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Tangerine Dream


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2.81 | 149 ratings

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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.

Chris S | 2/5 |


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