Rockoon (Tangerine Dream album)

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Rockoon
Tangerine Dream Rockoon Original Cover.jpg
1992 Miramar original cover.
Studio album by
Released1992
Recorded1991 - 1992
GenreBerlin School, electronica,[1] new-age
Length57:48
LabelMiramar
ProducerEdgar Froese
Tangerine Dream chronology
L'Affaire Wallraff (The Man Inside)
(1991)
Rockoon
(1992)
Quinoa
(1992)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
AllMusic2.5/5 stars[1]

Rockoon is the forty-fourth album released by Tangerine Dream. The album was started in March 1991 and completed January 1992, making it the longest production ever in the band's history until the release of Quantum Gate in 2017. The album was nominated in the USA for the "Best New Age Album 1992" Grammy and reached the Top Ten in Billboard New Age charts and the Top Twenty in Billboard Jazz charts.[2]

It is the first full album of Tangerine Dream music as a father and son duo.

The album was re-released in 1999 on Tangerine Dream's own TDI label with new cover artwork by Edgar Froese.[3]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleWriter(s)Length
1."Big City Dwarves"Jerome Froese6:00
2."Red Roadster"Jerome Froese8:30
3."Touchwood"Jerome Froese4:34
4."Graffiti Street"Jerome Froese5:04
5."Funky Atlanta"Edgar Froese4:00
6."Spanish Love"Edgar Froese5:40
7."Lifted Veil"Jerome Froese3:30
8."Penguin Reference"Jerome Froese4:45
9."Body Corporate"Edgar Froese3:40
10."Rockoon"Jerome Froese7:21
11."Girls On Broadway"Jerome Froese4:44

Personnel[edit]

Main:

Additional musicians:

  • Enrico Fernandez - musician
  • Zlatko Perica - musician
  • Richi Wester - musician

Technical:

  • David Marino - recording engineer
  • Phillip Calvert - recording engineer
  • Jeff Robinson - recording engineer

Rockoon Special Edition[edit]

Rockoon was accompanied by a special limited single edition CD-5. It included an edited version of the title track, the bonus track "Oriental Haze" featuring Linda Spa and an interview with Edgar Froese.[4]

No.TitleLength
1."Rockoon (Special Radio Edit)"4:16
2."Oriental Haze"3:58
3."Interview by Joanne Davenport with Edgar Froese"14:31

Big City Dwarves[edit]

"Big City Dwarves" was used as a promo single with a release of 200 to 300 copies.[5]

No.TitleLength
1."Big City Dwarves"3:45
2."Penguin Reference"4:45

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Brenholts, Jim. Rockoon - Tangerine Dream at AllMusic
  2. ^ Berling, Michael (29 September 2016). "Rockoon". Voices in the Net.
  3. ^ Rockoon at Discogs
  4. ^ Berling, Michael (29 September 2016). "Rockoon Special Edition". Voices in the Net.
  5. ^ Berling, Michael (29 September 2016). "Big City Dwarves". Voices in the Net.