In 1972, the double album "Zeit" came out, and this can be said to be Tangerine Dream's longest step away from the rock-orientated music.
15 years later, in 1987, "Zeit" was released on CD for the first time. While the UK release had a total different cover design, originating from the boxed set "In The Beginning" and music material, shortened by about two minutes to fit on the CD, the USA release featured the reworked original cover artwork and the complete music material on two CDs.
The sound of the two releases is also strikingly different, the original Relativity release having a much brighter and more detailed sound and is slightly longer by a few seconds, mainly because of longer inter-track gaps.
The double CD set has a light blue border on the front and back covers.
"Zeit" (German: Time) is the third album by Tangerine Dream. A double LP, it was the first release featuring Peter Baumann, who joined Chris Franke and Edgar Froese.
The style of this album is slower and more atmospheric than TD previous albums. Its atmospheric drone music tone is similar to ex-member Klaus Schulze's solo album "Irrlicht" (released the same month) as it stemmed from a common idea that Schulze and Froese couldn't agree on and parted ways about. Florian Fricke from the Munich-based group Popol Vuh, playing Moog synthesizer, and four cellists appear on the first track. The album cover depicts a solar eclipse.
The Dream Roots Collection is a five-disc retrospective of Tangerine Dream's career, including one disc of previously unreleased material. All of the material on the collection has been remixed and reworked by Edgar Froese and his son Jerome, and while these remixes might not be historically accurate, they nevertheless retain the essence of the original versions, making the box an intriguing journey through the group's past. While the set is too extensive for casual listeners, hardcore fans will find the new mixes and rarities fascinating, making the set a worthwhile addition to their collection.
Simply put, this box set is a reissue of Tangerine Dream's first four albums. Nebulous Dawn: The Early Years includes Electronic Meditation (Ohr, 1970); Alpha Centauri (Ohr, 1971); the double-disc Zeit (Ohr, 1972), and Atem (Ohr, 1973). Also enclosed in the three-disc package are the A- and B-sides of the single "Ultima Thule" (in two parts), released in February of 1972, and lastly, the very beginning of Edgar Froese's first band the Ones.
In October 2000, the forthcoming TD production, i-Box, was announced on TDI's web site with the following statement: "For the first time ever, material from all four of the band's major creative periods is compiled in one box set. Tracks from the Pink Years, the Virgin Years, the Blue Years and the Melrose Years are brought together on six CDs to form a definitive overview of two decades in the oeuvre of a band that shaped the history of popular music.".
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