Experimental electronic group Tangerine Dream have announced a seven-album box set called In Search of Hades: The Virgin Recordings 1973-1979. It’s out June 14 via UMC/Virgin. The box set features the remastered albums from their Virgin Records years, which are regarded as pioneering works for electronica. It includes Phaedra (1974), Rubycon (1975), Ricochet (1975), Stratosfear (1976), Encore (1977), Cyclone (1978), and Force Majeure (1979).
The In Search of Hades deluxe box set includes new Stereo and 5.1 Surround Sound mixes of Phaedra and Ricochet courtesy of Steven Wilson. It also arrives with two Blu-Rays of previously unreleased BBC concert footage and a German television documentary featuring the collective’s iconic members Edgar Forese, Chris Franke, Peter Baumann, and more. Lastly, the box set features two CD of unreleased outtakes, a 68-page hard-back book with never-before-seen photos and a reproduction of the original Ricochet promotional poster. Listen to Wilson’s stereo remix of “Sequent ‘C’” below.
Tangerine Dream was founded in 1967 by Edgar Froese, who passed away in 2015. The band—which continued to release music after Froese’s death—has shared over one hundred albums since the 1970s.
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