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2.87 | 37 ratings | 4 reviews | 11% 5 stars

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Studio Album, released in 1995

Songs / Tracks Listing

1. Little Blond In The Park Of Attractions [The Thai Dub] (7:17)
2. Rough Embrace (5:30)
3. Touchwood [The Forest Mix] (7:00)
4. Jungle Journey [Reptile Mix] (6:20)
5. Virtually Fields (6:50)
6. Firetongues [The Break Freak Mix] (6:18)
7. San Rocco (7:17)
8. Catwalk [Dress-Up Mix] (7:49)
9. Change Of The Gods (7:19)
10. Bride In Cold Tears [The Motown Monk Mix] (5:31)

Total time 67:11

Bonus CD from 1995 TDI edition - The Club Dream Mixes :
1. Little Blond In The Park Of Attractions [Radio Edit] (4:09)
2. Touchwood [Radio Edit] (4:02)
3. Catwalk [Black Ink Mix] (8:12)
4. Touchwood [Poison Byte Mix] (7:54)
5. Iowa (7:10)
6. Sojus (9:19)

Total time 40:46

Line-up / Musicians

Line-ups vary - see the original albums:
'Tyranny of Beauty' (tracks 1,8,10), 'Rockoon' (3) & 'Turn of the Tides' (4,6)

Releases information

- Features remixes made by Edgar & Jerome Froese plus four brand new tracks (2,5,7,9);
bonus cd with another two completely new songs

Artwork: Robert Dietz

CD Virgin- 7243 8 40916 2 0 (1995, Germany)
CD Miramar- 09006-23073-2 (1995, US)
2xCD TDI Music- TDI001CD (1995, Germany) With a bonus disc, new cover art

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TANGERINE DREAM The Dream Mixes ratings distribution

(37 ratings)
Essential: a masterpiece of progressive rock music(11%)
Excellent addition to any prog rock music collection(11%)
Good, but non-essential (32%)
Collectors/fans only (27%)
Poor. Only for completionists (19%)

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Review by Chris S
SPECIAL COLLABORATOR Honorary Collaborator
1 stars Bought this at a really good price so that was my only motivation in getting this album. It makes for good gym workout music, elevator music, or chillout clubby type music.I did not expect much else really judging from the title of the album. It is not offensive in any way. I was fortunate to see Tangerine Dream live in 1997 or 1998 in the UK where Froese was playing with his son in the group. Thankfully they got stuck into the long compositions of earlier works and the show worked out really well. Thank God they left Dream Mixes alone though. Recommended listening to whilst cycling or doing bench pressups only.
Review by tszirmay
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5 stars An entire musical genre has been populated by artists who had only one real reverence, the pioneer of electronic music and its granddaddy, the fabled Tangerine Dream. All its subgenres as well, every conceivable dimension, be it synth-pop, ambient, techno, house, chill, orchestral or avant-garde and even, dare I say it, disco! So after a quarter of a century, the German wizards in 1995 produce an album that clearly states a case for a thank you reply to their musical proteges. Yes, we can do the dance floor too! And in my opinion, this is not a sellout but a communication of mutual gratitude between fans and artists. Purists of course will take the easy road once again and claim neolithically that the Berliners have sold out and 'commercialized' their once precious formula, turning it into fluff! Really?

Au contraire, as a testament to their appreciation, the proof of which is that they remixed existing material only, Edgar Froese and company (his son Jerome) simply adapted tried and true tracks that could be rescuplted into a more dance ambiance, while retaining the languid explorations that they excel at. This is worthy of the highest praise as their music here has a rougher, more urban delivery that suits our pulsating society to a tee. (Everything vibrates today, its crazy: car keys, alarms, cell phones and of course, women's purses! Oops!). This disc is no exception, providing a soundtrack for modern living with absolutely no shame and no plunder intended, just another sonic message. Its biting, euphoric, electro-erotic, menacing and infectious, skirting the limits of Deep Forest or Enigma but doing it boldly and with flair. The pulse is also inquisitive and unrelenting, a constantly beating heart, melodic synth fluttering here and there, all headed into some robotic future. Highlighting any one track or giving a track by track essay are both pointless, as the premise here is basic and monolithic vibrancy, body and soul. Therein lies its purpose and its legacy, as it has been sequelled 4 times already!

Personal favorites are the impressive majesty of the opener, 'Little Blond in the Park', a grandiose swath of intense electronica with wailing backing voices, the liquid 'Firetongues' owner of a killer melody and a cool development, a clanging harpsichord-like tone and a rustling drive that just keeps exploring and reconnoitring new horizons. 'San Rocco' is pure 'stun', a harsh demonic beat that reeks of Sven Vath or Midi Rain from that period. 'Catwalk' is another classic melody that has unescapable qualities, simple and beautiful, held together solidly by a powerful pulse, giving a totally anti-organic architecture, within which the senses nevertheless blossom. Tremendous stuff, really! The whole thing succeeds because of its dedicated method, eschewing any kind of dross material that needed some kind of rehashing and just sticking it on some CD. No way, it went entirely along slick rails, a sonic train that can span the music world. Another example of the master showing the students how it's done. With unfailing humility. This is delectable electro dance that surges forward and makes the whole body notice. Pounding, relentless, cocksure and alive, the music has no boundaries with little respite from the beat, searching within instead of without, finding both resolution and artistic contentment.

Well, that's the way I see it, it may be wrong maybe even immoral for some but I adore this TDream recording , top 3 within my 38 albums, with great ease. A masterpiece of its own time and space.

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Latest members reviews

2 stars Hop, skip, jump, or just... skip, skip, skip...? This is not TANGERINE DREAM, but more like the SON OF TANGERINE DREAM. I find nothing wrong with Jerome Froese expressing his youthful preferences under the wings of his influential father, but to call it TANGERINE DREAM is a bit far fetched. ... (read more)

Report this review (#900158) | Posted by BORA | Saturday, January 26, 2013 | Review Permanlink

4 stars The Dream Mixes series of albums has galvanized a lot of opinion either for or against Tangerine Dream in a way seldom seen in much of their other work. In the late 1990s Edgar and Jerome Froese were each involved in a certain amount of work with diminishing direct participation from the othe ... (read more)

Report this review (#236168) | Posted by tony the pixel | Monday, August 31, 2009 | Review Permanlink

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