Tangerine Dream – Alpha Centauri original Japan LP


An original black vinyl Japanese pressing of the 1971 LP Alpha Centauri by Tangerine Dream, including the liner note booklet.

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Offered for sale is an original Japanese pressing of Alpha Centauri by Tangerine Dream, including the Japanese liner note booklet.

About this copy: This copy of Alpha Centauri is an original 1971 pressing on the Odeon label, pressed on black vinyl.

The cover is VG+, with slight edge and corner wear, and a crack along the spine.

The four page booklet is VG+, with slight foxing.  The obi is missing.

The black vinyl disc is M-, with a single spindle mark on the side two label.  This LP has likely only been played once.

A nice play copy of a scarce Tangerine Dream LP.

Background: Released in 1971, Alpha Centauri was the second album by Tangerine Dream.

The album did not chart in either the U.S. or the UK.

Allmusic.com gave Alpha Centauri a 2 1/2 star review:

As if the sound is breaking through your speakers, Alpha Centauri begins its journey. Crackling and swirling synthesizers seize control of your stereo. Like a call to psychedelic arms, the first track “Sunrise in the Third System” marches on with its organ. … 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.

Country of origin: Japan
Size: 12″
Record Label: Odeon
Catalog Number:
Year of Release: 1971
Format: Stereo
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Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 12.4 × 12.4 × 0.25 in