Tangerine Dream, one of the true pioneers of electronic and ambient music, are to release the classic recordings they made for Virgin between 1980 and 1983 in “Pilots of Purple Twilight – The Virgin recordings 1980 – 1983”, a 10 x CD box set.
The UMC box set features newly re-mastered versions of the albums “Tangram”, “Thief”, “Exit”, “White Eagle”, “Logos Live”, “Hyperborea” along with the previously unreleased soundtrack for “The Keep” from the 1983 movie directed by Michael Mann. All audio has been drawn from the original master tapes and has been enhanced by new stereo mixes by Ben Wiseman.
“Pilots of Purple Twilight” also features previously unreleased material across 4 discs, including the full concert at The Dominion Theatre, London (November 1982). In addition, it includes 4 tracks from “White Eagle” and “Daydream – Moorland” that are released for the first time on CD and digitally. “Thief” includes “Dr. Destructo” (extended version), previously only used for promotional use only. The Tangerine Dream tracks featured on the Virgin soundtrack LP for the movie “Risky Business” are also included in the box set, including “Love on a Real Train” and from the Virgin archive, the unreleased songs from the soundtrack to the 1982 movie “The Soldier”, which was scored, composed and performed by the band.
Ahead of the release on the 30th October, Tangerine Dream share “The Night in Romania”, taken from the much sought after and previously unreleased soundtrack to “The Keep” (1983), directed by Michael Mann, and more tracks as you can hear below.