Preview Tangerine Dream’s Syd Barrett Tribute CD

Madcap's Flaming DutyTangerine Dream will celebrate their 40th Anniversary in 2007 with the release of their latest album, Madcap’s Flaming Duty.

To be released April 2nd, the album is dedicated to former Pink Floyd guitarist Syd Barrett, who died in July 2006. It’s something very different for the prolific group – an electronic song-cycle with lyrics by classic poets.

You can find the details on Tangerine Dream’s 40th anniversary release below – but we’ve also got a great interview with TD founder Edgar Froese (below). TD very nicely sent us a copy of an interview Froese did with broadcaster Jon Kirkman to promote the CD.

In the interview, Froese discusses his thoughts on Pink Floyd’s Syd Barret. Froese also talks about the unusual title of the CD and how the concept for the CD came about. There’s also a bunch of music from the CD, which, according to Froese, should appeal to TD’s female fans.

Check it out and let us know what you think!

Track Listing:

01. ASTROPHEL AND STELLA
Music by Edgar Froese, Lyrics by Sir Phillip Sidney

02. SHAPE MY SIN
Music by Thorsten Quaeschning, Lyrics by Christian Torsa

03. THE BLESSED DAMOZEL
Music by Thorsten Quaeschning, Lyrics by Dante G. Rosetti

04. THE DIVORCE
Music by Edgar Froese, Lyrics by Thomas Stanley

05. A DREAM OF DEATH
Music by Thorsten Quaeschning, Lyrics by Edmund C. Stedman

06. HEAR THE VOICE
Music by Edgar Froese, Lyrics by William Blake

07. LAKE OF PONTCHARTRAIN
Music and lyrics ‘Irish Traditional’, Arranged by Edgar Froese and Thorsten Quaeschning

08. MAD SONG
Music by Edgar Froese, Lyrics by William Blake

09. ONE HOUR OF MADNESS
Music by Thorsten Quaeschning, Lyrics by Walt Whitman

10. MAN
Music by Edgar Froese, Lyrics by George Herbert

11. HYMN TO INTELLECTUAL BEAUTY
Music by Thorsten Quaeschning, Lyrics by Percy B. Shelley

12. SOLUTION OF ALL PROBLEMS
Music by Edgar Froese, Lyrics by Ralph Waldo Emerson

Album Credits

Edgar Froese – Keyboards, E-Guitar, Dobro, Blues Harp, Bass
Thorsten Quaeschning – Keyboards, V-Drums, Steel Drums, Recorder,
E-bow Guitar
Chris Hausl – Vocals
Bernhard Beibl – Electric+Accoustic Guitars, Violin, Mandolin
Linda Spa – Flute, Didgeridoo, modified Bagpipe
Iris Camaa – Percussion, Drums
Gynt Beator – Irish-Bouzouki, Bodhran
Thomas Beator – Irish-Bouzouki

Produced by Edgar Froese
Recorded October 2006 at Eastgate Studios Vienna and TownEnd Studios Berlin
Engineered by Simon Carr and Phil Norris
Studio Assistant: Christian Gstettner, Gert Palkovits
Mixed by Edgar Froese and Thorsten Quaeschning
Mastered by Thorsten Quaeschning
Artwork and Cover Design by Edgar Froese
Front Cover Zoom-o-Graphic by Edgar Froese
‘Gertrude Stein reading Sophokles’ Lyric adaption by Bianca F.Acquaye
from English and American poets from the 17th and 18th Century.

3 thoughts on “Preview Tangerine Dream’s Syd Barrett Tribute CD

  1. Love the interview – it’s pretty long but it’s worth it.

    I’m not sure about the music – it reminds me a little too much of Tyger, but there’s a lot about Froese and his influences, which is very cool.

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