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3.94 | 23 ratings | 2 reviews | 43% 5 stars

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Boxset/Compilation, released in 2011

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Phaedra 17:36
2. Mysterious Semblance At The Strand Of Nightmares 9:44
3. Movements Of A Visionary 7:57
4. Sequent C' 2:19
5. Rubycon, Part One 17:19
6. Rubycon, Part Two 17:35
7. Rubycon, Part Two [Excerpt] 10:01
8. Rubyon (7" Side One) [Excerpt] 3:10
9. Rubyon (7" Side Two) [Excerpt] 3:12
10. Ricochet, Part One 17:01
11. Ricochet, Part Two 21:05
12. Stratosfear 10:36
13. The Big Sleep In Search Of Hades 4:26
14. 3 a.m. At The Border Of The Marsh From Okefenokee 8:49
15. Invisible Limits 11:27
16. Stratosfear (7" Single Edit) [Excerpt] 4:18
17. The Big Sleep In Search Of Hades (7" Single Edit) [Excerpt] 3:23
18. Bent Cold Sidewalk 13:08
19. Rising Runner Missed By Endless Sender 5:02
20. Madrigal Meridian 20:31
21. Madrigal Meridian [Excerpt] 11:09
22. Phaedra Radio Advert 0:32
23. Rubycon Radio Advert 0:32
Total time 220:52

Line-up / Musicians

- Name / guitars
- Name / drums

Releases information

released January 2011
Recording date 1974 - 1978
The 3CD boxset features five Tangerine Dream albums of the seventies:
Phaedra (1974 )Rubycon (1975) Ricochet (1975) Stratosfear (1976) &
Cyclone (1978)

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TANGERINE DREAM The Virgin Years 1974-1978 ratings distribution

(23 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(43%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(43%)
Good, but non-essential (13%)
Collectors/fans only (0%)
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Review by Syzygy
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3 stars Good value, but a missed opportunity.

This 3 CD set is a reasonably priced overview of what was arguably Tangerine Dream's best line up during their Virgin years. Phaedra, Rubycon, Ricochet and Stratosfear are all included in their entirety, which is as good a run of Berlin school albums as you could wish for. If you're not familiar with this era of Tangerine Dream, your ears are in for a treat.

There are, however, two downsides to this collection. The more irritating of them is the bizarre decision to skip the excellent 1976 live album Encore, which was the last Franke/Froese/Baumann release on Virgin, and to include instead the very uneven Cyclone from 1978. The other issue is the inclusion of assorted radio edits and adverts that don't really add anything and rather disrupt the flow. It would have been nice to have the Sorcerer soundtrack included, but as that was on a different label there were probably licensing issues.

If you see a cheap copy and you haven't got the original albums this is a pretty good way to acquire some prime 1970s Tangerine Dream, but it could have been so much better.

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5 stars 'The history of electronic music on 3 CD's!' This 3-CD box contains chronically the entire tracklist of the albums Phaedra (1974 ), Rubycon (1975), Ricochet (live 1975 ... (read more)

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