Originally released in 1974, “Phaedra” (a title which derives from Greek mythology) was Tangerine Dream’s first release for Virgin Records. The album peaked in the UK top 20 albums chart at number 15, remaining in the charts for 15 weeks. “Phaedra” has been credited as ‘one of the most important, artistic, and exciting works in the history of electronic music’ (allmusic.com). It was on this album that the Moog sequencer was used for the first time on a rock & pop record which is one of the many reasons why, since it’s initial release, “Phaedra” has also been described as having ‘passed into the lexicon of electronic music as a state-of-the-art showcase of embryonic music technology coupled with fearless innovation’ (Prendergast, 1984).
Back To Black limited edition reissue of 500 copies. Includes a download code.
Tracklist: Phaedra / Mysterious Semblance At The Stand Of Nightmares / Movements Of A Visionary / Sequent ‘C’