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Tangerine Dream

Le Parc

- Studio, released May 1985 -

Covers


CD release Germany 1985
Design: Monika Froese

CD release Europe 1996
Design: Monika Froese


Tracks



Details

Recording dateJanuary - February 1985
Recording engineer(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Johannes Schmoelling
Composer(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Johannes Schmoelling
Musician(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Johannes Schmoelling, Robert Kastler, Katja Brauneis, Clare Torry
Producer(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Johannes Schmoelling


Notes

"The world, indeed, is like a dream and the treasures of the world are an alluring mirage. Like the apparent distances in a picture, things have no reality in themselves but are like a heat haze."
- Buddha

 


The 1985 album Le Parc was the last official studio release with Johannes Schmoelling, who left Tangerine Dream in October 1985. In another way, too, Le Parc was a turning point in the musical history of Tangerine Dream: the much-beloved atmospheric or 'spacey' 20-minute long epics had gone in favour of nine quite short titles, the longest clocking in at barely over six minutes. Edgar Froese in an interview with Jonathan Miller: "Tangerine Dream is like breathing -- the first 12 or 13 years was breathing out and the other decade is breathing in. The simple concept is the inside and outside world. It's more complicated if you go into it, but breathing in means that by the natural aspect of breathing, it's inside and not spacey. It's not macrocosm, it's microcosm."

 


Edgar Froese has been quoted as saying, "I look at our compositions as travel music, adventure music, much of which has been inspired by the places we've visited over the years." And in fact, Le Parc was inspired by nine parks and gardens around the world. On this album the TD trio was supported by three guest musicians -- including Clare Torry, who also sang on Pink Floyd's Dark Side Of The Moon back in 1973.

 


In April 2012 the album was re-released by Esoteric Records on their Reactive label as part of a re-issue of the TD back catalogue of the Pink and Blue Years. The album was completely remastered and comes with a nice 16-page booklet including numerous photos plus an essay written by journalist Malcolm Dome. Like some other albums of this re-release series Le Parc comes with a bonus track, the single version of Le Parc (L.A. - Streethawk) that is mixed completely different than the album version and had never been released on CD before.


Releases

Benelux
1985: Jive/CNR
LP [a]: 656.070; blue labels; there exist labels with two different logos
Canada
1985: Jive/Quality
LP [a]: JV 6624; blue labels
1985: Jive
LP [a]: HIP 26; world map labels
CD [a]: CHIP 26
Europe
1996: Essential/Castle
CD [a]: ESMCD364
2003: Sanctuary/Castle
CD [a]: CMRCD634; standard jewel case with additional cardboard wrapper
2012: Reactive/Esoteric
CD [b]: EREACD 1027; standard jewel case with additional cardboard wrapper; multicoloured disc
France
1985: Jive/Carrere
LP [a]: CA 68266.309; world map labels
CD [a]: CA 80296.309
Germany
1985: Jive/Teldec
Promo-LP [a]: 6.26135 AP; world map labels; DIN A4 sized booklet
LP [a]: 6.26135 AP; world map labels; there exist two slightly different covers
LP [a]: 6.26135 BC; world map labels; there exist two slightly different covers
CD [a]: 8.26135
1989: Jive/Teldec
CD [a]: 244 036-2
1991: Jive/BMG
CD [a]: WD 75215; different booklet and back cover
Greece
1985: Jive
LP [a]: 40009; blue labels
Italy
1985: Jive
LP [a]: HIP 26
Japan
1985: CBS/Sony
Promo-LP [a]: 28 AP 3070; red/yellow promo labels
LP [a]: 28 AP 3070; red/yellow labels, paper spine wrapper
CD [a]: 32 DP-263
1988: Alfa
CD [a]: 32 XB-222
Mexico
1985: Jive/BMG
LP [a]: LA 648; blue labels
Russia
199?: ?
Counterfeit-CD: Z 1139; black/orange disc
Spain
1985: Jive/Sanni
LP [a]: HIP 26; blue labels
UK
1985: Jive
LP [a]: HIP 26; blue labels
LP [a]: HIP 26; world map labels
CD [a]: CHIP 26
USA
1985: Relativity
Promo-LP [a]: 88561-8043-1; black labels, gsc
LP [a]: 88561-8043-1; black labels
CD [a]: 88561-8043-2
1996: Sequel/Castle
CD [a]: 1045-2
2000: Castle
CD [a]: CMACD578
2003: Sanctuary
CD [a]: 06076-81258-2
Yugoslavia
1985: Jive/RTVL
LP [a]: RTV LL 1319; yellow/green labels
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