TANGERINE DREAM ( Kraut Rock ) Vinyl Discography and ALbum Gallery

This page lists all the vinyl albums released by the German Krautrock band: "Tangerine Dream". For each album there are photos of album covers, inner sleeves, record labels together with production details, musicians and track-listing.

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TANGERINE DREAM Band Information:

Tangerine Dream is a German electronic music band, founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese. The band has gone through many lineup changes over the years, but Froese was the main constant member of the band until his death in 2015. The band is known for its experimental and electronic music, which often features the use of synthesizers, sequencers, and other electronic instruments.

Tangerine Dream's early music was heavily influenced by the psychedelic rock of the late 1960s and the avant-garde classical music of the early 20th century. Their first album, "Electronic Meditation," was released in 1970 and was a blend of experimental rock and electronic music. In the early 1970s, the band began to incorporate more electronic instruments into their music and started to gain recognition for their unique sound.

In 1975, Tangerine Dream released "Phaedra," which is considered to be a classic of the electronic music genre. This album marked a turning point in the band's career and it was the first album of the band's to be released internationally. This album was followed by a series of successful albums such as "Rubycon," "Stratosfear," "Phaedra" and many others.

In the 1980s and 1990s, Tangerine Dream's music became more mainstream and the band began to incorporate more elements of pop and rock into their sound. They also began to compose music for films, and their music has been featured in over 60 films, including "Risky Business," "The Keep," and "Near Dark."

Tangerine Dream continued to tour and release music until Edgar Froese's death in 2015. The band continues to perform and record under the direction of Thorsten Quaeschning, one of the longest-standing members of the band, who continues to carry on the legacy of Tangerine Dream.

Tangerine Dream: From Berlin's Psychedelic Underground to Krautrock Pioneers

In the late 1960s, Berlin pulsed with creative energy. Amidst this artistic ferment, a visionary musician named Edgar Froese began laying the foundation for one of electronic music's most enduring and influential acts – Tangerine Dream.

Froese, deeply inspired by surrealism, psychedelic music, and the sonic possibilities of the emerging synthesizer, found a home and creative playground at the Zodiac Free Arts Lab. This countercultural hub was a hotbed for experimental art and music, where he would begin the sonic explorations that would become Tangerine Dream.

In its earliest incarnation, Tangerine Dream was a fluid collective rather than a traditional band. Froese collaborated with like-minded sonic adventurers, including Klaus Schulze and Conrad Schnitzler. Their music was a wild, cosmic journey, incorporating electronic soundscapes, tape manipulation, and a free-flowing sense of structure.

A major turning point came in 1970 with the arrival of drummer Christopher Franke. His rhythmic grounding helped refine Tangerine Dream's sprawling sound. Then, in 1971, Peter Baumann joined on keyboards, completing the band's classic trio. It was this lineup – Froese, Franke, and Baumann – that would truly establish Tangerine Dream's signature blend of hypnotic synthesizer textures, pulsating rhythms, and cosmic soundscapes.

Their music transcended traditional rock forms, instead creating expansive sonic journeys that defined a new era in electronic music. This sound became synonymous with the "Krautrock" movement, a broad term for the innovative rock music emerging from Germany in that period.

Label & Catalogno Band/Performers - Album Title
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TANGERINE DREAM - '70-'80 4LP box-set

This is a collector's item box-set and includes 4x HQ 140 grams lp's pressed in the UK by Nimbus records and a 28 page colour photo booklet.

Cosmic Music / Galaxy Sound 940.509 Ohr Musik Produktion GMBH

Tangerine Dream Alpha Centauri

TANGERINE DREAM - Alpha Centauri

"Alpha Centauri" is the 1981 full-length studio album by the German Krautrock, Prog Rock band "TANGERINE DREAM", it was recorded at the "Dierks Studio".

Virgin 25 843 XOT
Tangerine Dream Cyclone 12" vinyl LP

TANGERINE DREAM - Cyclone Gatefold cover ( 1978, Germany )

Cyclone is a 1978 album by Tangerine Dream, and the first in their canon to feature proper vocals and lyrics. The mystical lyrics and rock flute of Steve Jolliffe on the first two tracks marked a turn toward progressive rock that many Tangerine Dream fans didn't like. The third track, however, is an extended Berlin School instrumental more in the vein of the title track from Stratosfear. The cover is a painting by band leader Edgar Froese that slightly resembles his cover for 1974's Phaedra.

Tangerine Dream Encore Live Double LP

TANGERINE DREAM - Encore Live Double LP (German Release)

"Encore Live" is a live recording of the band's 1977 tour. The band, led by Edgar Froese, is known for its experimental and electronic music, and this album showcases their live performances of their signature style. The album features tracks from their previous albums, as well as new material. It is a good representation of Tangerine Dream's live sound in the 1970s.

TANGERINE DREAM - Encore Live (Germany II)

This is the German release of "Encore Live" is a live recording of the band's 1977 tour. The band, led by Edgar Froese, is known for its experimental and electronic music, and this album showcases their live performances of their signature style. The album features tracks from their previous albums, as well as new material. It is a good representation of Tangerine Dream's live sound in the 1970s.

VIRGIN International VI 2111

TANGERINE DREAM FORCE MAJEURE USA 12" LP VINYL

 

TANGERINE DREAM - Force Majeure ( 1979, USA )

Tangerine Dream's album "Force Majeure" is the band's seventh studio album, released in 1979. It is considered a classic of the electronic music genre, and it is known for its use of synthesizers, sequencers and other electronic instruments. The album has a dark and intense atmosphere, with tracks that are both melodic and experimental. Some of the songs have a strong sense of rhythm, while others are more ambient in nature. Force Majeure is considered as one of Tangerine Dream's most acclaimed album and it is considered as a landmark in electronic music.

TANGERINE DREAM - Force Majeure

Force Majeure is the 1979 electronic music album released by the German group Tangerine Dream

Tangerine Dream Le Parc Krautrock DMM audiophile

TANGERINE DREAM - Le Parc (German Release)

Tangerine Dream's album "Le Parc" is a studio album that was released in 1985. It is a concept album inspired by a trip to the theme park Disneyland Paris, and it is described as a blend of electronic and orchestral music. The album features songs that are both melodic and experimental, with a mix of electronic and orchestral instrumentation. Some songs on the album have a strong sense of rhythm, while others are more ambient in nature. Le Parc is considered as one of Tangerine Dream's most experimental album and it is considered as a unique blend of electronic and orchestral music.

Tangerine Dream Pergamon Live

TANGERINE DREAM - Pergamon

Tangerine Dream's album "Pergamon" is a live album, recorded during a concert at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin in 1981, and released in 1991. The album showcases the band's live performances of their signature style of experimental and electronic music. The album features songs from their previous albums, as well as new material. The concert was one of the band's most ambitious performance in the early 80s and it was the first time that Tangerine Dream performed in front of an audience in a museum. The album is known for its use of electronic instruments, such as synthesizers and sequencers, to create a wide range of sounds and textures. Pergamon is considered as a good representation of Tangerine Dream's live sound in the early 80s.  

Tangerine Dream Phaedra 12" vinyl LP

TANGERINE DREAM - Phaedra

Tangerine Dream's album "Phaedra" is a studio album that was released in 1974. It is considered a classic of the electronic music genre, and it is known for its use of synthesizers, sequencers and other electronic instruments. The album has a dark, atmospheric and experimental feel, with tracks that are both melodic and experimental. Some of the songs have a strong sense of rhythm, while others are more ambient in nature. Phaedra is considered as one of Tangerine Dream's most important albums, it marked a turning point in the band's career and it was the first album of the band's to be released internationally. The album is also considered as one of the most influential electronic albums of the 1970s and continues to be an inspiration for many musicians.  

Tangerine Dream Poland The Warsaw Concert 12" vinyl LP TANGERINE DREAM- Poland The Warsaw Concert

Tangerine Dream's album "Poland: The Warsaw Concert" is a live album, recorded during a concert in Warsaw, Poland in 1984, and released in 1984. The album showcases the band's live performances of their signature style of experimental and electronic music. The band, led by Edgar Froese, is known for its experimental and electronic music, and this album showcases their live performances of their signature style. The album features tracks from their previous albums, as well as new material. It is known for its use of electronic instruments, such as synthesizers and sequencers, to create a wide range of sounds and textures. The concert was considered one of the band's most ambitious performance of the 80s, and it was the first time that Tangerine Dream performed in Poland. The album is considered a good representation of Tangerine Dream's live sound in the 80s.

VIRGIN International VI 2025

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TANGERINE DREAM - Rubycon Part 1 ( 1975, USA )

Tangerine Dream's album "Rubycon Part 1" is a studio album that was released in 1975. It is considered a classic of the electronic music genre, and it is known for its use of synthesizers, sequencers, and other electronic instruments. The album is a concept album, and it is a continuation of their previous album "Phaedra", and it has a similar dark and experimental feel. The album features songs that are both melodic and experimental, with a mix of electronic and orchestral instrumentation. Some songs on the album have a strong sense of rhythm, while others are more ambient in nature. The album was well received by critics and it is considered as one of Tangerine Dream's most important albums and it is considered as one of the most influential electronic albums of the 1970s.

TANGERINE DREAM - Rubycon

"Rubycon" is the 1975 studio album released by the German Krautrock band "Tangerine Dream"

Tangerine Dream Sorcerer William Friedkin Film 12" vinyl LP

TANGERINE DREAM - Sorcerer

Tangerine Dream's album "Sorcerer" is a soundtrack album that was released in 1977. The album was composed for the film of the same name directed by William Friedkin. This album features the band's signature style of experimental and electronic music, with a mix of electronic and orchestral instrumentation. It is known for its use of synthesizers, sequencers, and other electronic instruments to create a tense and atmospheric sound, which perfectly matches the psychological thriller genre of the film. The album received positive reviews from critics and it is considered as one of the most important works of Tangerine Dream. It's a great representation of the band's ability to compose music for movies, and it showcases their versatility as musicians.  

Tangerine Dream Stratosfear 12" vinyl LP TANGERINE DREAM - Stratosfear

Tangerine Dream's album "Stratosfear" is a studio album that was released in 1976. It is considered a classic of the electronic music genre, and it is known for its use of synthesizers, sequencers, and other electronic instruments. The album has a melodic and experimental feel, and it features songs that are both melodic and experimental, with a mix of electronic and orchestral instrumentation. Some songs on the album have a strong sense of rhythm, while others are more ambient in nature. It is considered as one of Tangerine Dream's most successful albums and it is considered as one of the most influential electronic albums of the 1970s. The album received positive reviews from critics and it is considered as one of the most important works of Tangerine Dream.

Tangerine Dream Tangram 12" vinyl lp

TANGERINE DREAM - Tangram

Tangram is the 1980 full-length studio album released by the German Krautrock, Prog Rock band "TANGERINE DREAM". It was produced by Chris Franke and Edgar Froese, released on the Virgin Records Label. 

Tangerine Dream White Eagle 12" vinyl LP TANGERINE DREAM- White Eagle

Tangerine Dream's album "White Eagle" is a studio album that was released in 1982. It is considered a classic of the electronic music genre and it is known for its use of synthesizers, sequencers, and other electronic instruments. The album has a melodic and experimental feel, with a mix of electronic and orchestral instrumentation. Some songs on the album have a strong sense of rhythm, while others are more ambient in nature. The album received positive reviews from critics and it is considered as one of Tangerine Dream's most successful albums, and it was the band's highest charting album in the United Kingdom. The album features the hit single "Rangers" which reached number 49 in the UK singles chart. It is considered as one of the most important works of Tangerine Dream.