Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch ‎– Blade Runner 2049 - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

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Epic ‎– 19075803641, Alcon Sleeping Giant Records ‎– 19075803641, Sony Music ‎– 19075803641
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2 × Vinyl, LP, Album
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A1 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch 2049 3:37
A2 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch Sapper's Tree 1:36
A3 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch Flight to LAPD 1:47
A4 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch Rain 2:26
A5 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch Wallace 5:23
A6 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch Memory 2:32
A7 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch Mesa 3:10
B1 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch Orphanage 1:13
B2 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch Furnace 3:41
B3 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch Someone Lived This 3:13
B4 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch Joi 3:51
B5 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch Pilot 2:17
B6 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch Hijack 5:32
C1 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch That's Why We Believe 3:36
C2 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch Her Eyes Were Green 6:17
C3 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch Sea Wall 9:53
D1 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch All The Best Memories Are Hers 3:22
D2 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch Tears In The Rain
Written-By – Evangelos Papathanassiou
2:10
D3 Hans Zimmer & Benjamin Wallfisch Blade Runner 10:05
D4 Lauren Daigle Almost Human
Backing Vocals [Background Vocals] – Lauren Daigle, Michael Hodges (5)Engineer [Mixing] – Ghian WrightEngineer [Second Mixing] – Samy IsazaGrand Piano – Gerald TrottmanKeyboards [Keyboard], Programmed By [Percussion] – Gerald TrottmanMastered By [Mastering] – Eric Boulanger (2)Performer [Performed By] – Lauren DaigleProducer [Produced By] – Michael Hodges (5)Producer [Vocal Production] – Kayla MorrisonProgrammed By [Additional Programming] – Ghian Wright, Michael Hodges (5), Scott FritzVocals – Lauren DaigleWritten-By – Gerald Trottman, Ghian Wright, Kayla Morrison, Lauren Daigle, Michael Hodges (5)
3:22

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Vinyls housed in a single jacket. Comes with a download code for the digital soundtrack.

Credits list on printed inner sleeve show credit information for "Summer Wind", "Suspicious Minds", "Can't Help Falling In Love", and "One For My Baby (And One More For The Road)", but these songs do not appear on this vinyl release. These songs available by the digital download.

Original Score by Hans Zimmer + Benjamin Wallfisch (Alcon Sleeping Giant (ASCAP)
Tears In The Rain (D2):
Blade Runner Music c/o Warner-Tamerlane Publishing Corp
Almost Human (D4):
Capitol CMG Publishing / Alcon Sleeping Giant

Spine catalog number reads 19075803641 while the printed inner sleeve with credits also download code sheet has listed number of 19075803641-1.

Compilation © & ℗ 2017 Alcon Sleeping Giant (ASG) Records Exclusively Distributed by Epic Records, a division of Sony Music Entertainment. Sony Music Entertainment International Services GmbH, PO BOX 510, 33311 Gütersloh, Germany.
Made in the EU.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 1 90758 03641 0
  • Barcode (Scanned (UPC A)): 190758036410
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variant 1): 166626E1/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A - variant 2): 166626E1/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variant 1): 166626E2/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B - variant 2): 166626E2/B
  • Matrix / Runout (Side C - variant 1, 2): 166626E3/A
  • Matrix / Runout (Side D - variant 1, 2): 166626E4/A
  • Label Code: LC00199
  • Rights Society: BIEM/GEMA

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jolyon

jolyon

September 8, 2018
This pressing sucks. Pops and crackles on quiet passages, static sounds and inconsistent mastering. A really poor job. Very disappointing.
BladeRunner91

BladeRunner91

June 7, 2018

Poor printing, poor sound, a lot of pops and cracks.. 21€ wasted. Avoid!
DJ_Geist

DJ_Geist

May 15, 2018
I listened to this back-to-back tonight with the 180 gram vinyl 2018 reissue of original blade runner soundtrack. What a wonderful way to spend an early summer evening. Each album is good in its own way - but here are some comments (sometimes comparing with the original movie Vangelis soundtrack vinyl)

1) Sound quality.... My copy does NOT have fingerprints or signs of dirt/mishandling from a new-purchased copy. Looks clean right out of the packaging. I washed each vinyl with spin-clean record cleaning wash, carefully, just to prep for the ideal listening experience. Out of the 2 vinyls, 4 sides total, there were 3 instances where the lower-volume gradient intros did have some light crackle, i.e. instead of listening to the growing pure drone of a synth there are some 'fireplace crackle' vinyl artifacts audible when first putting the cartridge to the vinyl on 3 sides. Well for whatever reason when I gave the vinyl a light sweep with a carbon fiber brush, on the 2nd play this crackle, which mind you is probably a tolerable amount for many, was probably decreased by 40% or so. No longer as irritating. And it's only in the first minute or so, i.e. very outer edges of the vinyl. For the rest of each vinyl surface crackle was almost nonexistent, i.e. about what you would expect from a good clean new well-manufactured vinyl record. Thus I have to report that this is not vinyl that has every sound come at you, regardless of dynamics (i.e. especially quiet parts), out of the blackest of empty silences with no surface noise whatsoever. I wish it was so. This is a paradox of vinyl altogether (i.e. sounds better than lossy digital formats, but does bear some artifacts).

2. Music quality.....Original Blade Runner soundtrack has much more emphasis on crime-noir themes in a sci-fi setting. Suitable for a focus on Deckard as someone who is a detective who is intrigued by a dame and is in pursuit of something where outside forces are powerful and pushing back. The Vangelis stuff works well because it's like a futuristic jazz sax at times, at other times has a piano section that you imagine in a dusty, whiskey filled bar - goes with the loney detective seeking occasional respite in a rough world. Some of this carries over to Blade Runner 2049 of course, but in the case of 2049 there is more of a ongoing focus (I think) of the protagonist being puzzled/affected/haunted by his own (implanted) memories and shifting sense of identity/affinity. I'm sure others who study these movies may disagree but I'm just offering an interpretation here, and I'll just throw out the tentative suggestion that Deckard throws himself outside into the world more, whereas K is much more "in his own head" from even the very start of the movie. So, the newer 2049 sound track has more atmospheric surges and swells, like the things K is trying to sort out in his own head, and the piano theme here is comparatively much more sparse (just about the only non-synth melodic element). Bottom line - there are overlaps between the two soundtracks but also differences in thematic emphasis. So, the newer soundtrack suits the more recent film. Also as a 2018 listener I just think Vangelis is great for reedy synth pads and textures that by now are presets on so many hardware synths today. The newer soundtrack seems to have more processed sounds for more modern times, i.e. the otherworldly pads and droning sounds and other textures are the next evolution. Timbre/distortion etc is pushed more in the newer soundtrack as part of the sonic construction.

3. Coherence of presentation.....I wish the pop song did not exist at the end of side 4. It doesn't fit the mood of the soundtrack but I guess it's nice like an alarm clock to remind you to get up and take the cartridge off the vinyl. It's basically the 'end credits ' song that gets you to rustle about, gather your things, and leave the movie theater. But out of a whole long soundtrack you get no elvis or adele etc for all the rest of the vinyl, which is nice.

4. Packaging.....I wish the packaging of the vinyl for Blade Runner 2049 was more epic - gatefold, etc. But it's good enough just because it represents what is basically the movie poster on the front cover. I'm sticking the vinyl in some mobile fidelity sleeves then sticking the cardboard outer sleeve in some protective mylar with backing - it will look nice that way.

Final review, then, subjective score:

Quality of soundtrack: 8.5/10. It's unique, it's great, it takes me places. I will re-listen often.

Quality of pressing 7/10. Not the disaster people make it out to be. But I do recommend cleaning the vinyl. I don't know why there is the 'intro of vinyl/right at beginning' crackle.

Quality of packaging 5/10 - average

Listened to using ortofon 2M Bronze cartridge. Playing music back on Adam A8X monitors + sub
AskeladdenBlack

AskeladdenBlack

January 31, 2018
edited 7 months ago
Ok so a lot of you might be interested in this, I got my copy and cleaned it with a Smart Matrix Pro and played it to find it wasn't too bad, more surface noise and distortion than I would be happy with but hey its vinyl.
Anyway after playing the entire album I decided to clean it again for the second time...........and now listening to it my copy is NEAR PERFECT with basically no surface noise or distortion whatsoever and sounds amazing.
Jarren

Jarren

January 25, 2018
I gave my copy a VPI clean after a quick listen, and can report a strong resonant sound.

Very deep & atmospheric. There is minimal surface noise, but given that a lot of the material sits literally on the noise floor it's acceptable.

There are occasional background pops & ticks. But I have not heard anything that disrupted my enjoyment of the music.
DMGaina

DMGaina

January 9, 2018
edited 8 months ago
This feels like a cheap cashgrab. 4 licensed songs are entirely missing, (but they are still credited on the inlay) the presentation is lacking, the inlays are presented with scaled up screenshots... I am not going to miss this one in my collection....

It really lacks love and care, it's treated like a mere merchandise product
JATPL

JATPL

January 8, 2018
edited 7 months ago
Adding to the chorus. My first copy was so bad I sent an email to GZ, which of course they did not answer but it made me feel better. Their pressing standards are a disgrace. I do not understand how brand new records can be scratched between coming off the press and going into sleeves. I don't understand how bits of black vinyl pellets make it all the way into the sleeve with the records. I don't understand how clicks and pops from faulty stampers make it past the test press stage and I especially don't understand why people at the GZ can't put records into sleeves without bending and creasing the inner sleeve so that there are ugly creases across the artwork. I have bought 3 copies and cobbled together a *playable* version, which still has clicks and pops in all the wrong places but I can't be bothered to try and get anything better. The quality of the pressing is disgusting, frankly.

An update after hearing 5 copies of this album. Generally the first disc seems ok but the second one (sides C&D) are dreadful: there are often hard pops between tracks 1 and 2 on side C and I have found that on 4 copies the closing moments of the final track on side D are marred by constant clicks. An absolutely awful pressing and all copies seem to have handling bends and creases to the inner sleeves.
criminologue

criminologue

January 8, 2018

LP One (Side A and B) is bad....C and D is better but not really good. After cleaning, I can say "Its a bad pressing"...don't buy. I think that music have big quiet moment...its better to listen in FLAC...Its not a soundtrack for vinyl...Its my opinion.
dev_lin

dev_lin

January 5, 2018

Mine isn't warped and plays ok. The LPs are dirty and need cleaning right after purchase. The sleeve and innersleeves are of poor quality and it should have been put in a gatefold. All in all not a perfect edition but not horrible either. Great music :)
awadafudge

awadafudge

December 29, 2017
Not a gatefold (with poor printing quality on what was printed), records dusty and dirty out of the sleeve. At least I love the soundtrack enough to say this is a worthwhile purchase.