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Force Majeure

There are several official versions of this composition:
  • the original studio recording from 1978 (and two different excerpts of it)
  • a number of slightly different live recordings of an excerpt from 1980 to 1982
  • a short remix from 1983
  • two remixes of two different excerpts from 1994
  • two short live recordings from 2005 and 2006, respectively
  • a short live recording by Loom from 2016
Furthermore, an excerpt of this composition was used for the track Thief Yang And The Tangram Seal in 1996.


Recording year1978
Composer(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke
Alternate Title(s)Lana


Tangerine Dream: Official Releases
1979Force Majeure [a] 18:18
Force Majeure [b] 18:20
Excerpts From Force Majeure [a] [Titled Excerpts from Force Majeure][Excerpt]3:37
1984Risky Business [a] [Titled Lana][1983 remix]3:51
Risky Business [b] [Titled Lana][1983 remix]3:51
1985Dream Sequence [a] [Excerpt]6:20
1994Tangents [a] [1994 remix]5:31
Tangents [a] [1994 remix]4:38
Tangerine Dream [a] [1994 remix]5:31
1996Tangerine Ambience [a] [Performed by Rey]10:10
2004The Bootleg Box Set Vol. 2 [a] [1981 live version]3:40
Aachen - January 21st 1981 [a] [1981 live version]2:30
Paris - February 2nd 1981 [a] [1981 live version]3:40
Sydney - February 22nd 1982 [a] [1982 live version]3:49
2006Preston - November 5th 1980 [a] [1980 live version]3:26
Live At The Tempodrome Berlin [a] [2006 live version; wrongly titled Encore]5:02
200735th Phaedra Anniversary Concert [a] [2005 live excerpt]5:00
35th Phaedra Anniversary Concert [b] [2005 live excerpt]5:00
2008Tangerine Stratosfear [a] [Performed by Rey]10:10
2012The Virgin Years 1977-1983 [a] 18:20
2019The Official Bootleg Series Volume Three [a] [1982 live version]3:52
In Search Of Hades [a] 18:20
In Search Of Hades [b] 18:20
2020Pilots Of Purple Twilight [a] [Titled Lana][1983 remix]3:53
Tangerine Dream: Bootlegs
1986Undulation / Soundtrack For Fantasy [a] [1980 live version, untitled]3:13
Space Trucking [a] [1981 live version, untitled]3:40
19933 Tier Dream [a] [1981 live excerpt, part of the track Digital Times, Pt. 2]3:42
1994Rätikon [a] [1982 live excerpt, part of the track Rätikon]3:32
Tangerine Dream: Fan Releases
2002Tangerine Tree Volume 10: Newcastle 1981 [a] [1981 live version]3:40
Tangerine Tree Volume 10: Newcastle 1981 [b] [1981 live version]3:41
Tangerine Tree Volume 14: Paris 1981 [a] [1981 live version]3:46
Tangerine Tree Volume 15: Warsaw 2001 [a] [Titled Force Majeure][2001 live version]5:42
2003Tangerine Tree Volume 26: Brussels 1980 [a] [1980 live version]3:27
Tangerine Leaves Volume 7: Aachen 1981 [a] [1981 live version]2:30
Tangerine Leaves Volume 8: Dublin 1980 [a] [1980 live version]3:07
Tangerine Leaves Volume 9: Berlin 1981 [a] [1981 live version]3:32
Tangerine Tree Volume 28: Firenze 1981 [a] [Titled Force Majeure (Excerpt)][1981 live version]3:39
Tangerine Tree Volume 32: London 2003 [a] [Titled Force Majeure (Excerpt)][2003 live version]5:39
Tangerine Tree Volume 37: Sydney 1982 [a] [1982 live version]3:49
Tangerine Tree Volume 37: Sydney 1982 [b] [1982 live version]4:29
Tangerine Leaves Volume 14: Brighton 1981 [a] [1981 live version]3:36
Tangerine Leaves Volume 24: Cantu 1981 [a] [Titled Force Majeure (Excerpt)][1981 live version]3:44
Tangerine Leaves Volume 26: London 2001 [a] [2001 live version]5:11
2004Tangerine Tree Volume 48: Melbourne 1982 [a] [1982 live version]3:44
Tangerine Tree Volume 53: Berlin 1981 [a] [1981 live version]3:54
Tangerine Tree Volume 56: Germany 1981 [a] [1981 live version]3:40
2005Tangerine Tree Volume 62: Preston 1980 [a] [1980 live version]3:26
Tangerine Tree Volume 74: London 2005 [a] [2005 live version]4:37
Tangerine Tree Volume 78: Oxford 1981 [a] [Titled Force Majeure (Excerpt)][1981 live version]3:09
Tangerine Leaves Volume 9: Edinburgh 1981 [a] [Titled Force Majeure (Excerpt)][1981 live version]3:40
Tangerine Leaves Volume 54: Hamburg 1980 [a] [1980 live version]3:14
Tangerine Leaves Volume 61: Santa Monica 1980 [a] [1980 live version]3:32
2006Tangerine Leaves Volume 78: Liverpool 1980 [a] [1980 live version]3:56
Tangerine Tree Volume 89: London 1981 [a] [Titled Force Majeure (Excerpt)][1981 live version]3:43
Tangerine Leaves Volume 79: Portsmouth 1981 [a] [1981 live version]3:42
Tangerine Leaves Volume 82: Bologna 1980 [a] [1980 live version]3:44
Loom: Official Releases
2016Years In Music [a] [Titled Excerpt From Force Majeure][2016 live version]3:19

Live Performances

1980Oct 11 - Nov 23Tour 1980
1981Jan 20 - Feb 14Europe Tour 1981
August 29West Berlin Platz der Republik (Germany)
Oct 15 - Oct 29British Isles Tour 1981
1982Feb 22 - Mar 01Australia Tour 1982
2001May 12London Shepherds Bush Empire (UK)
August 31Warsaw Swietokrzyski Bridge (Poland)
2003February 15London Astoria (UK)
2005June 11London Shepherds Bush Empire (UK)
2006September 21Berlin Tempodrom (Germany)


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