Tangerine Dream – Alpha Centauri/Atem 1976 German 2 LP set


Free U.S. shipping!  A 1976 German pressing of the double album Alpha Centauri/Atem by Tangerine Dream.

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Offered for sale is a German pressing of the double album Alpha Centauri/Atem by Tangerine Dream.

About this copy: This copy of Alpha Centauri/Atem is a 1976 German pressing on the green Brain label of albums that were originally released in 1971 and 1973, respectively.

The cover is VG+ with a few minor lamination cracks at the edges.   The words “Side Two Very Good” have been written inside the gatefold cover.  It’s small and not very obvious.

The discs are VG+ with a couple of minor sleeve scuffs on each side.  The side number has been written on each side of the LP in pen.

A nice copy of a scarce Tangerine Dream LP.

Background: Released in 1976, the double album Alpha Centauri/Atem was a reissue of two albums that were originally released in 1971 and 1973.

Allmusic.com gave Alpha Centauri this review:

 Tangerine Dream’s style of “space music” had not yet been refined and revolutionized as it was a couple of releases later with Phaedra and Rubycon. Regardless, for those interested in a wilder and more reckless ride on the “space music” autobahn, Alpha Centauri should satisfy the need.

Allmusic.com gave Atem a 3 star review:

Atem is more melodic and less dissonant than Tangerine Dream’s other early works. The lineup of Edgar Froese, Christopher Franke, and Peter Baumann puts a nice topspin on the old prog rock sound. They take it to the edge — as in cutting — and beyond. While it is still very common to see TD listed as progressive rock and art rock, this album is pure space music. It goes beyond the confines of rock & roll.


Country of origin: Germany
Size: 12″
Record Label: Brain
Catalog Number:
BRAIN 2/1082
Year of Release: 1976
Format: Stereo
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Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in