Prog/new age/ambient icons Tangerine Dream are releasing a 10-CD box set titled Pilots of the Purple Twilight: Virgin Recordings 1980-83 on October 30 via UMC-EMI Records. It features newly remastered versions of the albums Tangram, Thief, Exit, White Eagle, Logos, and Hyperborea, plus two sought-after, previously unreleased soundtracks.

Those soundtracks are for the 1982 action-thriller The Soldier and Michael Mann's 1983 film The Keep. (Their score for Mann's Thief is also part of this box set.) You can listen to the main title theme for The Soldier below.

The Keep score has long been a Holy Grail for Tangerine Dream fans. The group made 150 CD copies of The Keep soundtrack in 1997 which they sold at a UK concert. It was then supposed to come out properly in 1998 but legal issues kept it from happening. In 1999, The Keep was included as part of the Millennium Booster album set which was released in an edition of 300 through Tangerine Dream's own label. It's never gotten an official wide release till now.

Pilots of Purple Twilight also features tons of other previously unreleased material: an extended promotional only version of “Dr. Destructo” from Thief; their full 1982 concert at London's The Dominion Theatre; and six tracks recorded for German television crime drama series Tatort (originally released on a 12-inch single and a 7-inch single in Germany only). Hyperborea, meanwhile, includes five tracks from the Risky Business soundtrack, including "Love On A Real Train," which is the group's most popular song on streaming services.

The box set also comes with a hardback book essays, rare photographs and memorabilia. Pre-orders are available now. Check out the packaging and tracklist below.

Pilots of the Purple Twilight: Virgin Recordings 1980-83 tracklist:

CD 1:

Tangram
Released as Virgin V 2147 in May 1980
01 “Tangram Set 1″
02 “Tangram Set 2″

CD 2:

Thief
Released as Virgin V 2198 in March 1981
01 “Beach Theme”
02 “Dr. Drestructo”
03 “Diamond Diary”
04 “Burning Bar”
05 “Beach Scene”
06 “Scrap Yard”
07 “Trap Feeling”
08 “Igneous”

Bonus track:

09 “Dr. Destructo (extended version)” (promo only)

CD 3:

Exit
Released as Virgin V 2212 in September 1981
01 “Kiew Mission”
02 “Pilots Of Purple Twilight”
03 "Choronzon”
04 “Exit”
05 “Network 23″
06 “Remote Viewing”

CD 4:

White Eagle
Released as Virgin V2226 in March 1982
01 “Mojave Plan”
02 “Midnight In Tula”
03 “Convention Of The 24″
04 “White Eagle”

Bonus tracks:

05 “Das Mädchen auf der Treppe”
06 “Flock”
07 “Katja”
08 “Speed”

Taken from the 12-inch EP Das Mädchen auf der Treppe, released in Germany as Virgin 600 651 in May 1982. Previously unreleased on CD.

09 “Daydream”
10 Moorland”

A & B-sides of single – Released in Germany as Virgin 105 271 in May 1983.

CD 5:

The Soldier soundtrack
Recorded in 1981 / 1982 at Polygon Studio and Amber Studio in West Berlin.

Final mixing at Amber Studio, West-Berlin in June 1982

01 “Main titles”
02 “Cue #1 – variation on Logos #1″
03 “Cue #2 – variation on Horizon #1″
04 “Cue #3 – The Soldier #1″
05 “Cue #4 – variation on Dolphin Dance”
06 “Cue #5 – variation on Tangent #1″
07 “Cue #6 – The Soldier #2″
08 “Cue #7 – The Soldier #3″
09 “Cue #8 – The Soldier #4″
10 “Cue #9 – The Soldier #5″
11 “Cue #10 – variation on Horizon #2″
12 “Cue #11 – The Soldier #6″
13 “Cue #12 – The Soldier #7″
14 “Cue #13 – variation on Logos #2″
15 “Cue #14 – The Soldier #8″
16 “Cue #15 – variation on Horizon #3″
17 “End Titles”

CD 6:

The Dominion Theatre Concert
6th November 1982
Previously unreleased

01 “The Dominion Concert Part One”

CD 7:

The Dominion Theatre Concert
6th November 1982
Previously unreleased

01 “The Dominion Concert Part Two”
02 “Midnight In Tula”
03 “White Eagle”
04 “Dominion”

CD 8:

Logos Live
Released as Virgin V 2257 in December 1982
01 “Logos (Part 1)”
02 “Logos (Part 2)”
03 “Dominion”

CD 9

Hyperborea
Released as Virgin V 2292 in November 1983

01 “No Man’s Land”
02 “Hyperborea”
03 “Cinnamon Road”
04 “Sphinx Lightning”

Bonus tracks:

05 “The Dream Is Always The Same”
06 “No Future (Get Off The Babysitter)”
07 “Guido The Killer Pimp”
08 “Lana”
09 “Love On A Real Train (Risky Business)”
Taken from the soundtrack album Risky Business

Released as Virgin V 2302 in 1984

CD 10:

The Keep
Soundtrack to the 1983 film directed by Michael Mann
Previously unreleased

01 “Puer Natus Est Nobis” (Gloria) (Thomas Tallis, arr. Edgar Froese)
02 “Arx Allemand” (Edgar Froese)
03 “Truth And Fiction” (Edgar Froese)
04 “The Silver Seal” (Edgar Froese / Johannes Schmoelling)
05 “Ancient Powerplant” (Edgar Froese)
06 “Supernatural Accomplice” (Edgar Froese)
07 “The Challenger’s Arrival” (Edgar Froese)
08 “Heritage Survival” (Edgar Froese / Christoph Franke / Johannes Schmoelling)
09 “Parallel Words” (Edgar Froese / Johannes Schmoelling)
10 “Canzone” (Edgar Froese / Johannes Schmoelling)
11 “Voices From A Common Land” (Edgar Froese / Christoph Franke / Johannes Schmoelling)
12 “Wardays Sunrise” (Edgar Froese)
13 “The Night In Romania” (Edgar Froese)