Tangerine Dream

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It's very difficult to recommend this release to any serious Tangerine Dream fan. Why? Simply because all of these tracks have been released before on other compilations of TD Eastgate/TDI releases, making this a compilation of other compilations. It's a tricky business, but that's what it is, business. There has been no further remastering of the sound -- which was excellent in the first place -- and the only thing that's really "new" here is the digipack and its design. It's also difficult to recommend this set to those new to TD, simply because there is so much other material that's more cohesive and more important than what's here, from Edgar Froese's various incarnations of the band. There is also a troubling issue when it comes to songwriting credits: Froese's are clearly credited, but other members' contributions, such as Froese's son Jerome's tunes, are credited to Tangerine Dream. The bottom line, at least from an observer's point of view, is that these Documents Classics/Eastgate Music compilations are a cash grab, pure and simple. There isn't anything particularly wrong with the music itself, but since fans more than likely already have it in some form or other already, why shell out the cash again?

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