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PostPosted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 12:08 am 
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Why is this album so unpopular ? It ranked fairly low in the album poll and if memory serves only one track appears in the best tracks poll. Ive always thought there is some decent stuff on the album such as Birdwatchers Dream, Living in a Fountain Pen and Haze of Fame so why is it unpopular. I know some people dont like too much Linda Spa on an album, which this certainly doesnt have. It also has a good combination of synth and guitar which most people like. So why is it unpopular ? Please enlighten me !


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Well I like TOB a great deal. This was the time that you could no longer find new TD albums in the shops. I paid about 17 quid for my copy which was dear at the time. The tracks you mention are great.


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I 've always had fun with this album. I still play it often in my garage while working on my ATV. :arrow: :D

Here's what allmusic had to say:
Review by Jim Brenholts

Tyranny of Beauty is one of Tangerine Dream's best CDs of the early and mid-'90s. That's not saying a lot. The group's albums from that period -- and even back into the late '80s -- are relatively weak. And, to be sure, this disc has its weaknesses. However, they are overshadowed by its strengths, and the disc earns high praise. The TD lineup for this CD is Edgar Froese, Linda Spa, and Jerome Froese. Mark Horn and Gerald Gradwohl contribute various guitar performances. Those performances are the keys to this disc's merit. Gradwohl's lead guitar spots play off and to Edgar Froese's lead guitar. The sparring adds clout to the atmospheres. The atmospheres, in turn, build upon each other and create a grand soundscape. The strongest track is "Stratosfear 1995," a redesign of the Virgin era standard. This CD is a return to the basics with polish and tact. It is essential Berlin school electronica

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This is by no means a bad album but IMHO the one before TOTT and the one after GC are musically a lot better,but thats IMHO of course :wink:

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Unpopular? more popular than some:

1 Logos - live 1755
2 Stratosfear 1688
3 Exit 1609
4 Jeanne d´Arc 1498
5 White Eagle 1433
6 Tangram 1401
7 Poland - live 1366
8 Ricochet 1261
9 Underwater Sunlight 1235
10 Blue dawn 1181
11 Force Majeure 1107
12 Purgatorio 1099
13 DM 4 1047
14 The Keep 969
15 Pergamon 968
16 Phaedra 913
17 Goblin´s club 850
18 Encore 828
19 Hyperborea 793
20 Sorceror 778
21 DM 3 771
22 Quinoa 711
23 Mars Polaris 681
24 Legend 601
25 Kyoto 566
26 Rubycon 521
27 Inferno 348
28 Melrose 307
29 Cyclone 297
30 Destination Berlin 260
31 Alpha Centauri 236
32 220 volts - live 217
33 Oasis 217
34 Optical race 209
35 Turn of the tides 191
36 Green desert 182
37 Tournado 161
38 Tyranny of beauty 155
39 Canyon dreams 151
40 Miracle Mile 144
41 Tyger 141
42 Lily on the beach 131
43 Transsiberia 119
44 Zeit 101
45 The seven letters 81
46 Valentine wheels 70
47 Electronic meditation 63
48 Tyger 55
49 Rockoon 40
50 Thief 31
51 Flashpoint 22
52 Firestarter 11

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Is this the result of poll among fans or something ??

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yes mate....a fan ran this last year...they also did a list of favourite tracks

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I was surprised that Theif appeared lower on the list than Destination Berlin

I think Theif is a wonderful soundtrack album one of the best IMHO

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I have to say Andy that i think that poll is utter nonsense :arrow: ..........Forget the Rubycon aspect but some of the placings defy all logic and belief.......Quite a few who voted must have been on board for a very short time or just voted without the knowledge of some of the music or just for the sake of it..............Of course i must point out this is IMHO only :arrow: but i know for sure im not the only one to comment on it,and certainly wont be the last :arrow:

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epsilon75 wrote:
I have to say Andy that i think that poll is utter nonsense :arrow: ..........Forget the Rubycon aspect but some of the placings defy all logic and belief.......Quite a few who voted must have been on board for a very short time or just voted without the knowledge of some of the music or just for the sake of it..............Of course i must point out this is IMHO only :arrow: but i know for sure im not the only one to comment on it,and certainly wont be the last :arrow:


too be honest everyone would say that if their favourite didn't come out top....however I do agree with you mate:

POLL RESULTS 2006Part 2 ... the single (album) tracks:
1-50

1 Song of the whale (1+2) 1337
2 Mojave Plan 1157
3 Stratosfear 1102
4 Quinoa 1012
5 Monolight, part 2 (Tangents) 922
6 Logos, part one (CD release) 916
7 The back of beyond 911
8 All the steps to heaven 901
9 Dolphin dance 868
10 Kiew Mission 833
11 Ricochet, part 2 726
12 Choronzon 721
13 Force Majeure 720
14 La joie 708
15 Cherry blossom road 608
16 Thunderheads 601
17 Eagle´s crest 600
18 White Eagle / Das Mädchen... 581
19 Warsaw in the sun 500
20 Quichotte 1 478
21 Mysterious semblance at the strand of nightmares 445
22 Alexander Square 411
23 Dolphin smile 404
24 Invisible limits 40125 Betrayal 366
26 Le parc (L.A. Streethawk) 366
27 Long island sunset 360
28 Going west 337
29 Phaedra (original) 310
30 Beach theme 267
31 Chilly moons 261
32 Desert dream (Tangents) 255
33 Jupiter space doors 251
34 Ricochet, part 1 241
35 Midwinter night 240
36 Stereolight 239
37 Quichotte 2 238
38 Prison & paradise 231
39 Ride on the ray "live" (VAULTS) 229
40 Love on a real train 226
41 Silver scale 219
42 No man´s land 209
43 Hyperborea 202
44 Meta morph magic 201
45 Quasar 200
46 Song of the whale, part 2 199
47 Comet´s figure head 199
48 Pergamon (Tangents) 195
49 Cloudburst flight 189
50 Bois de Boulogne 189

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24db wrote:
epsilon75 wrote:
I have to say Andy that i think that poll is utter nonsense :arrow: ..........Forget the Rubycon aspect but some of the placings defy all logic and belief.......Quite a few who voted must have been on board for a very short time or just voted without the knowledge of some of the music or just for the sake of it..............Of course i must point out this is IMHO only :arrow: but i know for sure im not the only one to comment on it,and certainly wont be the last :arrow:


too be honest everyone would say that if their favourite didn't come out top....however I do agree with you mate:

POLL RESULTS 2006Part 2 ... the single (album) tracks:
1-50

1 Song of the whale (1+2) 1337
2 Mojave Plan 1157
3 Stratosfear 1102
4 Quinoa 1012
5 Monolight, part 2 (Tangents) 922
6 Logos, part one (CD release) 916
7 The back of beyond 911
8 All the steps to heaven 901
9 Dolphin dance 868
10 Kiew Mission 833
11 Ricochet, part 2 726
12 Choronzon 721
13 Force Majeure 720
14 La joie 708
15 Cherry blossom road 608
16 Thunderheads 601
17 Eagle´s crest 600
18 White Eagle / Das Mädchen... 581
19 Warsaw in the sun 500
20 Quichotte 1 478
21 Mysterious semblance at the strand of nightmares 445
22 Alexander Square 411
23 Dolphin smile 404
24 Invisible limits 40125 Betrayal 366
26 Le parc (L.A. Streethawk) 366
27 Long island sunset 360
28 Going west 337
29 Phaedra (original) 310
30 Beach theme 267
31 Chilly moons 261
32 Desert dream (Tangents) 255
33 Jupiter space doors 251
34 Ricochet, part 1 241
35 Midwinter night 240
36 Stereolight 239
37 Quichotte 2 238
38 Prison & paradise 231
39 Ride on the ray "live" (VAULTS) 229
40 Love on a real train 226
41 Silver scale 219
42 No man´s land 209
43 Hyperborea 202
44 Meta morph magic 201
45 Quasar 200
46 Song of the whale, part 2 199
47 Comet´s figure head 199
48 Pergamon (Tangents) 195
49 Cloudburst flight 189
50 Bois de Boulogne 189


Looking at this list i'm struggling to believe my eyes i cannot believe where Cloudburst flight finished :cry:

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As i said mate and we have discussed this subject before,i think its a complete nonsense and no way a clear reflection of TDs output :arrow: obviously just my opinion :arrow:

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polls are a waste of time



lets do a new one :idea:

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bigmoog wrote:
polls are a waste of time



lets do a new one :idea:


Not worth it amongst us BM............total waste of time :wink:

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Here is BMs poll he conducted now with himself and seagull :shock:


1 : Tangerine Dream

2 : everyone else in EM


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