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
106 Tangerine Dream - Great Wall Of China Great Wall Of China 11
mp3, CD
2000-03-20 TDI Music
107 Tangerine Dream - Tyranny Of Beauty Tyranny Of Beauty 10
mp3, CD
1999-09-18 TDI Music
108 Tangerine Dream - Ricochet Ricochet 2
mp3, CD
1975 Virgin
109 Tangerine Dream - Zeit Zeit 4
mp3, CD
1999 Castle Music
110 Tangerine Dream - Green Desert Green Desert 4
mp3, CD
2003 Castle Music
111 Atem 4
mp3, CD
1973-11-00 Polydor
112 Tangerine Dream - Turn Of The Tides CD-5 Turn Of The Tides CD-5 5
mp3, CD
1994 Miramar
113 Tangerine Dream - Rockoon Special Edition Rockoon Special Edition 3
mp3, CD
1992 Miramar
114 Tangerine Dream - Canyon Dreams Canyon Dreams 8
mp3, CD
1991 Miramar
115 Tangerine Dream - Dreamtime Dreamtime 5
mp3, CD
1993-11-00 Miramar
116 Tangerine Dream - 220 Volt Live 220 Volt Live 11
mp3, CD
1993 Miramar
117 Tangerine Dream - Tyranny Of Beauty Tyranny Of Beauty 9
mp3, CD
1995 Miramar
118 Tangerine Dream - The Dream Mixes The Dream Mixes 10
mp3, CD
1995 Miramar
119 Tangerine Dream - Catch Me If You Can Catch Me If You Can 19
mp3, CD
1994 Cinerama
120 Tangerine Dream - Tyger Tyger 4
mp3, CD
1987 Jive Electro
121 Tangerine Dream - Dolphin Dance Dolphin Dance 3
mp3, CD
1986 Relativity
122 Tangerine Dream - Thief Thief 8
mp3, CD
1981 Virgin
123 Force Majeure 3
mp3, CD
1981 Virgin International
124 Tangerine Dream - Underwater Sunlight Underwater Sunlight 6
mp3, CD
1986 Relativity
125 Tangerine Dream - The Private Music Of Tangerine Dream The Private Music Of Tangerine Dream 12
mp3, CD
1992 Private Music
126 Tangerine Dream - Livemiles Livemiles 2
mp3, CD
1988 Jive
127 Poland 3
mp3, CD
1984 Jive Electro
128 Tangerine Dream - Dream Sequence Dream Sequence 19
mp3, CD
1985 Virgin
129 Tangerine Dream - Tangerine Dream '70 - '80 Tangerine Dream '70 - '80 22
mp3, CD
1980-12-00 Virgin
130 Tangerine Dream - Shy People Shy People 9
mp3, CD
1988 Silva Screen
131 Tangerine Dream - Alpha Centauri Alpha Centauri 3
mp3, CD
1987 Relativity
132 Force Majeure 3
mp3, CD
1979-02-00 Virgin
133 Tangerine Dream - Zeit Zeit 4
mp3, CD
1976 Virgin
134 Tangerine Dream - Cyclone Cyclone 3
mp3, CD
1981 Virgin International
135 Near Dark (Original Motion Picture Score) 11
mp3, CD
1987 Silva Screen
136 Tangerine Dream - Tangerine Dream Tangerine Dream 14
mp3, CD
1999 Disky
137 Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation Electronic Meditation 5
mp3, CD
1971 Ohr
138 Tangerine Dream - Green Desert Green Desert 4
mp3, CD
1986 Relativity
139 Tangerine Dream - Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack "Sorcerer" 12
mp3, CD
1977-07-00 MCA Records
140 Tangerine Dream - Livemiles Livemiles 2
mp3, CD
1988 Jive

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