Vol. 1-Music For A Darkened Theater CD (1990)

Artist: Danny Elfman

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Product Overview


Label Uni/mca
SKU 60142214
UPC 008811006525
UPC 14 00008811006525
Format CD
Release Date 11/13/1990
Author Danny Elfman
Associated Artist/Work Goldsmith, Jerry
Associated Artist/Work Herrmann, Bernard
Associated Artist/Work Herrmann, Bernard (Composer)
Associated Artist/Work Original Score
Associated Artist/Work Original Soundtrack
Associated Artist/Work They Might Be Giants
Artist Influence Bernard Herrmann (Composer)
Artist Influence Cab Calloway
Artist Influence Duke Ellington
Artist Influence Ennio Morricone (Composer/Conductor)
Artist Influence Frank Zappa
Artist Influence Franz Waxman (Composer/Conductor)
Artist Influence Henry Mancini
Artist Influence Kurt Weill (Composer)
Artist Influence Lalo Schifrin (Composer)
Artist Influence Philip Glass
Artist Influence Spike Jones
Artist Contemporary Aaron Zigman
Artist Contemporary Alan Silvestri
Artist Contemporary Brian Reitzell
Artist Contemporary Carter Burwell
Artist Contemporary Creature Feature
Artist Contemporary Ennio Morricone (Composer/Conductor)
Artist Contemporary Goblin (Rock)
Artist Contemporary Graeme Revell (Composer)
Artist Contemporary Hans Zimmer (Composer)
Artist Contemporary Howard Shore (Composer)
Artist Contemporary James Horner
Artist Contemporary James Newton Howard
Artist Contemporary Jerry Goldsmith
Artist Contemporary John Debney
Artist Contemporary Jon Brion
Artist Contemporary Joseph LoDuca
Artist Contemporary Mark Isham
Artist Contemporary Mark Mothersbaugh
Artist Contemporary Michael Giacchino
Artist Contemporary Michael Nyman (Piano)
Artist Contemporary Paul Haslinger
Artist Contemporary Rachel Portman
Artist Contemporary Ryuichi Sakamoto
Artist Contemporary RZA
Artist Contemporary Stephin Merritt
Artist Contemporary The Martinis
Artist Contemporary Thomas Newman
Artist Contemporary Vangelis
Technical Info
Producer Richard Kraft; Bob Badami
CatalogID 10065
Lable Name MCA
Released 11/13/1990
Original Release 1990
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 72m : 37s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00008811006525
Album Notes and Credits
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.
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.
Disc 1
1 Pee Wee's Big Adventure
2 Batman
3 Dick Tracy
4 Beetlejuice
5 Nightbreed
6 Darkman
7 Back To School
8 Midnight Run
9 Wisdom
10 Hot To Trot
11 Big Top Pee Wee
12 Simpsons, The
13 Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Jar
14 Tales From The Crypt
15 Face Like A Frog
16 Forbidden Zone
17 Scrooged
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