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Tangerine Dream's top 5 albums

Postby C » 17 May 2021, 17:07

Well...?




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Re: Tangerine Dream's top 5 albums

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 17 May 2021, 18:13

I only have 5

Cyclone
Stratosfear
Ricochet
Rubycon
Phaedra

So them.
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Postby ConnyOlivetti » 17 May 2021, 19:50

Zeit
Stratosfear
Ricochet
Rubycon
Phaedra


and I really like

Cyclone
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Re: Tangerine Dream's top 5 albums

Postby Jumper K » 17 May 2021, 20:25

I’ve only recently started to appreciate them, a bit. I’m on a bit of an electronic trawl at the moment.
I’ve always liked Sorcerer and Thief but I am partial to Tangram, Zeit and Phaedra.
Oh and Phaedra 2005 is very good.

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Postby Pool Hall Richard » 17 May 2021, 21:26

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Re: Tangerine Dream's top 5 albums

Postby never/ever » 17 May 2021, 21:31

Ricochet
Tangram
Phaedra
Thief
Poland

Rubycon, Force Majeure, Exit and Stratosfear very close nearby.
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Re: Tangerine Dream's top 5 albums

Postby Jimbly » 17 May 2021, 21:35

Can't choose.
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Re: Tangerine Dream's top 5 albums

Postby C » 17 May 2021, 23:21

Jimbly wrote:Can't choose.


It is a very difficult one but the five that always come to mind are:

Phaedra (always their best)
Force Majeure
Stratosfear
Ricochet
Tangram


I also love Zeit from their early period and Poland from slightly later.

Then of course there is Rubycon and Hyperborea

So many wonderful albums

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Re: Tangerine Dream's top 5 albums

Postby slightbreeze » 18 May 2021, 00:00

Will be a while. According to Rate your Music, there are 103 :shock: studio albums and over 50 live ones :shock: :shock: :shock:

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Re: Tangerine Dream's top 5 albums

Postby Jimbly » 18 May 2021, 00:09

C wrote:
Jimbly wrote:Can't choose.


It is a very difficult one but the five that always come to mind are:

Phaedra (always their best)
Force Majeure
Stratosfear
Ricochet
Tangram


I also love Zeit from their early period and Poland from slightly later.

Then of course there is Rubycon and Hyperborea

So many wonderful albums

Have a listen to this Frank [a track of two halves]:







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all robust choices. then there's Thief, Sorcerer, Rubycon, Logos and many more.
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Postby never/ever » 18 May 2021, 02:12

slightbreeze wrote:Will be a while. According to Rate your Music, there are 103 :shock: studio albums and over 50 live ones :shock: :shock: :shock:


Try over 500 'official' bootlegs as well....
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Re: Tangerine Dream's top 5 albums

Postby trans-chigley express » 18 May 2021, 05:36

Rubycon
Phaedra
Ricochet
Force Majeure
Stratosfear

Tangram, Hyperborea and Underwater Sunlight are my favourites of the 80s. Everything I've heard after Underwater Sunlight from '86 has been hugely underwhelming and some it it downright awful but up till then there is something of value on pretty much everything.

I'm not a fan of Cyclone though, the weakest 70s album.

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Re: Tangerine Dream's top 5 albums

Postby jimboo » 18 May 2021, 05:59

Green desert is a favourite.
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Re: Tangerine Dream's top 5 albums

Postby HotRats » 18 May 2021, 09:36

Logos
Encore
Poland
Force Majeure
Hyperborea

Big shout out to Tangram, Stratosphear, Exit, White Eagle

I'm a bit less fond of the early stuff like Phaedra.

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Re: Tangerine Dream's top 5 albums

Postby C » 18 May 2021, 10:29

slightbreeze wrote:Will be a while. According to Rate your Music, there are 103 :shock: studio albums and over 50 live ones :shock: :shock: :shock:


That's true but for me anything without Edgar is not TD

and any remix, reworking, or rerecording (live or studio) doesn't count

and some of the latter day Edgar stuff is not wonderful

With one or two exceptions I would, personally, only consider up to Underwater Sunlight (1986) - their last great seminally robust album





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Re: Tangerine Dream's top 5 albums

Postby C » 18 May 2021, 10:32

Jimbly wrote:Logos


Dominion Theatre, London

I was there. Of course





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Re: Tangerine Dream's top 5 albums

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 18 May 2021, 11:04

OUTPLAY wrote:Biscuit-Risque
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Here we go again. Although that 4th album describes you to a tee.
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Re: Tangerine Dream's top 5 albums

Postby Jimbly » 18 May 2021, 11:30

C wrote:
Jimbly wrote:Logos


Dominion Theatre, London

I was there. Of course





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Re: Tangerine Dream's top 5 albums

Postby never/ever » 18 May 2021, 11:38

jimboo wrote:Green desert is a favourite.


Yeah. The mystery album that sounded way advanced for its age (recorded prior to Phaedra)...

"Back in summer 1973 Peter Baumann had left Berlin to travel in Nepal and India, so TD were reduced to the duo Edgar Froese and Chris Franke. Virgin Records in London were impressed by the burgeoning following of the group and wanted to sign them up. In Peter Baumann's absence, Edgar Froese and Chris Franke entered the Skyline Studios in Berlin to record Green Desert, using such devices as a rhythm controller and phaser along with the usual synthesisers and keyboards. As Chris Franke remembers: "The rhythm controller came from Italy and looked like something from science fiction with its console of 128 buttons which all lit up. It could be programmed, it was analogue and it was polyphonic! The lights blinked, I had hands on control and later I used it as a sequencer to trigger other synthesisers."

In the summer of 1973, Peter Baumann took a longer journey to Kathmandu in Nepal and India, among other places. Froese and Franke were not restrained by that fact but took the opportunity to record some pieces at the Skyline Studio in Berlin. The music which was to become Green Desert was also made as a sort of demo to show their future record company what they could do. The music was still based on rock instruments like organ, drums and guitar, but it also introduced the sequencer, which was to become the trademark of Tangerine Dream.

There was enough material for a new album, but since Baumann had not been in on the recordings, they agreed to put them aside for a while. I was not put out until 1986 -- and only after Edgar Froese had recorded new voices in 1984, re-recorded some of the music and re-mixed all of it. In 1986 it was finally included in a box with six LPs called In The Beginning. This box was released to mark the first -- well almost -- 10 years of Tangerine Dream as a band.

Due to the very long time under way, it is therefore not exclusively the original material that can be found on the album Green Desert! [...] With the ears of today it sounds a little bit static and slow. It does not seem to reach the same intensity as the other albums from the seventies, but it has its good parts too; it is a little bit more melodic than the previous albums. Even Edgar Froese's very lyrical and melodic way of playing the guitar gets a lot of free space to evolve during the 19 minutes of the title track. Chris Franke makes vivid use of his drums and seems to improvise all the way through the album. This was, however, the last time he made that extensive use of a real drumkit on a Tangerine Dream record; legend has it that he sold his drums soon after these."
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