Tangerine Dream ‎– Cyclone

Virgin ‎– V 2097
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  • Drums [Polyester Custom Built With Multi Trigger Unit], Percussion [Electronic], Cymbal [Paiste Cymbals], Toy [Bubims], Gong [Burma Gong Set]Klaus Krieger*
  • Engineer [Recording]Ottmar Bergler
  • Painting [Cover]Edgar Froese
  • Photography By [Cover Inside Photograph]Monique Froese
  • Producer, Mixed ByTangerine Dream
  • Synthesizer [Moog Modular, ARP Soloist, Elka String, Oberheim Eight Voice Polyphonic, Oby One], Sequencer [Projekt Electronic Sequenzer, Computer Studio Digital Sequenzer, Oberheim Sequenzer], Mellotron [Loop, M 400], Percussion [Electronic]Chris Franke*
  • Synthesizer [Oberheim Eight Voice Polyphonic, ARP Omni Strings, ARP Digital Soloist, Moog Modular And Projekt Electronic Time Control System, Korg PS 3100 Polyphonic, Solina String Ensemble], Mellotron [Twin Keyboard Mark V], Guitar [Gibson Les Paul Custom], Guitar Synthesizer [Roland GS 500 And GR 500 Controller], Acoustic Guitar [Ovation]Edgar Froese
  • Vocals, Bass Flute, Alto Flute, Concert Flute [C-Flute], Piccolo Flute, Cor Anglais, Bass Clarinet, Clavinet [Hohner], Synthesizer [Elka String, Roland System 100], Grand Piano, Electric Piano [Fender Rhodes], Tenor Horn, Horn [Soprano], Lyricon [Computone]Steve Joliffe*
  • Written-ByFranke*, Froese*, Joliffe*


Original release with green labels.
Later pressings with the same cat# have red/green labels.

Made in England

Cover flap folded and sealed under the inner design to form a single opening only to the cover

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A record label): V 2097-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B record label): V 2097-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched): V 2097 A1
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched): V 2097 B1
  • Matrix / Runout (Stamped on Side A runout): A 3

Other Versions (5 of 73) View All

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
V2-86093 Tangerine Dream Cyclone(CD, Album, RE) Virgin V2-86093 US 1988 Sell This Version
25 843 XOT Tangerine Dream Cyclone(LP, Album, RE, Non) Virgin 25 843 XOT Germany Unknown Sell This Version
D 57515 Tangerine Dream Cyclone(Cass, Album) Virgin D 57515 Spain 1978 Sell This Version
ALR 692 Tangerine Dream Cyclone(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Always Records ALR 692 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
V 2097 Tangerine Dream Cyclone(LP, Album, RP, Gat) Virgin V 2097 UK Unknown Sell This Version



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November 12, 2011
I always felt that Cylone has an undeserved bad reputation. At this time, Peter Baumann was gone, to release a couple of solo albums in the early '80s, Trans-Harmonic Nights (1979, actually, although close enough to the 1980s) and Repeat Repeat in 1981, and then starting up Private Music (in which his former band Tangerine Dream ended up signed to). Steve Jolliffe and drummer Klaus Krieger came in. Jolliffe was apparently in a very early Tangerine Dream incarnation around 1968, before jumping ship for Steamhammer, a British blues-rock band. He provides wind instruments as well as vocals. It's the vocals that so many people really dislike of this album. But if the results mean the band moved more towards prog rock, to me that's nothing to complain about! "Bent Cold Sidewalk" is prime example what I'm talking about. It sounds like late '70s prog rock, but the piece does also feature their trademark use of sequencers to let you know what band you're listening to. "Rising Runner Missed by Endless Sender" is a more upbeat number, with nice spacy synths and vocals, once again. "Madrigal Meridian" is the only all-instrumental piece, and features a lot of Klaus Krieger's drumming. While his drumming might sound like it's on autopilot for most of the time, at least the nice synth rhythms more than make up for it. Just give it a try, you might end up surprised.