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Best soundtrack of the original Blade Runner

Discussion in 'Music' started by skylark68, Nov 13, 2017.

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    I've been looking around and seeing that there are a lot of different versions of the original Blade Runner soundtrack. Which one is the best to purchase? There seems to be a 3 disc version that is still in print (and official) that gets pretty good reviews outside of the 3rd disc. Is this the best to date? I realize there are a lot of bootlegs that have been made. Any ideas/links would be most appreciated.
     
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    As far as official sanctioned Vangelis products go, the three disc is indeed your best bet. Otherwise the bootlegs are far more miss than hit and very cobbled together in spots (that said the 2007 Esper Retirement Edition is probably the best of that lot).
     
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    Thanks for the reply. That's what I had been reading but I respect the opinions on this site much more than random posts found elsewhere. The Esper edition sounds pretty good on youtube but I wasn't sure if I could find it nowadays without a huge markup in price.
     
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    I agree with this. I'd also recommend the Buysoundtrax re-recording. I wrote a review of it a few years back:
    https://www.hometheaterforum.com/community/threads/blade-runner-30th-anniversary-celebration-soundtrack-cd-review.318148/
     
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    I have the 3-disc version, and it’s pretty good. If you’re a purist, you might not like the dialog snippets edited into some of the tracks. “Do you like our owl?” The third disc has nothing to do with the film and is just some indulgent noodling.
     
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