Prince ‎– Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Warner Bros. Records ‎– 925 936-1, Warner Bros. Records ‎– WX 281
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A1 The Future
Lead Vocals [Lead Vocal By Batman] – Prince
A2 Electric Chair
Lead Vocals [Lead Vocal By The Joker] – PrinceMixed By – Chris Lord-Alge
A3 The Arms Of Orion
Composed By – Prince, Sheena EastonLead Vocals [Duet By Vicki Vale & Bruce Wayne] – Prince, Sheena Easton
A4 Partyman
Guest [Special Guest Presence] – Anna Fantastic, Femi JiyaLead Vocals [Lead Vocal By The Joker] – Prince
A5 Vicki Waiting
Lead Vocals [Lead Vocal By Bruce Wayne] – Prince
B1 Trust
Lead Vocals [Lead Vocal By The Joker] – Prince
B2 Lemon Crush
Lead Vocals [Lead Vocal By Vicki Vale] – Prince
B3 Scandalous
Composed By – John L. Nelson, PrinceLead Vocals [Lead Vocal By Batman] – Prince
B4 Batdance
Guest [Special Guest Presence] – Matthew LarsonLead Vocals [Lead Vocals By The Joker, Gemini, Vicki Vale, Bruce Wayne & Batman] – Prince

Companies, etc.



On both labels appear the following credit:
"All songs published by (G.B. only) Warner Chappell Music Ltd."

Not to be confused with
Prince - Batman™ (without publisher credits on labels)

Title sticker on sleeve:
TM & © 1989 DC Comics Inc.
925 936-1
WX 281

UK: WX 281 925 936-1 BATMAN™ Motion Picture Soundtrack

Sleeve, back:
UK: WX 281
925 936-1Ⓤ
925 936-4
925 936-2
France: WE 381

925 936-1
WX 281

Inner sleeve (with lyrics):
UK: WX 281
925 936-1
All choir, horn and orchestra parts are performed by [...]. Samples of the parts are re-arranged and performed by Prince

Special guest presence by: Jack Nicholson, Michael Keaton and Kim Basinger on THE FUTURE, VICKI WAITING, PARTYMAN & BATDANCE; Sheena Easton on THE ARMS OF ORION, Femi Jiya with Anna Fantastic on PARTYMAN and Matthew Larsson on BATDANCE
ELECTRIC CHAIR mixed at the Grey Room
Mastered at Masterdisk, New York
Sheena Easton appears courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.
TM & © 1989 DC Comics Inc. "BATMAN", "VICKI VALE", "BRUCE WAYNE" and the "JOKER" are trademarks of DC Comics Inc.

℗ 1989 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. & WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.
TM & © 1989 DC Comics Inc.
Manufactured in Germany

The "Special guest presence" are samples from the movie and the uncredited voice of Robert Wuhl (Alexander Knox) can be heard on TRUST

Barcode and Other Identifiers

  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-25936-1 8
  • Barcode (Scanned): 075992593618
  • Price Code: Ⓤ
  • Price Code (France): WE 381
  • Label Code: LC 0392
  • Rights Society: GEMA/BIEM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 1): R/S Alsdorf 925936-1-A2 1-25936-A-INTL Set 2-DMM MASTERDISK NY HW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 1): R/S Alsdorf 925936-1-B2 1-25936-B-INTL Set 1-DMM MASTERDISK NY HW
  • Matrix / Runout (Side A, variant 2): R/S Alsdorf 925936-1-A2X 1-25936-A-INTL Set 2-DMM
  • Matrix / Runout (Side B, variant 2): R/S Alsdorf 925936-1-B2 1-25936-B-INTL Set 1-DMM

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August 14, 2018

Holy DMM-pressing Batman! Sounds nice and bright and crisp. No problems with my copy. Play "Trust" and "Batdance" loudly.


May 22, 2016
Vinyl Repressing coming!!! Read below

Some of the albums in this particular batch fall in the era when CD sales took over the industry, and Warners and the other big record companies made little to no vinyl editions of the records. These new pressings will feature the albums in their original format (no bonus tracks). Here’s the full list of what’s to come:

June 21st: “Around the World in A Day” (1985)
July 19th: “Parade (Under the Cherry Moon soundtrack)” (1986)
August 23rd: “Sign o’ the Times”(1987)
September 20th: “The Black Album”(1987 recorded; 1994 released)
October 18th: “Lovesexy” (1988) and “Batman” soundtrack (1989)
November 22nd: “Graffiti Bridge” soundtrack (1990) and “Diamonds and Pearls” (1991)
December 13th: “The Love Symbol” (1992)


May 15, 2016

Batdance is as good a proof of his genius as you can get


January 11, 2015
After "Lovesexy", Prince kind of took a little dive here. Even though this was for the movie, it was not his best work. It wasn't completely bad, "Batdance","Partyman",and "Electric Chair" are very good songs. "Vicki Waiting" was more Prince sounding, while "Scandalous", even though not that bad, compared to songs like "Adore", it's no contest. This is really the first almost flat album by P!!!!!!


December 7, 2014

For me it's a masterpiece.


June 2, 2004
'Batman' as a film was nothing special but Prince offered a typical soundtrack more to his personal creative weirdness than the film evocative of the dark atmosphere reflected by the Gotham City. Although mostly a pathetic effort the way it seems now, as prince already lost his tracks by the end of the 80s, the soundtrack itself still offers interesting grooves that overcome the datedness of the era it was released... An awful duet with Sheena Easton in 'The Arms of Orion' could easily stand as a soundtrack to any american or mexican TV soap, but songs like 'The Future' or 'Batdance' loaded with samples from the film offer an ultimate blast of energy. There are similar cuts in 'Electric Chair' or 'Vicki Waiting while 'Scandalous' subverts the listener with imaginary orgasmic sighs, as if they've been taken from the movie as well...