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Tangerine Dream

The Sessions I

- Live, released September 2017 -


CD release Germany 2017
Artwork: Bianca Froese-Acquaye


1.10.00pm Session At A38 - Budapest (Blue Arctic Danube)31:42
2.9.35pm Session At AC Hall - Hong Kong (Gladiatorial Dragon)27:49
Total running time59:31


Recording dateJanuary 28th, 2017 & February 26th, 2017
Recording site(s)A38 (Budapest) & Academic Community Hall (Hong Kong)
Composer(s)Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss, Hoshiko Yamane
Musician(s)Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss, Hoshiko Yamane


"In loving memory of Edgar Froese."


In 2016, the current trio of Tangerine Dream, Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane, started to perform lengthy tracks of largely improvised music -- thus returning to the roots of Tangerine Dream of the seventies, when most TD concerts had been improvised for the most part. Thorsten Quaeschning describes these 'sessions' as a new form of real time composing. A moment of coming together as individual musicians with two pre-calls: the tempo (as defined in bpm) and the first note.


The very first of these sessions, recorded in the famous Dierks studio, had already been released as part of the Particles album. Most of the live concerts from 2016 on consisted of a set of classic TD compositions (similar to what TD did live during the recent 20 years) plus an improvised session. Two of these sessions from early 2017 are assembled on The Sessions I, the first release of a series of similar albums that so far consists of:



The Sessions Zoom-O-Graphic

The Sessions series uses a re-worked version of the Zoom-O-Graphic All in a Days Wage that had already been used for re-releases of the album Mota Atma (2003).


Furthermore, with The Sessions I the so-called 'cupdisc' series is continued.


The Eastgate Music Shop about the CD release"The Sessions I EP contains instant live compositions (about 60 min of music) from the current TD line-up Thorsten Quaeschning, Ulrich Schnauss and Hoshiko Yamane recorded from concerts in Budapest and Hong Kong in the beginning of this year. Enjoy these spontaneous and exceptional live tracks in good memory of the good old 70ies."


A short time after its CD release this album became available as MP3 download at the Tangerine Dream Download Shop as well.


2017: Eastgate
CD: eastgate 080 CD; multi-coloured disc; matrix code: 080; cardboard sleeve; no order number on disc or sleeve
Download: complete release or individual tracks as MP3
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