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.