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    Posted: August 08 2020 at 14:02
Phaedra was a princess of Crete in Greek mythology, and that's where we begin our journey as we cross the Rubycon with the music of Tangerine Dream. This legendary German electronica band have been with us seemingly forever, and their wonderful music reverberates and resonates through the years like a Ricochet bouncing endlessly off the walls through eternity. Tangerine Dream are best-known for their classic 1970's albums on the Virgin label and they really soared to the heights of the Stratosfear and beyond with the success of their fourth Virgin album in 1976. The trio of Tangerine Dream were led by the electronic Sorcerer of the keys Edgar Froese (1944-2015) with Chris Franke and Peter Baumann completing the line-up in the early years, until Johannes Schmoelling replaced Peter Baumann in 1979. The band had a very successful concert tour of the USA in 1977 where they were often asked to perform an Encore and they stormed from coast to coast across the United States with all the power of a Cyclone in an unstoppable Force Majeure of energy and strength. The music of Tangerine Dream has all the colour and versatility of a Tangram puzzle, and can often be as  grand and imposing as the Pergamon Museum in Berlin. Tangerine Dream are well-known for their soundtrack albums too, most notably with the score to the James Cann movie Thief in 1981. It's in their stunning concert performances where Tangerine Dream really excel though, and fans are always guaranteed a long concert set before the band finally Exit the stage. The magnificent music of Tangerine Dream soars with the grace and beauty of a White Eagle and their music is just as distinctive as the Logos on their album covers. In fact, Tangerine Dream are almost as legendary as the mystical land of Hyperborea in ancient Greek folklore.
 
The sequencer albums of Tangerine Dream all Highlighted in sequence. Smile
 
 
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Here's your chance to name your Top 7 Tangerine Dream albums. Simply list your Top 7 albums in order of preference and then I'll assign points to your listings as follows:-
 
1st album - 12 points
2nd album - 8 points
3rd album - 6 points
4th album - 4 points
5th album - 3 points
6th album - 2 points
7th album - 1 point
 
Here's my Top 7 to get the poll underway:-
 
1. Stratosfear (12 points)
2. Force Majeure (8 points)
3. Encore (6 points)
4. Logos (4 points)
5. White Eagle (3 points)
6. Tangram (2 points)
7. Ricochet (1 point)
 


Edited by Psychedelic Paul - August 08 2020 at 14:04
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1. Force Majeure (12 points)
2. White Eagle (8 points)
3. Tangram (6 points)
4. Ricochet (4 points)
5. Stratosfear (3 points)
6. Rubycon (2 points)
7. Phaedra (1 points)



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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2020 at 15:39
I love that you have Stratosfear at #1 instead of Phaedra (the go-to for most casual fans). It's an incredible statement.

I've been a fan of TD for a long, long time (both joyous and painful to say, lol). Here's my list.

1. Force Majeure
2. Stratosfear
3. Exit
4. Thief (OST)
5. Poland The Warsaw Concert
6. Firestarter (OST)
7. The complete 1980 Palast der Republik concert from The Official Bootlet Series Volume Two

8. Rubycon
9. Underwater Sunlight
10. Miracle Mile (OST)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psychedelic Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2020 at 15:46
^ Phaedra didn't even make it into my Top 7 and I guessed you might be a Tangerine Dream fan from your "Stuntman" album cover avatar. Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Lewian Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2020 at 15:55
1 Rubycon
2 Zeit
3 Tangram
4 Cyclone
5 Phaedra
6 Exit
7 Atem
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote kenethlevine Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2020 at 16:10
I don't know all of them so, with that in mind, and allowing live albums since they are essentially all originale

1. Force Majeure
2. Exit
3. Stratosfear
4. Underwater Sunlight
5. Cyclone
6. Ricochet
7. Tangram 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Tom Ozric Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2020 at 16:49
Stratosfear
Force Majeure
Tangram
Cyclone
Phaedra
Alpha Centauri
Underwater Sunlight
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2020 at 19:36
Originally posted by Tom Ozric Tom Ozric wrote:

Stratosfear
Force Majeure
Tangram
Cyclone
Phaedra
Alpha Centauri
Underwater Sunlight

Right on.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 08 2020 at 19:37
Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

^ Phaedra didn't even make it into my Top 7 and I guessed you might be a Tangerine Dream fan from your "Stuntman" album cover avatar. Smile

I've always preferred Rubycon to PhaedraWink
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Phaedra
Rubicon
Ricochet
Stratosphere
Force Majeure
Encore
Poland
Ian




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1. Ricochet
2. Rubycon
3. Cyclone
4. Stratosfear
5. Sorcerer
6. Phaedra
7. Alpha Centauri

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Originally posted by verslibre verslibre wrote:

Originally posted by Psychedelic Paul Psychedelic Paul wrote:

^ Phaedra didn't even make it into my Top 7 and I guessed you might be a Tangerine Dream fan from your "Stuntman" album cover avatar. Smile

I've always preferred Rubycon to PhaedraWink
Me too. Smile
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This is how the Top 7 is shaping up so far after the first eight rounds of voting:-
 
1. Force Majeure (55 points)
2. Stratosfear (49 points)
3. Rubycon (30 points)
4. Ricochet (25 points)
5. Phaedra (21 points)
5. Tangram (21 points)
7. Cyclone (17 points)
 
8. Exit (16 points)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote tdfloyd Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 16 2020 at 03:39
This is tough enough when a band has 20 albums.  TD has over 100.  Here goes:
 
1-Phaedra
3-Rubycon
3-Force Majeure
4-Zeit
5-Tangram
6-Underwater Sunlight
7-Le Parc



Edited by tdfloyd - August 16 2020 at 03:40
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote Sean Trane Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 16 2020 at 03:47
Ricochet
Alpha Centauri
Force Majeure
Zeit
Electronics Meditations
Stratosfear
Atem

bubbling under:
Encore
Rubycon
Phaedra
Cyclone

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psychedelic Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: August 16 2020 at 04:33
Top 7 update with TDFloyd & Sean Trane's votes added:-
 
1. Force Majeure (67 points)
2. Stratosfear (51 points)
3. Rubycon (38 points)
4. Ricochet (37 points)
5. Phaedra (33 points)
6. Tangram (24 points)
7. Cyclone (17 points)
 
8. Exit (16 points)
8. Zeit (16 points)
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Wow, surprised at the lack of love for the first four albums - by far my favorite era of the band:

1.  Zeit
2.  Atem
3.  Stratosphere
4. Alpha Centauri 
5. Electronic Meditation
6.  Ricochet
7.  Rubycon





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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Psychedelic Paul Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 18 2020 at 12:16
^ You've evened up the score for the first four albums. Here's how the Top 7 looks now with your votes added:-
 
1. Force Majeure (67 points)
2. Stratosfear (57 points)
3. Rubycon (39 points)
3. Ricochet (39 points)
5. Phaedra (33 points)
6. Zeit (28 points)
7. Tangram (24 points)
 
8. Cyclone (17 points)
9. Exit (16 points)
10. Alpha Centauri (15 points)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: September 19 2020 at 11:48
Originally posted by Intruder Intruder wrote:

Wow, surprised at the lack of love for the first four albums - by far my favorite era of the band:

Well, this thread doesn't seem to be a popular one. I know we've more TD fans than it looks...
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Hi all, newbie here Smile

The difficulty when rating albums is to separate the memories of when the music was first encountered from the music itself...  

1. Stratosfear
2. Phaedra
3. Rubycon
4. Ricochet
5. Force Majeure
6. Tangram
7. Logos

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