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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|
See all 21 tracks on this disc
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.
I can understand why Warner Brother's wanted to give a big push to the Prince album, but at the same time, it puzzles me that Elfman's score got little to no recognition. Clearly, Prince (or whatever he calls himself now) had an impact on the film; But the film's score was the icing on the cake (musically at least), for me. Boggles the mind.
I highly recommend the CD to anyone who is an admirer of Elfman. You will be glad that you took my advice. The CD has 21 tracks and a running time of 54 minutes 55 seconds
The Soundtrack is not to be confused with Prince`s, which only contained non-score songs, aka songs that were not the background and theme songs in the movie. THIS however, is the real thing.
It is very crisp and clear, a melancholy sound that is not beaten by anything Elfman has written in later years, in fact he has never succeeded Batman. The major highlights of this score is: The Batman theme, Batman to the Rescue, Descent into Mystery, The Bat Cave, Charge of the Batmobile..and in fact, all of the tracks from there are fantastic. The album cant be compared to anything released today, it just blows away all competition. If there is another Batman Movie, I would want Danny Elfman to score it again, after all he is the only one can.
Recommended over anything else.
Some people have hated the songs from Prince but I beg to differ. If there is one track from the Prince Batman soundtrack which deserves mention is the song "Scandalous" which plays during the end-credits of the movie. It's a superb atmospheric song that combines perfectly with Elfman's music which is why Elfman saw it fit to include shades of this tune in this album as a love theme since Prince wrote it as a making love song between Bruce Wayne and Vicky Vale.
I would recommend Batfans to buy this album and the Scandalous single if you want to avoid the other Batman songs from Prince.
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 5 months ago by Gilles Qc.
I bought my Batman score in 1989 and it is the one CD that has never been rotated out of the playlist here. Read morePublished on March 21 2004 by L. K. E.
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
The title says it all. This is not only Danny Elfman's finest work, but it's one, if not the, best score ever. Read morePublished on Dec 5 2002 by Gilbert