Tangerine Dream - Thief

Tangerine Dream
Stage & Screen
Label: Virgin ‎– V2198, Virgin ‎– V 2198
Type: Vinyl, LP, Album, Stereo
Country: UK
Date of released: 1981
Category: Electronic, Rock, Stage & Screen
Style: Soundtrack, Berlin-School, Prog Rock


A1 Beach Theme 3:44
A2 Dr. Destructo 3:18
A3 Diamond Diary 10:48
A4 Burning Bar 3:11
B1 Beach Scene 6:48
B2 Scrap Yard 4:40
B3 Trap Feeling 2:57
B4 Igneous 4:45

Companies, etc.

  • Phonographic Copyright (p) – Virgin Records Ltd.
  • Published By – Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd.
  • Published By – United Artists Music Ltd.
  • Recorded At – Studio Christoph Franke
  • Pressed By – CBS Pressing Plant, Aston Clinton


  • Composed By [All Compositions By, All Music Composed By] – Chris Franke*, Edgar Froese, Johannes Schmoelling*
  • Keyboards, Electronics [Electronic Equipment] – Johannes Schmoelling*
  • Keyboards, Electronics [Electronic Equipment], Guitar – Edgar Froese
  • Management – Tadream Production
  • Management [Direction] – Bill Dern, TWM Management
  • Mastered By – George Piros
  • Producer [Produced By] – Michael Mann, Tangerine Dream
  • Synthesizer [Synthesizers], Electronics [Electronic Equipment], Percussion [Electronic] – Chris Franke*


Motion picture soundtrack for "Thief" directed by Michael Mann.

On cover:
Recorded 1980, Chris Franke's studio, Berlin.
Thanks to Music Technology, Inc. for the GDS computer instrument and Roland Corporation, Japan.
℗1981 Virgin Records Ltd.

On labels:
Virgin Music (Publishers) Ltd/United Artists Music Ltd
℗ 1981 Virgin Records Ltd
Made In England

Catalogue number variations are: V2198 on cover, V 2198 on labels.

Rear cover has the following text clumsily painted/blocked out: except "Confrontation" composed by Craig Safan (as there are printing variations, this is more obvious on some copies than others, as illustrated)

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Matrix / Runout (Side A label): V 2198-A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B label): V 2198-B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched - Variant 1): V 2198 A1 2 5 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched - Variant 1): V 2198 B1 2 4 A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A runout, etched - Variant 2): V 2198 A12 1 3 Λ
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B runout, etched - Variant 2): V 2198 B12 12 Λ

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
V 2198 Tangerine Dream Thief ‎(LP, Album) Virgin V 2198 UK 1981
OVED 72 Tangerine Dream Thief ‎(LP, Album, RE) Virgin OVED 72 UK 1985
S 112 Tangerine Dream Thief ‎(Cass, Album, Unofficial, HX ) Stebo S 112 Poland Unknown
VJCP-2520 Tangerine Dream Thief ‎(CD, Album, Promo, RE) Virgin Japan, Virgin VJCP-2520 Japan 1990
5C-5521 Tangerine Dream Thief (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) ‎(Cass, Album) Elektra 5C-5521 US 1981