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.
Having scored the movies Heartbreakers and Tonight's The Night before, in 1988 TD composed the music for a third film of director Bobby Roth - Dead Solid Perfect, starring Randy Quaid. A lot of material is sequencered rhythms. Several tracks are variations of melodies so it does tend to get a little monotonous with the repetition. The music is a pleasure to hear. Without Silva Screen's efforts, more than likely this music would never have been released. It would have only been heard through your TV where it was buried in the soundtrack…
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.
"Antique Dreams" is a set of some of the best unused material from Tangerine Dream's vaults. The recording dates are from 1971 through 1990, inclusive. That covers most of their stronger eras. The pieces from the early '70s have wild avant-garde and rock & roll timbres. The other tracks match their eras as well. This CD is lots of fun - it is more engaging than their best-of collections and it runs through the band's history. It is essential e-music.