Tangerine Dream - Optical Race | 1988 | Electronic
MP3 | CBR 320 kbp/s | Lame 3.96 | Time: 52:39 | Size: 100Mb
Edgar Froese, Paul Haslinger, Ralf Wadephul (on "Sun Gate")
Recorded April/May 1988 in Berlin/Vienna
01. Marakesh 8:17
02. Atlas Eyes 4:04
03. Mothers Of Rain 5:13
04. Twin Soul Tribe 4:28
05. Optical Race 3:13
06. Cat Scan 5:35
07. Sun Gate 4:44
08. Turning Off The Wheel 6:11
09. The Midnight Trail 6:54
10. Ghazal (Love Song) 5:00
''The visible creates a work in form - the invisible defines its worth''
- Lao Tse - Tao Te King
After Chris Franke had left the group and the contract with Jive Electro had come to an end, the remaining duo of Edgar Froese and Paul Haslinger signed with the Los Angeles-based Private Music label that had been founded back in 1985 by former TD member Peter Baumann. 'The Melrose Years' had begun. The first album released by Private Music was Optical Race in 1988. The sleeves of some of the releases featured a figure die-cut out on the front and a small square die-cut out on the rear side. Together with the multi-coloured paper insert this led to a very special effect.
To promote the album, TD performed an extensive US tour in August/September 1988, and it is a pity that this material has not been released officially. Nevertheless, average audience recordings and soundboards recordings of very high quality exist and have been released as bootleg recordings, e.g. ''Spherical Harmonics One''.
The complete album was re-recorded in 2002 and released as part of the 3CD set ''The Melrose Years''.
Part 1 - 50M
Part 2 - 50M
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