Blade Runner – The Unicorn Edition

Label : Andromeda Music AM0321
Type : Private Release
Support : Black CD, vinyl and audio tape
Limited to 50 copies

Description

Quote from the Andromeda Teams :

It exists multiple versions of the Blade Runner’s soundtrack and it’s very difficult to know which one is the best in term of quality and content.
The majority of them come from 3 unique sources : the audio cassette released in 1982 coming from a sound engineer then working on the project, the mysterious CD version released in 1993 under the Off World Music label (subsequently re-released under the Gongo Music label in 1995), and the just as mysterious Deck Art version released in 1997 on DAT which contained the entirety of the movie without the dialogues.
It was time to reedit all of these versions (about 50) and to propose a final version which takes the best of each of them.

A lot of sorting and mastering work had to be done (noise reduction, frequency and pitch/tune adjustments, audio level harmonization…) and I chose to integrate for this edition the three main audio mediums to symbolize the timeless character of this music: the vinyl, the audio cassette and the CD.

You now have in your hands the ultimate version of the music of Blade Runner composed by Vangelis and also the rarest ever made and released in only 50 copies: The Unicorn Edition.

The Vinyl
This maxi-single contains two versions of the music “I Dreamt Music” (Alternate Love Theme) which was composed and used in the “Workprint” version. I could not make this box without incorporating a vinyl that remains for me the most beautiful and sought-after audio medium by any collector. This is the first time in the Blade Runner universe that such support is used for such a limited private edition.

The Audio Cassette
This cassette contains the very first pirate version of the score of Blade Runner. It is identical to the one circulating in 1982. It should rather be seen as an object of curiosity and collection. The music is also available on one of the 4 CDs of the box set.

The Film Version CD
This CD contains the entire soundtrack as heard in the film. All the voices as well as the sound effects present on the music have been deleted and sometimes extracted as interludes in order to privilege the original music.

The Nexus Files CD
This CD contains unpublished or alternate versions of music composed for different versions of the film. Some of them are present for the first time. The various sources used were, to name a few: MR3, EMS Recombination, MK2, 29th Anniversary, FIC, 2019 edition, private sources…

The Orginal Tape Recording CD
This CD contains all the songs present on the cassette in digital version. The cassette does not offer an ideal quality, so I preferred to offer you the same music on this support.

The Ambient Mix CD
This CD contains an ambient and personal version of different songs composed by Vangelis for Blade Runner. I wanted a soaring album allowing a new approach and vision of the sound universe of Blade Runner. I hesitated for a long time to include SFX from the film, but that would have distorted the sound and timelessness of the music. In order to make this album, I worked on separate tracks of some songs in order to delete, decrease or re-arrange some voices or instruments. I hope that this album will please you and take you into a universe outside space and time.

It is very important that this edition remains in the very private and restrained circle of collectors of Vangelis & Blade Runner. Andromeda Music does not want it to be industrialized and sold to a wider audience, so I am counting on your kindness to preserve my work.

Get ready for The Unicorn Experience!


The Film Version

CD ONE – The Film Part I
01 – The Ladd Company Fanfare
02 – Main Titles – Prologue – Los Angeles November 2019
03 – Leon’s Interrogation
04 – Flight To Bryant’s Office
05 – The Blue Room
06 – Flight To Tyrell Corporation
07 – Deckard Meets Rachael
08 – Rachael’s Voight-Kampff Test
09 – She’s a Replicant
10 – Leon’s Room
11 – Bicycle Riders
12 – Chew’s Eye Lab
13 – Memories Of Green
14 – Pris’ Song
15 – Pris Meets JF Sebastian
16 – Deckard’s Dream
17 – Esper Analysis
18 – Snake Scales
19 – The Market
20 – Taffey’s Snake Pit Bar
21 – Salome’s Dance
22 – Confronting Zhora
23 – Zhora’s Retirement

CD TWO – The Film Part II
01 – One More Kiss, Dear
02 – I Am The Business
03 – Would You Come After Me ?
04 – Dawn
05 – Morning At The Bradbury
06 – What Generation Are You ?
07 – Will You Help Us ?
08 – Inside The Elevator
09 – The Prodigal Son Brings Death
10 – Deckard Enters The Bradbury
11 – The Duel
12 – Tears In Rain
13 – Rachael Sleeps
14 – End Titles

Remastered and Remixed by Andromeda Music
This is a special limited edition release and is not licenced for public sale
Copyright 03-2021 Andromeda Music Ltd. All rights reserved

The Nexus Files

DISC ONE :
01 – Los Angeles November 2019, Eye On The City – alternate edit
02 – Flight To Bryant’s Office – Workprint version with good speed and tune
03 – Rachael’s Voight-Kampff Test (Dr. Tyrell’s Owl) – alternate mix – full length version
04 – Prelude To Deckard’s Dream – additional piano by Raine Hilson
05 – Animoid Row – Tales Of The Future early demo – additional vocals by Demis Roussos
06 – Animoid Row – Tales Of The Future demo – additional vocals by Demis Roussos
07 – Bradbury Apartments – demo version
08 – I Dreamt Music – alternate prelude to the Love Theme version
09 – I Dreamt Music (Desolation Path) – Workprint full length version
10 – Would You Come After Me / I Dreamt Music – Workprint edit version with good speed and tune
11 – I Dreamt Music Piano – piano only – Workprint edit version with good speed and tune
12 – Would You Come After Me – Workprint full length version
13 – Deckard’s Dream – extended version
14 – The Unicorn – test demo
15 – The Prodigal Son Brings Death – longer edit – additional choirs by The English Chamber Choir conducted by Guy Protheroe
16 – Memories Of Green – full length version – additional noises “Bambino UFO Master Blaster Station” performed by Raphael Preston
17 – Deckard Alone With Photos – Workprint version
18 – Thinking Of Rachael – Theatrical Cut version – additional saxophone by Dick Morrisey and additional piano by Raine Hislon
19 – Deckard And Roy’s Duel – full length version

DISC TWO :
01 – Blade Runner Blues – full length version
02 – Rachael Sleeps (Unveiled Twinkling Space) – full length version
03 – Blade Runner (End Titles) – full length version
04 – Blade Runner (End Titles) – unmixed test version
BONUS
05 – Qu’ran (Brian Eno & David Byrne) – additional drums by John Cooksey
06 – If I Didn’t Care (Jack Lawrence) – performed by The Ink Spots
07 – Pompeii 76 A.D (Gail Laughton) – full length version
08 – Ogi No Mato (traditional japanese vocal and instrumental music) – full length version – performed by Ensemble Nipponia
09 – Search For Clues (James Horner) – Workprint full length version
BONUS SFX
10 – Sound Effect Test
11 -Esper Machine Noises
12 – SFX Movie Outtake – Los Angeles November 2019
TRAILER
13 – 1981 Teaser Trailer (Robert Randles) – produced by the Ladd Company
14 – 1982 Theatrical Trailer – produced by the Ladd Company
15 – 1982 TV Spot – produced by the Ladd Company
16 – 1992 Director’s Cut Trailer – produced by the Ladd Company
17 – 2007 Final Cut Trailer – produced by the Ladd Company – additional music “Tree Of Life” composed by Clint Mansell
18 – 2007 Dangerous Days Teaser Trailer – produced by the Ladd Company
19-20-21 – Sci-Fi And The Private Eye Trailer [1982 NBC] – produced by Riches and Rubinstein & NBC Radio Network
22 – 1982 Documentary Trailer [Promo] – produced by the Ladd Company
23 – 2000 Theatrical TV Spot [Sci-Fi] – produced by Sci-Fi and USA Networks, Inc.

Remastered and Remixed by Andromeda Music
This is a special limited edition release and is not licenced for public sale
Copyright 03-2021 Andromeda Music Ltd. All rights reserved

The Orginal Tape Recording

01 – Main Titles (01:51)
02 – Los Angeles, November 2019 (01:47)
03 – Deckard Meets Rachel (01:29)
04 – Blade Runner Blues (10:10)
05 – Love Theme (04:55)
06 – The Prodigal Son Brings Death (03:36)
07 – Dangerous Days (01:06)
08 – Wounded Animals (10:50)
09 – Tears In Rain (02:41)
10 – End Titles (07:25)

Remastered by Andromeda Music
This is a special limited edition release and is not licenced for public sale
Copyright 03-2021 Andromeda Music Ltd. All rights reserved

The Ambient Mix

01 – Opening / Main Titles (04:13)
02 – Perfume Exotico (03:31)
03 – Blush Response (03:55)
04 – Tales Of The Future (04:07)
05 – Damask Rose (01:56)
06 – One Alone (02:17)
07 – Empty Streets (06:09)
08 – Rachel’s Song (04:08)
09 – Vadavarot (03:31)
10 – Tears In Rain (02:51)
11 – Spotkanie Z Matka (04:43)
12 – Keep Asking / Closing (01:26)

Mixed, Arranged, Remastered and Produced by Andromeda Music
This is a special limited edition release and is not licenced for public sale
Copyright 03-2021 Andromeda Music Ltd. All rights reserved

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