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    Posted: March 09 2012 at 19:37
I found this information on the Tangerine Dream forum. Good news for people like me who balked at the high prices for copies of "Epsilon in Malaysian Pale".

EDGAR FROESE: SOLO-VIRGIN YEARS [1974-1983] (4CD Compilation / 2012 Remaster /
Bonus Tracks - Stock # T1500939) 4CD �16.99

Edgar Froese - 'Solo: The Virgin Years 1974-1983' is a complete collection of
this important and influential artist's solo recordings for Virgin Records.
Comprising of five complete albums, plus a number of Bonus Tracks available on
CD for the first time!
If you are yawning and thinking 'not another compilation' yawn not - these are
2012 REMASTERS!
The highly prolific TANGERINE DREAM, led by Edgar Froese for over 40 years,
signed to Virgin Records in 1974, with Froese developing a concurrent solo
career.
Debut solo album: 'Aqua' (1974) recorded in Berlin appears here augmented with
the alternative version of: 'NGC 891' from his 1981 compilation album: 'Solo
1974-1979'.
'Epsilon In Malaysian Pale' (1975) also includes the Alternative Version of the
Title Track.
'Ages' (1978) recorded in Autumn 1977 at Amber Studios in Berlin. The album is
complemented with 2 Bonus Tracks including the Remix Versions of 'Pizarro And
Atahuallpa' and 'Tropic Of Capricorn' available on CD for the first time.
'Stuntman' Froese's 5th studio album was issued in 1979. This four-disc release
is completed with 'Pinnacles' opus, recorded in 1983.

Track List - Disc 1 [all 2012 Remasters]:
01. Aqua
02. Panorphelia
03. NGC 891
04. Upland
05. NGC 891 [from 'Solo 1974-1979']
06. Epsilon In Malaysian Pale

Track List - Disc 2 [all 2012 Remasters]:
01. Maroubra Bay
02. Epsilon In Malaysian Pale [from 'Solo 1974-1979']
03. Metropolis [Inspired by Fritz Lang's Movie]
04. Era Of The Slaves
05. Tropic Of Capricorn

Track List - Disc 3 [all 2012 Remasters]:
01. Nights Of Automatic Women
02. Icarus
03. Children's Deeper Study
04. Ode To Granny A
05. Pizarro And Atahuallpa
06. Golgatha And The Circle Closes
07. Pizarro And Atahuallpa [remixed - from 'Solo 1974-1979']
08. Tropic Of Capricorn [from 'Solo 1974-1979']
09. Stuntman
10. It Would Be Like Samoa
11. Detroit Snackbar Dreamer

Track List - Disc 4 [all 2012 Remasters]:
01. Drunken Mozart In The Desert
02. A Dali-esque Sleep Fuse
03. Scarlet Score For Mascalero
04. Specific Gravity Of Smile
05. Light Cone
06. Walkabout
07. Pinnacles
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I've already got Epsilon, Stuntman and Pinnacles which just leaves Aqua and Ages. I decided to pass even though they are 2012 remasters.Spending too much money recently on CD's and DVD's so this is just stretch too far. However for TD fans who don't have any Edgar Froese solo albums this is a great box set. His solo stuff certainly stands up. I love Pinnacles expecially.

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^ Which is me. Big smile
 
Been meaning to get Epsilon for awhile now. I'll probably invest in this as I have no solo albums by him.
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Originally posted by richardh

I've already got Epsilon, Stuntman and Pinnacles which just leaves Aqua and Ages. I decided to pass even though they are 2012 remasters.Spending too much money recently on CD's and DVD's so this is just stretch too far. However for TD fans who don't have any Edgar Froese solo albums this is a great box set. His solo stuff certainly stands up. I love Pinnacles expecially.
 
I like both AQUA and AGES. If anything you learn real quick how the synthesizer was born and how difficult it was to do these things in those days where each sound happened or it didn't. Nowadays you can save things way better than you did in those days.
 
Froese's remastering these things, so far, has been interesting ... and I have to admit that the live concert for Phaedra sounded magnificent ... but I am not sure that it sounded as good as what I heard at the Santa Monica Civic in 1974 or not!
 
For me, a lot of these remasters are actually trying to recreate the "image" of what we wanted in music in those days ... it's highly visual stuff and very neat ... and I recommend it, although too many folks these days are way too tied up to the metronomic rock sound to be able to appreciate something this free form by comparison, even though I'm starting to think that Edgar Froese is too much of a rock composer ... his pieces are all pre-fab'd as well and the same pieces of start, middle, chorus, end are always there ... I preferred the early days, because that part did not exist and it felt like the music was much more free form and enjoyable ... than it is now. It's way too composed right now!


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Originally posted by moshkito

Originally posted by richardh

I've already got Epsilon, Stuntman and Pinnacles which just leaves Aqua and Ages. I decided to pass even though they are 2012 remasters.Spending too much money recently on CD's and DVD's so this is just stretch too far. However for TD fans who don't have any Edgar Froese solo albums this is a great box set. His solo stuff certainly stands up. I love Pinnacles expecially.
 
I like both AQUA and AGES. If anything you learn real quick how the synthesizer was born and how difficult it was to do these things in those days where each sound happened or it didn't. Nowadays you can save things way better than you did in those days.
 
Froese's remastering these things, so far, has been interesting ... and I have to admit that the live concert for Phaedra sounded magnificent ... but I am not sure that it sounded as good as what I heard at the Santa Monica Civic in 1974 or not!
 
For me, a lot of these remasters are actually trying to recreate the "image" of what we wanted in music in those days ... it's highly visual stuff and very neat ... and I recommend it, although too many folks these days are way too tied up to the metronomic rock sound to be able to appreciate something this free form by comparison, even though I'm starting to think that Edgar Froese is too much of a rock composer ... his pieces are all pre-fab'd as well and the same pieces of start, middle, chorus, end are always there ... I preferred the early days, because that part did not exist and it felt like the music was much more free form and enjoyable ... than it is now. It's way too composed right now!
 
I know what you mean even though I've never quite been able to get as excited about early TD as many around here do. For me the pinnacle of TD's music arrived in 1980 when they recorded Tangram followed by Exit. I love that stuffEmbarrassed
 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Ricochet Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 13 2012 at 16:33
I heard the remasters and they were enough of an upset, so no reason nor benevolence to invest anymore. I would not recommend them to the originals.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Bonnek Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 21 2012 at 16:39

The words "Edgar Froese" and "remaster" in one sentence send shivers down my spine.

I would be highly skeptical, if he thought of adding even one single note of music to the originals you can be sure it will be the wrong note.


Also, where's Macula Transfer?


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Post Options Post Options   Quote moshkito Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 23 2012 at 14:36
If you check the Tangerine Dream website, I think that Edgar and friends are making sure that everything is remastered and cleaned up and what not.
 
I guess it is the "in-thing" ... and cheaper than trying to get the rights back from Virgin, knowing that Branson is still ripping off Edgar (and others) with!


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In the end I relented and did buy it (not too expensive on Amazon) . Very impressed with Aqua and Ages, nice remastering and doesn't sound that too much meddling has gone on. Edgar's solo works really stand up impressively.Highly recommended.
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