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Tangerine Dream

The Dream Mixes

- Studio, released October 1995 -

Covers


CD release Europe 1995
Design: Robert Dietz

CD release Saudi Arabia 1996
Design: Robert Dietz

CD release UK 1996
Photo: Jim Rakete

CD release Japan 1996 with obi
Photo: Jim Rakete

CD release Germany 1998
Design: Edgar Froese
Note: Part of the printing is almost invisible on this scan due to its reflective nature.

CD release Germany 2009


Tracks

[a][b]
1.Little Blond In The Parc Of Attractions (Thai Dub) [1995 remix]7:177:17
2.Rough Embrace 5:305:30
3.Touchwood (Forest Mix) [1995 remix]7:007:00
4.Jungle Journey (Reptile Mix) [1995 remix]6:206:20
5.Virtually Fields 6:506:50
6.Firetongues (Break Freak Mix) [1995 remix]6:186:18
7.San Rocco 7:177:17
8.Catwalk (Dress-up Mix) [1995 remix]7:497:49
9.Change Of The Gods 7:197:19
10.Bride In Cold Tears (Motown Monk Mix) [1995 remix]5:315:31
11.Touchwood (Radio Edit) [1995 remix]-4:05
12.Little Blond In The Park Of Attractions (Radio Edit) [1995 remix]-4:12
13.Catwalk (Black Ink Mix) [1995 remix]-8:15
14.Touchwood (Poison Byte Mix) [1995 remix]-7:57
15.Iowa -7:12
16.Sojus -9:21
Total running time67:11108:13


Details

Recording dateApril 1995
Recording site(s)Eastgate Studios (Vienna)
Composer(s)Edgar Froese, Jerome Froese
Musician(s)Edgar Froese, Jerome Froese
Producer(s)Edgar Froese


Notes

It was not only the front cover of the first release of The Dream Mixes which signalled another change in TD's style in autumn 1995: For this album, the functional artwork which was typical for the CD covers of the past years had been replaced by more "techno"-like pop-art design and colours. It showed a dancing girl and text in modern types. No doubt: This cover had obviously been designed for a different target group. Also was the music. Jerome and Edgar -- they were mentioned in this order on the cover -- remixed six tracks from their three recent studio albums Rockoon (1992), Turn Of The Tides (1994) and Tyranny Of Beauty (1995) and added four previously unreleased tracks. The mixes of the old material are named by additional titles which refer to the techno and DJ scene. All tracks are characterised by strong pre-eminent rythms, or, like the cover back side tells: "This album energizes the famous TD sound with an infectious beat." Even if the six well-known tracks from the former albums could be easily recognised by their sound structures, long-year connoisseurs were surely surprised by the "new" sound of the band typified by the strong beats. The Dream Mixes broke with traditions TD fans were familiar with.

 


This is the first album of the 'Dream Mixes' series that so far includes the following releases:

 


Note that the cover artwork of the Saudi Arabian CD release from 1996 has been slightly edited, so that the girl wears long trousers instead of a short skirt; furthermore the track Change Of The Gods is listed under the abbreviated title Change Of The... on the inserts and the cd itself.

 


In spring 1996 TD's then new founded own label TDI released a 2-CD set including the material from the Virgin/Miramar release and a second CD with six previously unreleased tracks. Five of them -- the reworked mixes of material from Rockoon and Tyranny Of Beauty and the new composition Sojus -- had been originally produced for a CD-5 and a 12" vinyl single to be released in late 1995, but the record companies did not want to release them in that form; instead they asked for more commercial remixes. As TD did not want to rework the material this way again, they decided to make it available by the new CD set, adding another new composition: Iowa. This may have sounded familiar to some TD listeners: TD had used a similar theme for the intro of the open air video presentation for Tyranny Of Beauty in 1995. The artwork of the new set was completely different from the first release, showing a photograph by Jim Rakete who also did the photos for Melrose five years ago -- and last not least the text line on the front cover featured something what became more and more typical also for TD's style in the late '90s: Jerome Froese's handwriting...

 


In June 1998 TDI re-released the 2-CD set under the new title Dream Mixes One, again with a new cover artwork -- this time done by Edgar Froese himself.

 


In March 2009 the album was re-released with different cover design as part of an extensive digipack series (consisting of a total of more than 60 CD and DVD releases) by the Germany based Membran record label.


Releases

Canada
1995: Miramar/BMG
CD [a]: 942 078
Europe
1995: Virgin
CD [a]: 840 916-2
Germany
1998: TDI/EFA
2CD [b]: 63005-2; slim double jewel case; titled Dream Mixes One
2009: Membran
CD [b]: 232639; digipack; titled Dream Mixes One
Japan
1996: Belle Antique
2CD [b]: MAR 96308-9; identical to UK version from 1996 with additional obi and extra japanese booklet
Saudi Arabia
1996: Megastar/Sidi
CD [a]: STARCD2 220010; yellow/black disc
Taiwan
1996: Miramar/Himalaya
CD [a]: 23073-2; identical to USA version from 1995 with additional obi and yellow sticker on front
UK
1996: TDI
2CD [b]: TDI001CD; slim double jewel case
USA
1995: Miramar
CD [a]: 23073-2
1995: Miramar/BMG
CD [a]: 23073-2
CD [a]: 20831-1789-2
The Dream Mixes was also released as part of the set Dream Dice.

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