Tangerine Dream - Antique Dreams | 2000 | Electronic
MP3 | CBR 320 kbp/s | Lame 3.96 | Time: 69:50 | Size: 161Mb
Edgar Froese, Peter Baumann, Chris Franke, Johannes Schmoelling, Paul Haslinger, Ralf Wadephul
Recording date 1971-1988
01. Oedipus Tyrannus Overture 5:36
02. Ultima Thule, Part One [Remix] 3:23
03. Calymba Caly [Section Ancient Part, including part of Thermal Inversion] 9:50
04. Flock Of Bluebirds 3:34
05. Speed Dragon 3:16
06. Edinburgh Castle 8:46
07. Moorland [Remix] 4:02
08. Sorcerer And Thief 6:32
09. Southend Mall 4:29
10. Cool Breeze Of Brighton 10:19
11. Phaedra Of Nottingham 5:22
12. House Of The Rising Sun 4:41
The third issue in the ''Tangerine Dream Classics Edition'' was Antique Dreams, a collection or rare and unreleased material from the seventies and eighties, first announced in 1998 and released in the summer of 2000. All material was available on an official CD for the first time ever.
Back in 1974 TD had written the music for the theatrical play Oedipus Tyrannus by Sophocles.
The planned album containing this music has never been released, only the Overture had been released on the Virgin sampler album V (1974). The version of this composition on Antique Dreams is shortened by more than five minutes compared to the original release, and some new sounds have been added.
Ultima Thule, Part One, the second track on this CD, is the A-side of the first TD single Ultima Thule (1971). The B-side track Ultima Thule, Part Two has not been re-released on an official TD album yet.
Calymba Caly and Edinburgh Castle have been recorded live during the 1981 and 1980 European Tours and had been previously unreleased. The tracks Flock Of Bluebirds and Speed Dragon originate from the 12'' single release Das Madchen auf der Treppe (1982); both tracks have been retitled and remixed. A remixed version of the single's title track Das Madchen auf der Treppe was included in the boxed set Tangents (1994) where it was wrongly titled White Eagle (in fact, Das Madchen auf der Treppe is itself a remixed version of White Eagle). The original version and two more remixes have been available on the CD-5 releases Limited World Tour Edition 1997 and Das Madchen auf der Treppe (both 1997). The remaining fourth track of the 12'' single, Katja, has not been re-released on an official CD by Tangerine Dream yet.
Moorland was the B-side of the single release Daydream/Moorland (1983); for this CD release it
has been remixed by Edgar Froese, too. The A-side of the single, Daydream has not yet been released on an official Tangerine Dream CD.
Sorcerer And Thief is a live medley of the composition Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme) from Sorcerer (1977) and material reminding of Diamond Diary from Thief (1981). The booklet states that this track was recorded at the Mill Valley Film Festival back in 1981; nevertheless it is more likely that it was recorded at the Festival in 1986, and TD played it also on the Berlin Reichstag concert in 1987 and during the 1990 UK tour.
The booklet states that Southend Mall was intended for release on TD's album Le Parc (1985),
but it has not much in common with the compositions of that album. In fact, it is a solo production by Edgar Froese and is more similar to the material of his solo album Beyond The Storm (1995) or the solo material on the fifth CD of the boxed set Tangents (1994).
Cool Breeze Of Brighton was another previously unreleased composition, recorded live during the 1986 UK tour, while Phaedra Of Nottingham is a 1988 live version of the classic TD composition from 1974. The booklet tells that this track was recorded in Nottingham (hence the title) in 1990, and in fact Phaedra was performed at that gig, but it was not followed by Livemiles, Part One (The Albuquerque Concert), that is clearly recognisable at the end of this track, making it obvious that it was recorded during the 1988 US tour instead.
House Of The Rising Sun, the closing title of this CD, was originally released on the 7'' flexi
disk House Of The Rising Sun (1989) as part of the US Reflex Magazine. Besides its rarity, this
track is exceptional for at least two reasons: First, this track is one of the very few official recordings featuring the short time TD member Ralf Wadephul, and second, this is one of the very few compositions not written by a TD member; it was originally performed by The Animals and arranged and performed by TD during their 1988 US tour as an encore.
Especially the previously unreleased live material makes Antique Dreams an album coming up to the expectations some TD fans had back in 1998 when the CD Dream Encores was announced, but later turned out to be a collection of mostly rare studio tracks.
Though the official release date of Antique Dreams was July 3rd, 2000, some copies were available about two or three weeks before.
Part 1 - 79M
Part 2 - 82M
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