RARITIES

Out of print and very rare limited CDs
RARITIES
Suzanne Ciani - The Velocity of Love

Artist: Suzanne Ciani & Vangelis
P: 1991

The title song has become Ciani's signature composition and appears in many wedding music anthologies. A seminal work for the New Age Genre, it has sold over 200,00 copies. Composed, arranged, produced and performed by Ciani on an array of synths with special guest artist Vangelis.

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Symbian - The Skywatcher

Artist: Symbian
P: 1993
It was one of their best releases. Peter de Backer and Johan Van den Abeele play wonderful music nearly in the style of Vangelis The City. Awesome sounds and environments paired with the melodic lines Vangelis use to play!

Here the last copy of this long deleted CD!

38,00 EUR
 
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Synco - Evolution Of Events

Artist: Synco
P: 1991
Synco bought a part of the Tangerine Dream gear at the early eighties and played in the TD style of that era. The result is the music on this second CD of Synco, which reminds us to the Logos, Poland, Tangram time.  Berlin School at its best, direct from Berlin.

Here the last copy of the original CUE-Records label release!


 

22,50 EUR
 
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Syndromeda - Birth of a Black Hole

Artist: Syndromeda
P: 1999
Moog sololines with interesting sequencing. Berlin School style with lots of nice sounds inbetween. Music that reminds the listener to a little more modern version of Ricochet.
Long tracks with the typical Syndromeda melody style.


Here the last copy of the original Groove CD release!

28,00 EUR
 
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Syndromeda - In Touch with the Stars

Artist: Syndromeda
P: 2001
This release offers 71 minutes recorded live at the Jodrell Bank Planetarium in England on May 5, 2001. Here, Budts produces all new material that celebrates a meeting ground for earth and sky, where humanity benefits from its own questioning nature. A lot of live sequencing.

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15,40 EUR
 
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Synergy - Electronic Realizations for Rock Orchestra

Artist: Synergy
P: 1975 / 2003
Electronic Realizations For Rock Orchestra was the debut album from Synergy and was seen as a huge step forward for synthesizers in rock music when it was first released in 1975 and received not only critical acclaim but also positive commercial acclaim also. This re issue has been re mastered for this release and contain sleeve notes by Larry Fast and will be the first in a series of re issues that will see the entire Synergy back catalogue re issued over the next twelve months.  This version of Electronic Realizations includes a bonus track of an earlier version of Classical Gas than was to later appear on Sequencer.  this earlier version actually appeared on the Sire/Phonogram European release of that album (months after the US release). It's been placed in the same running order to re-create on CD the way the Electronic Realizations LP appeared outside of North America back in the mid 70s.

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T-Bass UK - Connexion

Artists: T-Bass UK
P: 1999
LTD 50

Limited edition released at Alfa Centauri 10th April 1999.
Track 1 recorded live at EMMA IV, 31st May 1997.
Track 2 recorded 23rd March 1999 at Newcastle Arts Centre.
Tracks 3 to 5 taken from the album Generator

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Tales - Interstellar Memories

Artist: Tales
P: 1998

From France, Tales is the work of keyboardist/percussionist Jean-Luc Berthelot. The music is an ambient electronic effort that at times reminded me of Kitaro's mid-80's albums and at others fell fully into early Tangerine Dream territory. Dreamily spacey with lots of sounds and effects, the music absorbed me into it's aural universe as Berthelot weaves his floating electronic textures. I enjoyed the music, but it falls too close to New Age fluff to stay interesting for long. One element that I do consider a strength is that Berthelot doesn't slap on layer after layer of keyboard orchestration. Much of this is quite subtle. At times there will be only percussion and synths accompanied by a flute-sounding melody line. Lightly pulsating keys provide the backdrop for soundscapes that at other times are less for melody than to create atmosphere, or even an entire environment. Listening to this in the dark conjured up images of a nighttime sky filled with millions of twinkling and shooting stars.


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28,00 EUR
 
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Tangerine Dream - 220 Volt Live (Miramar)

Artist: Tangerine Dream
P: 1993

"220 Volt Live" is a recording from Tangerine Dream's tour of the USA in 1992. It is also the companion CD to the "Three Phase" video of the same tour featuring the same music. All in all, the concert is an inspired mix of the traditional Tangerine Dream elements of massed synthesiser choirs over sliding sequencer-driven rhythms with the newer elements of Linda Spa's bluesy sax playing, Zlatko Perica's guitar lines and a heavy drum-kit driven rock beat, so characteristic of many 90s Tangerine Dream studio albums. The main set consists of nine numbers, played in the usual TD live manner of two half-hour seamless segues. The concert opens with some trademark Tangerine Dream synth calls, announcing the start of 'Oriental Haze', a beautiful synthesiser ballad over a rising sequencer pulse into which a soaring sax line integrates effortlessly. The synthesiser rhythm track continues into 'Two bunch palms', this time beneath a powerful guitar lead which takes us into the heart of the concert's first set with '220 Volt' and 'Homeless', both of which are classic Tangerine Dream blends of chorused synths and singing guitar lines over a restless, ever shifting, sequencer pulse.The second h alf of the concert starts in traditional Tangerine Dream manner, too, with some unusual and tantalising synth voicing on 'Sundance Kid' with its sliding, overlapping sequencer pulses pulling the rhythm around again, more hallmark Tangerine Dream. 'Backstreet Hero' starts out reminiscent of much of the earlier album, "Le Parc", but gradually the pure synthesiser elements in the music are squeezed out by rhythm guitar and drum kit. The transformation from old to new era TD continues in 'The Blue Bridge', where some traditional Dream synthesiser themes are gradually overpowered by the saxophone lead, before returning briefly as introduction to the soaring guitar-driven heart of the second half of the concert, 'Hamlet'. The main set closes with 'Dreamtime', in which the saxophone, guitar and rock drum-beat domination over the synthesisers announces in no uncertain terms that the old Tangerine Dream is dead! Long live Tangerine Dream! The disc has two fairly feeble encore pieces (one of which is a cover of the immortal Jimi Hendrix number 'Purple Haze', about which, the less said the better, Grammy nominated though it may have been; the other, entitled 'Treasure of Innocence', is a synthesiser ballad typical of those that TD use to send people home from their concerts -- a sort of musical after-dinner mint) to finish what is otherwise an excellent Tangerine Dream performance. Once again, Froese demonstrates that he is at his most inspired when called upon to entertain a live audience. There is over an hour of excellent music here (and that's ignoring the encores!) so even if you buy no other Tangerine Dream record of the 90s, make sure you have this one!

Here the last copy of the first Miramar version.
 

14,90 EUR
 
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Tangerine Dream - Alpha Centauri

Artist: Tangerine Dream
P: 1971/ 1996   
"Alpha Centauri" is Tangerine Dream's second album (released in 1971) and is one of important significance for the band. Between their first album "Electronic Meditation" and this one, the band's personnel had shifted with Klaus Schulze and Conrad Schnitzler departing and Chris Franke and Steve Schroyder coming in to take their place with founding member Edgar Froese being the only holdover.
With the new band members also came a new musical direction. Unlike the free-form acid rock of "Electronic Meditation", "Alpha Centauri" adopts an ethereal darker experimental approach. More importantly, the album is also Tangerine Dream's first to feature synthesizers (which are played by Franke and guest musician Roland Paulyck). The synthesizer would eventually come to the forefront of the band's sound in later years when they would create some of their most innovative and pioneering electronic work.While some parts of the album sound rather dated, "Alpha Centauri" is still way ahead of its time. The album displays Tangerine Dream's unashamedness to experiment with different sounds and the end result is undoubtedly a classic of early Space music. After this album, keyboardist Steve Schryoder left the band and was replaced by Peter Baumann. Chris Franke would trade in his drum kit for a wall of synths and keyboards. This would become Tangerine Dream's first classic line-up which would begin with "Alpha Centauri's" follow-up "Zeit".
Steve Schroyder, Edgar Froese and Chris Franke.

This is the last copy of the 1996 Castle label version!

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Tangerine Dream - Ambient Monkeys (First Edition)

Artist: Tangerine Dream
P: 1997

Ambient Monkeys began its life as pre-concert music for Tangerine Dream's 1997 European tour, and was later released on their TDI label at the request of their fans.
The album is aptly named, as the compositions fade in and out over a constant bed of prominent sound effects (which, aside from the aforementioned monkeys, also includes surf and trains). It is also ambient in the Brian Eno sense of the word, meant to be listened to as much passively as actively. Indeed, the repetitive sounds actually discourage intense listening.
The music itself includes themes from a couple classical works, altered songs from albums such as Optical Race and Green Desert and some original pieces, most of which don't linger long enough to make much of an impression.
Because of these features, it probably served its original purpose quite well. As an album, however, it is more of a curio.

Here the last copy of the very first edition with an additional track, which was missing on later editions!

28,00 EUR
 
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Tangerine Dream - Antique Dreams

Artist: Tangerine Dream
P: 2000  

"Antique Dreams" is an assortment of "rare" tracks, outtakes and live tracks and, like many such collections, is worth digging through. The tracks date from 1971 to 1990, with the bulk of them from the 1981-1986 era. The best tracks are, perhaps not surprisingly, the longer tracks. "Calymba Cali" (1981; 8+ min) is the very best track, with a strong synth bass sound prevalent, a track that would fit in very nicely on the "Thief" soundtrack album. "Cool Breeze of Brighton" (1986; live; 10+ min) has more an upbeat tempo and features a long Froese guitar solo. "Edinburgh's Castle" (1982, live, 8+ min) is a more gentle track that takes its time to develop. "Sorcerer and Thief" (1981, live, 6+ min) does excatly what the title suggest: 2 segments of the main themes of the respective movies, bridged nicely into one. "Oedipus Tyrannus Overture" (1974; 4+ min) is a preview of the sound to come in "Rubycon" and another great track. "Southend Mall" (1985, 4+ min) is an outake from the "Le Parc" sessions and has the same feel to it. I found tracks 4,5 and 7 (all soundtracks to German TV shows) not particularly interesting. The strangest track of all is "Ultima Thule Part 1" (1971) which according to the liner notes was a TD single; it features louds guitars and drums and doesn't sound like TD at all (if anything, it made me think of the Dutch band "Earth & Fire" on their single "Wild and Exciting" from the same era, minus the female vocals of course.) Overall, there are enough golden nuggets in this bag that make this CD another welcome addition in the TD "Classics Collection" series.

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24,50 EUR
 
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Tangerine Dream - Booster 5

Artist: Tangerine Dream
P: 2012

Years ago when Eastgate started the Booster compilation series, it used to be mainly a collection of cupdisc titles and newly recorded music material originally composed for various occasions. We never thought that it will become one of the best accepted CD releases out of our very extensive catalogue. Now we’ve achieved Booster number 5, a very special collection because the band themselves selected it out of a variety of known and unknown material. We do hope that this record will become a good companion during your diverse daily activities or private moments. Enjoy more than two hours of Tangerine Dream’s description of another time in another country – far far away…

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32,00 EUR
 
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Tangerine Dream - Canyon Dreams

Artist: Tangerine Dream
P: 1987
Composed in the spring of 1987, "Canyon Dreams" was available only via the VHS video until 1991, when finally Miramar decided to publish it on CD. The digital release does not include the introduction track, a short but interesting piece of music. What we get instead, is a bonus track, composed and performed by Jerome Froese, a regular member of the band in 1991. It's absolutely divergent from the musical style, spirit and quality of the material, and thus I can't possibly see the reason for its inclusion. For fans, it was the absolute LAST chance to hear music from TD while Chris Franke was still a part of this great band.

Here the last copy of the Miramar Version!

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Tangerine Dream - Catch me if you can

Artist: Tangerine Dream
P: 1989 / 1994

The music has an almost '50s feel to it, although some tracks are quite modern and a scant few show traces of a brilliant Tangerine Dream. This is a soundtrack for a US car race movie.

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Tangerine Dream - Cruise to Destiny

Artist: Tangerine Dream
P: 2013

On March 26th, 2013 at 8 pm Tangerine Dream should have started with the first set of the great “Cruise To The Edge” concert together with Yes, Saga, Carl Palmer, Steve Hackett and many more. TD planned some extraordinary surprises including the invitation of a real female superstar to sing a kind of a ‘Titanic’ parody of the famous Mancini song “Moon River” (from the movie “Breakfast At Tiffany’s”). It could have been a very surreal and funny performance at moonlight in the middle of the Caribbean Sea....But destiny obviously had other plans….with regard to Edgar’s fall on icy ground with breaks and Linda’s unpredictable disease….which finally both led to the cancellation of the two planned concerts as explained in the Forum before. Fortunately mid of January the band did a rehearsal recording of almost 60 % of the concert with all members playing their original parts. So you will hear a big portion of the music planned to be performed on the cruise – like a sonic ghostly gig on a vessel that happens even if no one of the band was present…PS: Enjoy many tracks of the setlist as new re-recorded versions!

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Tangerine Dream - Dead Solid Perfect

Artist: Tangerine Dream
P: 1989/1990
In early 1989, Tangerine Dream scored another film, released later in the year, but the soundtrack, "Dead Solid Perfect", was not released until 1990. The CD edition was not authorized by the band, which had not the chance to prepare the material for the album release. Who knows how this music would sound like after it had been doctored. On the one hand, the band might add something, delete something else, or join some tracks into compositions longer than those featured on the CD. On the other hand, we are presented with a unique opportunity to listen to the actual score that accompanied the motion picture. It would be best to have both versions, but we should be content with the result, given the fact that more often than not in recent years, Edgar Froese is likely to spoil whatever is still worth something.
The best tracks, very good ones, comparable to those on "Miracle Mile", are the opening 'Theme from Dead Solid Perfect', and then 'Tournament Montage', 'My Name Is Bad Hair' and 'Sand Trap', the latter (and also 'Kenny and Donny Montage') having much in common with the next soundtrack release, "Catch Me If You Can" of 1989. Most of other tracks are repetitions of tunes, single musical notes, miniatures, and reworkings, mixes of the same small set of ideas.


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Tangerine Dream - DM 1 Dream Mixes One  (2 CD) (TDI)

Artist: Tangerine Dream
P: 1995

Six remixes and four brandnew tracks, contains bonus cd with two club mixes and another two completely new songs. Techno, ambient, and trance have exemplified the pop-capacity of electronic music for a handful of years now, yet truly lasting compositions have not exactly been abundant in the movement. Now, in the mid 1990s, one of the groups that brought synthesizers to the forefront of music (and who has been copied, sampled, covered, etc.) takes the influences of dance head-on. The result is frankly amazing. It is as if seasoned, visionary musicians picked up some of the same tools ambient groups have only been fooling around and showed everybody, "Well, this is how it can be done." The Dream Mixes single handily show what can be done with loops, beats, breaks, stabbing synth lines, and effects when in the hands of geniuses.

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Tangerine Dream - DM 4 / Bonus CD

Artist: Tangerine Dream
P: 2003   
This CD-Single contains two new tracks, that are not available elsewhere, and they are not included on the Dream Mixes 4 CD.

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Tangerine Dream - Dream Encores

Artist: Tangerine Dream
P: 1999

Here we have another example of live Tangerine Dream, but not a specific performance.
The contents of this 72-minute CD feature a collection of encore pieces spanning the band's live sets from 1986 to 1997, culled from concerts played all over the world. Although a clever gimmick guaranteed to appeal to fans of Tangerine Dream, the real power of this release is found in the music itself.
Thrilling, energetic and emotional, these pieces are prime examples of the qualities that established the band's international fame as electronic musicians of considerable importance. You will thrill to the heavenly melodies delivered via majestic synthesizers. You will be energized by lively E-perc that captures an inner rhythm and starts the head swaying and the foot tapping.
Your heart will soar with the emotional grandeur of the music -- for what is more grand or emotional than an epic encore at the end of a concert almost as physically draining for the audience as it was for the performers? Included are two non-Tangerine Dream compositions: Lennon & McCartney's "Eleanor Rigby" and Hendrix's "Purple Haze".
The band's treatment of the Beatles' classic is gentle and sentimental -- up to the point where it explodes with an unexpected fury that is both reverent and sensational.
Their version of the Hendrix song borders on raucous, dominated by searing guitars and traditional drums.

Here the last copy of the first TDI label version!

17,80 EUR
 
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