Music composed by Christopher Franke
Music performed by Christopher Franke and the Berlin Symphonic Film Orchestra
Recorded and produced by Edgar Rothermich
Additional recording by Rudy Panke / Mastered by Edgar Rothermich
Album A&R Direction, Concept and Sequencing: Jeff Payne
Art Direction: Doerte Lau / Design: Doerte Lau and Wolfgang Fenchel
Special Thanks to James Redfield, John Austin, John Diamond, Deepak Chopra, Muriel Nellis, Bert Barba,
Bobby Roth, Mike Morris, Jeff Payne and Robin Esterhammer.
Earthtone thanks go out to Rod Linnum at Universal, Brian McClemens at Borders and all the Christopher Franke
fans around the world.
Although he initially emerged as a member of the pioneering space-rock band Tangerine Dream, in recent years,
Franke has gained fame as a Hollywood composer. And while there are some tunes with Tinseltown origins on this
18-track "Best of" disc, instrumentals such as the graceful "Morphing Space" and the pastoral (and previously
unreleased) "Sensual Persuasion" are actually culled from other sources. A couple of cuts are excessively
sentimental, but folks interested in hearing the softer side of an artist generally hailed for his high-intensity
scores should relish this amicable album. 6/10.
The Illinois Entertainer
June 1, 1999
Former member of the pioneering electronic band Tangerine Dream and creator of the soundtracks for feature
films and television, Christopher Franke presents a collection of transcendent tracks that could be described
as poetry in song. These include recordings from such albums as Enchanting Nature, Transformation of Mind
and The Celestine Prophecy - A Musical Voyage, the companion to the best selling book by James Redfield.
Also included are three previously unreleased tracks. A diverse artist and a leader in the New Age music genre,
Franke combines electronics and various acoustic sounds to create a powerful “musical expression” all his own.