In July 1994, Vangelis released the Official Blade Runner Soundtrack for the first time.

Vangelis' notes accompanying the album say: "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 known to you from the Original Soundtrack of the film, whilst others are appearing here for the first time.

Looking back at RIDLEY SCOTT' spowerful and evocative pictures left me as stimulated as before, and made the recompiling of this music, today, an enjoyable experience." - VANGELIS Athens, April 1994


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The Soundtrack: BLADE RUNNER

VANGELIS Warner Brothers 4509-96574-2

1. Main Titles (3.42)

2. Blush Response (5.47)

3. Wait for Me (5.27)

4. Rachel's Song (4.46)

5. Love Theme (4.56)

6. One More Kiss, Dear (3.58)

7. Blade Runner Blues (8.53)

8. Memories of Green (5.05)

9. Tales of the Future (4.46)

10. Damask Rose (2.32)

11. Blade Runner (End Titles) (4.40)

12. Tears in Rain (3.00)

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The cover of the album is a close up of the movie poster, showing Deckard, Rachael, and the roof of police headquarters.

There are various photos inside, including a shot of Ridley Scott directing Harrison Ford.

Vangelis' decision to release the soundtrack might have been prompted by a bootleg copy of the Blade Runner Soundtrack which appeared in select stores a couple of days before Christmas 1993:


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Original Motion Picture Soundtrack: Blade Runner

Limited Edition of 2,000 (not licensed for public sale)

Off World Music, Ltd., no. OWM 9301

Compact Disc (ADD)

1. Ladd Company Logo (0:24), John Williams

2. Main Titles and Prologue (4:03) Vangelis

3. Los Angeles, November 2019 (1:46) Vangelis

4. Deckard Meets Rachael (1:29) Vangelis

5. Bicycle Riders [Harps of the Ancient Temples] (2:05) Gail Laughton

6. Memories of Green (5:39) Vangelis

7. Blade Runner Blues (10:19) Vangelis

8. Deckard's Dream (1:12) Vangelis

9. On the Trail of Nexus 6 (5:30) Vangelis

10. If I Didn't Care (3:03) Jack Lawrence [only used in workprint]

11. Love Theme (4:57) Vangelis

12. The Prodigal Son Brings Death (3:35) Vangelis

13. Dangerous Days (1:02) Vangelis

14. Wounded Animals (10:58) Vangelis

15. Tears in Rain (2:41) Vangelis

16. End Titles (7:24) Vangelis

17. One More Kiss Dear (4:00) Skelling and Vangelis [theatrical release]

18. Trailer and Alternate Main Titles (1:39) Robert Randles

Total disc time: 72:42

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The bootleg CD includes an 8-page booklet containing 6 movie stills.

Cover art is from the British one-sheet movie poster that accompanied the 1982 release.

The back cover is a colour still from an aborted sequence in which

Leon's photo turns out to be a hologram that shows Batty's head turning

(Cinefex no. 9, July 1982). The inside back cover is a bird's eye view of

Deckard's spinner as he and Rachael escape the city (Official Blade Runner

Souvenir Magazine, 1982). Another photo possibly unfamiliar to many is

Deckard looking at Holden in a life-support machine (a similar photo appeared

in Video Watchdog, Nov-Dec 1993).According to the booklet, Scott contacted

several composers in case the score by Vangelis didn't work out. His ultimate decision

to supplement the film with other source music led to a contractual dispute with the composer.

As are sult, Vangelis refused to release the soundtrack album.   Notes on the various

pieces were interesting like the fact that the Love Theme and Rachael's

piano playing are a variation on Chopin's 13th Nocturne. (The love theme used

in the workprint is not included in this album.) The music for several

pieces is heard complete for the first time and will prove fascinating

listening for fans of the film, particularly nos. 9, 12, 13, and 14. Those

familiar with the Warner Bros. New American Orchestra CD [see below] will also

appreciate that Blade Runner Blues is more than twice as long on this CD.

The producer (Christopher L. Shimata-Dominguez) displays a sense of humor

with his name and Off World Music label. He also warns that unauthorized

"replication" is a violation of applicable laws. The quality of the disc

is quite good but the price tag may be a bit daunting; while not for public

sale a contribution of US$34.95 was sufficient to obtain a copy of this

individually numbered limited edition.  A record album called "Blade Runner" (WEA 1982)

is available but it is NOT the actual movie soundtrack, rather it is an orchestral arrangement

of the soundtrack performed by the New American Orchestra.

It contains the following tracks:


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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)

Love Theme (4:12)

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Vangelis released an album called "Themes" in 1992, which contains the following

music from the movie soundtrack:


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End Titles from "BLADERUNNER" (4:57)

Love Theme from "BLADERUNNER" (4:55)

Memories of Green (5:42)

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"Memories of Green" was originally released on Vangelis' album "See You Later".

Scott used the orchestrated version of "Memories of Green" in his film "Someone to Watch Over Me".

Vangelis also wrote the score for "Antarctica", which includes tracks very similar to those

used in Blade Runner. His 1979 album "VANGELIS: Opera Sauvage" also contains tracks similar

to those in Blade Runner. The Japanese vocals associated with the Blimp are from:

"Japan: Traditional Vocal and Instrumental Music, Shakuhachi, Biwa, Koto, Shamisen"

Performed by Ensemble Nipponia, 1976 Electra Asylum Nonesuch Records/Warner

Communications Inc.


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The lyrics tell of the tragic and utter destruction of one Japanese clan by another. Gail Laughton's "Harps of the Ancient Temples" is used as the bicyclists pass by Leon and Batty on their way to Chew's Eye World.


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