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Blade Runner Trilogy 25th Anniversary [Box set, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, Soundtrack]

Vangelis Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (10 Dec 2007)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Format: Box set, Extra tracks, Original recording remastered, Soundtrack
  • Label: Universal
  • ASIN: B000Z0OX9O
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (87 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 4,412 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
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Disc: 2
6. ONE ALONE (bonus track)
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Disc: 3
1. LAUNCH APPROVAL Spoken word. Scott Bolton, Bryce Bolton
2. UP AND RUNNING Spoken word. Sir Ridley Scott
3. MAIL FROM INDIA Ney. C. Lambrakis
4. BR DOWNTOWN Bruno Delaye (Ambassador of France to Spain) Akiko Ebi, Cherry Vanilla
5. DIMITRI ’S BAR Akiko Ebi, Oliver Stone, Saxophone. Dimitris Tsakas
6. SWEET SOLITUDE Saxophone. Dimitris Tsakas
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Product Description

3CD digi 25th Anniversary deluxe w/remastered album, unreleased tracks from the sessions, plus brand new material! Includes new sleeve notes from Ridley Scott.

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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Vangelis at his best 10 Aug 2013
Format:Audio CD
I've discovered this 3CD set rather late in the day but love it. CD1 is the previously released Vangelis Blade Runner "soundtrack" - not a soundtrack album in the strictest sense, of course, more a collection of themes and riffs used in the film supplemented by some extraneous material sung by the likes of Demis Roussos and Mary Hopkin. It's an album I always liked because it conjures up the feel of Ridley Scott's epic film so well, aided by the inclusion of some choice bits of dialogue at the start and end, even though I would not count myself a fan of much of Vangelis' musical output. I'm surprised how much I like CD2 though. It's a sort of ambient take of the first album, comprised solely of instrumentals with no added dialogue. As other reviewers have pointed out, you can hear some of these throughout the film and it notably contains the music to Dr Tyrells death scene and the following scene where Batty takes the lift back down the Tyrells building, plus music from the ensuing chase and fight between Deckard and Batty, and an instrumental version of Tears In Rain, minus Batty's final lines of dialogue (here it's called Fading Away). What makes it for me is the atmospherics - there's lots of tinkling bells and such, plus street noises, clicks and bleeps from the film which evoke perfectly images from the film for me, such as on Empty Streets and Leon's Room - and the two tracks that are listed as bonus tracks (One alone and Desolation Path) which add some melodic structure to the whole CD. The third CD is a bit of a curate's egg though. It's a Vangelis album of new music inspired by the film and his original (i.e. CD1) release and works well overall, but is a bit bland and featureless at times. Read more ›
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71 of 75 people found the following review helpful
By Mr Ghostface VINE VOICE
Format:Audio CD
I'm getting a little annoyed by some people giving negative reviews of this 3CD set when they simply don't appreciate what they have here. Now, don't get me wrong, this is NOT the complete Blade Runner score. For some reason, they've never seen fit to release it. But taking a balanced look at what IS in this release, here is a break down of the tracks on CD 2, which is the disc containing previously unreleased pieces of the score.

1) LONGING. This track does not appear in the movie as far as I'm aware, although it isn't listed as a bonus track. Instead, it offers a fairly short introductory piece which leads nicely into Track 2. Yes, these tracks are abridged, as Vangelis did with the 1994 soundtrack release (CD 1 in this album set).

2) UNVEILED TWINKLING SPACE: This cue is the last piece heard in the film, when Deckard 'rescues' Rachael and they flee his apartment. It includes the beautiful, haunting tones where Deckard is looking at the origami unicorn.

3) DR.TYRELL'S OWL: This cue is mixed quite low in the movie but plays all through Rachael's Voight-Kampff test at The Tyrell Corporation. It begins with Deckard's line "It's too bright in here."

4) AT MR.CHEW'S: all this music corresponds to the scene in the freezer where Roy and Leon ask Chew questions about Tyrell. In the movie this cue is around 3 minutes whereas here it is 4:47, which suggests that Vangelis may have scored a longer cut of this scene.

5) LEON'S ROOM: (erroneously called LEO'S ROOM on the back of the CD). This music is actually the music covering Deckard's Esper analysis of Leon's photo in his appartment. You can hear it quite clearly in the movie, although occasionally it's mixed low and those lovely Esper bleeps get more of your attention.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent 22 Dec 2009
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
I think it's all great, even if every last note of what was in the film still isn't here, not least the prologue music, for which I must admit I've sorely hankered for many a year.

But, at the price, this three disc set is almost worth buying for Disc 3 alone, even if it is new material that wasn't actually part of the OMS. As a complimentary set, it's only a little inferior to the original music ~ the new arrangement of Just One Kiss, Dear is hugely better and more fitting than the original (even though I can't think quite where it might have fitted into the film ~ but then neither did the original, of which no more than the most fleeting few bars featured in the background to some brief bar/cafe scene), whilst Sweet Solitude is sheer magic. I don't care for absolutely everything Vangelis has done (some of it, prior to Chariots Of Fire, is very weird) but, for me, his music for Blade Runner represents pretty well the pinnacle of his career.

Purists may carp (they always do) but, for the rest of us, this is a very welcome augmentation to the original single disc issue. The second disc, consisting of atmospheric themes from various scenes in the movie is also very good; not melodies per se, but highly relevant and evocative, bringing back so many strong memories of the film that you wonder how they didn't seem to be serious omissions from the 1994 OMS. But then we had to wait so long just for that CD that we were thankful for what we got.

Regardless of whether or not you already own the original single album, this new 3 disc set is a steal, both musically and sonically and a very welcome augmentation to the 1994 single disc. Highly recommended.
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5.0 out of 5 stars the best
Vangelis is king
Published 23 days ago by Grzegorz
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
Good music,,,, pity about the talking actross some tracks.
Published 1 month ago by Eurig Gwilym James Davies
5.0 out of 5 stars Surprisingly good value.
I admit you have to be a fan of both the movie and the soundtrack, but this is fascinating if you are. Read more
Published 2 months ago by Coleridge
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
well happy thanks
Published 2 months ago by michael brattan
5.0 out of 5 stars STUNNING
There is absolutely no question that without Vangelis's fantastic soundtrack, the film 'Blade Runner' would never have made such an impact or been regarded as such a classic of its... Read more
Published 2 months ago by HAYLING BOOK & MUSIC VENUE (HBMV)
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Love the film and have re-purchased the soundtrack, having lost my tape version years ago. There are some excellent reviews already on here by more learned Blade Runner fans than... Read more
Published 2 months ago by CLINT McGAVIN
5.0 out of 5 stars bladerunner soundtrack
This soundtrack is one of vangelis best compositions.compliments the film and could not imagine the film being as good without it.
Published 4 months ago by greg g
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Sound Track
Excellent purchase, Great Sound track with good additional tracks. Would recommend to anyone who is a fan of the movie.
Published 4 months ago by shailesh Chauhan
4.0 out of 5 stars Check what you're buying!
This is a fantastic album, really atmospheric but check what you're buying. All of the top reviews for this cd talk about a three cd set but what you're buying is actually a single... Read more
Published 5 months ago by Mr B M C Leonard
5.0 out of 5 stars Timeless
A timeless piece of composure that's nicely remastered too. I have been after this for a while and has achieved the deliverance of my expectations. Read more
Published 6 months ago by Ryan Close
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