Tangerine Dream ‎– Zeit

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Several details listed on the sleeve notes of this album are inaccurate. According to an article by Rolf-Ulrich Kaiser, in Flash, No.11. Page 9. In German - it is stated that the sessions at Dierks Studio happened over two weeks in January 1972, largely by a quartet version of the group and with Florian Fricke involved in all the recordings except for 'Nebulous Dawn'. The album was mixed two weeks later after recording finished. An Ohr newsletter and Rock In Deutschland (Taurus Press) both give the release date as May 1972.

The title track is abridged on all CD editions of the album. Most versions are missing the first 35 seconds of the piece; the exception is the 1980s Jive/Electro edition which has the full intro, but fades out approximately 3 minutes before the end.

Tracklist

First Movement
Birth Of Liquid Plejades 20:00
Second Movement
Nebulous Dawn 18:00
Third Movement
Origin Of Supernatural Probabilities 20:12
Fourth Movement
Zeit 17:43

Versions (57)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
OMM 2/56021, OMM 2/56.021 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album) Ohr, Ohr OMM 2/56021, OMM 2/56.021 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
PIM-SQ 6010/11, PLM SQ 6010/11 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, Quad, RE) PDU, PDU PIM-SQ 6010/11, PLM SQ 6010/11 Italy 1974 Sell This Version
YZ-83-4-AX Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, Gat) Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. YZ-83-4-AX Japan 1976 Sell This Version
940 108/109 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, MP, RE, Gat) Virgin 940 108/109 France 1976 Sell This Version
VD2503 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, Promo, UK ) Virgin VD2503 UK 1976 Sell This Version
BRAIN 2/1086 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE) Brain BRAIN 2/1086 Germany 1976 Sell This Version
L 45747/8 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE) Virgin L 45747/8 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
VD 2503, VD2503 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RP) Virgin, Virgin VD 2503, VD2503 UK 1976 Sell This Version
VD2503 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, UK ) Virgin VD2503 UK 1976 Sell This Version
4.940 108/109 Tangerine Dream Zeit(Cass, Album, RE) Virgin 4.940 108/109 France 1976 Sell This Version
L 45747/8 Tangerine Dream Zeit(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Virgin L 45747/8 Australia 1976 Sell This Version
BRAIN 2/1086 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE) Brain BRAIN 2/1086 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
28 987 XBU Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin 28 987 XBU Germany 1977 Sell This Version
YB-7001-2-AX Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Nippon Columbia Co., Ltd. YB-7001-2-AX Japan 1977 Sell This Version
BRAIN 2/1086 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE, Lam) Brain BRAIN 2/1086 Germany 1977 Sell This Version
28.987-XH Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE) Virgin 28.987-XH Spain 1978 Sell This Version
VD2503 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE) Virgin VD2503 UK 1978 Sell This Version
2676 711 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE) Virgin 2676 711 France 1978 Sell This Version
2676 711, 410 X Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin, Phonogram 2676 711, 410 X Greece 1978 Sell This Version
88561-8070-1 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Relativity 88561-8070-1 US 1985 Sell This Version
C TANG 3 Tangerine Dream Zeit(CD, Album, RE, Dis) Jive Electro C TANG 3 UK 1986 Sell This Version
88561-8070-2 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xCD, Album, RE) Relativity 88561-8070-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
88561-8070-2 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xCD, Album, RE) Relativity 88561-8070-2 US 1987 Sell This Version
88561-8070-4 Tangerine Dream Zeit(Cass, Album, RE) Relativity 88561-8070-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
88561-8070-4 Tangerine Dream Zeit(Cass, Album, RE) Relativity 88561-8070-4 US 1987 Sell This Version
SEQUEL 1034-2 Tangerine Dream Zeit(CD, Album, RE, RM) Sequel Records SEQUEL 1034-2 US 1996 Sell This Version
ESM CD 347, GAS 0000347ESM ACO Tangerine Dream Zeit(CD, Album, RE, RM) Essential, Castle Communications ESM CD 347, GAS 0000347ESM ACO UK 1996 Sell This Version
CAST 0012 Tangerine Dream Zeit(Cass, Album, RE) Metal Mind Records CAST 0012 Poland 1997 Sell This Version
none Tangerine Dream Zeit(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Not On Label (Tangerine Dream) none Russia 1998 Sell This Version
ESM CD 347, GAS 0000347ESM ACO Tangerine Dream Zeit(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) Essential (2), Castle Communications (2) ESM CD 347, GAS 0000347ESM ACO Russia 1998 Sell This Version
ESDLP347 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Castle Music ESDLP347 UK 1999 Sell This Version
CMACD 555 Tangerine Dream Zeit(CD, Album, RE, RM) Castle Music CMACD 555 US 1999 Sell This Version
SW078-2 Tangerine Dream Zeit(CD, Album, RE, Unofficial) SomeWax Recordings SW078-2 Russia 2001 Sell This Version
CMRCD490 Tangerine Dream Zeit(CD, Album, RE) Castle Music CMRCD490 UK 2002 Sell This Version
06076 81244-2 Tangerine Dream Zeit(CD, Album, RE, RM) Castle Music, Sanctuary Records Group Ltd. 06076 81244-2 US 2003 Sell This Version
ARC-7048/49 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xCD, Album, RE, RM, Pap) Arcàngelo, Sanctuary Records ARC-7048/49 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
ARC-8007/8 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xCD, Album, RE, Pap) Arcàngelo ARC-8007/8 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
REATD001 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE, Blu + CD, Album, RE, RM + CD + Bo) Esoteric Recordings, Esoteric Reactive REATD001 UK 2011 Sell This Version
DUPG-080 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE, RM, Blu + CD, Album, RE, RM + CD,) Disk Union DUPG-080 Japan 2011 Sell This Version
none Tangerine Dream Zeit(4xFile, MP3, Album, 320) Esoteric Recordings none US 2011
EREACD 21017 Tangerine Dream Zeit(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD) Esoteric Reactive, Esoteric Recordings EREACD 21017 UK 2011 Sell This Version
BELLE 121943-4 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xCD, Album, RE, SHM) Belle Antique BELLE 121943-4 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
CFU01145, OMM 2/56021 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Ora) Culture Factory, Ohr CFU01145, OMM 2/56021 Europe 2018 Sell This Version
302 067 449 5 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Varèse Vintage 302 067 449 5 US 2018 Sell This Version
EREACD 21017 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Esoteric Reactive, Esoteric Recordings EREACD 21017 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
L-45583/4 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album) Interfusion L-45583/4 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
VMD-2221 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE) Virgin VMD-2221 Canada Unknown Sell This Version
AORL 28382 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE) Virgin AORL 28382 Italy Unknown Sell This Version
2676 711 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin 2676 711 France Unknown Sell This Version
28 987 XBU Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin 28 987 XBU Germany Unknown Sell This Version
C TANG 3 Tangerine Dream Zeit(CD, Album) Jive Electro C TANG 3 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EREACD 21017 Tangerine Dream Zeit(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD) Esoteric Reactive, Esoteric Recordings EREACD 21017 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EREACD 21017 Tangerine Dream Zeit(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD) Esoteric Reactive, Esoteric Recordings EREACD 21017 UK Unknown Sell This Version
EREACD 21017 Tangerine Dream Zeit(CD, Album, RE, RM + CD) Esoteric Reactive, Esoteric Recordings EREACD 21017 UK Unknown Sell This Version
CMRCD490 Tangerine Dream Zeit(CD, Album, RE, RM, RP) Castle Music CMRCD490 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
CMRCD490 Tangerine Dream Zeit(CD, Album, RE, RP) Castle Music CMRCD490 UK Unknown Sell This Version
28987-XH Tangerine Dream Zeit.(2xLP, Album, RE) Virgin 28987-XH Spain Unknown Sell This Version

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PatriceH

PatriceH

November 8, 2020
referencing Zeit, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, 302 067 449 5

My version of this Vinyl is orange, all the other are identical to the reference
davidphousden

davidphousden

October 4, 2020
referencing Zeit, 2xLP, Album, OMM 2/56021, OMM 2/56.021
I have a memory of a picture disc edition of Zeit but cannot find it here! Can anybody help me please? Thanks, best wishes, David P Housden
Armandschoice

Armandschoice

August 9, 2020
referencing Zeit, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, 28 987 XBU
My copy has all the same label on both discs: the one from 28 985 with the 2 women.
weymi

weymi

July 15, 2020
referencing Zeit, 2xLP, Album, OMM 2/56021, OMM 2/56.021

A couple of cellos and a VCS 3 synthesizer (which Jean-Michel Jarre would make famous a few years later). The VCS 3 is actually not an instrument, but a sound machine. The cellos repeat their theme, while the VCS 3 superemposes lots of electronic sounds. Depending on your mood, it sounds more or less threatening between Alien and parts of Apocalypse Now. Those who do not know the films and their music can easily discover the 1972 avant-garde. All in all very worth hearing, even if it is nerve-wracking.
namergest

namergest

April 6, 2020
referencing Zeit, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, 2676 711
Out in 1971, I have the proof on my vinyl.
Kellermord

Kellermord

January 20, 2020
referencing Zeit, 2xLP, Album, MP, RE, Gat, 940 108/109
Totally agree with domcat53, this backwards press is simply fascinating. The deep, ominous drones are no less sinister and immersive - possibly even more so! - than on the original release. I'm extremely curious to find out exactly how this happened; an unwitting engineer cutting the lacquers while running the master tape upside down would create this effect, but I also wouldn't be surprised in the least if they did it on purpose. Absolutely essential to all fiends of harrowing minimalism and ancient cosmic soundscapes. Worth the hunt.
Expansive09

Expansive09

August 24, 2019
edited about 1 year ago
referencing Zeit, CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, EREACD 21017
Worth purchasing the Esoteric remastered CD for the live recording i.e. disc 2. A trip to the center of the cosmos. Spacious warped organs, delayed piano and VCS 3 analog synth driven music nothing like their later more sequencer based music. The live cd sound so profoundly good!
ScribbleVision

ScribbleVision

February 24, 2019
referencing Zeit, CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, EREACD 21017
A truly powerful album. Eerie, droning, and somber sounds waver in and out like the waves of a black ocean filled with vast unknown. It'll make you feel like you've been ripped apart particle by particle and then put back together in a new world.
shade1on1

shade1on1

December 31, 2018
referencing Zeit, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Ora, CFU01145, OMM 2/56021
Great pressing. Wide range, lush sound. I was skeptical because I have worries when it comes to coloured vinyl. Bit the bullet and do not regret it at all. Amazing pressing.
H_T_N

H_T_N

September 27, 2018
referencing Zeit, 2xLP, Album, Ltd, RE, Ora, CFU01145, OMM 2/56021
Steven Wilson was recently asked to name his favorite album of all time when being interviewed on Romanian TV. Without a moments hesitation he named this album and said it is the one he returns to the most. He even claims he neither understood nor liked it when he heard it for the first time and thought he would forget about it rather quickly. For some reason, however, he kept returning to it and says it has been growing on him ever since. What an amazing compliment.