Vangelis – Rachel’s Song [1994] [reblog]

from Oannes *
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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].
Τo ‘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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* For my friends who didn’t know, or first timers here, Oannes [aka Socratis Papahatzis] is my husband, partner in life and music and the one with my undying admiration. Together we have a band MK-O [the music of Marina Kanavaki & Oannes]. So, it’s my pleasure to share with you his [and sometimes mine] musical selections. • Do visit his site. He has my highest recommendation!