Meco | Shreveport,La | 03/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I have owned this production on VHS for several years and
primarily bought it because it features music by
Tangerine Dream. The video itself has nothing to do with
Tangerine Dream but has views of the Grand Canyon like I
have never seen before. The aerial fly over shots are
something to see.
If the Grand Canyon is what you're wanting to see, then this
DVD is worth a look and hopefully you will become a fan of
Tangerine Dream music as well.
There is another DVD about the Grand Canyon that also features
music by Tangerine Dream called "Oasis". It has some of the
great photography in it as well, but also has Thunderstorms &
If you do become a fan of Tangerine Dream after watching both
of these videos, there is a CD of both titles.
The Canyon Dreams CD has 2 addtional tracks on it that are not
on the video."
Disappointing image quality; good music; nothing else!
Steve Benner | Lancaster, UK | 02/17/2000
(3 out of 5 stars)
"This DVD contains just less than 40 minutes of dazzling imagery, filmed in and around the Grand Canyon by Camera One Productions. The material is divided into 6 chapters, each following a particular (graphical) theme and accompanied by the haunting melodies by premier synthesiser group Tangerine Dream. Originally made in 1987, the picture quality is rather poor by DVD standards and particularly so in low light situations, where the grain often becomes quite intrusive. More care has been taken with the soundtrack, presented here in PCM 48kHz 16-bit stereo and in many ways, this is more of a music video than it is a travel or nature film. Fans of Tangerine Dream's music may, therefore, get more out of this disc than will lovers of the spectacular scenery of the American Southwest. Attentive TD fans may flinch a little, though, at the clumsy overdubs to which the music for the opening chapter, `Shadow Flyer', has been subjected in order to make it cue better to the flow of images. (For a full review of the soundtrack music, check out the CD section of Amazon.) Overall, I found this is a rather disappointing release. Both music and images are weaker than those in the later (and very similar) disc, "Oasis", from the same forces-although it has to be said that the two combine better here than they do on the subsequent release.(Incidentally, this disc has no region encoding on it and will play on any DVD player.)"
It's a Tangerine Dream Video
Norm Cash | Ferndale, MI USA | 01/12/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)
"So it gets five stars. The DVD was originally a VHS release and the transfer must have been from the same. Consider the year it was released and don't purchase this if you're looking for something that would compare with what gets produced today. Purchase this if you're looking for a fine Tangerine Dream album with some very cool visuals to go along. Had this in VHS format. Bought the DVD when it was first released years ago. It has different packaging now. This DVD is not for everybody. Play this one in the dentist office, preferably with the monitor mounted on the ceiling."