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Tangerine Dream

Turn Of The Tides

- Studio, released February 1994 -


CD release Europe 1994
Design: Marc Schilkowski

CD release UK 1995
Design: Marc Schilkowski

CD release Germany 1999
Design: Edgar Froese

CD release Germany 2009


1.Pictures At An Exhibition 3:013:01
2.Firetongues 6:326:32
3.Galley Slave's Horizon 7:477:47
4.Death Of A Nightingale 5:305:30
5.Twilight Brigade 9:459:45
6.Jungle Journey 6:346:34
7.Midwinter Night 4:384:38
8.Turn Of The Tides 7:407:40
9.Story Of The Brave -5:17
Total running time51:2756:44


Recording date1993 - 1994
Recording site(s)The Galley (Berlin) & Eastgate Studios (Vienna)
Recording engineer(s)Christian Gstettner, Lenny Bird
Composer(s)Edgar Froese, Jerome Froese, Linda Spa, Modest Mussorgsky
Musician(s)Edgar Froese, Jerome Froese, Roland Braunstein, Zlatko Perica, Linda Spa, Vienna Horn Ensemble, Jayney Klimek, Julie Ocean
Producer(s)Edgar Froese


The 1994 studio album Turn Of The Tides was a kind of stylistic further development of previous records: Not only the original cover and CD body artwork -- abstracted gear wheels, completed with fractals -- reminds of Rockoon, but also the music. Besides electronic equipment, TD were using guitar, sax and backing vocals again. The opening piece, Maurice Ravel's orchestral version of Modest P. Mussorgsky's Pictures At An Exhibition (1874), features keyboards, trumpet, soprano sax and horns. In March 1994 there was an official presentation of Turn Of The Tides in Italy.


The 12-page booklet not only shows photographs of the band, but also contains a 4-page short story reporting about the experiences of a certain John Calyx who leaves his hometown in 1881 to find his brother. After having arrived at the city of Arca he finds that all the landscape and buildings disappear when he passes the gate and a banner stating "Welcome to the Turn of The Tides". The story has references to most of the titles of the album tracks, and it is mentioned to be an excerpt from "The Coachman's Tales" by Edgar Froese. However, there is no book titled like this to be found in a bookstore.




The UK releases of 1995 and 1996 (as well as all later re-issues of the album) feature the bonus track Story Of The Brave that was previously available on Turn Of The Tides CD-5 only.


In 1999 the CD was re-released by TDI with a completely different cover artwork, this time designed by Edgar Froese.


In March 2009 the album was re-released with different cover design as part of an extensive digipack series (consisting of a total of more than 60 CD and DVD releases) by the Germany based Membran record label.


1994: Miramar
CD [a]: MPCD 2806
CD [a]: CMPCD 2806
1994: Virgin
CD [a]: 839 454-2
1999: TDI/EFA
CD [b]: 63019-2; there exist two different booklet/insert versions; on one of them track 9 is not mentioned in the track listing (though it appears on the CD)
2009: Membran
CD [b]: 232651; digipack
1994: Les Folies Art
CD [a]: LFAD 1234
1994: Divine/FORM
CD [b]: FR CD 20046
1995: PDI
CD [a]: 80.3418 VCD-528
1995: Coast To Coast/Zabo
CD [b]: CTCZ 108
1996: TDI
CD [b]: TDI003CD
1994: Miramar
CD [a]: MPCD 2806
Turn Of The Tides was also released as part of the set The Grammy Nominated Albums.

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