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Tyger

There are several official versions of this composition:
  • the original vocal studio recording from 1987 (and an excerpt of it)
  • an instrumental live recording from 1988
  • a vocal remix from 1992


Details

Recording year1987
Composer(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Paul Haslinger


Records

Tangerine Dream: Official Releases
1987Tyger [a] 5:48
Tyger [b] 5:48
Tyger [c] 5:49
Tyger [d] 5:49
Tyger [d] [Titled Tyger (7" version)]4:27
Tyger [e] [1992 remix]5:13
Tyger/21st Century Common Man [b] 5:49
Tyger/21st Century Common Man [a] [Titled Tyger (7" version)]4:27
Tyger/21st Century Common Man [b] [Titled Tyger (7" version)]4:27
1989The Best Of Tangerine Dream [a] 5:49
The Best Of Tangerine Dream [b] 5:49
1993The Story Of Tangerine Dream [a] 5:49
1995Atmospherics [a] 5:53
Book Of Dreams [a] [Titled Tyger (Jungle Mystery Song)]5:37
1996The Dream Roots Collection [a] [Titled Tyger (Jungle Mystery Song)]5:37
2000i-Box [a] [Titled Tyger (William Blake Poem)]5:37
2003Rockface [a] [Titled Tyger (Instrumental)][1988 live version]4:58
2009Ballads [a] [Titled Tyger (Instrumental)][1988 live version]4:58
Tangerine Dream: Bootlegs
1992Sound And Effects [a] [1988 live version]4:41
Ardem 'O' [a] [1988 live version, part of the track Ardem 'O' Part One & Part Two]4:35
199320th Century Serenades [a] [1987 live version]6:00
1994Spherical Harmonics One [a] [1988 live version, part of the track Kaleidoscopic Visions Parts 1-15]4:53
Tangerine Dream: Fan Releases
2003Tangerine Leaves Volume 4: Toronto 1988 [a] [1988 live version]4:57
Tangerine Leaves Volume 19: Hoffman Estates 1988 [a] [Titled Tyger (Instrumental)][1988 live version]4:57
2004Tangerine Tree Volume 38: Berlin 1987 [a] [1987 live version]5:50
Tangerine Tree Volume 42: New Haven 1988 [a] [Titled Tyger (Instrumental)][1988 live version]4:50
2005Tangerine Leaves Volume 31: Los Angeles 1988 [a] [Titled Tyger (Instrumental)][1988 live version]4:51
Tangerine Leaves Volume 48: New Orleans 1988 [a] [1988 live version]4:53
Tangerine Leaves Volume 56: Milwaukee 1988 [a] [Titled Tyger (Instrumental)][1988 live version]4:49
2006Tangerine Tree Volume 85: New York 1988 [a] [Titled Tyger (Instrumental)][1988 live version]4:49
Tangerine Leaves Volume 69: Columbus 1988 [a] [1988 live version]4:50
Tangerine Leaves Volume 88: Sarasota 1988 [a] [1988 live version]4:52


Live Performances

1987August 01West Berlin Platz der Republik (Germany)
1988Aug 25 - Sep 28North America Tour 1988


Lyrics


Tyger, Tyger, burning bright
In the forests of the night

 


In what distant deeps or skies
Burnt the fire of thine eyes?
On what wings dare he aspire?
What the hand dare seize the fire?

 


Tyger, Tyger, burning bright
In the forests of the night,
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

 


And what shoulder, and what art
Could twist the sinews of thy heart?
And when the heart began to beat
What dread hand, and what dread feet?

 


What the hammer? What the chain?
In what furnace was thy brain?
What the anvil? What dead grasp
Dare its deadly terrors clasp?

 


Tyger, Tyger, burning bright
In the forests of the night
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

 


When the stars threw down their spears
And watered heaven with their tears
Did he smile his work to see?
Did he who made the lamb make thee?

 


Tyger, Tyger, burning bright
In the forests of the night
What immortal hand or eye
Dare frame thy fearful symmetry?

 


(Written by William Blake)

 

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