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Artist: Danny Elfman
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Vol. 1-Music For A Darkened Theater CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60142214
UPC: 008811006525
UPC 14: 00008811006525
Release Date: 11/13/1990
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Pee Wee's Big Adventure ~ Danny Elfman
2. Batman ~ Danny Elfman
3. Dick Tracy ~ Danny Elfman
4. Beetlejuice ~ Danny Elfman
5. Nightbreed ~ Danny Elfman
6. Darkman ~ Danny Elfman
7. Back To School ~ Danny Elfman
8. Midnight Run ~ Danny Elfman
9. Wisdom ~ Danny Elfman
10. Hot To Trot ~ Danny Elfman
11. Big Top Pee Wee ~ Danny Elfman
12. Simpsons, The ~ Danny Elfman
13. Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Jar ~ Danny Elfman
14. Tales From The Crypt ~ Danny Elfman
15. Face Like A Frog ~ Danny Elfman
16. Forbidden Zone ~ Danny Elfman
17. Scrooged ~ Danny Elfman
 

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Taking advantage of Danny Elfman's meteoric rise to success as a film composer, MCA Records compiled an admirable collection of the man's most memorable and bizarre film and television scores from the 1980s. Some of the 17 tracks on MUSIC FOR A DARKENED THEATRE are actually score excerpts (including PEE WEE's BIG ADVENTURE, BATMAN, and NIGHTBREED) other tracks are simply main themes (including THE SIMPSONS, TALES FROM THE CRYPT, and BACK TO SCHOOL). If anything, the compilation offers a glimpse into the twisted mind of one of cinema's most musically flamboyant, if not schizophrenic composers. Elfman's loose grasp on musical reality created a new dimension for film music, just as his band Oingo Boingo did for 1980s new wave pop.

Producer: Richard Kraft; Bob Badami

Artist Overview

Well-known as both the frontman of new wave cabaret act Oingo Boingo and as perhaps the most acclaimed film composer of the late-20th/early-21st century, Danny Elfman is one of the most talented and enigmatic figures in pop music. In addition to composing the theme song to THE SIMPSONS television program, Elfman has also had a long-standing relationship with filmmaker Tim Burton, having composed scores for nearly all of Burton's films. Elfman's eclectic influences contribute to an almost unmistakable sound, one that has carried over into orchestral compositions like 2005's SERENADA SCHIZOPHRANA.

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Beetlejuice
Muze Music Compilations Beverly Hills Cop
Muze Music Compilations Forbidden Zone
Muze Music Compilations Dead Presidents
Muze Music Compilations Anthology
Muze Music Compilations Scores
Muze Music Compilations Chicago
Muze Music Compilations Meet The Robinsons
Muze Music Compilations Wanted (Osc)
Muze Music Compilations Nightmare Revisited
Muze Music Compilations Disney's Greatest Hits Vol. 3
Muze Music Compilations Silver Linings Playbook (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Men In Black 3 (Osc)
Muze Music Compilations The Music Of DC Comics:75th Anniversary Collection
Muze Music Compilations Nortorious (Ost)
Muze Music Compilations Real Steel (Ost)

Associated Artists and Works

Goldsmith, Jerry
Herrmann, Bernard
Herrmann, Bernard (Composer)
Original Score
Original Soundtrack
Beetlejuice ~ Original Soundtrack
Edward Scissorhands ~ Original Soundtrack
Forbidden Zone ~ Original Soundtrack
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure / Back to School [Music fr ~ Original Soundtrack
Psycho ~ Original Soundtrack
Danny Elfman: Music for a Darkened Theatre (Film & ~ Original Soundtrack
Good Will Hunting ~ Original Soundtrack
Fable [Original Soundtrack] ~ Original Soundtrack
Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas ~ Original Soundtrack
Charlotte's Web [Music from the Motion Picture] ~ Original Soundtrack
Meet the Robinsons [An Original Walt Disney Record ~ Original Soundtrack
Wanted [Original Soundtrack] ~ Original Soundtrack
Wanted [Original Score] ~ Original Soundtrack
Charlotte's Web [Music from the Motion Picture] ~ Original Soundtrack
Meet the Robinsons [An Original Walt Disney Record ~ Original Soundtrack
Pee-Wee's Big Adventure / Back to School [Music fr ~ Original Soundtrack
Alice in Wonderland [Original Score] ~ Original Soundtrack
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Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 11/13/1990
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1990
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 10065
Music Label Name Label : MCA (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00008811006525

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