The film ‘Three O’Clock High’ was an offbeat take on the ’80s high school comedy.

Stylishly directed by Phil Joanou (U2’s ‘Rattle And Hum’, ‘State Of Grace’, ‘Final Analysis’), the film is more Scorsese than John Hughes, starring Casey Siemaszko as a nerd forced into an afterschool rumble with a psychopath bully, played by Richard Tyson. The film became a cult hit on home video, and is helped enormously by its moody, dynamic, pulsating score by German synthesizer legends TANGERINE DREAM, who also score sountracks for: ‘Sorcerer’, ‘Thief’, ‘Risky Business’, and may more.

Director Joanou was desperate for the band to score the film and was overjoyed when they agreed: “The Berlin sessions with Edgar Froese and Paul Haslinger were a (tangerine) dream come true,” he writes in the liner notes for this release. “At their studio next to the Berlin Wall, we worked for several weeks crafting each cue… The things they could coax out of a keyboard, as well as guitars, bass, and drums, were just incredible. I was blown away.

Out of circulation for decades, ‘Thee O’Clock High’ s presented in remastered form for this long overdue release, with TANGERINE DREAM’s 15 tracks supplemented by additional music by Sylvester Levay (when the filmmakers needed more cues and couldn’t afford to return to Berlin) and the prominent song by Jim Walker entitled: ‘Something To Remember Me By’.

This LP inlcudes a poster of original art by Drew Struzan.

Tracklist A
0101 | 00:44 | It's Jerry's Day Today
0102 | 00:47 | 46-32-15
0103 | 01:04 | No Detention
0104 | 00:33 | Any School Bully Will Do
0105 | 03:12 | Go To The Head Of The Class 
0106 | 00:47 | Sit
0107 | 02:36 | The Fight
0108 | 04:28 | Jerry's Decisions 
0109 | 04:42 | The Fight Is On
0110 | 01:28 | Paper

Tracklist B
0201 | 01:19 | Big Bright Brass Knuckles 
0202 | 01:38 | Buying Paper Like It's Going Out Of Style
0203 | 00:54 | Dangerous Trend 
0204 | 00:59 | Who's Chasing Who
0205 | 01:35 | Bonding By Candlelight 
0206 | 02:20 | You'll Never Believe It
0207 | 01:16 | Starting The Day Off Right
0208 | 02:34 | Weak At The Knees 
0209 | 01:04 | Kill Him {The Football Dummy}
0210 | 01:36 | Not So Quiet In The Library / Get Lost In A Crowd
0211 | 04:13 | Something To Remember Me By
0212 | 02:10 | Arrival



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StatusFilm Score
Release dateJanuary 27, 2023
Released byVarèse Sarabande
ColorFuego Blue


01.It's Jerry's Day Today00:00:44
03.No Detention00:01:04
04.Any School Bully Will Do00:00:33
05.Go To The Head Of The Class00:03:12
07.The Fight00:02:36
08.Jerry's Decisions00:04:28
09.The Fight Is On00:04:42
11.Big Bright Brass Knuckles00:01:19
12.Buying Paper Like It's Going Out Of Style00:01:38
13.Dangerous Trend00:00:54
14.Who's Chasing Who00:00:59
15.Bonding By Candlelight00:01:35
16.You'll Never Believe It00:02:20
17.Starting The Day Off Right00:01:16
18.Weak At The Knees00:02:34
19.Kill Him {The Football Dummy}00:01:04
20.Not So Quiet In The Library / Get Lost In A Crowd00:01:36
21.Something To Remember Me By00:04:13
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