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Tangerine Deam - In Search of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979

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Universal Music will next month issue In Search of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973 – 1979 a massive 18-CD and 7-LP Tangerine Dream collections.




Tangerine Dream were pioneers of electronic and ambient music and this box set features newly remastered versions of the  albums Phaedra, Rubycon, Ricochet, Stratosfear, Encore, Cyclone 

and Force Majeure all drawn from the original first generation master tapes and and new Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound mixes of Phaedra and Ricochet by Steven Wilson.




In Search of Hades includes eight CDs of previously unreleased material including two CDs of Phaedra outtakes, three London concerts in full (Victoria Palace Theatre in 1974, The Rainbow Theatre in 1974 and Royal Albert Hall in 1975) along with the previously unreleased full soundtrack to ‘Oedipus Tyrannus’, recorded in July 1974 (which is also on the blu-ray remixed in 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo by Steven Wilson).




Due to what multi-track tapes were available Steven Wilson could only create stereo remixes of two tracks from Phaedra (the title track and ‘Sequent C’). Therefore for the 5.1 mix on the blu-ray, the other two tracks – ‘Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares’ and ‘Moments of a Visionary’ – are Penteo upmixes (i.e. not ‘true’ 5.1 but according to SW these still sound “very good”).




Steven explains his approach below:




“My role was to create new stereo and 5.1 mixes of whatever could be found of the original album multitrack tapes, but that turned out to be only Ricochet and 2 tracks from Phaedra. However, a number of reels of unreleased music were also found, such that ‘In Search of Hades’ also includes a generous 8 CDs of previously unreleased material. Perhaps most notable amongst these is the previously unreleased full soundtrack to ‘Oedipus Tyrannus’ (75 minutes) recorded in July 1974. Extracts from these recording sessions have previously been included on Rubycon, Encore and the Virgin sampler album ‘V’, but the full 75 minute recording has for the first time been mixed in stereo and 5.1 for the box set.”




As well as the 5.1 mixes of Phaedra, Oedipus Tyrannus and Ricochet, the two blu-ray discs offer visual content in the form of a 1976 German TV performance and BBC Old Grey Whistle Test broadcast of Tangerine Dream at Coventry Cathedral.




The record label are calling this the “definitive statement of this period in Tangerine Dream’s history” and in terms of packaging this is presented as a hardback book featuring new sleeve notes, rare photographs and images of memorabilia.




In Search of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979 is released on 31 May 2019.




Track Listings:
    Tangerine Dream - In Search of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973 - 1979

    CD 1

    ‘Phaedra’ – released in 1974

    Phaedra – (17.36)
    Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares - (9.41)
    Moments of a Visionary – (7.55)
    Sequent C – (2.18)
    Bonus tracks:

    Phaedra (Steven Wilson stereo remix) (17.37)
    Sequent C (Steven Wilson stereo remix) (2.21)

    CD 2

    ‘November 1973 - Phaedra out-takes volume one’

    2nd Day (20.31)
    Flute Organ Piece (10.57)
    Phaedra Out-Take version 2A (20.37)
    All tracks previously unreleased

    CD 3

    ‘November 1973 - Phaedra out-takes volume two’

    Phaedra Out-Take 1 (11.43)
    Phaedra Out-Take 2B (5.42)
    2nd Side piece 1 (13.02)
    2nd Side piece 2 (9.17)
    Organ piece (5.49)
    All tracks previously unreleased

    CD 4

    ‘Live at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London – 16th June 1974’

    The Victoria Palace Concert Part One (46.54)
    Previously unreleased

    CD 5

    ‘Live at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London – 16th June 1974’

    The Victoria Palace Concert Part Two (28.16)
    The Victoria Palace Concert – Encore (13.01)
    Both tracks Previously unreleased

    CD 6

    ‘Oedipus Tyrannus’ - recorded in July 1974

    Overture (10.58)
    Act 1 (16.42)
    Act 2: Battle (10.05)
    Act 2: Baroque (8.53)
    Act 2: Zeus (5.39)
    Act 3 (22.08)
    All tracks previously unreleased

    Mixed by Steven Wilson

    CD 7

    ‘Live at the Rainbow, London – 27th October 1974’

    Introduction by John Peel (2.36)
    The Rainbow Concert Part One (36.51)
    The Rainbow Concert Part Two (29.22)
    All tracks previously unreleased

    CD 8

    ‘Live at the Rainbow, London – 27th October 1974’

    The Rainbow Concert Part Three (37.55)
    The Rainbow Concert Encore (12.27)
    Both tracks Previously unreleased

    CD 9

    ‘Rubycon’ – released in 1975

    Rubycon Part One (17.14)
    Rubycon Part Two (17.35)
    Bonus track:

    Rubycon (extended introduction) (15.04)
    Previously unreleased

    Mixed by Steven Wilson

    CD 10

    ‘The Royal Albert Hall, London 2nd April 1975’

    The Royal Albert Hall Concert – Part One (1:10.33)
    CD 11

    ‘The Royal Albert Hall, London 2nd April 1975’

    The Royal Albert Hall Concert – Part Two (40.13)
    The Royal Albert Hall Concert – Encore (13.46)
    CD 12

    ‘Ricochet’ – released in 1975

    Ricochet Part One (16.59)
    Ricochet Part Two (21.04)
    Bonus tracks:

    Ricochet Part One (17.06)
    Ricochet Part Two (21.21)
    Both tracks Steven Wilson new stereo remixes

    CD 13

    ‘Stratosfear’ – released in 1976

    Stratosfear (10.33)
    The Big Sleep in Search of Hades (4.27)
    3am at the Border of the Marsh from Okefenokee (8.48)
    Invisible Limits (11.25)
    Bonus tracks:

    Coventry Cathedral – The Original Film Soundtrack (34.02) - recorded 1975
    Previously unreleased (other than original broadcast)

    Stratosfear (single edit) (4.17)
    The Big Sleep in Search of Hades (single edit) (3.24)
    A & B-sides of promotional only single – released in 1976

    CD 14

    ‘Encore’ – released in 1977

    Cherokee Lane (16.24)
    Monolight (19.53)
    Cold Water Canyon (18.05)
    Desert Dream (14.47)
    Bonus tracks:

    Encore (3.14)
    Hobo March (4.49)
    A & B-sides of 7” single – released in 1977

    CD 15

    ‘Cyclone’ – released in 1978

    Bent Cold Sidewalk (13.07)
    Rising Runner Missed by Endless Sender (5.02)
    Madrigal Meridian (20.30)
    Bonus tracks:

    Haunted Heights (6.11)
    Barryl Blue (7.19)
    Taken from the compilation ‘70 – ‘80 – released in 1980

    CD 16

    ‘Force Majeure’ – released in 1979

    Force Majeure (18.18)
    Cloudburst Flight (7.28)
    Thru Metamorphic Rocks (14.30)
    Bonus track:

    Chimes and Chains (4.47)
    Taken from the compilation ‘70 – ‘80 – released in 1980

    Disc 17 – Blu-Ray

    ‘Phaedra’

    Phaedra (17.36)
    Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares (9.41)
    Moments of a Visionary (7.55)
    Sequent C (2.18)
    All tracks 5.1 Surround Sound & 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo mixes by Steven Wilson

    ‘Oedipus Tyrannus’ - recorded in July 1974

    Overture (10.58)
    Act 1 (16.42)
    Act 2: Battle (10.05)
    Act 2: Baroque (8.53)
    Act 2: Zeus (5.39)
    Act 3 (22.08)
    All tracks 5.1 Surround Sound & 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo mixes by Steven Wilson

    Disc 18 – Blu-Ray

    ‘Ricochet’

    Ricochet Part One (17.06)
    Ricochet Part Two (21.21)
    Both tracks 5.1 Surround Sound & 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo mixes by Steven Wilson

    Visual content:

    Tangerine Dream at Coventry Cathedral (27.50)
    From BBC TV Old Grey Whistle Test – 3rd October 1976

    Previously unreleased (other than original broadcast)

    Signale aus der Schwäbischen Strasse – (44.44)
    Tangerine Dream documentary & performance from NDR / SFB TV Germany – broadcast 23rd May 1976

    Previously unreleased (other than original German broadcast)
Artist Name(s):
Edgar Frose
Christopher Franke
Peter Baumann
Michael Hoenig
Steve Jolliffe
Klaus Krüger
Producer(s):
Steven Wilson
Release Year: 2019
Style:
Ambient, Berlin, Industrial, Minimal, Progressive, Space Rock, Soundtrack
Album Type:
Compilation, Studio
Formats:
Compact Disc, LP 33 1/3
Liscense:
Copyright
Label / Publishing
Label Name:
SuperDeluxeEdition CD, Burning Shed LP
Location:
London, UK
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