Having scored the movies Heartbreakers and Tonight's The Night before, in 1988 TD composed the music for a third film of director Bobby Roth -- Dead Solid Perfect, starring Randy Quaid. Three more movies should follow in the early '90s: L'Affaire Wallraff, Rainbow Drive (both 1990) and The Switch (1993).
Apparently, the soundtrack album was prepared without cooperation of Tangerine Dream, a common approach of the record company releasing this album. Thus, unlike most other TD soundtracks, it features a large number of short musical sketches instead of longer compositions especially provided by TD for a soundtrack album release.
The booklet contains no information regarding time and place of recording and the band members involved. Given the style of the music and the release date of the movie (late 1988) it can be assumed that the material was composed during summer 1988, after recording Optical Race, probably even during the North America tour of that year, by the then current short time line-up consisting of Edgar Froese, Paul Haslinger and Ralf Wadephul. This theory is supported by the fact that the motif of Theme From 'Dead Solid Perfect' reappears in the composition Food For The Gods (from the album Blue Dawn, 2006) that is credited to Ralf Wadephul.
In November 2012 the album was made available for download by BSX Records. Apparently there was no according re-release on CD, though.