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The Virgin Years: 1974-1978

Tangerine Dream 11/7/2011
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. ~ John Bush
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  1. # Song Length
  2. 1 Phaedra PT17M32S
  3. 2 Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares PT9M42S
  4. 3 Movements of a Visionary PT7M54S
  5. 4 Sequent C' PT2M17S
  6. 5 Rubycon, Pt. 1 PT17M15S
  7. 6 Rubycon, Pt. 2 PT17M34S
  8. 1 Rubycon, Pt. 2 PT9M58S
  9. 2 Rubycon [7" Side One] PT3M8S
  10. 3 Rubycon [7" Side Two] PT3M10S
  11. 4 Ricochet Part One PT16M58S
  12. 5 Ricochet Part Two PT21M2S
  13. 6 Stratosfear PT10M32S
  14. 7 The Big Sleep in Search of Hades PT4M26S
  15. 1 3am at the Border of the Marsh from Okefenokee PT8M47S
  16. 2 Invisible Limits PT11M25S
  17. 3 Stratosfear [7" Single Edit] PT4M18S
  18. 4 The Big Sleep in Search of Hades [7" Single Edit] PT3M21S
  19. 5 Bent Cold Sidewalk PT13M5S
  20. 6 Rising Runner Missed By Endless Sender PT5M
  21. 7 Madrigal Meridian PT20M29S
  22. 8 Cyclone PT11M9S
  23. 9 Phaedra Radio Advert PT32S
  24. 10 Rubycon Radio Advert PT32S

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