Batman CD (1989)

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Product Overview


Label Wea/warner Bros.
SKU 60145535
UPC 075992597722
UPC 14 00075992597722
Format CD
Release Date 8/15/1989
Author Motion Picture Score
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
Technical Info
Engineer Eric Tomlinson
Producer Danny Elfman; Steve Bartek
CatalogID 25977
Lable Name Warner Bros.
Released 08/08/1989
Original Release 1989
Number of Discs 1
Length 55m : 0s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
Album Notes and Credits
This is the true instrumental score (background music) to the film "Batman," created by Danny Elfman of Oingo Boingo. It contains a short section of Prince's song "Scandalous." For Prince's "Batman" music, see his BATMAN CD (Warner Bros. 25936).
Personnel: Shirley Walker (conductor); The Sinfonia of London Orchestra.
Elfman uses every trick in his even then massive arsenal to create arguably one of his best scores. Nominated for an Academy Award and winning a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition (other than Jazz), BATMAN runs through a full range of moods and ultimately triumphs as a unique action-film score. Bringing along some of his tools from BEETLEJUICE, primarily to enhance The Joker's sinister attitude, Elfman accentuates Tim Burton's vision of a reluctant, tragic hero defending a darkened, Gothic metropolis overrun by crime. However, it is in the romantic subplot that Elfman justly comes into his own. He tempers piano and soft violins with an underpinning sense of danger that surrounds every scene in the film.
Professional Reviews
Q - Indispensable.
CD Buyer's Guide - "one of the most creative film scores"
Disc 1
1 Batman Theme, The
2 Roof Fight
3 First Confrontation
4 Kitchen, Surgery, Face-Off
5 Flowers
6 Clown Attack
7 Batman to the Rescue
8 Roasted Dude
9 Photos/Beautiful Dreamer
10 Descent into Mystery
11 Bat Cave, The
12 Joker's Poem, The
13 Childhood Remembered
14 Love Theme
15 Charge of the Batmobile
16 Attack of the Batwing
17 Up the Cathedral
18 Waltz to the Death
19 Final Confrontation, The
20 Finale
21 Batman Theme (Reprise)
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