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Tangerine Dream

Chandra - The Phantom Ferry Part I

- Studio, released June 2009 -


CD release Germany 2009
Artwork: Edgar Froese

CD release Germany 2009

Download release 2009
Artwork: Edgar Froese



Recording date2008 - 2009
Recording site(s)Eastgate Studios (Vienna), Peninsula Room (Carmel)
Composer(s)Edgar Froese
Musician(s)Edgar Froese
Producer(s)Edgar Froese


Chandra - The Phantom Ferry Part I is the first part of a series, currently consisting of:



Apparently, this series is some kind of conceptual work, completely composed and performed by Edgar Froese. The booklet features a story by Edgar Froese based on a manuscript found 1977 in a military camp in Greenland.


The Eastgate Music Shop about the CD release"Chandra - The Phantom Ferry Part I is Tangerine Dream's latest studio album in 2009. A breathtaking science fiction story taking place at a military headquarter near Thule, Greenland's capital. The protagonist Carlos encounters a strange entity who seems to know more about his life and the world as he ever imagined. TD at it's best -- atmospheric sounds with a good part of experimental eruptions and well structured harmonies. An absolute must-have for fans."


The album consists of nine tracks, eight of them completely new, while the last one apparently is a remix of an older title, Moonlight On A Crawler Lane. After some remarks by some fans about the last track being some kind of anti-climax to the otherwise new album in the official Tangerine Dream Forum, the forum administrator responded: "Sometimes I really wonder how you come to the idea that the last track of Chandra is a repeat? If it seems like that: Can't you ever imagine that similarities to more than over 1000s of tracks Edgar composed in his life are sometimes probable???" Given the similarity of not only the music but also the titles of both tracks, this seems to be a strange coincidence -- but TD fans are accustomed to make their own minds irrespective of any official information.


Regarding the initial Eastgate CD release, neither CD nor the paper inserts of the Eastgate release show any order number or barcode, but the number given below is the order number the Eastgate Music Shop lists this release.


Only a short time after its initial release on Eastgate the album was re-released with different cover design as part of an extensive digipack series (consisting of a total of more than 60 CD and DVD releases) by the Germany based Membran record label, and at end of July 2009 the album became available as MP3 download at the Tangerine Dream Download Shop as well.


2009: Eastgate
CD: eastgate 037 CD; multicoloured disc; matrix code: EASTG 973-9464
Download: complete release or individual tracks as MP3
2009: Membran
CD: 232665; digipack
2021: Kscope
2LP: KSCOPE1096; gatefold cover
2010: Purple Pyramid/Cleopatra
CD: CLP 9300-2
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