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Tangerine Dream

The Independent Years

Original Recordings
New Recorded

- Compilation, released March 2009 -


CD release Germany 2009

CD release Germany 2010
Photo: Ralf Strathmann


1.Atlas Eyes [2002 re-recording]4:09
2.The Midnight Trail [2002 re-recording]5:50
3.Twin Soul Tribe [2002 re-recording]4:41
4.Ivory Town [2002 remix, wrongly titled Ruling The Waves]4:47
5.Marakesh [2002 re-recording]8:19
6.Crystal Curfew [2002 re-recording]5:24
7.Blue Mango Cafe [2002 re-recording]4:12
8.Three Bikes In The Sky [2002 re-recording]5:59
9.Valley Of The Kings [2002 re-recording]5:05
10.Long Island Sunset [2002 re-recording]6:58
11.Yucatan [2002 re-recording]5:23
12.Alaskan Summer [2002 re-recording]3:58
13.Electric Lion [2002 re-recording]8:13
Total running time72:58


Recording date2002


The Independent Years is a compilation featuring tracks that were originally released on The Melrose Years (2002). When compiling this album, once again a remix of Ivory Town was used instead of the composition Ruling The Waves. This compilation contains no new material.


This release is 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.


The Eastgate Music Shop about the CD release"When these songs were produced they created a lot of irritation among the die-hard TD fans. Bearing this in mind all these tracks became nevertheless one of the most popular bunch of music from the late 80s Melrose years area. Enjoy some electrifying compositions of that time!"


The title Electric Lion is faulty mastered, with heavy digital clicks and dropouts, making this track almost unlistenable.


In September 2010 the album was re-released as part of the box set The Electronic Journey.


2009: Membran
CD: 232621; digipack
The Independent Years was also released as part of the set The Electronic Journey.

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