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Tangerine Dream - Firestarter album

Tangerine Dream - Firestarter album
Performer: Tangerine Dream
Genre: Electro / Media
Title: Firestarter
FLAC album size: 1351
Style: Score, Experimental, Ambient
Country: UK
Released: 1984

Another movie Tangerine Dream composed the music for was Firestarter in 1984, basing on a novel by Stephen King, starring Drew Barrymore, Heather Locklear and Martin Sheen. According to director Mark L. Lester, Tangerine Dream never actually saw the film. They sent him some music and told him to choose whatever he liked.

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Firestarter is an action-packed thriller with dark and sinister references. That description applies to the film and to Tangerine Dream's soundtrack. As a body of work, their film music is inconsistent and uneven. There are some outstanding scores and some real clunkers. This CD is a good one. The music has strong character and integrity and the classic TD sound with dark atmospheres.

Band Name Tangerine Dream. Album Name Firestarter. Labels Virgin Records. Music StyleKrautrock. Members owning this album1.

Firestarter (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) ‎(Cass, Album). Firestarter ‎(Cass, Album, RE). Varèse Sarabande. Firestarter (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) ‎(Cass, Album, RE).

Tangerine Dream have always made commercial in roads with numerous soundtrack album, especially in the 1980's where it was almost two albums a year, such was the demand for their music scores. That in itself is a high accolade and Firestarter if you had to just take the musical perspective, is a decent album. Funny how the music does not date, yet the film showboating a very young Drew Barrymore certainly has. Quite entertaining. Tangerine Dream are well known and revered for their movie soundtracks and have produced some wonderful pieces that are often better than the movie itself. They tend to focus on the more supernatural side of things and this is no exception. Like the soundtrack there are parts that are compelling and peak my interest but there are also some mediocre moments that mar an otherwise excellent effort.

With the passing of Tangerine Dream founder Edgar Froese last month, I've been pulling out quite a few of the band's CD's I've picked up over the years and giving them a spin. I was a kid when "Firestarter" came out in theaters, and luckily my older brother was a huge Stephen King fan, and dragged me to the drive-in to see it. I remembered very little about the film, but I always loved the theme song ("Crystal Voice")


A1 Crystal Voice 3:07
A2 The Run 4:50
A3 Testlab 4:00
A4 Charly The Kid 3:51
A5 Escaping Point 5:10
B1 Rainbirds Move 2:31
B2 Burning Force 4:17
B3 Between Realities 2:26
B4 Shop Territory 3:15
B5 Flash Final 5:15
B6 Out Of The Heat 2:30


  • Composed By, Performer, Producer – Tangerine Dream


Label variation most easily identified by song titles and times being written in a table layout with titles left-justified and song times right-justified.

Music from the original motion picture soundtrack "Firestarter", directed by Mark L. Lester.
Recorded in West Germany.
All selections published by Music Corporation of America (MCA) - BMI
© 1984 Universal City Studios, Inc.
℗ 1984 MCA Records, Inc.
Originally issued in July 1984.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode: 0 76732-6131-1
  • Matrix / Runout (A Label Matrix): MCA3994
  • Matrix / Runout (B Label Matrix): MCA3995
  • Matrix / Runout (A Runout Etching): MCA-3994-ASR-1
  • Matrix / Runout (B Runout Etching): MCA-3995-ASR-1

Other versions

Category Artist Title (Format) Label Category Country Year
MCF 3233 Tangerine Dream Firestarter (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) ‎(LP, Album) MCA Records MCF 3233 UK 1984
VSC-5251 Tangerine Dream Firestarter ‎(Cass, Album, RE) Varèse Sarabande VSC-5251 US 1990
6131-1 Tangerine Dream Firestarter (Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) ‎(LP, Album) MCA Records 6131-1 Australia 1984
VSD-5251 Tangerine Dream Firestarter ‎(CD, Album, RE) Varèse Sarabande VSD-5251 US 1990
0405 Tangerine Dream Firestarter (Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack) ‎(Cass, Album, RE, Unofficial) Music Market 0405 Poland Unknown

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