Vangelis ‎– Blade Runner

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1 Main Titles 3:42
2 Blush Response 5:46
3 Wait For Me 5:27
4 Rachel's Song
Performer – Mary Hopkin
4:46
5 Love Theme
Saxophone – Dick Morrisey*
4:57
6 One More Kiss, Dear
Lyrics By – Peter SkellernPerformer – Don Percival
3:57
7 Blade Runner Blues 8:54
8 Memories Of Green 5:05
9 Tales Of The Future
Performer – Demis Roussos
4:46
10 Damask Rose 2:32
11 Blade Runner (End Titles) 4:39
12 Tears In Rain 3:00

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Made in Germany
℗ & © 1994 Warner Music UK Ltd.

"Most of the music contained in this album originates from recordings I made in London in 1982, whilst working on the score for the film Blade Runner. Finding myself unable to release these recordings at the time, it is with great pleasure that I am able to do so now. Some of the pieces contained will be known to you from the Original Soundtrack of the film, whilst others are appearing here for the first time. Looking back to Ridley Scott's powerful and evocative pictures left me as stimulated as before, and made the recompiling of this music, today, an enjoyable experience." - Vangelis (Athens, April 1994)

Also exists in a version with the name 'Vangelis' in addition to 'Blade Runner' printed on the spine.

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 7 4509-96574-2 0
  • Matrix / Runout: 450996574-2 WME
  • Label Code: LC 1557
  • Other (Distribution Code): France CA851
  • Rights Society: GEMA / BIEM

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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
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, Unofficial) Not On Label 4509-96574-2 Europe Unknown Sell This Version
na Vangelis Blade Runner Trilogy(3xCDr, Album, Promo, 25t) Universal Music TV na Europe 2007 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

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distonto

distonto

March 19, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
This has to be the best soundtrack ever. Eternally fresh and inspiring, Vangelis' music works without its perfect visual side (without any doubts my favourite film ever). I first watched "Blade Runner" way back when I was a kid and it totally blew my mind, probably changing my life forever, hehe. So did the music. A unique masterpiece which is not to be omitted by anyone.
the_electrician

the_electrician

March 17, 2007
edited over 10 years ago
This album is utterly superb, without fault of any description. It's such a fitting companion to the movie that many consider to be the epitome of its genre. Here we have an electronic album that also represents the epitome of its genre. Repeated listening results in a deepening familiarity and relevance, and for me this is an album with which I have a relationship, along with other masterpieces such as Pink Floyd's "Wish you were here", Jean-Michel Jarre's "Oxygene", and Yes' "Close to the Edge". My only regret is the lack of an available vinyl pressing.
MaxRenn

MaxRenn

July 11, 2003
Great record! But...
BR remains an outstanding movie, and the score is an important part of it. Thank God for this album, the sometimes mentioned re-recording is an insult and so unbearable it hurts. But here we have the original tracks, and they are the best I ever heard from Vangelis. Blade Runner(End Titles) is one of my all-time favourites. But-I also must tell you this:
as a representation of the music as heard in the film, it's a lousy album! There exist at least two different bootlegs with lots more stuff on them. There you can find the opening track, the music heard when Batty kills Tyrell, a complete version of the End Titles(over 7:00) and, very important, the music for the Deckard-Batty fight, the truly thunderous "Wounded Animals", a 10:00-track that is an amazing piece of music-it's raw and very powerful, which is probably why it's not on the official release, which seems to be aimed at female fans in need of music they can fall asleep to(just kidding).
joylit

joylit

April 14, 2003

This is the proof that Vangelis is no new age nonsense perpetrator, but a masterful creator of sparce, poignant and beautifully atmospheric electronic landscapes capable of highlighting the wierdness and the beauty, as well as the epic proportions of a remarkable movie. No other soundtrack that I remember have managed to capture quite as perfectly the rich imaginery of science fiction and the sense of otherworldly metaphisical angst. Aphex Twin, Global Communications, FSOL and DJ Krush are just a few of the names that owe something to this historical album.
Mobilya

Mobilya

March 27, 2003

This is one of the finest pieces of electronic music you'll hear. Although this is a soundtrack, as an album it flows superbly. I must disagree that 'one more kiss' ruins the flow - I think that it trips the album out even further, and when the synth strings from the next track begin you're sucked straight back into the atmosphere.

I've been after a copy of this on vinyl, and apparently there was a very limited number produced before being recalled - anyone got any info on that?

Rachel's Song was sampled on FSOL - Dead Cities.
Germany_Dreaming

Germany_Dreaming

February 25, 2003

There are several versions of the soundrack out. Be VERY careful which one you buy. The actual Vangelis one is excellent, but stay away from orchestral version, becasue you might be disappointed. I have both versions. In my opinion it is the best movie soundtrack ever.

March 19, 2002
seminal work has a dark edge to it, sampled for dillinja's "angels fell" and for trace's "beacon"
one of my favourite albums, stay away from "one more kiss..." as it ruins the flow of the album.
there are a couple of booties of this floating around with different trax (one is performed by a 40 piece orchestra the other was released in 86 by vangelis as a limited run of 1000 very desireable...)