Vangelis soundtrack plays a very important part in the atmosphere of Blade Runner, Ridley Scott's masterpiece (1982). The official Vangelis score was released only in 1994. However, it offered only selected parts from the soundtrack. In 2007, celebrating the 25th Anniversary, a 3-CD set was released: the 1994 score was remastered and two bonus-CDs provided additional music edited by Vangelis.
There are many unofficial versions of Blade Runner's soundtrack, collecting music and ambient sounds from the whole movie, editing and ordering them in different ways. The Esper Edition is one of the most authoritative bootlegs: it provides a comprehensive soundtrack and some background music that has never been released.
The 33 tracks of the Esper Edition provide us with almost two hours of music: it is the best way to rediscover Vangelis fantastic music, haunting and melodic, with sophisticated soundscapes.
Blade Runner's music remains today an absolute masterpiece...