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Blade Runner Soundtrack Bootlegs

A copy of the Blade Runner Soundtrack appeared in select stores a couple of days before Christmas 1993: 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) Brian Atkins has scanned images of and sampled music from the bootleg CD.


  • Ladd Company Logo (0:24), John Williams
  • Main Titles and Prologue (4:03) Vangelis
  • Los Angeles, November 2019 (1:46) Vangelis
  • Deckard Meets Rachael (1:29) Vangelis
  • Bicycle Riders [Harps of the Ancient Temples] (2:05) Gail Laughton
  • Memories of Green (5:39) Vangelis
  • Blade Runner Blues (10:19) Vangelis
  • Deckard's Dream (1:12) Vangelis
  • On the Trail of Nexus 6 (5:30) Vangelis
  • If I Didn't Care (3:03) Jack Lawrence [only used in workprint]
  • Love Theme (4:57) Vangelis
  • The Prodigal Son Brings Death (3:35) Vangelis
  • Dangerous Days (1:02) Vangelis
  • Wounded Animals (10:58) Vangelis
  • Tears in Rain (2:41) Vangelis
  • End Titles (7:24) Vangelis
  • One More Kiss Dear (4:00) Skelling and Vangelis [theatrical release]
  • Trailer and Alternate Main Titles (1:39) Robert Randles
  • Total disc time: 72:42

    There are samples of this music stored here.

    The 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 color still from an aborted sequence in which Leon's photo turns out to be a hologram that shows Batty's head turning. The inside back cover is a bird's eye view of Deckard's spinner as he and Rachael escape the city Another photo possibly unfamiliar to many is Deckard looking at Holden in a life-support machine.

    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 a result, 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 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.

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    Murray Chapman