EMI – 5099990863721
Virgin – VTDX 7478
Virgin – 5099990863721
This set collects together the five LPs that Tangerine Dream recorded for Virgin Records between 1974 and 1978. Starting with 1974's Phaedra and ending with 1976's Stratosfear.
All album tracks comes from 1995 remasters. The bonuses are mastered in 2011.
The set includes albums:
Phaedra [1974 - International breakthrough album reaching # 15 in the UK charts]
Rubycon [1975 - Well received 2nd album, which utilized the then revolutionary technology, such as electronic organs, Moog synthesizers and Mellotron keyboards, among other instruments]
Ricochet [1975 - Includes concert recordings from their 1975 European Tour, where they often improvised]
Stratosfear [1976 - Combining acoustic instruments with their traditional battery of electronica, the trio created a more melodic sound]
Cyclone [1978 - A major change of direction from their previous instrumental releases, as the group moved in a more progressive direction, marking not only the departure of Peter Baumann, but the addition of vocalist Steve Jolliffe and percussion from Klaus Krieger.
Rare Single Releases and 7" Edits, as well as Two Rarely Heard Contemporary Radio Adverts augment these five highly influential albums.