23039-4 Turn of the Tides
Produced by Edgar Froese
Released on November 1994
US NEW AGE CHART POSITION #2 . . . NOMINATED FOR GRAMMY: BEST NEW AGE ALBUM
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W ithin the first few minutes of Turn of the Tides, it’s clear that this is no mere slideshow of new age scenes but a journey through music into strange lands. Edgar Froese had fashioned a story called “The Coachman’s Tales” inspired by surrealists like Carlos Castaneda and distilled a small part of it to serve as the plot behind this program music. The result is as ambitious an album as TD has released in a long while, expanding its reach beyond mere electronics by bringing in guitarist Zlatko Perica, saxophonist Linda Spa, singers Jayney Klimek and Julie Ocean (always on fire), and even the Vienna Horn Ensemble. The music here, matched to an interesting if awfully trippy travelogue, is remarkably engaging and exotic for late-period Dream. There is the sense that Edgar Froese has roused himself from a long sleep of new age club music to answer the call of the artist within. He certainly picked a good time to engage the services of additional musicians, especially Perica, whose guitar adds an extra dimension of warmth and energy to the arrangements. The old Dream-ers and musical spelunkers will find a world capable of sustaining extended introspection on Tides: rushing through the Jungle of Danger and Innocence on “Jungle Journey,” watching a ship fight against the currents of time on “Galley Slave’s Horizon,” crossing a strange valley on “Midwinter Night.” It’s been ages since TD took you to places like this. If you think the Dream died with the ‘90s, renew your reveries with Turn of the Tides. Don’t let the new age accolades scare you: this is some of the tastiest mind candy that the Froese contingent has given us.

TRACK LISTING

  1. PICTURES AT AN EXHIBITION    (Modest Mussorgsky, orchestrated by Maurice Ravel)    3:01
  2. FIRETONGUES    6:32
  3. GALLEY SLAVE'S HORIZON    7:47
  4. DEATH OF A NIGHTINGALE    5:30
  5. TWILIGHT BRIGADE    9:45
  6. JUNGLE JOURNEY    6:34
  7. MIDWINTER NIGHT    4:38
  8. TURN OF THE TIDES    7:40

    All titles composed and arranged by Edgar Froese and Jerome Froese unless noted

CREDITS

EDGAR FROESE -- keyboards, keyboard mix, lead guitar, acoustic guitar
JEROME FROESE -- drumming, keyboards, percussion, lead guitar
ZLATKO PERICA -- acoustic and electric guitars, all guitar arrangements
LINDA SPA -- soprano sax, keyboard mix, alto sax, tenor sax, all horn/sax arrangements
Roland Braunstein -- trumpet (1)
Jayney Klimek -- backing vocals
Julie Ocean -- backing vocals
Vienna Horn Ensemble -- horns (1)
Christian Gstettner -- engineer, mixing
Lenny Bird -- engineer
Monica Froese -- photographs
Jim Rakete -- photographs
Ralf Strathmann -- photographs
Marc Schilkowski -- graphic design

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REGION RELEASE DATE LABEL MEDIA ID NUMBER FEATURES
GER 1994? Virgin CD 839454  
US November 1994 Miramar CD/CS 23039 picture sleeve
CAN 1994 Miramar CD MPCD 2806  
WW September 1999 Tangerine Dream Int'l CD/CS EFACD 63019  

 

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