Vangelis Blade Runner Trilogy – 25th Anniversary Soundtrack

25 years on, we get the massive Blade Runner triple CD.

It was a long wait, but it sounds like the definitive Blade Runner soundtrack is on its way. It features two CDs of previously unreleased music by Vangelis, including a full CD of tracks from the movie and another CD of new compositions by Vangelis.

It’s got chime theme played at Dr. Tyrell’s office; the music for Deckard and Roy’s fight; the music that was played behind the spinner flights and nine more tracks.

The new compositions sound very Blade Runner-esque, too.

One track, Up and Running, sounds positively god-awful – like they hired a hack to do a dj remix of One More Kiss Dear.

The rest, though, sound like they will be interesting additions to the Blade Runner world, based on the previews that are available. A few, like Launch Approval, Sweet Solitude, Piano In An Empty Room and Mail From India sound like they not only evoke the Blade Runner mood, but may be classic Vangelis tracks.

Here’s a rundown on the collection:

  • CD 1 features the original and remastered soundtrack as it first appeared in 1994, twelve years after the film was released.
  • The second CD contains all the remaining music from the film that did not appear on the original 1994 soundtrack, plus two bonus tracks (`One Alone’ and `Desolation Path’). None of this material has been released before.
  • The third and final disc will be of real interest to Vangelis fans – as it contains an entire album of newly written material composed by Vangelis to mark the 25th anniversary of Blade Runner. The music retains the dark, atmospheric sense of the original score.

There are some intriguing spoken word contributions too, from Ridley Scott, Roman Polanski, Oliver Stone and a host of distinguished actors, personalities and world dignitaries.

The Blade Runner Trilogy soundtrack is scheduled for release in the US on December 18, 2007.

Let’s hope that the spoken word elements don’t distract from the music too much and that this version of soundtrack is good enough to satisfy the fans of both the movie and Vangelis!

If not, there’s always the Esper Edition bootleg……

Here are the tracks on each CD:

Disc: 1

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

Disc: 2

1. Longing
2. Unveiled Twinkling Space
3. Dr. Tyrell’s Owl
4. At Mr. Chew’s
5. Leo’s Room
6. ONE ALONE (Bonus Track)
7. Deckard And Roy’s Duel
8. Dr. Tyrell’s Death
9. DESOLATION PATH (Bonus Track)
10. Empty Streets
11. Mechanical Dolls
12. Fading Away

Disc: 3

1. Launch Approval – Scott Bolton, Bryce Bolton
2. Up And Running – Sir Ridley Scott
3. Mail From India – C. Lambrakis
4. Br Downtown – Oliver Stone, Akiko Ebi, Cherry Vanilla
5. Dimitri ‘S Bar – Akiko Ebi, Oliver Stone, Dimitris Tsakas
6. Sweet Solitude – Dimitris Tsakas
7. No Expectation Boulevard – Rutger Hauer, Wes Studi, Bhaskar Balakrishnan
8. Vadavarot – Irina Valentinova, Florencia Suayan Tacod
9. Perfume Exotico – Edward James Olmos
10. Spotkanie Z Matka – Roman Polanski
11. Piano In An Empty Room
12. Keep Asking – Bryce Bolton

3 thoughts on “Vangelis Blade Runner Trilogy – 25th Anniversary Soundtrack

  1. Is anybody else as excited about this as me?

    I saw Blade Runner when I was a kid and the movie has stayed with me all these years. I still think it's one of the best sci fi movies ever. The actors were perfect – especially Edward James Olmos, Daryl Hannah and Rutger Hauer.

    I have no idea why they've waited this long to sell a complete soundtrack, but it's about time!

    Thanks for posting about this – I hadn't heard about a new soundtrack.

  2. I just saw the "Final Cut" version a few weeks ago, wich is an absolutely stunning experience if you watch it on a big cinema screen equipped with a digital proyector, and now they are releasing what every Blade Runner fan has been waiting for years.

    That's what I call perfect timing.

  3. McKlain

    Where did you see it?

    I wish they'd show it someplace in the midwest! I'm psyched for the DVD release, though.

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