- 2 x LP
- Virgin Music
Sounds from the Thievery Hi-Fi is the 1997 debut studio album by American electronic music duo Thievery Corporation.
When they met in the mid-1990s, Thievery Corporation's Eric Hilton and Rob Garza instantly bonded over a shared passion for bossa nova and dub. This chance meeting in Washington, DC set the duo on a journey that begins in 1996 with the release of their debut studio album, Sounds From the Thievery Hi-Fi. Originally released in Germany before appearing in the US on June 7, 1997, the duo's first album set the beat for a 20+ year dance through dub, bossa nova, trip-hop, electronica, acid jazz, lounge, and laid-back grooves.
Sounds From the Thievery Hi-Fi is dedicated in memory of Bossa Nova pioneer Antonio Carlos Jobim. Guest vocalists include Pam Bricker and Bebel Gilberto.