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Sphinx Lightning

This composition is indexed at five points on some CD releases. For convenience of reference, these sections are entitled in this discgraphy as follows:
  • 00:00 - Sphinx Lightning (Section 1) 2:52
  • 02:52 - Sphinx Lightning (Section 2) 6:06
  • 08:58 - Sphinx Lightning (Section 3) 3:47
  • 12:45 - Sphinx Lightning (Section 4) 3:55
  • 16:40 - Sphinx Lightning (Section 5) 3:16


There are several official versions of this composition:
  • the original studio recording from 1983
  • a short remix of Section 4 and 5 from 1994
  • a remix of Section 5 from 2006
  • a remix of Section 1 to 4 from 2007
  • a long live recording from 2007, combined from the former two remixes
  • a short live recording from 2007, basing on the 2006 remix
  • a studio re-recording from 2008
  • six live recordings from 2008 and 2009


Details

Recording year1983
Composer(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Johannes Schmoelling
Alternate Title(s)Hyper Sphinx, Sphinx Red Lightning


Records

Tangerine Dream: Official Releases
1983Hyperborea [a] 19:56
1994Tangents [a] [1994 remix of Section 4 and 5]4:54
2006Plays Tangerine Dream [a] [Titled Sphinx Red Lightning][2006 remix of Section 4 and 5]4:56
2007Sleeping Watches Snoring In Silence [a] [Titled Hyper Sphinx][2007 remix of Section 1 to 4]14:21
London Astoria Club Concert 2007 [a] [Titled Hyper Sphinx][2007 live version]19:00
Orange Odyssey [a] [Titled Hyper Sphinx][2007 live version of Section 4 and 5]4:50
Booster [a] [Titled Hyper Sphinx][2007 remix of Section 1 to 4]14:20
One Night In Space [a] [Titled Sphinx Red Lightning][2007 live version of Section 4 and 5]4:52
2008Hyperborea 2008 [a] [2008 re-recording]19:12
Loreley [a] [Titled Red Sphinx Lightning][2008 live version]15:26
Loreley [b] [Titled Red Sphinx Lightning][2008 live version]16:09
2009The London Eye Concert [a] [Titled Sphinx Lightning Part 1][2008 live version of Section 1 and 2]7:45
The London Eye Concert [b] [Titled Sphinx Lightning Part 1][2008 live version of Section 1 and 2]7:45
The London Eye Concert [c] [Titled Sphinx Lightning Part 1][2008 live version of Section 1 and 2]8:03
The London Eye Concert [a] [Titled Sphinx Lightning Part 2][2008 live version of Section 4 and 5]6:25
The London Eye Concert [b] [Titled Sphinx Lightning Part 2][2008 live version of Section 4 and 5]6:25
The London Eye Concert [c] [Titled Sphinx Lightning Part 2][2008 live version of Section 4 and 5]6:44
The London Eye Concert [a] [Titled Sphinx Lightning Part 1][2008 live version of Section 1 and 2]7:56
Live @ Dussmann Berlin [a] [2009 live version of Section 1 and 2]8:05
Rocking Out The Bats [a] [2009 live version]5:57
Rocking Out The Bats [b] [2009 live version]5:57
2010Izu [a] [Titled Red Sphinx Lightning][2009 live version]5:50
Izu [b] [Titled Red Sphinx Lightning][2009 live version]7:05
Izu [c] [Titled Red Sphinx Lightning][2009 live version]7:05
2012The Virgin Years 1977-1983 [a] 19:52
Tangerine Dream: Fan Releases
2003Tangerine Leaves Volume 13: Dresden 1983 [a] [Titled Blue Wonder / Sphinx Lightning (Excerpt)][1983 live version of Section 4 and 5]5:12


Live Performances

1983Nov 26 - Dec 10East Europe Concerts 1983
2007April 20London Astoria (UK)
July 01Eberswalde Marktplatz (Germany)
October 07Frankfurt Alte Oper (Germany)
2008July 18St. Goarshausen Loreley Open Air (Germany)
November 01London The Forum Kentishtown (UK)
November 01London The Forum Kentishtown (UK)
November 02Edinburgh The Picture House (UK)
November 02Edinburgh The Picture House (UK)
November 07Los Angeles UCLA Royce Hall (USA)
2009May 30Berlin Kulturkaufhaus Dussmann (Germany)
August 29Northeim Waldbühne (Germany)
August 30Berlin Citadelle Spandau (Germany)
September 05Peninsula Izu Cycle Sports Center (Japan)

 

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