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edgar froese – ‘solo: the virgin years 1974-1983’ is a complete collection of this important and influential artist’s solo recordings for virgin records. comprising of five complete albums, plus a number of bonus tracks available on cd for the first time. the highly prolific tangerine dream, led by edgar froese for over 40 years, signed to virgin records in 1974, with froese developing a concurrent solo career. debut solo album ‘aqua’ (1974) recorded in berlin appears here augmented with the alternative version of ‘ngc 891’ from his 1981 compilation album ‘solo 1974-1979’. ‘epsilon in malaysian pale’ (1975) also includes the alternative version of the title track. ‘ages’ (1978) recorded in autumn 1977 at amber studios in berlin. the album is complemented with two bonus tracks including the remix versions of ‘pizarro and atahuallpa’ and ‘tropic of capricorn’ available on cd for the first time. ‘stuntman’ froeses fifth studio album was issued in 1979. this four disc release is completed with ‘pinnacles’ opus, recorded in 1983.