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Unicorn Theme

There are several official versions of this composition:
  • the original short instrumental studio recording from 1985
  • the original long studio recording with vocals by Jon Anderson from 1985
  • two slightly different live recordings from 1986
  • a short live recording from 1997
  • a studio re-recording from 2006
  • a live recording from 2006
  • a studio re-recording from 2007
  • two live recordings from 2008
  • a studio re-recording from 2008
  • a live recording from 2009 (based on the 2008 re-recording)
  • three live recordings from 2009, 2011 and 2012 (based on the 2007 re-recording)

There is as well a studio recording of the long version as played live in 1986, and there is another vocal version with vocals by Susanne Pawlitzki, but none of these two versions has been officially released yet.

Details

Recording year1985
Composer(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Johannes Schmoelling
Alternate Title(s)Beyond The Cottage And The Lake, Loved By The Sun, Unicorn Saga


Records

Tangerine Dream: Official Releases
1986Legend [a] 3:27
Legend [a] [Titled Loved By The Sun][Vocal version, vocals performed by Jon Anderson]5:57
1995Dream Music 2 [a] [Part of the track Legend - Suite][Performed by Mark Ayres]3:15
2000i-Box [a] [Titled Unicorn Saga (Live)][1997 live version]3:56
2004Ottawa - June 20th 1986 [a] [1986 live version]7:16
2005Cleveland - June 24th 1986 [a] [1986 live excerpt]6:20
2006Plays Tangerine Dream [a] [Titled Loved By The Sun][2006 re-recording]3:35
Live At The Tempodrome Berlin [a] [Titled Loved By The Sun][2006 live version]4:03
2007One Times One [a] [Titled Loved By The Sun][2007 re-recording]3:38
2008Booster II [a] [Titled Beyond The Cottage And The Lake][2008 re-recording]4:39
2009The London Eye Concert [a] [Titled Loved By The Sun][2008 live version]6:27
The London Eye Concert [b] [Titled Loved By The Sun][2008 live version]6:27
The London Eye Concert [c] [Titled Loved By The Sun][2008 live version]6:28
The London Eye Concert [a] [Titled Loved By The Sun][2008 live version]5:23
Rocking Out The Bats [a] [Titled Beyond The Cottage And The Lake][2009 live version]4:24
Rocking Out The Bats [b] [Titled Beyond The Cottage And The Lake][2009 live version]4:24
2010Izu [a] [Titled Loved By The Sun][2009 live version]5:07
Izu [b] [Titled Loved By The Sun][2009 live version]3:42
Izu [c] [Titled Loved By The Sun][2009 live version]3:42
2012Live At Admiralspalast Berlin [a] [Titled Loved By The Sun][2012 live version]4:09
Live At Admiralspalast Berlin [b] [Titled Loved By The Sun][2012 live version]4:20
2013Starmus - Sonic Universe [a] [Titled Loved By The Sun][2011 live version]3:28
Tangerine Dream: Bootlegs
1990Parisian Dreams Too [a] [1986 live version, part of the track Themes From Legend]7:15
1993Sonambulistic Imagery [a] [Titled Imagery Three][1986 live version]7:47
1997Electronic Orgy [a] 7:02
1998Traumzeit [a] 7:02
2005Legend [a] [Titled The Unicorns]3:22
Legend [a] 7:01
Legend [a] [Titled Unicorn Saga][1997 live version]3:55
Legend [a] [Titled Loved By The Sun]5:56
Legend [a] [Titled The Unicorn Song][Vocal version]3:11
Tangerine Dream: Fan Releases
2003Tangerine Tree Volume 24: Laguna Hills 1986 [a] [Titled Unicorn Theme (Long Version)][1986 live version]8:00
Tangerine Leaves Volume 12: Ottawa 1986 [a] [1986 live version]7:16
Tangerine Tree Volume 35: Birmingham 1986 [a] [Titled Unicorn Theme (Long Version)][1986 live version]8:25
Tangerine Tree Volume 36: Assorted Secrets [a] [Titled Loved By The Sun (Alternate Version)][Vocal version, vocals performed by Susanne Pawlitzki]3:11
Tangerine Leaves Volume 25: Oxford 1986 [a] [Titled Unicorn Theme (Long Version)][1986 live version]8:03
2004Tangerine Tree Volume 44: Toronto 1986 [a] [Titled Unicorn Theme (Long Version)][1986 live version]7:23
Tangerine Tree Volume 50: Assorted Secrets 2 [a] [Titled Unicorn Theme (Long Version)]7:04
2005Tangerine Leaves Volume 28: Harrogate 1986 [a] [Titled Unicorn Theme (Long Version)][1986 live version]8:13
Tangerine Tree Volume 63: Assorted Secrets 3 [a] [Titled Unicorn Saga][1997 live version]4:32
Tangerine Tree Volume 68: Montreal 1986 [a] [Titled Unicorn Theme (Long Version)][1986 live version]7:48
Tangerine Leaves Volume 42: Providence 1986 [a] [Titled Unicorn Theme (Long Version)][1986 live version]7:02
Tangerine Leaves Volume 63: Portland 1986 [a] [1986 live version]7:23
2006Tangerine Leaves Volume 72: Washington 1986 [a] [1986 live version]8:05
Tangerine Leaves Volume 80: Denver 1986 [a] [1986 live version]3:30


Live Performances

1986Mar 09 - Mar 31Europe Tour 1986
May 30 - Jun 29North America Tour 1986
2006September 21Berlin Tempodrom (Germany)
2008November 01London The Forum Kentishtown (UK)
November 02Edinburgh The Picture House (UK)
November 07Los Angeles UCLA Royce Hall (USA)
2009August 29Northeim Waldbühne (Germany)
August 30Berlin Citadelle Spandau (Germany)
September 05Peninsula Izu Cycle Sports Center (Japan)
2011June 24Tenerife Magma Art & Congress Hall (Spain)
2012May 06Milano Teatro degli Arcimboldi (Italy)
June 24London Shepherds Bush Empire (UK)
2014April 11 MSC Divina (Caribbean Sea)


Lyrics


I have seen the mystics play there
Once or twice but I knew they had a reason
Enchantment plays its cards all right
Hand in hand with the working of the seasons

 


Legends can be now and forever
Teaching us to love for goodness sake
Legends can be now and forever
Loved by the sun
Loved by the sun
Loved

 


Two and two go so close together
Whether there is hope that is torn apart
In the words of all that's singing
Hand in hand the beginning is at the start

 


Legends can be now and forever
Teaching us to reach for goodness sake
Legends can be now and forever
Loved by the sun
Loved by the sun
Loved

 


Who sings of all of love's eternity
Whose shines so bright
In all the songs of love's unending spells

 


Only lightning strikes all that's evil
Teaching us to love for goodness sake
Hear the music of love eternal
Teaching us to reach for goodness sake
Legends can be now and forever
Teaching us to love for goodness sake

 


Sweet songs of youth, the wise, the meeting of all wisdom
Sweet songs of youth, the wise, the meeting of all wisdom
Sweet songs of youth, the wise, the meeting of all wisdom
Sweet songs of youth, the wise, the meeting of all wisdom
To believe in the good in man
To believe in the good in man
To believe in the good in man

 


(Written by Jon Anderson, transcribed by Dave Datta, clarified by James Owens)

 

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