There is an amazing rendition of some of the music that we get to enjoy in Blade Runner by the Danish Symphony Orchestra (and David Bateson), It seems to have been televised in June 2017 when the Danish Broadcasting Corporation (DR) hosted three orchestral concerts called “Galaxymphony” which included some of the soundtrack from various space and sci-fi movies.
This is their version of some of the Blade Runner soundtrack called ‘The Blade Runner suite’.
As you already might know. Jóhann Jóhannsson, composer and long time collaborator with Denis Villeneuve is no longer attached and doing the soundtrack to Blade Runner 2049. The reason to why this is has never been answered until now.
The website Al Arabiya let’s us know that alot of things, one is that David Bowie was the original choice to have the role of Niander Wallace (now done by Jared Leto) but also the reason to why Jóhann Jóhannsson is not doing the soundtrack for Blade Runner 2049. The score is instead created by Hans Zimmer (Gladiator, Interstellar, Inception) and Benjamin Wallfisch (It, Annabelle Creation, Hidden Figures) and the reason is somewhat related to the result not sounding more like Vangelis.
“The thing I will say is that making movies is a laboratory. It’s an artistic process. You cannot plan things. Jóhann Jóhannsson is one of my favorite composers alive today. He’s a very strong artist.
“But the movie needed something different, and I needed to go back to something closer to Vangelis. Johan and I decided that I will need to go in another direction—that’s what I will say. I hope I have the chance to work with him again because I think he’s really a fantastic composer.”
AudioFidelity whom released the Blade Runner Vinyl is going to release Vangelis Blade Runner soundtrack on SACD (a format that has multi channel capabilities, longer playing time) which is a format that many audiophiles prefers.
Vangelis masterpiece soundtrack from Blade Runner is to be released on vinyl for the first time (The New American Orchestra version can also be found. That is however an old release and not done by Vangelis). The single disc LP vinyl will be released as a 180 gram transparent red vinyl and comes in a gatefold which includes many colourful stills from the movie. Pre-order your copy from Amazon.com
1. Main Titles
2. Blush Response
3. Wait for Me
4. Rachel’s Song
5. Love Theme
6. One More Kiss, Dear
1. Blade Runner Blues
2. Memories of Green
3. Tales of the Future
4. Damask Rose
5. Blade Runner (End Titles)
6. Tears In Rain