Tangerine Dream

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

Profile of the performer 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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# Release cover Release title Tracks amount Download release in mp3? Released at Label
1 Tangerine Dream - Tangerine Dream Tangerine Dream 6 mp3, CD 1996 Disky
2 Tangerine Dream - Alpha Centauri + Atem Alpha Centauri + Atem 7 mp3, CD Virgin
3 Tangerine Dream - Zeit Zeit 8 mp3, CD 1972-02-00 Ohr
4 Rubycon 2 mp3, CD 1975 Virgin
5 Tangerine Dream - Zeit Zeit 4 mp3, CD 1976 Virgin
6 Tangerine Dream - Poland Poland 5 mp3, CD 1984 Relativity
7 Atem 4 mp3, CD Castle Music
8 Tangerine Dream - Phaedra Phaedra 4 mp3, CD 1981 Virgin International
9 Tangerine Dream - Exit Exit 6 mp3, CD 1989 Elektra
10 Logos Live 2 mp3, CD 1994 Virgin
11 Tangerine Dream - The Best Of Tangerine Dream The Best Of Tangerine Dream 11 mp3, CD 1989 Jive
12 Tangerine Dream - House Of The Rising Sun House Of The Rising Sun 3 mp3, CD 1989-03-00 Reflex Magazine
13 Tangerine Dream - Rubycon Rubycon 2 mp3, CD 1975 Polydor
14 The Analogue Space Years 1969-1973 10 mp3, CD 1998 Purple Pyramid
15 Tangerine Dream - Optical Race Optical Race 10 mp3, CD 1988 Private Music
16 Tangerine Dream - The Story Of Tangerine Dream The Story Of Tangerine Dream 13 mp3, CD 1992 Jive
17 Tangerine Dream - Journey Through A Burning Brain (Anthology) Journey Through A Burning Brain (Anthology) 20 mp3, CD 2002 Castle Music
18 Tangerine Dream - Thief Thief 8 mp3, CD 1995-08-07
19 Tangerine Dream - Exit Exit 6 mp3, CD 1995-08-07
20 Tangerine Dream - Das Mädchen Auf Der Treppe Das Mädchen Auf Der Treppe 2 mp3, CD 1982
21 Tangerine Dream - Cyclone Cyclone 3 mp3, CD 1995-04-24
22 Tangerine Dream - Exit Exit 6 mp3, CD 1984 Virgin
23 Tangerine Dream - Flashpoint Flashpoint 10 mp3, CD 1995 CEMA Special Markets
24 Tangerine Dream - Rockoon Rockoon 11 mp3, CD 1992 Virgin
25 Exit 6 mp3, CD 1981-09-00
26 Tangerine Dream - Legend Legend 11 mp3, CD 1986 MCA Soundtracks
27 Tangerine Dream - Alpha Centauri Alpha Centauri 3 mp3, CD 1971-04-00
28 Tangerine Dream - Rubycon Rubycon 2 mp3, CD 1984 Virgin
29 Tangerine Dream - Stratosfear Stratosfear 4 mp3, CD 1988 Virgin
30 Tangerine Dream - Hyperborea Hyperborea 4 mp3, CD 1994
31 Le Parc 9 mp3, CD 1985 Jive Electro
32 Optical Race 10 mp3, CD 1989 Private Music
33 Tangerine Dream - Tyger Tyger 5 mp3, CD 1987 Jive Electro
34 Poland (The Warsaw Concert) 4 mp3, CD 2003 Castle Music
35 Tangerine Dream - Lily On The Beach Lily On The Beach 13 mp3, CD 1989 Private Music
36 Underwater Sunlight 6 mp3, CD 1986
37 Green Desert 4 mp3, CD 1996
38 Pergamon 2 mp3, CD 1996 Essential
39 Ricochet 2 mp3, CD Virgin
40 Force Majeure 3 mp3, CD 1984 Virgin
41 Tangerine Dream - Stratosfear Stratosfear 4 mp3, CD 1981 Virgin International
42 Tangerine Dream - Hyperborea Hyperborea 4 mp3, CD 1994 Virgin
43 Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation Electronic Meditation 5 mp3, CD 2002 Sanctuary Records
44 Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation Electronic Meditation 5 mp3, CD 1996
45 Tangerine Dream - Book Of Dreams Book Of Dreams 23 mp3, CD 1995
46 Tangerine Dream - Tyger Tyger 6 mp3, CD 1996 Essential
47 Tyger 4 mp3, CD 1987 Jive Electro
48 Tangerine Dream - Rockoon Rockoon 11 mp3, CD 1992 Miramar
49 Tangerine Dream - Ricochet Ricochet 2 mp3, CD 1984 Virgin
50 Tangerine Dream - White Eagle White Eagle 4 mp3, CD 1994
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