One Of The Most Memorable and Important Soundtracks in Movie History! The Music is Beautiful, Poignant, Exciting and Mysterious! Mostly Dark, Melodic Combination of Classical Compositions & Synthesizers!
The BLADE RUNNER soundtrack was composed by Vangelis for Ridley Scott's 1982 film considered one of the finest sci-fi movies ever made. It is mostly a dark, melodic combination of classical compositions and synthesizers which mirrors the futuristic film noir envisioned by Scott. The soundtrack holds legendary status and at the time was well-received by fans and critics including Best Original Score nominations for a BAFTA and Golden Globe yet, except for a few cuts, it was not released until 1994.
The movie remains a classic film with a long list of popular movie stars including Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos most of whom appear on this SACD in movie dialog samples mixed into the 12 tracks of nearly one hour of music. Vangelis makes each track flow into one another. The soundtrack features vocal contributions from Demis Roussos and the sax solo by Dick Morrissey on "Love Theme." BLADE RUNNER is a timeless classic on film and now on numbered, limited edition SACD. Kevin Gray, who mastered the album, is raving about the sound quality. The sound and the look and the history are spectacular. Here's one for the audiophiles, the collectors and the sci-fi fans.
Vangelis is a world-renowned Greek composer, keyboardist, and multi-instrumentalist. He mainly composes instrumental and film music and he performs all the music by himself. During his career he has flirted with many genres and his music proved to be very hard to categorize. His music has been filed as "synthesizer music", "electronic music", "new age", "progressive rock", "symphonic rock", "space music", "electronic music", etc. etc. None of those terms is spot on and his output is too varied to catch in one word. In 1970 Vangelis started a solo career. In 1975 he moved to London where he set up his legendary Nemo studio that he used to record many of his famous albums and soundtracks. Most legendary are perhaps the Oscar winning score to "Chariots of Fire" and of course, the ever popular score to Ridley Scott's landmark film "Blade Runner".
The 12-Page booklet includes many colorful stills from the film. Blade Runner is a timeless classic on film, 180g Red Translucent Vinyl and NOW on Hybrid Stereo SACD!
"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. The sultry, saxophone-driven "Love Theme" has since gone on as one of the composer's most recognized pieces and stands alone as one of the few warm refuges on an otherwise darkly cold (but beautiful) score." - Zac Johnson, allmusic.com
• Limited Edition
• Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio
• This Hybrid SACD is playable on ALL SACD & CD Players
• Best Original Score nominations for a BAFTA and Golden Globe
• Sax Solo by Dick Morrissey on "Love Theme"
• Collector's Item
• 12-Page Booklet with many Colorful Stills from the film
• Special Red SACD Tray
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