Listen to Tangerine Dream’s ‘Love on a Real Train’ from 9-1-1: Lone Star as Carlos learns Iris’ car has been found

If you watched 9-1-1: Lone Star last night, and thought you recognized the track playing as Trevor goes back to Tommy for a goodnight kiss, and Carlos gets a phone call to say Iris’s empty car has been found, you probably saw the Tom Cruise film Risky Business way back when.

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That is because the track playing on 9-1-1: Lone Star last night was Tangerine Dream’s ‘Love on a Real Train‘.

A beautifully insistent instrumental track that was prominent on the soundtrack of Risky Business, and was also played last night on 9-1-1: Lone Star, Season 4, Episode 2, “The New Hot Mess“.

Tangerine Dream’s ‘Love on a Real Train‘ was released by the German electronic music group in 1984 specifically for the Risky Business soundtrack.

It also came out as a single, with ‘Guido the Killer Pimp‘ featured on the B-side.

The track went on to become popular with movie music supervisors, appearing on several other film’s soundtracks in the next almost 40 years.

Although that is understandable as, if you lay back and listen closely to ‘Love on a Real Train‘, you could easily imagine it was written recently as it still feels so modern and fresh.

Listen to Tangerine Dream’s ‘Love on a Real Train‘ as played on 9-1-1: Lone Star this week in the video, and on their album Dream Sequence on the Spotify player.

The fourth season of 9-1-1: Lone Star is airing on Fox now.

 

Steve Reynolds