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Formed in Berlin, Germany in 1967 - Still active as of 2018

Edgar Froese first formed The Ones in 1965. After several private concerts (notably at Salvador Dali's house), the band changes its name for Tangerine Dream.
After a first release featuring Klaus Schulze and Conrad Schnitzler "Electronic Meditation" (1969) Tangerine Dream will abandon aleatoric experimentations to concentrate on radical cosmic synth atmospheres. "Alpha Centauri" (1971) will be a landmark of the band's first explorations in electronic realms. Without a regular pulse but just with organ chords, a few manipulated guitar lines and synthesisers effects, "Alpha Centauri" remains an absolute epic and classic cosmic adventure. The following year, the contemplative "Zeit" represents a milestone, an abstract & timeless musical world. "Atem" (1973) whose line up (Froese / Franke / Baumann) will participate to TD's classic years until 1977 is an obscure and mind-blowing electronic symphony.

In 1973 start TD's classic & popular Virgin years. The captivating "Phaedra" contributes to the trademark sound of TD, with Moog arpeggio, pulsating sequencer patterns and powerful synthesisers sounds. An all time classic that launched the band's notoriety and career outside of Germany. Next to "Phaedra", "Rubycon", the live "Ricochet" and "Stratosfear" deliver ethereal and complex rhythmical soundscapes. In 1977, the band released the soundtrack of "Sorcerer" (directed by William Friedkin). A dark, moody atmospheric album (with a rather similar material used in previous albums). "Sorcerer" is also the last studio work with the classic TD line up. The vocalist Steve Joliffe and the drummer Klaus Krieger were employed for Paul Baumann's replacement and record "Cyclone". Disconcerted, the album is badly seen by the public and the critic despite that it introduced many interesting elements to TD's music. In 1979, almost in duet, Edgar Froese and Chris Franke record "Force Majeure".

In the 80s, TANGERINE DREAM knew a long and fruitful career in writing music for screen. The departure of Chris Franke in 1988 marks momentarily a hard blow to the band's musical creativity. During the 90s, TD published numerous live albums, soundtracks. Edgar Froese's son, Jerome integrates the band. They release...
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In Search Of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979In Search Of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979
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TANGERINE DREAM discography


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TANGERINE DREAM top albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

3.36 | 313 ratings
Electronic Meditation
1970
3.55 | 341 ratings
Alpha Centauri
1971
3.64 | 369 ratings
Zeit
1972
3.59 | 298 ratings
Atem
1973
4.17 | 767 ratings
Phaedra
1974
4.26 | 886 ratings
Rubycon
1975
3.97 | 529 ratings
Stratosfear
1976
3.33 | 205 ratings
Sorcerer (OST)
1977
3.64 | 344 ratings
Cyclone
1978
4.02 | 454 ratings
Force Majeure
1979
3.94 | 299 ratings
Tangram
1980
3.48 | 237 ratings
Exit
1981
3.20 | 154 ratings
Thief (OST)
1981
3.20 | 196 ratings
White Eagle
1982
3.48 | 222 ratings
Hyperborea
1983
2.74 | 57 ratings
Wavelength (OST)
1983
3.06 | 65 ratings
Firestarter (OST)
1984
2.90 | 50 ratings
Flashpoint (OST)
1984
2.89 | 42 ratings
Heartbreakers (OST)
1985
2.80 | 133 ratings
Le Parc
1985
3.79 | 180 ratings
Underwater Sunlight
1986
3.30 | 127 ratings
Green Desert
1986
3.27 | 70 ratings
Legend (OST)
1986
2.86 | 42 ratings
Near Dark (OST)
1987
2.52 | 39 ratings
Shy People (OST)
1987
1.67 | 35 ratings
Three O'Clock High (OST)
1987
3.02 | 97 ratings
Tyger
1987
2.70 | 110 ratings
Optical Race
1988
2.84 | 74 ratings
Lily On The Beach
1989
2.94 | 51 ratings
Miracle Mile (OST)
1989
2.81 | 44 ratings
Destination Berlin (OST)
1989
2.29 | 21 ratings
Catch Me... If You Can (OST)
1989
1.91 | 27 ratings
Dead Solid Perfect (OST)
1990
2.94 | 83 ratings
Melrose
1990
3.50 | 67 ratings
Canyon Dreams (OST)
1991
2.55 | 28 ratings
The Park Is Mine (OST)
1991
2.18 | 23 ratings
Rumpelstiltskin (OST)
1991
2.34 | 19 ratings
L'Affaire Wallraff / The Man Inside (OST)
1991
2.13 | 21 ratings
Deadly Care (OST)
1992
2.45 | 70 ratings
Rockoon
1992
2.73 | 60 ratings
Turn Of The Tides
1994
2.79 | 60 ratings
Tyranny Of Beauty
1995
2.90 | 33 ratings
The Dream Mixes
1995
2.90 | 61 ratings
Goblins' Club
1996
2.83 | 20 ratings
Zoning (OST)
1996
3.20 | 41 ratings
The Keep (OST)
1997
2.96 | 26 ratings
Oasis (OST)
1997
1.73 | 25 ratings
Ambient Monkeys
1997
3.32 | 32 ratings
TimeSquare - Dream Mixes 2
1998
2.54 | 29 ratings
Transsiberia (OST)
1998
3.50 | 10 ratings
Quinoa
1998
3.24 | 49 ratings
Mars Polaris
1999
3.42 | 22 ratings
What A Blast - Architecture In Motion (OST)
1999
3.36 | 28 ratings
Great Wall Of China (OST)
2000
3.02 | 36 ratings
The Seven Letters From Tibet
2000
3.68 | 40 ratings
Dream Mixes 3 - The Past Hundred Moons
2001
3.24 | 33 ratings
Inferno
2002
2.57 | 19 ratings
The Melrose Years
2002
2.72 | 29 ratings
Mota Atma
2003
2.93 | 27 ratings
Dream Mixes 4
2003
3.58 | 51 ratings
Purgatorio
2004
3.48 | 34 ratings
Jeanne D´Arc - La Révolte Éternelle
2005
3.08 | 33 ratings
Kyoto
2005
2.87 | 49 ratings
Phaedra 2005
2005
3.04 | 28 ratings
Blue Dawn
2006
3.88 | 30 ratings
Paradiso
2006
3.06 | 16 ratings
TD Plays TD
2006
2.50 | 16 ratings
One Times One
2007
3.00 | 1 ratings
Destination Berlin
2007
3.37 | 35 ratings
Springtime In Nagasaki
2007
3.00 | 42 ratings
Madcap's Flaming Duty
2007
3.09 | 26 ratings
Summer In Nagasaki
2007
3.09 | 19 ratings
Purple Diluvial
2008
2.54 | 22 ratings
Hyperborea 2008
2008
2.55 | 25 ratings
Tangram 2008
2008
2.91 | 30 ratings
Views From A Red Train
2008
2.65 | 24 ratings
Autumn In Hiroshima
2008
3.50 | 31 ratings
Flame
2009
3.61 | 22 ratings
Chandra - The Phantom Ferry, Part I
2009
3.14 | 7 ratings
Winter In Hiroshima
2009
2.13 | 5 ratings
Dream Mixes 5 [Aka: DM V]
2010
3.18 | 22 ratings
The Endless Season
2010
1.40 | 24 ratings
Under Cover - Chapter One
2010
3.59 | 45 ratings
The Island Of The Fay
2011
3.45 | 29 ratings
The Angel From The West Window
2011
2.45 | 10 ratings
Finnegans Wake
2011
3.45 | 36 ratings
Machu Picchu
2012
3.77 | 11 ratings
The Castle
2013
3.00 | 13 ratings
The Cinematographic Score GTA 5
2014
3.20 | 10 ratings
Chandra - The Phantom Ferry, Part II
2014
3.88 | 41 ratings
Quantum Gate
2017
3.13 | 13 ratings
Light Flux
2017

TANGERINE DREAM Live Albums (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.34 | 339 ratings
Ricochet
1975
3.93 | 232 ratings
Encore (Live 1977)
1977
3.80 | 79 ratings
Quichotte
1980
3.79 | 174 ratings
Logos... Live At The Dominion - London
1983
3.97 | 151 ratings
Poland - The Warsaw Concert*
1984
4.26 | 107 ratings
Pergamon - Live at the 'Palast der Republik' GDR
1986
3.33 | 63 ratings
Livemiles
1988
2.95 | 52 ratings
220 Volt Live
1993
3.29 | 30 ratings
Tournado - Live In Europe
1997
3.39 | 31 ratings
Valentine Wheels, Live in London
1998
2.00 | 12 ratings
Dream Encores
1998
3.64 | 26 ratings
Sohoman
1999
3.70 | 28 ratings
Soundmill Navigator
2000
3.59 | 20 ratings
Rockface (Live In Berkeley 1988)
2003
3.30 | 33 ratings
The Bootleg Box Set Vol. 1
2003
3.48 | 15 ratings
Arizona Live
2004
3.11 | 17 ratings
East - Live In Berlin 1990
2004
2.80 | 10 ratings
Ottawa - June 20th 1986
2004
4.41 | 15 ratings
Sydney - February 22nd 1982
2004
3.76 | 10 ratings
Paris - February 2nd 1981
2004
3.14 | 16 ratings
Montreal - April 9th 1977
2004
3.13 | 12 ratings
Aachen - January 21st 1981
2004
2.82 | 17 ratings
The Bootleg Box Set Vol.2
2004
3.06 | 18 ratings
Rocking Mars
2005
2.73 | 13 ratings
Vault IV
2005
2.25 | 5 ratings
Brighton - March 25th 1986
2005
2.20 | 6 ratings
Cleveland - June 24th 1986
2005
3.00 | 9 ratings
Preston - November 5th 1980
2006
3.00 | 1 ratings
Tangerine Dream
2006
3.57 | 11 ratings
Detroit - March 31st 1977
2006
3.00 | 2 ratings
Orange Odyssey
2007
3.00 | 2 ratings
One Night in Space
2007
3.50 | 2 ratings
Loreley
2008
3.00 | 2 ratings
Rocking Out the Bats
2009
3.00 | 2 ratings
Live @ Dussmann Berlin
2009
3.71 | 17 ratings
The London Eye Concert
2009
2.83 | 6 ratings
Izu - Live In Japan 2009
2010
4.20 | 5 ratings
Zeitgeist Concert
2010
3.00 | 2 ratings
Knights of Asheville
2011
3.00 | 2 ratings
The Gate of Saturn (Live at the Lowry Manchester 2011)
2011
3.00 | 2 ratings
Live at Admiralspalast Berlin
2012
3.00 | 2 ratings
Live In Budapest at Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
2012
2.61 | 19 ratings
Starmus - Sonic Universe (With Brian May)
2013
3.13 | 8 ratings
Cruise To Destiny
2013
3.94 | 13 ratings
Sorcerer 2014
2014
3.14 | 7 ratings
Phaedra Farewell Tour 2014 - The Concerts
2014
4.20 | 5 ratings
The Official Bootleg Series Volume One
2015
3.25 | 4 ratings
Supernormal - The Australian Concerts 2014
2015
3.33 | 8 ratings
The Official Bootleg Series Volume Two
2016
4.14 | 7 ratings
Live at Philharmony Szczecin-Poland 2016
2016
4.00 | 6 ratings
The Sessions 1
2017
4.40 | 5 ratings
The Sessions 2
2018
3.31 | 4 ratings
The Sessions III
2018
3.86 | 5 ratings
The Sessions IV
2018
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Official Bootleg Series - Volume Three
2019
0.00 | 0 ratings
Live at Augusta Raurica Switzerland 2016
2019

TANGERINE DREAM Videos (DVD, Blu-ray, VHS etc)

3.73 | 14 ratings
Three Phase
1993
2.67 | 9 ratings
The Video Dream Mixes
2000
1.86 | 17 ratings
Live in America 1992
2004
4.00 | 1 ratings
Inferno
2004
3.67 | 6 ratings
Dante's Inferno
2006
3.67 | 12 ratings
Tempodrom
2006
3.57 | 7 ratings
One Night In Space - Live at the Alte Oper Frankfurt
2007
3.50 | 4 ratings
Orange Odyssey - The Eberswalde Concert
2007
4.00 | 2 ratings
35th Phaedra Anniversary Concert
2007
3.00 | 3 ratings
Live at Coventry Cathedral 1975
2007
3.75 | 7 ratings
Madcap's Flaming Duty
2007
3.07 | 5 ratings
London Astoria Club Concert 2007
2007
2.75 | 4 ratings
The Epsilon Journey - Tangerine Dream plays Edgar Froese
2008
3.67 | 7 ratings
Loreley Night of the prog Festival Germany 2008
2008
4.26 | 10 ratings
Tangerine Dream - The London Eye Concert
2009
4.00 | 1 ratings
Rocking Out the Bats
2009
4.00 | 1 ratings
Izu (Live In Japan 2009)
2010
2.67 | 3 ratings
Live In Lisbon
2010
4.00 | 1 ratings
Live In Budapest at Béla Bartók National Concert Hall
2012
4.00 | 1 ratings
Live At Admiralspalast Berlin
2013
5.00 | 2 ratings
Phaedra Farewell Tour 2014 - London
2015
5.00 | 1 ratings
Revolution of Sound
2017

TANGERINE DREAM Boxset & Compilations (CD, LP, MC, SACD, DVD-A, Digital Media Download)

4.88 | 8 ratings
Alpha Centauri/Atem
1976
4.65 | 17 ratings
'70-'80
1980
3.69 | 28 ratings
Dream Sequence
1985
4.50 | 4 ratings
In the Beginning
1986
3.49 | 16 ratings
The Collection
1987
3.76 | 15 ratings
The Best Of Tangerine Dream
1989
3.86 | 7 ratings
Synthetiseur
1990
2.38 | 8 ratings
From Dawn 'til Dusk
1991
2.82 | 22 ratings
The Private Music Of Tangerine Dream
1992
2.07 | 9 ratings
Dream Music
1992
4.00 | 1 ratings
(3)
1992
2.25 | 4 ratings
The Story Of Tangerine Dream
1993
3.85 | 24 ratings
Tangents
1994
3.00 | 1 ratings
Collection
1994
2.00 | 5 ratings
Atmospherics
1995
2.00 | 6 ratings
Dream Music 2
1995
3.19 | 12 ratings
Book Of Dreams
1995
4.25 | 8 ratings
The Dream Roots Collection
1996
4.48 | 12 ratings
Tangerine Dream (1996 Disky Compilation)
1996
2.41 | 16 ratings
The Hollywood Years - Vol. 1
1998
2.20 | 16 ratings
The Hollywood Years - Vol. 2
1998
2.57 | 7 ratings
Luminous Visions
1998
3.25 | 8 ratings
The Analogue Space Years
1998
2.86 | 7 ratings
The Pink Years
1998
2.52 | 8 ratings
Atlantic Bridges
1998
2.92 | 6 ratings
Atlantic Walls
1998
2.71 | 7 ratings
The Blue Years
1998
5.00 | 1 ratings
Dream Dice
1998
1.33 | 3 ratings
Sea Of Dreams
1998
3.33 | 6 ratings
Tangerine Dream
1999
3.89 | 8 ratings
Tang-go
2000
3.94 | 12 ratings
Antique Dreams
2000
3.56 | 9 ratings
i-Box
2000
4.40 | 5 ratings
Dream Sequence
2000
4.35 | 8 ratings
Journey Through A Burning Brain (Anthology)
2002
2.25 | 4 ratings
The Melrose Years
2003
4.00 | 1 ratings
An Introduction to...
2004
4.00 | 1 ratings
High Voltage
2004
2.00 | 1 ratings
Lamb with Radar Eyes
2004
4.67 | 3 ratings
The Essential
2006
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Essential Collection
2006
4.12 | 16 ratings
Nebulous Dawn (The Early Years)
2006
3.00 | 6 ratings
The Dante Arias Collection
2007
2.60 | 5 ratings
The Dante Song Collection
2007
3.17 | 6 ratings
Starbound Collection
2007
3.17 | 12 ratings
Silver Siren Collection
2007
3.17 | 6 ratings
Ocean Waves Collection
2007
3.00 | 8 ratings
Cyberjam Collection
2007
2.75 | 4 ratings
The Soft Dream Decade
2007
3.00 | 7 ratings
Canyon Cazuma
2007
2.33 | 6 ratings
Hollywood Lightning
2007
2.75 | 8 ratings
Tangines Scales
2007
3.00 | 2 ratings
DM 2.1
2007
2.00 | 3 ratings
Mars Mission Counter
2007
3.00 | 1 ratings
Antique Dream Land
2007
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Very Best of Tangerine Dream
2008
3.00 | 2 ratings
Booster 2
2008
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Vintage Years Anthology
2008
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Electronic Magic of Tangerine Dream
2008
2.95 | 21 ratings
Booster
2008
3.43 | 7 ratings
The Anthology Decades - The Space Years Vol. 1
2008
3.22 | 9 ratings
Axiat
2008
3.00 | 2 ratings
The Soft Dream Decade
2009
3.00 | 3 ratings
Booster 3
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
Ballads
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
Music for Sports - Power and Motion
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
Music for Sports - Cool Races
2009
4.00 | 1 ratings
Vintage Vanguard
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
The Independent Years
2009
3.00 | 1 ratings
The Electronic Journey
2010
4.50 | 2 ratings
Run to Vegas
2010
5.00 | 1 ratings
Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares
2010
4.00 | 1 ratings
Ride on the Ray; The Blue Years Anthology 1980-1987
2011
3.00 | 3 ratings
Booster 4
2011
4.76 | 12 ratings
The Virgin Years 1974-1978
2011
4.00 | 6 ratings
Sunrise in the Third System - The Pink Years Anthology 1970-1973
2011
4.71 | 7 ratings
The Virgin Years 1977-1983
2012
3.00 | 2 ratings
Booster 5
2012
3.00 | 1 ratings
The Best of Tangerine Dream
2012
3.00 | 2 ratings
Booster 6
2013
4.00 | 1 ratings
Lost in Strings Vol. 1
2013
4.00 | 1 ratings
Decades: 1980s
2013
4.00 | 1 ratings
Decades: 70s
2013
4.00 | 2 ratings
Ultima Thule
2013
3.33 | 12 ratings
One Night In Africa
2013
4.00 | 2 ratings
The Best of Tangerine Dream Live
2014
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Deep Run to Vegas
2014
3.00 | 1 ratings
Out of this World
2015
4.00 | 1 ratings
Booster 7
2015
4.00 | 1 ratings
Ultima Thule
2016
3.86 | 7 ratings
Quantum Gate / Quantum Key
2018
4.00 | 1 ratings
The Pink Years Albums 1970-1973
2018
3.00 | 1 ratings
The Blue Years Studio Albums 1985-1987
2019
4.96 | 8 ratings
In Search of Hades (The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979)
2019

TANGERINE DREAM Official Singles, EPs, Fan Club & Promo (CD, EP/LP, MC, Digital Media Download)

2.82 | 16 ratings
Lady Greengrass / Love Of Mine (The Ones: pre-Tangerine Dream)
1966
4.00 | 26 ratings
Ultima Thule
1971
4.00 | 2 ratings
Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares
1974
3.50 | 2 ratings
Extracts from Rubycon
1975
4.00 | 1 ratings
Excerpt from Ricochet
1975
4.33 | 3 ratings
Stratosfear
1976
4.00 | 1 ratings
Betrayal/Grind
1977
3.00 | 1 ratings
Monolight
1977
4.00 | 2 ratings
Rising Runner Missed by Endless Sender
1978
3.50 | 2 ratings
Excerpts from Force Majeure
1979
4.38 | 8 ratings
Tangram
1980
5.00 | 1 ratings
Choronzon
1981
3.40 | 10 ratings
Das Madchen Auf Der Treppe
1982
3.12 | 7 ratings
Das Madchen Auf Der Treppe
1982
2.35 | 7 ratings
Daydream & Moorland
1983
4.00 | 1 ratings
Cinnamon Road / Hyperborea
1983
3.75 | 4 ratings
Going West
1984
3.70 | 10 ratings
Warsaw In The Sun
1984
3.00 | 2 ratings
Streethawk
1985
3.50 | 2 ratings
Tiergarten
1985
4.00 | 8 ratings
Dolphin Dance
1986
3.00 | 2 ratings
Dancing on a White Moon
1987
3.67 | 3 ratings
Tyger
1987
2.00 | 2 ratings
A Time for Heroes
1987
4.00 | 2 ratings
Marakesh
1988
3.67 | 3 ratings
Alexander Square
1989
4.00 | 3 ratings
Optical Race/Mothers Of Rain/Sun Gate/Ghazal
1989
3.00 | 1 ratings
House of the Rising Sun
1989
4.00 | 2 ratings
Oranges Don't Dance
1990
2.37 | 23 ratings
Quinoa
1992
3.67 | 3 ratings
Rockoon Special Edition
1992
3.50 | 2 ratings
Big City Dwarves
1992
3.00 | 3 ratings
Dreamtime
1993
2.50 | 2 ratings
Turn of the Tides
1994
2.50 | 2 ratings
Midwinter Night
1994
3.00 | 1 ratings
Shepherds Bush
1996
2.00 | 1 ratings
Jim & Pablo: Der Meteor
1997
4.00 | 2 ratings
Das Mädchen auf der Treppe
1997
4.33 | 3 ratings
Limited World Tour Edition 1997
1997
2.09 | 3 ratings
Towards the Evening Star
1997
3.33 | 3 ratings
Sony Center Topping Out Ceremony Score
1998
5.00 | 1 ratings
Ça Va - Ça Marche - Ça Ira Encore
1998
4.00 | 1 ratings
Astrophobia
2000
4.00 | 1 ratings
Stereolight
2000
4.00 | 1 ratings
Meng Tian
2000
3.75 | 4 ratings
DM 4 Bonus CD
2003
3.50 | 2 ratings
Astoria Theatre London
2003
3.64 | 11 ratings
Space Flight Orange
2005
3.33 | 9 ratings
40 Years Roadmap To Music
2006
3.50 | 2 ratings
Rapid Eye Movement
2006
3.55 | 11 ratings
Metaphor
2006
3.36 | 11 ratings
One Night In Space
2007
4.00 | 1 ratings
Madcap's Flaming Promo
2007
3.75 | 12 ratings
Sleeping Watches Snoring in Silence
2007
3.73 | 13 ratings
Bells Of Accra
2007
2.93 | 10 ratings
Das Romantische Opfer
2008
2.50 | 10 ratings
Fallen Angels
2008
3.00 | 3 ratings
Choice
2008
3.25 | 4 ratings
Armageddon in the Rose Garden
2008
3.00 | 3 ratings
A Cage in Search of a Bird
2009
3.00 | 2 ratings
Zeitgeist
2010
3.00 | 4 ratings
Mona da Vinci
2011
3.00 | 3 ratings
The Gate of Saturn
2011
3.20 | 5 ratings
Josephine The Mouse Singer
2014
3.18 | 9 ratings
Mala Kunia
2014
3.11 | 8 ratings
Quantum Key
2015
3.23 | 4 ratings
Particles
2016
4.00 | 2 ratings
Light Flux EP
2017
4.00 | 1 ratings
Tear Down the Grey Skies
2017
4.00 | 1 ratings
Pledge Access Pass
2017
4.00 | 1 ratings
Run To Vegas/Leviathan
2018

TANGERINE DREAM Reviews


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 Goblins' Club by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1996
2.90 | 61 ratings

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Goblins' Club
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by octopus-4
Special Collaborator RIO/Avant/Zeuhl,Neo & Post/Math Teams

3 stars Tendentially newage as many of the Tangerine Dream outputs of this period, this is not bad. Surely better than most of their movie soundtracks of the 80s, in this album we can hear some proper drums, something that If I'm not wrong, was absent from the TD lineup since Electronic Meditation.

There's a huge number of guests but at this oint TD is simply a family affair between Edgar Froese and his son Jerome who seems to be a decent drummer, too. Even if both the Froeses can play guitar, the lead guitarist when needed, is Mark Hornby. This wasn't his first collaboration with Tangerine Dream and won't be the last for few years. If this album sometimes sounds more like a Mike OLDFIELD one is possibly because Hornby played also in some Maggie Reilly's albums, so there's a link.

Apart of this curiosity this album doesn't have many points of interest. The music is melodic and is best sevred when the drumming is electronic, like in "Lamb With Radar Eyes", which is one of the best album tracks, featuring a good guitar riff from Hornby in which I see another connection to Maggie Reilly: he sounds similar to Fenn in the MASON+FENN album "Profiles" released 10 years before in which Maggie sung "Lie for a Lie". It's just a coincidence, by the way I think.

Looking at the track titles, it seems that there's a sort of concept which may explain also the album's title, but also this is just a guess. The mention to Merlin in the closing track's title doesn't say much. This track is also the longest and in my opinion the best. It has a bit of celtic mood in the beginning, then the old good square wave becomes the base for a melodic track which is still newage but in which we can capture some hints of the past glory.

So it's not an album to be thrown in the waste. Not one to which I'll return often, but good enough for about 40 minutes of light relax.

 Towards the Evening Star by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Singles/EPs/Fan Club/Promo, 1997
2.09 | 3 ratings

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Towards the Evening Star
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by admireArt
Prog Reviewer

2 stars This Tangerine Dream: Towards The Evening Star (Remixed By The ORB, 1997 ) EP includes their original version & The ORB´s remix, and that´s it.

The ORB has been a mutable personnel, project band initiated by Alex Paterson & Jimmy Cauty in 1988, since then and after countless members appearances and disappearances only Paterson remains up to today and a quiet sized discography behind of own and others remixed works.

This time The Orb remixes a Tangerine Dream composition with their particular electronic lo-fi / high tech engineering and transfigure the composition the way they usually do, by cutting it up and gluing the sections they find most interesting and avoiding the original´s main riffs and hooks thus enhancing the hidden potential of otherwise less notable sections.

Inevitably the clear contrast between both versions puts them face to face with each other, therefore, I who rarely enjoy cliched Latin rhythms, which TD´s song has infusions of, alongside the cheesy melodic structures they were infected with on their very long musical journey and their takes on Deep Forest and JM Jarre and bits of their personal sound (buried deep, but still there), will choose the more syncopated, more interesting and less predictable The ORB´s remix.

For collectors of both bands and some other electronic music curious cat.

**/*

 Cyclone by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1978
3.64 | 344 ratings

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Cyclone
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by mickcoxinha

4 stars Cyclone became a controversial album in Tangerine Dream discography because of the vocals, which were not really a great addition, but more because of the style employed by Steve Jollife than anything else. Apart from that, it is a lot in line with Tangerine has already presented in Stratosfear, which is an album that, while still retains most of the elements found in Phaedra and Rubycon, is more accessible and less electronic.

One of the remarkable changes in Cyclone has to do with the evolution of synthesizers by late 70s, making it sound more modern than their previous works and losing a bit of the atmosphere achieved in the previous albums. The brass and string leads in Bent Cold Sidewalk and Rising Runner don't give the cold electronic atmosphere than analog synths and sequencers gave to TD sound. The addition of real drums, percussion, horns and wind instruments only make the changes more dramatic, but it is very much in line with the evolution of TD sound in the later stages of the 70s decade.

Apart from a few moments that don't work that well, the music in the album is very solid, especially the sidelong Madrigal Meridian that mixes some of the traditional Tangerine Dream goodness (sequences, analog synth solos, long guitar solos) with some beautiful passages mixing synths and wind instruments towards the end of the track. Bent Cold Sidewalk is also a very good song, mixing a bit of traditional prog very much in vein with Pink Floyd slow and melodic passages with sequencer and synth electronic passages.

Despite the controversy, an album worthy looking for, especially for electronic prog fans. And a good introduction to Tangerine Dream for symphonic, ecletic and crossover prog fans that might be scared by the experimentalism of earlier Tangerine Dream albums.

 Tyranny Of Beauty by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1995
2.79 | 60 ratings

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Tyranny Of Beauty
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by octopus-4
Special Collaborator RIO/Avant/Zeuhl,Neo & Post/Math Teams

3 stars It starts with a track which could have been written by Peter Bardens or Alan Parsons. Not bad, but nothing new. The unexpected spanish guitar a la Al Di Meola adds a lot to the track, but is this really Tangerine Dream?

Let's try to ignore the band name, which is now newage oriented, and let's concentrate on music instead. "Catwalk" is a nice easy listening newage track, but it's very similar to Speed of light, an album that Peter Bardens released few years before.

"Birdwatchers Dream" is a little better as it's more in line with the TD music of the period. I sometimes wonder why they have never tried to use proper drums, bit I think it's mainly because they liked the electronic mood given by drone drums.

"Little Blond In The Park Of Attractions" features electric piano and sax. It's a proper newage track. In the 90s I've had some interest in newage, and there was plenty of tracks kike this. In particular I remember a German duo, the CHI, making music like this, but also Bardens comes to mind because of the sax.

"Living in a Fountain Pan is a track that I don't like, really. It has the same rhythm as the other, but the minor chords don't make it more dramatic. Just a bit boring. A so-so track with a 12 strings guitar taking the lead for a while.

With "Stratosfear 1994" the good old squared waves make a brief coming back into the TD sound. I don't know if the lead guitar is Froese or his guest, but Gradwool is mentioned as lead guitar on track 5, so it must be him. Squared waves apart, this is what TD, now just the Froese family, were used to do in the 90s.

"Bride in Cold Tears" sounds more 80s than 90s. It's like the clean guitar his waiting for some longhair metal vocalist to join. It doesn't happen. The mood is still newage., but Jerome Froese seems to have a lot of fun with the percussion. There's a lot of them in this track and not bad, I must say.

"Haze Of Fame" has a slow start. With a different guitar sound it could have been CAMEL. I think Latimer would have sounded great. Not a bad track at all.

The title track is based on two chords: I don't have the "absolute ear", but I guess it's F#minor-B. Interesting lead guitar but nothing special. "Largo" is a term used in classical music, and this closer sounds like a 17th century composition, but again, it may be me, but I hear an unexpected connection with CAMEL. I like it. A pleasant surprise at the end of an album with very few highlights.

In summary, this is not bad, but as like as dozens of TD albums of the 80s and the 90s I wouldn't suggest a newbie to start a TD journey with this one

 In Search of Hades (The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979) by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Boxset/Compilation, 2019
4.96 | 8 ratings

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In Search of Hades (The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979)
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

5 stars This lavish boxed set offers up one of the most expansive explorations of Tangerine Dream's 1970s material during their stint at Virgin. As well as the officially released studio and live albums from that era - Phaedra, Rubycon, Ricochet, Stratosfear, Encore, Cyclone and Force Majeure - the set also offers much in the way of bonus material, including two discs of rough working material from the Phaedra sessions, a whole swathe of live performances from the time period, and an entire studio work - Oedipus Tyrannus - which hadn't seen the light of day before.

Oedipus Tyrannus is an interesting transitional piece between Phaedra and Rubycon, though calling it a 'lost album' is not quite accurate; composed as the soundtrack to a stage play, it is instead a forerunner of the group's lucrative byline in movie soundtracks which they'd get into by the end of the decade (notably, since it didn't come out on Virgin, the soundtrack to Sorcerer isn't on here). Sure, it's the spookiest and most ethereal soundtrack work they've done, given the after-echoes of Phaedra evident on it, but stuff like the battle sequence shows them perking up and showing more energy than typical for their long-form pieces at this time.

As far as the newly cleaned-up live shows go (with the exception of Ricochet and Encore), the Victoria and Rainbow concerts are dazzling improvisations from a group at the top of its form, having just produced Phaedra but with pieces like Zeit and Alpha Centauri still in its rear view mirror. Sheer spacy fun on both counts, with preludes of Rubycon on the latter. The Royal Albert Hall concert and the Coventry Cathedral performance (the latter of which is provided as a 34 minute bonus track on the Stratosfear remaster here) likewise provide a logical bridge between Rubycon and Ricochet.

The set overall seems to be a bit front-loaded; whilst there's stacks and stacks of delicious extra goodies from the Phaedra/Rubycon era in the form of live performances, Oedipus Tyrannus and the like, these extras fade away rapidly, with 1976-1979 more or less entirely represented by the albums released at the time (with a few bonus tracks here and there). Perhaps it was felt that between them Ricochet and Encore already provided enough coverage of the Tangerine Dream live experience in the second half of the decade. The set also doesn't include their soundtrack to Sorcerer - though few collections of the Virgin Years stuff do (if any) due to rights issues.

Nonetheless, such complaints are minor matters, the issues in question greatly offset by the riches on offer here. If you're already a major Tangerine Dream fan of this period, you might be tempted by this set anyway thanks to the loving restorations of the material, the nicely preserved live shows, and a whole gosh-darn studio double album's worth of unreleased Oedipal magic. If not, even though the box can be a bit of an investment, the sheer amount of bang you get for your buck here makes it worthwhile in my book.

 220 Volt Live by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Live, 1993
2.95 | 52 ratings

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220 Volt Live
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by octopus-4
Special Collaborator RIO/Avant/Zeuhl,Neo & Post/Math Teams

3 stars Even if Tangerin Dream released 5 more movie soundtracks in the 90s, the "soundtrack period" of the 80s can be considered closed. Froese and Son were searching for new stimula, possibly for new money, so this album recorded during an American tour, is quite different from everything else was released before under the TD brand.

There's an evident mve toward the newage, but in the same time they havent used as much electric guitar as here. The 4th track, Homeless, is very unusual for this band. The only usual element is the absence of proper drums. Every percussion is electronic as usual.

The good and the bad, at the same time, is that this is mainly a soft rock album. Nothing new nor experimental. Surely The Froese family didn't actually have any intention of restarting making long pieces like Phaedra. Luckily this album is far from the most rubbish sountracks of the 80s. All the tracks are very enjoyable, good as background for driving a car or for having a beer.

Sometimes the old TD sounds re-emerge, anyway. Sudance Kid, after the initial keyboard tapestry resurrects some of the square waves typical of the Virgin period. This track can satisfy also the purists of the TD sound. It's not Phaedra, it's not Ricochet, but it has something. Also the title track is everything but bad.

The biggest curiosity is something that nobody could have expected from this band; a Jimi Hendrix cover...Purple Haze guys. I think it might have had its reasons played live. The guitar is good enough and the song is played well, but honestly it's too similar to the original and of course doesn't have Jimi's voice. So this instrumental cover is nothing more than an interesting curiosity which shows that TD are also capable of playing rock outside of their standards.

The last track, shorter than 4 minutes sounds like a "see you later" to the public and to the album's listeners. So it's a "not bad" album, quite far from what actually about 25 years of Tagerine Dream made us listeners used to. Thinking to some rubbish OSTs released previously, this could have actually been considered the TD's comeback.

 Turn Of The Tides by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1994
2.73 | 60 ratings

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Turn Of The Tides
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by octopus-4
Special Collaborator RIO/Avant/Zeuhl,Neo & Post/Math Teams

3 stars I remember to actually have had a lot of expectations about this album, but the very first impression was controversial. Opening with a recording of Picture at an Exhibition with just some noise over it, seems like wasting 3 minutes. TD are actually a father and son affair: Edgar and Jerome Froese with a number of guests throughout the album. At the beginning of the 90s I was listening to some newage, and I was surprised to see a sample from this album in a newage compilation, but the second track, "Firetongues" justifies it. It's a newage track with a familiar keyboard sound backing a good spanish guitar. Not bad, but you have to like newage at least a bit to enjoy it. As in some previous albums, the sound, especially the electric guitar when present, reinds to the albums released by Peter Bardens in the same period. Firetoungues could stay on Peter's "Speed Of Light". Nothing bad, anyway.

More promising, "Galley Slave's Horizon" starts somewhere near late Floyd and Genesis. It's again a probably "midi" guitar effort. It's again borderline with the newage realm, but the presence of minor chords makes it a little more progressive also because the musical theme changes several times during its about 8 minutes.

"Death Of a Nightingale" doesn't move the focus a lot, but I hear some celtic influence at least in the first notes. In any case, if I had to classify this track, this is exactly how newage was sounding in the 90s. Decent, but nothing special.

Usually, with more available time TD were able to do their best. "Twilight Brigade" is the longest album track even if it doesn't reach 10 minutes. After an intro not too different from the other tracks, it slows down and in my opinion this is the best part of the album. Without changingthe album's general mood, it has something more than the other tracks. It's more consistent from a compositional point of view.

"Twilight Brigade" starts like a spaghetti-western soundtrack before turning into something that could have been released by Alan Parsons. Luckily TD didn't insist with that "western" stuff and reained occidentals

"Midwinter Night" is too solar for its title. Just another melodic newage effort which doesn't add anything to what already written.

Finally: the title track which has a rhythm resembling of the 70s disco music. It's quite funky, and this is underlined by the "slaps" on bass. I don't think anybody would try to dance on it, even with a sort of brass section in the middle. Guitar riffs show some rock skill. Very similar in the mood to David Gilmour's "Blue Light", but only from "long distanSo not bad at all. Good for background music if you need to relax, I think I'll try how I feel with it when I'm driving my car. In terms of PA stars it's a typical 3-stars album: good but non essential.

 Poland - The Warsaw Concert* by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Live, 1984
3.97 | 151 ratings

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Poland - The Warsaw Concert*
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by Warthur
Prog Reviewer

4 stars Poland - The Warsaw Concert captures the well-regarded Froese-Franke-Schmoelling lineup of Tangerine Dream towards the end of its run, at a time when Tangerine Dream's studio work was dominated by soundtracks. This live excursion behind the still-extant Iron Curtain finds them turning out four sides of electronic exploration which do for their chilly, cybernetic style of electronic 1980s mood music what Zeit did for their early psych-Krautrock style, stretching the compositions out into long sagas for the listener to immerse themselves in. Quite possibly the last truly iconic Tangerine Dream live album, and I'd even go so far as to say it's one of the best releases this particular lineup of the group ever produced.
 Mars Polaris by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1999
3.24 | 49 ratings

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Mars Polaris
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by 2dogs

4 stars An album of two halves . . .

but they're all jumbled up. I find the tracks flow much better for me by starting with Jerome's louder, exciting and rhythmical compositions 'Comet's Figure Head', 'Pilots Of The Ether Belt', 'Outland (The Colony)' and 'Astrophobia' followed by Edgar's transitional 'Rim Of Schiaparelli' and 'Tharsis Manuever', the more relaxed 'Spiral Star Date (Level P)' and 'Deep Space Cruiser' with their melodic guitars, then the soothing voices and ticking rhythm of 'Mars Mission Counter' leading finally to the near ambient, beatless 'Dies Martis (Transmercury)'. The alternation of contrasting pieces works well on the previous year's 'Transsiberia' where it fits the theme of the album, but here it tends to drown out the quieter tracks and make them sound unfairly weak, particularly when reaching 'Deep Space Cruiser'.

Either way the first tune, 'Comet's Figure Head', is a fantastic opener, beginning with layered spacey drones unexpectedly cut by crisp drum and high hat sounds quickly joined by deep, rich synths and sequences reminiscent of the early and mid 80s. These drums are arranged in a looping style like 90s electronica but not as strongly as the electronic dance music of the preceding two Dream Mixes albums and the track actually progresses in more of a rock music structure with melodies, harmonies, quieter and louder sections, even electric guitar parts, forming a satisfyingly well developed piece over what seems a very short 10 minutes. Jerome's other three contributions are of a similar length and quality, and totalling nearly 40 minutes could once have constituted an LP in their own right. They fit together well in a consistently grand and dramatic but foot tapping style with plenty of sequencer use drawing inspiration from TDs classic period but not in a derivative way - this is a new direction for the music, a fusion with more modern techniques.

It would not be unreasonable to press the stop button at this point but by continuing for another 30 minutes one is gradually lowered from the rapidly moving, high energy state, just as the deployment of parachutes in the thin Martian atmosphere gradually slows a hurtling space probe to eventually settle gently in its final resting place. 'Rim Of Schiaparelli' and 'Tharsis Maneuver' continue with the sequencers and drum loops but they're a little more subdued and the keyboards a bit quieter and more atmospheric, not developing as much in what are now shorter although still enjoyable tracks. Conventionally played electric lead guitar, rather than loops, is a prominent feature of the next couple of tunes, 'Spiral Star Date (Level P)' and 'Deep Space Cruiser', still accompanied by the synths, sequencers and older style drum machines, it's all getting rather mellow by the end of these. 'Mars Mission Counter' starts off with an ambient flavour although a rapidly ticking rhythm and short sequencer loop soon appear to keep time moving forward for most of the piece until it's closed by male voice choral sounds. Finally 'Dies Martis (Transmercury)' drops the drum sounds and sequencers altogether in favour of female choirs, piano and synthesised woodwind and xylophone sounds along with the synths, leaving the listener in a quite chilled out mood. Somehow all the tension of only half an hour ago has been imperceptibly drained away which is an impressive testament to the power of this music to establish a mood. This half of the album also works well on its own if in a relaxed mood to begin with.

Overall a welcome return to the more electronic sounds of a decade or so previously but expressed in a contemporary idiom. 4 stars.

 What A Blast - Architecture In Motion (OST) by TANGERINE DREAM album cover Studio Album, 1999
3.42 | 22 ratings

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What A Blast - Architecture In Motion (OST)
Tangerine Dream Progressive Electronic

Review by 2dogs

4 stars Explosive entertainment . . .

Most of the tracks on this album were used in the 35 minute video 'What A Blast: Architecture In Motion', a documentary of sorts stringing together many clips of building demolition in which much of the music is accompanied by massive explosions and soundbites such as 'You just don't go in and throw pieces of dynamite all over the place - it's long, hard work'. It's well worth a look if still on YouTube, the overdubbing sometimes adds an interesting layer to the music, especially on 'Forced To Surrender' and 'Silver Siren'.

The first five compositions on the album are by Edgar Froese and probably the most interesting. They're also available by themselves in the compilations 'Silver Siren Collection' and 'The Electronic Journey'. 'Stoneyard' isn't used in the video but would make an excellent title theme for a TV series with its funky bassline, percussion loops, dramatic synth and male voice sounds. 'Silver Siren' starts with some quite dark sounds leading to a rich, deep bass line over which female voices and a melody line float accompanied by several layered mechanically rhythmic drum loops. The looped, repeated and distorted vocal clips on the video make it an interesting alternate mix. 'Beauty Of The Blast' has a nice ticking beat to it and quite a lot of layers interweaving with plenty of bass and some older sounding synths. There are great kaleidoscopic effects on the video for this one. 'Dream Sculpture' has a very strange juxtaposition of sounds, opening with New Age like choirs until joined by unexpected twangs, drums, sequencers, jet aircraft and (shock) industrial electric guitar rhythms. Edgar has definitely not gone for any conventional style on this album and it feels like he had a lot of fun putting something together to fit the producer's brief. His final contribution, 'Last Trumpet On 23rd Street' was also omitted but is again very dramatic and rhythmic with more deep bass and classic shrieking synths.

Jerome's tunes complete the album. Only a short excerpt of 'Art Of Destruction' was used for the film's closing credits but it's relatively long on the album. In contrast to his father, Jerome has gone for totally conventional elements of electronic dance music here but by progressing through virtually every cliche one after another the track actually becomes quite varied over its full length and the overall composition works pretty well. 'Forced To Surrender' races along at a breakneck speed with a thumpy bass drum and a load of electric guitar samples producing an effect not a million miles away from early 90s Ministry. The voice clips on the video make it a bit less monotonous but even more reminiscent of 'Jesus Built My Hotrod'. The final two tracks, 'Timesquare' and 'Jungle Journey' are further remixes of the remixes on the first two 'Dream Mixes' albums, quite similar but with a few extra sounds and notably beefed up in the bass to fit in better with the other tracks. I'd say they were improved although these do get the largest number of loud bangs in the film.

Overall I was pleasantly surprised just how good this was for a mere video soundtrack and would agree with one of the experts appearing in the film - 'It actually has a rhyme and a reason for everything that's done'. A great example of how a creative and open minded musician such as Edgar Froese can change their style and embrace new techniques and technology. 4 stars.

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