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Told by Kathleen Turner - Music by Tangerine Dream

- Soundtrack, released 1992 -


CD release Japan 1992
Illustration: Peter Sis

CD release USA 1993
Illustration: Peter Sis
Design: Corey Edmonds Millen

VHS release USA 1991
Illustration: Peter Sis
Design: Corey Edmonds Millen

DVD release USA 2005
Illustration: Peter Sis


1. Rumpelstiltskin [The fairy tale, told by Kathleen Turner with background music by TD]22:0022:00
2.Rumpelstiltskin Theme -2:55
3.Alchemy Of Straw -2:54
4.Rumpel Town -4:19
5.The Countryside -2:22
6.A Walk Through The Woods -4:35
7.Dance On The Hill -3:09
8.A Mother's Triumph -2:22
Total running time22:0044:36


Recording date1991
Recording site(s)Eastgate Studios (Vienna)
Recording engineer(s)Edgar Froese, Jerome Froese
Composer(s)Edgar Froese, Jerome Froese
Musician(s)Edgar Froese, Jerome Froese
Producer(s)Edgar Froese


The story Rumpelstiltskin is following a fairy-tale by German middle age authors Gebrüder Grimm: A gnomus named Rumpelstiltskin helps a girl to make gold out of straw for the price of her firstborn child, unless she guesses his name. At last she finds out, and the story turns towards a happy end.


In 1992, the US based Rabbit Ear label released the tale in their audio novel series for children. The story was told by famous actor Kathleen Turner and the accompanying music was composed and performed by Tangerine Dream exclusively for this recording. During the 22 minute story the material is used as background and intermediate music, and additionally the album features all seven compositions as instrumental tracks.


1992: Rabbit Ears
CD [b]: VACR-1005
1991: Rabbit Ears/UNI
VHS [a]: 74041-70770-3
1992: Rabbit Ears
CD [b]: R2 70458; long cardboard box with poster
1993: Rabbit Ears/BMG
CD [b]: RCE 74041 70770-2
2005: Clearvue & SVE
DVD [a]: 73622-DVDX
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