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March 9, 2022

Premiere Soundtrack Release for 1981 Horror Film STRANGE BEHAVIOR – Score by Tangerine Dream

BSX Records presents the soundtrack release of STRANGE BEHAVIOR, featuring music composed by Tangerine Dream (SORCERER, THIEF, RISKY BUSINESS) for the 1981 horror film directed by Michael Laughlin (STRANGE INVADERS), written by Michael Laughlin and Bill Condon (GODS AND MONSTERS), starring Michael Murphy, Louise Fletcher, Dan Shor, Dey Young, Arthur Dignam, Marc McClure and Fiona Lewis.

Released in 1981, STRANGE BEHAVIOR was produced by Antony I. Ginnane and is considered part of the Ozploitation film movement of the late 1970’s and early 1980’s that included PATRICK, MAD MAX, THE ROAD WARRIOR, ROADGAMES, TURKEY SHOOT, and RAZORBACK, among other films. Also known as DEAD KIDS and SMALL TOWN MASSACRE, STRANGE BEHAVIOR tells of a scientist who is experimenting with teenagers and turning them into murderers.

The music for STRANGE BEHAVIOR was composed by the pioneering German electronica band Tangerine Dream. STRANGE BEHAVIOR was produced early in their career, following the success of their scores for SORCERER in 1977 and THIEF also in 1981. The band included the classic lineup of Edgar Froese, Christopher Franke, and Johannes Schmoelling. After completing STRANGE BEHAVIOR, Tangerine Dream would continue to score many iconic Hollywood pictures including RISKY BUSINESS, THE KEEP, FIRESTARTER, LEGEND, and NEAR DARK. And yet somehow, their score for STRANGE BEHAVIOR never got a soundtrack release. Until now.

BuySoundtrax Records is excited to present STRANGE BEHAVIOR on compact disc for the first time, remastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland from the best available elements provided by the production company. The booklet includes exclusive liner notes written by author and composer Brian Satterwhite.

The soundtrack is released in a limited edition release of 1000 units, and is expected to begin shipping the week of April 4, 2022

For details, sample tracks, and to order, see buysoundtrax

Watch the 1981 trailer for STRANGE BEHAVIOR:

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