Virgin Years: 1977 - 1983
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The Virgin Years: 1974-1978
Seven Albums are contained on 5CDs.
All of the albums have been remastered (in 1995) which should prove an attraction to those who have a few of these albums already. Encore has the two additional tracks.
It contains the albums. "Encore" (1977) which was recorded on their American tour with the line-up of Chris Franke, Peter Baumann and Edgar Froese, and includes the single `Monolight' with its flipside `Hobo March'which are available (on CD) at last.
"Force Majeure" (1979) has only Christopher Franke and Edgar Froese.
"Tangram" (1980) Christopher Franke and Edgar Froese were now joined by Johannes Schmoelling. This album had two very long tracks and explains the shortness of the listings.
"Exit" (1981) has two bonus tracks.
"White Eagle" (1982)
"Logos" (1982) This is a live two part album with 50 minutes of the album I believe to be from the much longer concert recorded at London's Dominion theatre in November 1982.
The track Listings
1. Cherokee Lane (Live) (1995 - Remastered)
2. Monolight (Live) (1995 - Remastered)
3. Coldwater Canyon (Live) (1995 - Remastered)
4. Desert Dream (Live) (1995 - Remastered)
5. Monolight (A-side 1977) (1995 - Remastered)
6. Hobo March (the B side of the single) (1977) (1995 - Remastered)
1. Force Majeure (1995 - Remastered)
2. Cloudburst Flight (1995 - Remastereded)
3. Thru Metamorphic Rocks (1995 - Remastered)
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This in no way means that the albums on offer here are poor, far from it, they just don't carry on the outstanding pattern of jazz-like free flowing, at times almost ambient, electronica they offered their fans before.
`Encore' is an appropriate intro. To the set. Still interesting & full of enjoyable moments, it lacks the spontaneity & mystery of previous live sets and at times feels a little forced.
The studio albums are a mixed bunch but all contain some great tracks and as a whole it has to be said that the amount of top e-music on offer for such a low price makes this fantastic value for money.
The sound quality is very good, these having been remastered previously, and we are spared any cringe worthy `re-imaginings'!
For the enthusiast this will contain little of value. No doubt you'll not want to trade the warm sound and friendly clicks & pops that your old vinyl wraps you in.
For the newcomer I would have to say that really the previous setThe Virgin Years: 1974-1978 is the place to start. The historical value & standard of innovation and sheer musical scale make the early albums the best.
If you already have one or two of the early albums or just a few in total then I reckon that both collections are worth the investment and why not go the whole hog and get Edgar FroeseSolo [1974-1983] The Virgin Years.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I like this better than the first volume as every album has something to offer musically in a melodic way. Both Encore and Logos are superb live albums too.Published 4 months ago by PalominBeaut
This set of albums took a bit longer to arrive but still in time and i have not stopped playing them i am very pleased with this set and a great price as well.Published 9 months ago by christopher todd
Essential TD albums with four additional bonus tracks. Also this set represents excellent value for money. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Huw Roberts
The Virgin Years: 1977-1983 by Tangerine Dream. At the time I only had this album as a download but now I own this box set and I love it.Published 12 months ago by eddie wadsworth
Always enjoyed the dream ,some songs I do skip,but with 30 tracks ,can be choosy😀Published 17 months ago by Bruce