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This box set is the follow up to ‘In Search of Hades’ (click here for my review) .
So much has happened since I reviewed Hades, I did not even realise then that Wouter Bessels who I interviewed about his involvement with the Jan Akkerman and Focus 50 Years Box Sets was also the man behind these wonderful Tangerine Dream Box Sets.
When I first this Box Set on the release schedules I was initially disappointed thinking it looked less than the Hades set. I am pleased to say I was wrong. I know some people were wondering why there was no Steven Wilson 5.1 Mixes or Blu Ray. The reason for this was that the multi-tracks were simply not available. Steven Wilson was involved in helping Wouter with the text and other aspects of the project.
I have to say the mastering is immaculate and sounds absolutely superb and I feel this Box Set is worth every penny.
This box set follows the same design as the first one and so it feels like its part of a set. It includes 10 CDs. The CDs are in two album size fold-out sleeves just like the first box.
Like the first set, the hardback book is very impressive, full of great photos, memorabilia and an essay detailing the story behind the albums. This set covers just three years 1980 – 1983. Tangram, Exit, White Eagle, Hyperborea sound fantastic but the real reason many Tangerine Dream fans will want this is because of The Soldier Soundtrack, The Full Dominion Theatre Concert and The Keep Soundtrack
I feel that this is a bargain and I just love a project that has been put together with a passion for the subject like this one obviously has. This is a wonderful set for life long Tangerine Dream fans and for fans who may have just discovered them.
This is a great document to have, in fact, I’m gonna call it a piece of art, because that is what it is. Wouter Bessels and Mark Powell have both done a wonderful job here and I cannot recommend it enough.
Phil Aston | Now Spinning Magazine