RIP Tangerine Dream Founder Edgar Froese

Diamond Diary - Thief (1981)

Edgar Froese founded Tangerine Dream in 1967, and remained the band's only constant member through their long existence.
I haven't listened to all their albums. An incredibly productive band who released dozens of studio albums and composed the scores for a number of  movies, most notably in the 80s. In honor of his passing, I'll share a few highlights from soundtracks.

Love on a Real Train - Risky Business (1983)

Stealing The Silver Cross - The Keep (1983)

Betrayal - Sorcerer (1977)

Mae's Theme  - Near Dark (1987)

Cloudburst Flight - from 1976's Stratosfear

Das M├Ądchen auf der Treppe (1982)

Le Parc (L.A. - Street Hawk)  - from 1985's Le Parc

Too Hot for My Chinchilla - from 1989's Lily on the Beach

Are you a fan of Tangerine Dream? What do you think of their music? Which are your favorite tracks/albums by the group?


  1. The stuff he did in Risky Business and Near Dark is awesome as well as the score for Sorcerer. The dude will be missed.

    1. @thevoid99: Sad news indeed. I’m curious to see Sorcerer and Risky Buisness. I’m also interested in checking out the studio albums by Tangerine Dreams, just overwhelming with over 100 albums to their name. Think I’ll start with a few best of compilations.

  2. I'm not familiar w/ Tangerine Dream, I only heard of them when I saw LEGEND recently and they did the soundtrack. I quite like that one so I might check out more of their work now.

    1. @Ruth: I haven’t seen Legend yet. I just watched Risky Buisness (1983) this month, which was actually quite good, not just the music was memorable, the film was good too.

  3. Great post! I'm only familiar with a few of their scores, but I like what I've heard. I need to check out more of their work.

    1. @Josh: I recently listened to a compilation of Tangerine Dream's acclaimed work from the 1970s. It was ok, but not memorable, and not accessible. Very long tracks. Maybe in the future I’ll try again. Right now I prefer the film scores.


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