Tangerine Dream's first releases were on the label. Tangram however was all hit. Somehow they made their way to John Peel, who played all three tracks on his radio show as one long piece, and luckily recordings of that are still available. Tangerine Dream have probably released more official and unofficial albums that almost any other band, which when you include their sanctioned bootleg releases must run into the hundreds, and yet even they have mythical albums which have never seen the light of day, and 'Oedipus Tyrannus' is one of those. Tangram is one of my favorites.
When I first heard about it I Googled it and found it quite easily, but after playing it and doing further research I found that it was actually a live album recorded in Chichester in 1974, supposedly featuring live versions of some of the tracks, but I wasn't convinced that it was what I was looking for. Year of Release: 1972 Appears in: Rank in 1972: Rank Score: 961 Rank in 1970s Overall Rank: Average Rating: Comments: 3. So in that sense, it seems to mark a turning point, and I could see how fans who greatly prefer their earlier material could find less to love on Ricochet. Given the fact that the band's live albums often consist of original music not available on any studio album, the distinction between studio and live albums is less useful with Tangerine Dream than with most bands. Year of Release: 1974 Appears in: Rank in 1974: Rank Score: 2,262 Rank in 1970s Overall Rank: Average Rating: Comments: 2. Can't wait to get the box set.
All the while going a bit back to the roots, becoming more electronic and experimental, more Berlin School again, but still looking forward and producing in a modern style. The switch to the label with their blue logo was the start of the Blue Years beginning with in 1984. The intricate detail in creating immersive musical worlds is mindblowing, making this one of the best electronic albums of all time. The Quantum Years Shortly before Edgar Froese died in 2015, he started to draft the concept for another phase in the life of Tangerine Dream: The Quantum Years. Your feedback for Tangerine Dream Let us know what you think of this artist by adding a comment or assigning a rating below! This listing only shows those albums by this artist that appear in at least one chart on this site. I guess this is one of the albums where every fan has his different favorites. Each peace features a wide range of moods and sounds, from frantic complex patterns to peaceful arias.
He has been writing songs since 1991 and contributed music for computer demos and commercial games throughout the 1990s. Anonymous Funny to read this blog now, as none of the rumours up to this point were quite accurate!. Mojave Plan is a great track. You might have guessed already that I do like it. Johannes Schmoelling had been in the group for a while at this point and his influence is felt in gorgeous melodies and rhythms that have you ricocheting off your seat and between your headphone cups. If an album is 'missing' that you think deserves to be here, you can include it in your own chart from the page! In 1974, the band switched to with the release of , thus the Virgin Years.
The Five Atomic Seasons series was commissioned by a Japanese businessman who survived the atomic bombings of both Nagasaki and Hiroshima. This was really the truly last live recording from the group. It's generally agreed that the album consists of three tracks - Overture, Zeus and Baroque, and the first one was surprisingly easy to find as it was actually included on the Virgin Records sampler 'V' in 1975! Year of Release: 1976 Appears in: Rank in 1976: Rank Score: 401 Rank in 1970s Overall Rank: Average Rating: Comments: 6. Your rating: or to assign a rating to this band. The Bootleg Box sets, the Bootmoon series and the Vault series are live concerts sourced from recordings; many were first released as part of the project. The Dream bound them in interlocking patterns, mellotron chords and synthesizer textures. Page 1 of 9 This may not be a complete discography for Tangerine Dream.
Another two-sided excursion that moves from the quietest solo piano spot to thundering sequencers from the heavens. Quite a bit of 'Act 3' got incorporated into Rubycon about 6 months later, then more bits got put into 'Desert Dream' on the Encore album. The Dante Trilogy is a musical interpretation of Dante's. The 'Zeus' and 'Baroque' excerpts only became known cos the band gave John Peel copies of them, and he played them on air. With just Froese and Paul Haslinger, they create dense, rhythmically charged excursions that stand up to some of their best works and hold up better than albums like Le Parc.
The extreme case is Live Miles, of which less than a third had been performed live at the time of its release. Originally a two sided work, is a multi-movement opus sometimes sabotaged by episodic writing, but still with some haunting themes amidst the pounding sequencers and more melodic invention than most prior Dream albums. There seems to be more exploratory fun and a more personal sound as they drop in surreal free falls in the midst of their dramatic compositions. In late 2005 the label was renamed Eastgate, giving rise to the Eastgate Years. Subsequent live albums would be more pre-programmed performances. This last spot could also be given to Rubycon, Pergamon, Turn of the Tides or Canyon Dreams.
It's almost as if you can feel the cold when listening to it. Froese always was a philospher, using his music to convey ideas and emotions. Apparently, it was so cold that not only did their equipment go out of tune, but they had to take turns to warm their fingers to be able to play. I remember reading about that concert just a few weeks before the album came out in '84. Great timing, as we've just received pictures of the planet Ultima Thule from the New Horizons spacecraft. More investigation was needed, and I finally found someone who seemed to know what they were talking about, who confirmed that parts of an album had been recorded as suspected, and that some of the tracks were accessible in various locations, so you had to piece it together yourself.
Their atmospheric ambient soundscapes open up vistas of the mind transcending time. Rumours have abounded for years on the net about an album supposedly recorded some time in 1974 but never released, but no-one could seem to agree on the track listing or what the music sounded like. The dark, mysterious and quite melancholy atmosphere speaks endlessly to me. Year of Release: 1975 Appears in: Rank in 1975: Rank Score: 547 Rank in 1970s Overall Rank: Average Rating: Comments: 5. Year of Release: 1982 Appears in: Rank in 1982: Rank Score: 53 Rank in 1980s Overall Rank: Average Rating: Comments: Overall band rank: Total albums: 89.
But it also showed that often the prophet is not accepted in his hometown: In their native Germany it only sold 6,000. Stratosfear is easily the best guitar-focused Tangerine Dream album ever. Year of Release: 1975 Appears in: Rank in 1975: Rank Score: 739 Rank in 1970s Overall Rank: Average Rating: Comments: 4. I love the East Berlin show from 1980. The Melrose Years started when Tangerine Dream switched to label, located on in ; the first release was 1988. I remember reading about that concert just a few weeks before the album came out in '84. A switch to the Miramar label in gave the name Seattle Years with the release of 1992.