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
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
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
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
Here are the tracks on each CD:
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
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
1. Launch Approval - Scott Bolton, Bryce
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
6. Sweet Solitude - Dimitris Tsakas
7. No Expectation Boulevard - Rutger Hauer, Wes Studi,
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