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Tangerine Dream

Cruise To Destiny

Topographic Dreamtime

- Studio, released April 2013 -


CD release Germany 2013
Artwork: Edgar Froese & Bianca Froese-Acquaye

Download release 2013
Artwork: Edgar Froese & Bianca Froese-Acquaye


1.Devotion [2013 rehearsal version]7:26
2.Betrayal (Sorcerer Theme) [2013 rehearsal version]3:50
3.Three Bikes In The Sky [2013 rehearsal version]6:01
4.A Wise Fisherman's Nocturnal Song [2013 rehearsal version]4:07
5.The End Of Bondage [2013 rehearsal version]5:31
6.Too Hot For My Chinchilla [2013 rehearsal version]3:51
7.Dream Phantom Of The Common Man [2013 rehearsal version]8:31
8.Sungate [2013 rehearsal version]4:52
9.Hoël Dhat The Alchemist [2013 rehearsal version]7:10
10.Cat Scan [2013 rehearsal version]5:47
11.Paradise Cove [2013 rehearsal version]3:51
12.Dreaming In A Kyoto Train [2013 rehearsal version]7:30
13.Moon River [2013 rehearsal version]4:54
Total running time73:21


Recording dateJanuary 2013
Recording site(s)Eastgate Studios (Vienna)
Recording engineer(s)Christian Gstettner
Composer(s)Edgar Froese, Chris Franke, Peter Baumann, Paul Haslinger, Ralf Wadephul, Thorsten Quaeschning, Henry Mancini
Musician(s)Edgar Froese, Thorsten Quaeschning, Linda Spa, Iris Camaa, Bernhard Beibl, Hoshiko Yamane
Producer(s)Edgar Froese


Tangerine Dream had planned to perform live on the Cruise To Edge 2013 tour on a vessel in the Carribean Sea, but unfortunately had to cancel that journey only a few weeks before the event due to Edgar Froese having had an accident and Linda Spa being ill. But back in January the band had a rehearsal session in their studio in Vienna where a number of tracks to be performed during that tour were played. These rehearsals (which have studio quality) were then released in April on the Cruise To Destiny album.


Besides two previously unreleased compositions (one of them an instrumental cover version of Mancini's famous Moon River) the album contains re-recorded versions of tracks originating from the following albums:



The re-recorded versions differ in varying degrees from the original versions. Notably, no less than five of the 13 tracks origin from albums of the Melrose Years (1988-1990) -- a short period in TD history which was somewhat underrepresented on live performances during the recent years.


The Eastgate Music Shop about the CD release"On March 26th, 2013 at 8 pm Tangerine Dream should have started with the first set of the great "Cruise To The Edge" concert together with Yes, Saga, Carl Palmer, Steve Hackett and many more. TD planned some extraordinary surprises including the invitation of a real female superstar to sing a kind of a Titanic parody of the famous Mancini song Moon River (from the movie Breakfast At Tiffany's). It could have been a very surreal and funny performance at moonlight in the middle of the Caribbean Sea... But destiny obviously had other plans... with regard to Edgar's fall on icy ground with breaks and Linda's unpredictable disease... which finally both led to the cancellation of the two planned concerts as explained in the Forum before. Fortunately mid of January the band did a rehearsal recording of almost 60% of the concert with all members playing their original parts. So you will hear a big portion of the music planned to be performed on the cruise -- like a sonic ghostly gig on a vessel that happens even if no one of the band was present...
PS: Enjoy many tracks of the setlist as new re-recorded versions!"


The CD release comes with an 8-page booklet featuring numerous photos from (most probably) the before-mentioned studio session. The liner notes by Edgar Froese are a bit more extensive than the notes provided on the web site (see above) but essentially give the same information. Credits are present on the clear tray insert, the back side features the track list.


Only a few days after its CD release this album became available as MP3 download at the Tangerine Dream Download Shop as well.


2013: Eastgate
CD: eastgate 060 CD; multicoloured disc; matrix code: eastgate 060 CD; no order number on CD or inserts
Download: complete release or individual tracks as MP3
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