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 Posted:   Jul 9, 2013 - 2:00 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

So, are there any of us TD fans here that can say they've kept up with all of the releases?

To start off with, I made a real effort to get everything I could find back in the late 70's. But when their CD's started to appear, I cut myself off from the vinyls and concentrated on those instead. I even tried to keep up with the soundtracks--in many cases for movies that I'd never even seen--LOL!

Then the Miramar era ended and they began issuing albums on TDI. That's when the seemingly-endless remix albums started coming out and when I started tapering off on buying. Up until then I was still able to make time to actually listen to them all, but then I started to think that Edgar and Jerome became too obsessed with remixing the past and not paying enough attention to making brand-new material. I know there is new material out there, but I just found it too confusing and time-consuming to weed it out. Voices In The Net is a tremendous help, but it took more cash than I have. So I pretty much stopped with the "Tang-Go" compilation and "Mota Atma".

Chime in with your experiences in collecting their albums. All are welcome.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2013 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

(From the other side before I realized my goof):

Dang it! - based on the title I was hoping this thread was going to be in some way related to a new release of TD's work for "THE KEEP"!
Thanks for the post all the same though.
John.



Heh. At this point I fear the only way we will ever see it is if some guy breaks into Eastgate, knocks Froese unconscious and carries away the tapes.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 9, 2013 - 2:44 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

I've kept up with most...but not all...of their releases.

The parade of concert albums haven't always been my cup of tea and I've passed on a lot of those. Samples of some of the newest albums,STARMUS - SONIC UNIVERSE and the Cruise To Destiny convinced me to hold off on those.

But, albums like Machu Picchu, Finnegans Wake, Mona Da Vinci, Island Of The Fay - these I've picked up and really enjoyed and have gotten lots of replay.

Even Dream Mixes 4 & 5 for me are solid listens, much better than the earlier "mixes" albums

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2013 - 12:29 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I still buy a TD album from time to time, they are still my favorite band, but I'm NOT a completist, LOL!

Here are my TD stuff:

CD:

TANGERINE DREAM/RATIKON CDR 1982
TANGERINE DREAM/HYPERBOREA 1983
TANGERINE DREAM/KYOTO CDR 1983/2005
TANGERINE DREAM/POLAND: THE WARSAW CONCERT 2CD 1984
TANGERINE DREAM/PARISIAN DREAMS CDR 1986
TANGERINE DREAM/UNDERWATER SUNLIGHT 1986
TANGERINE DREAM/TYGER 1987
TANGERINE DREAM/LIVEMILES 1988
TANGERINE DREAM/ARDEM 1988
TANGERINE DREAM/BLUE DAWN 1988/2006
TANGERINE DREAM/LILY ON THE BEACH 1989
TANGERINE DREAM/EAST 1990/2004
TANGERINE DREAM/ROCKOON 1992
TANGERINE DREAM/THE PRIVATE MUSIC OF 1992
TANGERINE DREAM/220 VOLT - LIVE 1993
TANGERINE DREAM/ANTARKTIS 1993
TANGERINE DREAM/20TH CENTURY SERENADES 1993
TANGERINE DREAM/MYSTERY TRACKS 1993
TANGERINE DREAM/TURN OF THE TIDES 1994
TANGERINE DREAM/MYSTERY TRACKS VOL. 2 1994
TANGERINE DREAM/TYRANNY OF BEAUTY 1995
TANGERINE DREAM/THE DREAM MIXES 1995
TANGERINE DREAM/GOBLINS CLUB 1996
TANGERINE DREAM/TOURNADO 1997
TANGERINE DREAM/DREAM MIXES VOL. 2 - TIMESQUARE 1998
TANGERINE DREAM/THE HOLLYWOOD YEARS VOL. 1 1998
TANGERINE DREAM/TRAUMZEIT 2CD 1999
TANGERINE DREAM/MARS POLARIS 1999
TANGERINE DREAM/PLAYS TANGERINE DREAM CDR 2006
TANGERINE DREAM/MADCAP'S FLAMING PROMO 2007
TANGERINE DREAM/SPRINGTIME IN NAGASAKI CDR 2007
TANGERINE DREAM/SUMMER IN NAGASAKI CDR 2007
TANGERINE DREAM/THE ELECTRONIC JOURNEY 10CD 2010
TANGERINE DREAM/RARITIES VOL. 1 CDR ----
TANGERINE DREAM/RARITIES VOL. 2 CDR ----
TANGERINE DREAM/EDGAR ALLAN POE'S THE ISLAND OF THE FAY 2011

LP:

TANGERINE DREAM/FORCE MAJEURE 1979
TANGERINE DREAM/EXIT 1981
TANGERINE DREAM/WHITE EAGLE 1982
TANGERINE DREAM/LOGOS LIVE 1982

DVD:

TANGERINE DREAM/LIVE AT THE TEMPODROME BERLIN 2006
TANGERINE DREAM/DANTE'S INFERNO 2002/2006
TANGERINE DREAM/MADCAP'S FLAMING DUTY DVD+CD 2007
TANGERINE DREAM/ORANGE ODYSSEY – LIVE 2007

VHS:

TANGERINE DREAM/THREE PHASE 1993
TANGERINE DREAM/THE VIDEO DREAM MIXES 1996

TAPE COPIES (!):

TANGERINE DREAM/TANGRAM 1980
TANGERINE DREAM/LE PARC 1985
TANGERINE DREAM/OPTICAL RACE 1988
TANGERINE DREAM/THE BEST OF 1989
TANGERINE DREAM/MELROSE 1990
TANGERINE DREAM/IN DEN GARTEN PHARAOHS - BICYCLE RACE (BOOTLEG) 1990

SOUNDTRACK CDS:

CATCH ME IF YOU CAN
DEADLY CARE CDR
FIRESTARTER
GREAT WALL OF CHINA
THE MAN INSIDE
LEGEND 20TH ANNIVERSARY CDR
MIRACLE MILE
NEAR DARK (LTD)
OASIS
THE PARK IS MINE
RAINBOW DRIVE CDR
RISKY BUSINESS
SHY PEOPLE
THE SWITCH CDR
THREE O'CLOCK HIGH
WAVELENGTH
ZONING CDR

SOUNDTRACK LPS:

FLASHPOINT
THIEF

SOUNDTRACK TAPE COPIES:

CANYON DREAMS
DEAD SOLID PERFECT
DESTINATION BERLIN

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2013 - 1:00 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

I still buy a TD album from time to time, they are still my favorite band, but I'm NOT a completist, LOL!


I give you credit for your tenacity! smile
In fact, my amount is very similar to yours, except mine would be shifted back chronologically to 1970--ending at about the 60 CD mark.

I noticed you had nothing from before 1979. Are those earlier albums not your cup of tea?

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2013 - 1:17 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

Well, the 70-73 stuff is absolutely not my cup of tea. They started to get more interesting in 74, but so far I still haven't bought any of the 70-78 albums. I guess I have a bit more of a commercial taste.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2013 - 1:22 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Well, the 70-73 stuff is absolutely not my cup of tea. They started to get more interesting in 74, but so far I still haven't bought any of the 70-78 albums. I gess I have a bit more of a commercial taste.


Nothing wrong with that at all. I love the old stuff, but many of my faves are from the Schmoelling & Haslinger periods too.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2013 - 3:28 PM   
 By:   MikeP   (Member)

Well, the 70-73 stuff is absolutely not my cup of tea. They started to get more interesting in 74, but so far I still haven't bought any of the 70-78 albums. I gess I have a bit more of a commercial taste.


The early albums, Electronic Meditation, Alpha Centuri etc, aren't for me. But the Virgin era is no doubt a must have... there are 2 very affordable collections Virgin released in the last few years :

http://www.amazon.com/Virgin-Years-1974-1978-Tangerine-Dream/dp/B004D5H2M2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373492865&sr=8-1&keywords=tangerine+dream

And :

http://www.amazon.com/Virgin-Years-1977-Tangerine-Dream/dp/B007DKNEI0/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1373492888&sr=8-5&keywords=tangerine+dream

Plus the Froese solo albums collected:

http://www.amazon.com/Solo-1974-1983-Virgin-Years/dp/B007JU5HSO/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1373492921&sr=1-1&keywords=edgar+froese


For me, these are absolutely essential.

Plus, Poland, Le Parc, Underwater Sunlight ...

Most everything ( umm, not Tyger or Cyclone except for Madrigal Meridian ) up through the end of the Private Music years. I'm one of the few who loved Melrose I guess big grin

 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2013 - 3:42 PM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I love Melrose too!

And I love Tyger too.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 10, 2013 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

The early albums, Electronic Meditation, Alpha Centuri etc, aren't for me. But the Virgin era is no doubt a must have... there are 2 very affordable collections Virgin released in the last few years :
http://www.amazon.com/Virgin-Years-1974-1978-Tangerine-Dream/dp/B004D5H2M2/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1373492865&sr=8-1&keywords=tangerine+dream
And :
http://www.amazon.com/Virgin-Years-1977-Tangerine-Dream/dp/B007DKNEI0/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1373492888&sr=8-5&keywords=tangerine+dream
Plus the Froese solo albums collected:
http://www.amazon.com/Solo-1974-1983-Virgin-Years/dp/B007JU5HSO/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1373492921&sr=1-1&keywords=edgar+froese
For me, these are absolutely essential.
Plus, Poland, Le Parc, Underwater Sunlight ...
Most everything ( umm, not Tyger or Cyclone except for Madrigal Meridian ) up through the end of the Private Music years. I'm one of the few who loved Melrose I guess big grin



I enjoyed the Private Music years tremendously. I remember at the time thinking, "What? A sax?!". But, hey, it worked like gangbusters.

Those Virgin Boxes are excellent value for the money, and I'm a sucker for CD's that gather up rare single edits. They also apparently fix some of the mastering issues that, according to some pedants at the Steve Hoffman Forum, plagued the SBM remasters. I'm not exactly sure what those issues were, but the SBM's sounded pretty dang good to me.

I can even enjoy the vocal albums--in smaller doses, though.

 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   First Breath   (Member)

I can even enjoy the vocal albums--in smaller doses, though.

Yes, in addition to Tyger, Madcap's Flaming Duty is really good. I think I'll buy Under Cover too in the future. Cyclone was quite horrible, though.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 19, 2013 - 10:13 AM   
 By:   Octoberman   (Member)

Yes, in addition to Tyger, Madcap's Flaming Duty is really good. I think I'll buy Under Cover too in the future. Cyclone was quite horrible, though.


I think that having a concept can make all the difference too. "Tyger" illustrates that quite well. It wasn't just a bunch of random tunes with vocals slapped on them. Very artful, that one.

"Cyclone" is a bit of a toughie, I think. "Madrigal Meridian" creates a nice vibe, though I think it could have been twice as listenable at half the length. The electro-violin was a nice change.
But those other 2 tracks... just a little too "Jon Anderson-ish" for comfort. An intriguing misfire, one might say.

 
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