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Blade: Original Motion Picture Score [Soundtrack]

Mark Isham, Marco BeltramiAudio CD
3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (September 8, 1998)
  • Original Release Date: September 8, 1998
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Varese Sarabande
  • ASIN: B00000AFYC
  • Average Customer Review: 3.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (35 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,614 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. Intruder
2. Daywalker
3. Somebody's Gonna Take You Out
4. Top Of The Food Chain
5. Temple Of Light
6. The Bleeding Stone
7. The Blood God

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80 of 83 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Good CD, look elsewhere if you want the techno September 16, 2000
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
Wake up, people- this is a film score. that means that you get some kick a** music but none of the techno. A lot of people have asked about techno songs from the movie, and I will help if I can- the bloodbath song is, of course, Confusion by New Order, and as another reviewer said the music Frost is listening to in the archives is Call and Response by Source Direct. I have heard that the bar scene (with the japanese school girls) is Ah, Singapore by Shonen Knife but I have not found the right mix yet- anyone know where to look? The first song from the end credits is Southside Reverb's "Go Get On it". If anyone has info on the bar song or any other songs email me at Even if you just want the techno, buy this CD anyway, it has some good stuff.
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12 of 12 people found the following review helpful
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To all those who are using your reviews as bulletin board messages to find the pop songs from the film: GO COMPLAIN ON THE "POP SOUNDTRACK" PAGE, NOT HERE. THIS IS THE SCORE. To everyone else: this is a unique, neo-gothic electronic/symphonic film score. I've never really heard anything quite like it, and it was perfect for the film. My only complaint is it could have been longer with more variation. Most scores are actually much longer than what's used on the film, so I suspect there was plenty of written material that simply wasn't fully produced. Isham should have added some extras for this release.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars A little repetitive August 24, 1999
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The score was actually allright. Most of the tracks sounded the same but there were some cool beats. Those of you looking for the blood bath music in the beginning aren't gonna find it here.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Pulsing with Dark Menace August 23, 2004
By Aranion
Format:Audio CD
Mark Isham'score for Blade is not a traditionally written or conducted score. What becomes clear about the score, once listened to apart from the film, is that it's a great horror score.

The music is, more than anything, about setting or augmenting atmosphere. As such, the music throbs with deep bass while being punctuated by crashes or cymbals.

By far the best piece is the opener - "Intruder." It's probably the closest to a conventional score track as the album gets, but will rattle your windows with the thunderous drums and bass beats.

"The Temple of Light" is another memorable track, but can be a bit disturbing with its chorale elements and building sense of danger.

As mentioned before, this is NOT an action film score, but more a collection of pieces that add touches of mysterious horror to the story. It does not fare all the well on its own, as the lack of ear-friendly themes or pieces can make for difficult or frustrating listening.

I've found the score works perfectly as background music for creative work - as long as you're in the mood for something dark and kinetic. It also makes for great driving music if you're in the car in those magic moments before a storm hits, when the sky has darkened, the air is thick and the world waits for the tempest to break.

Bottom line: if you're looking for a great action movie score, keep looking. If you're wanting something brooding and dangerous to set a mood, give it a try.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Watch out for Blade! August 18, 2000
Format:Audio CD
With "Blade", Mark Isham has created a score that is more along the lines of "Kiss the Girls" than of a lot of his recent action/suspense scores, like "Timecop" and "The Net". When you turn on "Blade" in your CD player, you'll be catapulted right into the complications of Blade's birth suffered by his mother (right before the first dance club song plays) and then into a gunfight appearing later in the film in the vampire temple (they don't always sequence the tracks chronologically). My favorite parts of this album are probably toward the end, where we hear almost all of the score involving the big vampire ritual in the temple---right before Blade shows up for the final confrontation and puts a stop to Donal Logue and his goonies, once and for all. Great for Halloween, I should think!
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26 of 35 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Don't Believe Review # 1 !!! February 11, 1999
By A Customer
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Actually, whoever wrote review # 1 is a bit confused. The CD does not contain any of the "songs" from the movie! What it does contain is the music that takes place in between the "songs". You know- dark, moody sounds, etc. There are no lyrics on the CD, and certainly none of the thumping techno you may be looking for. If you want some moody stuff that played in the background of Blade, this is for you, if you want the more lively stuff, you are better served by going to the "other" Blade CD. On that one, I must agree W/ the reviews that state "don't buy it for the techno", as only the last 4 songs ARE techno. The bulk of the CD is hip-hop & rap. But I bought it anyway, because the New Order remix of Confusion is so delicious that its worth the price of admission alone. Makes me want to go kill a vampire or two myself! (But please note, you can get the same track on a New Order remix CD W/O and of the other stuff, & I believe its even longer too!). Peace.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
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In 1996, Marco Beltrami surprised a lot of filmmusic fans all over the world, including me, with his suspenseful and beautiful emotional score for the Wes Craven slasher-hit Scream. In the years who followed, I started to pay attention to Marco Beltrami, but with none of his followed up scores he came to the great level of Scream. Not even with the sequel to Scream, he just turned to plagiatrism and took a piece of score from Hans Zimmers Broken Arrow which he just used as Deweys theme. To me, that just broke the entire movie.
Now he's back with his score to the much anticipated sequel to Blade, which original score was written by Marc Isham. But Guillermo Del Toro changed the complete Blade formula (less drama and dept, more horror and action) so Marco had to change as well. And that was just what he needed, a little change.
When watching the movie, it immediately shows that the score goes perfectly with the movie. We get great rhytms and drums which go perfect with the hard fight scenes and even give it a certain quality. It makes you get exciting and finally, we are getting the feeling Marco Beltrami has started to show his talent again. Even in the emotional parts, he shows us his talent by a lovely, but not out of it's place theme.
But when you listen to the score on it's own, you start to understand why the score is released in such a small way. Marco just lacks the originality to come with something new and we never hear something we haven't heard before. Even Nyssa's theme reminded me of some of Hans Zimmers music for Gladiator (from More Music from Gladiator, to be exact)
But that doesn't mean we don't have an entertaining CD. The rhytms are still uplifting and the action music is very enjoyable, especially when you've seen the movie. Highlights are Family Feud and Nyssa Over Easy. But the Blade II theme still sounds out of it's place... As if it was originally meant as a Shaft theme, instead of something for a horror/action movie...
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars People, THIS IS THE ORCHESTRAL MUSIC, NOT THE TECHNO MUSIC! Don't...
I really don't want to go too far into reviewing this, as the music is already present in the film. Marco Beltrami's score for "Blade II" is darkly gothic and operatic, and... Read more
Published 15 months ago by TheoStix
3.0 out of 5 stars I purchased the wrong Disc
I was looking for the music inspired by the movie, not it's actual soundtrack. the songs are OK, but I was trying to buy my girlfriend the other CD, it was one she had and she... Read more
Published on November 16, 2011 by DiomedesT
5.0 out of 5 stars Blade 2
This is a awesome soundtrack it is fun and enjoyable to listen to. the best songs on thsi cd are all of them. if you have not listened to this cd then i recommend you do
Published on December 16, 2010 by David
5.0 out of 5 stars A Creepy soundtrack to a good movie
This soundtrack is really good. the most spookiest superhero soundtrack i heard. It really fits in with the whole vampier scary movie thing. Read more
Published on August 24, 2004 by D. A. Smith
3.0 out of 5 stars Never liked Marco, but...
... Blade 2 was actually pretty good. Tough, many of the tracks i hoped for, wasent on the disc at all. Its a ok CD to add to your soundtrack collection.
Published on August 31, 2003 by Jon-Erik Noor
5.0 out of 5 stars People...
#Not a review of the actual score, but soundtrack#
Look, for those of you coming to this in search for the songs appearing in the movie other than the composed pieces for the... Read more
Published on March 19, 2003 by hex
1.0 out of 5 stars What a SNORE! Don't waste your money...
Don't waste your hard earned money on this one. Just like the last movie, the original score is a bore.
Published on November 27, 2002 by Rexenne Reeves
1.0 out of 5 stars Looking for a Song from the movie
Does anyone know the name of the song that plays after Blade emerges from the pool of blood in the last few minutes of the movie when he begins attacking all the security guards in... Read more
Published on November 11, 2002 by Chris Power
2.0 out of 5 stars Soundtrack from House of Pain scene
Again, sorry this isn't a review of the CD, which by the way I gave it a 2-star rating since I don't really like most of the songs on the CD (except for the original Blade II... Read more
Published on July 31, 2002 by "meteoboy"
3.0 out of 5 stars I seriously need help
hi, sorry for not writing a review, but I'm getting a little desperate here. See, the thing is, I'm looking for the hardhouse/techno song from the movie, remember the one in the... Read more
Published on July 5, 2002 by FlatLiner
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