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This is the complete, original soundtrack to BLADE RUNNER, not released until 1994 because of contractual difficulties. This release also includes some soundscapes which were ...Read more

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Album Features
UPC:780014215422
Artist:Vangelis
Format:CD
Release Year:2013
Record Label:Audio Fidelity
Genre:Film Composers, Rock & Pop

Track Listing
1. Main Titles
2. Blush Response
3. Wait for Me
4. Rachel's Song
5. Love Theme
6. Dear One More Kiss
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

Details
Playing Time:58 min.
Producer:Vangelis
Distributor:Select-O-Hits
Recording Type:Studio
Recording Mode:Stereo
SPAR Code:n/a

Album Notes
This is the complete, original soundtrack to BLADE RUNNER, not released until 1994 because of contractual difficulties. This release also includes some soundscapes which were not in the movie.Personnel: Vangelis (programming); Mary Hopkin, Don Percival, Demis Roussos (vocals); Dick Morrisey (saxophone).Engineers include: Frederick Rousseau, Philippe Colonna, Raphael Preston.Recorded at Nemo Studios, London, England. Includes liner notes by Vangelis.Recording information: Nemo Studios, London.Photographer: Stathis Zalidis.Arranger: Vangelis.Arriving 12 years after the release of the film, Vangelis' soundtrack to the 1982 futuristic noir detective thriller Blade Runner is as bleak and electronically chilling as the film itself. By subtly interspersing clips of dialogue and sounds from the film, Vangelis creates haunting soundscapes with whispered subtexts and sweeping revelations, drawing inspiration from Middle Eastern textures and evoking neo-classical structures. Often cold and forlorn, the listener can almost hear the indifferent winds blowing through the neon and metal cityscapes of Los Angeles in 2019. The sultry, saxophone-driven "Love Theme" has since gone on as one of the composer's most recognized pieces and stands alone as one of the few warm refuges on an otherwise darkly cold (but beautiful) score. An unfortunate inclusion of the 1930s-inspired ballad "One More Kiss, Dear" interrupts the futuristic synthesized flow of the album with a muted trumpet and Rudy Vall‚e-style croon. However well done (and appropriate in the movie), a forlorn love song that sounds as if it is playing on a distant Philco radio in The Waltons' living room jarringly breaks the mood of the album momentarily (although with CD technology, this distraction is easily bypassed). Fans of Ridley Scott's groundbreaking film (as well as those interested in the evolution of electronic music) will warmly take this recording into their plastic-carbide-alloy hearts. ~ Zac Johnson

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