The excellently named Gottfried Finger was a gambist and composer active chiefly in London and then Mannheim from around 1680-1730. He was plainly a very accomplished player and a more-than-competent composer; the sonatas here which make up his Op.1 are skilfully done, melodious and have plenty of harmonic interest.
First time on CD for this magical psychedelic concept album based on J.M Barrie’s timeless Peter Pan story. Merchants Of Dream was produced by the legendary George "Shadow" Morton. The fourteen tracks encompass tales of everything from pirates and crocodiles to the joys of eternal childhood, Strange Night Voyage was the only release by this enigmatic six piece combo hailing from the East Coast. The complete album from the master tapes for the first time on CD with copious liner notes and a plethora of rare photographs.
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.