Deckard Meets Rachel / Rachel's Voight Kampff Test (1:36)
Rachel's Song (4:21)
Tales Of The Future (On The Trail Of Nexus 6) (4:53)
Bicycle Riders (Harps Of The Ancient Temples) (2:11)
Chew's Eye Lab (1:18)
Memories Of Green (5:31)
Blade Runner Blues (Extended Version) (10:07)
Pris Meets J.F. Sebastian (1:41)
One More Kiss, Dear (3:57)
Deckard's Dream (1:11)
Thinking Of Rachel (Love Theme Different Take) (1:17)
Esper Analysis / Animoid Row Part 1 (3:59)
Animoid Row Part 2 (1:10)
Taffey Lewis' Night Club (2:01)
Salome's Dance (1:23)
Zhora's Retirement (1:43)
I Am The Business (1:29)
Love Theme (Extended Version) (5:56)
I Dreamt Music (Alternate Love Theme) (4:22) You can download a short soundclip (520K) in the MP3 format.
Morning At The Bradbury (3:35)
The Prodigal Son Brings Death (3:41)
Deckard Enters The Bradbury (3:01)
Dangerous Days (0:58)
Wounded Animals (10:56)
Tears In Rain (2:54)
Rachel Sleeps (2:01)
End Titles (Extended Version) (7:22)
Original Music Composed and Performed by Vangelis
Track 10 written and performed by Gail Laughton Vocals on tracks 3,9 (Disc 1) and track 5 (disc 2) by Demis Roussos Vocals on track 8 (Disc 1) by Mary Hopkin Saxophone on tracks 2,9 (Disc 2) by Dick Morrisey Lyrics and vocals on track 15 (Disc 1) by Don Percival
STATEMENT FROM (THE REAL) ESPER PRODUCTIONS
In light of the sheer amount of "Esper" discs (i.e. "Esper Edition" and L.A 2019) being sold on the internet over the past few years and with the emergence of new bootlegs claiming to be "Esper Productions" we wanted to take this opportunity to officially clarify that any vendor claiming to be or selling on behalf of "Esper Productions" has absolutely nothing to do with the original people involved. These rip-off merchants have quite simply stolen our "label."
The "Esper Edition" was made by two Vangelis/BR fans. Both of us would like to remain anonymous for obvious reasons. The intention of this private release was to give "our take" or interpretation of what the Blade Runner soundtrack should be. -thats it.- The fact that these bootleggers have appropriated the discs and label name and started selling them on various websites ebay etc is indeed regrettable. Were totally against the idea of lucrative gain being derived from these kinds of fan projects. Moreover let me further clarify that neither of us have ever made a single cent off this effort.
We made a total of ten original copies: five for each of us. We then distributed them to friends in the Vangelis circle. Among them is Antas who has been gracious enough to let us publish this note on his site. Why only ten? It was always meant to be a homemade project.
Since the "Esper Edition" has surprisingly become "stuff of legend" in many Blade Runner circles mentioned on many webpages all over the internet. While secretly very flattered- wed also like to take this moment to "de-mystify" the release.
Why did we make it? Basically we were sick of so many BR bootlegs floating around that never "got it right" in terms of chronology or thoroughness. They all had something unique to them but there were always oversights. So like taking pieces from a puzzle we decided to simply "cut and paste" from all the exiting releases (official bootlegs private releases etc) 1982 video 1992 directors cut and construct something fresh. We paid close attention to chronologically follow the sequences from the film. Although not agreeing at first we finally decided it would be best to have the tracks flow into one another as a sort of BR suite. We originally wanted to make the discs just for our enjoyment but we thought it would be neat to come up with artwork and make it a "private release" for our friends. Thats all.
As for the follow-up "L.A. 2019" we wanted to make an "ambience" cd that transported the listener to the world of Blade Runner. The sound effects are almost entirely from the BR game with Vangelis stuff layered in the back. We inserted "Reve" and an unused piece from "The Bounty" as well because they both fitted the mood very well. Why the name "Esper Productions?" We thought a logo of the Esper machine would make an original pseudo trademark. Hence the name.
Lastly let us stress that our intention was always to make this a project by fans for fans. It was created out of love for Vangelis music not money. Having said this if other fans want to further the "Esper" concept by adding re-editing or using our "work" to get a different result thats fine -provided that they do not use the name Esper Productions which has been ripped-off just to cash-in.
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