Tangerine Dream

Also known as T. Dream, T. Drem, Tabgerine Dreams, Tangerine Dreame, TD

Short biography of Tangerine Dream: Led by [a=Edgar Froese], Tangerine Dream is perhaps the premier exponent of electronic "rock" music. From their "free-rock" beginnings in the nascent Kraut Rock scene to the eventual triple keyboard standard that signed to [l=Virgin], this German group can take significant credit in introducing synthesizer/sequenced electronic music to most of the western rock world. At the height of their success - during the mid to late 1970s - the Dream's spacey, pulsing music earned them a tenacious cult following. By the late Seventies, however, line-ups, and more importantly, the formula changed, tilting towards more conventional "rock" music. By the early 1980s, TD was primarily releasing lucrative soundtrack work, before settling into New Age content by mid-decade.

Formed in Berlin in 1967, the initial line up (on their first release Electronic Meditation) included [a=Edgar Froese], [a=Conrad Schnitzler] (cello) and [a=Klaus Schulze] (drums). Their compositions, or rather experimental improvisations, had roots in the psychedelia of London albeit with the Kraut twist. [i]Electronic Meditation[/i] is perhaps a misnomer; traditional instrumentation of organ, drums, guitar, cello, flute were hardly electronic and "freak out jamming" is the more appropriate adjective, reflecting the confluence of Twentieth Century avant-garde music. Both Schnitzler and Schulze would depart after this album, with the latter forming [a=Ash Ra Tempel]. Second album, [i]Alpha Centauri[/i], saw the addition of long-standing member [a=Christopher Franke] replacing Schulze, while [a=Peter Baumann] would come aboard for [i]Zeit[/i]. Although unissued until the mid-1980s, [i]Green Desert[/i] was recorded in 1973. The core of Froese, Franke and Baumann would sign to Virgin Records in 1973, and the subsequent release [i]Phaedra[/i] would cement their style for years to come. Understated, droning keyboard and guitar melodies intertwined with ambient washes of reverberating electronic textures, utilizing synthesizers and sequencers, was typical of the TD sound. Compositions were long, melodic, pulsing pieces. [a=Michael Hoenig] temporarily replaced Baumann for an Australian tour in 1975. One highlight of the Virgin period was [i]Sorcerer[/i], a soundtrack to the film of the same name. After Baumann's departure in 1978, TD experimented with the formula on [i]Cyclone[/i], which saw the addition of [a=Steve Jolliffe], adding vocals and woodwinds. [i]Force Majeure[/i] was the classic of this period. [a=Johannes Schmölling] would join for [i]Tangram[/i]. This line-up remained stable until the mid-1980s, as the group shifted toward more rhythmic textures. The increased emphasis on sequencers and drum machines in the first half of the 1980s alienated longtime fans, as did subsequent releases which veered heavily into relatively accessible, uplifting melodies. After a brief stint with [l=Jive Records] from 1984 to 1988, TD signed to Baumann's [l=Private Music] label and then the equally New Agey [l=Miramar], fully embracing digital textures and seeking to distance the group from its moody, psychedelic past. [a=Paul Haslinger] replaced Schmölling in 1985, and was in turn replaced by Froese's son [a=Jerome Froese] in 1990. Franke left in 1987 over creative differences with Froese. After a mid-1990s move to Edgar Froese's own [l=TDI Music] label (later renamed [l=Eastgate]), TD's reputation as a New Age band became less appropriate -- father and son experimented with more modern sounds and revisited elements of past glories -- but the group's artist direction remained fairly entrenched in melodic pop-rock territory.

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# Album cover Album title Tracks amount Download album in mp3? Official release date Production label
211 Tangerine Dream - Atlantic Bridges Atlantic Bridges 12
mp3, CD
1998 TDI Music
212 Tangerine Dream - Atlantic Bridges Atlantic Bridges 12
mp3, CD
2004 Documents
213 Tangerine Dream - Book Of Dreams Book Of Dreams 21
mp3, CD
2000-06-20 Castle Music
214 Tangerine Dream - Poland Poland 4
mp3, CD
1984-10-00 Jive Electro
215 Tangerine Dream - Poland Poland 4
mp3, CD
1984-11-00 Tonpress
216 Tangerine Dream - Logos - Live At The Dominion London 1982 Logos - Live At The Dominion London 1982 3
mp3, CD
1982
217 Tangerine Dream - Shy People Shy People 9
mp3, CD
1988 Silva Screen
218 Tangerine Dream - Coefficient Of Aural Expansion Coefficient Of Aural Expansion 3
mp3, CD
1995 Mirage Sound
219 Tangerine Dream - Phaedream Phaedream 3
mp3, CD
1997 Not On Label (Tangerine Dream)
220 Tangerine Dream - Live! Improvised! Live! Improvised! 2
mp3, CD
1992 Oh Boy
221 Tangerine Dream - Danger Live Danger Live 3
mp3, CD
1991 Swabian Street Company
222 Tangerine Dream - Patrolling Space Borders Patrolling Space Borders 6
mp3, CD
1996 Laserium Records
223 Tangerine Dream - Undulation Undulation 7
mp3, CD
1986 Not On Label (Tangerine Dream)
224 Tangerine Dream - Undercover Dreams Undercover Dreams 8
mp3, CD
1986 Caby Records
225 Tangerine Dream - Ultima Thule Ultima Thule 2
mp3, CD
1999 Not On Label (Tangerine Dream)
226 Tangerine Dream - Timeless Space Timeless Space 4
mp3, CD
1986 Super Fighter Records
227 Tangerine Dream - Staatsgrenze West Staatsgrenze West 2
mp3, CD
VEB Schallplatten
228 Tangerine Dream - Space Trucking Space Trucking 2
mp3, CD
1986 Not On Label (Tangerine Dream)
229 Tangerine Dream - Space & Spheres Space & Spheres 4
mp3, CD
1986 Not On Label (Tangerine Dream)
230 Tangerine Dream - Fassbinder Memorial Concert Fassbinder Memorial Concert 2
mp3, CD
1983-06-11 Not On Label (Tangerine Dream)
231 Tangerine Dream - Logotypes Logotypes 16
mp3, CD
1997 Fishy Mentat
232 Tangerine Dream - Legend Legend 16
mp3, CD
Not On Label (Tangerine Dream)
233 Tangerine Dream - Me-Rad - Argonautica Americana Part One Me-Rad - Argonautica Americana Part One 2
mp3, CD
1992 Silver Rarities
234 Tangerine Dream - A Dream Unbound A Dream Unbound 2
mp3, CD
1988 Public Records (3)
235 Tangerine Dream - A Dream Unbound A Dream Unbound 2
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1986 Public Records (3)
236 Tangerine Dream - Ardem 'O' - Argonautica Americana Part Two Ardem 'O' - Argonautica Americana Part Two 3
mp3, CD
1992 Silver Rarities
237 Tangerine Dream - Collected Endings - Argonautica Americana Part Three Collected Endings - Argonautica Americana Part Three 3
mp3, CD
1992 Silver Rarities
238 Tangerine Dream - Don't Walk - Dream Now! Don't Walk - Dream Now! 4
mp3, CD
1996 Swabian Street Company
239 Tangerine Dream - Die Medianen Von Zymbiola Die Medianen Von Zymbiola 2
mp3, CD
1986 Not On Label (Tangerine Dream)
240 Tangerine Dream - The Coefficient Of Aural Expansion Part 2 The Coefficient Of Aural Expansion Part 2 2
mp3, CD
1995 The Magnificient Music Corparation Of Italy
241 Tangerine Dream - Acoustic LSD Acoustic LSD 3
mp3, CD
1992 Cash Records (2)
242 Tangerine Dream - Soundtrack For Fantasy Soundtrack For Fantasy 3
mp3, CD
1992 Cash Records (2)
243 Tangerine Dream - Risky Business Audio Movie Kit Risky Business Audio Movie Kit 34
mp3, CD
1998 Burping Cow Productions
244 Tangerine Dream - The Keep The Keep 15
mp3, CD
1994 Blue Moon Records
245 Tangerine Dream - Sonambulistic Imagery Sonambulistic Imagery 5
mp3, CD
1993 Blue Moon Records

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