Turn of the Tides

Turn of the Tides
Studio album by Tangerine Dream
Released 1994
Recorded 1993-1994
Genre New-age, electronic
Length 56:44
Label Miramar
Producer Edgar Froese
Tangerine Dream chronology
220 Volt Live
Turn of the Tides
Catch Me If You Can
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Turn of the Tides is the forty-ninth album by the band Tangerine Dream.


Furthering the development of their music, Tangerine Dream continued the musical approach that they had presented on their previous Miramar releases- although in this case the end result seemed very over produced and much closer to Easy listening music. Besides electronic equipment, TD was using guitar, saxophone and backing vocals once again. But their sound also seemed to be broader, which was shown in the flamenco guitar stylized Firetongues, the use of acoustic guitar in Twilight Brigade and other tracks that seemed to form a more atmospheric sound. According to the inside booklet of the CD, like a concept album, these tracks are based on a short story written by Edgar Froese. It explains that the story is taken from a book called The Coachman's Tales. To the best of our knowledge, there is no such book with that title. Jayney Klimek, who made an appearance on Dreamtime, provided vocals for the track Galley Slave's Horizon. The opening track is a reworked Modest Mussorgsky piece, Pictures at an Exhibition.[2] The re-released version of the album had a bonus track called Story of the Brave, which had originated on the promo disc for the album.[3] The time duration shown above includes this track.

This album was re-issued on the band's TDI label in 1996 and 1999, then again on Membran in 2009.[4]

Track list

1."Pictures at an Exhibition"  Modest Mussorgsky3:01
2."Firetongues"  Jerome Froese6:32
3."Galley Slave's Horizon"  Jerome Froese7:47
4."Death of a Nightingale"  Edgar Froese5:30
5."Twilight Brigade"  Jerome Froese9:45
6."Jungle Journey"  Jerome Froese6:34
7."Midwinter Night"  Edgar Froese4:38
8."Turn of the Tides"  Edgar Froese7:40
9."Story of the Brave"  Edgar Froese, Linda Spa5:17



  1. Brenholts, Jim. Turn of the Tides - Tangerine Dream at AllMusic
  2. Berling, Michael (29 September 2016). "Turn of the Tides". Voices in the Net.
  3. Berling, Michael (29 September 2016). "Turn of the Tides CD-5". Voices in the Net.
  4. "Turn of the Tides". Discogs. Retrieved 16 July 2010.
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