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
141 Tangerine Dream - White Eagle White Eagle 4
mp3, CD
1982-04-00 Virgin
142 Tangerine Dream - Rubycon Rubycon 2
mp3, CD
1990 Virgin
143 Tangerine Dream - Phaedra Phaedra 4
mp3, CD
1974-03-00 Virgin
144 Tangerine Dream - Rubycon Rubycon 2
mp3, CD
1975 Virgin
145 Tangerine Dream - Warsaw In The Sun Warsaw In The Sun 2
mp3, CD
1985 Tonpress
146 Tangerine Dream - From Dawn 'til Dusk (1973 - 1988) From Dawn 'til Dusk (1973 - 1988) 11
mp3, CD
1991 Music Club
147 Tangerine Dream - Pergamon Pergamon 2
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1986 Caroline Records
148 Tangerine Dream - Alpha Centauri Alpha Centauri 5
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Castle Music
149 Tangerine Dream - Zeit Zeit 4
mp3, CD
Virgin
150 Tangerine Dream - Poland Poland 4
mp3, CD
1984-10-00 Jive Electro
151 Tangerine Dream - Tangerine Dream Tangerine Dream 6
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1996 Disky
152 Tangerine Dream - Alpha Centauri + Atem Alpha Centauri + Atem 7
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Virgin
153 Tangerine Dream - Zeit Zeit 8
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1972-02-00 Ohr
154 Tangerine Dream - Rubycon Rubycon 2
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1975 Virgin
155 Tangerine Dream - Zeit Zeit 4
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1976 Virgin
156 Tangerine Dream - Poland Poland 5
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1984 Relativity
157 Tangerine Dream - Atem Atem 4
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Castle Music
158 Tangerine Dream - Phaedra Phaedra 4
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1981 Virgin International
159 Tangerine Dream - Exit Exit 6
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1989 Elektra
160 Tangerine Dream - Logos Live Logos Live 2
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1994 Virgin
161 Tangerine Dream - The Best Of Tangerine Dream The Best Of Tangerine Dream 11
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1989 Jive
162 Tangerine Dream - House Of The Rising Sun House Of The Rising Sun 3
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1989-03-00 Reflex Magazine
163 Tangerine Dream - Rubycon Rubycon 2
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1975 Polydor
164 Tangerine Dream - The Analogue Space Years 1969-1973 The Analogue Space Years 1969-1973 10
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1998 Purple Pyramid
165 Tangerine Dream - Optical Race Optical Race 10
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1988 Private Music
166 Tangerine Dream - The Story Of Tangerine Dream The Story Of Tangerine Dream 13
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1992 Jive
167 Tangerine Dream - Journey Through A Burning Brain (Anthology) Journey Through A Burning Brain (Anthology) 20
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2002 Castle Music
168 Tangerine Dream - Thief Thief 8
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1995-08-07
169 Tangerine Dream - Exit Exit 6
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1995-08-07
170 Tangerine Dream - Das Mädchen Auf Der Treppe Das Mädchen Auf Der Treppe 2
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1982
171 Tangerine Dream - Cyclone Cyclone 3
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1995-04-24
172 Tangerine Dream - Exit Exit 6
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1984 Virgin
173 Tangerine Dream - Flashpoint Flashpoint 10
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1995 CEMA Special Markets
174 Tangerine Dream - Rockoon Rockoon 11
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1992 Virgin
175 Tangerine Dream - Exit Exit 6
mp3, CD
1981-09-00

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