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Tangerine Dream I: From Electronic Meditation to Le Parc

I. P. Hale
 
Electronic Meditation
Electronic Meditation
"This is hardly TD at all. Only one member went on to remain in the band although the other 2 had long solo careers. Froese, Schulze (later Ash Ra Tempel) and Schnitzler (later Kluster) made anarchy."
Alpha Centauri
Alpha Centauri
"With A.C. we are seeing a more familiar (if distored and sinister) TD sound. Influenced by space (hence the title) we have Froese, Franke (first appearance) and an unknown called Schroyder."
Zeit
Zeit
"This is the first true TD cd with the classic line-up of Froese/Franke/Baumann. It is a masterful begining to an amazing career!"
Atem
Atem
"This is TD's second-most-famous album, topped only by Phaedra. It was voted the best album of 1973 by John Peel's radio 1 show with 100% of the vote. A good buy."
Phaedra
Phaedra
"This is, by most people's (and my) view the best TD album of the lot. It is the band's first album for Virgin (who had previously signed other Kraut-bands like faust) and had a bigger budget."
Rubycon
Rubycon
"This is, frankly, TD's first none-sinister album. Previously, TD music would have worked on a ghost train (well a weird, psycadelic one). The mellotron soaked melodies of Rubycon are very friendly!"
Ricochet (Live)
Ricochet (Live)
"At the time, TD were regarded as one of the loudest live bands around. You can just imagine this blasting through the atmospere and deafening a generation of fans."
Stratosfear
Stratosfear
"Again TD have made an album that is amazing. Stratosfear exposes a weird psycadelic humour the band has. The title is wordplay and we have tracks called things like "The BIg Sheep in Search of Hades"?"
Encore (Live)
Encore (Live)
"This CD is a product of the band's hugely succesful US tour. Again, the audience was probably deaf by the end."
Sorcerer
Sorcerer
"This is the band's first soundtrack album, and lets face it, they are very well suited to soundtracks. TD music can create moods, break moods, enhance situations and dull down situations, perfect!"
Cyclone
Cyclone
"This is basically what happened when Baumann left the group: a refocus of style and a shakey line-up. The line-up is: Froese/Franke/Jolliffe (previous collaberator)/Krieger. It has vocals unusually!?"
Force Majeure
Force Majeure
"This very different cover design is the sign of a very different group. The line-up is now Froese/Franke/Krieger/Meyer. They are moving towards their melodic 80s sound. This is their 4th best seller."
Tangram
Tangram
"This is the rebirth of TD. After 2 average albums were they had to hire extra musicians, the line-up settled down to the early 80s group of Froese/Franke/Schmoelling, the latter replacing Baumann."
Pergamon
Pergamon
"This is a recording of a live concert from 1980. It was released as Quichotte in 1986 and is TD's most political peice. Played in East Berlin, TD were the first western band to play there, ever!"
Thief
Thief
"This is undoubtedly TD's most famous soundtrack. Made for the 1981 Michael Mann film: Theif, it is hailed by many as one of TD's masterpeices (of which there are many)."
Exit
Exit
"Exit is a cry to stop nuclear war in Europe.TD are slightly out of their depth but it is good listening.The semi-orchestral 15+ min tracks of yesteralbum are gone and short vocal tracks replace them?!"
White Eagle
White Eagle
"White Eagle is a new direction. While many people point out its similarity to earlier classics, eg. Riccochet, it has its own very special sound. First album to majorly credit Scmoeling in composition"
Logos (Live At The Dominion London '82)
Logos (Live At The Dominion London '82)
"Logos is another contender for TD's best album. Yes, the synth swirls of the early era are gone (not entirely though) and we are left with a slightly melodic electronic album."
Hyperborea
Hyperborea
"WELCOME TO TD'S MELODIC 80S PERIOD. There is little or no looking back on this album, and, you get the feeling that wherever TD had been going since 1980, they are now well and truly there."
Risky Business
Risky Business
"This is a soundtrack album, and for once, TD weren't just locked in a studio and told to make some music. The majority of TD tracks are remixes of Classic Era stuff and there are alot of other artists"
Wavelength
Wavelength
"5 tracks on this are remixes from Pergamon, Tangram, Exit and unreleased concert tapes. Unusually, there are 15 short tracks as a pose to 2-4 long ones. TD is morphing again!"
Firestarter
Firestarter
"Yet again, a soundtrack with short tracks. This one is for a film version of a stephen king novel. Not much more to say."
Poland
Poland
"This is another one of TD's legendary recordings. After leaving Virgin this was their first album for Jive Records.This is a live recording in an Ice Rink in Warsaw. Great 80s TD, worth a listen!"
Ost (mus De Tangerine Dream)
Ost (mus De Tangerine Dream)
"YOU ARE NOW RE-ENTERING SOUNDTRACK COUNTY. TD never seem to get tired of soundtracks, do they. Here is yet another mildly rare soundtrack from TD.<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<<"
Le Parc
Le Parc
"Lastly, the ever changing TD came up with this classic. Schmoeling's last outing with the band each track is named after and inspired by a park. The title track was a minor hit used in Streethawk."