Tangerine DreamRicochet

Label:Virgin – TAND 7, Virgin – 7243 8 40064 2 6, Virgin – 7243 8 40064 26
Series:Tangerine Dream Definitive Edition – TAND 7
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered, Stereo
Style:Ambient, Berlin-School


1Ricochet Part One16:59
2Ricochet Part Two21:05

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Recorded live Autumn 1975 in France and Britain.
High definition digital remastering at Chop 'Em Out, London.

Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd.
Printed on rear artwork: ℗ 1975 Virgin Records Ltd. © 1995 Virgin Records Ltd.
Printed on CD: ℗ 1974 Virgin Records Ltd. © 1995 Virgin Records Ltd.
Catalogue numbers (on CD): TAND 7 , 7243 8 40064 2 6
Catalogue numbers (on spine/in booklet): TAND 7 , 7243 8 40064 26
Catalogue numbers (on rear): UK: TAND 7 , 7243 8 40064 26
Made In Holland. Printed In Holland

Issued in a standard jewel case with eight page foldout booklet.
This pressing was likely manufactured between 2004 to 2008.
Artist name appears on the spine as 'Tangerine Dream Live' and 'Tangerine Dream' in all other places. On previous releases, Ricochet Part Two started with a very soft clapping of two hands right at the beginning of the piano part to give the measure for the music. This clapping has been deleted from the Definitive Edition CD.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 7 24384 00642 6
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Price Code (F): PM 527
  • Matrix / Runout: 840064 2 @ 1 010306
  • Mastering SID Code: none
  • Mould SID Code: IFPI AAHC7

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Title (Format)LabelCat#CountryYear
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Ricochet (LP, Album, Stereo)Virgin, VirginV 2044, V2044UK1975
Ricochet (LP, Album, Stereo)Virgin940 517France1975
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Ricochet (LP, Album)VirginV 2044Canada1975
Ricochet (LP, Album)VirginVIL 12044Italy1975
Ricochet (LP, Album, Tan labels)Virgin, VirginV 2044, V2044UK1975



  • Filas's avatar
    Got a different edition with runout arvato 56054422/00724384006426 22, interesting.
    • bullfinchart's avatar
      Tangerine Dream's first official live album, Ricochet, is very much an album of two sides, each developing their recently pioneered Berlin-School sound into new directions. The first is heavy on electric guitar and percussion, for the first time since their albums on Ohr at the start of the decade, although the direction here is more focused and, combined with layers of synth and mellotron, is more in line with progressive rock than their earlier krautrock leanings.

      The second side is particularly intriguing. Starting with their most straight-forward music yet, a beautiful solo piano piece, it quickly launches into the sequencer section - and then never lets up. Ricochet Part Two is one of the most intense pieces of music TD have ever recorded, and to see it live must have been incredible! As the piece gradually morphs and changes over the course of twenty minutes, the true skill of the band as programmers shines through, and it's a real shame they never managed to do anything on this scale again. On the other hand, it could be seen as them pushing the sequence-based sound as far as it could possibly go, so they moved onto newer things.

      Neither of the sides features the atmospheric, spacey sound the group were previously known for at this point, and that in itself marks the album out as an important step in their continual evolution. Context aside, Ricochet stands up as an excellent album and a necessary listen for anyone interested in pre-dance electronic music.


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