Thursday, 13 July 2017

NEW release date for EDGAR FROESE'S Autobiography


UPDATE:  Release date: SEPT 29th 2017:

'TANGERINE DREAM FORCE MAJEURE - THE AUTOBIOGRAPHY' written and complied by EDGAR FROESE. With add-ons by Bianca Froese-Acquaye

The hardback book - available in German and English editions - runs to 600+ large format pages c/w many unreleased photos. Pre-order it now over at the Eastgate music store, priced € 49.90

Due to the latest delay with the book, if you pre-ordered the book you will receive a bonus postcard and bookmark.  If you were one of the first 500 orders then you will receive an additional full-length album title 'LIGHT FLUX'.  That album and an EP of the same name with excerpts from the album will be available to buy through Eastgate.

If you have a question about your order (whether they have your current address or if you are going to receive the bonus CD? or want a refund) etc please email Eastgate directly @ it will help if you have your original order number to hand, if not Eastgate are still there to help you.

Later there will be a book launch party in Berlin on SEPT 30th 2017 - venue and time TBC.

Info from the EASTGATE page:

The one and only AUTOBIOGRAPHY of TANGERINE DREAM written by EDGAR FROESE himself, more than 600 pages, authentic, sincere and free-spirited - the extraordinary adventures of a band and especially its head and founder, Edgar Froese, who were writing history together with their electronic innovations in a fossilized landscape of music in the seventies.

Edgar's narrative style in "FORCE MAJEURE" is very straightforward and uncompromising reflecting his 'storm and stress' period in the sixties. At the same time his language is humorous and picturesque - a language you are already familiar with from his musical compositions. This book is exciting from the beginning to the end even for people who don't know Edgar or Tangerine Dream. You will read quite a few never told stories as well as a straightforward correction of many rumours circulating among fans through the years. Edgar will also give credit to those people who did help the band on various levels with their creative support and warm-hearted advice. So everything will come out of one hand – an extraordinary pioneering story about the suffering and longing of someone who started just to create some progressive sounds and ended up writing history.

This autobiography does not only inform about a career of a band, but Edgar mainly provides an insight into his life, the life and work of his band, their numerous concert tours through the world, their thinking and acting, their inspirations, cooperations and conflicts. Some strange episodes with some colleagues who gave the band a hard time as well as hundreds of encounters and episodes with many interesting and well-known personalities like Salvador Dalí, David Bowie, Richard Branson, Andy Warhol, John Peel, Andy Summers, Jimi Hendrix, Oliver Stone, Jim Rakete, Stevie Nicks, Ridley Scott, Michael Mann, Brigitte Bardot etc. - just to mention a few. More than 45 years on stage and 16 years of scoring in Hollywood have offered that much content and destiny that it could have been sufficient for two lives.

Edgar had been writing this autobiography for more than seven years and invested every single minute of time for this project besides his numerous concert tours and album productions. The time has come to release it to the public and you will have the opportunity to realize this project by supporting your favorite band. EASTGATE will now start preselling this book in order to finance its printing and translation into English language (which will take about six months). The pre-sale also enables the EASTGATE team to estimate the quantity of the books to be printed and above all it ensures them their independency towards the publishing companies which are so far very interested in this project but with their own conditions. This would mean that they would automatically receive a right of co-determination which would destroy the book's authenticity. Edgar wouldn't accept this.

All participants of the presale profit from a reduced presales price and the first 500 buyers will additionally receive a FULL CD called LIGHT FLUX of at least one hour length containing some new unreleased Tangerine Dream tracks including those three tracks of the special EP. (The full CD and the EP can also be bought in our shop after release of the book.) ALL buyers taking part in the PRE-SALE after the 500 full CDs have gone will nevertheless receive a SPECIAL EP with three tracks (3 chosen tracks from the the full CD) until the day of the end of the pre-sale!! The book will be made of a hardcover, will have more than 600 large-sized pages with many so far unreleased photos etc. etc. Another highlight: There will be a lottery among all presale buyers and 20 of them can win an invitation to the book release party.

There will be a German and an English version of the autobiography. Later on we don't exclude to work together with a publishing company to release the book also in further languages, but the first edition will definitely be with EASTGATE. Afterwards the book and its content will not and cannot be changed anymore by publishers.


If the autobiography shall be a GIFT for a friend or similar - you can receive a beautiful VOUCHER from us, so that you can present something to your friend.

As always: First come, first served


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