Blade Runner

~ Release group by Vangelis

Wikipedia

Blade Runner is the soundtrack album for the 1982 film Blade Runner, composed by Greek electronic music composer Vangelis. It is mostly a dark, melodic combination of classical composition and synthesizers which mirrors the futuristic film noir envisioned by director Ridley Scott. The original soundtrack release was delayed for over a decade, until 1994, despite the music being well-received by fans and critically acclaimed—it was nominated in 1983 for a BAFTA and Golden Globe as best original score. The soundtrack is regarded as a historically important piece in the genre of electronic music.

Since the premiere of the film, two official albums have been released containing music omitted from the film and also new compositions featuring a similar style. An orchestral rendition of part of the soundtrack was released in 1982 by the New American Orchestra. However, the original soundtrack album (1994) features vocal contributions from Demis Roussos (Vangelis's former bandmate in Aphrodite's Child) and saxophone by Dick Morrissey on "Love Theme". The track "Memories of Green" from Vangelis' 1980 album See You Later was also included. A new release made in 2007 includes a disc of new music inspired by the film.

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Album + Soundtrack

Release Format Tracks Date Country Label Catalog# Barcode
Official
Blade Runner CD 12 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 82623-2 075678262326
Blade Runner CD 12 EastWest Records America (this label only briefly used between 1990–91, please read annotations before use) 4509-96574-2 745099657420
Blade Runner CD 12 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint), BMG Direct Marketing, Inc. 82623-2, D 104912 [none]
Blade Runner CD 12 Atlantic (Warner Music imprint) 82623-2 075678262326
Blade Runner 12" Vinyl 12 EastWest Records America (this label only briefly used between 1990–91, please read annotations before use), Warner Music Brasil (imprint of Warner Music Brasil Ltda.) 4509-96574-1, 996574
Blade Runner Cassette 12 EastWest Records America (this label only briefly used between 1990–91, please read annotations before use) 4509-96574-4
Blade Runner (Blade Runner Trilogy, 25th Anniversary) 3×Digital Media 12 + 12 + 12 Universal Music (plain logo: "Universal Music")
Blade Runner (Blade Runner Trilogy, 25th Anniversary) 3×CD 12 + 12 + 12 Universal Music TV (UK), Universal Music UK (do not use as a release label!) 5305147 600753051474
Blade Runner (Blade Runner Trilogy, 25th Anniversary) 3×CD 12 + 12 + 12 UMe (imprint of Universal Music Enterprises) B0010558-02 600753051474
Blade Runner 12" Vinyl 12 Audio Fidelity AFZLP 154 780014215415
Blade Runner Hybrid SACD 12 Audio Fidelity AFZ 154, CAFZ 154 SA 780014215422
Blade Runner CD 12 EastWest CD 96574 745099657420
Blade Runner Digital Media 12 EastWest Records UK 745099657468
Bootleg
Blade Runner CD 18 Off World Music OWM 9301
Blade Runner: Gongo Version CD 17 Gongo Music‚ Ltd.
Blade Runner: OWM 2000 Version 2×(unknown) 18 + 16 Off World Music
Blade Runner: Deck Art Edition CD 27 Deck Art (Bootleg label) 765
Blade Runner: Esper Edition 2×CD-R 15 + 18 Esper Productions
Blade Runner: Esper Edition MK2 2×CD 15 + 18 Esper Productions
Los Angeles: November 2019 CD 12 Esper Productions
Blade Runner: Esper ‘Retirement’ Edition: 25th Anniversary Culmination 5×CD-R + DVD 16 + 21 + 12 + 9 + 9 + 175 Esper Productions
Blade Runner - EMS Recombination Digital Media 10 TM-03-10011 600753051481
Blade Runner - EMS Recombination (Definitive Edition) 3×Digital Media 19 + 17 + 18 TM-02-10011 600753051481
Blade Runner: Esper Edition (The Definitive Collector’s Edition) 4×Digital Media 15 + 20 + 12 + 27 Pendor, Esper Productions P-110|V [none]
Blade Runner (29th Anniversary Limited Edition) 4×CD-R 25 + 25 + 32 + 26 DC Music, Pendor DC0412011, P-113|V
Blade Runner - Esper 'Retirement' Edition (25th Anniversary Culmination) 5×CD-R 16 + 21 + 12 + 9 + 9 Esper Productions
Blade Runner: MR3 Edition 4×CD-R 15 + 20 + 12 + 27 Esper Productions

Relationships

Allmusic:https://www.allmusic.com/album/mw0000114834 [info]
Discogs:https://www.discogs.com/master/12717 [info]
IMDb:https://www.imdb.com/title/tt0083658/ [info]
lyrics page:http://lyrics.wikia.com/Vangelis:Blade_Runner_(1994) [info]
reviews:http://www.anunna.net/vangelis-rarities/fic_file_base.php?methode=methode1&id=23 [info]
http://www.anunna.net/vangelis-rarities/fic_file_base.php?methode=methode1&id=25 [info]
http://www.anunna.net/vangelis-rarities/fic_file_base.php?methode=methode1&id=30 [info]
https://thevinylfactory.com/features/blade-runner-soundtrack/ [info]
https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/reviews/53f9 [info]
Wikidata:Q1187341 [info]
Wikipedia:en: Blade Runner (soundtrack) [info]
other databases:http://soundtrackcollector.com/title/1296/ [info]