Vangelis ‎– Blade Runner

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Vangelis album from 1994 of music from and inspired by the 1982 movie Blade Runner. One of the non-movie tracks is entitled "Rachel's Song" although the character is named Rachael in the movie and source material.

(The soundtrack album released in the same year as the movie featured orchestral re-arrangements instead of the original versions: The New American Orchestra - Blade Runner (Orchestral Adaptation Of Music Composed For The Motion Picture By Vangelis).)

Disambiguation for releases with 4509-96574-2 as catalogue number:

Blade Runner: European version with "Vangelis" on spine, Mould SID code and no Warner ‘W’ logo on matrix.
Blade Runner: European version with "Vangelis" on spine, Mould SID code and presence of Warner ‘W’ logo on matrix.
Blade Runner: European version with "Vangelis" on spine, Mould and Mastering SID codes and presence of Warner ‘W’ logo on matrix.
Blade Runner: European version with "Vangelis" on spine, no SID code and presence of Warner ‘W’ logo on matrix.
Blade Runner: European version without "Vangelis" on spine, no SID code and no Warner ‘W’ logo on matrix.
Blade Runner: Version without "Vangelis" on spine, no Rights Society and Digital Audio Technologies Australia logo printed on CD.
Blade Runner: European version with "Vangelis" on spine, green back cover, no Mould SID code and no Warner ‘W’ logo on matrix.
Blade Runner: Unofficial version without Label and black back cover with white text.
Blade Runner: Unofficial version.

Tracklist

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 (75)

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, Ltd, Num, S/Edition, Unofficial) Off World Music OWM-9301 1993 Sell This Version
4509-96574-4, MC. 4509-96574-4 Vangelis Blade Runner (Music From The Original Soundtrack)(Cass, Album) EastWest, EastWest 4509-96574-4, MC. 4509-96574-4 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
4509-96574-4, MC. 4509-96574-4 Vangelis Blade Runner (Music From The Original Soundtrack)(Cass, Album, Num) EastWest, EastWest 4509-96574-4, MC. 4509-96574-4 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
4509-96574-2 Vangelis Blade Runner (Original Soundtrack)(Box + CD, Album + VHS) EastWest 4509-96574-2 Germany, Austria, & Switzerland 1994 Sell This Version
AMCE-732 Vangelis Blade Runner (Soundtrack)(CD, Album) EastWest Japan, EastWest AMCE-732 Japan 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
826232, 82623-2 Vangelis Blade Runner (CD, Promo) Atlantic, Atlantic 826232, 82623-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
4509-96574-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) EastWest 4509-96574-2 1994 Sell This Version
82623-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) Atlantic 82623-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
229 25 0002-1 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) Full Moon 229 25 0002-1 Portugal 1994 Sell This Version
CD 96574 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) EastWest CD 96574 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
450996574-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) EastWest 450996574-2 Brazil 1994 Sell This Version
4509-96574-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) EastWest 4509-96574-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
82623-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) Atlantic 82623-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
4509-96574-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) EastWest 4509-96574-2 UK & Europe 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 Australia 1994 Sell This Version
4509-96574-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) EastWest 4509-96574-2 Argentina 1994 Sell This Version
E2 96574 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album, Club) EastWest E2 96574 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
82623-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album, Club) Atlantic 82623-2 US 1994 Sell This Version
4509-96574-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album, Ltd, 24K) EastWest 4509-96574-2 Taiwan 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
4509-96574-4 Vangelis Blade Runner(Cass, Album) EastWest 4509-96574-4 Turkey 1994 Sell This Version
99 65744 Vangelis Blade Runner(Cass, Album) EastWest 99 65744 Canada 1994 Sell This Version
82623-4 Vangelis Blade Runner(Cass, Album, RE, Dol) Atlantic 82623-4 US 1994 Sell This Version
098 Vangelis Blade Runner(Cass, Unofficial) Music Box (9) 098 Poland 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
GM-003 Vangelis Sunetul Original Al Filmului Blade Runner(CD, Album) Gongo Music GM-003 Romania 1995 Sell This Version
82623-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album, Club, Unofficial) Atlantic (2) 82623-2 Russia 1998 Sell This Version
4509-96574-4 Vangelis Blade Runner(Cass, Album) Союз 4509-96574-4 Russia 2000 Sell This Version
DECK ART - 765 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Ltd, Num, Unofficial) Deck Art DECK ART - 765 Japan 2001 Sell This Version
OWM2K 2019 Vangelis Blade Runner (20th Anniversary Limited Edition Of The Complete Soundtrack)(2xCDr, Ltd, Unofficial) Off World Music (2) OWM2K 2019 US 2002 Sell This Version
none Vangelis Blade Runner - Esper Edition -(2xCDr, Ltd, Num, S/Edition, Unofficial) Esper Productions none Europe 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, P/Mixed, Unofficial) Esper Productions none 2005 Sell This Version
060075305147(4) Vangelis Blade Runner (Blade Runner Trilogy)(CD, Album, RE + CD + CD, Album + S/Edition, 25t) Universal Music TV 060075305147(4) Europe 2007 Sell This Version
060075305147(4) Vangelis Blade Runner Trilogy, 25th Anniversary(S/Edition, Box + CD, Album, RE + CD + CD, Album) Universal Music TV 060075305147(4) Europe 2007 Sell This Version
na Vangelis Blade Runner Trilogy(3xCDr, Album, Promo, 25t) Universal Music TV na Europe 2007 Sell This Version
B0010558-02 Vangelis Blade Runner Trilogy(S/Edition, 25t + CD, Album, RE + CD + CD, Album) UMe B0010558-02 US 2007 Sell This Version
WPCR-75275 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album, RE) EastWest WPCR-75275 Japan 2007 Sell This Version
UICY-1401/3 Vangelis Blade Runner Trilogy(S/Edition, 25t + CD, Album, RE + CD + CD, Album) Universal Music UICY-1401/3 Japan 2008 Sell This Version
DC109E, P-109|E Vangelis Blade Runner - Special Edition (Director's Cut)(CDr, Album, Unofficial) 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
none Vangelis Blade Runner(2xCDr, RE, Unofficial, Esp) Esper Productions (2) none Europe 2012 Sell This Version
4509-96574-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album) EastWest 4509-96574-2 Chile 2013 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, RE, RM, Red) Audio Fidelity (3) AFZLP 154 US 2013 Sell This Version
AFZLP 154 Vangelis Blade Runner(LP, Album, RM, TP) 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, Ltd, RE) EastWest WPCR-28503 Japan 2014 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, Gat) Warner Music Group, EastWest 0825646122110 UK & Europe 2015 Sell This Version
0190295870935 Vangelis Blade Runner(LP, Album, Ltd, Pic, RE) EastWest 0190295870935 UK, Europe & US 2017 Sell This Version
0825646122110 Vangelis Blade Runner(LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RP, 180) Warner Music Group, EastWest 0825646122110 US 2018 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 (2) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
none Various Blade Runner - Esper 'Retirement' Edition (25th Anniversary Culmination)(5xCDr, P/Mixed + DVDr + Ltd, Unofficial) Esper Productions (2) none UK Unknown Sell This Version
B0010558-02 Vangelis Blade Runner Trilogy(RE, S/Edition, 25t + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE) UMe B0010558-02 US Unknown Sell This Version
B0010558-02 Vangelis Blade Runner Trilogy(RE, S/Edition, 25t + CD, Album, RE + CD, Album, RE) UMe B0010558-02 US Unknown Sell This Version
B0010558-02 Vangelis Blade Runner Trilogy(S/Edition, 25t + CD, Album, RE, RP + CD, RP + CD, ) UMe B0010558-02 US Unknown Sell This Version
82623-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album, Club) Atlantic 82623-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
82623-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album, Club, RP) Atlantic 82623-2 US 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
82623-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 82623-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
82623-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album, RE) Atlantic 82623-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
060075305147(4) Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album, RE + CD + CD, Album + 25t) Universal Music TV 060075305147(4) Europe 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, RP) EastWest 4509-96574-2 Europe 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
4509-96574-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label (Vangelis) 4509-96574-2 Unknown Sell This Version
4509-96574-2 Vangelis Blade Runner(CD, Album, Unofficial) EastWest (2) 4509-96574-2 Bulgaria Unknown Sell This Version
none Vangelis Blade Runner(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Not On Label none Bulgaria 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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Confederate

Confederate

May 4, 2021
edited 4 days ago
referencing Blade Runner, LP, Album, RE, Gat, 0825646122110

This is a very decent release. I most certainly do like the wonderful gatefold cover and the record is flat and of high quality. However after listening to this release for the first time I was a bit underwhelmed. To me it sounded as somebody had simply transferred the original 1994 CD release 1:1 to vinyl. The 1994 CD release itself is great with great dynamics so that is not a bad thing. But all that airiness that you find in genuine analogue recordings is missing here. Zero airiness here. It is quite obvious to me that they used a digital master for this release, most likely the same they had used for the ( very good ) 1994 CD release before. I do not regret buying it but there is no need to buy this one if you already have the original CD release. EDIT: I forgot to mention something important. Each side is almost 30 minutes in length. Considering this the sound quality is very good. This should also be mentioned in all fairness. Otherwise this is one of the very best soundtracks / albums ever released.[ Playing this using an Ortofon 2M Black cartridge. ]
AurelChan

AurelChan

May 1, 2021
referencing Blade Runner, LP, Album, RE, Gat, 0825646122110

I'm a big fan of Blade Runner and of course I needed to buy the vinyl, so I took it on Amazon.
First of all, nothing to say about the music itself, just a brilliant soundtrack as one would expect from vangelis. But nothing is perfect, the packaging is good but no more, and the disc has some ploc and noises but which fortunately don't make listening unpleasant.
I don't know if I the only to have this problem, but I need to up the volume pretty high to listen the disc properly.. What's strange is that BR is almost the only one to have this problem. Not a big prob because the sound is still good, but obviously by turning up the volume, it increase the surface noise and occasionnal ploc who exist.
Like I said, it's not prohibitive, but I hope you have a good stylus, otherwise your listening may not be up to par on a quality (and unforgiving) sound system.
omnicd

omnicd

April 30, 2021
referencing Blade Runner, LP, Album, RE, Gat, 0825646122110
the pressing and mastering are 'meh' at best... this defining soundtrack deserves so much better
ricstultz

ricstultz

April 1, 2021
referencing Blade Runner, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Red, AFZLP 154
This is my favorite soundtrack and this pressing is perfect, just incredible really. The low end on the synths are insane. It's pricey but you get what you pay for. My copy has no issues.
scott_o_k

scott_o_k

March 29, 2021
referencing Blade Runner, CD, Album, 4509-96574-2
I'm frankly surprised Blade Runner hasn't had a huge double (or triple) LP box set with newly-commissioned exclusive custom artwork and half a dozen color variations including a "holographic tears in the rain" variant or some-such that sounds solid enough except for noise that seems strategically placed over your favorite parts and retails for 90 bucks but since it's limited to 300 units quickly goes for a grand-plus used.

...I'm not saying such a thing *should* exist, mind you, just that considering Blade Runner probably has the single most up-market target audience in all of mainstream popular culture I'm surprised it hasn't already happened.
tarmstrong

tarmstrong

March 25, 2021
referencing Blade Runner, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RM, Red, AFZLP 154

Blade Runner Soundtrack is simply superb. Ridley Scott sure know how to make a movie and applicable score to accompany it. This one is just outstanding. Excellent sound quality and music that draws you in closer to the characters narrative. I highly recommend it.
polzini

polzini

February 1, 2021
referencing Blade Runner, LP, Album, RE, Gat, 0825646122110
Some anoying clics and pops here and there, mostly one side one.

Otherwise sounds great: crystal clear, no surface noise.
ManticoreMantra

ManticoreMantra

January 21, 2021
referencing Blade Runner, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Red, AFZLP 154

The music of course is fantastic. I had the crappy black vinyl version and it is truly awful, and sought out an immaculate copy of the lovely Audio Fidelity red vinyl version. It wasn't cheap but it does sound fantastic, particularly the lower octave synth bass drops. There is a lot of music over only two sides of vinyl but it does sound very good indeed. I sourced one that had some very annoying clicks on both sides, which the seller was happy to give a refund for, and the second one I sourced was perfect. So it seems like not all copies are perfect.
Rosenberg

Rosenberg

January 18, 2021
edited 4 months ago
referencing Blade Runner, LP, Album, RE, Gat, 0825646122110

Big compliments to "Optimal Media GmbH", they did it again, what a great pressing, flatter then flat, heavy vinyl, no surface noice whatsoever and the dynamics are exceptional. A real audiophile record that stretches your system to the limit. This album is so good and mesmerizing, this is the version to go 💗 Maybe the version of "Audio Fidelity" is better but in NM condition it sets you back around € 130,-. Maybe sometime i'm going to compare both versions.

Source Wiki:
Blade Runner is the soundtrack for Ridley Scott's 1982 science-fiction noir film Blade Runner, composed by Greek electronic musician Vangelis. It has received acclaim as among Vangelis's best work and an influential work in the history of electronic music.[4] It was nominated in 1983 for a BAFTA and Golden Globe as best original score. The score evokes the film's bleak futurism with an emotive synthesizer-based sound,[5] drawing on the jazz scores of classic film noir[6] as well as neo-classical elements and Middle Eastern texture.[7] It features vocals from Demis Roussos and saxophone by Dick Morrissey on "Love Theme". The track "Memories of Green" from Vangelis' 1980 album See You Later was also used.[8]

The official release of the soundtrack was delayed for over a decade. The first 1994 release omitted much of the film's score and included compositions not used in the film.[4] A 25th anniversary edition released in 2007 included further unreleased material and a disc of new music inspired by the film. Various bootleg recordings containing more comprehensive versions of the score, as well as superior sound quality to the original 1994 release, have widely circulated.[9]

An orchestral rendition of the soundtrack was released in 1982 by the New American Orchestra, but disowned by both Vangelis and director Scott.

servalan

servalan

October 29, 2020
referencing Blade Runner, LP, Album, Ltd, RE, RM, Red, AFZLP 154
I appear to be the owner of one of the flawed copies. Both sides have considerable crackle and there is what appear to be a scratch on “one more kiss” but examination with a loupe shows nothing at all. Bugger.