recorded in July 1974]
Act 1 (16.42) [Oedipus Tyrannus – Recorded in July 1974]
Act 2: Battle (10.05) [Oedipus Tyrannus – Recorded in July 1974]
Act 2: Baroque (8.53) [Oedipus Tyrannus – Recorded in July 1974]
Act 2: Zeus (5.39) [Oedipus Tyrannus – Recorded in July 1974]
Act 3 (22.08) [Oedipus Tyrannus – Recorded in July 1974]

Disc Eighteen – Blu Ray: 5.1 Surround Sound & 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo Steven Wilson Mixes
Ricochet Part One [Ricochet]
Ricochet Part Two [Ricochet]
Tangerine Dream at Coventry Cathedral [Visual content] (27.20)
Signale aus der Schwäbischen Strasse – Tangerine Dream documentary & performance (NDR / SFB TV Germany – 23rd May 1976). (44.44)

The boxset also comes with a 68 page hardback book containing photos, cuttings and a new essay by Wouter Bessels and input from Steven Wilson. Remastered by Ben Wiseman (2018). Box art by Rupert Lloyd.

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