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Tyranny of Beauty
Tangerine Dream
Tyranny of Beauty
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock
 
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CD reissue of this title from the innovative German Electronica outfit, one of the most influential instrumental outfits of the 20th century. Tangerine Dream has never produced anything calculated to make the masses jump o...  more »

      
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All Artists: Tangerine Dream
Title: Tyranny of Beauty
Members Wishing: 1
Total Copies: 0
Label: Miramar
Release Date: 3/28/1995
Genres: Dance & Electronic, Alternative Rock, New Age, Pop, Rock
Styles: Ambient, Electronica, Meditation, Progressive, Progressive Rock
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaCD Credits: 1
UPC: 090062304628

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CD reissue of this title from the innovative German Electronica outfit, one of the most influential instrumental outfits of the 20th century. Tangerine Dream has never produced anything calculated to make the masses jump off their chairs and start screaming Top 40 tunes, but they have managed to have an immense impact in the world of Electronic and soundtrack music. Their 107 (and counting) studio, live and soundtrack releases have their own driving hypnotic pieces that might differ from release to release, but they are all uniquely Tangerine Dream. Document. 2009.

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Unmatched
Ian Stocker | CA United States | 08/07/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This album was my first TD album, so it set the standard for the many other TD albums I would purchase since then. I have listened to their previous works and their works since, and I maintain my position that Tyranny of Beauty is a high water mark for this group.This is a fusion of many different musical styles, and the variety of sounds and instruments creates a genre in itself. Every track is good, with the possible exception of the final track.Take this album on a road trip and listen to it from beginning to end. I have played this album more than anything else in my collection, and it still amazes me. I give it my highest recommendation."
Awesome!
tjguitar | 06/24/2003
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is a highly hypnotizing and energetic blend of dance and dark ambient New Age beats all on one great CD! "Catwalk", "Little Blond" and "Living in A Fountain Pen" are just sheer beauty! Buy this CD! That's all I can say for now!"
Nice followup to Turn of the Tides
tjguitar | 11/29/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)

"In the trio of "Guitar" CDs that I consider of Tangerine Dream, this one ranks behind Turn of the Tides, but ahead of Rockoon.

"Guest musician" guitarist Zlatko Perica left the band sometime between the release of Turn of the Tides and the sessions for this CD. His replacement is Gerald Gradwohl, a competent guitarist to say the least, but Zlatko's fire on the previous CDs was partly the reason that they were so good.

Tyranny of Beauty has some great guitar work by Grohwohl and Jerome Froese, I love listening to this CD, but for whatever reason the tunes just aren't as memorable as those on Turn of the Tides. That being said, it is a great CD and there is some great guitar work. Turn of the Tides and Tyranny of Beauty should be in the collection of any instrumental rock fan or guitar enthusiast. I think the saxophone is more prominent on this CD than the predecessor, but it doesn't detract from the listening experience in my humble opinion. Some standout tracks for me are Catwalk, Birdwatcher's Dream, Living In a Fountain Pen, and Haze of Fame.

Similar to its predecessor, the only thing that could make this CD better would be the use of an actual drum set then the drum machine/synth samples that they use for their drums."