The Ambient Series: New Tangerine Dream Album Scheduled For September

Before Edgar Froese passed on to the ‘great gig in the sky’, he began to work on a new iteration of his lifelong band, Tangerine Dream. He refused to let the band that he headed grow stagnant. As a result, the band went though several classic phases that are easily divided up into specific periods. Edgar Froese was at the early but productive stages of a new project called The Quantum Years, so named because of our growing advancement into Quantum physics, a science that will dramatically change our perception of the universe. This firstfruit of that phase is being called Quantum Gate, representing an entrance.

The intent of The Quantum Years was to take the band’s ’70s style, update the sound, and sprinkle in their sequencer sounds of the ’80s to produce a worthy hybrid of music for the already aging millennium.

The band members, headed by the management of Edgar Froese’s wife, have used the fan-funding power of PledgeMusic to help make this vision a reality. On September 29, coinciding with the 50th Anniversary of the birth of the band, Tangerine Dream will release Quantum Gate. It will be made available in a number of ways including several poster and tee bundles. Some of those will also bundle in the EP of Quantum Key, a previously released 4-track introductory set issued back in September of 2016.

Quantum Gate will be released on CD, DD, and vinyl 2LP. Investigate further here!


Two of The Cars’ Classic Albums, Candy-O, and Panorama, To Be Reissued

The big news of the past 24 hours has to do with The Cars. Their last album, Move Like This, was a welcomed addition to heir already solid catalog of great, era-defining music found within six previous classic sets.And so it makes absolute sense to revisit their past.

On July 28, Rhino Records plan the reissue of two classic Cars albums, Candy-O (1979), and Panorama (1980). Both albums will be newly remastered. And both reissues will add in bonus tracks with previously unreleased songs, and two B-sides.

Candy-O was The Cars’ second album after their phenomenal debut. With a ton of expectation attached, it readily yielded up “Let’s Go”, and “It’s All I Can Do”.  For this new expansion, there will be seven additional tracks including the B-side to “Let’s Go”, with “That’s It”.

Panorama followed up a year later and provided “Touch and Go”, and two more songs that were minor hits. This reissue provides four bonus tracks that include the B-side to “Don’t Tell Me No” with “Don’t Go To Pieces”.

Both CD sets will also be reissued as vinyl 2LP sets, same date.

Candy-O – The Cars

01 Let’s Go
02 Since I Held You
03 It’s All I Can Do
04 Double Life
05 Shoo Be Doo
06 Candy-O
07 Night Spots
08 You Can’t Hold On Too Long
09 Lust For Kicks
10 Got A Lot On My Head
11 Dangerous Type
Bonus Tracks
12 Let’s Go (Monitor Mix)
13 Candy-O (Northern Studios Version)
14 Night Spots (Northern Studios Version)
15 Lust For Kicks (Monitor Mix)
16 Dangerous Type (Northern Studios Version)
17 They Won’t See You (Northern Studios Version)
18 That’s It (B-Side of “Let’s Go”)

Panorama – The Cars

01 Panorama
02 Touch and Go
03 Gimme Some Slack
04 Don’t Tell Me No
05 Getting Through
06 Misfit Kid
07 Down Boys
08 You Wear Those Eyes
09 Running To You
10 Up And Down
Bonus Tracks
11 Shooting For You (Previously Unreleased)
12 Be My Baby (Previously Unreleased)
13 The Edge (Previously Unreleased)
14 Don’t Go To Pieces (B-side of “Don’t Tell Me No” & “Gimme Some Slack”)