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Jon - Sun Oct 01, 2017 11:23 pm
Post subject: Edgar Froese - Force Majeure Autobiography
So it seems like the book is finally out, after years of work. I will order it after I have posted this message.

Anyone else looking forward to this?

What I am most curious about is how Edgar writes about Franke in the book. Will he mention him by name at all?

https://www.edgarfroese.de/shop/products.php?p=c4fb33
dronescape - Mon Oct 02, 2017 12:30 am
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If the excerpts quoted in the TD documentary were taken from the book, Froese refers to Chris Franke as Christoph Franke. No big deal.

As for the rest:

http://star.arm.ac.uk/~ath/music/td/interviews/interview_franke_left.html

Stephen
VCO1 - Mon Oct 02, 2017 9:36 am
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« dronescape » wrote:
If the excerpts quoted in the TD documentary were taken from the book, Froese refers to Chris Franke as Christoph Franke. No big deal.

As for the rest:

http://star.arm.ac.uk/~ath/music/td/interviews/interview_franke_left.html

Stephen


From that interview:
"There were no warm feelings anymore, because I didn't think my music was as
good as it could have been."

Unfortunately the quality of his music didn't improve after he'd left TD.
dronescape - Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:27 am
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Right. Although Pacific Coast Highway was a pleasant album -- a pleasant showcase of what could have been (or shouldn't, as some of it was just a tad too pleasant and too much of that elevator muzak so popular in the early 1990s).

Apparently, there hasn't been much mud-slinging or fisticuffs either.

Stephen
RogerS - Mon Oct 02, 2017 10:59 pm
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According to the Zest the Biography will ship on the 7th of October....
Hopefully I'll receive it before the 14th because then I can take it with me on my trip to Berlin...
Jon - Thu Oct 05, 2017 1:41 am
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« RogerS » wrote:
According to the Zest the Biography will ship on the 7th of October....


Good news! I wondered about when it would ship.
scorpion - Thu Oct 05, 2017 12:58 pm
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Like any book, i will have to read some extracts to see if I like the writing style and depth. As much as I find the band interesting, a picture of the book cover isn't going to make me part with that amount of money.
dronescape - Thu Oct 05, 2017 2:15 pm
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« scorpion » wrote:
[...] As much as I find the band interesting, a picture of the book cover isn't going to make me part with that amount of money.


Judging a book by its cover, I suppose Razz...

Stephen
Daniel - Sat Oct 07, 2017 1:23 pm
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I pre-ordered this book just after Edgar died.

I was doubtful that I would get to read it before I died.

There's still time......
GrahamH - Sat Oct 07, 2017 2:59 pm
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« Daniel » wrote:
I pre-ordered this book just after Edgar died.

I was doubtful that I would get to read it before I died.

There's still time......


Nice one.... Laughing

All good things come to those who wait. I'm sure it'll arrive soon Daniel.

I didn't order it myself, although I might buy it if the initial reviews are favourable. Wink
RogerS - Sun Oct 08, 2017 6:46 am
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According to the website "The Zest" it can take a while before everybody who pre-ordered the book will receive it..

"'TANGERINE DREAM - FORCE MAJEURE' the Edgar Froese autobiography - shipped. NB due to the large amount of Books and CDs that need to be posted (over 3,500) it will take the entire month to send these out to fans. "
dronescape - Sun Oct 08, 2017 10:54 am
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« RogerS » wrote:
According to the website "The Zest" it can take a while before everybody who pre-ordered the book will receive it.. [...]


Now this is something I got used to somehow in the past three years...

Stephen
Jon - Sun Oct 08, 2017 2:43 pm
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3500 ordered the book? That's quite a good number. Total price should be around 250 000 Euro.
RogerS - Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:29 pm
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I still didn't receive my book. Sad

Tomorrow is E-Live in Eindhoven where Tangerine Dream will play...

It will be unlikely that they are not selling the book @E_Live meaning that I, who ordered already on Jan 2015 (Edgar was still alive!), will get the book later than whomever buys it @E-Live... Not good.
VCO1 - Fri Oct 20, 2017 4:54 pm
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« RogerS » wrote:
I still didn't receive my book. Sad

Tomorrow is E-Live in Eindhoven where Tangerine Dream will play...

It will be unlikely that they are not selling the book @E_Live meaning that I, who ordered already on Jan 2015 (Edgar was still alive!), will get the book later than whomever buys it @E-Live... Not good.

Your order may have got lost since Edgar changed his cosmic address...
qwave - Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:08 pm
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I ordered January 2014. And yet no book here. Grrr!
dronescape - Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:28 pm
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You mean, January 2015? In January 2014, the book project hadn't been announced yet.

I ordered in September 2014 and guess what, still no book received!

That's true customer care.

Stephen
RogerS - Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:30 pm
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And with the 10% discount @ Groove when you pre-order it for E-Live it is just as expensive because you don't have the shipping costs of 11.31 Euro...
qwave - Fri Oct 20, 2017 7:38 pm
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« dronescape » wrote:
You mean, January 2015? In January 2014, the book project hadn't been announced yet.
...

Stephen,
I read about the book in the Zest #19 sent to me on 16th of January 2014.
And I ordered and paid it via PayPal on this day at Eastgate.
I still got all those emails here and the Zest PDF.

And I promise: I will never ever buy something again from these unprofessional shop!
RogerS - Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:18 pm
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Me too!
Jon - Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:01 pm
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Rumours say that Andy King has received the book.

He may be the only one.

Laughing
Jon - Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:02 pm
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« VCO1 » wrote:
« RogerS » wrote:
I still didn't receive my book. Sad

Tomorrow is E-Live in Eindhoven where Tangerine Dream will play...

It will be unlikely that they are not selling the book @E_Live meaning that I, who ordered already on Jan 2015 (Edgar was still alive!), will get the book later than whomever buys it @E-Live... Not good.

Your order may have got lost since Edgar changed his cosmic address...


Wow.

An attempt at humour at emportal.

Rolling Eyes
electrobs - Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:13 pm
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electrobs - Fri Oct 20, 2017 9:18 pm
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« Jon » wrote:
Rumours say that Andy King has received the book.

He may be the only one.

Laughing


Yes, Andy received his english version and Olaf Lux + Dirk Jan Müller (Cosmic Ground) their german ones.
BruecknerAmbient - Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:12 pm
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« electrobs » wrote:
« Jon » wrote:
Rumours say that Andy King has received the book.

He may be the only one.

Laughing


Yes, Andy received his english version and Olaf Lux + Dirk Jan Müller (Cosmic Ground) their german ones.


A few others posted about receiving it recently on FB as well... Wink

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