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Das Romantische Opfer

Metromadrigal fuer das Nutzlose aller Zeiten
Tangerine Dream

- Studio, released July 2008 -


CD release Germany 2008
Image: London Stock Footages

Download release 2008
Image: London Stock Footages


1.Das Romantische Opfer 14:26
Total running time14:26


Recording date2008
Composer(s)Edgar Froese
Musician(s)Edgar Froese


On July 18th, 2008 Tangerine Dream performed an open air concert as part of the "Night Of The Prog Festival" at the Loreley Rock at the river Rhine in Germany. On this occasion, they released Das Romantische Opfer, a limited edition containing just one single composition of some 14 minutes running time.


This release is the first of a series of so-called 'mini cupdiscs'. Like the regular 'cupdiscs' they are packaged in simple cardboard sleeves instead of jewel cases, but they only have a playing time of about 15 minutes each (compared to 40 minutes of a regular cupdisc). In fact, those 'mini cupdiscs' just continue a series of EPs in similar packages that were issued during the rescent years, including Space Flight Orange (2005), 40 Years Roadmap To Music, Metaphor (both 2006), Sleeping Watches Snoring In Silence, Bells Of Accra, and One Night In Space (all 2007). By now, the series includes the discs listed below:



It is one of the rare occasions that TD used a title in their native German language. Roughly translated into English the cover states: "The Romantic Offering -- metro madrigal for the useless of all times". The backside shows the famous ode "Lore-ley" by German poet Heinrich Heine (1824).


The Eastgate Music Shop about the CD release"The song of a siren in her absolute beauty is nothing a ferryman needs in his lonelyness. Misguided by her strange voice he stranded between the cliffs of the river Rhine. He died with a smile on his face looking up to the surreal landscape of the Loreley -- dream of a dream within a dream."


Neither CD nor the cardboard sleeve show any order number or barcode, but the number given below is the order number the Eastgate Music Shop lists this release.


In September 2008 this release became available as MP3 download at the Tangerine Dream Download Shop as well.


2008: Eastgate
CD: eastgate 030 CD; multicoloured disc; matrix code: BOOS 9246-9162/8593; cardboard sleeve; limited edition
2008: Tangerine Dream Download Shop
Download: complete track as MP3
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