|“||"Optical Race" is an album by Tangerine Dream, which was released in 1988. "Optical Race" is the inaugural album of the Melrose Years era, as it is the first appearance of the band on the Private Music label, founded by former Tangerine Dream member Peter Baumann. It was their first album without Christopher Franke since 1970's "Electronic Meditation" and the band's first to be programmed largely with a computer, an Atari ST using Steinberg/Jones software.|
The sleeve of the 12" release and the first release on CD and Compact Cassette features a die-cut outer sleeve with a multicolored inner sleeve.
|“||Double Disc set featuring a 2014 re-recording of music for the film of the same name, plus a disc of music recorded in the spirit of the film but never used! ‘Sorcerer 2014’ is the first ‘live’ 2CD recording from the new Virtual Eastgate Music & Arts music Theatre in Vienna. With the quality of a studio sound you will hear the remake of the original analogue version of William Friedkin's 1977 movie on the first disc. On the second disc you will hear material not used for the movie, but which has a strong context to the analogue spirit of the time.|
If you couldn't make it to Copenhagen for the public world premiere, you will have here the virtual theatre version of the same music. Enjoy this adventurous travel with three trucks through the Mexican jungle.
|“||In 1972, the double album "Zeit" came out, and this can be said to be Tangerine Dream's longest step away from the rock-orientated music.|
15 years later, in 1987, "Zeit" was released on CD for the first time. While the UK release had a total different cover design, originating from the boxed set "In The Beginning" and music material, shortened by about two minutes to fit on the CD, the USA release featured the reworked original cover artwork and the complete music material on two CDs.
The sound of the two releases is also strikingly different, the original Relativity release having a much brighter and more detailed sound and is slightly longer by a few seconds, mainly because of longer inter-track gaps.
The double CD set has a light blue border on the front and back covers.
|“||In late 2003 TD surprised their fans with the announcement of "Rockface", a live recording from the 1988 North America tour.|
This is the first release of a series of (almost) complete, untouched live concerts taken from Tangerine Dream's vaults, carefully remastered by Jerome Froese.
|“||After Steve Jolliffe had left the group, Edgar Froese and Chris Franke recorded the album "Force Majeure", originally issued on transparent vinyl. Klaus Krüger played drums again before changing to the band of Iggy Pop.|
Following "Stratosfear", the album developed Tangerine Dream's further evolution toward the more melodic sound they would adopt in the 1980s. For example, "Cloudburst Flight", is more of the tradition of progressive rock than the band's 1970s output of Berlin School.
"Force Majeure" was critically acclaimed and went Top 30 in the UK. Up to now this album is one of the most famous among Tangerine Dream fans.
|“||"Green Desert" is an album by Tangerine Dream, which was released in 1986. It was originally recorded in 1973.|
In 1984, the music material that was to become "Green Desert" was "found" by Edgar Froese in the archives and reworked to form a complete album. It was remixed using some sounds from the mid-80's, thus the music is more rhythmic and melodic than TD's works from the early 70's.
|“||Tangerine Dream's final album for Ohr Records, "Atem", released in early 1973, was much more accessible than "Zeit". The British DJ John Peel was a big fan of "Atem" and wrote and phoned Edgar Froese to tell him how much he loved their music. "Atem" became his album of the year 1973, and this might be the reason TD got a contract with the London-based Virgin Records.||”|
|“||"Thief" is a soundtrack album by Tangerine Dream for the film "Thief", directed by Michael Mann. It reached No. 43 on the UK Albums Chart in a 3-week run.||”|