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  1. BLADE RUNNER: A 30th ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION Music from the Motion Picture by VangelisNewly Recording Produced, Arranged and Performed by Edgar Rothermich Limited Edition of 1500 UNITS $15.95 STARTS SHIPPING 9/06/2012 CLICK HERE to hear an Audio Sample from BLADE RUNNER: Main Title CLICK HERE to hear an Audio Sample from BLADE RUNNER: On The Trail of Nexus 6 IS IT REAL OR A REPLICANT? BUYSOUNDTRAX Records is proud to present the release of BLADE RUNNER: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE – A 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION, available for pre-order at and digitally and via other soundtrack boutique retailers beginning September 19th, 2012. BLADE RUNNER: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE – A 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION is a new recording of the classic score composed by Vangelis (CHARIOTS OF FIRE, THE BOUNTY, 1492, ALEXANDER), produced and performed by composer Edgar Rothermich. Released in 1982, the dystopian BLADE RUNNER was directed by Ridley Scott (THE DUELLISTS, ALIEN) and featured Harrison Ford in his second starring role after RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK. Celebrating its 30th Anniversary in 2012, BLADE RUNNER has become a cult film favorite the world over. Loosely based on a 1968 Philip K. Dick novel, Ford starred as Rick Deckard, a former police officer reluctantly assigned to terminate four replicants who have come to Earth to find their maker. The cast also included Sean Young, Rutger Hauer, Daryll Hannah, Brion James, Joanna Cassidy, James Hong, William Sanderson, Joe Turkel and M. Emmett Walsh. Over the years, multiple edits of the film have been created for the home video, DVD and Blu-Ray markets. Similarly Vangelis' score has been released in several different incarnations, but none of them are accurate representations of what was heard in the original 1982 film. "Largely because of a dispute between Vangelis and Scott over the director's use of his music in the film, a proper soundtrack of the music as it is heard in the film has never been commercially issued (despite the promise of a soundtrack album from Polydor Records given in the film's end titles)," described Randall D. Larson in the liner notes of the new BUYSOUNDTRAX recording. | BUYSOUNDTRAX Records seeks to correct this oversight, with a new recording faithfully recreating the original music from the film, which proved to be a difficult task. Vangelis' score was composed entirely by performing on keyboards and recording it directly, so no written transcriptions exist. Composer Edgar Rothermich was charged with reverse engineering the score – listening to the original music and a 1982 album mock-up and transcribing it by ear. He also had to recreate the sound of 1982 synthesizers and decipher if noise heard was due to recording on tape or stylistic choices by the composer. "BLADE RUNNER is the most difficult kind of score to deconstruct," said BSX producer Ford A. Thaxton. "Symphonic music can usually be determined because the instrumental palette is known. But the 1970s-era electronic technology and the improvisational style in which Vangelis created the score made it especially difficult. But we feel Edgar's made a very close replication of what the score sounded like in the film. He's true to the sound the original but he's brought it into today's world." "The objective from the very beginning was to be as close as possible to the original score as heard in the film," Rothermich said. "It was never a case of my interpreting the soundtrack. It was essentially a re-recording of the soundtrack music." Born in Germany, Edgar Rothermich studied music at the University of Arts in Berlin and graduated in 1989 with a Master's Degree in piano and sound engineering. He worked as a composer and music producer in Berlin and moved to Los Angeles in 1991 where he continued his work on numerous projects in the music and film industry (THE CELESTINE PROPHECY, THE OUTER LIMITS, BABYLON 5, WHAT THE BLEEP DO WE KNOW, FUEL, BIG MONEY RUSTLAS). For the past 20 years, Edgar has had a successful musical partnership with electronic music pioneer and founding Tangerine Dream member Christopher Franke. Recently, in addition to his collaboration with Christopher, Edgar has been working with other artists as well as on his own projects. December 2010 marked the release of his first two solo albums, 'Why Not Electronica' and 'Why Not Electronica Again' followed by 'Why Not Solo Piano', released in 2011 . BLADE RUNNER: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE – A 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION has been mastered by James Nelson at Digital Outland and includes exclusive liner notes written by Randall Larson, detailing the process of creating this new recording. BLADE RUNNER: MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE – A 30TH ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION is limited to 1500 units 1.. Ladd Company Logo (0:25) Composed by John Williams french horn: Stephanie O'Keefe 2. Main Titles (Film Version) /Prologue (4:00) 3. Los Angeles, November 2019 (1:49) 4. Deckard Meets Rachael (1:32) 5. Bicycle Riders (2:13) (Pompeii 76 A.D.) Composed by Gail Laughton 6. Memories of Green (5:40) 7. Blade Runner Blues (10:20) 8. Deckard's Dream (1:16) 9. On the Trail of Nexus 6 (5:35) (Tales Of The Future) Vocal By Fella Oudane 10. One More Kiss Dear (4:01) Composed by Vangelis and Peter Skellern Produced and arranged by Dominik Hauser Vocal by Tom Schmid 11. Love Theme (5:07) saxophone: Paul Frederick 12. The Prodigal Son Brings Death (3:37) 13. Dangerous Days (1:05) 14. Wounded Animals (11:00) 15. Tears in Rain (2:44) 16. End Titles (7:25) BONUS TRACK 17. Main Titles (Album Version) (4:02) Total Time: 72:29
  2. It looks like we are about to learn even more profound truths about our very existence. Karol
  3. STARTS SHIPPING ON 5/21/2012 CLICK HEREto hear an Audio Sample from LEGEND Score CLICK HERE to hear an Audio Sample from Is Your Love Strong Enough Performed by Katie Campbell BUYSOUNDTRAX Records is proud to present a new recording of the score for the 1985 fantasy film, LEGEND, featuring music composed by electronic music pioneers Tangerine Dream (SORCERER, THIEF, RISKY BUSINESS) for the fantasy film directed by Ridley Scott (ALIEN, BLADE RUNNER, THE DUELLISTS), written by William Hjortsberg and starring Tom Cruise, Mia Sara and Tim Curry. Tangerine Dream’s electronic music for the film is presented here in a new recording produced and arranged by composer Brandon K. Verrett. LEGEND is a visually stunning fantasy/adventure that takes place in a mythical forest inhabited by fairies, goblins, unicorns and mortals, where an epic battle of Good versus Evil begins to unfold. Tom Cruise plays Jack, a peasant boy in love, perhaps tragically, with the beautiful princess Lili (Mia Sara). Jack and Lili become pawns in a much larger game as the Lord of Darkness (Tim Curry) exploits their relationship to reveal the location of the remaining members of the purest race in the world, the last pair of Unicorns. He dispatches his goblins to kill the Unicorns and claim their horns, so that he may claim their mystical power and bring about an everlasting age of Darkness. Jack finds himself forced to undertake a quest, to save Lili, try to prevent the death of the last Unicorn and defeat the plans of the Lord Of Darkness, or the sun will rise no more. The music for LEGEND was a subject of great controversy in 1985. Initially, Ridley Scott had turned to composer Jerry Goldsmith to score the film, which would reunite them after their great success on ALIEN in 1979. Goldsmith responded by writing an enchanting, organic symphonic score emphasizing strings, woodwinds and choir, a score that the composer, the director of the film and many others felt was among Goldsmith’s best work. After a disappointing test screening, studio executives encouraged Ridley Scott to replace the music with something that would be more commercially appealing to the film’s expected youth market. Tangerine Dream had realized great success with their score to RISKY BUSINESS in 1983, another film aimed at the youth market and so they were hired to compose a brand new score for the film. Tangerine Dream ultimately composed 80 minutes of music for LEGEND, using 35 different synthesizers, yielding a score that many feel is the group’s finest musical endeavor for film. Despite inevitable comparison between the two scores, the music that Tangerine Dream composed for the film was extremely effective and remains their most lyrical and complex work for films, from the delicate melody for Nell’s Cottage, the hauntingly fragile melody for the Unicorns, the crackling percussive motif for the Goblins and and the pervasive dark synthetic pulses associated with Darkness. In the spirit of BSX’s fondness for reinterpreting significant film scores new musical presentations, composer/arranger Brandon K. Verrett has created a new performance of Tangerine Dream’s music for LEGEND, keeping an eye toward respect for their original performances and ear toward the sounds of today’s technology. With this new performance of the LEGEND score, album producer Ford A. Thaxton wanted to bring out the many beautiful elements that existed within Tangerine Dream’s music but could not be realized with the gear used in 1985, taking into account how much technology has changed in 27 years since the music was first recorded and giving it a fresh face, utilizing the modern digital instruments of 2012. To prepare for the project, composer Brandon K. Verrett thoroughly studied Tangerine Dream’s complete score. His intention for the new recording was to stay true to the familiar soundtrack performances of the original score but to do so while retaining the freedom to put his own musical stamp on the presentation. According to the composer, “Those who are familiar with the original score will find subtle changes in tempo, musical gestures and timbre. Some of the interpretations may be found to be fairly literal. Other tracks seem to invite more development and exploration and with those tracks, I allowed myself to explore Tangerine Dream’s material and to paraphrase using my own compositional vocabulary.” While the original score was composed largely on synthesizers, this new recording of LEGEND retains the original organic concept of the instrumentation, augmenting it with violin, erhu, piano, guitar, voice, cello and other exotic instruments, carefully molded to bring the music alive. This mindset extended to the songs featured in the film and this new recording of LEGEND also includes new presentations of the classic songs “Loved By The Sun” and “Is Your Love Strong Enough”, featuring the voice of singer Katie Campbell. Brandon K. Verrett’s formal musical training began at age 11. After having discovered an interest in composing while in middle and high school, Verrett continued his studies at the University of Lousiana-Monroe, where he received a Bachelor’s degree in theory and composition. He also holds a graduate certificate in Scoring For Motion Pictures And Television from the University Of Southern California. Verrett’s scores have been featured in films for theatrical and television releases and have also premiered in both local and international festivals. In addition to composing, Verrett’s arrangements and orchestrations can be found in films such as PRIEST, DRAG ME TO HELL, UNTRACEABLE, THE INFORMERS and many other films. BUYSOUNDTRAX proudly presents LEGEND – MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE, featuring a new exciting recording of music composed by Tangerine Dream, produced and arranged by Brandon K. Verrett, featuring vocal performances by Katie Campbell. LEGEND – MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE includes exclusive liner wrotes written by noted author Randall D. Larson, detailing the history of the film’s music and new comments from composer/arranger Brandon K. Verrett related to the development of the project. LEGEND – MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE also features striking front cover and rear tray artwork produced by noted artist and illustrator Jerry Bingham (BATMAN: SON OF THE DEMON, BEOWULF) that is exclusive to this release. LEGEND – MUSIC FROM THE MOTION PICTURE is a limited edition release of 1500 units. The first 100 units ordered from our website will include a booklet signed by composer/arranger Brandon K. Verrett and singer Katie Campbell. BSXCD-8909 Music From The Motion Picture Legend Music Composed by Tangerine Dream Produced and Arranged by Brandon K. Verrett $15.95 Ships 5/21/12 1. Prologue (2:28) 2. Opening (3:41) 3. Cottage (4:15) 4. Unicorn Theme (4:48) 5. Goblins (4:48) 6. Fairies (2:58) 7. Blue Room (3:58) 8. The Dance (2:19) 9. Darkness (3:10) 10. Kitchen Fight (3:26) 11. Unicorn Theme Reprise (1:45) 12. Jack Versus Darkness (3:29) 13. Unicorn Saga (3:52) 14. Loved By the Sun (6:27) Music: Tangerine Dream Lyrics: Jon Anderson Performed by Katie Campbell 15. The Unicorn Song (3:19) Adapted from “The Angel” by William Blake Performed by Katie Campbell 16. Is Your Love Strong Enough (5:31) Music: Tangerine Dream Lyrics: Bryan Ferry Performed by Katie Campbell 17. Cottage - Alternate (3:19) 18. Unicorn Theme Alternate (4:42) 19. Fairies - Alternate (2:50) 20.Unicorn Saga Alternate (4:33) Total Time: 74:07
  4. Read here. And here is the original Variety story. I don't know... This doesn't seem like a good idea to me. However, I'm curious who might compose the score. Marc Streitenfeld? Karol
  5. Blade Runner 2049

    Blade Runner 2 is reportedly in the works.