Tangerine Dream - Pilots of Purple Twilight: The Virgin Recordings 1980 -1983

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by puffyrock2, Sep 11, 2020.

  1. puffyrock2

    puffyrock2 Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Exciting TD news....a follow-up box to "In Search of Hades" has been announced. This one is 10 discs and finishes off the Virgin Records era of the group. It doesn't appear that Steven Wilson was involved this time around. No remixed material or 5.1 Blu-Ray's. You still get very cool packaging similar to the first box and 4 discs of unreleased material, including the soundtrack to "The Keep".

    Read about it and see the packaging here...

    New Tangerine Dream Box Set, Pilots of Purple Twilight – The Virgin Recordings 1980 -1983
  2. folkfreak

    folkfreak Forum Resident

    Great. This one is for me. My favourite period (Tangram) and no blueray I can't play. Hopefully there is a download option.
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  3. ArpMoog

    ArpMoog Forum Resident

    The last great period. While I
    Prefer Baumann , Schmoelling is no slouch.
    moodyxadi, tspit74, klockwerk and 2 others like this.
  4. LivingForever

    LivingForever Always one more tomorrow...

    This is great, I actually prefer this period to the first box.
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  5. folkfreak

    folkfreak Forum Resident

    Also glad that I can replace my own needledrops of the Tatort tunes with hopefully better sounding versions.
  6. UlisesLima

    UlisesLima Well-Known Member

    I have In search of hades box, and this will be a great opportunity to complete Tangerine dream , as far as I am interested
    Can't find the price?
  7. SlimLee

    SlimLee Forum Resident

    Love the In Search of Hades release, I'll be really keen to get my hands on this and complete the set.
  8. Slim Zooms

    Slim Zooms Forum Resident

    Oh boy.
    I'll probably have to buy this. I do hope its reasonably priced like the Hades boxed set.
  9. Endymion

    Endymion Forum Resident

    Great news!
    And it's coming out in just five weeks from now!
  10. amonjamesduul

    amonjamesduul Forum Resident

    This is where i tune out for TD but i will still get it for completest reasons.Hoping something is in the works for the pink years.
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  11. Johnny Feathers

    Johnny Feathers Forum Resident

    Can't see why there wouldn't be, all of the CD contents from the previous set were available on iTunes.
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  12. Pim

    Pim Forum Resident

    Pre-ordered on Amazon. Initially thought it would be a cheap box like some of the other Virgin compilations which sequence many albums on 4 cd's set. Delighted to see it's a worth follow-up to In Search Of Hades.
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  13. Maurice

    Maurice Forum Resident

    North Yarmouth, ME
    Any US preorder links yet? Amazon U.K. isn’t shipping this stateside.
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  14. Antenociticus

    Antenociticus Forum Resident

    I checked Amazon in the UK and France - as you say, no shipping to the USA.
    Amazon in Germany only listing MP3s, no box sets yet.
    UDiscoverMusic are currently only listing it on their UK/EU site for $157 + shipping.
  15. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Raleigh, N.C.
    Insta-buy for me. Tangram and White Eagle were the first TD albums I ever heard, and while my tastes have "drifted backwards" in the last few years to the early Baumann years, those two Schmoelling albums (along with Thief), have always been among my favorites and still are.

    It's interesting that this box includes Thief (originally on Elektra) whereas the previous box didn't include Sorcerer. Are Elektra and Virgin owned by the same people now?
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  16. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Raleigh, N.C.
    Also, I guess I'll finally get to hear what "Beach Scene" sounds like, LOL... I've always been an "originalist" and have previously only sought out the editions of Thief that include the original tracklist.
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  17. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Essex, UK
    They didn't include the non-TD track from Thief, which is sad. I know it was done by someone else, but man it is a wonderful way to end that one, I'd hate to be without it.

    Plus, no surround sound, and no hi-res. So overall, a step back from the previous box, but still an essential purchase. Assuming, that is, the mastering is done well.
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  18. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Raleigh, N.C.
    @Wouter , were you involved in this one, too?
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  19. Slim Zooms

    Slim Zooms Forum Resident

    Amazon uk have also reduced In Search Of Hades to £99- ish.
    An excellent buy.
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  20. klockwerk

    klockwerk Forum Resident

    Ohio USA
    Cash in! No 5.1 or blu-rays. All great music but hardly essential, most of this has been available for quite some time.
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  21. Vaughan

    Vaughan Forum Resident

    Essex, UK
    Agree on the lack of surround and hi-res. And also agree that most of the music has been out there for sometime. Not only that, but very cheaply. Even today you could buy the main albums for very little.

    That said, the last campaign was the "Definitive Editions", and those - while sounding okay - have disgracefully cheap and uninformative booklets. Not to mention some of them are riddled with errors in the credits. At least there's some majesty in this set. Not to mention, the extras that are here. For 100 or so, this is actually a good buy if you don't already own the music (it's uniformly excellent, imo). It could have been better, of course, but it's enough to make me buy again. And I have at least four versions of the main albums already!
  22. uzn007

    uzn007 Pack Rat

    Raleigh, N.C.
    That only accounts for about half of this set.

    There are four discs of unreleased material (The Soldier, The Keep and the Dominion Concert), the Risky Business soundtrack has been OOP for years (CD is listed for $50 on Amazon at the moment), and Tatort is extremely rare.

    That seems like a good ratio to me. If they had included a blu-ray or two, we'd probably hear complaints that fans were being "forced" to buy all these studio albums over again just to get the blu-ray.
  23. hEARt PhoniX

    hEARt PhoniX living musical polyamory

    Leipzig, Germany
    Yes. I am going to get this. I like the way the last box was done, and this looks like a worthy follow-up. If they have been already recording digitally at the time, remixing will be the only option for high res. Depending if the individual tapes do still exist this may or not be an option at all.
    Does anyone know how these recordings have been done?
  24. Bruno Republic

    Bruno Republic Forum Resident

    Toronto, Canada
    Thief was only on Elektra in the US; everywhere else in the world it was on Virgin. IIRC the US edition includes Craig Safan's "Confrontation"; the Virgin version replaced it with "Beach Scene".
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  25. head_unit

    head_unit Forum Resident

    Los Angeles CA USA
    Jeez, I gotta listen to that just for the title!

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