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Tangerine Dream

Lily On The Beach

- Studio, released October 1989 -


CD release Germany 1989
Design: Norman Moore
Concept: Monique Froese

CD release Italy 1997

HQCD release Japan 2009 with obi

CD release Germany 2009


1.Too Hot For My Chinchilla 3:51
2.Lily On The Beach 4:16
3.Alaskan Summer 3:33
4.Desert Drive 3:47
5.Mount Shasta 4:26
6.Crystal Curfew 4:57
7.Paradise Cove 3:45
8.Twenty-Nine Palms 3:19
9.Valley Of The Kings 5:05
10.Radio City 4:04
11.Blue Mango Cafe 4:12
12.Gecko 3:33
13.Long Island Sunset 7:11
Total running time55:59
1.Lily On The Beach [2002 re-recording]4:14
2.Crystal Curfew [2002 re-recording]5:23
3.Desert Drive [2002 re-recording]3:49
4.Mount Shasta [2002 re-recording]4:23
5.Valley Of The Kings [2002 re-recording]5:04
6.Radio City [2002 re-recording]4:03
7.Alaskan Summer [2002 re-recording]3:56
8.Blue Mango Cafe [2002 re-recording]4:10
9.Paradise Cove [2002 re-recording]3:48
10.Too Hot For My Chinchilla [2002 re-recording]3:51
11.Twenty-Nine Palms [2002 re-recording]3:23
12.Gecko [2002 re-recording]3:28
13.Long Island Sunset [2002 re-recording]6:57
14.Pearl River 6:05
Total running time62:34


Recording dateJuly - August 1989
Recording engineer(s)Edgar Froese, Paul Haslinger
Composer(s)Edgar Froese, Paul Haslinger
Musician(s)Edgar Froese, Paul Haslinger, Jerome Froese, Hubert Waldner
Producer(s)Edgar Froese, Paul Haslinger


"Lily got in from nowhere
Stayed in the house for a lifetime
And disappeared suddenly
Through the west window -
Why couldn't she go through the east?
She didn't know!
Have a cup of coffee

- T. Dream


Lily On The Beach, recorded and released in 1989, had two aspects showing TD's musical direction for the nineties: It was the first TD album featuring Edgar Froese's then 19 year old son Jerome Froese as guest musician playing lead guitar on the track Radio City; Jerome would become a regular member of TD in the next year and get more and more influence on TD's work in the future. On the other hand Long Island Sunset was the first TD composition featuring saxophone, an uncommon type of instrument for TD's music of the eighties, but becoming a strong part of their work in the early nineties.




In 1997, the Italian magazine "Il meglio della musica new age" ("The best of New Age music"), issue #11, featuring artists with the initial letter "F", came with a reissue of TD's 1989 album Lily On The Beach, licensed by the Italian BMG Ricordi company. The magazine was available with the record alternatively in CD or in MC format. The music material was identical, but the cover only adapted some graphical elements of the original artwork. The 16-page magazine does not contain any TD story but short texts about Edgar Froese and Chris Franke.


The 2002 Re-Recording


The complete album was re-recorded in 2002 and released as part of the 3CD set The Melrose Years, together with re-recordings of the albums Optical Race (1988) and Melrose (1990).


Finally the 2002 re-recordings were released in March 2009 as a single disc 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. The printed track listing of this re-issue had the bonus track Pearl River inserted between the tracks Twenty-Nine Palms and Gecko by mistake. On the disc itself the tracks are ordered correctly according to the 2002 release.


In September 2009 the album was re-released in Japan as part of a series of HiQualityCDs with mini LP paper sleeves, using the original artwork of the 1989 album and the track listing of the 2002 release.


1989: Private/BMG
LP [a]: 2057-1-P; multi-coloured labels
1989: Private/BMG
LP [a]: 210 103; multi-coloured labels
LP [a]: 210 103; multi-coloured labels; German mispressing without the track Long Island Sunset, though it is mentioned on the cover track listing
CD [a]: 260 103
2009: Membran
CD [b]: 232616; digipack
1997: Gruppo Futura/BMG
CD [a]: 2149 713-2
1989: Private/Victor
CD [a]: R32P-1250
Promo-CD [a]: R32P-1250; same as regular release, but with additional red promo sticker
2009: WHD Entertainment
HQCD [b]: IECP-10193; cardboard sleeve, obi; limited edition
Promo-HQCD [b]: IECP-10193; same as regular release, but with additional red promo sticker
1997: Diamond CD
Counterfeit-CD [a]: 2057-2 P; booklet and disc are reproductions of the original Private release (incl. order number and barcode); back insert comes with additional russian licence information; matrix code SDS 1089
1989: Private
LP [a]: 2057-1-P; multi-coloured labels
CD [a]: 2057-2-P
19??: TopHits/Cordica
LP [a]: 102-43011; multi-coloured labels
Lily On The Beach was also released as part of the set The Melrose Years.

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