La-La Land Records to Release Danny Elfman Batman Collection

Batman_LaLa Land Records_OST BannerTis the season to love film scores! And even more so if you’re a die-hard fan of Danny Elfman’s big cinematic sound. Starting today, La-La Land Records is releasing The Danny Elfman Batman Collection – an extra special 4-CD set being presented in honor of Batman’s 75th Anniversary. La-La Land Records, Warner Bros. and WEA proudly present this limited edition with a thrilling re-issue of their previously out-of-print deluxe editions of Danny Elfman’s classic, original scores to the Tim Burton-directed Batman and Batman Returns, presented together for the first time!

While the programs presented on these discs are the same as found on the acclaimed initial La-La Land releases, Batman (1989) has been newly remastered by James Nelson from recently unearthed score elements, resulting in better sound quality. Produced by Neil S. Bulk, Dan Goldwasser and M.V. Gerhard, this special release, of only 3000 units, features gorgeous, completely re-designed packaging by Jim Titus. The set also has a 48-page booklet which carries over the liner notes from the previous La-La Land Records editions.

This exceptional CD set sports previously unreleased and bonus cues which help make the duo of Burton films all the more dynamic. Elfman’s rousing work on these films set the standard for super hero scores, and, to this day, remain one of the most famous themes of all time. For the first time ever, in this deluxe set, you can get your hands on the sensational Burton/Batman scores, but also hear a utility belt’s worth of supplemental tracks.

Have look at what’s offered in the set below (click the image to see the enlarged version).

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Track listing (* Previously Unreleased):

Disc 1 – BATMAN  – ORIGINAL SCORE FILM VERSION:

1        Main Title* 2:42

2        Family*/First Batman*/Roof Fight* 3:24

3        Jack Vs. Eckhardt* 1:37

4        Up Building*/Card Snap* 1:54

5        Bat Zone*/Axis Set-Up* 1:55

6        Shootout* 5:42

7        Dinner Transition*/Kitchen Dinner*•/Surgery* 3:00

8        Face–Off*•/Beddy Bye* 3:59

9        Roasted Dude* 1:03

10       Vicki Spies (Flowers)* 1:56

11       Clown Attack* 1:59

12       Photos*/Beautiful Dreamer*† 2:30

13       Men at Work* 0:33

14       Paper Spin*/Alicia’s Mask* 0:30

15       Vicki Gets a Gift* 1:13

16       Alicia’s Unmasking* 1:10

17       Batman to the Rescue*/ Batmobile Charge*/Street Fight* 4:25

18       Descent Into Mystery* 1:33

19       Bat Cave*/Paper Throw* 2:48

20       The Joker’s Poem* 0:59

21       Sad Pictures* 0:38

22       Dream*/Challenge*/Tender Bat Cave*• 4:28

23       Charge of the Batmobile* 1:43

24       Joker Flies to Gotham (unused)*/Batwing I* 0:31

25       Batwing II*/Batwing III* 6:02

26       Cathedral Chase* 5:07

27       Waltz to the Death* 3:58

28       Showdown I*/Showdown II* 5:05

29       Finale*• 1:47

30       End Credits* 1:29

Total Time – Disc 1: 75:40

Disc 2 – BATMAN  – ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK (REMASTERED):

1        The Batman Theme 2:37

2        Roof Fight 1:22

3        First Confrontation 4:43

4        Kitchen/Surgery/Face–Off• 3:09

5        Flowers 1:51

6        Clown Attack 1:46

7        Batman to the Rescue 3:57

8        Roasted Dude 1:02

9        Photos/Beautiful Dreamer† 2:31

10       Descent Into Mystery 1:33

11       The Bat Cave 2:35

12       The Joker’s Poem 0:59

13       Childhood Remembered 2:43

14       Love Theme• 1:30

15       Charge of the Batmobile 1:41

16       Attack of the Batwing 4:45

17       Up the Cathedral 5:05

18       Waltz to the Death* 3:56

19       The Final Confrontation 3:48

20       Finale•† 1:46

21       Batman Theme Reprise 1:31

BONUS CUES

22       News Theme* :11

23       Joker’s Commercial* 1:23

24       Joker’s Muzak (unused)* 1:15

25       Main Title (alternate 1)* 2:42

26       Photos*/Beautiful Dreamer (alt)*• 2:33

27       Batman to the Rescue (original ending)* :52

28       Charge of the Batmobile (film edit)* 1:47

29       Main Title (alternate 2)* 2:47

Total Time – Disc 2: 68:20

ALBUM TOTAL TIME: 144:00

Disc 3 – BATMAN RETURNS  – THE SCORE:(* Previously Unreleased)

1        Birth* of a Penguin/ Main Title 5:38

2        Penguin Spies* 1:09

3        Shadow of Doom*/Clown Attack*/Introducing the Bat• 5:01

4        Intro*/The Zoo•/The Lair 6:00

5        Caught in the Act*/Uh-O* Max* 1:58

6        Kitty Party*/Selina Transforms• 5:30

7        Penguin’s Grand Deed* 1:50

8        The List Begins* :45

9        The Cemetery 2:56

10       Catwoman Saves Joan*/The New Woman* 2:03

11       Penguin’s Surprise 1:43

12       Bad, Bad Dog•/ Batman vs. Circus/ Selina’s Shopping Spree• 5:42

13       Cat Chase• 2:12

14       Candidate Cobblepot* :58

15       The Plan*/Kidnapping* 2:32

16       Sore Spots/Batman’s Closet* 3:22

17       The Plot Unfolds* 1:15

18       Roof Top Encounters• 4:49

19       Batman’s Wild Ride• 4:19

20       Fall from Grace• 4:17

21       Revealed*/Party Crasher* 3:18

Total Time – Disc 3: 68:08

Disc 4 – BATMAN RETURNS – THE SCORE (cont’d)

1        Umbrella Source/ The Children’s Hour/War• 7:53

2        Final Confrontation•/Finale 9:15

3        A Shadow of Doubt•/ End Credits• 6:15

4        Face to Face 4:18  (Performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees)

ALTERNATE AND ALBUM CUES:

5        The Zoo (alternate)• 1:00

6        The List Begins (alternate)* :45

7        Cat Chase (alternate ending)• 2:13

8        Roof Top Encounters (original)• 4:49

9        Fall from Grace (alternate ending)• 4:17

10       The Lair, Part I :57

11       The Lair, Part II 4:51

12       Selina Transforms, Part I 1:12

13       Selina Transforms, Part II 4:15

14       Batman vs. The Circus 2:35

15       Cat Suite 5:43

16       A Shadow of Doubt (alternate)•/End Credits (alternate) 7:02

BONUS TRACK:

17       Super Freak* 3:23

Total Time – Disc 4: 71:27

TOTAL ALBUM TIME: 139:35


If you just can’t get enough of film music, here is a tease of the other fine score La-La Land Records is planning to release before Christmas…

La-La Land Fall 2014

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