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Edgar W. Froese

Orange Light Years

- Compilation/Studio, released November 2005 -


CD release Germany 2005
Artwork: Edgar Froese

Download release 2007
Artwork: Edgar Froese


1.Talking To Maddox 8:37
2.Dalerotica 6:56
3.Rain Dance 9:00
4.Tropic Of Capricorn [1995 remix]5:10
5.Vulcano [2003 remix]5:01
6.Dalumination 9:22
7.Magic Lantern [2003 remix]5:06
8.Sahara Child 5:39
9.Scarlet Score For Mescalero [1995 remix]4:54
10.Road To Odessa 5:16
11.Snake Bath 4:49
12.Daluna 7:12
13.Timanfaya 6:01
14.Nutshell Universe 6:08
15.Shores Of Guam 5:05
16.Metropolis [2003 remix]5:43
17.Dome Of Yellow Turtles [2003 remix]5:08
18.The Light Cone [1995 remix]4:32
19.Vault Of The Heaven 5:06
20.Daliesquador 5:52
21.Blue Panther 3:09
22.OS 452 [2005 remix]7:54
23.Stuntman [1995 remix]4:13
24.Heatwave City [2003 remix]5:38
25.Traffic Of Silence 5:46
26.Maroubra Bay [Excerpt from 2005 remix]9:05
Total running time156:22


Recording date1975 - 2005
Recording site(s)Berlin & Vienna
Recording engineer(s)Edgar Froese
Composer(s)Edgar Froese
Musician(s)Edgar Froese, Linda Spa, Mark Hornby, Iris Camaa, Thorsten Quaeschning
Producer(s)Edgar Froese


In November 2005 another compilation of the solo work of Edgar Froese has been released, titled Orange Light Years. Similar to the releases Beyond The Storm (1995) and the Ambient Highway series (2003; see Ambient Highway Vol. 1 for details) this double CD features a handful of new tracks among well-known tracks of former albums.


The Orange Light Years Zoom-O-Graphic

The front cover artwork is based on a Zoom-O-Graphic by Edgar Froese, titled In the Strange Garden of Boschali. Some changes have been made for the album release, though, such as hiding the face and breast of the woman in the center behind other graphic elements.


Not surprisingly, the compilation has a strong focus on the most recent studio album Dalinetopia (2005), featuring four tracks of that album alone. With the exception of Aqua, all solo albums which were re-released in 2005 are featured with one or two tracks: Epsilon In Malaysian Pale, Macula Transfer, Ages, Stuntman, and Pinnacles (all 2005). Furthermore, two tracks were taken from the soundtrack album Kamikaze 1989 (1982) which has not been re-released so far. One more track, originally released as part of the Tangents box by Tangerine Dream (though it is a solo recording by Edgar Froese), and five tracks, being originally part of the compilation Beyond The Storm (1995), had already been re-released as part of the Ambient Highway series; two more tracks were originally introduced with that series. Remaining are five compositions with a total running time of little more than 30 minutes which were previously unreleased and are new with this compilation.


The Eastgate Music Shop about the CD release"Orange Light Years is the quintessence of Edgar's work through the last three decades. A fine mixture of electronic sound textures and 'handmade' guitar and piano parts. Brand new titles like Talking To Maddox meets the all time mellotrone classic Maroubra Bay. His musical handwriting here is a very private affair and mirrors also the strong backbone work behind Tangerine Dream."


Collectors will for sure buy this album due to these previously unreleased tracks; for others, especially those who missed the more recent releases, this album might be a good opportunity to get acquainted with the current work of Edgar Froese, as they get two full-packed cds at a reasonable price.


Uncommon for Edgar Froese's solo releases, a handful of guest musicians (all well-known as guests from Tangerine Dream albums or live appearances) is listed in the booklet, but without mentioning on which tracks they do appear, so it may be that they already contributed to older tracks released on former albums without being mentioned there. The album was compiled by Bianca Froese-Acquaye.


At least one mispressed copy of this album has appeared, the first CD being a printed plastic disc only, missing the CD layer.




In January 2007 this release became available as MP3 download at the Tangerine Dream Download Shop.


After the CD had been out-of-print for some time it has been remastered and re-released in April 2015.


2005: Eastgate
2CD: eastgate 009 CD; slim double jewel case, orange/black/silver and blue/black/silver discs; matrix code: 49011
2007: Eastgate
Download: complete release or individual tracks as MP3
2015: Eastgate
2CD: eastgate 009 CD; slim double jewel case
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