Blade Runner ‎– Vangelis - 1982 Soundtrack - Synth + Spoken Word - 180 Grm LP

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Vangelis ‎– Blade Runner

Label:
Warner Music Group ‎– 0825646122110, EastWest ‎– 0825646122110
Format:
Vinyl, LP, Album, Reissue, 180 gm, Gatefold

Front cover sticker says:
"The original
motion picture
soundtrack to Ridley Scott's
science fiction masterpiece
pressed on
180gm vinyl
0825646122110"
Country:
UK & Europe
Released:
08 Jun 2015
Genre:
Electronic, Stage & Screen
Style:
Ambient, Soundtrack, Score

 

Tracklist

A1 Main Titles
A2 Blush Response
A3 Wait For Me
A4 Rachel's Song
A5 Love Theme
A6 One More Kiss, Dear

B1 Blade Runner Blues
B2 Memories Of Green
B3 Tales Of The Future
B4 Damask Rose
B5 Blade Runner [End Titles]
B6 Tears In Rain


Companies, etc.

Phonographic Copyright (p) – Warner Music UK Ltd.
Copyright (c) – Warner Music UK Ltd.
Pressed By – Optimal Media GmbH – BF86627

 


Credits

Composed By, Arranged By, Producer, Performer, Liner Notes [Athens, April 1994] – Vangelis
Engineer – Frédérick Rousseau, Philippe Colonna, Raine Shine, Raphael Preston (tracks: B2)
Lyrics By – Peter Skellern (tracks: A6)
Performer – Demis Roussos (tracks: B3), Mary Hopkin (tracks: A4)
Performer [One More Rainy Day] – Don Percival
Photography By [Vangelis] – Stathis Zalidis
Saxophone – Dick Morrissey (tracks: A5)

 


Notes

180 gram heavyweight vinyl in gatefold sleeve.

"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 at 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

Made in the E.U.

Front cover sticker says:
"The original
motion picture
soundtrack to Ridley Scott's
science fiction masterpiece
pressed on
180gm vinyl
0825646122110"

 


Barcode and Other Identifiers

Barcode: 0 825646 122110
Barcode (Scanned): 825646122110
Label Code: LC 02982
Rights Society: GEMA / MCPS
Matrix / Runout (Side A, etched): BF 86627-01 A1 0825646122110 ³ᵀ
Matrix / Runout (Side B, etched): BF 86627-01 B1 ΔΓ 0825646122110

 

How fresh and futuristically timeless this work by Vangelis still holds up! While every critic has used terms like ethereal, mesmerizing, other-worldly, dream-like, etc., etc., one thing remains; This is the ultimate soundtrack for any future sci-fi film out there (some would claim maybe John Williams' Star Wars soundtrack is the king---but remember, we're talking electronic wizardry here, not symphonic or classical).
The bonus tracks not in the film are very intriguing and captivating in their own right and blend in so well with the on-film tracks.

The strongest non-soundtrack tracks are the seductively hypnotic Wait For Me and the melodically enchanting Rachel's Song.

One can feel the tension or the build up in Blush Response with it's electronically thundering and repetitve clashing cymbals and slapping percussion(for those that remember the scene in the film this is where Detective Deckard is testing Rachel Tyrell to indulge creator Eldon Tyrell's purpose or point). Blade Runner Blues,Memories of Green and the Love Theme are the soothing jazz-like("electronically warm"), melancholy counterpoints to some of the other tracks which paint a very dark and bleak and sometimes chaotic and menacing future world in 2019 drenched and flooded in cold night rain and hot neon-ad lights.


Essentially, what you get from Vangelis is a richly and texturally painted musical sci-fi panorama that beneath it's cold synthesized surface (as described by some)emanates a sound of escapism that to this day is not duplicated by any other artist. It can't be. Hopefully, sometime in the near future,

More Information
Condition New
Format LP, 180 Gram
Label Warner Brothers Records
Color Black