Tangerine Dream 2007 Album For Barrett

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Tangerine Dream celebrate their 40th Anniversary in 2007 with the release of their latest album – “Madcap‚Äôs Flaming Duty”.

Released on 2nd April 2007, the album is dedicated to former Pink Floyd guitarist and songwriter Syd Barrett who died in July 2006.

Like Pink Floyd, Tangerine Dream went professional in 1967 and were pioneers in their field of electronic ethereal music. They have done music for over 40 films and TV series and their new album is eagerly anticipated.

Tangerine Dream are a German electronic music group founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. The band has undergone several personnel changes over the years, with Froese the only continuous member. Drummer and composer Klaus Schulze was a member of an early lineup, but the most stable version of the group during their influential mid-1970s period was as a keyboard trio with Froese, Christopher Franke, and Peter Baumann. Early in the 1980s, Johannes Schmoelling replaced Baumann, and this lineup, too, was stable and extremely productive.

Tangerine Dream’s early “Pink Years” albums had a pivotal role in the development of krautrock. Their “Virgin Years” and later albums became a defining influence on new age music.

The band is also known for their stunning soundtracks for William Friedkin’s 1977 film “Sorcerer” and Michael Mann’s 1981 film, “Thief” starring James Caan.

Inspiration For Album

The lyrics for each of the songs on the new album are adapted from English and American poets from 17th and 18th century literature by Bianca F. Acquaye. The music is written by Edgar Froese and Thorsten Quaeschning (see track listing and credits listed below).

The album recorded in Vienna and Berlin during October 2006 features Edgar Froese, Thorsten Quaeschning, Chris Housle, Bernhard Beibl, Linda Spa, Gynt Beator, Thomas Beator and Iris Camaa.

Free Promo CD

For a free copy of the promotional interview CD, please email your name and postal address to [email protected] while stocks last.

Track Listing:

01. ASTROPHEL AND STELLA
Music by Edgar Froese, Lyrics by Sir Phillip Sidney

02. SHAPE MY SIN
Music by Thorsten Quaeschning, Lyrics by Christian Torsa

03. THE BLESSED DAMOZEL
Music by Thorsten Quaeschning, Lyrics by Dante G. Rosetti

04. THE DIVORCE
Music by Edgar Froese, Lyrics by Thomas Stanley

05. A DREAM OF DEATH
Music by Thorsten Quaeschning, Lyrics by Edmund C. Stedman

06. HEAR THE VOICE
Music by Edgar Froese, Lyrics by William Blake

07. LAKE OF PONTCHARTRAIN
Music and lyrics ‘Irish Traditional’, Arranged by Edgar Froese and Thorsten Quaeschning

08. MAD SONG
Music by Edgar Froese, Lyrics by William Blake

09. ONE HOUR OF MADNESS
Music by Thorsten Quaeschning, Lyrics by Walt Whitman

10. MAN
Music by Edgar Froese, Lyrics by George Herbert

11. HYMN TO INTELLECTUAL BEAUTY
Music by Thorsten Quaeschning, Lyrics by Percy B. Shelley

12. SOLUTION OF ALL PROBLEMS
Music by Edgar Froese, Lyrics by Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Tangerine Dream 2007 (from left to right)
Linda Spa, Thorsten Quaeschning, Edgar Froese, Chris Housle, Bernhard Beibl, Iris Camaa

Album Credits

  • Edgar Froese – Keyboards, E-Guitar, Dobro, Blues Harp, Bass
  • Thorsten Quaeschning – Keyboards, V-Drums, Steel Drums, Recorder, E-bow Guitar
  • Chris Housle – Vocals
  • Bernhard Beibl – Electric+Acoustic Guitars, Violin, Mandolin
  • Linda Spa – Flute, Didgeridoo, modified Bagpipe
  • Iris Camaa – Percussion, Drums
  • Gynt Beator – Irish-Bouzouki, Bodhran
  • Thomas Beator – Irish-Bouzouki
  • Produced by Edgar Froese
  • Recorded October 2006 at Eastgate Studios Vienna and TownEnd Studios Berlin
  • Engineered by Simon Carr and Phil Norris
  • Studio Assistant: Christian Gstettner, Gert Palkovits
  • Mixed by Edgar Froese and Thorsten Quaeschning
  • Mastered by Thorsten Quaeschning
  • Artwork and Cover Design by Edgar Froese
  • Front Cover Zoom-o-Graphic by Edgar Froese
  • ‘Gertrude Stein reading Sophokles’ Lyric adaption by Bianca F.Acquaye from English and American poets from the 17th and 18th Century.

Sources: [ Peter @ Noble PR ]

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