"Thief" is a soundtrack album by Tangerine Dream for the film "Thief", directed by Michael Mann. It reached No. 43 on the UK Albums Chart in a 3-week run.
This 2CD set features newly recorded versions of fan favorites such as "Cloudburst Flight" (from the 1979 album Force Majeure) and "Scrapyard" (from the 1981 soundtrack to the Michael Mann film "Thief") along with other rare tracks plus a stellar version of The Beatles’ "Tomorrow Never Knows" and much more.
"Antique Dreams" is a set of some of the best unused material from Tangerine Dream's vaults. The recording dates are from 1971 through 1990, inclusive. That covers most of their stronger eras. The pieces from the early '70s have wild avant-garde and rock & roll timbres. The other tracks match their eras as well. This CD is lots of fun - it is more engaging than their best-of collections and it runs through the band's history. It is essential e-music.
So much of new differently arranged and so-called "collector's" compositions have been located at the Eastgate Studios within the last couple of months, so that the decision for the SEVENTH and LAST double CD out of the Booster series was made very easily. The Booster CD's have been a kind of a corner stone within the TD community building some guidelines for those newbies who needed some help where to start discovering the various landmarks of TD's work. Quite a reasonable number of newer compositions have also found their way into the public. But we do not want the Boosters become a racehorse within a series of titles all running against each other. Therefore decision has been made to stop with a last product which simultaneously has some of the best and rare TD compositions from all decades to offer - of course subjectively speaking. Relax, sit back and enjoy a little trip with the TD time machine through a well-known and sometimes strange musical territory.
Another TD soundtrack that saw the daylight years after its recording was Deadly Care, music for a TV movie that was composed and recorded back in 1987 by Edgar Froese and Chris Franke but not released until 1992. The CD contains all of the music as supplied by TD to Universal Television. "Deadly Care" is a haunting, detached and at times a melancholic soundtrack. It's dark soundscapes are apropos and the quality of the musical performances are very refined. Edgar Froese and friends entice listeners with an ominously profound, gloomy but high quality CD, namely, Deadly Care.
Originally part of a fan-based live bootleg recording project called Bootmoon, this recording of the pioneering and influential German electronic outfit Tangerine Dream is part of a series of unadorned live performances (the band habitually added post-production instrumentation and otherwise altered its sound on its official live releases). This mid-1980s performance in Cleveland presents a series of cinematic-sounding compositions that make full use of the available electronic technologies of the period, including sequencers and synthetic percussion, to heighten the sense of musical drama.
Plays Tangerine Dream features re-recordings by several present and past members of the band. This issue will start with a more classic approach to 13 songs created within the 40 years timespan of one of the most creative bands around. The songs are re-performed partly by the original composer or by musicians who had been or still are associated with the band. Plays Tangerine Dream can be taken as a synonym for travelling back and forwards within the groups unlimited sound universe.