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Tangerine Dream


- Live/Studio, released December 2016 -


2CD release Germany 2016
Artwork: Bianca Froese-Acquaye
Note: Part of the printing is almost invisible on this scan due to its reflective nature.

Download release Germany 2016
Artwork: Bianca Froese-Acquaye

2LP release UK 2016
Artwork: Bianca Froese-Acquaye


1.4.00pm Session 29:1429:14
2.Stranger Things - Main Theme 5:475:47
3.Rubycon [2016 re-recording]17:2517:25
4.Mothers Of Rain [2016 live version]6:476:47
5.Power Of The Rainbow Serpent [2016 live version]8:158:15
6.White Eagle [2016 live version]5:425:42
7.Dolphin Dance [2016 live version]5:165:16
8.Shadow And Sun [2016 live version]10:23-
Total running time88:4978:26
1.4.00pm Session 29:14
2.Rubycon [2016 re-recording]17:25
3.Stranger Things - Main Theme 5:47
4.Mothers Of Rain [2016 live version]6:47
5.Power Of The Rainbow Serpent [2016 live version]8:15
6.White Eagle [2016 live version]5:42
7.Dolphin Dance [2016 live version]5:16
8.Shadow And Sun [2016 live version]10:23
Total running time88:49


Recording date2016 & September 3rd, 2016
Recording site(s)Dierks Studio (Pulheim), Townend Studio (Berlin), Schwingungen Festival (Windeck)
Composer(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Peter Baumann, Paul Haslinger, Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss, Hoshiko Yamane, Kyle Dixon, Michael Stein
Musician(s)Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss, Hoshiko Yamane


"We miss you, Edgar, and will never forget you!"


Particles is the first issue of the so-called 'double cupdisc' series. It comes with a gatefold cardboard sleeve and contains two CDs:


The first disc, titled Muon, consists of three tracks: First one is a completely improvised track of almost 30 minutes running time that Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane recorded in the studio of Dieter Dierks, the very same studio where 45 years ago three young men who called themselves Tangerine Dream recorded the albums Alpha Centauri (1971), Zeit (1972) and Atem (1973). Second track is a cover version of the main theme from the TV series Stranger Things. The original series soundtrack by the US band Survive is heavily inspired by TD's soundtracks of the late seventies/early eighties. Last but not least, the third track is a complete remake of side one from TD's classic album Rubycon (1975).


The second disc has the title Tau (which, like Muon, is the name of an elementary particle, similar to the more commonly known Electron) and features five tracks recorded live during the Schwingungen Festival in late summer 2016 in Germany.


The Eastgate Music Shop about the CD release"We are now introducing the new series of Double Cupdiscs. A wonderful mixture of live and studio tracks will surprise your ears, the 4.00pm Session for example is a fully improvised track recorded at the famous (Dieter) Dierks Studios close to Cologne where Tangerine Dream recorded Alpha Centauri i.e. in former times. The Stranger Things - Main Theme cover has already made massive waves by diverse media stating Tangerine Dream's beautiful talent to refine music. [...] The second CD contains tracks which are completely recorded at the Schwingungen Festival in Windeck (Germany) in September 2016. Enjoy the sound of the new generation of Tangerine Dream. In eternal memory of Edgar Froese."


A short time after its CD release this album became available as MP3 download at the Tangerine Dream Download Shop as well.




In June 2017 Particles was re-released as double CD as well as double vinyl album (with slightly altered track order) by Invisible Hands. A short time later a pirate release, apparently from Russia, was discovered; it shows the same order number as the official re-release but consists of one CD only, omitting the last of the originally eight tracks.


2016: Eastgate
2CD [a]: eastgate 077 CD; multicoloured discs; matrix codes: 077 CD1 and 077 CD2; gatefold cardboard sleeve; no order number on disc or inserts
Download [a]: complete release or individual tracks as MP3
2017: Invisible Hands (allegedly)
Counterfeit-CD [b]: IHCD 72; multicoloured disc; gatefold cardboard sleeve
2017: Invisible Hands
2LP [c]: IH 72; multicoloured label; gatefold cover
2CD [a]: IHCD 72; multicoloured discs; gatefold cardboard sleeve
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