Perhaps a polarizing palette of sounds to modern ears, a reverb soaked Grover Washington Jr.-styled alto sax, chorused fretless bass and a Yamaha CP-80. All the components of a Kenny G ballad, but strangely these ingredients amount to something greater than the sum of their parts:
The chord progression is quite simple. In the key of Db (marginally easier than scoring C#) we have a repetition of the IV and iii chords for the first eight bars. There’s then a fairly long-winded turn around moving from ii, III7, vi, viº, bVII, V7, I. Below is the string-like pad:
If you’re unfamiliar with chord naming conventions, have a look at this.
We can infer that the chord in bar 12 is a Bbº because of what the bass is doing; similarly with the final chord, the Rhodes plays a low Db:
One More Kiss, Dear
A pastiche of 40s Parisian jazz number with vocals courtesy of Don Percival and lyrics by Peter Skellern. I could only find one example of this being sampled, Powerman 5000’s Watch the Sky for Me from 1999:
Blade Runner Blues
Outside of the main titles, this is perhaps one of the most famous cues from the film as it’s been sampled relentlessly:
Quite a simple CS-80 improvisation on just two chords, F#- and D.
F# A C# F#
D (1st inversion)
F# A D F#
I’ve gotent close to the string patch by tweaking the CS-80v preset HS_Four-Strings, resetting all of the voice panorama to the middle, disabling most of the modulation (except LFO 1 and 2), removing the delay and adjusting the filter and amplitude envelopes to fit.
All of the improvisation is around the F# blues scale (F#, A, B, C, C#, E) so you can quite easily blag your own Blade Runner Blues:
This piece gives the film perhaps some of its more obvious auditory film noir head nods, and is to my knowledge the most sampled piece from the soundtrack. Let’s have a look at some examples:
Dillinja – The Angels Fell 
JDL – The Runner (Blade Runner Blues) 
Dave Wallace – Blade Runner  (unreleased)
Dillinja – Silver Blade 
Aesop Rock – Commencement at the Obedience 
Blu Mar Ten – Blurunner 
Calyx – Inner Distance 
G Dub – Forever VIP 
Basher – Biometrix 
Seba – Dangerous Days 
Original Sin – Dangerous 
Note that although this samples multiple elements from the dialogue in Blade Runner, the main line is actually an interpolated piano part from Blade Runner Blues.
Tantrum Desire – Runner Way Blues 
SPKTRM – Nocturne 
Fanu – Roy Batty Is Still Alive 
This guy is a Vangelis nut and has a YouTube channel with him playing various covers of the song where he gets quite close to the original sounds. Here’s another nice interpretation that captures the mood nicely: