Tangerine Dream’s ‘Thief’ OST coming back to vinyl

News / Preorders / July 3, 2015

The Tangerine Dream soundtrack for Thief, Michael Mann’s directorial debut in 1981, is getting reissued onto vinyl through Audio Fidelity. The pressing will be on 180-gram virgin vinyl.

The reissue will be released on August 21st.

Rather than a full orchestral score, Tangerine Dream’s techno-based score uses synthesizer, percussion and electric guitar making for a fascinating and exciting soundtrack. Tracks like “Dr. Destructo” have a fast-paced percussion tempo. An engaging melody on “Beach Theme” makes it one of the album’s most familiar and popular tracks, while “Trap Feeling” has a delicacy that compares favorably to Brian Eno’s Music for Films.

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Christopher Lantinen
Chris Lantinen is the owner and editor-in-chief of Modern Vinyl. Along with his modest collection of sad sounding records, he collects his share of soundtracks and previously adored indie up-and-comers. Chris is currently a professor of journalism and public relations at Edinboro University in the Erie, Pennsylvania area.

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