This week we're proud to present a re-issue of Tangerine Dream's essential, iconic synth score to Michael Mann's debut 1981 film THIEF.
Years before MIAMI VICE, HEAT, and MANHUNTER, director Michael Mann took his first crack at the gritty crime genre with a film starring James Caan, about a Chicago diamond thief, and his last big score. Seems straightforward enough – but though it could've easily felt like a holdover from the New Hollywood movement of the '70s, THIEF plants its feet firmly into the '80s with Tangerine Dream's incredible, and at the time revolutionary, approach to film music.
They kicked off an electronic film score wave – Tangerine Dream alone would go on to score nearly twenty films over the course of the '80s – but THIEF has always been one of our favorites, and we're honored to re-issue it as we approach the film's 40th anniversary.
As always, all new releases go on sale on Wednesdays at Noon Central.
THIEF - ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK LP
Mondo is proud to present Tangerine Dream's essential synth soundtrack to Michael Mann's 1980 masterpiece, THIEF.
Pulsing with neon energy, Tangerine Dream's score for Michael Mann's debut film was markedly bold and unique for the crime genre at the time, which is what makes their work so iconic and influential to artists to this day.
The LP is housed in a die-cut package designed by Jay Shaw, with liner notes from David Sims (Blank Check with Griffin and David), and pressed on 180 Gram Blowtorch colored vinyl. Also available on 180 Gram black vinyl.
THIEF – Original Motion Picture Soundtrack LP. Music by Tangerine Dream. Artwork by Jay Shaw. Liner notes by David Sims. Pressed on 180 Gram Blowtorch Colored vinyl (also available on 180 Gram Black vinyl). $30.