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Green Desert Import, Original recording remastered

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  • Audio CD (December 27, 2011)
  • Rmst ed. edition
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import, Original recording remastered
  • Label: Esoteric
  • ASIN: B005Q5WM2S
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #176,917 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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By Colin Neal on July 2, 2000
Format: Audio CD
Recorded in 1973 but only released in the mid eighties 'Green Desert' is an example of Tangerine Dream at their best. A much darker and moodier album than usual
Miles better than any of the plinky plonly bontempi stuff they've been releasing for the past 10 years.
The title track is bleak, dark, expansive, and doesn't appear to have dated since '73. It builds up for about 20 minutes - acoustic drumming, weird percussion and ambient synths yet still manages to remain musical (unlike Journey through a burning brain). The guitar solo is the icing on the cake. Classic.
Along with Phaedra and a couple of other albums, this is Tangerine Dream's finest work.
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This is a very intriguing release; the numbers were recorded in 1973 and not released until 1986 after being remixed by Edgar Froese.

The standout is the title track, as Froese again demonstrates his expressiveness on guitar with a solo that drives the soundscape for nearly five minutes. White Clouds, Astral Voyager and Indian Summer are interesting due to the synthesized noises that weave around the keyboard-driven melodies.

While difficult to definitively rate the work in the vast TD catalog, it is an accessible album for those wishing to hear the band for the first time.
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So I'm throwing this review on here to help get the numbers up. As I write these words, "Green Desert" is ranking at only 3.2 out of five stars, but yet this album is easily in my Top Three of all-time Tangerine Dream favorites, and might be one of my personal desert-island discs, just for the atmosphere it conveys.

With its downtempo, otherworldly ambiance, this album never fails to set the mood. Perfect for late-night drives, stormy nights, or just hanging out in a dark room with candles, to send you along an aural journey. Great chill-out stuff. Sparse, dreamy, and meandering. Give it a try. I especially love to cue up this album on vinyl and get supine on my chaise longue with a glass of scotch. Kosmische musik par excellence.

This album is, unfortunately, not without some controversy, which I think distracts people from approaching the music with an open mind. Some regard it as a throwaway recording, in that it was originally a set of demos banished into the vault, only to be exhumed as a gee-whiz restoration project some 12 years later. Others have a gripe about this album because they were expecting a recording that sounded like the Tangerine Dream of 1974, and instead received a recording that sounded suspiciously like the Tangerine Dream of 1986. I say ignore all that noise, just go into "Green Desert" with a naive mind. While this album feels like an oddball, unable to find a place within the rest of Tangerine Dream's discography (imagine the love-child of "Zeit" and "Phaedra" born in the technological time of "Exit"), by accident or by deliberation, I think "Green Desert" really works.
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I can safely say that I am a Tangerine Dream fanatic, especially all the stuff up to Force Majeur, and in particular, "Phaedra" and "Rubycon." So of course when I heard that this was a lost album, that fit between "Atem" and "Phaedra," I had to check it out.
As some have mentioned, it is rather frustrating to know that Froese doctored this up a little in 1984, at a time when TD was moving a bit away from their trance inducing electronic music. Therefore, we really will never know what this album sounded like originally. To add further disappointment, the cover art is probably the lamest that I've ever seen from TD. With some of their other albums, you had to ask yourself, "what on earth is that?" But with this, it just seems stupid, because with the other albums, with their mysterious art, the music and the art reflected one another quite nicely. But okay, that's not why I took a star off.
The music on here is pretty different from the first four albums, and it has little to do with the direction they were heading on "Phaedra." At times, it seems a little inconsistent, but you should expect the unexpected with TD! The first track starts off with pulsing keyboards, played very slowly, before building up to an interesting combination of drums and simple guitar riffs. This definately has a great feel to it, and it's very soothing.
"White Clouds" follows, and for some reason I just don't like this song too much. It's got more drumming, which seems a little too percussive and rhthym based for this period of their career. Not terrible by any means, but certainly not their greatest.
The third song is great, even if it really sounds like 80's TD.
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I wouldn't care less if this isn't exactly the most 'sophisticated' TD album (as some casual critics have suggested). For all that I am concerned, this is a timeless masterpiece: This album shines with beauty from beginning to end. What's more, it touches your heart, body and soul with deep, resonant, healing sounds, and, at the same time, trasports your spirit to the land of your dreams! An absolutely must have for Tangerine Dream fans, as well as for those who appreciate quality New Age music...
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