Tangerine Dream Thief: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on Limited Edition 180g LP from Audio Fidelity
Tangerine Dream is among the most successful electronic groups of all time. The band was chosen by Michael Mann to write and produce the original score for the James Caan-starring Thief, his 1981 directorial debut. Tangerine Dream added their patented pulses, blips and whooshes to the film's highly stylized visual scenes. Up to this time, no one had ever used a sequencer for a neo-noir film...this score is one of the most unusual of its kind for American cinema.
Rather than a full orchestral score, Tangerine Dream's techno-based score uses synthesizer, percussion and electric guitar making for a fascinating and exciting experience. Tracks like "Dr. Destructo" have a fast-paced percussion tempo while the engaging melody on "Beach Theme" makes it one of the album's most familiar and popular tracks, and "Trap Feeling" has a delicacy that compares favorably to Brian Eno's Music for Films.
The soundtrack and the movie are inseparable and they have both grown beyond cult classic status becoming an important part of the collected works of Tangerine Dream and Michael Mann. Audio Fidelity is pleased to reissue the one-of-a-kind soundtrack on 180g vinyl.