The Soundtrack


There are not less that four version...

The unbelievable and surrealist soundtrack has, without doubt, helped the film "Bladerunner" to become one of the most innovative films in the history of cinema. The first version was made in 1982, it's an orchestral adaptation by the New American Orchestra of the motion picture music.
In July of 1994 was commercialized for the first time the official version created by Vangelis with various music from the film and some unpublished pieces.
But the most interesting release is the bootleg version, selling a limited edition of only 2000 copies at Christmas 1993, which included a book of 8 pages of photos from the film.
This version is currently very difficult to find like the version commercialized in 1995 under the label Gongo Music produced in Romania.
This version has been created the satisfy the impassioned who have not succeeded in getting the Christmas 1993 bootleg version, it is in fact a copy almost faithful to the original, except for some music changes.

Official Soundtrack
New American Orchestra version
Bootleg version
Gongo version
Themes
Synthesizer Soundtrack

The original soundtrack of the film was released by Vangelis in 1994. The album contains also a comment by the same Vangelis that reads:


"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 know 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.


Songs are in MP3 format. You can choose, for each song, to download only the first 30 seconds. The complete tracks, for this moment, are unavailable. I hope to restore the working links as soon as possible.



BLADE RUNNER
VANGELIS
Warner Bros

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Main Titles (3.42)
Blush Response (5.47)
Wait for Me (5.27)
Rachel's Song (4.46)
Love Theme (4.56)
One More Kiss, Dear (3.58)
Blade Runner Blues (8.53)
Memories of Green (5.05)
Tales of the Future (4.46)
Damask Rose (2.32)
Blade Runner (End Titles) (4.40)
Tears in Rain (3.00)

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Some tracks contain dialogue or sounds from the movie

Inside are a some images that you can see by clicking on names that follow:

Also available is another release of the soundtrack, but it isn't official: published by WEA, it contains only 8 songs and it's been interpreted by the New American Orchestra.

BLADE RUNNER
New American Orchestra adaptation
Wea

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Love Theme (4:12)
Main Title (5:01)
One More Kiss, Dear (4:00)
Memories Of Green (4:50)
End Title (4:17)
Blade Runner Blues (4:38)
Farewell (3:10)
End Title Reprise (4:17)
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I dare to give you my personal opinion: both the albums are fantastic, especially for those who love the atmosphere of the movie and for those who like futuristic music between New Age and digital music. The original is more complete, lasts longer and it is exactly the same of the movie's. If you have the chance don't miss this release because it is very beautiful.
Substantially they eliminated the most "strange" parts and arranged the tracks more softly, with some beautiful sax and trumpet pieces that can't fail to excite you. In a word an excellent release.

Bootleg version, Christmas 1993
Limited edition of 2000 copies.
Off World Music Ltd


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Main Titles and Prologue
Los Angeles November 2019
Deckards Meets Rachael
Bicycle Riders
Memories of Green
Blade Runner Blues
Deckard's Dream
On The Trail Of Nexus 6
If I Didn't Care
Love Theme
The Prodigal Son Brings Death
Dangerous Days
Wounded Animals
Tears in Rain
End titles
One More Kiss Dear
Trailer and Alternative Main Titles
(0:24)
(4:03)
(1:46)
(1:29)
(2:05)
(5:39)
(10:19)
(1:12)
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(3:03)
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(3:53)
(1:02)
(10:58)
(2:41)
(7:24)
(4:00)
(1:39)
John Williams
Vangelis
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Vangelis
Gail Laughton
Vangelis
Vangelis
Vangelis
Vangelis
Jack Lawrence
Vangelis
Vangelis
Vangelis
Vangelis
Vangelis
Vangelis
Skelling/Vangelis
Robert Randles
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Blade Runner
Sunetul Original Al Filmului
Muzica De Vangelis

Gongo Music Romania GM-003

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Main Titles And Prologue
Los Angeles,Novemner 2019
Deckard meets Rachael
Bicycle Riders
Memories of Green
Bladerunner Blues
Deckards dream
On The Trail Of Nexus
One More kiss Dear
Love Theme
The Prodigal Son Brings Death
Japanese Womans Blimp's Song
Dangerous Days
Wounded Animals
Tears In The Rain
End Titles

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(3:58)
(1:46)
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(2:12)
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(1:13)
(5:28)
(4:02)
(4:59)
(3:34)
(2:52)
(1:03)
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As just told before, in this version, songs are the same as the Bootleg version, except the track "If I didn't care" that there isn't here and also for the track "Japanese Womans Blimp's Song" that has been added.


Vangelis released also another album called "Themes" in 1990 containing some of his more popular movie soundtracks:

THEMES
VANGELIS
Pgd/Polygram



 1) End Titles From Bladerunner
 2) Main Theme From Missing
 3) L'Enfante
 4) Hymn
 5) Chung Kuo
 6) Tao Of Love, The
 7) Theme From Antarctica
 8) Love Theme From Blade Runner
 9) Opening Titles From The Bounty
10) Closing Titles From The Bounty
11) Memories Of Green
12) La Petite Fille De La Mer
13) Five Circles
14) Chariots Of Fire
 

"Memories of Green" was originally produced in the album "See you later" by Vangelis. Scott used an orchestral version for his movie Someone to Watch Over Me

There is also a CD called "Blade Runner: Synthesizer Soundtracks" but it contains only pieces of various movies.


Blade Runner: Synthesizer Soundtracks
Silva Treasury

 1) Main Title From "The Hitcher" (Headlights)
 2) Carol's Theme - Overture From "Heart of Midnight"
 3) Main Title From "Big Trouble in Little China"
 4) The Night Was Made for Loving (From "Haunted Summer")
 5) Main Theme From "The Boat"
 6) Love Theme From "Revenge"
 7) Breaking Point (From the Movie "Lock Up")
 8) The Helicopter Attack (From "The Park Is Mine")
 9) Main Title From "Halloween"
10) We Know You're in There (From the Movie "Deadlock")
11) The Fight (From the Movie "Over the Top")
 

Don't ask me what has that got to do with B.R. because I have no idea!! According to some indiscretions it should be present also the "End Title" track from B.R., but I took this list of song directly from Amazon.com, so it should be right!


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