|A1||Sunrise In The Third System|
|A2||Fly And Collision Of Comas Sola|
|A3||Ultima Thule Part 1 (Single)|
|PD1||Ultima Thule Part Two|
|PD2||Oszillator Planet Concert|
|OMM 56.012, OMM 56 012||Tangerine Dream||Alpha Centauri (LP, Album, Gat)||Ohr, Ohr||OMM 56.012, OMM 56 012||Germany||1971|
|BELLE 121942||Tangerine Dream||Alpha Centauri (CD, Album, RE)||Belle Antique||BELLE 121942||Japan||2012|
|CMACD 553||Tangerine Dream||Alpha Centauri (CD, Album, RE)||Castle Music||CMACD 553||US||1999|
|EOP-80479||Tangerine Dream||Alpha Centauri (LP, Album, Gat)||Odeon||EOP-80479||Japan||1971|
|TNGRN DRM-AC-1083||Tangerine Dream||Alpha Centauri (CD, Album, Unofficial)||Not On Label (Tangerine Dream)||TNGRN DRM-AC-1083||Russia||Unknown|
Alpha Centauri (LP, Album). If not quite as distinctive as the albums that came immediately before and after it, Alpha Centauri is nevertheless a strong work of '70s kosmiche music and a fascinating chapter in the ongoing story of Tangerine Dream. This issue comes complete with both sides of 1971's Ultima Thule single, the a-side of which is possibly the biggest anomaly in the TD catalogue (a somewhat conventional sounding progressive rock instrumental) and a live recording from the same year, which make it a particularly worthwhile purchase.
As if the sound is breaking through your speakers, Alpha Centauri begins its journey. Like a call to psychedelic arms, the first track "Sunrise in the Third System" marches on with its organ. The mixing of the three tracks found on Alpha Centauri leaves something to be desired, in that the tracks are not mixed the way they would be today with each track endlessly flowing into the next like a stream. Nonetheless, when one is not paying too close attention to such details, the album seems to flow quite smoothly.
Listening to 'Alpha Centauri' recalls an entire spectrum of emotion. Equal parts serenity and anxiety, this is an album so subtle that it can make your entire mood shift minutes before you can trace the cause back to the rising beat.
Album · 1970 · 4 Songs. Alpha Centauri Tangerine Dream. The Private Music of Tangerine Dream.
Band Name Tangerine Dream. Album Name Alpha Centauri. Released date 02 February 1971. Labels Virgin Records. 2. Fly and Collision of Comas Sola.
Tangerine Dream - Atem. Tangerine Dream - Alpha Centauri. Tangerine Dream - Zeit (1972) FULL ALBUM. Tangerine Dream - Stratosfear. Tangerine Dream - 4:00pm Session.
Schnitzler's replacement was the rambunctious organist Steve Shroyder (himself a member for only one album). The trio of Froese, Franke and Shroyder (along with two guest musicians) recorded TD's second record, Alpha Centauri, and had little difficulty living up to the freaky promise of the Dream's debut. Pieces like "Sunrise In the Third System" (an organ-led mystic processional) and the single (!) "Ultima Thule Part 1" (with a very non-TD rock thud) proved the band were learning how to pour maximum mood into more compact structures.