VANGELIS : RACHEL’S SONG [1994]

Η κορυφαία ίσως στιγμή του κορυφαίου soundtrack του εκλιπόντος, αυτού για το Blade Runner – θα άξιζε να έχει πάρει το Όσκαρ γι’ αυτό αντί για το Chariots [το θέμα του οποίου έχει πηγάσει από προηγούμενό του στο Heaven And Hell – 1975].
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‘Rachel’s Song’, παραδόξως, δεν ακουγόταν στο φιλμ, αν και συμπεριλήφθηκε στο soundtrack. Το οποίο, έπρεπε να περιμένει 10 χρόνια + από την ηχογράφησή του για να κυκλοφορήσει.

This to me is the highlight of the deceased’s top soundtrack, the one for
Blade Runner – it would have been fair having gotten the Academy Award for it, instead of Chariots [the theme of which was derived from a previous one on Heaven And Hell – 1975].
‘Rachel’s Song’, surprisingly, was not heard on the film, although included on the soundtrack. Which, by the way, had to wait 10 years + to be released after its recording.

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10 Comments

  1. Timothy Price May 20, 2022 at 8:24 pm

    Blade Runner was a fun movie.

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    1. Oannes May 21, 2022 at 6:06 pm

      Ridley Scott’s best, along with Alien of course.
      Vangelis’ best music ever [I liked him well enough, but I’ve never been a devotee, to tell the truth…]

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  2. Resa May 21, 2022 at 12:19 am

    10 years +…
    This piece is beyond beautiful. Perfect for Rachel, I can’t believe it was cut from the movie. Wow!

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  3. Graham Stephen May 21, 2022 at 10:53 am

    “All those moments will be lost in time… like tears in rain… ”

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  4. Ken Powell May 24, 2022 at 12:32 pm

    A super, super movie. Great music which I really must re-investigate. The female voice on this recording sounds very like Enya. Any idea who it was?

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    1. Oannes May 24, 2022 at 2:28 pm

      Mary Hopkin, the “famous” Beatles protege and wife of brilliant Bowie’s producer Tony Visconti.

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      1. Ken Powell May 30, 2022 at 10:18 am

        Thanks for that!

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        1. Oannes May 30, 2022 at 2:13 pm

          You’ re welcome!

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