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Tangerine Dream

Machu Picchu

- Studio, released March 2012 -


CD release Germany 2012
Artwork: Edgar Froese & Bianca Froese-Acquaye

Download release 2012
Artwork: Edgar Froese & Bianca Froese-Acquaye

LP release Germany 2019
Artwork: Edgar Froese & Bianca Froese-Acquaye


1.Caminos Del Inca 10:00
2.Machu Picchu 5:32
3.Adios A Cusco 8:08
4.Tayta Inti 7:26
5.Rio Urubamba 5:56
6.La Piedra Intihuatana 8:14
Total running time45:16


Recording date2004 / 2012
Recording site(s)Eastgate Studios (Vienna)
Composer(s)Edgar Froese
Musician(s)Edgar Froese
Producer(s)Edgar Froese


Machu Picchu is the sixth release of the so-called 'cupdisc' series. Like it predecessor, Mona da Vinci, this album comes in a jewel case instead of a cardboard sleeve. It features six previously unreleased compositions by Edgar Froese.


The Eastgate Music Shop about the CD release"Machu Picchu is one of those more intimate projects by TD -- not planned for a release during the composing and recording process. It used to be an homage to a man who -- like no other person in the business -- had 'created' TD's career from a distance, believing in their talent and extraordinary skills, his name was John Peel. The background story and atmospheric influence of this one-piece-42-minutes-composition, came to life after this music driven character and longtime BBC progressive pioneer passed away in October 2004 in the city of Cusco (Peru) close to the sacred Inca site Machu Picchu. Our fans should understand that this CD is more than just another record, it is a non-verbal applause, a greeting, a respectful obeisance for a man who truly was remarkable and unique in the best sense of this word.
Edgar didn't want to release these compositions in the first place -- 'I've made them for my own', he said. But as years passed by, his wife argued with him about his decision, 'this music in your vaults makes no sense for anybody except being part of your own history -- one day, to be polite'. So, about two month ago Edgar gave in, and here it is, maybe another one of TD's most private attempts within their enormous musical outputs."


Only a few days after its CD release this album became available as MP3 download at the Tangerine Dream Download Shop as well.




On occasion of the Record Store Day 2019 on April 13th, Kscope Records re-released the album on yellow vinyl. It was issued with a 4-page insert featuring the album liner notes and the chapter about John Peel from the autobiography 'Force Majeure' by Edgar Froese.


2012: Eastgate
CD: eastgate 056 CD; matrix code: eastgate 056 CD; no order number on disc or inserts
Download: complete release or individual tracks as MP3
2019: Kscope
LP: yellow vinyl, 4-page insert, limited edition of 1,000 copies
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