The Virgin Years: 1974-1978

The Virgin Years: 1974-1978

by Tangerine DreamTangerine Dream

CD(Dutch Import)

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Fans generally acknowledge the classic era of Tangerine Dream as coinciding with their Virgin years, which this collection rounds up nicely, opening with two landmarks, Phaedra and Rubycon, then including the group's broadening of scope and direction with the live Ricochet, Stratosfear, and Cyclone. This was directly after the early avant-garde years, consisting of experimental, arrhythmic work like Atem and Electronic Meditation, and before the Hollywood years, when Edgar Froese and co. began composing work for movie scores like Risky Business. Phaedra and Rubycon have not dated at all since their early-'70s recording, despite Froese, Peter Baumann, and Chris Franke's early adoption of Moog technology, along with Mellotron and other electric or electronic instruments. Along with the full LPs in their most recent remastering, the collection also rounds up single edits and 7" versions when they were originally available.

Product Details

Release Date: 01/25/2011
Label: Emi Import
UPC: 5099990863721
catalogNumber: 9086372
Rank: 31297

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tangerine Dream   Primary Artist
Peter Baumann   Organ,Synthesizer,Flute,Electric Piano,Moog Synthesizer,Mellotron,VCS 3 Synthesizer,Arp 2600,Prepared Piano
Steve Jolliffe   Bass Clarinet,Alto Flute,Bass Flute,Tenor Horn,Piccolo,Vocals,Clavinet,Lyricon,Cor anglais,Elka,fender rhodes,Piano (Grand),Roland Synthesizer,Horn (Soprano)
Edgar Froese   Organ,Synthesizer,Acoustic Guitar,Gong,Bass Guitar,Keyboards,12-string Guitar,Moog Synthesizer,Mellotron,Korg,solina,Piano (Grand),VCS 3 Synthesizer,Arp Omni,Mouth Organ,Oberheim 8 Voice
Klaus Krieger   Drums,Gong,Paiste Cymbals
Chris Franke   Organ,Synthesizer,Percussion,Gong,Harpsichord,Keyboards,Moog Synthesizer,Elka,oberheim,electronic percussion,VCS 3 Synthesizer

Technical Credits

Steve Jolliffe   Composer
Tangerine Dream   Producer
Phil Becque   Engineer
Ottmar Bergler   Engineer
Edgar Froese   Composer,Producer,Cover Painting,Sleeve Design
Mick Glossop   Engineer
Chris Blake   Engineer
Monique Froese   Cover Photo,Inside Photo
Hans Baumann   Composer
Christophe Franke   Composer
Chris Franke   Sequencers

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