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Underwater Sunlight [Original recording remastered, Soundtrack]

Tangerine Dream Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (29 Aug 2011)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
  • Label: Reactive - Esoteric
  • ASIN: B0057OOR76
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 26,122 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Song Of The Whale Part One: From Dawn...
2. Song Of The Whale Part Two: ...To Dusk
3. Dolphin Dance
4. Ride On The Ray
5. Scuba Scuba
6. Underwater Sunlight
7. Dolphin Dance (12" Single Version)

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NEW REMASTERED CD RELEASE FOR THIS CLASSIC TANGERINE DREAM ALBUM ORIGINALLY RELEASED IN 1986

BOOKLET WITH RESTORED ARTWORK, PHOTOS & LINER NOTES
* WITH A BONUS TRACK

Esoteric Recordings are pleased to announce the release of a newly re-mastered and expanded edition of Tangerine Dream's classic 1986 album "Underwater Sunlight". Rightly heralded as an ambient classic, "Underwater Sunlight" was arguably the finest album of the band's so called "blue years" and influenced a new generation of ambient musicians.

Featuring both parts of the superb `Song of the Whale' and the classic title track, the album introduced Tangerine Dream to a new audience.

This Esoteric Reactive edition is newly re-mastered and includes a bonus track taken from the 1986 12-inch single `Dolphin Dance'.


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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Last hurrah for classic 80's era TD 7 Oct 2011
Tangerine Dream have undergone huge changes in personnel and even more radical change in musical direction since their inception in 1967. Edgar Froese is the one continuous member since then and has overseen the group from their original space rock / avant garde / electronic roots to a more commercial sound which has remained dominant since. This album, originally released in 1986, and marked the beginning of the shift in emphasis from the era of piano led keyboard flourishes and prominent sequencers to the more sedate, reflective sound veering very close to the dreaded 'new age' style, which unfortunately became the norm from here on.
This is a fine album though. The undoubted musical prowess of Froese and Franke found an excellent foil in Paul Haslinger. The sequencers are more restrained than before, and there are classical style arrangements with Edgar Froese's trademark guitar solos (also quite restrained).
The overall feeling is one of a group confident in their ability whilst adapting their sound with a new band member. It's a pity it went too far down the safe route after this.
Recommended.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars excellent 22 Jun 2013
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as with all my purchases i received this item well before the estimated delivery time. found it difficult to find this cd so was delighted and at a low price. the sound quality is excellent. would definatley recommend this cd.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Underwater Sunlight 29 Sep 2011
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I remember going to the Birmingham concert part of Tangerine Dream's tour to promote Underwater Sunlight back in 1986. Having heard but not seen them before I was impressed with their stage set-up and music, and I particularly remember Paul Haslinger standing up in between his two keyboards and playing both with a hand on each while gazing out over the audience. An act of pure showmanship, and note perfect with it!

The digital remastered version of the re-released Underwater Sunlight has such quality of recording and such stereo separation that it is like being back in that concert hall all over again. It is especially suited to the first two numbers of the Song of the Whale, music that is stately, grand and symphonic in style. In the occasions when a guitar solo can be heard, these stand out clearly, especially if you are listening in surround sound.

Underwater Sunlight was made when Tangerine Dream were at their peak in the mid-1980s. The original vinyl album was good. This digitally remastered version on CD lifts the music onto another level.
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5.0 out of 5 stars loving it 14 Aug 2013
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bought this album when it originally came out but somrhow lost it,had to replace it and am well pleased with the quality of sound
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Buy with a smile 8 Oct 2011
By shadowmaster - Published on Amazon.com
I have the castle and relativity issues back in the mid 1990s, they only have the cover and photo of the band with track list. This reissue by Esoteric contains a booklet with information, reading, photos and other TD memorabilia not found in other releases. Esoteric makes an effort to counter the dominance of piracy and downloading of albums by providing an extended booklet and glossy cover pages. This effort is very successful prompting purist audiophiles to buy the album again. The additional track Dolphin Smile has appeared in other compilation by TD, it only found its rightful home in this album. If you are a veteran fan whose always thirsty of TD reading which is actually rare, this is an added collection to your library. For beginners this is welcoming since it is remastered with additional track. But if tight in the budget and would be content minus the bonus track, there are many of this as used cds with affordable prizes. The TD music went to a big change after the departure of Schmoelling;gone are his ARP, Prophet 5, Emulator arsenal that produce the hard drilling TD sound of the early 80's. Enter Paul Haslinger younger,who has more of a lighter and mainstream contribution to TD (Dolphin Dance). This album is also a dress rehearsal for Franke's imminent departure from TD and a new vision for his career. Some tracks (Song of the whale) are very reminiscent of future Franke solo releases. Tracks Scuba Scuba, Ride on the Ray and the awesome Underwater twilight retain the vintage sound of TD.
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Awesome 1 Mar 2012
By JF - Published on Amazon.com
I would give this six stars if there was a way to. Just an awesome cd that even my wife likes (and she generally does not like my music.)
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A very good album by Tangerine Dream 20 Nov 2013
By Moriah - Published on Amazon.com
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This is my second Tangerine Dream album, and its a very good collection of their work. I'm fairly new to the TD experience, but this purchase has put me firmly in their court. Its both relaxing and uplifting at the same time. Well worth the time to listen to.
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5.0 out of 5 stars CD 26 Dec 2012
By richscha - Published on Amazon.com
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Great CD, I have many Tangering Dream CDs but this is one of my favorites, highly recommend to anyone who like Tangering Dream music
5.0 out of 5 stars Tangerine Dream Opens Up My Imagination. 27 Sep 2013
By robot - Published on Amazon.com
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I simply love TD because their music is relaxing, and soothing. It also unleashes my imagination as i can visualize an underwater world with their music. This is a top of the line New Age music. I also recommend Tomita.
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