Saturday, 10 March 2012

***New*** TD/ EDGAR FROESE EMI BOXSETS

Tangerine Dream - The Virgin Years (1977-1983)' is the follow up to last years 'Tangerine Dream – The Virgin Years: 1974-1978' Starting with the live album 'Encore' (1977), the album was recorded on their American tour with the line-up of Chris Franke, Peter Baumann and Edgar Froese, followed by the single ‘Monolight’ b/w ‘Hobo March’, available on CD for the first time. 'Force Majeure' (1979) reduced to the duo of Christopher Franke and Edgar Froese, recorded at Hansa Studios in Berlin. The bands fourth biggest selling studio album, 'Force Majeure' reached number 26 in the UK album chart. 'Tangram' (1980) The band were joined by Johannes Schmoelling. The album comprises of two lengthy, 20 minute pieces and became their fifth biggest selling album (charting at number 36 in the UK album chart. 'Exit' (1981) First track 'Kiew Mission' features a female voice chanting in Russian, set with the backdrop of the Cold War era. The voice chants the names of the worlds continents, pleading to end the threat of nuclear war. Exit charted at number 43 in the UK album chart. The album is complemented by two bonus tracks. 'White Eagle' (1982) charted at number 57 in the UK album chart and reached No.57 in the UK. It also had great success in Germany where a remix of the title track became theme music for the German TV Series 'Tatort' 'Logos' (1982) live two part album; 50 minutes taken from the 2 hour concert recorded at London’s Dominion theatre in November 1982. 'Hyperborea' 1983’s completes this seven album collection. Charted at number 45 in the UK. Hyperborea the album title refers to an idyllic land in Ancient Greek, where the sun shone 24 hours a day.

Track List – Disc 1:
01. Cherokee Lane – Live (1995 - Remaster)
02. Monolight – Live (1995 - Remaster)
03. Coldwater Canyon – Live (1995 - Remaster)
04. Desert Dream – Live (1995 - Remaster)
05. Monolight (A-side 1977) (1995 - Remaster)
06. Hobo March (B-side 1977) (1995 - Remaster)

Track List – Disc 2:
01. Force Majeure (1995 - Remaster)
02. Cloudburst Flight (1995 - Remaster)
03. Thru Metamorphic Rocks (1995 - Remaster)
04. Tangram (Set 1) (1995 - Remaster)

Track List – Disc 3:
01. Tangram (Set 2) (1995 - Remaster)
02. Kiew Mission (1995 - Remaster)
03. Pilots of Purple Twighlight (1995 - Remaster)
04. Choronzon (1995 - Remaster)
05. Exit (1995 - Remaster)
06. Network 23 (1995 - Remaster)
07. Remote Viewing (1995 - Remaster)
08. Beach Scene (A-side 1981) (1995 - Remaster)
09. Burning Bar (B-side 1981) (1995 - Remaster)

Track List – Disc 4:
01. Mojave Plan (1995 - Remaster)
02. Midnight in Tula (1995 - Remaster)
03. Convention of the 24 (1995 - Remaster)
04. White Eagle (1995 - Remaster)
05. Logos (Part I) (1995 - Remaster)

Track List – Disc 5:
01. Logos (Part II) (1995 - Remaster)
02. Dominion (Live) (1995 - Remaster)
03. No Man's Land (1995 - Remaster)
04. Hyperborea (1995 - Remaster)
05. Cinnamon Road (1995 - Remaster)
06. Sphinx Lightning (1995 - Remaster)
Edgar Froese - 'Solo: The Virgin Years 1974-1983' is a complete collection of this important and influential artist’s solo recordings for Virgin Records. Comprising of five complete albums, plus a number of bonus tracks available on CD for the first time. If you are yawning and thinking 'not another compilation' yawn not – these are 2012 REMASTERS! The highly prolific TANGERINE DREAM, led by Edgar Froese for over 40 years, signed to Virgin Records in 1974, with Froese developing a concurrent solo career. Debut solo album 'Aqua' (1974) recorded in Berlin appears here augmented with the alternative version of ‘NGC 891’ from his 1981 compilation album 'Solo 1974-1979'. 'Epsilon In Malaysian Pale' (1975) also includes the alternative version of the title track. 'Ages' (1978) recorded in Autumn 1977 at Amber Studios in Berlin. The album is complemented with two bonus tracks including the remix versions of ‘Pizarro And Atahuallpa’ and ‘Tropic Of Capricorn’ available on CD for the first time. 'Stuntman' Froese's fifth studio album was issued in 1979. This four disc release is completed with 'Pinnacles' opus, recorded in 1983.

Track List – Disc 1:
01. Aqua (2012 - Remaster)
02. Panorphelia (2012 - Remaster)
03. NGC 891 (2012 - Remaster)
04. Upland (2012 - Remaster)
05. NGC 891 (From Solo 1974-1979) (2012 - Remaster)
06. Epsilon in Malaysian Pale (2012 - Remaster)

Track List – Disc 2:
01. Maroubra Bay (2012 - Remaster)
02. Epsilon in Malaysian Pale (From Solo 1974-1979) (2012 - Remaster)
03. Metropolis (Inspired By Fritz Lang's Movie) (2012 - Remaster)
04. Era of the Slaves (2012 - Remaster)
05. Tropic of Capricorn (2012 - Remaster)

Track List – Disc 3:
01. Nights of Automatic Women (2012 - Remaster)
02. Icarus (2012 - Remaster)
03. Children's Deeper Study (2012 - Remaster)
04. Ode to Granny A (2012 - Remaster)
05. Pizarro and Atahuallpa (2012 - Remaster)
06. Golgatha and the Circle Closes (2012 - Remaster)
07. Pizarro and Atahuallpa (Remixed) (From Solo 1974-1979) (2012 - Remaster)
08. Tropic of Capricorn (From Solo 1974-1979) (2012 - Remaster)
09. Stuntman (2012 – Remaster)
10. It Would Be Like Samoa (2012 - Remaster)
11. Detroit Snackbar Dreamer (2012 - Remaster)

Track List – Disc 4:
01. Drunken Mozart in the Desert (2012 - Remaster)
02. A Dali-esque Sleep Fuse (2012 - Remaster)
03. Scarlet Score for Mascalero (2012 - Remaster)
04. Specific Gravity of Smile (2012 - Remaster)
05. The Light Cone (2012 - Remaster)
06. Walkabout (2012 - Remaster)
07. Pinnacles (2012 - Remaster).
NB: both are available from the following:
COMPACT DISC SERVICES, Dundee (email them for full details)
SENDIT.COM (TD: 9.99 EDGAR FROESE: £10.99)
PLAY.COM (£11.99 each)
AMAZON.CO.UK (£14.09 each) 
HMV have the TD set for £12.99, whilst the Froese boxset is £11.99 
GROOVES-Inc (EDGAR FROESE: £15.01)
ARGOS (TD: £11.99, EDGAR FROESE: £12.99)
ROUGH TRADE (EDGAR FROESE: £17.99)
WOW HD (£20.49 each)

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