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
36 Tangram 2
mp3, CD
1980 Virgin Dischi
37 Tangerine Dream - Flashpoint  (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Flashpoint (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 10
mp3, CD
1984 EMI America
38 Tangerine Dream - Force Majeure Force Majeure 3
mp3, CD
1995-04-24
39 Tangerine Dream - Atem Atem 4
mp3, CD
1996
40 Tangerine Dream - Thief Thief 8
mp3, CD
1995
41 Tangerine Dream - The Collection The Collection 8
mp3, CD
1987 Castle Communications
42 Tangerine Dream - Miracle Mile  (Original Soundtrack From The Hemdale Motion Picture) Miracle Mile (Original Soundtrack From The Hemdale Motion Picture) 11
mp3, CD
1989 Private Music
43 Tangerine Dream - Logos Live Logos Live 3
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44 Tangerine Dream - Sorcerer Sorcerer 12
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1994 MCA Records
45 Tangerine Dream - Hyperborea Hyperborea 4
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1985 Virgin
46 Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation Electronic Meditation 5
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1999 Castle Music
47 Atem 4
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1999 Castle Music
48 Tangerine Dream - Encore Encore 4
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1977
49 Tangerine Dream - The Collection The Collection 6
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1987 Castle Communications
50 Tangerine Dream - Dr. Destructo / Diamond Diary Dr. Destructo / Diamond Diary 2
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1981 Elektra
51 Tangerine Dream - Stratosfear Stratosfear 4
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1976 Ariola Eurodisc S.A.
52 Tangerine Dream - Rubycon Rubycon 2
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1975 Virgin
53 Tangerine Dream - Atem Atem 4
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1987 Relativity
54 Tangerine Dream - Rubycon Rubycon 2
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2001
55 Tangerine Dream - Turn Of The Tides Turn Of The Tides 8
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1994
56 Tangerine Dream - Choronzon Choronzon 2
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1981-09-00 Virgin
57 Tangerine Dream - Poland Poland 4
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1984 Jive Electro
58 Tangerine Dream - Limited World Tour Edition 1997 Limited World Tour Edition 1997 3
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1997 TDI Music
59 Tangerine Dream - Tangram Tangram 2
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1985 Virgin
60 Tangerine Dream - The Melrose Years The Melrose Years 38
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2002 TDI Music
61 Tangerine Dream - Tournado Tournado 9
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1997
62 Tangerine Dream - Dream Mixes Vol. 2: TimeSquare Dream Mixes Vol. 2: TimeSquare 7
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1998 TDI Music
63 Tangerine Dream - The Park Is Mine (Original Soundtrack Recording) The Park Is Mine (Original Soundtrack Recording) 12
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1991
64 Tangerine Dream - L'Affaire Wallraff  / The Man Inside (Bande Originale Du Film) L'Affaire Wallraff / The Man Inside (Bande Originale Du Film) 11
mp3, CD
1991 EMI Music France
65 Tangerine Dream - I-Box I-Box 65
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2000-11-00 TDI Music
66 Tangerine Dream - Mota Atma Mota Atma 10
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2003 TDP International
67 Tangerine Dream - Oasis (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Oasis (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 8
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1997 TDI Music
68 Tangerine Dream - Valentine Wheels Valentine Wheels 10
mp3, CD
1998 TDI Music
69 Tangerine Dream - Atlantic Walls Atlantic Walls 12
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1998 TDI Music
70 Tangerine Dream - Tyger Tyger 7
mp3, CD
1992 Relativity

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