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, featuring 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.
‘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.
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.
CD One: “Phaedra” – Released as Virgin V 2010 in 1974
Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares
Moments of a Visionary
[Bonus track] Phaedra (Steven Wilson 2018 stereo remix)
[Bonus track] Sequent C (Steven Wilson 2018 stereo remix)
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 Mixed by Steven Wilson
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 Mixed by Steven Wilson Previously unreleased
Rubycon Part One
Rubycon Part Two
[Bonus track] Rubycon (extended introduction)
CD Ten: “The Royal Albert Hall, London 2nd April 1975”
The Royal Albert Hall Concert – Part One
CD Eleven: “The Royal Albert Hall, London 2nd April 1975”
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 (Steven Wilson 2018 stereo remix)
[Bonus track] Ricochet Part Two (Steven Wilson 2018 stereo remix)
CD Thirteen: “Stratosfear” – Released as Virgin V 2068 in 1976
The Big Sleep in Search of Hades
3am at the Border of the Marsh from Okefenokee
[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 Fourteen: “Encore” – Released as Virgin VD 2506 in 1977
Cold Water Canyon
[Bonus track] Encore
[Bonus track] Hobo March
CD Fifteen: “Cyclone” – Released as Virgin V 2097 in 1978
Bent Cold Sidewalk
Rising Runner Missed by Endless Sender
[Bonus track] Haunted Heights
[Bonus track] Barryl Blue
CD Sixteen: “Force Majeure” – Released as Virgin V 2111 in 1979
Thru Metamorphic Rocks
[Bonus track] Chimes and Chains
Disc Seventeen – Blu Ray: 5.1 Surround Sound & 96 kHz / 24-bit stereo Steven Wilson Mixes
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 Eighteen – 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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