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Melissa Manchester – Thief Of Hearts (Netherlands 12″)

Posted by DjPaulT on January 16th, 2015


A. Front

“Thief Of Hearts” is a 1984 single by American singer-songwriter and actress Melissa Manchester. Produced by Giorgio Moroder and Harold Faltermeyer it was the theme song for the film Thief Of Hearts starring Steven Bauer, appearing in the film and on it’s soundtrack. “Thief Of Hearts” debuted on the US Billboard Hot 100 on November 24, 1984 peaking at #88.

Thief Of Hearts (Dance Mix) 6:11

Thief Of Hearts (Instrumental) 4:32
Thief Of Hearts (Short Version) 4:02

Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint


Year Single Chart Position
1984 Thief Of Hearts U.S. Billboard Hot 100 #88
1984 Thief Of Hearts U.S. Billboard Hot Adult Contemporary #18
1984 Thief Of Hearts U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Club Play #14


Label: Casablanca Records ‎– 880-308-1
Format: Vinyl, 12″
Country: Netherlands
Released: 1984
Genre: Electronic
Style: Synth-pop, Disco

Producer – Giorgio Moroder, Harold Faltermeyer
Remix – John “Jellybean” Benitez

From The Original Soundtrack Of The Paramount Motion Picture “THIEF OF HEARTS”

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B. Back

Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Platter: Pro-Ject Acryl-It platter
Stabilizer: Pro-Ject Record Puck 
Speed Control:
Pro-Ject Speed Box S
Phono Pre-amp:
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Tung-Sol 12AX7ECC803-S Gold Electron Tube
ESI Juli@
Record Cleaning:
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Artwork Scans:
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner

Recording/Editing: Adobe Audition 3.0 (Recording)
Down Sampling: iZotope RX Advanced 2
Artwork Editor: Adobe Photoshop CS5
Click Removeal: Manual
FLAC/MP3 Conversion: dBpoweramp
M3U Playlist: Playlist Creator

All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
FLAC (Level Eight)
MP3 (320kbps)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi

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19 Responses to “Melissa Manchester – Thief Of Hearts (Netherlands 12″)”

  1. Jeff Says:

    Thank You Paul!!! Yes, thanks for making musical wishes come true. So many times I missed out on buying certain 12-inch discs because, well, to be honest, I didn’t have money to buy everything I wanted. This was sad because I almost wanted EVERYTHING that had a dance mix. I had almost forgotten about this gem, until now. Thanks Paul for giving me a second chance (so to speak) to “obtain” this song. You work miracles my friend. I am overjoyed!! Thank you for a fantastic week of postings Paul!!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!!



    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re most welcome Jeff I alwys loved this track. Giorgio, Harold and Jellybean what a combo. Hope you have a fantastic weeken and thank you for all the love 🙂


  2. partytimeboy Says:

    Great chance to hear another Jellybean Remix.
    Wonder if you have a copy of Melissa Manchester’s “My boyfriend’s back” for a future post request? http://www.discogs.com/sell/item/202736727 .

    Thanks again DJPaulT for sharing all these HQ vinyl rips!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Partytimeboy. I have a few of her single’s i’ll check to see if I have that one 🙂


  3. RA Feutz Says:

    Nice call on this 12 Inch. The soundtrack for this movie is quite rare to come by. Thanks again!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    Thank you 🙂


  4. Doug Says:

    I had never heard this song before, but I really like it– Thanks!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Doug 🙂


  5. Kent Says:

    Thanks Paul. 🙂


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Kent 🙂


  6. Ezequiel Says:

    I love this song, it has such a catchy chorus!

    Thanks Paul for the rip!


    DjPaulT Reply:

    You’re welcome Ezequiel 🙂


  7. Ziv Says:

    Great! I always wonted a better rip.
    I have this 12″ in my collection.
    It was a big hit back then by this one hit wonder and it still played frequently even today.
    Thanks Paul!


    DanaDotCom Reply:

    Melissa Manchester is hardly a OHW. At the time of its release “Thief Of Hearts” was not the hit it was expected to be, having come off the heels of her own “You Should Hear How She Talks About” and Mododer’s previous soundtrack homerun “Flashdance…What A Feeling”.


  8. Max Says:

    Love this track!

    many thanks!

    Retro x


  9. ric Says:

    Sorry for not being able to post everyday, but I try my best to catch up when time allows.
    This is another banging post, Paul
    But I have to admit…such a credit list and such a catchy song and remix. Yet not even Top 40?!?
    Plus this was the golden era for movie themes! Movie not a smash? Well, Dan Hartman managed to sneak out his biggest smash in the 80s from a B-movie too.
    I suppose this will have to be filed alongside Maria Vidal’s Body Rock as the shoulda woulda coulda been US hits!
    Thanks for reviving it here, Paul!
    Happy Sunday!


    woz Reply:

    Body Rock is so choice!


  10. woz Says:

    Moroder and Faltermeyer. I’m into 80s movie soundtracks, big time. This is one of my favorites. Can’t go wrong here. Thank you!


  11. Stefano Says:

    This should have done much better in 1984. Don’t recall this to be a big hit in Europe. Thanks for the quality rip Paul, but of course it’s Paulity every day…


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