The movie Risky Business (German title was Lockere Geschäfte), starring Tom Cruise and Rebecca DeMornay, was directed by Paul Brickman in 1983. Besides well-known tracks composed and performed by artists like Phil Collins and Prince, the soundtrack album features a handful of TD compositions with a total length of less than 20 minutes. While some of them are obviously basing on material from the albums Force Majeure and Exit, especially the track Love On A Real Train (Risky Business) has become one of the most famous TD compositions and was played ever again on live gigs of TD in the 80's and 90's.
With the release of the soundtrack album Risky Business in 1984, TD's collaboration with Richard Branson's Virgin Records came to an end after ten years. Ten more years later Edgar Froese still remembered these 'Virgin Years' with fondness, as a time when brave experimental music could be made and appreciated by millions the world over: "Since Virgin gave TD complete freedom regarding the choice of music, it was possible at any time to experiment beyond all possible borders. The goal and fascination of TD music was always to create sounds and structures that had never been heard before. The aim of the music during the Virgin period was to paint surreal pictures with musical instruments."
In 2020 the five TD tracks of this album were newly remastered by Ben Wiseman from the original tapes and re-released as part of the Pilots Of Purple Twilight box set.
Promo-LP [a]: V 2302; white promo labels, gsc
LP [a]: V 2302; red/green labels; three different label layouts, some of them with the Geffen logo