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Studio Album, released in 1985

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Bois De Boulogne (Paris) Forest of Boulogne (5:26)
2. Central Park (New York) (3:40)
3. Gaudi Park (Guell Garden Barcelona) (5:17)
4. Tiergarten (Berlin) (Animal Garden) (3:23)
5. Zen Garden (Ryoanji Temple Kyoto) (4:31)
6. Le Parc (L.A. Streethawk), Theme to Streethawk TV Show (3:26)
7. Hyde Park (London) (3:54)
8. Cliffs Of Sydney (Sydney) (5:44)
9. Yellowstone Park (Rocky Mountains) (6:12)

Total Time: 41:33
The last studio album in the line-up Froese, Franke, Schmoelling. With the title-track »Le Parc«, TD had ist second hit single in connection with the U.S. TV-series »Streethawk«.

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Line-up / Musicians

- Edgar Froese / organ, synthesizer, bass, guitar, guitar (bass), keyboards, Mellophonium, producer, Mellotron, VCS 3 synthesizer
- Christopher Franke / synthesizer, keyboards, Moog synthesizer, VCS 3 synthesizer
- Johannes Schmoelling / synthesizer, keyboards

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LP Castle EMS 364CD Jive Electro 8.26135 / CD Jive WD 75215 / CD Relativity 88561-8043-2

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TANGERINE DREAM Le Parc ratings distribution


2.65
(81 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(10%)
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Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(22%)
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Review by richardh
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3 stars This is a really good collection of Tangerine Dream 'ditties'.Is there such a thing as a TD album that could be played on the radio?? Well Yes! and this is it!! But is that a bad thing? Well actually no is the surprising answer.All the peices are lovingly crafted in the best Dream tradition,they just happen to be a little shorter than what you would normally expect.My favourites here are 'L.A. Streethawk ' which has some impressive sequencing at high tempo and the lush 'Yellowstone Park' featuring none other than Clare Torry ,the lady who made that memorable contribution to 'Dark Side Of The Moon' all those years previous.Overall this is good although TD still had a few more peaks to scale with 'Underwater Sunlight' and 'Tyger' before dropping into the creative abyss that was to follow.

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Posted Wednesday, August 25, 2004

Review by greenback
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
4 stars This album corresponds to the end of the Schmoelling-era. I guess the album concept is to create a specific atmosphere for some internationally know Parks in the World. So, the tracks are short. The record contains many drum beats and is rather rythmic. Most of the tracks are interesting, and they offer some catchy and addictive elements. Maybe some Tangerine Dream fans will find this record to be too pop oriented; but one thing is sure: this album is certainly not bad: I find it better than most of the Tangerine Dream's film music. On the graceful & New Age "Yellowstone Park" track, the most mellow & floating one, reminding me slightly the Hyperborea track, the guest vocalist is Clare Torry (Pink Floyd's Great gig in the sky).

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Posted Thursday, February 17, 2005

Review by soundsweird
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2 stars The most recent TD album I have heard (or own, for that matter). It's got a couple of good tracks, most notably "Yellowstone Park". Sometimes being too prolific is bad for a band's success, creative and economic. In other words, I'm sure a lot of fans turned their backs on TD (and Klaus Schulze) because there was just so much product being put out, and all of it containing a lot of filler.

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Posted Wednesday, April 27, 2005

Review by philippe
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Content Development & Krautrock Team
1 stars Two feet in the big, "infect" musical business: I'm a huge fan of TD's first era (I mean from their first "electronic meditation" to "green desert"). The sequencers / analog synth period of the "virgin" years was really unequal with some honest works (Phaedra, Rubycon, Stratosfear) and passable recordings (White Eagle, Exit). but sorry if I consider the lack of inspiration and the commercial orientated electronic sounds progressively adopted by the band, the second part of the 80's marks the death of the band. This album is puerile, totally inconsistent, articulated into a bunch of massive synth pieces with insistent electronic pulses in the background. Conceptually the album's thematic is focused around famous parks of the world (Yellowstone...). The idea was original and could definitely be illustrated with TD music but the guys weren't at the top of creativity for this one; when you close the eyes and reflect, no mental landscapes appear, you just have a terrible headache. It sounds as electronic "garbage", ephemeral ambient music with no style and no progressive ideas. A terribly bad album but wait, it's not their worst, you have the summit of sloppy, commercial & mainstream synth music with the ultimately boring "Optical race".

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Review by Zac M
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3 stars Three stars max! It was obvious at the time this album came out that Tangerine Dream were past their prime, although I do agree that's somewhat debatable. This album is very different from say Pheadra and a polar opposite to Zeit. While those two albums were more experimental and elaborate, this album is, on the other hand, full of short, quirky, and somewhat catchy tracks, each named after a certain park (hence the title of the album).

The most memorable tracks here are "Central Park," a very upbeat techno piece, "Hyde Park," and "Yellowstone Park." "Central Park" sounds like it could have easily been used on the Risky Business soundtrack. "Hyde Park" is probably my favorite track on the album; the techno influence is obviously there, but this track actually keeps my attention more than any of the other's, as it is incredibly catchy and pretty epic, considering the length. "Yellowstone Park" is probably the favorite for most; it closes the album off quite nicely with the elegant voice of Clare Torry.

I may sound a bit harsh in my review, but in all honesty, Tangerine Dream have produced MUCH better work than this. This isn't a good album to start out with as it would give the listener a wrong impression of what Tangerine Dream really could pull off. There are some nice pieces here, and they are catchy, so if you like catchy, rythmic, electronica which is on the verge of New Age at times, you'll most likely enjoy this album. However, as a Tangerine Dream album I can only award it three stars, and that's being generous in my eyes. I look forward to hearing their next studio album, Underwater Sunlight, as it is supposed to be an improvement on this release.

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Review by Chris S
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2 stars 1985 was the year Le Parc was released. It is important to mention that by this stage TD had already passed their first peak as a band. IMO this peak was made when Tangram was released in 1980. From here the majority of Tangerine Dream's work in the 1980's consisted of material with shorter tracks, more soundtrack work. I firmly believe TD were evolving again to more hights at this mid 80's point, hence Le Parc an offspring of this period.

Not nearly as bad as some critics make out there are some fine moments. The first song 'Bois De Boulogne' based on the park in Paris gets the album off to a fine start. Again not long tracks but as TD music goes more in the easy listening category. ' Central Park' the next track just doesn't quite deliver the goods but ' Gaudi Park' returns to form with great moods depicted of the Barcelona locale. Other strong pieces are the 'Zen Garden', understandably hypnotic and ' Yellow Stone Park ( Rocky Mountains)', this has the usual keyboard crescendo's but also some poignant Floyd like backing vocals. A good album but probably for collectors only. Two and a half stars.

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Review by ZowieZiggy
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3 stars It is now clear that the band has evolved towards a more electro beat music. Should I say commercial? Maybe.

Still, the concept of this album is original (while other giants had just no concept at all during these early mid eighties). Having been in five of those "parks", it is quite a ride for me. And "Boulogne" opens the album brilliantly. It is different music of course than the one we could experienced ten years prior this release, but not so much when you listen to the wonderful closing section.

I can understand that when "Central Park" starts, lots of TD fans must have been shocked (in the same way than they were with "Cyclone"). This track almost starts as a "Santana" one. It is true to say that these beats have little to do with a classic TD track and it does not convey ant particular feeling about Central Park (same applies to "Gaudi").

There are some more ambient and enjoyable tracks as well. The next two belong to this category. I particularly like "Zen Garden" which title is quite appropriate. Even if it is one of the parks I haven't been so far, I can easily feel the quietness of an Asian piece of untouched land. It could have referred to some places in Vietnam were I went without any problem. The second best IMO.

I would have expected something more appropriate for "Hyde Park" and the great Albert Hall that sits (almost) there.

This album closes brilliantly as it opened: "Yellowstone..." is a dramatic theme and features some languishing vocalizing parts. Beautiful. Period.

This album can't compete with the best of their works but it is again a decent achievement. If you exclude some soundtrack albums released by then, this one contains much more tracks than average. But I presume that the mood was not to write another great epic.

The three star rating is maybe on the higher end but since there are no other option on PA, this is it (five out of ten really). It would also have better been titled "Les Parcs" though. But this is pure French terminology?

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Review by Bonnek
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1 stars They finally did it. An album with not one interesting tune, not even an isolated 30 seconds hidden somewhere deeply inside the cheesiness that leaks out of every corner of this blatantly commercial riff-raff. Instantly put on Phaedra if you had to endure this.

From White Eagle onwards it sounds as if Tangerine Dream didn't involve human beings anymore in the creative process. At best you could state that a clever computer program was put in place to assemble TD-clone records by the numbers. After this album I only gave Underwater Sunlight a try and gave up TD completely when also that album turned out to be an uninspired mess as well. We really miss a zero stars option here.

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Review by octopus-4
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3 stars It's probably because of the addiction to soundtracks that even when they have the possibility to make a new studio album without the constraint of images to comment, TD decide to adopt a concept and release an album of short (for their standard) tracks each dedicated to parks in the world.

The result is not bad, surely better than some soundtracks of the same period. There are highlights and even if the sounds used and the compositions sound very 80s, the album flows well.

Diferently from the pink period, this is an album that can be left playing in the background. It's so easy that doesn't require much attention. However there is a trio of tracks in the middle that deserve a bit more attention : Tiergarten, Zen Garden and Le Parc.

There's few more to say. It's just good electronic music that doesn't say anything about the band and what is clearly missed is the use of square waves sounds that's almost disappeared and survives only in "The Cliffs Of Sidney" that sounds "already listened".

In brief it's a non-essential album. I would rate it one star less becauise of the very insignificant sleeve design but it's good enough for the average 3 stars.

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2 stars Dreadful little nonentities of tunes which clearly define the slump that Tangerine Dream were entering. Considering how good 'Poland' was, I was surprised at how poor an effort this was. It's a damn sight better than the the dreadful 'Tiger' from '87, nowhere near as good as the final 'Hurrah' fr ... (read more)

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