Again Tangerine Dream has been re-mastered, re-packaged and very nice too, by Esoteric, this was an album I chose to avoid back then (1985) then this outing was supposed to be very popish, far from their initial musical path! Today I listen with with older, wiser and more mature (I think) ears. This is the more "commercial" TD...shorter tracks, much more.. ahem.. pop melodic tendencies, to me it sounds like small vignettes to short films! Well maybe that's the case, since the titles are of park´s and places of the like, from all over the world !? It is nice synthesized tunes, very safe and something that you expect to hear as soundtrack to some of BBC´s great nature films. So friends of early TD, where the music was filled with sounds, noises and looong sweeping synthesizer themes, that sometimes were up to 20 minutes long, don't go here, for friends of Kitaro and/or later Vangelis, try it out it might fit your taste! Best track here (for me at least) is the somehow magic "Zen Garden"...this track has much feel and atmosphere! "Hyde Park" has some majestic moments. But overall, the music herein are too..how do I put it? Disco-drum and techno synth orientated for my taste! Nine track in all and a bonus, so check it out if you think this is for you!? Some like honey others like mustard.
I like both, just not mixed ;-)