Tangerine Dream - Pilots Of Purple Twilight: The Virgin Recordings 1980-1983 : 10 CD box set with hard bound book (due to weight, this price for the USA only. Outside of the USA, the price will be adjusted as needed)

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"Tangerine Dream are one of the true pioneers of electronic and ambient music, and the albums they recorded for Virgin Records between 1980 and 1983 remain classics of the genre. Off the back of the success of In Search Of Hades, this 10CD box set showcasing the next chapter in this period of Tangerine Dream’s history.
The box set features newly re-mastered versions of the albums Tangram, Thief, Exit, White Eagle, Logos, Hyperborea along with the previously unreleased soundtracks from the films The Soldier, the 1982 movie directed by James Glickenhaus and The Keep from the 1983 movie directed by Michael Mann, something of a holy grail for Tangerine Dream fans. All audio has been re-mastered from the original master tapes by Ben Wiseman.
Pilots of Purple Twilight also features additional previously unreleased material across 4 discs, including the full concert at The Dominion Theatre, London (November 1982). In addition to this the soundtrack to Thief includes an extended promotional only version of “Dr. Destructo”, White Eagle features six bonus tracks recorded for the German television crime drama series Tatort (originally released on a 12-inch single and a 7-inch single in Germany only), all of which are released for the first time on CD and digitally. Finally, Hyperborea includes five bonus tracks originally issued on the Virgin soundtrack LP for the movie Risky Business, including Tangerine Dream’s biggest streaming track, Love On A Real Train.
Pilots Of Purple Twilight is lavishly packaged with a hard-back book with a new essay and many rare photographs and memorabilia."


  • LabelVirgin
  • UPC0602508970085
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Really nice boxed set of Tangerine Dream's second classic period,....In Search of Hades gathered the early Virgin classics where the band was based on improvisation with Peter Baumann,...this box covers the years when Baumann was out and a new man and new technology removed the need for pure improv and made a new "tuneful" era of TD! Could this be Tangerine Dream's true Progressive Rock period? Hearing this era separately from the rest makes me think it just might be! This is just as great as the last box set , and still has the "dark heart" of Tangerine Dream in place...yes, the tunes were sneaking their way into "the Dream", but the "unicorns and rainbows" (as my one friend called "that sound" ) were still a while away. The last classic albums from the 1980's are all here plus the whole concert that the album LOGOS was based on is here too, and it's much more strange that I'd have guessed from that album's material . As usual with TD a live album was mostly "live" just in name....so it's good to hear a real live document on it's own here! A few soundtracks are in evidence too...cuts from Risky Business are well known....but The Soldier and best of all The Keep make a showing for the first time also. The Keep material is the actual planned album that was cancelled way back when....so even if you have one of the bootleg CDs from recent times....this is much different. I've really noticed that once tangerine Dream left Virgin the true "slide" began to a lost "new Age" era.....so here are really the last vestiges of classic TD! Only a few recordings from the 1980's were of interest beyond this ...like PERGAMON (but I now know it was recorded in the era of this box set!),so the best stops here. A fine set...get it while it's hot!
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