We're now in the second/third season of Vice. The series is now more focused on Sonny Crockett, Ricardo Tubbs and perhaps Lieutenant Martin Castillo. Some details are interesting in the albun, "In Dulce Decorum" has no lead singing (it had on the show ). "Lover" and "Send it to Me" are actually not present in any episodes ("Lover" is although a perfect Miami Vice song, and Brian Ferry's subtleties and refinement fit perfectly to it). Here you will find "Crockett's Theme", a famous hit, in a proportion not common for a TV series. It could have more Jan Hammer music, but that's ok, otherwise it would be the entire CD. Jan Hammer original music for Miami Vice should be released separately (I could not imagine how much CDs a collection like that would take, but surely, it'd be a wise move. Check Jan Hammer's "Escape from Television", essentially his Miami Vice solo albun, and "Too Much to Loose", also containing some Vice music).
Altough the first is the first, and its selections were really great, perhaps this second volume, even not being such moving as the first one, describes better the Miami Vice style, its atmosphere. Miami Vice made music a character itself, not a background for story (far from that), not an ornament. Music was an intrinsic part of the drama. Through the pop beat, one could see the profound meanings of the scenes (In different but related ways, Kubrick's Clockwork Orange does that to classical music).
Hearing those songs for a Miami Vicer means getting close to the heart of Miami Vice logic... and translating it into true meaning.