Edgar Froese ‎– Ages

Genre:
Style:
Year:

Tracklist

Metropolis (Inspired By Fritz Lang's Movie) 11:00
Era Of The Slaves 8:05
Tropic Of Capricorn 21:06
Nights Of Automatic Women 9:00
Icarus 9:07
Childrens Deeper Study 4:21
Ode To Granny A. 4:39
Pizarro And Atahuallpa 7:30
Golgatha And The Circle Closes 8:30

Versions (17)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
25 756 XBT Edgar Froese Ages(2xLP, Album) Virgin 25 756 XBT Germany 1978 Sell This Version
VD2507, VD 2507 Edgar Froese Ages(2xLP, Album) Virgin, Virgin VD2507, VD 2507 UK 1978 Sell This Version
25 756 XD Edgar Froese Ages(2xLP, Album) Virgin 25 756 XD Spain 1978 Sell This Version
VIP-9903~4 Edgar Froese Ages(2xLP, Album) Virgin VIP-9903~4 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
25 756 XBT Edgar Froese Ages(2xLP, Album) Virgin 25 756 XBT Austria 1978 Sell This Version
25 756-406 Edgar Froese Ages(2xLP, Album) Virgin 25 756-406 Germany 1978 Sell This Version
AVIL 212507 Edgar Froese Ages(2xLP, Album) Virgin AVIL 212507 Italy 1978 Sell This Version
L 45803/4, VD 2507 Edgar Froese Ages(2xLP, Album) Virgin, Virgin L 45803/4, VD 2507 Australia 1978 Sell This Version
VD2507, VD 2507 Edgar Froese Ages(2xLP, Album) Virgin, Virgin VD2507, VD 2507 UK 1978 Sell This Version
VD2507, VD 2507 Edgar Froese Ages(2xLP, Album) Virgin, Virgin VD2507, VD 2507 New Zealand 1978 Sell This Version
25 756 XBT Edgar Froese Ages(2xLP, Album, MP) Virgin 25 756 XBT Germany 1978 Sell This Version
VIP-9903~4 Edgar Froese Ages(2xLP, Album, Promo) Virgin VIP-9903~4 Japan 1978 Sell This Version
CDOVD 480, 7243 8 44377 2 5 Edgar Froese Ages(CD, Album) Virgin, Virgin CDOVD 480, 7243 8 44377 2 5 UK & Europe 1997 Sell This Version
2676 715 Edgar Froese Ages(2xLP, Album, RE) Virgin 2676 715 France Unknown Sell This Version
25 756-406, 25 755 XT Edgar Froese Ages(2xLP, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin 25 756-406, 25 755 XT Germany Unknown Sell This Version
CDOVD 480, 7243 8 44377 2 5 Edgar Froese Ages(CD, Album, RE, RP) Virgin, Virgin CDOVD 480, 7243 8 44377 2 5 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CDOVD 480, 7243 8 44377 2 5 Edgar Froese Ages(CD, Album, RE, RP) Virgin, Virgin CDOVD 480, 7243 8 44377 2 5 UK & Europe Unknown Sell This Version

Recommendations

Reviews Show All 3 Reviews

Add Review

tom807

tom807

July 1, 2018
edited over 3 years ago
referencing Ages, 2xLP, Album, VD2507, VD 2507
A Krautrock classic. Unlike his other solo albums there is a drummer, but not at all “ruined” by it, just different. There are so many fat analog synth sounds, this alone will make it appealing to many. But there is everything else that one would and should expect from an electronic Krautrock album, meditative repetition a la Berlin-school, plenty of Mellotron, the album is just not as “spacey” as some of the other Froese and Tangerine Dream releases of this 70s era. I’d hate to think of life without this album. Pay extra for a NM 2xLP!
oldgoat

oldgoat

May 13, 2009
referencing Ages, CD, Album, CDOVD 480, 7243 8 44377 2 5
This is from the original double vinyl set, not the 'remixed' one.

Of course, it is different tastes that EF speaks with his endless tinkering of classic period TD, and his solo catalogue, and I'm not going to judge that here.

Suffice to say, this was released at about the same time as Cyclone was causing disquiet. Strange, since 'Ages' shows EF with a very distinct style of his own. Far more TD than 'Aqua' or 'Epsilon', and yet a different sense of structure. It doesn't try to be commercial or challenging, or self-indulgent, as so many solo albums get to be. Even the track names are different to the TD style ones!

If you're wanting to get a good grounding of EF's solo style, this is a good starting point.

The only real problem with this release is the loss of 'Golgatha and the circle closes'. This is a bad error, as with any editing of double albums to cram them onto single CD. Please, its no big deal to release a double CD for a double album.!
missingchannel

missingchannel

January 1, 2006
edited over 15 years ago
referencing Ages, 2xLP, Album, VD2507, VD 2507
Great solo album from the founder of Tangerine Dream. I especially like the older releases because the soundscapes of electronic sounds are very good combined to a mental journey. I also like the dark and a raw atmosphere with typical TD strings in here. A lot of these tracks are comparably to the '70-'80 album of Tangerine Dream. Buy it blind if you see it...