Ricochetby Tangerine Dream - Live, released 1975 - Covers
CD release Europe 1995 Photo: Monika Froese Layout: Graphiti CD release UK 1984 Photo: Monika Froese 8 track tape release USA 1975 Tracks Details
Recording date 1975 Recording engineer(s) Chris Blake Composer(s) Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Peter Baumann Musician(s) Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Peter Baumann Producer(s) Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Peter Baumann Notes Tangerine Dream's second album of 1975, Ricochet, was mixed from tapes of their French and British tours. Like before, it featured two long compositions, each of them filling one side of the vinyl album. According to Chris Franke, the concerts were much too long to use in one context. So Tangerine Dream had to edit about 40 to 50 hours of music, kilometres of tape, to find the most important parts that eventually were released on their first live album. The photography on the front cover was taken by Monika Froese on the ocean shore near Bordeaux. Rubycon Backtracking with Tangerine Dream
Chris Franke: "
Ricochet is probably my favourite, because it proved that when we create live music, it is always different. When we create in the studio we pursue particular directions and we experiment, and it becomes more polished, but somehow the live work remains more classic. Ricochet still says something to me." (Interview with Johnny Black, thisBEAT, issue 17, April 1986) In 1995 Virgin re-released the album on CD in the so-called "Definitive Edition" series, featuring the original front cover artwork. The sound quality of this release, using the Super Bit Mapping technology, is probably the best up to now. Nevertheless, on previous releases, Ricochet, Part Two started with a very soft clapping of two hands right a the beginning of the piano part to give the measure for the music. This clapping has been deleted from the "Definitive Edition" CD, perhaps being regarded as a disturbing noise. In 2011 the original album was re-released as part of the compilation box . The Virgin Years 1974-1978 Releases
Australia 1975: Virgin/Festival LP: L 35736; multi-coloured labels Benelux 197?: Virgin LP: 89 679; red/green labels Canada 1975: Virgin/Polydor LP: V 2044; multi-coloured labels LP: V 2044; red/green labels 1984: Virgin LP: V 2044; red labels with white stripes 1995: Virgin/EMI CD: 840 064-2 Europe 1995: Virgin CD: 840 064-2; identical to UK version from 1995 2012: EMI Virgin LP: VR 2044; multi-coloured labels; black inner sleeve France 1975: Virgin/CPF LP: 940.517; multi-coloured labels 1975: Virgin/Polydor LP: 2933 718; green labels LP: 2933 718; black/silver labels LP: 2933 718; red/silver labels 1981: Virgin/Ariola LP: 202 620; red/green labels 1983: Virgin LP: 70 039; red/green labels 1984: Virgin CD: CDV 2044; identical to UK version from 1984 198?: Virgin CD: 2-90932 Germany 1975: Virgin/Ariola LP: 89 679; multi-coloured labels LP: 89 679; green labels LP: 89 679; red/green labels; some with matte finish, others with gloss finish covers; some have the label code (LC symbol) on cover back side, others not 1984: Virgin/Ariola LP: 89 679; red/green labels LP: 89 679; white/grey labels CD: 610 376; identical to UK version from 1984 with the German order number on a sticker fixed on the jewel case 1993: Virgin CD: 786 063-2 Greece 1975: Virgin/EMI LP: 2J 062-97623; multi-coloured labels 197?: Virgin LP: 062-VG 50055; red/green labels Israel 1975: Virgin/General Music LP: V 2044; red/green labels (sometimes exchanged) LP: V 2044; two green of the red/green labels LP: V 2044; two red of the red/green labels Italy 1975: Virgin/Dischi LP: VIL 12044; multi-coloured labels LP: VIL 12044; red/green labels 1984: Virgin LP: OVED 26; red/green labels LP: OVED 26; white/grey labels Japan 1975: Virgin/Nippon Columbia LP: YX-7090-VR; multi-coloured labels 1982: Virgin/Victor LP: VIP 4151; green labels 1990: Virgin CD: VJCP-2515 Promo-CD: VJCP-2515; same as regular release, but with additional red promo sticker 2009: EMI CD: VJCP-68915; cardboard sleeve, obi Mexico 197?: Virgin/Disco Libro LP: LA-067; multi-coloured labels 197?: Virgin/Bertelsmann LP: LA-067; multi-coloured labels New Zealand 1975: Virgin/EMI LP: V 2044; multi-coloured labels, mispressing 197?: Virgin LP: V 2044; red labels 197?: Virgin/EMI/RTC LP: V 2044; red/green labels Spain 1976: Virgin/Ariola LP: 89 679 I; multi-coloured labels 1978: Virgin/Ariola LP: 89 679 I; green labels 1980: Virgin/Ariola LP: 89 679 I; red/green labels 1981: Virgin/Ariola LP: 89 679 I; red/green labels 1987: Virgin/Ariola LP: E 89 679 Taiwan 19??: Artistic Style/Lee Ming LP: RK-031; white/black labels UK 1975: Virgin Promo-LP: V 2044; light-brown promo labels LP: V 2044; light-brown labels LP: V 2044; green labels LP: V 2044; red/green labels 1984: Virgin LP: OVED 26; red/green labels CD: CDV 2044 1995: Virgin CD: TAND 7 USA 1981: Virgin LP: VI 2044; skin-coloured labels 1988: Virgin LP: 790 932-1; black labels with blue triangle CD: 790 932-2 1993: Virgin CD: V21Y 86 063-2 Yugoslavia 1975: Virgin/RTB LP: LP 5596; multi-coloured labels LP: LP 5596; red labels LP: LP 5596; white labels Ricochet was also released as part of the sets and Synthetiseur . Rubycon/Ricochet