Tangerine Dream Announces Massive 16-CD 1970's Box Set With Unreleased Music, Remasters

Bring all of the best of Tangerine Dream into one place.
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Revered progressive electronic trio Tangerine Dream have announced a massive 16 CD, two blueray box set titled In Search Of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979 that will cover their music from the 1970s. The box set has 8 CDs and 2 blu-rays of unreleased music and video content, seven classic CDs remastered and a lot more.

Iconic albums like Phaedra, Rubycon, Ricochet, Stratosfear, Encore, Cyclone and Force Majeure are all present and newly remastered in stereo for this box set. There are also studio outtakes from the Phaedra sessions. Tangerine Dream include the unissued soundtrack to the theatrical play Oedipus Tyrannus, in addition to footage on blu-ray.

There will be more than just music however. The massive box set also includes a 68-page hardback book containing a new essay and unseen photographs of the group. Sleeve notes have quotes from Edgar Froese and Steve Joliffe.

Tangerine Dream ‘In Search of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973 – 1979’

Tangerine Dream was at their peak in the 1970s, so this is bringing all of that into one place. The box set will be released on June 14 and is available to pre-order here.

CD One:

Phaedra (1974)

1. “Phaedra”
2. “Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares”
3. “Moments of a Visionary”
4. “Sequent C”

Bonus tracks:

5. “Phaedra” (Steven Wilson stereo remix)
6. “Sequent C” (Steven Wilson stereo remix)

CD Two:

November 1973 – Phaedra Outtakes Volume 1

1. “2nd Day”
2. “Flute Organ Piece”
3. “Phaedra Out-Take version 2A”

All tracks previously unreleased

CD Three:

November 1973 – Phaedra Outtakes Volume 2

1. “Phaedra Out-Take 1”
2. “Phaedra Out-Take 2B”
3. “2nd Side piece 1”
4. “2nd Side piece 2”
5. “Organ piece”

All tracks previously unreleased

CD Four:

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

1. “The Victoria Palace Concert Part One”

Previously unreleased

CD Five:

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

1. “The Victoria Palace Concert Part Two”
2. “The Victoria Palace Concert – Encore”

Both tracks Previously unreleased

CD Six:

Oedipus Tyrannus – recorded in July 1974

1. “Overture”
2. “Act 1”
3. “Act 2: Battle”
4. “Act 2: Baroque”
5. “Act 2: Zeus”
6. “Act 3”

All tracks previously unreleased

Mixed by Steven Wilson

CD Seven:

Live at the Rainbow, London – 27th October 1974

1. “Introduction by John Peel”
2. “The Rainbow Concert Part One”
3. “The Rainbow Concert Part Two”

All tracks previously unreleased

CD Eight:

Live at the Rainbow, London – 27th October 1974

1. “The Rainbow Concert Part Three”
2. “The Rainbow Concert Encore”

Both tracks previously unreleased

CD Nine:

Rubycon (1975)

1. “Rubycon Part One”
2. “Rubycon Part Two”

Bonus track:

3. “Rubycon (extended introduction)”

Previously unreleased

Mixed by Steven Wilson

CD 10:

The Royal Albert Hall, London 2nd April 1975

“The Royal Albert Hall Concert – Part One”

CD 11:

‘The Royal Albert Hall, London 2 April 1975

1. “The Royal Albert Hall Concert – Part Two”
2. “The Royal Albert Hall Concert – Encore”

CD 12:

Ricochet (1975)

1. “Ricochet Part One”
2. “Ricochet Part Two”

Bonus tracks:

3. “Ricochet Part One”
4. “Ricochet Part Two”

Both tracks Steven Wilson new stereo remixes

CD 13:

Stratosfear (1976)

1. “Stratosfear”
2. “The Big Sleep in Search of Hades”
3. “3am at the Border of the Marsh from Okefenokee”
4. “Invisible Limits”

Bonus tracks:

5. “Coventry Cathedral – The Original Film Soundtrack” (recorded 1975)

Previously unreleased (other than original broadcast)

6. “Stratosfear”
7. The Big Sleep in Search of Hades”
A & B-sides of promotional-only 1976 single

CD 14:

Encore (1977)

1. “Cherokee Lane”
2. “Monolight”
3. “Cold Water Canyon”
4. “Desert Dream”

Bonus tracks:

5. “Encore”
6. “Hobo March”
A & B-sides of seven-inch 1977 single

CD 15:

Cyclone (1978)

1. “Bent Cold Sidewalk”
2. “Rising Runner Missed by Endless Sender”
3. “Madrigal Meridian”

Bonus tracks:

4. “Haunted Heights”
5. “Barryl Blue”

Taken from the 1980 compilation ‘70 – ‘80

CD 16:

Force Majeure (1979)

1. “Force Majeure”
2. “Cloudburst Flight”
3. “Thru Metamorphic Rocks”

Bonus track:

4. “Chimes and Chains”

Taken from the 1980 compilation ‘70 – ‘80

Disc 17 – Blu-Ray:

Phaedra

1. “Phaedra”
2. “Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares”
3. “Moments of a Visionary”
4. “Sequent C”

All tracks 5.1 Surround Sound & 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo mixes by Steven Wilson

Oedipus Tyrannusrecorded July 1974

1. “Overture”
2. “Act 1”
3. “Act 2: Battle”
4. “Act 2: Baroque”
5. “Act 2: Zeus”
6. “Act 3”

All tracks 5.1 Surround Sound & 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo mixes by Steven Wilson

Disc 18 – Blu-Ray:

Ricochet

1. “Ricochet Part One”
2. “Ricochet Part Two”

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