"Dedicated to the founder of Tangerine Dream: Edgar Froese."
Recurring Dreams is (with two exceptions) a collection of new interpretations of classic TD material from the 70s and 80s. Several of these reworkings had been part of Tangerine Dream's live concerts thoughout 2016 to 2018 and are now released as studio versions.
Unlike Quantum Gate (2017), the most recent regular studio album of the current line-up consisting of Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane, this one is not really a team effort. Instead, most of the tracks have been individually performed, arranged and produced by a single band member in 2019 and, hence, have 2019 appended to their original titles:
Sequent C'2019 (originally from Phaedra, 1974) has been re-arranged by Hoshiko Yamane and, naturally, is based upon her violin playing which replaces the flute sounds originally performed by Peter Baumann.
Monolight(Yellow Part) 2019 (from Encore, 1977), Horizon2019 Part 1 (from Poland, 1984) and Yellowstone Park 2019 (from Le Parc, 1985) have been arranged, performed and produced by Ulrich Schnauss.
Stratosfear2019 (from Stratosfear, 1976), Tangram Set One2019 (from Tangram, 1980), Horizon2019 Part 2 (from Poland, 1984), The Claymore Mine/Stalking2019 (from The Park Is Mine, 1985/1991) have been arranged, performed and produced by Thorsten Quaeschning. Notably, the last-mentioned track is a remake Thorsten Quaeschning did for the soundtrack of the movie Lords Of Chaos.
Los Santos City Map is an alternative version of Beyond The Weakest Point (from The Cinematic Score GTA 5, 2013), again by Thorsten Quaeschning.
Phaedra2014 (originally from Phaedra, 1974) is the only track performed and produced by Edgar Froese back in 2014. This version had been performed live on occasion of the 2014 concerts, and the studio recording apparently was found in his archives after his death, ready to be released.
Der Mond ist aufgegangen (German for The moon has risen) finally is an instrumental arrangement of a composition by Johann Abraham Peter Schulz (1790) which was written as setting of the namesake lullaby by Matthias Claudius (1779). The version by Tangerine Dream consists of two consecutive parts, the first one performed, arranged and produced by Thorsten Quaeschning, the second one by Ulrich Schnauss (though Thorsten Quaeschning plays piano on that part, too).
A short time after its CD release this album became available as MP3 download at the Tangerine Dream Download Shop as well. It was then released by Kscope in the UK on CD in January 2020 and on double vinyl in February 2020.
CD: eastgate 087 CD; multi-coloured disc; cardboard sleeve; no order number on disc or sleeve
Download: complete release or individual tracks as MP3
CD: KSCOPE665; digipack with sticker; multi-coloured disc
2LP: KSCOPE1051; gatefold cover; black vinyl; multi-coloured labels