Mar 11, 2012

Sundaze 1211

Hello, sadly it looks increasingly likely Multiupload isn't coming back, it could be money troubles as i assume they had some descent money coming from Megaupload as a major rerouter thousands of dollars can make a big difference for a financial marginal company, maybe they feared the FBI noticing them as a big creditor, maybe they were a Megaupload company...The fact they didn't give a peep anymore is most odd.

What remains here are a lot of dead links everything i posted since October 2010 was relayed thru them roughly 1200 links, considering this is a one man operation re-uploading will take some time. The first three weeks of this year will be fully done this week, after that i will just reupload the oggs, working backwards, expect status reports from time to time. Week 1201 has been redone. On a side note are any of you having trouble with Refile ?

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The tales surrounding Ridley Scott's film Blade Runner is one of the most troubled and tweaked film mythologies in Hollywood history. The various cuts, bootlegged unauthorized VHS and DVD versions, different European and American cuts, etc., are too labyrinthine to go into here, but there's plenty available to read if you aren't already familiar with this murky story. Amazingly enough, the film's soundtrack has a similar narrative, one that is dark, full of conflict; it's so complex that even this mammoth, three disc 25th Anniversary commemorative edition doesn't manage to straighten out. That said, it is a vast improvement on what has previously been released officially. Greek composer and pioneering prog rock and synth king -- and subsequently a best-selling composer of film scores -- Vangelis Papathanassiou was tapped to write the score for Scott's film and record the soundtrack. He did. That said, what appeared in the marketplace when the flick was released had little to do with his original score. When the first version of the soundtrack appeared, his score wasn't actually used, only "adaptations" of its themes by the New American Orchestra. It was disowned not only by the composer, but savaged by Scott. Vangelis released his own version on CD in 1994. It was a horrible sounding single-disc package that included his amazing "Love Theme," and "Memories of Green" as they were meant to be, as well as much of the other incidental music (this fact is so true that various bootlegs of the set sounded far better than the official release and contained more music). Besides the sonic problems, the full score remained unreleased.

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This new version contains three discs. The first is a beautifully remastered version of that 1994 issue, where all of the dubious hiss and "noise reduction techniques" previously employed were tossed and the process begun from scratch. It sounds like it was made for compact disc. And that's great as far as it goes, but it still didn't address the missing final score. Still, it's such a vast improvement it's worth hearing, and hearing over again. Disc two is the real treasure, though, because it contains a lot more of the score's original music. There's the awesome music that plays in the film while Deckard and Roy have their final near mythic battle to the death in the rain. Likewise, the music for the investigation of "Leo's Room" is included here, as is the subtle, deeply moving composition for the death scene of Dr. Tyrell. There are also a couple of "bonus tracks" that fill out some missing music in the film. The final disc is made up of leftover ideas. That's rather harsh considering this is all new music, but Vangelis simply tacked on brand new cuts that reflect his lack of involvement. There are synth sketches, ideas, and asides, and little more. There is a gimmicky bit where Vangelis takes on Scott's dialogue about the Final Cut version of the film and layers his keyboards over it -- new age music with narrative. The third disc of this collection is rather unnecessary.

To sum it all, the full score of Blade Runner has yet to be released officially. So why didn't Vangelis just pop the entire score on the final two discs? It was one definitive way to get the music to the hardcore faithful; in so doing, it would bascially cancel out the terrain the crooks have inhabited and profited from. One look at this edition with its rather handsome presentation is enough to want it. The bottom line is that it is a bit of a slap in the face to consumers to create a package so fine looking and sounding without offering the complete historical document.

Vangelis - Blade Runner Trilogy 1 (flac 280mb)

Blade Runner 1994 Soundtrack Album

01 Main Titles 3:42
02 Blush Response 5:47
03 Wait For Me 5:27
04 Rachel's Song 4:46
05 Love Theme 4:56
06 One More Kiss, Dear 3:58
07 Blade Runner Blues 8:53
08 Memories Of Green 5:05
09 Tales Of The Future 4:46
10 Damask Rose 2:32
11 Blade Runner (End Titles) 4:40
12 Tears In Rain 3:00

Vangelis - Blade Runner Trilogy 1 (ogg 134mb)

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Vangelis - Blade Runner Trilogy 2 (flac 208mb)

Blade Runner Previously Unreleased & Bonus Material

13 Longing 1:58
14 Unveiled Twinkling Space 1:59
15 Dr. Tyrell's Owl 2:40
16 At Mr. Chew's 4:47
17 Leo's Room 2:21
18 One Alone 2:23
19 Deckard And Roy's Duel 6:16
20 Dr. Tyrell's Death 3:11
21 Desolation Path 5:45
22 Empty Streets 6:16
23 Mechanical Dolls 2:52
24 Fading Away 3:32

Vangelis - Blade Runner Trilogy 2 (ogg 96mb)

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Vangelis - Blade Runner Trilogy 3 (flac 255mb)

BR 25

25 Launch Approval 1:54
26 Up And Running 3:09
27 Mail From India 3:27
28 BR Downtown 2:27
29 Dimitri's Bar 3:52
30 Sweet Solitude 6:56
31 No Expectation Boulevard 6:44
32 Vadavarot 4:14
33 Perfume Exotico 5:19
34 Spotkanie Z Matka 5:09
35 Piano In An Empty Room 3:37
36 Keep Asking 1:29

Vangelis - Blade Runner Trilogy 3 (112mb)

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Antarctica is the soundtrack to Koreyoshi Kurahara's film of the same name. Vangelis composed and performed all of the music. It is a very dynamic and dramatic set, but does not convey the iciness that listeners would expect. Conveying feelings of angst, isolation, and even desolation, it is actually very good music. Obviously very few people have actually ever been at the Antarctic neither has Vangelis.(moving)pictures can never really convey how nature's harshest environment can totally impact our being.

Vangelis – Antarctica (flac 246mb)

01 Theme From Antarctica 7:26
02 Antarctica Echoes 5:54
03 Kinematic 3:44
04 Song Of White 5:15
05 Life Of Antarctica 5:56
06 Memory Of Antarctica 5:26
07 Other Side Of Antarctica 6:50
08 Deliverance 4:29

Vangelis – Antarctica (ogg 99mb)

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1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this little wonderful Vangelis-collection.

Would it be possible that you please also upload La FĂȘte Sauvage and Spiral?

I got my vinyl copies over 30 years ago and they really are worn out...

Anyway - thanks for your brilliant work!