In 2013 Tangerine Dream provided music for the soundtrack computer game Grand Theft Auto V. Other music was provided by Woody Jackson, Alchemist and Oh No.
In an exclusive interview by Tommy Jacobsen, Jacob Pertou and Peter Ravn for Jacobs Tangerine Dream Blog Edgar Froese told: "Together with different collegues within TD, I worked for about sixteen years, and that was both very sophisticated, very open-minded and terrible at the same time. After sixteen years, I started making a pause. Now, by getting approached by Rockstar in New York, I went to the head guy, said 'I hate videogames, never done one', and I've refused huge offers. By talking to him, I found out what the philosophy was: Working against the establishment. So it's a social game. Lots of people didn't understand the philosophy of the game. I said 'what do you wanna do, you blow up the establishment?' He said 'Yeah', I said 'I'm in for that'."
Part of the score was released as volume 2 of the soundtrack album The Music of Grand Theft Auto V.
The Music of Grand Theft Auto V contains songs layered, mixed and arranged by DJ Shadow from the original interactive in-game score, and hence does not contain the original material provided by Edgar Froese. Thus, Tangerine Dream decided to release a limited edition of a selection of TD's only compositions for their fans -- The Cinematic Score GTA 5. Notably the album shares a track with the album The Castle (2013), released four months ago: A Place Of Mercy was retitled to Draw The Last Line Somewhere for this release.
Only a few days after its CD release this album became available as MP3 download at the Tangerine Dream Download Shop as well.
CD: eastgate 066 CD; matrix code: eastgate 066; no order number on disc or inserts; limited edition of 2,000 copies
Download: complete release or individual tracks as MP3