Cat No: 897008

Tangerine Dream are one of the true pioneers of electronic and ambient music, and the albums they recorded for Virgin Records between 1980 and 1983 remain classics of the genre. Off the back of the success of In Search Of Hades, UMC presents this 10CD box set showcasing the next chapter in this period of Tangerine Dreams history.

The box set features newly re-mastered versions of the albums Tangram, Thief, Exit, White Eagle, Logos, Hyperborea along with the previously unreleased soundtracks from the films The Soldier, the 1982 movie directed by James Glickenhaus and The Keep from the 1983 movie directed by Michael Mann, something of a holy grail for Tangerine Dream fans. All audio has been re-mastered from the original master tapes by Ben Wiseman.

Pilots of Purple Twilight also features additional previously unreleased material across 4 discs, including the full concert at The Dominion Theatre, London (November 1982). In addition to this the soundtrack to Thief includes an extended promotional only version of  Dr. Destructo, White Eagle features six bonus tracks recorded for the German television crime drama series Tatort (originally released on a 12-inch single and a 7-inch single in Germany only), all of which are released for the first time on CD and digitally. Finally, Hyperborea includes five bonus tracks originally issued on the Virgin soundtrack LP for the movie Risky Business, including Tangerine Dreams biggest streaming track, Love On A Real Train.

Pilots Of Purple Twilight is lavishly packaged with a hard-back book with a new essay and many rare photographs and memorabilia.


*Note from Rock Box*

1CD versions of Tangram, Thief, Exit, White Eagle, Hyperborea & Logos are also available from our website, the audio on these will be from the 2020 remasters and feature bonus tracks from box.



Tangram (Released as Virgin V 2147 in May 1980)

Tangram Set 1

Tangram Set 2

Thief (Released as Virgin V 2198 in March 1981)

Beach Theme

Dr. Drestructo

Diamond Diary

Burning Bar

Beach Scene

Scrap Yard

Trap Feeling


Exit (Released as Virgin V 2212 in September 1981)

Kiew Mission

Pilots of Purple Twilight



Network 23

Remote Viewing

White Eagle (Released as Virgin V2226 in March 1982)

Mojave Plan

Midnight in Tula

Convention of the 24

White Eagle

Das Mädchen auf der Treppe*






*Bonus tracks: Taken from the 12-inch EP Das Mädchen auf der Treppe, Released in Germany as Virgin 600 651 in May 1982 Previously unreleased on CD

^A & B-sides of single Released in Germany as Virgin 105 271 in May 1983. Previously unreleased on CD

The Soldier soundtrack

Main titles

Cue #1 variation on Logos #1

Cue #2 variation on Horizon #1

Cue #3 The Soldier #1

Cue #4 variation on Dolphin Dance

Cue #5 variation on Tangent #1

Cue #6 The Soldier #2

Cue #7 The Soldier #3

Cue #8 The Soldier #4

Cue #9 The Soldier #5

Cue #10 variation on Horizon #2

Cue #11 The Soldier #6

Cue #12 The Soldier #7

Cue #13 – variation on Logos #2

Cue #14 The Soldier #8

Cue #15 variation on Horizon #3

End Titles

The Dominion Theatre Concert 6th November 1982

The Dominion Concert Part One*

*Previously unreleased

The Dominion Theatre Concert 6th November 1982

The Dominion Concert Part Two*

Midnight in Tula*

White Eagle*


*Previously unreleased

Logos Live (Released as Virgin V 2257 in December 1982)

Logos (Part 1)

Logos (Part 2)


Hyperborea (Released as Virgin V 2292 in November 1983)

No Mans Land


Cinnamon Road

Sphinx Lightning

The Dream is Always the Same*

No Future (Get off the Babysitter)*

Guido the Killer Pimp*


Love on a Real Train (Risky Business)*

*Bonus tracks: Taken from the soundtrack album: Risky Business. Released as Virgin V 2302 in 1984

The Keep (Soundtrack to the 1983 film directed by Michael Mann)

Puer Natus Est Nobis (Gloria) (Thomas Tallis, arr. Edgar Froese)*

Arx Allemand (Edgar Froese)*

Truth and Fiction (Edgar Froese)*

The Silver Seal (Edgar Froese / Johannes Schmoelling)*

Ancient Powerplant (Edgar Froese)*

Supernatural Accomplice (Edgar Froese)*

The Challenger’s Arrival (Edgar Froese)*

Heritage Survival (Edgar Froese / Christoph Franke / Johannes Schmoelling)*

Parallel Words (Edgar Froese / Johannes Schmoelling)*

Canzone (Edgar Froese / Johannes Schmoelling)*

Voices from a Common Land (Edgar Froese / Christoph Franke / Johannes Schmoelling)*

Wardays Sunrise (Edgar Froese)*

The Night in Romania (Edgar Froese)*

* Previously unreleased

Pilots of Purple Twilight: The Virgin Recordings 1980 – 1983


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Format:10 CD Boxset Genre:Rock Record Label:Universal Release Date:30/10/2020
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