5 A Terrific Collectionjarmstrong | 11/12/2007 | See all jarmstrong's reviews (1)Blade Runner is a passion of mine, but the music of Vangelis is a seperate passion altogether. For years Vangelis' deep synths of Blade Runner were unavailable, except for highly prized bootlegs. In 1994 Vangelis released a typical soundtrack release of one of his scores, containing cuts from the film plus alternative music inspired by the film. Not uncommon for Vangelis (see 1492 and Alexander), fans of the film always wanted more music from the film.25 years after the film's release, fans of both Vangelis and the film can finally hear a pretty definitive soundtrack for the film. Featuring 3 disks, Blade Runner Trilogy takes you to 2019 and doesn't let you back to the present day.Disk 1 - 1994 SoundtrackThe original Vangelis soundtrack release, remastered. This disk features the dialogue snippets found on the 1994 release and is completely identical, save for the remastering which offers slightly better quality.Disk 2 - Additional Music From The FilmFeaturing tracks not available before on the official soundtrack as well as tracks never before heard. The alternative music features much of the missing cues from the film, presented here in full length versions. Including the Dekard vs Roy duel, Mr Chew's freezer shop, the death of Tyrell and many more. It isn't fully comprehensive, but it's pretty much everything you could want from the film. Sound quality is on par with the official soundtrack.Disk 3 - 25th Anniversary MusicA new album, 48.2 minutes long in total features new music composed by Vangelis for the 25th anniversary. The new album is inspired by Blade Runner, but stands apart on it's own as well. Reminding me of the mid-80's and early 90's Vangelis, the album sounds beautiful with the deep synth's you have come to love in the Blade Runner music along with some melodic pieces. There is spoken word, but it is not dialogue as such, but vocal elements used as part of the tracks. If you have heard The City by Vangelis, you will understand what he has done. It is a very enjoyable album, giving you an alternative path through the Blade Runner universe, with an occasional visit to familiar territory. This cd pack is worth the price just for this new album.Stunning value for both Vangelis and Blade Runner fans, or music fans wanting to dip into Vangelis.