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Blade Runner [Soundtrack]

Vangelis Audio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (92 customer reviews)
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1. Main Titles
2. Blush Response
3. Wait For Me
4. Rachel's Song
5. Love Theme
6. One More Kiss, Dear
7. Blade Runner Blues
8. Memories Of Green
9. Tales Of The Future
10. Damask Rose
11. Blade Runner (End Titles)
12. Tears In Rain

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For years, the soundtrack to Blade Runner held legendary status among fans of Greek synthesist Vangelis. Except for a few cuts on the Themes compilation, it had never been released on vinyl or CD, although there was an orchestral version of the score. But in 1994, 22 years after Vangelis composed the dark, edgy soundtrack to director Ridley Scott's archetypal science fiction thriller, the music of Blade Runner came out in all its cybernoir glory.

Vangelis couched his electrosymphonic score in percussive rhythms and shadowed timbres. Effectively interpolating dialogue from the film, the CD moves from the threatening tension of "Blush Response" to the ethereal wordless vocal of Mary Hopkin over a water-drop synthesizer sequence on "Rachel's Song." A few tracks, notably "Love Theme" with Dick Morrisey's smarmy saxophone solo, drip with Hollywood sentimentality, but Vangelis quickly wipes that away with the hyperdrive of "Blade Runner (End Titles)." --John Diliberto

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Blade Runner was one of the finest sci-fi movies ever made, yet, due to contractual difficulties, Vangelis' moody score was never made available. But here 'tis, with some soundscapes not featured in the film.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautifully mastered! April 30 2013
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
I own a lot of vinyl, and this is easily the best sounding pressing I have. Audio Fidelity took a lot of care in remastering and pressing this release.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
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Blade Runner has become one of the world's most iconic science fiction movies, and that is not simply due to Philip K. Dick's evocative narrative; nor is it merely Ridley Scott's photography and SFX - nor the actors' talents (especially Ford and Hauer). It is these factors combined that makes it the classic that it has become.
Vangelis' composition of moody strings and hypnotic percussion provides the glue. More than any other element, does the music set the necessary dreary, midnight atmosphere that prevails through the entire picture.
Normally, I do not like excerpts of conversation throughout soundtracks, but this album is the sole exception. In some way, the dialogues become instruments playing along with the background music, adding to the whole of melancholic arrangements.
Are you eager to have a Vangelis soundtrack in your collection? Have you heard some of his music and wish to explore his oeuvre? Together with Conquest Of Paradise (also a Ridley Scott movie), this is the soundtrack to acquire.
This one gets four stars.
Bram Janssen
The Netherlands
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5.0 out of 5 stars Extraordinary Jan. 15 2014
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
Third time I buy this release; this one I got for the rumored vinyl remaster. Oh. Boy. Never have I heard it like this. The frequency range is vastly expanded, and the results are ear-opening. It's one of these records that absolutely warrants a hi-fi setup.

Bravo!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good priceand good quality Oct. 15 2013
By faljan
Format:LP Record|Verified Purchase
Every Blade Runner movie lover shoulg have that record.
Very nice made LP edition, geate sound and geate look - big plesure see it and hear it.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Best soundtrack ever. Sept. 10 2013
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Period. And now the remaining 12 words required: blade runner, blade runner, blade runner, blade runner, blade runner, blade runner. BTW, vinyl quality and sound quality will blow your mind.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good recording June 23 2013
By Q
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this was better than I expected. Great score that guides you through a musical journey of the movie. Well worth the money
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5.0 out of 5 stars Intersting............. June 9 2013
By Greg B.
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Great back ground or if your feeling very contemplative - good all around listening! And a good value with premo packaging!
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Like tears in the rain... Jan. 20 2008
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
This is absolutely the best sountrack CD I have ever heard. The film itself was recently rated as the best sci-fi picture of all time, and I think a lot has to do with the magnificent, futuristic soundscape by the reclusive Vangelis. The best feature for me is that they included some of the dialogue, which puts each piece of the music into it's place in the film. It's totally brilliant...just like the film.
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5.0 out of 5 stars A master piece
The two extra disc are fantastic. It ways worth it to own. It is the kind of music that you can't stop listening over and over again. That is how I recognize a masterpiece. Read more
Published on April 5 2011 by E. Swann
1.0 out of 5 stars Don't waste your money
This is an awful CD collection. I love Vangelis and was expecting to find distinct tracks in the Vangelis style. Not so. Read more
Published on Dec 16 2008 by Kenneth L. Sala
5.0 out of 5 stars Blade Runner [SOUNDTRACK]
Blade Runner [SOUNDTRACK]~ Vangelis is a tremendous soundtrack. Vangelis shows his raw tallent, his tremendous loops and mindbending sounds. Read more
Published on July 13 2004 by B. Viberg
4.0 out of 5 stars A dark, nocturnal album
In many ways, this is less a true film score than an album: 1) some of the pieces included here have not been used in the movie; 2) although it works when envisioned in conjunction... Read more
Published on May 31 2004 by "mythologue"
5.0 out of 5 stars sound track genius
I too compose movie soundtracks but not like the greats (David Paich) (Hans Zimmer) and (Vangelis) it is the greatest inspirations listenung to these great composers especially the... Read more
Published on Feb. 13 2004 by david payne
5.0 out of 5 stars Re-review of a Review
I reviewed this once elusive soundtrack by the master of electronic music a few years ago...I just recently popped this in my player the other day and am still taken aback by how... Read more
Published on Nov. 14 2003 by Armando M. Mesa
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