Finally – here it is: The one and only AUTOBIOGRAPHY of TANGERINE DREAM, written by EDGAR FROESE himself, more than 600 pages, authentic, sincere and free-spirited – the extraordinary adventures of a band and especially its head and founder, Edgar Froese, who were writing history together with their electronic innovations in a fossilized landscape of music in the seventies.
Edgar’s narrative style in “FORCE MAJEURE” is very straightforward and uncompromising reflecting his ‘storm and stress’ period in the sixties. At the same time his language is humorous and picturesque – a language you are already familiar with from his musical compositions. This book is exciting from the beginning till the end even for people who don’t know Edgar or Tangerine Dream. You will read quite a few never told stories as well as a straightforward correction of many rumours circulating among fans through the years. Edgar will also give credit to those people who did help the band on various levels with their creative support and warm-hearted advice. So everything will come out of one hand – an extraordinary pioneering story about the suffering and longing of someone who started just to create some progressive sounds and ended up writing history.
This autobiography does not only inform about a career of a band, but Edgar mainly provides an insight into his life, the life and work of his band, their numerous concert tours through the world, their thinking and acting, their inspirations, cooperations and conflicts. Some strange episodes with some colleagues who gave the band a hard time as well as hundreds of encounters and episodes with many interesting and well-known personalities like Salvador Dalí, David Bowie, Richard Branson, Andy Warhol, John Peel, Andy Summers, Jimi Hendrix, Oliver Stone, Jim Rakete, Stevie Nicks, Ridley Scott, Michael Mann, Brigitte Bardot etc. – just to mention a few. More than 45 years on stage and 16 years of scoring in Hollywood have offered that much content and destiny that it could have been sufficient for two lives.
Edgar had been writing this autobiography for more than seven years and invested every single minute of time for this project besides his numerous concert tours and album productions. The time has come to release it to the public and you will have the opportunity to realize this project by supporting your favorite band. EASTGATE will now start preselling this book in order to finance its printing and translation into English language (which will take about six months). The pre-sale also enables the EASTGATE team to estimate the quantity of the books to be printed and above all it ensures them their independency towards the publishing companies which are so far very interested in this project but with their own conditions. This would mean that they would automatically receive a right of co-determination which would destroy the book’s authenticity. Edgar wouldn’t accept this.
On 30 September 2017 there was a book release party in Berlin.
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