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Blade Runner [Original Soundtrack]

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Vangelis 6/21/1994
Arriving 12 years after the release of the film, Vangelis' soundtrack to the 1982 futuristic noir detective thriller Blade Runner is as bleak and electronically chilling as the film itself. 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. An unfortunate inclusion of the 1930s-inspired ballad "One More Kiss, Dear" interrupts the futuristic synthesized flow of the album with a muted trumpet and Rudy Vallée-style croon. However well done (and appropriate in the movie), a forlorn love song that sounds as if it is playing on a distant Philco radio in The Walton's living room jarringly breaks the mood of the album momentarily (although with CD technology, this distraction is easily bypassed). Fans of Ridley Scott's groundbreaking film (as well as those interested in the evolution of electronic music) will warmly take this recording into their plastic-carbide-alloy hearts. ~ Zac Johnson
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  1. # Song Length
  2. 1 Main Titles Music from the Motion Picture "Blade Runner" PT3M42S
  3. 2 Blush Response PT5M47S
  4. 3 Wait for Me PT5M28S
  5. 4 Rachel's Song PT4M47S
  6. 5 Love Theme from Blade Runner [Music from Blade Runner] PT4M51S
  7. 6 One More Kiss, Dear [Music from Blade Runner] PT4M
  8. 7 Blade Runner Blues [From the Motion Picture blade Runner] PT8M53S
  9. 8 Memories of Green [Music from Blade Runner] PT5M5S
  10. 9 Tales of the Future PT4M47S
  11. 10 Damask Rose PT2M33S
  12. 11 Blade Runner (End Title) [From the Motion Picture blade Runner] PT4M39S
  13. 12 Tears in Rain [Music from Blade Runner] PT3M1S

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