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Tangerine Dream - Force Majeure Mp3
Performer: Tangerine Dream
Title: Force Majeure
Style: Abstract, Experimental, Ambient
Year 24 Apr 1995
Country Europe
Label Virgin
Catalog Number TAND 10, 7243 8 40259 2 2, 7243 8 40259 22
Genre: Electronic
Rating: 4.5
Votes: 695
MP3 size: 1687 mb
FLAC size: 2070 mb
WMA size: 1248 mb
Record From: CD, Album, Remastered, Reissue

Tangerine Dream - Force Majeure Mp3


1Thru Metamorphic Rocks14:30
2Cloudburst Flight7:27
3Force Majeure18:17


CategoryArtistTitle (Format)LabelCategoryCountryYear
V2111, V 2111Tangerine Dream Force Majeure ‎(LP, Album, Cle)Virgin, VirginV2111, V 2111UK1979
GCD-350-2, S21-18220Tangerine Dream Force Majeure ‎(CD, Album, RE)Griffin Music, CEMA Special MarketsGCD-350-2, S21-18220US1995
049Tangerine Dream Force Majeure ‎(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial)Fonomaster049PolandUnknown
246Tangerine Dream Force Majeure ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial)Yess246Indonesia1979
OVEDC 111Tangerine Dream Force Majeure ‎(Cass, Album, RE, Smo)VirginOVEDC 111Unknown


  • DrumsKlaus Krieger
  • Liner NotesMark Prendergast
  • Painting, Design [Cover Design]Monique Froese
  • Performer [Music Played By]Christopher Franke, Edgar Froese
  • ProducerChristopher Franke, Edgar Froese, Tangerine Dream
  • Remastered By [High Definition Digital Remastering]Simon Heyworth
  • Written-ByChristopher Franke, Edgar Froese


High definition digital remastering at Chop 'Em Out, London. Recorded August / September at Hansa Studios Berlin.

Published by EMI Virgin Music Ltd./GEMA. ℗ 1979 Virgin Records Ltd. © 1995 Virgin Records Ltd.
Catalogue numbers (on CD): TAND 10 , 7243 8 40259 2 2
Catalogue numbers (on spine/in booklet): TAND 10 , 7243 8 40259 22
Catalogue numbers (on rear): UK: TAND 10 , 7243 8 40259 22
Made In Holland. Printed In Holland

Issued in a standard jewel case with eight page foldout booklet.


  • Barcode: 7 24384 02592 2
  • Label Code: LC 3098
  • Rights Society: BIEM/STEMRA
  • Price Code (F): PM 527
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 1): 840259 2 @ 1 1-2-8-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 2): 840259 2 @ 1 1-3-2-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 3): 840259 2 @ 1 1-1-1-NL
  • Matrix / Runout (Variant 4): 840259 2 @ 1 1-3-2-NL
  • Mastering SID Code: none
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 1): ifpi 15CF
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 2): ifpi 15F8
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 3): ifpi 1568
  • Mould SID Code (Variant 4): ifpi AAH50


  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Copyright (c) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Pressed By – EMI Uden
  • Published By – EMI Virgin Music Ltd.
  • Remastered At – Chop 'Em Out
  • Recorded At – Hansa Tonstudios


After the hiccup that was Cyclone, Edgar Froese and Chris Franke decided to go on without Steve Joliffe, although they kept Klaus Krieger behind the kit. If anything, Force Majeure is a more intensely 'prog rock' sounding album than Cyclone was, almost over the top in its classical-esque melodies, guitar solos and rich full-band sound. As someone whose interest in what is traditionally considered prog rock ends around 1972, I'm saying a lot by describing Force Majeure as one of my favourite Tangerine Dream albums.There is a furious energy running from start to finish on Force Majeure, and a feeling that every note matters. From the ugly, jarring discordant intro, through to the chunkiest sequencer line the band recorded, and the somewhat jovial outro, the title track is searing with energy and propulsion. It helps that, compositionally, each section of the piece is very strong. The track is the first of the band's extended suites which became more commonplace in the 1980s, featuring various often related themes interlocking into a 10 minute+ piece (as opposed to the more freeform approach the group's earlier side-long efforts). Given the album's style, there's surprisingly little focus on improvised solos compared to many other TD records here - indeed, composed melodies and strong chord sequences are given as much prominence throughout.Second on the album is the record's shortest piece, Cloudburst Flight, which gives Edgar chance to show off his skills on the electric guitar. The extended solo here is less to my taste than the rest of the album, but more than made up for by the beautiful melancholic outro. The album ends on one of the truly experimental pieces of the post-Baumann era, the proto-techno of Thru Metamorphic Rocks, with a modulating distorted synth sequence running at full pelt. One of the most intense, urgent sounding pieces the band ever recorded, it's a fitting ending to this, probably the most extreme and heavy going of all Tangerine Dream albums.
Spot on observation on this truly brilliant cross-over electronic music album. Few people where able to pull off mixing the sequencer driven music with electric guitar and in those few where perhaps Cybotron from Australia and Heldon and neither where as dynamic and melodic in their compositions. I also consider this on to be on the top of the TD favorites.