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Blade Runner - MK2 Edition
Label : Unknown (not from Esper Edition)
Type : Bootleg Interest :
Support : Silk-Screen CDR Sound Quality :
Limited To : ??? Rarity :
    DISC ONE
  1. Prologue And Main Titles (3:53)
  2. Leon's Voight Kampff Test / Sushi Bar (1:37)
  3. Damask Rose (2:00)
  4. Spinner Ascent (Los Angeles November 2019) (1:31)
  5. Blush Response (5:45)
  6. Wait For Me (5:18)
  7. Deckard Meets Rachel / Rachel's Voight Kampff Test (1:36)
  8. Rachel's Song (4:21)
  9. Tales Of The Future (On The Trail Of Nexus 6) (4:53)
  10. Bicycle Riders (Harps Of The Ancient Temples) (2:11)
  11. Chew's Eye Lab (1:18)
  12. Memories Of Green (5:31)
  13. Blade Runner Blues (Extended Version) (10:07)
  14. Pris Meets J.F. Sebastian (1:41)
  15. One More Kiss, Dear (3:57)
    DISC TWO
  1. Deckard's Dream (1:11)
  2. Thinking Of Rachel (Love Theme Different Take) (1:17)
  3. Esper Analysis / Animoid Row Part 1 (3:59)
  4. Animoid Row Part 2 (1:10)
  5. Taffey Lewis' Night Club (2:01)
  6. Salome's Dance (1:23)
  7. Zhora's Retirement (1:43)
  8. I Am The Business (1:29)
  9. Love Theme (Extended Version) (5:56)
  10. I Dreamt Music (Alternate Love Theme) (4:22)
    You can download a short soundclip (520K) in the MP3 format.
  11. Morning At The Bradbury (3:35)
  12. The Prodigal Son Brings Death (3:41)
  13. Deckard Enters The Bradbury (3:01)
  14. Dangerous Days (0:58)
  15. Wounded Animals (10:56)
  16. Tears In Rain (2:54)
  17. Rachel Sleeps (2:01)
  18. 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. -that’s 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. We’re 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- we’d 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. That’s 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‚ that’s fine -provided that they do not use the name “Esper Productions‚” which has been ripped-off just to cash-in.

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2011/11/12

Can't you just use your internet connection instead of supporting online piracy to listen to the music those people should not be the least entitled to cash from?
It is pointless having to pay for something you should have for free providing you already have the officials releases.
Supporting those people selling it online because of other people unaware of online resources kindly supported by the whole Blade Runner fanbase is not going to help much. But you are free to use your money as you please.

Kind Regards, DC

2011/10/20 - Voight

If it wasn't for these people that are selling copies of this music on the internet. How exactly would one aquire this music?

I'm glad it's being sold online, at least I was able to aquire a copy and listen to the music instead of just reading about its existence.

2011/09/16 - Connie

Mighty useful. Make no mistake, I apperciate it.

2010/03/15 - Larcus

This MK2 Edition is in practice the same as the original 2CD Esper Edition, the main difference is the different song cut. I opened songs from both editions in a sound editor and listened to them, on the MK2 edition some sound is moved from one song to the next or the previous.

e.g.: 40 seconds "Sushi Bar" were moved from the beginning of "Damask Rose" to the end of "Leon's Voight Kampff Test".
e.g.: 60 seconds from the end of "I Am The Business" were moved to the beginning of "Love Theme".

The "I Dreamt Music (Alternate Love Theme) (4:22)" sond is a more clear version with less noise and it does not have the speech of Deckard and Rachel.

Also "End Titles (Extended Version)" has some sound repeated to increase the song length which makes the song a bit too long (gets boring). This song could be a remix of "End Titles" from the original Esper Edition but is of lower sound quality.

Besides the song "I Dreamt Music (Alternate Love Theme)" there is no reason to use this version instead of the original Esper Edition. Though this MK2 Version seems to be widely sold on ebay. Anyways, both of them are fan made and can be gotten for free by various sources.

2009/05/16 - You are crazy pirate MF.

What do you mean they “stolen your label”?
You stole first from the original WB release and Vangelis. Think twice before you post your stupid explanations.

2009/02/06 - john kelly

I just paid £25 for this boot from e bay so hope I haven't wasted my money

2007/12/11 - me

Whether this is actually Esper or not this cd set has new music directly from studio sources. Alternate love theme although starts badly goes into excellent quality with no FX, same also for Morning at bradbury and Prodical son. I would love to know where these were sourced as they are such good quality. I thought that maybe they have been re done but listening to them I think not. Comparing alternate love theme to the BR Trilogy set is also very different............confusing as there are now 3 different versions of it!!