Label: EastWest U.K.
Like the movie itself, the Blade Runner soundtrack has been the subject of numerous legal battles and packaging controversies. Vangelis' actual score wasn't even released in the States until 1994, and that was an abridged version. Technically speaking, this 25th anniversary edition isn't the complete soundtrack either, but it's awfully close. Vangelis employs a mix of synthesizers and live instrumentation to weave an ambient soundscape that is brooding, sad, meditative and, most of all, futuristic.