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'S powerful and evocative pictures left me as stimulated as before, and made the recompiling of this music, today, an enjoyable experience.Blade Runner
VANGELIS Athens, April 1994
There are some samples of this music stored here.
The cover of the album is a closeup of the movie poster, showing Deckard, Rachael, and the top of Police Headquarters. The back cover is a photograph of the Tyrell building. Inside is an eleven page photobook, which contains:
An 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:
There is a CD called "Blade Runner: Synthesizer Soundtracks" available (STD 5003 from Silva Screen Records Ltd., 1995) It has pieces from a number of films including the "complete version" of "End Titles from Blade Runner" (7:29), produced and performed by Mark Ayers.
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:
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. This album is listed in old CD catalogs on the Laurel label, cat #111.