Tangerine Dream

Founded by the late Edgar Froese, Tangerine Dream is perhaps the premier exponent of "electronic rock" music of the "Berlin School". From their "free-rock" beginnings in the nascent "krautrock" scene to the eventual synthesizer-based trio which signed to Virgin, this German group can take significant credit in introducing synthesizer- and sequencer-based electronic music to most of the Western rock world. At the height of their success - during the mid to late 1970s - the Dream's spacey, pulsing music earned them a tenacious cult following. By the late Seventies, however, line-ups, and more importantly, the formula changed, tilting towards more conventional "rock" music. By the early 1980s, TD was primarily releasing influential soundtrack work, before settling into New Age content by mid-decade.

Formed in Berlin in 1967, the initial line up (on their first release Electronic Meditation) included Edgar Froese, Conrad Schnitzler (cello) and Klaus Schulze (drums). Their compositions, or rather experimental improvisations, had roots in the psychedelia of London albeit with the "krautrock" twist. Electronic Meditation is perhaps a misnomer; traditional instrumentation of organ, drums, guitar, cello, flute were hardly electronic and "freak out jamming" is the more appropriate adjective, reflecting the confluence of Twentieth Century avant-garde music. Both Schnitzler and Schulze would depart after this album, with the latter forming Ash Ra Tempel and going on to become the other major proponent of the "Berlin School". Second album, Alpha Centauri, saw the addition of long-standing member Christopher Franke replacing Schulze, while Peter Baumann would come aboard for Zeit. Although unissued until the mid-1980s, Green Desert was recorded in 1973. The core of Froese, Franke and Baumann would sign to Virgin Records in 1973, and the subsequent release Phaedra would cement their style for years to come. Understated, droning keyboard and guitar melodies intertwined with ambient washes of reverberating electronic textures, utilizing synthesizers and sequencers, was typical of the TD sound. Compositions were long, melodic, pulsing pieces. Michael Hoenig temporarily replaced Baumann for an Australian tour in 1975. One highlight of the Virgin period was Sorcerer, a soundtrack to the film of the same name. After Baumann's departure in 1978, TD experimented with the formula on Cyclone, which saw the addition of Steve Jolliffe, adding vocals and woodwinds and Klaus Krüger on drums. Force Majeure was the classic of this period. Johannes Schmölling would join for Tangram. This line-up remained stable until the mid-1980s, as the group shifted toward more rhythmic textures. The increased emphasis on sequencers and rhythm in the first half of the 1980s divided fans, as did subsequent releases which veered heavily into relatively accessible, uplifting melodies.

After a brief stint with Jive Records from 1984 to 1988, TD signed to Baumann's Private Music label and then the equally New Agey Miramar, fully embracing digital textures and seeking to distance the group from its moody, psychedelic past. Paul Haslinger replaced Schmölling in 1985, and was in turn replaced by Froese's son Jerome Froese in 1990. Franke left in 1987 over creative differences with Froese. After a mid-1990s move to Edgar Froese's own TDI Music label (later renamed Eastgate), TD's reputation as a New Age band became less appropriate—father and son experimented with more modern sounds and revisited elements of past glories—but the group's artistic direction remained fairly entrenched in melodic pop-rock territory, with an increased use of acoustic instruments, particularly on stage. With Edgar Froese's death in 2015, the band continues, but with none of its original members.


EOP-80618 Tangerine Dream - Electronic Meditation обложка альбома Tangerine Dream Electronic Meditation (Album) Ohr, Ohr EOP-80618 Japan 1970 Продать эту версию
EOP-80479 Tangerine Dream - Alpha Centauri обложка альбома Tangerine Dream Alpha Centauri (Album, Single) Ohr, Ohr EOP-80479 Japan 1971 Продать эту версию
OMM 2/56021, OMM 2/56.021 Tangerine Dream - Zeit обложка альбома Tangerine Dream Zeit (Album) Ohr, Ohr OMM 2/56021, OMM 2/56.021 Germany 1972 Продать эту версию
2383 297 Tangerine Dream - Atem обложка альбома Tangerine Dream Atem (Album) Ohr, Ohr 2383 297 New Zealand 1973 Продать эту версию
8XV 2010 Tangerine Dream - Phaedra обложка альбома Tangerine Dream Phaedra (Album) Virgin 8XV 2010 UK 1974 Продать эту версию
RK 031 Tangerine Dream - Ricochet обложка альбома Tangerine Dream Ricochet (Album) Virgin, Virgin RK 031 Taiwan 1975 Продать эту версию
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TCVD 2506 Tangerine Dream - Encore обложка альбома Tangerine Dream Encore (Album) Virgin, Virgin TCVD 2506 UK 1977 Продать эту версию
4.414 012 Tangerine Dream - Sorcerer (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) обложка альбома Tangerine Dream Sorcerer (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) MCA Records 4.414 012 France 1977 Продать эту версию
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V 2198 Tangerine Dream - Thief обложка альбома Tangerine Dream Thief (Album) Virgin V 2198 Taiwan 1981 Продать эту версию
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70 100 Tangerine Dream - Logos Live обложка альбома Tangerine Dream Logos Live (Album) Virgin 70 100 France 1982 Продать эту версию
V2226 Tangerine Dream - White Eagle обложка альбома Tangerine Dream White Eagle (Album) Virgin V2226 Finland 1982 Продать эту версию
STV 81207, STV 81207. Tangerine Dream - Wavelength (Original Soundtrack) обложка альбома Tangerine Dream Wavelength (Original Soundtrack) (Album) Varèse Sarabande, Varèse Sarabande STV 81207, STV 81207. US 1983 Продать эту версию
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MCFC 3233 Tangerine Dream - Firestarter (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) обложка альбома Tangerine Dream Firestarter (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) MCA Records MCFC 3233 UK 1984 Продать эту версию
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HMI MC 29 Tangerine Dream - Flashpoint (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) обложка альбома Tangerine Dream Flashpoint (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) EMI America, EMI America, EMI America HMI MC 29 Netherlands 1984 Продать эту версию
207 212, 207 212-620 Tangerine Dream - Heartbreakers (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) обложка альбома Tangerine Dream Heartbreakers (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Album) Virgin, Virgin 207 212, 207 212-620 Germany 1985 Продать эту версию

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30 декабря 2020 г.
A shoestring Tangerine Dream, recording a 97-minute track titled “Last Man On Earth” and experimenting with computerized systems for random lyric generation. Even after shifting towards short songs and tunefulness, their first two albums for Virgin – Reproduction and Travelogue – had a geeky science-fiction-fan air that promised “cult group” status at best.


27 декабря 2020 г.
Still the best electronic music band going, never bettered. The Quantum Years are a real return to form, with the band finally selling out venues and their albums receiving the critical success they deserve.


1 ноября 2020 г.
For Tangerine Dream, only the first three eras are worth bothering about:
'The Pink Years' 1970 - 1973
'The Virgin Years' 1974 - 1984
'The Blue Years' 1984 - 1988

After that it's just bland Muzak.

Yes the post Edgar TD is brilliant in terms of sound but it's not TD. I could write an amazing novel better than anything by Charles Dickens but I would be crazy to publish it under name of Charles Dickens if I am in fact not Charles Dickens...


22 октября 2020 г.
отредактировано 3 months ago
Todays Tangerine Dream exists simply to milk a decades long musical legacy in the electronic music biome.
It disgusts me to no end as to why the TD name is even out here making records when the essence of its members are deceased or no longer a functional part of the nucleus. Its like having ice cream without the cream. Really what is the point? Their catalog is vast and brims with genius so let the name live on in legacy or have the common decency to rename the band please, but what ever today's TD is it will NEVER again be Tangerine Dream!


11 мая 2020 г.
The band names read like they were on the same ship as Hawkwind, an ever revolving door. Thought they had lost it when Peter Baumann left, but they certainly evolved well. The current line-up Hoshiko Yamane, Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss is the most TD of them all since 76.


24 ноября 2019 г.
отредактировано about 1 year ago
The music made by the line-up Hoshiko Yamane, Thorsten Quaeschning and Ulrich Schnauss belongs to the best ever released under the name Tangerine Dream.


2 марта 2019 г.
to review this electro/pysch/abient/new age german based group is hard, i'll start with my fav TD album (at the moment) i'll say Phaedra. not that im comparing them to any other album, cause they all carry a different mood.

lets just say if you have never heard of them. they are IT, the beginning, who have opened the doors to other pioneers such as Jean-Michel Jarre & Vangelis.

this coming from a person who wasnt even around in the 70's.

enjoy TD


14 апреля 2018 г.
For anyone that has watched the Revolution of Sound documentary about Froese / TD...you were no doubt excited by the master tapes being found of the unreleased collaborative album between TD and Timothy Leary!

Any chance this music will ever see the light of day? Is there any word it could ever be released? I feel like (hold out hope at least!) they wouldn’t have shown that in the film if there weren’t plans for releasing it somehow in the future.

Can you imagine the excitement behind unreleased TD albums from that era?!


20 апреля 2017 г.
to me Cyclone is a masterpiece and my fave TD album, yet it gets very little credit from most fans who seem to prefer the much less melodic releases , just goes to show you cant rely on other peoples opinions on whats a good album and what isnt, if i was to listen to other peoples reviews and thoughts on Cyclone i would never have purchased this amazing album


28 марта 2016 г.
Well the best band ever. Particulary like them most between 1973-1988 but some good music was created before 1973 and after that as well. Phaedra, richochet, Encorer, sorcerer, Force majeure, exit, white eagle, logos, firestarter, wavelength, flaspoint, poland, le Parc, underwater sunlight, near dark and the park is mine are especially appreciated by me. Johannes Schmölling and Cristopher Franke added something special to the band that Edgar Froese couldn't do by himself.

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