1976 LP album cover
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|Recorded||August 1976 at the Audio Studios, Berlin, Germany.|
|Tangerine Dream chronology|
Stratosfear is the eighth album by the German group Tangerine Dream. It marks the beginning of the band's development away from their uncompromising early 1970s synthesizer experiments toward a recognizably more melodic sound, a trend they would pick up again in 1979's Force Majeure. The title track "Stratosfear" has been played live many times and has been released in a re-mixed form on a number of other albums.
Stratosfear combines Tangerine Dream's acoustic and electronic influences more tightly than before. For instance, at the end of the last track, "Invisible Limits", the deep piano/flute tune reveals the album's romantic flavour even after the earlier predominantly synthetic compositions (tracks #1 to last part of track #4).
The LP reached No.39 in the UK, in a 4-week chart run, and eventually reached silver status for selling in excess of 60,000 copies (£100,000+).
|2.||"The Big Sleep in Search of Hades"||4:45|
|1.||"3 AM at the Border of the Marsh from Okefenokee"||8:10|
- Edgar Froese – Moog synthesizer, Mellotron, guitars, 12-string guitar, grand piano, bass guitar, mouth organ
- Peter Baumann – Moog synthesizer, Mellotron, Projekt Elektronik Rhythm Computer (modular synthesizer), Fender electric piano
- Christopher Franke – Moog synthesizer, Birotron, organ, percussion, harpsichord
A single was released in 1976 with excerpts from two tracks.
|2.||"The Big Sleep in Search of Hades"||3:50|
- Bush, John. Stratosfear - Tangerine Dream at AllMusic
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- Berling, Michael (29 September 2016). "Stratosfear/The Big Sleep in Search of Hades". Voices in the Net.
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