Batman Score Soundtrack
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|1. The Batman Theme|
|2. Roof Fight|
|3. First Confrontation|
|4. Kitchen, Surgery, Face-Off|
|6. Clown Attack|
|7. Batman To The Rescue|
|8. Roasted Dude|
|9. Photos/Beautiful Dreamer|
|10. Descent Into Mystery|
|11. The Bat Cave|
|12. The Joker's Poem|
|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. The Final Confrontation|
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Top Customer Reviews
In a way, when I saw "Batman" back in 1989, I was surprised at how Tim Burton made an effort to show the Dark Knight the way his creator, Bob Kane, created him: a dark crusader who comes out at night to strike fear in the hearts of criminals. However, I was kinda disappointed at the final result. Yet I had to admit that Danny Elfman created a spectacular score that went beyond whatever I had hoped for.
'The Batman Theme' opens with a dark motif that later gives way to the spectacular theme for the Dark Knight, and I have to say that it gives a certain air of music of the classic 40s movies. There is certain irreverence in the score, just like "Beetlejuice", especially the themes Elfman created for the Joker -'Clown Attack', 'Photos/Beautiful Dreamer', 'The Joker's Poem', and 'Waltz To The Death' to name a few. And the action music is so superb that I found it surprising that Elfman wrote this: 'Roof Fight', 'Batman To The Rescue', 'First Confrontation', and 'The Final Confrontation'. I'd also like to say that 'Charge Of The Batmobile' and 'Attack Of The Batwing' definitely blow me away; I love 'em. And since Batman's feats are somewhat heroic, I applaud the 'Finale', which is so epic.
All in all, Danny Elfman earned my respect by creating such a great score for "Batman", supported by a fantastic performance by the Sinfonia Of London Orchestra under the baton of a soon-to-be great Batcomposer, Shirley Walker.
It is true that most of the album is dominated by the dark-heroic theme of its name, but there is far, far more to it than just the theme. If you plan to purhcase this CD, you must listen to everything in its entirety. There are so many beautiful pieces in this cd that it's quite complicated in describing a favorite.
The general synopsis of the way the music follows on this CD is very close to a story in itself. The opening three tracks offer a grand introduction to the hero and also to the creation of a maniacal monster. The First Confrontation is probably my most listened track. It's gradual rising in action from the initial cellos to the strings to the brass is quite a cool track to listen to. To me, it is a very complicated piece and perfectly encompasses the feeling of the chase throughout the chemical plant. And when Batman enters the scene, the piece moves in a more intensified scenario. Very good chase music. There is also a 'falling' theme towards the end of the track, which is also used in effect during the Final Confrontation. Take note of the lone strings around 3:30 and compare it to the Finale Confrontation. Just a good example of some of the subleties to this score.
After these first three tracks, everything slows down as it seems well, and gradually grows as the plot unfolds.Read more ›
Back in 1989, director Tim Burton and composer Danny Elfman teamed up for thier third film, an adaptation of the legendary comic book hero, Batman. They decided to go a totally different route from the 60s TV series, with a dark and gothic setting. It worked. Well. A big part of its success is the wonderful music Elfman wrote for the film.
The music starts off with what has now become the signature theme for Batman. It's a wonderful theme that instantly gets stuck in your head once you hear it. Over the course of the CD, it's played many times. The overall atmosphere of the music is dark, but that never stops it from being forceful and exiting.
Other notible tracks in the score include the wonderful 'Waltz to the Death' representing the Joker, some brilliant choral work in 'Decent Into Madness', and even a quote from the Stephen Foster song, 'Beautiful Dreamer'. But beyond these highly memorable and wonderful tracks there are plenty of great moments, with almost no dullness in between. Perhaps the best moment is in 'Finale', which is so grand and wonderful, you can't help but smile.
Overall, this CD is a must have. It's a classic that will live on after many others are forgotten, and it's still a prime example of what Elfman can do when he puts his mind to it.
Most recent customer reviews
Très bon produit à un très bon prix. Je vous recommande ce produit pour tous les bons collectionneurs de musiques de films.Published 7 months ago by Gilles Qc.
Oh did this ever bring back good memories listening to this. Danny perfectly captures the persona and legend of Batman for me. Read morePublished on Feb. 8 2014 by Snowy Angel's Mom
I think that Danny Elfman has had some of the best music in movies and though Batman is not my favorite of his scores it still is pretty good and all of the tracks are impressive... Read morePublished on Jan. 4 2004 by Calinira
I rarely give 5 stars to a movie score/soundtrack but this one deserves it. The music is great. If you've seen the mvoie you'll know what I mean. Read morePublished on Aug. 18 2003 by D. Hansen
I loved the music from this soundtrack. I highly recommend it.Published on Jan. 27 2003 by Mynameisthis
This is the best work of Danny Elfman and contains one of the best themes for a superhero out there. The music is bold, brassy, heroic, mighty, and percussive. Read morePublished on Jan. 1 2003 by Brandon Cutro
Danny Elfman's score for Tim Burton's BATMAN is my favorite among his work. "The Batman Theme" is both heroic and dark at the same time. Read morePublished on Dec 26 2002 by T.