Composed by Vangelis for Ridley Scott's 1982 classic, the Blade Runner soundtrack has assumed legendary status amongst fans of synthesizer music. Its combination of classical compositions with synth work perfect mirrors the futuristic atmospheric ambient noir of the original film. A classic of the genre.
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Gatefold 180g black vinyl reissue LP on EastWest / Warner Music.
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180g red translucent vinyl Original Motion Picture Soundtrack gatefold LP on Audio Fidelity.
This is truly the greatest soundtrack ever created, the now legendary Vangelis-produced ‘Blade Runner’ OST has made a long awaited comeback to the world of vinyl and it is worth the wait. Interspersed with dialogue from the film itself which gives it an even more atmospheric quality, Greek composer/musician Vangelis pulled out all the stops here, after 1981’s ‘Chariots Of Fire’ which really cemented his name in Hollywood, the music on this soundtrack is perfect in its futuristic film noir ambience.
From the opening titles as we fly over a neon lit city to Rachel and Deckard’s sax soaked ‘Love Theme’ this is a beautiful and epic piece of music, after initial releases of the soundtrack being orchestral compositions by the New American Orchestra, fans were crying out for the superior Vangelis version and you can see why, featuring vocal contributions by Demis Roussos and said sax solo by Dick Morrissey and a production quality that would stand up by even today’s standards.
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