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Tangerine Dream

Canyon Dreams

- Soundtrack, released 1991 -


CD release USA 1991
Artwork: Ted Maser + Associates
Photos: Larry Ulrich & Jan C. Nickman

CD release Germany 2009

CD release Germany 1999
Design: Edgar Froese


1.Shadow Flyer 5:475:47
2.Canyon Carver 4:204:20
3.Water's Gift 5:275:27
4.Canyon Voices 4:284:28
5.Sudden Revelation 4:484:48
6.A Matter Of Time 8:568:56
7.Purple Nightfall 2:082:08
8.Colorado Dawn 4:284:28
9.Rocky Mountain Hawk -5:06
Total running time40:2245:28


Recording date1986 - 1999
Recording site(s)The Cave (Berlin), Polygon Studios (Berlin), Eastgate Studios (Vienna)
Recording engineer(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Paul Haslinger
Composer(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Paul Haslinger, Jerome Froese
Musician(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Paul Haslinger, Jerome Froese
Producer(s)Edgar Froese


In 1991 the soundtrack of the video release Canyon Dreams was released officially as the first TD album by the Seattle based Miramar company: 'The Seattle Years' had begun. In the USA Canyon Dreams was nominated for the Grammy as "Best New Age Album 1991". Some months before a bootleg version of the soundtrack had already been released, titled The Canyon Dreams, featuring the music from the video. The music material on the official soundtrack was partially remixed, has slightly different running times and features the bonus track Colorado Dawn composed by Jerome Froese that is not present on the video.




The 1999 re-release by TDI features one more additional track, Rocky Mountain Hawk. The entirely new designed booklet includes the following sleeve notes about the Grand Canyon: "Two billion years of geological evidence of the earth's history is exposed in the canyon's rock walls, more than can be observed anywhere else in the world. Travelling The canyon's length requires a river journey of 277 miles, through canyons varying in distance from less than a half mile to more than eighteen miles apart, and through depths reaching nearly 600 feet. Early visitors named many of the large buttes after ancient gods. Jupiter, Juno, Apollo, Venus, Vishnu, Deva, Shiva or Brahma have temples here, while Vulcan and Wotan have thrones named in their honor. The Paiute Indians believed the canyon had been created by the god Tavwoats to separate the world of the living from the lands beyond death. Havasupai and Hulapai Indians believed the river was the runoff from an earth-covering flood, much like the one Noah experienced."


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.


1994: Miramar/In-Akustik
CD [a]: 053-2801
1999: TDI/EFA
CD [b]: 63021-2
2009: Membran
CD [b]: 232653; digipack
1991: Miramar
CD [a]: MPCD 2801
Canyon Dreams was also released as part of the set The Grammy Nominated Albums.

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