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
71 Tangerine Dream - Zoning (Original Video-Soundtrack) Zoning (Original Video-Soundtrack) 13
mp3, CD
1996-01-25 Repertoire Records
72 Tangerine Dream - Sohoman Sohoman 5
mp3, CD
1999 TDI Music
73 Tangerine Dream - Shepherd's Bush Shepherd's Bush 2
mp3, CD
1996 TDI Music
74 Tangerine Dream - Deadly Care (Original Soundtrack Recording) Deadly Care (Original Soundtrack Recording) 11
mp3, CD
1992
75 Tangerine Dream - Dream Encores Dream Encores 12
mp3, CD
1998 TDI Music
76 Tangerine Dream - The Seven Letters From Tibet The Seven Letters From Tibet 7
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2000 TDI Music
77 Tangerine Dream - Mars Polaris Mars Polaris 10
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1999 TDI Music
78 Tangerine Dream - Dead Solid Perfect (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Dead Solid Perfect (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 22
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1990
79 The Hollywood Years Vol. 1 15
mp3, CD
1998 TDI Music
80 Tangerine Dream - Dream Mixes Three: The Past Hundred Moons Dream Mixes Three: The Past Hundred Moons 9
mp3, CD
2001 TDI Music
81 Tangerine Dream - Quinoa Quinoa 3
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1998 TDI Music
82 Tangerine Dream - Transsiberia Transsiberia 10
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1998 TDI Music
83 Tangerine Dream - Goblins Club Goblins Club 8
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1996 When! Recordings
84 The Hollywood Years Vol. 2 15
mp3, CD
1998 TDI Music
85 What A Blast - Architecture In Motion (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) 9
mp3, CD
1999 TDI Music
86 Tangerine Dream - Soundmill Navigator Soundmill Navigator 3
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2000 TDI Music
87 Tangerine Dream - Ambient Monkeys Ambient Monkeys 12
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1998 TDI Music
88 Tangerine Dream - Antique Dreams Antique Dreams 12
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2000 TDI Music
89 Tangerine Dream - Astoria Theatre London Astoria Theatre London 3
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2003-02-15 TDP International
90 Tangerine Dream - Inferno Inferno 18
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2002 TDI Music
91 Phaedra 4
mp3, CD
1974 Virgin
92 Tangerine Dream - Stratosfear Stratosfear 4
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1976 Virgin Records America, Inc.
93 Tangerine Dream - Quichotte Quichotte 2
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1981 AMIGA
94 Tangerine Dream - Ricochet Ricochet 2
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1984-03-00 Virgin
95 Tangerine Dream - Ricochet Ricochet 2
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1981 Virgin
96 Tangerine Dream - Firestarter Firestarter 11
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1989-01-00 MCA Records
97 Tangerine Dream - Logos Live Logos Live 3
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1982-12-00 Virgin
98 The Best Of Tangerine Dream: The Blue Years 10
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2000 Castle Music
99 Tangerine Dream - Warsaw In The Sun Warsaw In The Sun 2
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1984-09-00 Jive Electro
100 Le Parc 9
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1985-00-00 Relativity
101 Tangerine Dream - Rockoon Rockoon 11
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1999 TDI Music
102 Tangerine Dream - Turn Of The Tides Turn Of The Tides 9
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1999-10-18 TDI Music
103 Tangerine Dream - Canyon Dreams Canyon Dreams 9
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1999-10-18 TDI Music
104 Tangerine Dream - Tournado (Live In Europe) Tournado (Live In Europe) 10
mp3, CD
1998-08-10 TDI Music
105 220 Volt Live 11
mp3, CD
1999-09-18 TDI Music

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