Author Topic: Tangerine Dream Box Set ‘In Search Of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973-79'  (Read 183 times)



A multi-disc CD + blu-ray box set, In Search Of Hades, containing Tangerine Dream’s trailblazing 1970s recordings for Virgin Records is set for release through UMC/Virgin on 31 May.

Tangerine Dream were one of the true pioneers of electronic and ambient music and the albums they recorded for Virgin Records between 1973 and 1979 remain classics of the genre. In Search of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973 – 1979 is the definitive statement of this period in Tangerine Dream’s history.

The box 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 new Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound mixes of Phaedra and Ricochet by Steven Wilson.

Additionally, In Search of Hades includes 8 CDs of previously unreleased material; 3 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 and remixed in 5.1 Surround Sound and Stereo by Steven Wilson.

The new box also includes 2 CDs of previously unreleased outtakes from the Phaedra sessions at The Manor Studios, Oxfordshire in November 1973 and the surviving 35-minute live recording from Coventry Cathedral in October 1975.

The box set features 2 Blu-Ray discs featuring the 5.1 mixes of Phaedra, Oedipus Tyrannus and Ricochet, along with a 1976 German TV performance and BBC Old Grey Whistle Test broadcast of Tangerine Dream at Coventry Cathedral.

In Search of Hades is lavishly packaged with a hardback book featuring new liner notes and rare photographs and memorabilia.

In Search of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973 – 1979 is out on 31 May

CD One: Phaedra (1974)
‘Phaedra’
‘Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares’
‘Moments of a Visionary’
‘Sequent C’
[Bonus track] ‘Phaedra’ (Steven Wilson 2018 stereo remix)
[Bonus track] ‘Sequent C’ (Steven Wilson 2018 stereo remix)

CD 2: November 1973 – Phaedra outtakes volume one – previously unreleased
‘2nd Day’
‘Flute Organ Piece’
‘Phaedra Out-Take version 2A’

CD3: November 1973 – Phaedra outtakes volume two – previously unreleased
‘Phaedra Out-Take 1’ (11.42)
‘Phaedra Out-Take 2B’ (5.42)
‘2nd Side piece 1’ (13.05)
‘2nd Side piece 2’ (9.18)
‘Organ piece’ (5.48)

CD 4: Live at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London – 16th June 1974 – Previously unreleased
‘The Victoria Palace Concert Part One’

CD 5: Live at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London – 16th June 1974 – Previously unreleased
‘The Victoria Palace Concert Part Two’
‘The Victoria Palace Concert – Encore’

CD 6: Oedipus Tyrannus – Recorded in July 1974 Previously unreleased Mixed by Steven Wilson
‘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)

CD 7: Live at the Rainbow, London – 27th October 1974 – Previously unreleased
‘Introduction by John Peel’
‘The Rainbow Concert Part One’
‘The Rainbow Concert Part Two’

CD 8: Live at the Rainbow, London – 27th October 1974 – Previously unreleased
‘The Rainbow Concert Part Three’
‘The Rainbow Concert Encore’

CD 9: Rubycon (1975) Mixed by Steven Wilson – Previously unreleased
‘Rubycon Part One’
‘Rubycon Part Two’
‘[Bonus track] Rubycon’ (extended introduction)

CD 10: The Royal Albert Hall, London 2nd April 1975
‘The Royal Albert Hall Concert – Part One’

CD 11: The Royal Albert Hall, London 2nd April 1975
‘The Royal Albert Hall Concert – Part Two’
‘The Royal Albert Hall Concert – Encore’

CD 12: Ricochet (1975)
‘Ricochet Part One’
‘Ricochet Part Two’
‘[Bonus track] Ricochet Part One’ (Steven Wilson 2018 stereo remix)
‘[Bonus track] Ricochet Part Two’ (Steven Wilson 2018 stereo remix)

CD 13: Stratosfear (1976)
‘Stratosfear’
‘The Big Sleep in Search of Hades’
‘3am at the Border of the Marsh from Okefenokee’
‘Invisible Limits’
[Bonus track] ‘Coventry Cathedral’ – The original film soundtrack
[Bonus track] ‘Stratosfear'(single edit) [Recorded at Coventry Cathedral – 4th October 1975, Previously unreleased]
[Bonus track] ‘The Big Sleep in Search of Hades’ (single edit) [Recorded at Coventry Cathedral – 4th October 1975, Previously unreleased]

CD 14: Encore (1977)
‘Cherokee Lane’
‘Monolight’
‘Cold Water Canyon’
‘Desert Dream’
[Bonus track] ‘Encore’
[Bonus track] ‘Hobo March’

CD 15: Cyclone (1978)
‘Bent Cold Sidewalk’
‘Rising Runner Missed by Endless Sender’
‘Madrigal Meridian’
[Bonus track] ‘Haunted Heights’
[Bonus track] ‘Barryl Blue’

CD 16: Force Majeure (1979)
‘Force Majeure’
‘Cloudburst Flight’
‘Thru Metamorphic Rocks’
[Bonus track] ‘Chimes and Chains’

Disc 17 – Blu Ray: 5.1 Surround Sound & 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo Steven Wilson Mixes
Phaedra [Phaedra]
Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares [Phaedra]
Moments of a Visionary [Phaedra]
Sequent C [Phaedra]
Overture (10.58) [Oedipus Tyrannus – Recorded in July 1974]
Act 1 (16.42) [Oedipus Tyrannus – Recorded in July 1974]
Act 2: Battle (10.05) [Oedipus Tyrannus – Recorded in July 1974]
Act 2: Baroque (8.53) [Oedipus Tyrannus – Recorded in July 1974]
Act 2: Zeus (5.39) [Oedipus Tyrannus – Recorded in July 1974]
Act 3 (22.08) [Oedipus Tyrannus – Recorded in July 1974]

Disc 18 – Blu Ray: 5.1 Surround Sound & 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo Steven Wilson Mixes
Ricochet Part One [Ricochet]
Ricochet Part Two [Ricochet]
Tangerine Dream at Coventry Cathedral [Visual content]
[BBC TV “Old Grey Whistle Test” – 3rd October 1976] Signale aus der Schwäbischen Strasse – Tangerine Dream documentary & performance (NDR / SFB TV Germany – 23rd May 1976)

BlodwynPig

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Nice, but unnecessary as much of this stuff has been released multiple times - I even have the 'unreleased' material as bootlegs. Love the artwork and would be interested to hear how Steve Wilson handles the remixing.