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Christopher Franke

Christopher Franke
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Christopher Franke (b. 6 April 1953, Berlin) is a German musician and composer. From 1971 to 1988 he was a member of the electronic group Tangerine Dream. Initially a drummer with The Agitation, later renamed Agitation Free (though he left the band before their first album), his primary focus eventually shifted to keyboards and synthesizers as the group moved away from its psychedelic rock origins. Christopher Franke moved to Los Angeles, California in 1991 to pursue film work. In 1995 he scored the AFI short, Requiem. He may be best known for composing the music for the science fiction television series Babylon 5, as well as the score of the anime movie Tenchi Muyo! in Love and in 2005 the music for the German musical Ludwig² (with Konstantin Wecker).
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Various Artists — Kopf Musik Various Artists — Kopf Musik
(Fruits de Mer crustacean 79, 2017, 3CD)
Christopher Franke — Klemania Christopher Franke — Klemania
(SICD 8110, 1993, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Ottawa - June 20th 1986 Tangerine Dream — Ottawa - June 20th 1986
(TDI BOOTMOON005CD, 1986/2004, 2CD)
Tangerine Dream — Underwater Sunlight Tangerine Dream — Underwater Sunlight
(Esoteric Recordings EREACD 1020, 1986/2011, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Heartbreakers (Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Tangerine Dream — Heartbreakers (Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
(Silva Screen FILMCD 163, 1985/1995, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Le Parc Tangerine Dream — Le Parc
(Esoteric Recordings EREACD 1027, 1985/2011, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Firestarter (Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Tangerine Dream — Firestarter (Music from the Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
(Varese SD-5251, 1984/1990, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Flashpoint (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Tangerine Dream — Flashpoint (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
(CEMA S21-18507, 1984/1995, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Poland - The Warsaw Concert Tangerine Dream — Poland - The Warsaw Concert
(Esoteric Recordings EREACD 2018, 1984/2011, 2CD)
Tangerine Dream — Hyperborea Tangerine Dream — Hyperborea
(Virgin TAND 4, 1983/1995, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Wavelength Tangerine Dream — Wavelength
(La La Land LLLCD 1297, 1983/2011, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Logos - Live Tangerine Dream — Logos - Live
(Virgin TAND 3, 1982/1995, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Sydney - February 22nd 1982 Tangerine Dream — Sydney - February 22nd 1982
(TDI BOOTMOON004CD, 1982/2004, 2CD)
Tangerine Dream — White Eagle Tangerine Dream — White Eagle
(Virgin TAND 3, 1982/1995, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Aachen - January 21st 1981 Tangerine Dream — Aachen - January 21st 1981
(TDI BOOTMOON001CD, 1981/2004, 2CD)
Tangerine Dream — Exit Tangerine Dream — Exit
(Virgin TAND13, 1981/1995, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Paris - February 2nd 1981 Tangerine Dream — Paris - February 2nd 1981
(TDI BOOTMOON003CD, 1981/2004, 2CD)
Tangerine Dream — Quichotte Tangerine Dream — Quichotte
(Esoteric Recordings EREACD 1026, 1981/2012, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Thief (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) Tangerine Dream — Thief (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
(Virgin TAND12, 1981/2011, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Tangram Tangerine Dream — Tangram
(Virgin TAND 11, 1980/1995, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Force Majeure Tangerine Dream — Force Majeure
(Virgin TAND 10, 1979/1995, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Cyclone Tangerine Dream — Cyclone
(Virgin 7243 8 40251 20, 1978/1995, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Encore Tangerine Dream — Encore
(Virgin 7243 8 39443 2 3, 1977/1994, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Montreal - April 9th 1977 Tangerine Dream — Montreal - April 9th 1977
(TDI BOOTMOON002CD, 1977/2004, 2CD)
Tangerine Dream — Soundmill Navigator Tangerine Dream — Soundmill Navigator
(TDI CD027, 1976/2000, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Stratosfear Tangerine Dream — Stratosfear
(Virgin 7243 8 40065 25, 1976/1995, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Ricochet Tangerine Dream — Ricochet
(Virgin 7243 8 40064 26, 1975/1995, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Rubycon Tangerine Dream — Rubycon
(Virgin 7243 8 11263 2 5, 1975/2001, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Phaedra Tangerine Dream — Phaedra
(Virgin CDV 2010, 1974/2000, CD)
Tangerine Dream — The Analogue Space Years 1969-1973 Tangerine Dream — The Analogue Space Years 1969-1973
(Purple Pyramid CLP 0227-2, 1973/1998, 2CD)
Tangerine Dream — Atem Tangerine Dream — Atem
(Esoteric Recordings EREACD 21019, 1973/2011, 2CD)
Tangerine Dream — Green Desert Tangerine Dream — Green Desert
(Esoteric Recordings EREACD 1022, 1973/2011, CD)
Tangerine Dream — Zeit Tangerine Dream — Zeit
(Esoteric Recordings EREACD 21017, 1972/2011, 2CD)
Tangerine Dream — Alpha Centauri Tangerine Dream — Alpha Centauri
(Esoteric Recordings EREACD 1021, 1971/2011, CD)

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