Hi, Id like to get some Tangerine dream, but not sure where to start, is there a definitive album, their "dark side of the moon" so to speak?, I'm into floyd,unkle,doves,early chems etc, any comments appreciated, cheers
A definitive TD album? Wow, that's a hard one. TD have been around for 40 years now, and their sound has changed a lot over that time. They've had numerous changes to their line-up and they've changed record labels several times - which means there isn't a decent compilation album you can buy that has music from every era of their career. For me though their best albums are probably Alpha Centauri (1971) (one of the first and best ambient albums ever made), Atem (1973) (superb!), Phaedra (1974), Rubycon (1975), Stratosfear (1976), The Sorcerer OST (1977), Tangram (1980), Exit (1981), Hyperborea (1983) and Poland (1984) which in my opinion was their last really good album - after that the quality is a bit variable and I can't say I'd recommend anything from TD from about the mid 90s onwards, but that's just my opinion. Hope this helps! :)
hi,for the definitive album go get rubycon first then phaedra. i will not bog you down with any more details as to why i suggest this other than i have heard them both for over 30 odd years and if you want to know any more e mail me simple hey ! ps let me know what you think if you do buy rubycon.wait for the sequencers to kick in after about 7 minutes - turn it up loud and relax !
Sorry Guys but if you want to hear a tangerine Dream album for the first time you have to go for Encore. The epitome of their sound in the mid seventies and four massive pieces of music for your money. Best single albums are definitely Phaedra and Force Majeure. Anything in between them was pretty good though. If you want to get into the eighties you have to be very picky!