Danny Elfman ‎– Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)

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Score of the movie 'Batman' directed by Tim Burton (1989).
The original release, depending of the format, contains either 21 tracks (CD & Cassette) or 19 tracks (vinyl).
A new limited (5000 copies) and complete edition of the 'Batman' score was released in 2010 by La La Land Records. The set contains 2 CD's: the first contains 30 tracks and the other contains the original album, remastered, plus a few bonus cues used throughout the movie.

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Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
1-25977, 9 25977-1 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-25977, 9 25977-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
CD 25977 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records CD 25977 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
9 25977-2 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 25977-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
925 977-2 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 925 977-2 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
9 25977-2 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(CD, Album, Club) Warner Bros. Records 9 25977-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
22P2-3073 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(CD, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records 22P2-3073 Japan 1989 Sell This Version
9 25977-4 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 9 25977-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
WX287C, 925 977-4, France WE481 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WX287C, 925 977-4, France WE481 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
92 59774 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(Cass, Album) Warner Bros. Records 92 59774 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
9 25977-4, 4-25977 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(Cass, Album, SR) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 9 25977-4, 4-25977 US 1989 Sell This Version
EN - 3164 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(Cass, Album, Unofficial) Thomsun Original EN - 3164 Saudi Arabia 1989 Sell This Version
670.8124 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 670.8124 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
92 59771 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Inc. 92 59771 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
925 977-1 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 925 977-1 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
WX 287, 925 977-1 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records WX 287, 925 977-1 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
1-25977, 9 25977-1 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(LP, Album, Promo) Warner Bros. Records, Warner Bros. Records 1-25977, 9 25977-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
925 977-1 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(LP, Album, TP, W/Lbl) Warner Bros. Records 925 977-1 Greece 1989 Sell This Version
7599-25977-2 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 7599-25977-2 Europe 1994 Sell This Version
7599-25977-2 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 7599-25977-2 Europe 1998 Sell This Version
LLLCD 1140 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(Ltd + CD, Album + CD, Album, RE, RM) La-La Land Records, Warner Bros. Records LLLCD 1140 US 2010 Sell This Version
7599-25977-2 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(CD, Album) Warner Bros. Records 7599-25977-2 Germany Unknown Sell This Version
9 25977-2 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(CD, Album, RP) Warner Bros. Records 9 25977-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
25977-1 Danny Elfman Batman (Original Motion Picture Score)(LP, Album) Warner Bros. Records 25977-1 Australia Unknown Sell This Version

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Maslakoff

Maslakoff

May 21, 2018
referencing Batman (Original Motion Picture Score), LP, Album, 1-25977, 9 25977-1

Indeed, despite being pressed on a tiny mass, this is a grandiosely sounding record. The production here is top-notch, the sound is very spacious and vibrant. I'm quite sure that the source was digital, but the mastering is a winner.
chroma.k

chroma.k

March 17, 2014
edited over 4 years ago
referencing Batman (Original Motion Picture Score), LP, Album, 1-25977, 9 25977-1

With all due respect to the Prince soundtrack album for this same movie, this is the one to have. :) Gorgeous and aptly grandeous orchestrated themes and imagery from Danny Elfman and a hi-fidelity LP master of it to do them justice.
ledjfab

ledjfab

March 21, 2008
referencing Batman (Original Motion Picture Score), CD, Album, 9 25977-2

This score could easily have won the oscar for 'best music' in 1990, but Tim Burton's 'Batman' was sulked at the ceremony, only getting away with 'best sets' (well deserved for Anton Furst, but he died not too long after).
The score of 'Batman', along with the theme for 'The Simpsons', really help to put Danny Elfman on the map. Elfman himself says he wasn't thinking about how much memorable this score would be when he composed it. In fact, he was conceiving a masterpiece. From the now famous 'Batman Theme' to the 'Finale', the powerful musicality and soul of the music makes it unforgettable. I personally think Elfman have as much talent for film music as John Williams have.
A few more tracks from Elfman in the movie were put apart: the Nicholson/Eckart segment, the TV Theme for the 'Smilex' spot. The Flugelheim museum used Mozart and Percy Faith, but also an orchestral snippet leading to Prince's 'Partyman'. I think they might release a special edition of the score eventually with these additions.