Feb (2) 2018 - Tangerine Dream - Under Cover Feb 16, 2018 17:12:20 GMT
Post by Slinger on Feb 16, 2018 17:12:20 GMT
|1||"Cry Little Sister"||Gerard McMahon, Michael Mainier|
|4||"Space Oddity"||David Bowie|
|6||"Wicked Game"||Chris Isaak|
|11||"Iris"||Goo Goo Dolls|
|12||"Norwegian Wood "||The Beatles|
|14||"Wish You Were Here"||Pink Floyd|
Have you ever wondered what The Moody Blues would sound like covering Kraftwerk? Tangerine Dream's version of The Model on this album might give you a vague idea. Some tracks remind me of Depeche Mode, others remind me of...well...I'm not really sure who they remind me of but I'm betting that the majority of people have never heard Tangerine Dream sounding anything like they do on this album.
Under Cover – Chapter One is the 120th album by Tangerine Dream, which was released in December 2010. The idea for the album is said to have started in 2008 in Los Angeles. The band was touring in the west coast area at the time, and their promoter jokingly told the band they should cover top 40 hits. It grew into a bet and then a full-blown concept, after careful consideration from the band. A buzz about the album started to circulate in the early autumn, and it was then made available for pre-order in November of 2010.
I don't think every track works 100% but there's nothing on the album I actively dislike and there's more than enough good stuff (I love the guitar on Hotel California) to make it a fine album in my book. There are some brave choices of songs to cover and you have to admit that, if nothing else, it's a genuine oddity, space or otherwise. You will be singing along, and be honest, you never thought you'd be doing that to a Tangerine Dream album, did you?
Tangerine Dream, for this album, is...
- Producer, Keyboards, Engineer, Backing Vocals – Edgar Froese
- Flute, Keyboards, Backing Vocals – Linda Spa
- Guitar – Bernhard Beibl
- Keyboards, Drums, Backing Vocals – Thorsten Quaeschning
- Percussion, Drums, Backing Vocals – Iris Camaa
- Vocals - Chris Hausl (tracks: 1 to 7, 9 to 11)
- Vocals - Thorsten Quaeschning (tracks: 8, 12 to 14)
Here's the album on YouTube