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Blade Runner 2049
(2017)
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Composed and Produced by:
Benjamin Wallfisch
Hans Zimmer

Solos Performed by:
Avi Kaplan
Chas Smith
Tristan Schultze
Simone Vitucci
Owen Gurry
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Epic Records
(October 5th, 2017)
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ALBUM AVAILABILITY
Regular U.S. release. The digital download product was available for six weeks prior to the CD album. Also available on vinyl.
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AWARDS
Nominated for a BAFTA Award and a Grammy Award.
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Buy it... only if muddled echoes of Vangelis' music for the 1982 cult classic can carry the torch for you in this otherwise sadly ineffectual and wasteful sequel score.

Avoid it... if you expect Benjamin Wallfisch to take the basic Vangelis voice and actually build upon its core identities, for no evolution exists whatsoever in his frustratingly boring music.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #1,606
WRITTEN 12/26/17
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Blade Runner 2049: (Benjamin Wallfisch/Hans Zimmer) Long the ambition of director Ridley Scott, a return to the dystopia of a future Los Angeles with human replicants and the "blade runners" who hunt them has been many years in the making. Helmed instead by Denis Villeneuve, 2017's Blade Runner 2049 does rectify some of Scott's regrets regarding his 1982 classic science fiction thriller Blade Runner, and many viewers consider the direct sequel to be a superior overall product despite the massive cult following of the original. Surrounded by new characters dealing with more advanced replicant technology and continuing existential contemplation, Harrison Ford and Edward James Olmos return in a story that essentially confirms Ford's blade runner, Deckard, and Sean Young's replicant, Rachael, as the heartbeat of the entire concept. While many nuggets exist in Blade Runner 2049 for enthusiasts of the original, a reunion scene between an older Deckard and Rachael, the latter using archival footage and manipulations to recreate Young's prior appearance and voice, is as devastatingly sorrowful as any in recent memory. The story postulates that Rachael was capable of bearing children, and that the two leads did indeed have at least one. A young blade runner with a possible connection to them, played by Ryan Gosling, is the star of this film, chasing the truths resulting from the prior film while eluding multiple authoritarian interests. As expected, Blade Runner 2049 is a visual masterpiece, building upon the original film with stunning depictions of a bleak future. The music for Blade Runner remains in high regards with concept fanatics and those who collect the new age electronic music of Greek synthetics pioneer Evangelos Odyssey Papathanassiou, otherwise known as Vangelis. In part due to the popularity of the film and in part owing to decades of poor availability of Vangelis' Blade Runner score on album, the work's quality has been bloated beyond all reason. While the tone of the score was perfect for the movie, a proper emotional connection was largely absent until a handful of late scenes, Vangelis' score lacking the soul of humanity necessary to establish the dichotomy between humans and replicants, and especially the latters' aspirations to live like the former group.



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Average: 2.49 Stars
***** 34 5 Stars
**** 26 4 Stars
*** 43 3 Stars
** 65 2 Stars
* 76 1 Stars
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I miss the old Benjamin Wallfisch   Expand >>
JasonR - December 27, 2017, at 8:19 p.m.
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TRACK LISTINGS
Total Time: 93:22
CD1: (35:06)
• 1. 2049 (3:37)
• 2. Sapper's Tree (1:36)
• 3. Flight to LAPD (1:47)
• 4. Summer Wind - performed by Frank Sinatra (2:54)
• 5. Rain (2:26)
• 6. Wallace (5:23)
• 7. Memory (2:32)
• 8. Mesa (3:10)
• 9. Orphanage (1:13)
• 10. Furnace (3:41)
• 11. Someone Lived This (3:13)
• 12. Joi (3:51)

CD2: (58:16)
• 1. Pilot (2:17)
• 2. Suspicious Minds - performed by Elvis Presley (4:22)
• 3. Can't Help Falling in Love - performed by Elvis Presley and The Jordanaires (3:02)
• 4. One for My Baby and One More for the Road - performed by Frank Sinatra (4:24)
• 5. Hijack (5:32)
• 6. That's Why We Believe (3:36)
• 7. Her Eyes Were Green (6:17)
• 8. Sea Wall (9:53)
• 9. All the Best Memories Are Hers (3:22)
• 10. Tears in the Rain (2:10)
• 11. Blade Runner (10:05)
• 12. Almost Human - performed by Lauren Daigle (3:22)

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NOTES AND QUOTES
The insert includes no extra information about the score or film. The font used for its credits listings is too small to read despite ample space.
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