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Tangerine Dream


Progressive Electronic

4.17 | 823 ratings

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Chris S
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5 stars Tangerine Dream - First off let me add I am self admittedly a BIG Virgin Years fan. Although I have had heard earlier works like Atem and Alpha Centauri my knowledge of those is limited and hopefully, time permitting, I will add to my Pink Years collection in due course. What I did pick up was that the Pink Years were more untenable and ambiant in nature except Electronic Meditation. Anyhow Phaedra the first of the Virgin year releases is made up of four tracks all of which are stunning in their composition.It is not hard to see why the majority of the reviewers gives this album 4 or 5 stars.The Franke/Froese/Baumann combination releasing TD's best albums in the 70's,Phaedra IMO was the watershed album for TD to release more structured ' defineable' sound, so it has almost a pioneering like characteristic to it. It was a breakthrough work that many other bands around that time had not managed to achieve. Phaedra the title track is a masterpiece so is ' Movements of a Visionary'.This great work by TD acted as the catalyst for many many fine albums to follow by the band up until just before their last 2 Virgin Year releases.
Chris S | 5/5 |


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