Wednesday, April 24, 2013

AudioFidelity Blade Runner Vinyl Contest

Our friends at AudioFidelity  have given me one copy of the Blade Runner soundtrack to give to a lucky CVR blog reader!

The BLADE RUNNER soundtrack was composed by Vangelis for Ridley Scott's 1982 film considered one of the finest sci-fi movies ever made. It is mostly a dark, melodic combination of classical compositions and synthesizers which mirrors the futuristic film noir envisioned by Scott. The soundtrack holds legendary status and at the time was well-received by fans and critics including Best Original Score nominations for a BAFTA and Golden Globe yet, except for a few cuts, it was not released until 1994.

The movie remains a classic film with a long list of popular movie stars including Harrison Ford, Daryl Hannah, Rutger Hauer, Sean Young, and Edward James Olmos most of whom appear on this record in movie dialog samples mixed into the 12 tracks of nearly one hour of music. Vangelis makes each track flow into one another. The soundtrack features vocal contributions from Demis Roussos and the sax solo by Dick Morrissey on "Love Theme." The gatefold jacket includes many colorful stills from the film. BLADE RUNNER is a timeless classic on film and now on 180g transparent red vinyl.

“The music is beautiful, poignant, exciting and mysterious.”

" of the most memorable and important soundtracks in movie history."

1. Main Titles (3:42)
2. Blush Response (5:47)
3. Wait for Me (5:27)
4. Rachel's Song (4:46)
5. Love Theme (4:56)
6. One More Kiss, Dear (3:58)

1. Blade Runner Blues (8:53)
2. Memories of Green (5:05)
3. Tales of the Future (4:46)
4. Damask Rose (2:32)
5. Blade Runner (End Titles) (4:40)
6. Tears in Rain (3:00)

Mastered by Kevin Gray at Cohearent Audio

Blade Runner Mastering with Kevin Gray in studio

picture from Quality Records Pressing in Salina, KS of Blade Runner coming off the press.

The contest (as always) is very simple. The 18th emailer with the words "AudioFidelity Blade Runner Vinyl Contest" in the subject line to this email address ( will be the winner! 

This is a numbered limited edition (# 0236) on red vinyl! Limit one email entry per email address, winner will be announced shortly!

Our friends at Quality Record Pressings opened their plant doors to allow a look at the diligent work, care and quality control that has gone into the manufacturing of this record. The masterful craftsmanship of the QRP staff has produced a finished record that is as pleasing to the eye as the music is to the ear.

Behind The Scenes of Audio Fidelity's, Vangelis, "Blade Runner" OST on 180g red translucent vinyl


Our Vinyl series of 180g Virgin Vinyl 12” LPs features some of the classic recorded concert performances of all time. These are both single or double-gatefold album packages that include all the details and imagery of the recorded performance. The titles in the series include albums at both 33 1/3 rpm as well as some soon to be released at 45 rpm for the peak in quality of sound. This unique set of recordings truly lives up to our name by offering the ultimate sound experience, absolute Audio Fidelity.

Visit AudioFidelity today!

New Music Releases - May 2013

May 7

38 Special - Special Delivery (remastered vinyl)
98 Degrees - 2.0
AM & Shawn Lee - La Musique Numerique
Alison Moyet - the minutes
Ann Pragg - Bitter Fruit
Atrocity - Okkult
Banquets - Banquets
Beware of Darkness - Orthodox
Billy Paul - Lately
Blink-182 - Take Off Your Pants and Jacket (deluxe edition)
Bob Dylan - Greatest Hits Vol. II (reissue)
Bonnie Tyler - Rocks & Honey
Bracher Brown - Broken Glass And Railroad Tracks
Captain Beyond - Sufficiently Breathless (vinyl)
Citadel - Citadel (EP)
Co La - Moody Coup
Come - Eleven (reissue)
Courtney Jaye - Love And Forgiveness
Craig Campbell - Never Regret
D.O.T. - Diary 
Dave Koz  - Summer Horns
Deerhunter - Monomania
Delain - Interlude 
Devour The Day - Time & Pressure
Earthling - Dark Path
Eksi Ekso - Archfiend
F.K.Ü. - 4: Rise Of The Mosh Mongers 
Fall Out Boy - Save Rock and Roll 
Fitz & the Tantrums - More Than Just A Dream
Francoise Hardy - Midnight Blues: Paris London 1968-72
Gambles - Far From Your Arms (EP)
Gap Band - Gap Band VII
George Clinton-  Computer Games
Ghostpoet - Some Say I So I Say Light
Goo Goo Dolls - Magnetic
Grandchildren - Golden Child
Grime - Deteriorate
Isley Brothers - Winner Takes All
Jim Guthrie - Takes Time
Joe Satriani - Unstoppable Momentum
Joshua Radin - Wax Wings
Justice - Access All Arenas
LL Cool J - Authentic
Lady Antebellum - Golden
Little Boots - Nocturnes
Lynyrd Skynyrd - Pronounced ‘lĕh-’nérd ‘skin-’nérd (reissue)
Michael Feuerstack - Tambourine Death Bed
Michael Stanley - The Hang
Mikal Cronin - MCII
Mike Patton - The Place Beyond The Pines (vinyl)
Millie Jackson - An Imitation Of Love: Expanded Edition
Mother Falcon - You Knew
Mylets - Retcon
Natalie Maines - Mother
Noah and the Whale - Heart of Nowhere
Northcote - Northcote
Patty Griffin - American Kid
Pentimento - Pentimento
Phaseone - If I Tell You 
Pistol Annies - Annie Up
Primal Scream - More Light
Retox - YPLL
Rod Stewart - Time
Rotting Out - The Wrong Way
Sadgiqacea - False Prism
Savages - Silence Yourself’
Say Lou Lou - Julian (7")
Shalamar - Friends
Shannon Wright - In Film Sound 
She & Him - Volume 3
Small Brown Bike - Recollected
Sodom - Epitome of Torture
Still Corners - Strange Pleasures
Straight No Chaser - Under the Influence
Sun Angle - Diamond Junk 
Sweat Band - Sweat Band
Talib Kweli - Prisoner of Conscious
The Child of Lov - The Child of Lov
The Hussy - Pagan Hiss
The Uncluded - Hokey Fright
Torches - If The People Stare (EP)
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires Of The City
Van Dyke Parks - Songs Cycled
Various Artists - Remembering Little Walter
Various Artists - The Great Gatsby (soundtrack) 
Various Artists - Way to Blue – The Songs of Nick Drake 
Vibrators - On The Guest List
Vicious Rumors - Electric Punishment
Vinyette - Every Little Mouse Run
We Are Loud Whispers - Suchness
Yes - Magnification (vinyl)
Young Galaxy - Ultramarine 

May 14

ADULT. - The Way Things Fall
Agnetha Faltskog - A
Altars - Something More 
Amy Grant - How Mercy Looks From Here
Anamanaguchi - Endless Fantasy
Andy Cato - Time & Places 
Angel Olsen - Half Way Home
Anne Murray - Icon
Arckanum - Fenriz Kindir
Beams  - Just Rivers
Beyond Creation - The Aura (reissue) 
Bibio - Silver Wilkinson
Big Eyes - Almost Famous
Billy Squier - Icon
Blank Realm - Go Easy
Bobby McFerrin - Spirityouall
Boredoms - Chocolate Synthesizer (vinyl) (reissue) 
Boredoms - Pop Tatari (vinyl) (reissue)
Bring Me The Horizon - Sempiternal (vinyl)
Brother JT - The Svelteness of Boogietude
Candace Bellamy - In My Lane
Cannibal Corpse - Vile (25th Anniversary) (picture disc)
Captain, We're Sinking  -The Future Is Cancelled
Chris LeDoux - Icon
Classixx - Hanging Gardens
Colleen - The Weighing of the Heart
Culture Club - Icon
Del Lords - Elvis Club
Demi Lovato - Demi
Dillinger Escape Plan - One of Us Is The Killer
Dirty Beaches - Drifters/Love Is The Devil (2 LPs)
Dungeonesse - Dungeonesse
Dustin Wong and Takako Minekawa - Tropical Circle
Echo Bloom - Blue
Eluvium - Nightmare Ending
Entrails - Raging Death
Escape the Fate - Ungrateful
Eve - Lip Lock
Flower Orgy - Our Song (7")
Four Tet - Rounds (reissue)
Fucking Invincible - Downtown Is Dead
George Strait - Love Is Everything
George Thorogood & the Destroyers - Icon
Ghost Box Orchestra - Vanished
Glenn Jones - My Garden State
Gold & Youth - Beyond Wilderness
Grand Funk Railroad - Icon
Heart - Icon
Heart In Hand - Almost There
Highness - Hold
Hollagramz - Hollagramz
Huey Lewis & the News - Sports (30th anniversary edition)
Immolation - Kingdom of Conspiracy
Immortal - Pure Holocaust (reissue)
Jimmy Cliff - Icon
John Grant - Pale Green Ghosts
Kadavar - Abra Kadavar
Kazyak - See the Forest, See the Trees
Killing Joke - Singles Collection 1979-2012
Kisses - Kids in L.A.
Lifeforms - Multidimensional
MS MR - Secondhand Rapture
Mark Kozelek and Jimmy LaValle - Perils From the Sea
Marques Toliver - Land of CanAan
Merle Haggard - Icon
Mindless Self Indulgence - How I Learned To Stop Giving A Shit And Love Mindless Self Indulgence
Move Forward - Nothing's Left to Save Us
Mr Ms - Second Hand Rapture
Negator - Gates to the Pantheon
Orchid - The Mouth Of Madness
PacificUV - After the Dream You Are Awake
Peals - Walking Field
Pharmakon - Abadon 
Phoenix Foundation - Fandango
Polkadot Cadaver - Last Call In Jonestown
Powerkompany - I Am More Than This
Primal Scream - More Light
Pure X - Crawling Up the Stairs
Queensryche - Icon
R.E.M. - Green: (25th anniversary deluxe edition)
Randall Bramblett - Bright Spots
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Icon
Roomrunner - Ideal Cities
Saltland - I Thought It Was Us but It Was All of Us 
Sam Amidon - Bright Sunny South 
Simple Minds - Icon
Small Black - Limits of Desire
Smith Westerns - Varsity (7")
Snowden - No One In Control
Spin Doctors - If The River Was Whiskey
Standish/Carlyon - Deleted Scenes
Steve Von Till - As The Crow Flies (reissue)
Steve Winwood - Icon
Stranglers - Old Testament: Ua Studio Recordings 1977 - 1982
Survival - Tragedy of the Mind
The Abramson Singers - Late Riser
The Blank Tapes - Vacation 
The Boxer Rebellion - Promises
The Cleaners From Venus/Martin Newell - The Cleaners From Venus Vol. 2 (reissue)
The Features - The Features
The Handsome Family – Wilderness
The Monolith Deathcult - Tetragrammaton
The Wonder Years - The Greatest Generation
This Century - Biography Of Heartbreak
Uncle Acid & the Deadbeats - Mind Control
Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
Vår - No One Dances Quite Like My Brothers
Wampire - Curiosity

May 21

30 Seconds to Mars - Love Lust Faith + Dreams
A Pale Horse Named Death - Lay My Soul to Waste 
Airbourne - Black Dog Barking 
Alpine - A Is For Alpine 
Baptist Generals - Jackleg Devotional To The Heart
Beach Boys - The Beach Boys Live: The 50th Anniversary Tour
Billy Ocean Playlist - The Very Best of Billy Ocean
Bret Michaels - Good Songs & Great Friends
Built On Secrets - The Disconnect 
Captain Beyond Live In Texas - October 6, 1973
Christopher Paul Stelling - False Cities
Clairy Browne & the Bangin’ Rackettes - Baby Caught the Bus 
Club 8 - Above the City
Crazy & the Brains - Let Me Go 
Daft Punk - Random Access Memories
Darius Rucker - True Believers
Dead Gaze - Dead Gaze
Death of an Era - The Great Commonwealth (EP)
Dirty Beaches - Drifters/Love Is The Devil 
Donna Summer Playlist - The Very Best of Donna Summer
French Montana - Excise My French
G&D - The Lighthouse 
Gaytheist - Hold Me…But Not So Tight
Have Mercy - The Earth Pushed Back
Iggy Pop Playlist - The Very Best of Iggy Pop
Jay Sean - Neon
Jesse Ruins - A Film
LVMRKS - Pale Fairytale
Linda Draper - Edgewise
Mac Davis - A Little More Action Please 1970-1985
Majical Cloudz - Impersonator
Marshall Tucker Band - Live! The South Carolina Music Hall of Fame Concert
Nektar - Remember The Future: 40th Anniversary Deluxe Edition (vinyl)
New York Dolls -Too Much Too Soon
Open Air Stereo - Primates
P-Money - Gratitude
Patty Loveless Playlist - The Very Best of Patty Loveless
Paul McCartney - In His Own Words
Poisonous Relationship - Garden of Problems
Primal Scream - More Light 
Primus - Sailing The Seas Of Cheese (deluxe 5.1 edition)
Radiation City - Animals In The Median
Radical Dads - Rapid Reality
Restless Heart Playlist - The Very Best of Restless Heart
Robert Palmer - Sneakin' Sally Through The Alley
RocketNumberNine - MeYouWeYou
Saturday Looks Good to Me - One Kiss Ends It All 
Scout Niblett - It’s Up to Emma
Seemless - Seemless (vinyl)
Shannon & the Clams - Dreams in the Rat House
Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes Playlist - The Very Best of Southside Johnny
Ten Kens - Namesake
Texas - The Conversation
The Baptist Generals - Jackleg Devotional to the Heart
The Front Bottoms - Talon Of The Hawk
The National - Trouble Will Find Me 
Various Artists - FM
Various Artists - Telstar: Anthology
Various Artists - Watch Your Mouth: Gems from the Warner Brother Vaults
Wang Chung - Mosaic
Wang Chung - Points On The Curve
Warrant Playlist - The Very Best of Warrant
White Mystery - Telepathic
Wild Party - All Nighter (EP) 

May 28

ASG - Blood Drive
Aceyalone - Leanin’ On Slick
Alex Bleeker & the Freaks - How Far Away
Alice In Chains - The Devil Put The Dinosaurs Here
All Tiny Creatures - Dark Clocks
Antigama - Meteor
Anvil - Hope In Hell
Arborea - Fortress of the Sun (vinyl)
Band - Best of Volume II
Basia - Time & Tide
Baths - Obsidian
Big Farm - Big Farm
Blue-Eyed Son - Shadows On The Son
Brazos - Saltwater
Cloud Boat - Book of Hours
CocoRosie - Tales Of A Grass Widow
Crystal Fighters - Cave Rave
Dark Tranquillity - Construct
Della Mae - This World Oft Can Be
Dew-Scented - Insurgent
Dio - Finding the Sacred Heart: Live in Philly 1986
Eisley - Currents
Eldkraft - Shaman
Free Time - Free Time
Gretchen Wilson - Under the Covers
Imaginary Cities - Fall Of Romance
Iron Tongue - The Dogs Have Barked The Birds Have Flown
Jimmy Cliff - The KCRW Sessions
John Fogerty - Wrote a Song For Everyone
Josiah Walter - Lullabies and Nightmares
Kingdom - Vertical XL (EP)
Kylesa - Spiral Shadow
Kylesa - Ultraviolet
Laura Marling - Once I Was An Eagle
Leprous - Coal
Little Mix - DNA
Man Overboard - Heart Attack
Monkees Justus - The Deluxe Edition (limited edition)
Monster Truck - Furiosity
Mount Kimbie - Cold Spring Fault Less Youth
Oblivians - Desperation
Pastels - Slow Summits
Paul McCartney and Wings - Wings Over America (remastered deluxe edition)
Polyphonic Spree - Yes, It’s True
Public Image Ltd. - First Issue (vinyl)
Rod Stewart - Live 1975-1988 (4-CD box set)
SFV Acid - The Dwell
Secret Colours - Peach
Skinny Puppy - Weapon
Sound of Contact - Dimensionaut
Stills & Kenny Wayne Shepherd - Can't Get Enough
TEEN - Carolina (EP)
Terence Blanchard - Magnetic
TesseracT - Altered State
The-Dream - IV Play
The Bug - Filthy
The Microphones - It Was Hot, We Stayed in the Water (vinyl) (reissue)
The Stranglers - Giants
Tony Bennett and Dave Brubeck - The White House Sessions, Live 1962
Traffic - Last Exit (vinyl)
Tricky - False Idols
When Saints Go Machine - Infinity Pool
Yellowbirds - Songs From the Vanished Frontier