Anniversary Edition of Phaedra Re-recorded at Eastgate Studios Vienna|
- Mysterious Semblance at the Strand of Nightmares
- Movements of a Visionary
- Sequent C
Performed by Edgar Froese
C.T. Quaeschning - flute on track 4
Tangerine Dream's first album for Virgin, Phaedra, was an milestone not only for the group, but for instrumental music. Branson had allowed the group free rein at Virgin's Manor Studios, where they used Moog synthesizers and sequencers for the first time; the result was a relentless, trance-inducing barrage of rhythm and sound, an electronic update of the late-'60s and early-'70s classical minimalism embodied by Terry Riley. Though mainstream critics were unsurprisingly hostile toward the album (it obviously made no pretense to rock & roll in any form), Phaedra broke into the British Top 20 and earned Tangerine Dream a large global audience.