Tangerine Dream - Pilots of Purple Twilight: The Virgin Recordings 1980 -1983

Tangerine Dream – Pilots of Purple Twilight: The Virgin Recordings Box Set 1980 -1983

Ok, I am excited about this one. Regular visitors to Now Spinning will know I loved the ‘In Search of Hades’ Box Set – You can watch out Video Review here

This is another deluxe box set which thankfully follows a similar design and includes a wealth of unreleased material. The box set includes 10 CDs covering the 1980 – 1983 period with Virgin Records.

All of the albums have been re-mastered and the box includes Tangram, Thief, Exit, White Eagle, Logos and Hyperborea,. Also included are previously unreleased soundtracks from the films The Soldier and The Keep, both of which are highly regarded by Tangerine Dream fans.

The price point is around £99.00 which I feel is excellent – pre order from Amazon from here.  

The boxset will be available from October 16th 2020

All audio has been re-mastered from the original master tapes by Ben Wiseman.

There are 4 CDs, of unreleased material including:

  • The full concert at The Dominion Theatre, London (November 1982);
  • The soundtrack to Thief includes an extended promotional-only version of Dr. Destructo;
  • White Eagle features six bonus tracks recorded for the German television crime drama series Tatort (originally released on a 12-inch single and a 7-inch single in Germany only), all of which are released for the first time on CD and digitally; and
  • Hyperborea includes five bonus tracks, originally issued on the Virgin soundtrack LP for the movie Risky Business, including Tangerine Dream’s biggest streaming track, Love On A Real Train.

Like In Search of Hades, Pilots Of Purple Twilight will be a luxury package, with a hard-back book, a new essay with rare photographs and memorabilia.

1 CD versions of Tangram, Thief, Exit, White Eagle, Hyperborea & Logos will also be released, with audio from the 2020 remasters and the bonus tracks from the boxed set.

Track Listings:

Disc: 1
Tangram Set 1
Tangram Set 2

Disc: 2
Beach Theme
Dr. Destructo
Diamond Diary
Burning Bar
Beach Scene
Scrap Yard
Trap Feeling
Dr. Destructo (extended version) (promo only)

Disc: 3
Kiew Mission
Pilots of Purple Twilight
Network 23
Remote Viewing

Disc: 4
Mojave Plan
Midnight in Tula
Convention of the 24
White Eagle
Das Mädchen auf der Treppe

Disc: 5
Main Titles
Cue #1 – variation on Logos #1
Cue #2 – variation on Horizon #1
Cue #3 – The Soldier #1
Cue #4 – variation on Dolphin Dance
Cue #5 – variation on Tangent #1
Cue #6 – The Soldier #2
Cue #7 – The Soldier #3
Cue #8 – The Soldier #4
Cue #9 – The Soldier #5
Cue #10 – variation on Horizon #2
Cue #11 – The Soldier #6
Cue #12 – The Soldier #7
Cue #13 – variation on Logos #2
Cue #14 – The Soldier #8
Cue #15 – variation on Horizon #3
End Titles

Disc: 6
The Dominion Concert Part One

Disc: 7
The Dominion Concert Part Two
Midnight in Tula
White Eagle

Disc: 8
Logos (Part 1)
Logos (Part 2)

Disc: 9
No Man’s Land
Cinnamon Road
Sphinx Lightning
The Dream is Always the Same
No Future (Get off the Babysitter)
Guido the Killer Pimp
Love on a Real Train (Risky Business)

Disc: 10
Puer Natus Est Nobis (Gloria)
Arx Allemand
Truth and Fiction
The Silver Seal
Ancient Powerplant
Supernatural Accomplice
The Challenger’s Arrival
Heritage Survival
Parallel Words
Voices from a Common Land
Wardays Sunrise
The Night in Romania

Phil Aston | Now Spinning 

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