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Vangelis ‎– Blade Runner | RSD2017

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EastWest

Vangelis ‎– Blade Runner | RSD2017

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2017 sees the 35th anniversary of the original release of Ridley Scott's 1982 cult film Blade Runner. The original soundtrack, composed by Vangelis will be released on picture disc for the first time, housed within a die-cut single sleeve jacket. (Limited worldwide release of 7500.) – Press Release

The Blade Runner soundtrack was composed by Vangelis for Ridley Scott's 1982 film Blade Runner. It is mostly a dark, melodic combination of classical composition and synthesizers which mirrors the futuristic film noir envisioned by Scott.

The original soundtrack release was delayed for over a decade, until 1994, despite the music being well-received by fans and critically acclaimed—nominated in 1983 for a BAFTA and Golden Globe as best original score. Also, there was the promise of a soundtrack album from Polydor Records in the film's end titles. The 1989 compilation Themes included some tracks from the film, but it was not until two years after the 1992 Director's Cut of the film that the score saw an official release. The 1994 soundtrack was certified Silver (1995), and then Gold (2000) for sales of over 100,000 copies by BPI.

The soundtrack is regarded as a historically important piece in the genre of electronic music, and has been variously described as, 'influential and mythical', 'incredible and pristine', 'evocative', and 'the pinnacle of synthesiser soundtracks.' – Press Release

“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.” – Allmusic

Item description:

Artist:

Vangelis ‎

Title:

Blade Runner

Label:

EastWest

Format:

Vinyl, LP, Album, Limited Edition, Picture Disc, Reissue

Pressing:

UK, Europe & US

Release Date:

This reissue: 2017 | Original - 1994

Genre:

Electronic, Jazz, Stage & Screen

Style:

Score, Ambient

Catalog No:

0190295870935

Condition:

New