"It Takes A Thief" is the long-awaited "greatest hits" album from Thievery Corporation, a pioneering electronic-music duo. Known for their melodic and precise blends of various world-music styles, Eric Hilton and Rob Garza have been on tour throughout America with British electronica giants Massive Attack. The live show features a lush layering of live musicians and electronically generated tracks. (The Massive Attack performance also boasts subtle denunciations of American and Israeli foreign policy and a seizure-inducing strobe-light display.)
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