Turn of the Tides

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Turn of the Tides
Tangerine Dream Turn of the Tides.jpg
Studio album by
Tangerine Dream
GenreNew-age, electronic
ProducerEdgar Froese
Tangerine Dream chronology
220 Volt Live
Turn of the Tides
Catch Me If You Can
Professional ratings
Review scores
AllMusic4/5 stars[1]

Turn of the Tides is the forty-ninth release and twenty-second major studio album by the band Tangerine Dream. It is the first studio album to feature saxophone player Linda Spa and guitarist Zlatko Perica performing as full-time members. It was nominated for Best New Age Album at the 1995 Grammys.

The group would slowly become less well known to general audiences following this album until the release of Quantum Gate in 2017 which revitalized interest in the group. This is the only studio album to feature guitarist Zlatko Perica as an official member of the group.


Furthering the development of their music, Tangerine Dream continued the musical approach that they had presented on their previous Miramar releases. 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, although it would appear 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]

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

Track listing[]

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 (re-release bonus track)"Edgar Froese, Linda Spa5:17


Tangerine Dream
Additional personnel
  • Jayney Klimek - vocals
  • Julie Ocean - vocals
  • Vienna Horn Ensemble
  • Roland Braunstein – engineer


  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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