Tangerine Dream (album)

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Tangerine Dream
Studio album by Kaleidoscope
Released 24 November 1967
Recorded 24 February – 8 September 1967
Genre Psychedelic rock
Length 36:38
Label Fontana
Producer Dick Leahy
Kaleidoscope chronology
Tangerine Dream
Faintly Blowing
(1969)Faintly Blowing1969
Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4.5/5 stars [1]

Tangerine Dream is Kaleidoscope's debut album released on Fontana Records on November 24, 1967.

Though not as popular as the U.S. Kaleidoscope, this British band was also a band from the psychedelic movement with moderate domestic success, and just enough international exposure to have this album recognized in the genre's catalogue and regarded as one of the best in the same.

Now sought by collectors and highly acclaimed by critics and fans this album has been musically compared to Nirvana's The Story of Simon Simopath and Pink Floyd's The Piper at the Gates of Dawn.

Peter Daltrey, lead singer of the band was asked about the lyrics and the music of the album, and he wrote the following statement in the album's sleeve notes:

"The collective subject of our songs is simple, life and people. We have written our songs about you. Happy people, sad people, lovely people and a few confused people. We have written of the children, of the king and his queen, and we have also included a few words about ourselves, about our lives, about our loves and about our dreams".

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Eddy Pumer (music) and Peter Daltrey (lyrics).

Side one
  1. "Kaleidoscope" – 2:13
  2. "Please Excuse My Face" – 2:08
  3. "Dive into Yesterday" – 4:44
  4. "Mr. Small, the Watch Repairer Man" – 2:40
  5. "Flight from Ashiya" – 2:38
  6. "The Murder of Lewis Tollani" – 2:45
Side two
  1. "(Further Reflections) In the Room of Percussion" – 3:17
  2. "Dear Nellie Goodrich" – 2:45
  3. "Holidaymaker" – 2:27
  4. "A Lesson Perhaps" – 2:39
  5. "The Sky Children" – 7:59
Bonus tracks (Repertoire 2005)
  1. "Flight from Ashiya" (Mono single version) – 2:38
  2. "Holiday Maker" (Mono single version) – 2:27
  3. "A Dream for Julie" (Mono) – 2:45
  4. "Please Excuse My Face" (Mono single version) – 2:08
  5. "Jenny Artichoke" – 2:34
  6. "Just How Much You Are" (Mono) – 2:11

The album was re-released in 2011 by Sunbeam records, with all the original artwork and a 12-page inner book with new photos and recording history written by Peter Daltrey.

The album was re-released again in 2017 on 180-gram "tangerine" orange vinyl to commemorate the album's 50th Anniversary. This pressing was a limited run of 1,000 copies hand-marked by the band and included a digital download code, along with a bonus 45rpm single featuring the earliest recordings of "Kaleidoscope" and "A Dream for Julie"


  • Peter Daltrey – vocals, keyboards
  • Eddy Pumer – guitar, keyboards
  • Steve Clark – bass, flute
  • Dan Bridgman – drums, percussion


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