Tangerine Dream

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Tangerine Dream are a German electronic music group founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. The group has seen many personnel changes over the years, with Froese being the only continuous member until his death in January 2015. Noted electronic music artist, drummer, and composer Klaus Schulze was briefly a member in an early lineup. The best known and most constant line-up of the group, which worked during their most influential mid-1970s period, was a trio with Froese, Christopher Franke, and Peter Baumann. In the late 1970s, Johannes Schmoelling replaced Baumann, and this lineup was stable and extremely productive as well.

Tangerine Dream's recorded output has been prolific, having released over one hundred albums. Their work with the Ohr electronic music label, a period called the "Pink Years" because of a pink ear included in Ohr's logo, produced albums that had a pivotal role in the development of the musical genre known as krautrock. Their "Virgin Years," so-called because of their association with Virgin Records, produced albums that helped define what became known as the Berlin School of electronic music. These and later albums were influential in both the development of electronic dance music and also new-age music, although the band themselves disliked that term. From the late 1990s into the 2000s, Tangerine Dream continued to explore other styles of electronica.

Even with their many studio and live recordings, many fans were introduced to Tangerine Dream by their film soundtracks. The group created over sixty soundtracks which include those for the films Sorcerer, Thief, Risky Business, The Keep, Firestarter, Legend, Near Dark, Shy People, and Miracle Mile. They also composed the score for the video game Grand Theft Auto V.

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Year Title RatingReleases
1970 Electronic Meditation 3 7
1971 Alpha Centauri 3.5 8
1972 Zeit 4 9
1973 Atem 5 8
1974 Phaedra 4.25 15
1975 Rubycon 4.35 7
1976 Stratosfear 5 6
1978 Cyclone 3.5 6
1979 Force Majeure 4 6
1980 Tangram 4.5 6
1981 Exit 4 5
1982 White Eagle 3.5 4
1983 Hyperborea 4 8
1985 Le Parc 2 5
1986 Green Desert 4 7
1986 Underwater Sunlight 2.65 9
1987 Tyger 3.5 9
1988 Optical Race 3
1989 Lily on the Beach 4
1990 Melrose 3
1992 Quinoa 2
1992 Rockoon 5 2
1994 Turn of the Tides 6
1995 Tyranny of Beauty 5 4
1996 Goblins Club 4.5 5
1997 Ambient Monkeys 3
1998 The Hollywood Years, Volume 1 1
1998 The Hollywood Years, Volume 2 1
1999 Mars Polaris 1
2000 The Seven Letters From Tibet 2
2002 Inferno 2
2004 Purgatorio 1
2005 Kyoto 1
2005 Jeanne d'Arc 1
2006 Blue Dawn 1
2006 Paradiso 1
2006 Tangerine Dream Plays Tangerine Dream 1
2007 Springtime in Nagasaki 1
2007 Madcap's Flaming Duty 2
2007 Summer in Nagasaki 1
2007 One Times One 1
2007 Mars Mission Counter 1
2008 Purple Diluvial 1
2008 The Anthology Decades 1
2008 Views From a Red Train 2
2008 Autumn in Hiroshima 1
2009 Flame 1
2009 Chandra: The Phantom Ferry, Part I 1
2009 Winter in Hiroshima 1
2010 The Endless Season 2

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