[News] Tangerine Dream to release “Pilots of Purple Twilight – The Virgin recordings 1980–1983”

The Virgin Recordings of Tangerine Dream (1980-83) will be released in a new box set on October 30, a the follow-up to 2019’s “In Search of Hades” box set. “Pilots of Purple Twilight – The Virgin recordings 1980–1983” will be a 10 disc set featuring newly re-mastered versions of the albums Tangram, Thief, Exit, White Eagle, Logos Live, Hyperborea” along with the previously unreleased soundtrack for “The Keep” from the 1983 movie directed by Michael Mann. All audio has been drawn from the original master tapes and has been enhanced by new stereo mixes by Ben Wiseman.

Pilots of Purple Twilight” will also boast four discs of unreleased music and other rarities, including a full November 1982 concert from London’s Dominion Theatre, the band’s score for “The Soldier” and their “Risky Business” soundtrack contributions (including Love on a Real Train).

Official BUrnih Shed Press Release:

A 10CD boxset containing remastered versions of Tangerine Dream’s era-defining Virgin label output between 1980 and 1983 (plus copious extras).

The set features the albums Tangram, Thief, Exit, White Eagle, Logos, and Hyperborea, along with the previously unreleased soundtracks from the films The Soldier (1982) and The Keep (1983).

All audio has been re-mastered from the original master tapes by Ben Wiseman.

Pilots of Purple Twilight also features additional previously unreleased material across 4 discs, including a full concert from The Dominion Theatre, London (November 1982). In addition to this, the soundtrack to Thief includes an extended promotional only version of Dr. Destructo, White Eagle features six bonus tracks recorded for the German television crime drama series Tatort (originally released on a 12-inch single and a 7-inch single in Germany only), all of which are released for the first time on CD. Finally, Hyperborea includes five bonus tracks originally issued on the Virgin soundtrack LP for the movie Risky Business.

Pilots Of Purple Twilight contains a hard-back book with an essay, many rare photographs, and memorabilia.

Tangram (Released as Virgin V 2147 in May 1980)

  1. Tangram Set 1
  2. Tangram Set 2

Thief (Released as Virgin V 2198 in March 1981)

  1. Beach Theme
  2. Dr. Drestructo
  3. Diamond Diary
  4. Burning Bar
  5. Beach Scene
  6. Scrap Yard
  7. Trap Feeling
  8. Igneous

Exit (Released as Virgin V 2212 in September 1981)

  1. Kiew Mission
  2. Pilots of Purple Twilight
  3. Choronzon
  4. Exit
  5. Network 23
  6. Remote Viewing

White Eagle (Released as Virgin V2226 in March 1982)

  1. Mojave Plan
  2. Midnight in Tula
  3. Convention of the 24
  4. White Eagle
  5. Das Mädchen auf der Treppe*
  6. Flock*
  7. Katja*
  8. Speed*
  9. Daydream^
  10. Moorland^

*Bonus tracks: Taken from the 12-inch EP “Das Mädchen auf der Treppe”, Released in Germany as Virgin 600 651 in May 1982 Previously unreleased on CD
^A & B-sides of single – Released in Germany as Virgin 105 271 in May 1983. Previously unreleased on CD

The Soldier soundtrack

  1. Main titles
  2. Cue #1 – variation on Logos #1
  3. Cue #2 – variation on Horizon #1
  4. Cue #3 – The Soldier #1
  5. Cue #4 – variation on Dolphin Dance
  6. Cue #5 – variation on Tangent #1
  7. Cue #6 – The Soldier #2
  8. Cue #7 – The Soldier #3
  9. Cue #8 – The Soldier #4
  10. Cue #9 – The Soldier #5
  11. Cue #10 – variation on Horizon #2
  12. Cue #11 – The Soldier #6
  13. Cue #12 – The Soldier #7
  14. Cue #13 – variation on Logos #2
  15. Cue #14 – The Soldier #8
  16. Cue #15 – variation on Horizon #3
  17. End Titles

The Dominion Theatre Concert 6th November 1982

  1. The Dominion Concert Part One*

*Previously unreleased

The Dominion Theatre Concert 6th November 1982

  1. The Dominion Concert Part Two*
  2. Midnight in Tula*
  3. White Eagle*
  4. Dominion

*Previously unreleased

Logos Live (Released as Virgin V 2257 in December 1982)

  1. Logos (Part 1)
  2. Logos (Part 2)
  3. Dominion

Hyperborea (Released as Virgin V 2292 in November 1983)

  1. No Man’s Land
  2. Hyperborea
  3. Cinnamon Road
  4. Sphinx Lightning
  5. The Dream is Always the Same*
  6. No Future (Get off the Babysitter)*
  7. Guido the Killer Pimp*
  8. Lana*
  9. Love on a Real Train (Risky Business)*

*Bonus tracks: Taken from the soundtrack album: “Risky Business”. Released as Virgin V 2302 in 1984

The Keep (Soundtrack to the 1983 film directed by Michael Mann)

  1. Puer Natus Est Nobis (Gloria) (Thomas Tallis, arr. Edgar Froese)*
  2. Arx Allemand (Edgar Froese)*
  3. Truth and Fiction (Edgar Froese)*
  4. The Silver Seal (Edgar Froese / Johannes Schmoelling)*
  5. Ancient Powerplant (Edgar Froese)*
  6. Supernatural Accomplice (Edgar Froese)*
  7. The Challenger’s Arrival (Edgar Froese)*
  8. Heritage Survival (Edgar Froese / Christoph Franke / Johannes Schmoelling)*
  9. Parallel Words (Edgar Froese / Johannes Schmoelling)*
  10. Canzone (Edgar Froese / Johannes Schmoelling)*
  11. Voices from a Common Land (Edgar Froese / Christoph Franke / Johannes Schmoelling)*
  12. Wardays Sunrise (Edgar Froese)*
  13. The Night in Romania (Edgar Froese)*

* Previously unreleased

Pilots of Purple Twilight – The Virgin recordings 1980–1983 is avakilable for Pre-Orders via the Burning Shed Official Website: https://burningshed.com/tangerine-dream_pilots-of-purple-twilight_boxset

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