Psychedelic Lunch

Welcome to our “Psychedelic Lunch” series where we find out how deep the rabbit hole really goes and explore psychedelic tunes from the 60’s to today. Weekdays At Noon EST. Enjoy the trip!

Tangerine Dream – Loved By The Sun

Legend is the eighth soundtrack albumby the German band Tangerine Dreamand their twenty-eighth overall. It was released in 1986 for the North American theatrical version of the film Legend. It was released in the USA and Canada only.

“Loved by the Sun” is a vocal version of “Unicorn Theme” with lyrics written and sung by Jon Anderson of Yes. The vocals were added after Tangerine Dream had composed the instrumental music. It was originally recorded with vocals by Susanne Pawlitzki based on William Blake’s poem “The Angel,” but was rejected in favor of the Jon Anderson version. “Unicorn Theme” has been played live at several concerts in various versions. “Is Your Love Strong Enough?”—the song played over the end credits—has lyrics written and sung by Bryan Ferry with guitar by David Gilmour (of Pink Floyd fame), bass by Guy Pratt, and sax by Iain Ballamy. It is a former outtake of the recording sessions for Avalon, the eighth and last Roxy Music album. All of the other tracks are Tangerine Dream instrumentals. “Is Your Love Strong Enough?” was also released as a 12″ single which included an extended version of the same song as well as an instrumental; neither of these last two versions were included on the Avalon album.

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