Vangelis ‎– Blade Runner

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Main Titles 3:42
Blush Response 5:47
Wait For Me 5:27
Rachel's Song 4:46
Love Theme 4:56
One More Kiss, Dear 3:58
Blade Runner Blues 8:53
Memories Of Green 5:05
Tales Of The Future 4:46
Damask Rose 2:32
Blade Runner (End Titles) 4:40
Tears In Rain 3:00

Versions (53)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
4509-96574-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) EastWest 4509-96574-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
OWM-9301 Vangelis Blade Runner - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(CD, Unofficial) Off World Music OWM-9301 Europe 1993 Sell This Version
4509-96574-4, MC. 4509-96574-4 Vangelis 'Blade Runner' - Music from the Orignal Soundtrack(Cass, Album) EastWest, EastWest 4509-96574-4, MC. 4509-96574-4 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
4509-96574-1, 996574 Vangelis Blade Runner - TSO(LP, Album) EastWest, Warner Music Brasil 4509-96574-1, 996574 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
4509-96574-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) EastWest 4509-96574-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
4509-96574-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) EastWest 4509-96574-2 Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
4509965742, 4509-96574-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) EastWest, EastWest 4509965742, 4509-96574-2 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
229 25 0002-1 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) Full Moon 229 25 0002-1 Portugal 1994 Sell This Version
4509-96574-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) EastWest 4509-96574-2 1994 Sell This Version
WIXD 41 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) EastWest, Tusk Music WIXD 41 South Africa 1994 Sell This Version
4509-96574-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) EastWest 4509-96574-2 UK & Europe 1994 Sell This Version
AMCE-732 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) EastWest Japan AMCE-732 Japan 1994 Sell This Version
82623-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) Atlantic 82623-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
450996574-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) EastWest 450996574-2 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
CD 96574 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) EastWest CD 96574 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
82623-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album, Club) Atlantic 82623-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
82623-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album, Club) Atlantic 82623-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
99 65744 Vangelis Blade Runner(Cass, Album) EastWest 99 65744 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
4509-96574-4 Vangelis Blade Runner(Cass, Album) EastWest 4509-96574-4 UK 1994 Sell This Version
PCW-607, 4509-96574-4 Vangelis Blade Runner(Cass, Album) Polton, EastWest PCW-607, 4509-96574-4 Poland 1994 Sell This Version
82623-4 Vangelis Blade Runner(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Atlantic 82623-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
GM-003 Vangelis Sunetul Original Al Filmului Blade Runner(CD, Album, Unofficial) Gongo Music GM-003 Romania 1995 Sell This Version
4509-96574-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album, Unofficial) EastWest (2) 4509-96574-2 Bulgaria 1997 Sell This Version
4509-9674-4 Vangelis Blade Runner(Cass, Album) Союз 4509-9674-4 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
765 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Unofficial, Ltd, Num) Deck Art 765 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
none Vangelis Blade Runner - Esper Edition(2xCDr, Unofficial) Esper Productions none Europe 2002 Sell This Version
OWM2K 2019 Vangelis Blade Runner 20th Anniversary Edition(2xCDr, Unofficial, Lim) Off World Music (2) OWM2K 2019 US 2002 Sell This Version
BR 1 Vangelis Blade Runner - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack(LP, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Vangelis) BR 1 2003 Sell This Version
none Various Blade Runner - Esper Edition - The Definitive Collectors Edition(4xCDr, Comp, Ltd, Unofficial, P/Mixed) Esper Productions none 2005 Sell This Version
none Various Blade Runner - Esper 'Retirement' Edition (25th Anniversary Culmination)(5xCDr, Unofficial, Ltd, P/Mixed, Comp + DVDr, Comp) Esper Productions none UK 2007 Sell This Version
060075305147(4) Vangelis Blade Runner Trilogy(CD, Album, RE + CD + CD, Album + 25t) Universal Music TV 060075305147(4) Europe 2007 Sell This Version
B0010558-02 Vangelis Blade Runner Trilogy(CD, Album, RE + CD + CD, Album + 25t) UMe B0010558-02 US 2007 Sell This Version
WPCR-75275 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album, RE) EastWest WPCR-75275 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
990-69-47X/B71, DC0412011, P-113|V Vangelis Blade Runner (29th Anniversary Limited Edition)(108xFile, MP3, Promo, RM, Unofficial) DC Music / Pendor, DC Music, Pendor 990-69-47X/B71, DC0412011, P-113|V Europe 2011
990-69-47X/B71, DC0412011, P-113|V Vangelis Blade Runner (29th Anniversary Limited Edition)(4xCDr, RM, Unofficial) DC Music / Pendor, DC Music, Pendor 990-69-47X/B71, DC0412011, P-113|V Europe 2011 Sell This Version
TM-02-10011 Vangelis Blade Runner - EMS Recombination (Definitive Edition)(54xFile, MP3, P/Mixed, Unofficial) Tyrell Music TM-02-10011 UK & Europe 2011
DC109E, P-109|E Vangelis Blade Runner - Special Edition (Director's Cut)(CDr, Unofficial, Album) DC Music, Pendor DC109E, P-109|E Argentina 2011 Sell This Version
none, P-108|V Vangelis & Various Vangelis & Various - Blade Runner™ - Esper 'Retirement' Edition (25th Anniversary Culmination)(5xCDr, Comp, RM, Unofficial + DVDr, Comp, Unoffici) Esper Productions, Pendor none, P-108|V Argentina 2011 Sell This Version
990-69-47X/B71, DC0412011, P-113|V Vangelis Blade Runner (29th Anniversary Limited Edition)(4xCDr, RM, Unofficial, 2nd) DC Music / Pendor, DC Music, Pendor 990-69-47X/B71, DC0412011, P-113|V Europe 2012 Sell This Version
none Vangelis Blade Runner Esper Edition(2xCDr, Unofficial, Pri) Esper Productions none Europe 2012 Sell This Version
AFZLP 154 Vangelis Blade Runner(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RM, Red) Audio Fidelity (3) AFZLP 154 US 2013 Sell This Version
AFZLP 154 Vangelis Blade Runner(LP, Album, Ltd, RM, Red) Audio Fidelity (3) AFZLP 154 US 2013 Sell This Version
AFZ 154 Vangelis Blade Runner(SACD, Hybrid, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, RM) Audio Fidelity (3) AFZ 154 US 2013 Sell This Version
WPCR-28503 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) EastWest WPCR-28503 Japan 2014 Sell This Version
none Vangelis, Edgar Rothermich Vangelis, Edgar Rothermich - Blade Runner(12", Ltd, Pic, Unofficial) Not On Label none Belgium 2015 Sell This Version
0825646122110 Vangelis Blade Runner(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red) Warner Music Group, EastWest 0825646122110 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0825646122110 Vangelis Blade Runner(LP, Album, RE, 180) Warner Music Group, EastWest 0825646122110 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
none Vangelis & Various Vangelis & Various - Blade Runner - Esper 'Retirement' Edition (25th Anniversary Culmination)(5xCDr, Comp, Ltd, P/Mixed, Unofficial + DVDr, Comp) Esper Productions none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album, Ltd, Unofficial) Not On Label (Vangelis) none Russia Unknown Sell This Version
82623-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 82623-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
4509-96574-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album, RP) EastWest 4509-96574-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
4509-96574-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Vangelis) 4509-96574-2 Unknown Sell This Version
GM-003 Vangelis Sunetul Original Al Filmului Blade Runner(CD, Album, Unofficial) Gongo Music GM-003 Romania Unknown Sell This Version

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aivoradio

aivoradio

January 7, 2016
referencing Blade Runner, LP, Album, RE, 180, 0825646122110

One of the best-sounding vinyls ever [2015 reissue European print/black vinyl] in addition to being an absolutely timeless classic as a movie soundtrack. Truly recommended.
soundsdelft

soundsdelft

August 5, 2015
referencing Blade Runner, LP, Album, Ltd, RM, Red, AFZLP 154
There is also a black vinyl edition available on audio fidelity, so check before buying. This is not listed on Discogs yet.
Holmes1981

Holmes1981

July 7, 2015
referencing Blade Runner, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red, 0825646122110
Sounds very very good. Whoever pressed it did a great job.
aljones

aljones

July 3, 2015
referencing Blade Runner - Esper Edition, 2xCDr, Unofficial, none
Does anyone know where I can get a CD copy of this?
curtisryan9

curtisryan9

June 30, 2015
referencing Blade Runner, LP, Album, RE, 180, 0825646122110
TO CLEAR UP! - This is the 2015 vinyl re-release on black 180g vinyl. The sister release is the red 180g vinyl from HMV. Both are the same label and have the same mastering, its just a difference in colour vinyl. Downloaded a sample of the Audio Fidelity release and compared it to this and they sound exactly the same. Buy and enjoy!
mark.trimbee

mark.trimbee

June 30, 2015
referencing Blade Runner, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red, 0825646122110
I asked HMV for more info on this pressing. They kindly gave me this reply:

According to our suppliers, the red Blade Runner vinyl was cut by Alex Wharton at Abbey Road straight to Copper but using the original vinyl masters. Unfortunately we have no information on where the LP was pressed.

I'm receiving a copy of it in the next few days, I'll report on the quality then.
mark.trimbee

mark.trimbee

June 26, 2015
referencing Blade Runner, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red, 0825646122110
I am also wondering whether there is any difference in the actual content between this pressing and the Audio Fidelity one. Are they the same mastering/pressing plant etc?
PrimaFax

PrimaFax

June 25, 2015
referencing Blade Runner, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red, 0825646122110
I wonder what's the difference between this one and the 2013 USA red vinyl edition. Sure, this one's limited edition (which explains the 100€+ prices on the Internet...) but I think content-wise it's exactly the same.
thedickinside

thedickinside

June 23, 2015
referencing Blade Runner, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, Red, 0825646122110

I really can't understand the one star ratings this release has got from a couple of contributers. The whole package is fantastic. A heavy duty gatefold sleeve and delightful 180gsm red vinyl pressing which is faultless with excellent mastering. What's not to like?
bjorkfan

bjorkfan

June 19, 2015
edited 7 months ago
referencing Blade Runner, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RM, Red, AFZLP 154

Music Reviews

Vangelis • Blade Runner

Audio Fidelity AFZLP 154 180-gram LP 1994/2013

Music Sound

by Guy Lemcoe | May20,2013

Ridley Scott’s movie Blade Runner, released in 1982, is one of the most influential sci-fi motion pictures of all time. Its noirish depiction of a bleak, dank and depressingly chaotic Los Angeles circa 2019 has never been surpassed. Its popularity has generated numerous re-releases of the film in various editions, starting in 1992 with the 10th Anniversary Edition. Following this release in 1997 came the Director’s Cut and finally, in 2007, the Final Cut. But where was the soundtrack promised with the release of the first domestic cut of the movie? It was well received by fans and critics, including Best Original Score nominations for a BAFTA (British Academy of Film and Television Arts) and a Golden Globe. In 1982 there was a version of the soundtrack released by WEA featuring the New American Orchestra. This adaptation bore little resemblance to the original --the less said about it the better. There have been several bootlegs of this music made available to fans over the years, as well as a vinyl version that for some reason originated in Brazil. In 1994, Atlantic finally released the soundtrack album on CD.

Audio Fidelity has hit the ball out of the park with this vinyl release of the original Vangelis soundtrack. It's on 180-gram red translucent vinyl, the dozen tracks mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio. The vinyl is pressed at Chad Kassem’s 21,000-square-foot Quality Record Pressings plant in Salina, Kansas. As a physical object, the album is a lovely thing. The jacket’s front is a heavy, glossy, beautifully rendered full-color reproduction of the artwork seen first on the CD. The back of the gatefold carries the same art as the back of the CD. Inside, all but two of the photos found in the CD’s booklet are duplicated, and the missing photos are used for the record labels. Neat!

When the stylus finally hit the groove for the first time, I heard dead quiet and then the slow, deep, ethereal synthesized drone (courtesy of a Yamaha CS-80) setting the stage for Harrison Ford’s voice. From that point on I knew I was in for a ride into the magical world of Vangelis’s soundscapes, the music ebbing and flowing in and around the various melodies etched into my memories of the movie itself.

The soundstage was deep and suspended behind the speakers, not as wide as I expected, but satisfying nonetheless. Where this recording excels is in the bass, which was awesome in its impact and truly subterranean in spots, with much more extension and information than my Acoustat speakers could handle. Those of you with subwoofers are really going to enjoy this record.

The mids were spot on, with beautiful rendering of the voices and saxophone. On "Love Theme," I could easily tell that Dick Morrisey’s saxophone was a reed instrument. It had the texture and "brassiness" of the real thing. Mary Hopkin’s voice was stylistically disembodied, but it still sounded like that of a real human. The nostalgic ambience of Don Percival’s "One More Kiss, Dear" transported me to a much earlier place in time. The fine mastering allowed the personalities of the various synthesizers to emerge.

The treble was airy and fast, just what‘s needed for music with a lot of percussion effects. Check out the cymbal crash on side one. It had impact and sounded like hammered brass as it shimmered in its own cushion of air.

This music has been beautifully characterized by Paul Sammon in his book Future Noir as "futuristic nostalgia. . .a dizzying melange of unabashed romanticism, ominous electronic rumblings, gutter-level blues, delicate celestial shadings, and heartbreaking melancholy." I wholeheartedly agree. Add to that state-of-the-art sound and you have a treasure, and one long overdue.