Tangerine Dream ‎– Zeit

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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 (50)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
OMM 2/56021 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album) Ohr OMM 2/56021 Germany 1972 Sell This Version
PIM-SQ 6010/11 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, Quad, RE) PDU PIM-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
VD2503 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, Promo, RE) 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
VD2503 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE) Virgin VD2503 UK 1976 Sell This Version
2676 711 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE) Virgin 2676 711 France 1976 Sell This Version
28 987 XBU Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE) Virgin 28 987 XBU Germany 1976 Sell This Version
VMD-2221 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE) Virgin VMD-2221 Canada 1976 Sell This Version
940 108/109 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin 940 108/109 France 1976 Sell This Version
VD2503 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE, Gat) Virgin VD2503 UK 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) 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
28.985 / 28.986 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album) Virgin 28.985 / 28.986 Spain 1978 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, 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) 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
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-7048/9 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xCD, Album, RE, RM) Arcàngelo ARC-7048/9 Japan 2005 Sell This Version
ARC-8007/8 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xCD, Album, RE, Pap) Arcàngelo ARC-8007/8 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
DUPG-080 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE, Blu + CD, Album, RE, RM + CD + Bo) Disk Union DUPG-080 Japan 2011 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
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) Belle Antique BELLE 121943-4 Japan 2012 Sell This Version
L-45583/4 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album) Interfusion L-45583/4 New Zealand Unknown Sell This Version
L 45747/8 Tangerine Dream Zeit(2xLP, Album, RE) Virgin L 45747/8 Australia 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
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
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
28.985 Tangerine Dream Zeit.(2xLP, Album) Virgin 28.985 Spain Unknown Sell This Version

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rhorhorho

rhorhorho

August 26, 2016
referencing Zeit, CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, CMRCD490
My copy has Matrix / Runout: 5051 591 490-2 02 + 52313394 (plus four Universal logos), Mastering SID Code: IFPI LV27, Mould SID Code: IFPI 0126, and has MADE IN GERMANY BY EDC A on the inner ring.
domcat53

domcat53

May 5, 2016
referencing Zeit, 2xLP, Album, RE, Gat, 940 108/109
Because it was mastered with the music running backwards, this french release is an error, and yet it's a MUST for any curious lover of "Zeit" !
Because of the mostly non-rhythmical character of this music, this erroneous version of "Zeit" flows as smoothly as the normal releases, the dark and menacing atmosphere is intact, and the fascination too.
A friend of mine bought it in 1977, and he hadn't realized the music was running backwards !
I personally consider this release as sides 5 to 8 of "Zeit"... or at least a version of "Zeit" in a parallel universe...

bullfinchart

bullfinchart

December 10, 2014
referencing Zeit, CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, EREACD 21017
It's hard to imagine how Zeit would have sounded on release in 1972. Even the side-long, structure-and-rhythm-free title track from the previous year's Alpha Centauri does little to prepare you for the intensity of Zeit's starkness. From the menacing cello opening of Birth Of Liquid Plejades, to the gurgling primordial swamp of Nebulous Dawn, the lonely guitars of Origin of Supernatural Probabilities, through to the subtle, brooding Zeit, things barely let up or get any easier to listen to.

Popul Vuh's Florian Fricke famously provides Moog synthesiser on the first track, but otherwise the instrumentation is surprisingly similar to previous efforts. The flute has disappeared, but elsewhere the album is largely based around guitar, organ, cymbals and the VCS3 synth. It is the tremendous subtlety with which these instruments are played and treated that makes the album so startling. Froese's glissando guitar is sometimes so smooth it could almost be a theremin; the organ is used more to lull the listener into stillness with soft, droning chords than attack them with atonal blasts.

At times, recognisable chord sequences come through, and many of the sounds place the record undeniably in the early 1970s, but for the most part the album really is startlingly avant-garde and ahead of its time, particularly given that TD were working in the narrow area of (or at least on the fringes of) 'pop music'. Zeit is a brilliant example of a group of musicians using limitations as a source of creativity: a small number of mostly conventional instruments employed to create a masterpiece of haunting space music that puts most contemporary dark ambient to shame. Intense, harrowing, and an album you'll probably only play occasionally, yet utterly brilliant, and the highlight of the band's pink years.
timmy1

timmy1

August 9, 2011
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Zeit, CD, Album, RE, RM + CD, EREACD 21017

One of the first releases that truly evokes the vast atmospheres of outer space.Mysterious soundscapes for cosmic voyages.Light years ahead of anything TD create today.
One can discern the influence of Ligeti's "Konzert fur Violoncello und Orchester" on the track "Birth Of Liquid Plejades".The name of this piece is clearly inspired by Dali.Would make a great soundtrack for one of his artworks from the 1930/40's.
The inclusion of the The Klangwald Performance further shows how inspired TD were in their early days.
krabapple

krabapple

May 29, 2011
referencing Zeit, 2xCD, Album, RE, 88561-8070-2
The track durations printed in the CD booklet are incorrect. This Discogs page now shows the actual track times.
Jarren

Jarren

May 4, 2011
edited over 6 years ago
referencing Zeit, CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, CMRCD490
Zeit is an album of relaxation. It's an ambient album.

You relax, put this album on and let your mind flow.

You concentrate. But that is not through choice. It is through curiosity.

The music entices! It's so slow you can't hear a thing change. What a

relief!

This is pure Ambient. Dark Ambient.

Yes, this is not happy music.

Helicopters swirl, while we drop into the swamp...

..it's in the Crab Nebula.

Uncertainty. Threat. Fear.

Unsanity.

A voice cries out. We lie in limbo.

A drone dominates. My mind stretches...
Soundscan

Soundscan

October 1, 2008
referencing Zeit, CD, Album, RE, RM, RP, CMRCD490
Oh man, what a record! Tangerine Dream's "Zeit" is one of that records of which you are happy to have it in your collection, but you aren't able to listen to it very often. "Zeit" is german for time, and time stands almost still during this four tracks, that are all almost 20 minutes long.
"Birth Of Liquid Plejades" starts with very intense cello drones that are morphing into synth pulses and voice-like sounds, to finally come back to the cello drones.
"Nebulous Dawn" makes you feel like you are stranded on a strange alien planet, it's one of the darkest Tangerine Dream tracks I know so far, and definitly one of my favorites!
"Origin Of Supernatural Probabilities" starts with a more quieter atmosphere but goes on to a middle part of impressive wobbling synths that almost seem to talk to you.
"Zeit" is a very brooding track too, we have voice-like sounds again, and that strange and faszinating atmosphere of the whole record.
To come to an conclusion: "Zeit" is definitly a record for the advanced listener. It's very very spacey, dark and slow moving. It's challenging and you will not be able to listen to it everyday. But that's definitly a sign of quality. The record doesn't try to chum up with you.
As for all the other 70s records of Tangerine Dream, this one is hard to beat in terms of atmosphere!