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Tracklist

Bois De Boulogne5:07
Central Park3:37
Gaudi Park5:10
Tiergarten4:28
Zen Garden3:07
Le Parc2:56
Hyde Park3:50
The Cliffs Of Sydney5:20
Yellowstone Park6:10

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Cover of Le Parc, 1985, VinylLe Parc
LP, Album
Relativity – EMC 8043US1985US1985
Recently Edited
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, VinylLe Parc
LP, Album
Jive Electro – HIP 26UK1985UK1985
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, CDLe Parc
CD, Album
Relativity – 88561-8043-2US1985US1985
Recently Edited
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, VinylLe Parc
LP, Album
Jive Electro – 6.26135 APGermany1985Germany1985
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, VinylLe Parc
LP, Album
Jive Electro – 656.070Netherlands1985Netherlands1985
Recently Edited
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, CDLe Parc
CD, Album
Jive Electro – 8.26135 ZPGermany1985Germany1985
Recently Edited
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, VinylLe Parc
LP, Album
ZKP RTVL – LL 1319, Jive Electro – LL 1319Yugoslavia1985Yugoslavia1985
Recently Edited
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, VinylLe Parc
LP, Album
Carrere – 66.309France1985France1985
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, CassetteLe Parc
Cassette, Album
Relativity – EMCT 8043US1985US1985
Recently Edited
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, VinylLe Parc
LP, Album
Jive Electro – JIVELP 40009Greece1985Greece1985
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, VinylLe Parc
LP, Album
Jive Electro – 6.26135, Jive Electro – 6.26135 BLGermany1985Germany1985
Recently Edited
Cover of Le Parc, 1985-10-02, CDLe Parc
CD, Album
CBS/Sony – 32DP 263Japan1985Japan1985
Recently Edited
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, CassetteLe Parc
Cassette, Album
Jive Electro – HIPC 26UK1985UK1985
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, CassetteLe Parc
Cassette, Album, Stereo
ZKP RTVL – KL 1319, Jive – KL 1319Yugoslavia1985Yugoslavia1985
New Submission
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, VinylLe Parc
LP, Album
Jive – JV 6624, Jive Electro – JV 6624Canada1985Canada1985
New Submission
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, CassetteLe Parc
Cassette, Album
Jive Electro – HIC 26Spain1985Spain1985
New Submission
Le Parc
Cassette, Album
Dolby System
Jive Records – TC JIVE 40009Greece1985Greece1985
New Submission
Cover of Le Parc, 1985-09-21, VinylLe Parc
LP, Album
CBS/Sony – 28AP 3070Japan1985Japan1985
New Submission
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, VinylLe Parc
LP, Album
Jive – HIP 26, Sanni Records – HIP 26Spain1985Spain1985
New Submission
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, CDLe Parc
CD, Album
Carrere – 96.309France1985France1985
New Submission
Le Parc
Cassette, Album
Dolby
Jive Electro – JV 4 6624Canada1985Canada1985
New Submission
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, VinylLe Parc
LP, Album
Jive – LA-648, Jive – 207.304, Jive Electro – LA-648
+1 more label...
Mexico1985Mexico1985
New Submission
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, CassetteLe Parc
Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release
Billboard – BB 9891Indonesia1985Indonesia1985
New Submission
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, CassetteLe Parc
Cassette, Album
Carrere – 76.309France1985France1985
Recently Edited
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, CassetteLe Parc
Cassette, Album
Jive Electro – HIPC 26UK1985UK1985
New Submission
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, VinylLe Parc
LP, Album
Relativity – EMC 8043US1985US1985
New Submission
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, VinylLe Parc
LP, Album, Stereo
Jive Electro – HIP 16Germany1985Germany1985
New Submission
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, VinylLe Parc
LP, Advance, Album, Test Pressing
Relativity – EMC 8043US1985US1985
New Submission
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, VinylLe Parc
LP, Album
Jive Electro – 656.070Netherlands1985Netherlands1985
New Submission
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, VinylLe Parc
LP, Album, Test Pressing
Carrere – 66.309France1985France1985
New Submission
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, CassetteLe Parc
Cassette, Album, Promo
Not On Label (Tangerine Dream) – noneUK1985UK1985
New Submission
Cover of Le Parc, 1985, VinylLe Parc
LP, Album, Test Pressing
Jive Electro – C-6.26 135Germany1985Germany1985
Cover of Le Parc, 1987, VinylLe Parc
LP, Album, Reissue
Jive Electro – JV 6624Canada1987Canada1987
Recently Edited
Cover of Le Parc, 1987, CDLe Parc
CD, Album, Reissue
Jive Electro – 8.26135 ZPGermany1987Germany1987
New Submission
Cover of Le Parc, 1988-01-25, CDLe Parc
CD, Album, Reissue
Jive Electro – 32XB-222Japan1988Japan1988
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Cover of Le Parc, 1991, CDLe Parc
CD, Album, Reissue
Jive Electro – WD 75215-2Germany1991Germany1991
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Cover of Le Parc, 1991, CDLe Parc
CD, Album, Reissue
Jive – WD75215, Jive – WD 75215Europe1991Europe1991
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Cover of Le Parc, 1996, CDLe Parc
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Essential – ESM CD 364, Castle Communications – GAS 0000364ESM ACO, Essential – GAS 0000364ESM ACO
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UK & Europe1996UK & Europe1996
Cover of Le Parc, 1996, CDLe Parc
CD, Album, Reissue, Remastered
Sequel Records – SEQUEL 1045-2US1996US1996
Cover of Le Parc, 1996, CDLe Parc
CD, Album, Reissue
Essential – ESM CD 364, Castle Communications – GAS 0000364ESM ACOUK & Europe1996UK & Europe1996
New Submission

Reviews

  • mroutt2's avatar
    mroutt2
    This album lays the groundwork nicely for my personal favorite album Optical Race. That one was my first exposure to TD and as in most cases that one remains a favorite.
    • David_K_Matthews's avatar
      Edited one month ago
      I remember it took me until around 1991 - five years after its initial release - to track down a copy on CD in the UK. It was actually a German import (in the "bargain bin" of London's Tower Records, for a mere three quid!). Looking at the multiple versions listed above, I see that Jive Electro, the UK label that the band was with at the time of the album's original release in 1985, apparently never did issue it on CD in the UK for some reason. That's despite the fact that the surrounding releases - "Green Desert", "Poland", "Underwater Sunlight", "Tyger" and "Live Miles" - *were* issued by them on CD in the UK. Weird!
      • Saih_Pitu's avatar
        Saih_Pitu
        Le Parc backwards spells El Crap, that pretty much says it all. Too many soundtracks had drained them of their creativity, marking the end for me of one of the most innovative bands.
        • Unclejulz's avatar
          Unclejulz
          Have loved this album since 1986 when I first heard it. It’s in top 5 TD albums for me no doubt. I still love it.
          • MB-Daniel's avatar
            MB-Daniel
            RSD states 1200 copies- is it correct m d e
            • Trambert0901's avatar
              Trambert0901
              Superb pressing, a real pleasure to listen ! I recommand it
              • simmo506's avatar
                simmo506
                A CLASSIC album from the pioneers of E/M. Something for everyone and a MUST listen.
                • ryarobin's avatar
                  ryarobin
                  When everyone refers to vapor wave now as some hot commodity. They should check this one out for some retro/futurism.
                  • giullare's avatar
                    giullare
                    excellent remastering 24 bit/96 khz. after the vinyl the BEST edition for me.
                    • bullfinchart's avatar
                      bullfinchart
                      Le Parc is the last album Johannes Schmoelling recorded with Tangerine Dream, having been a driving factor in the band's move from symphonic progressive electronic rock to new age synth-pop. In many ways, it epitomises that change perfectly, consisting of nine short numbers, largely led by catchy melodies. The pieces are so tightly structured as to remove almost all chance for the kind of improvisation that drove the band's music up to this point.

                      That first paragraph is very much a warning: this is a new Tangerine Dream; it also serves to explain why Poland is used as a cut-off point for many fans. Nevertheless, for those who enjoy poppier electronic music (Jean Michel Jarre would be a good comparison for much of this album), Le Parc comes highly recommended. Many of the pieces are written using a verse-chorus structure, such as the fun, bouncy Central Park, and the sentimental ballad Tiergarten. The title track is so catchy it should fall into the category of hit singles that never were. The concept of each piece being inspired by a park around the world fits the warmer, more 'human' feel to the music, as opposed to the more cosmic sounds of even their recent past.

                      In line with the rest of the albums from the Schmoelling era, Le Parc is a varied record, and not everything is a simple pop song. The moody Zen Garden is the probably the band's most truly 'ambient' sounding piece, with a gentle field recording and sparse Eastern sounding instrumentation; Gaudi Park is the most traditional TD sounding piece, reminiscent of 1983's Sphinx Lightning.

                      Like many, I was put off by the sound of Le Parc at first, but over time I've grown to appreciate how well written it is - if these weren't instrumentals, there'd probably be some '80s pop classics on here. As it is, the album has become one of my favourite Tangerine Dream records, and I recommend giving it a chance.