Progrography

Tangerine Dream
Arguably the most important electronic act to emerge from the post-psychedelic scene, Tangerine Dream are pioneers who used analog and, later, digital synthesizers to create rich musical soundscapes. With Edgar Froese and Chris Franke at its core, TD has been fortunate to count among its ranks a host of electronic luminaries: Conrad Schnitzler, Klaus Schulze, Peter Baumann, Johannes Schmoelling, and Paul Haslinger among them. In the '70s, Tangerine Dream was faithful to the progressive rock movement in spirit if not always in sound, picking up where Pink Floyd's instrumental pieces ended. Franke left the band in the '80s to score film music (including the Babylon 5 series), by which time TD had shifted more toward the electronica/new age side of things. By the '90s, the band consisted mainly of Edgar Froese and his son, Jerome, who brought two generations of electronic music together: the moody, heroic tone poems of old filtered through techno/club beats. The pair continue apace into the 21st century, reswizzling earlier work and writing new compositions for their Tangerine Dream International label. There's a fair amount of filler in their catalog -- mundane soundtracks, remixes, repackages -- so neophytes would do well to start with the band's "classic" period (roughly from 1970-1980).

Date ALBUMS / Singles
1970 June ELECTRONIC MEDITATION
1971 ALPHA CENTAURI
1972 February Ultima Thule
1972 ZEIT
1973 March ATEM
1974 February PHAEDRA
1974 Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares
1975 March RUBYCON
1975 Excerpt from Rubycon
1975 December RICOCHET
1975 Excerpt from Ricochet
1976 November STRATOSFEAR
1976 Stratosfear (Excerpt)
1977 July MUSIC FROM THE ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK "SORCERER"
1977 August Betrayal
1977 November ENCORE
1978 January Encore
1978 March Monolight
1978 March CYCLONE
1978 Rising Runner Missed By Endless Sender
1979 February FORCE MAJEURE
1979 Excerpts from Force Majeure
1980 May TANGRAM
1980 Excerpts from Tangram
1980 December TANGERINE DREAM '70 - '80
1980 Beach Scene
1981 March ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK "THIEF"
1981 Dr. Destructo
1981 September EXIT
1981 September Choronzon
1982 March WHITE EAGLE
1982 Das Madchen auf der Treppe
1982 December LOGOS - LIVE AT THE DOMINION
1983 ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK "WAVELENGTH"
1983 October HYPERBOREA
1983 Cinnamon Road
1983 December FILM SOUNDTRACK "RISKY BUSINESS"
1983 Daydream
1984 Love On A Real Train
1984 July ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK "FIRESTARTER"
1984 September Warsaw In The Sun
1984 October POLAND - THE WARSAW CONCERT
1984 FLASHPOINT
1985 August LE PARC
1985 August Streethawk
1985 November DREAM SEQUENCE
1985 ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK "HEARTBREAKERS"
1985 PERGAMON
1986 March IN THE BEGINNING
1986 May ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK "LEGEND"
1986 July UNDERWATER SUNLIGHT
1986 Dolphin Dance
1986 December GREEN DESERT
1987 March THE COLLECTION
1987 June TYGER
1987 June Tyger
1987 ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK "THREE O'CLOCK HIGH"
1987 ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK "NEAR DARK"
1987 A Time For Heroes
1987 ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK "SHY PEOPLE"
1988 Dancing On A White Moon
1988 April LIVEMILES
1988 August OPTICAL RACE
1988 Optical Race
1988 Marakesh
1988 Cat Scan
1989 DESTINATION BERLIN
1989 Alexander Square
1989 July ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK "MIRACLE MILE"
1989 October 17 LILY ON THE BEACH
1989 November THE BEST OF TANGERINE DREAM
1990 September MELROSE
1990 ORANGES DON'T DANCE (EP)
1991 March ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK "DEAD SOLID PERFECT"
1991 November FROM DAWN... TILL DUSK 1973-88
1991 I Just Want To Rule My Own Life Without You
1991 ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK "L'AFFAIRE WALLRAFF"
1991 Big City Dwarves
1992 February ROCKOON
1992 Rockoon (radio edit)
1992 March ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK "THE PARK IS MINE"
1992 QUINOA
1992 November 10 THE PRIVATE MUSIC OF TANGERINE DREAM
1992 December ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK "DEADLY CARE"
1992 RUMPELSTILTSKIN
1993 January DREAM MUSIC: THE MOVIE MUSIC OF TANGERINE DREAM
1993 DREAMING ON DANFORTH AVENUE
1993 July CANYON DREAMS
1993 October 220 VOLT LIVE
1993 November DREAMTIME: SELECTED TRACKS FROM 220 VOLT LIVE (EP)
1994 February ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK "CATCH ME... IF YOU CAN"
1994 October TANGENTS 1973-1983
1994 September Turn of the Tides
1994 November TURN OF THE TIDES
1994 Midwinter Night
1995 March ATMOSPHERICS
1995 September TYRANNY OF BEAUTY
1995 October 10 THE DREAM MIXES
1995 November DREAM MUSIC 2
1995 December BOOK OF DREAMS
1996 SHEPHERD'S BUSH (EP)
1996 September GOBLINS' CLUB
1996 November THE DREAM ROOTS COLLECTION
1996? ORIGINAL VIDEO SOUNDTRACK "ZONING"
1996 TANGERINE DREAM
1996? ELECTRONIC ORGY
1997 February THE BRICK: THE GRAMMY NOMINATED ALBUMS
1997 March Towards The Evening Star (Orb remix)
1997 September TOURNADO
1997 October 28 ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK "OASIS"
1997 MAEDCHEN ON THE STAIRS (EP)
1997 ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK "THE KEEP"
1997 JIM & PABLO: DER METEOR
1998 March THE ANALOGUE SPACE YEARS 1969-1973
1998 March THE BEST OF TANGERINE DREAM: THE PINK YEARS
1998 TIMESQUARE - DREAM MIXES II
1998 AMBIENT MONKEYS
1998 LUMINOUS VISIONS
1999 March 23 ATLANTIC BRIDGES
1999 March 23 ATLANTIC WALLS
1999 March 23 VALENTINE DREAM
1999 April THE HOLLYWOOD YEARS VOL. 1
1999 April 20 THE HOLLYWOOD YEARS VOL. 2
1999 April 20 TRANSSIBERIA
1999 April SOHOMAN
1999 June 8 DREAM ENCORES
1999 June 8 QUINOA (EXPANDED)
1999 July MARS POLARIS
1999 October 12 ARCHITECTURE IN MOTION
1999 ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK "WHAT A BLAST"
2000 January 25 GREAT WALL OF CHINA
2000 April 4 TANG-GO
2000 April 4 SOUNDMILL NAVIGATOR
2000 May THE BEST OF TANGERINE DREAM: THE BLUE YEARS
2000 May 2 THE BEST OF TANGERINE DREAM: THE BLUE YEARS VOL. 2
2000 July 12 ANTIQUE DREAMS
2000 August 29 THE SEVEN LETTERS FROM TIBET
2000 December 12 I-BOX 1970-1990
2001 April 24 DREAM MIXES THREE
2002 INFERNO
2002 JOURNEY THROUGH A BURNING BRAIN (ANTHOLOGY)
2003 April 29 MOTA ATMA
2003 October 10 THE BOOTLEG SERIES VOL. 1
2003 ROCKFACE
2004 March 30 TANGERINE DREAM LIVE, AACHEN
2004 March 30 TANGERINE DREAM LIVE, MONTREAL
2004 March 30 TANGERINE DREAM LIVE, PARIS
2004 March 30 TANGERINE DREAM LIVE, SYDNEY
2004 April 6 THE BOOTLEG BOX SET VOL. 2
2004 April 20 TANGERINE DREAM LIVE: OTTAWA JUNE 20TH 1986
2004 June 1 DREAM MIXES 4
2004 August 30 AN INTRODUCTION TO...
2004 October 26 PURGATORIO
2004 ARIZONA '92
2005 March 29 EAST
2005 July 12 TANGERINE DREAM LIVE: CLEVELAND JUNE 1986
2005 July 12 TANGERINE DREAM LIVE: BRIGHTON 1986
2006 January 31 JEANNE D'ARC
2006 January 31 ROCKING MARS
2006 July 11 THE ESSENTIAL TANGERINE DREAM
2006 September 26 NEBULOUS DAWN: THE EARLY YEARS
2006 October 3 PARADISO
2006 October 9 TANGERINE DREAM LIVE: DETROIT MARCH 31ST 1977
2006 October 23 TANGERINE DREAM LIVE: PRESTON NOVEMBER 5TH 1980
2007 DM 2.1
2007 April 2 MADCAP'S FLAMING DUTY
2008 May 13 BOOSTER
2008 June 10 THE ELECTRONIC MAGIC OF TANGERINE DREAM
2009 March 31 VIEWS FROM A RED TRAIN
2009 April 21 SPRINGTIME IN NAGASAKI
2009 April 21 SUMMER IN NAGASAKI
2009 April 21 AUTUMN IN HIROSHIMA
2009 May 19 HYPERBOREA 2008
2009 June 9 CHANDRA - THE PHANTOM FERRY
2009 September WINTER IN HIROSHIMA
2010 January 30 THE SOFT DREAM DECADE
2010 June 15 TANGRAM 2008
2010 June 15 BOOSTER VOL. II
2010 June 15 BOOSTER III
2010 July 13 THE LONDON EYE CONCERT
2010 December UNDER COVER - CHAPTER ONE
2011 February EDGAR ALLEN POE'S ISLAND OF THE FAY
2011 September 13 GATE OF SATURN: LIVE IN MANCHESTER
2011 October 4 LIVE IN AMERICA 1992
2011 December JAMES JOYCE: FINNEGAN'S WAKE
2011 December KNIGHTS OF ASHEVILLE: LIVE AT MOOGFEST 2011

SEE ALSO...
PETER BAUMANN discography
CHRISTOPHER FRANKE discography
EDGAR FROESE discography
PAUL HASLINGER discography
JOHANNES SCHMOELLING discography
KLAUS SCHULZE discography

 

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