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Tangerine Dream Box Set ‘In Search Of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973-79’ Set For Release

The titles the pioneering Berlin outfit recorded for Virgin Records between 1973 and 1979 remain electronic music classics.

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Tangerine Dream In Search Of Hades

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. Scroll down to read the full tracklist and buy it here.

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In Search Of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979:

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)

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  1. MelC

    April 19, 2019 at 4:37 pm

    The correct track listing

    CD One: “Phaedra” – Released as Virgin V 2010 in 1974
    Phaedra
    Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares
    Movements of a Visionary
    Sequent C
    [Bonus track] Phaedra – 2018 remix (17.37) *
    [Bonus track] Sequent C – 2018 remix (2.21) *

    CD Two: November 1973 – Phaedra outtakes volume one – previously unreleased
    2nd Day (20.30) *
    Flute Organ Piece (10.58) *
    Phaedra Out-Take version 2A (20.36) *

    CD Three: 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 Four: “Live at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London – 16th June 1974” – previously unreleased
    The Victoria Palace Concert Part One

    CD Five: “Live at the Victoria Palace Theatre, London – 16th June 1974” – previously unreleased
    The Victoria Palace Concert Part Two
    The Victoria Palace Concert – Encore

    CD Six: “Oedipus Tyrannus” – Recorded in July 1974 – previously unreleased
    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 Seven: “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 Eight: “Live at the Rainbow, London – 27th October 1974” – previously unreleased
    The Rainbow Concert Part Three
    The Rainbow Concert Encore

    CD Nine: “Rubycon” – Released as Virgin V 2025 in 1975
    Rubycon Part One
    Rubycon Part Two
    [Bonus track] Rubycon (extended introduction) (15.04) – previously unreleased *

    CD Ten: “The Royal Albert Hall, London 2nd April 1975”- previously unreleased
    The Royal Albert Hall Concert – Part One

    CD Eleven: “The Royal Albert Hall, London 2nd April 1975”- previously unreleased
    The Royal Albert Hall Concert – Part Two
    The Royal Albert Hall Concert – Encore

    CD Twelve: “Ricochet” – Released as Virgin V 2044 in 1975
    Ricochet Part One
    Ricochet Part Two
    [Bonus track] Ricochet Part One – 2018 remix (17.06) *
    [Bonus track] Ricochet Part Two – 2018 remix (21.21) *

    CD Thirteen: “Stratosfear” – Released as Virgin V 2068 in 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 (34.02)
    [Bonus track] Stratosfear (single edit)
    [Bonus track] The Big Sleep in Search of Hades (single edit)

    CD Fourteen: “Encore” – Released as Virgin VD 2506 in 1977
    Cherokee Lane
    Monolight
    Cold Water Canyon
    Desert Dream
    [Bonus track] Encore (3.14)
    [Bonus track] Hobo March (4.19)

    CD Fifteen: “Cyclone” – Released as Virgin V 2097 in 1978
    Bent Cold Sidewalk
    Rising Runner Missed by Endless Sender
    Madrigal Meridian
    [Bonus track] Haunted Heights (6.11)
    [Bonus track] Barryl Blue (7.19)

    CD Sixteen: “Force Majeure” – Released as Virgin V 2111 in 1979
    Force Majeure
    Cloudburst Flight
    Thru Metamorphic Rocks
    [Bonus track] Chimes and Chains (4.47)

    Disc Seventeen – Blu Ray: 5.1 Surround Sound & 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo
    Phaedra – 2018 remix [Phaedra] *
    Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares – Penteo 5.1 upmix [Phaedra] *
    Movements of a Visionary – Penteo 5.1 upmix [Phaedra] *
    Sequent C – 2018 remix [Phaedra] *
    Overture (10.58) [Oedipus Tyrannus] *
    Act 1 (16.42) [Oedipus Tyrannus] *
    Act 2: Battle (10.05) [Oedipus Tyrannus] *
    Act 2: Baroque (8.53) [Oedipus Tyrannus] *
    Act 2: Zeus (5.39) [Oedipus Tyrannus] *
    Act 3 (22.08) [Oedipus Tyrannus] *

    Disc Eighteen – Blu Ray: 5.1 Surround Sound & 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo
    Ricochet Part One – 2018 remix [Ricochet] *
    Ricochet Part Two – 2018 remix [Ricochet] *
    Tangerine Dream at Coventry Cathedral [Visual content] (27.20)
    Signale aus der Schwäbischen Strasse – Tangerine Dream documentary & performance (NDR / SFB TV Germany – 23rd May 1976). (44.44)

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