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PrinceBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Tracklist

The Future4:08
Electric Chair4:13
The Arms Of Orion5:03
Partyman3:11
Vicki Waiting4:47
Trust4:24
Lemon Crush4:15
Scandalous6:15
Batdance6:13

Credits (29)

Notes

Soundtrack to the movie BATMAN™

Not to be confused with the Original Motion Picture Score by Danny Elfman

The credited 'special guest presence' by: Jack Nicholson (The Joker), Michael Keaton (Batman) and Kim Basinger (Vicki Vale) are samples from the movie 'Batman™' directed by Tim Burton. Further 'special guest presence' by Sheena Easton, Anna Fantastic & Femi Jiya are credits for vocal performances. And the (uncredited) voice of Robert Wuhl (Alexander Knox) can be heard on 'Trust'.

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    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, VinylBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – 925 936-1, Warner Bros. Records – WX 281UK & Europe1989UK & Europe1989
    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, VinylBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Warner Bros. Records – 670.8100, Warner Bros. Records – 00726Brazil1989Brazil1989
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    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, CDBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – 9 25936-2US1989US1989
    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, CassetteBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    SR
    Warner Bros. Records – 9 25936-4, Warner Bros. Records – 4-25936US1989US1989
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    Cover of Batman (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989-06-00, CDBatman (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – 925 936-2Europe1989Europe1989
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    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, VinylBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – 25936.1, Warner Bros. Records – 25936-1Australia1989Australia1989
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    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, CDBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Metal Can
    Warner Bros. Records – 9 25978-2, Warner Bros. Records – 2-25978US1989US1989
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    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, VinylBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – 92 59361Canada1989Canada1989
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    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, CassetteBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    Cassette, Album
    Warner Bros. Records – 925 936-4, Warner Bros. Records – WX281C, Warner Bros. Records – WX 281 C
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    Europe1989Europe1989
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    Cover of Batman (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, VinylBatman (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Gong – SLPXL 37336Hungary1989Hungary1989
    Cover of Batman™ Motion Picture Soundtrack, 1989, CDBatman™ Motion Picture Soundtrack
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    Warner Bros. Records – CD 25936Canada1989Canada1989
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    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, VinylBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – 9 25936-1, Warner Bros. Records – 1-25936US1989US1989
    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, VinylBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – WX 281P, Warner Bros. Records – 927 489-1Europe1989Europe1989
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    Cover of Batman (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, CDBatman (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – 759925977-2Brazil1989Brazil1989
    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, VinylBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Warner Bros. Records – 925936-1Greece1989Greece1989
    New Submission
    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, VinylBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – 925 936-1, Jugoton – LP·7·1 2022441Yugoslavia1989Yugoslavia1989
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    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, CDBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – 927 489-2Europe1989Europe1989
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    Cover of Batman (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, CassetteBatman (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    Cassette, Album, Unofficial Release
    DVC – 89110Poland1989Poland1989
    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, CDBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    CD, Album, Club Edition
    Warner Bros. Records – 9 25936-2US1989US1989
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    Cover of Batman (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, VinylBatman (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – 1-25936US1989US1989
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    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, CDBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – W2 25936US1989US1989
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    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989-06-19, VinylBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – 925936-1, Warner Bros. Records – 925 936-1, Warner Bros. Records – WX 281
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    UK & Europe1989UK & Europe1989
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    Cover of Batman (Banda De Sonido Original), 1989, CassetteBatman (Banda De Sonido Original)
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    Warner Bros. Records – 195250Chile1989Chile1989
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    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack) = バットマン, 1989-07-25, CDBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack) = バットマン
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    Warner Bros. Records – 22P2-2870Japan1989Japan1989
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    Cover of バットマン = Batman, 1989-11-10, CDバットマン = Batman
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    Metal Can
    Warner Bros. Records – 33PZ-2870Japan1989Japan1989
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    Cover of (Banda De Sonido De La Pelicula) Batman, 1989, Vinyl(Banda De Sonido De La Pelicula) Batman
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    WEA – 80151, Warner Bros. Records – 80151Argentina1989Argentina1989
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    Warner Bros. Records – W1 25936Canada1989Canada1989
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    Cover of Batman (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, VinylBatman (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – 925936-1Spain1989Spain1989
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    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, VinylBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – 35.012-L, Warner Bros. Records – 25936-1Venezuela1989Venezuela1989
    New Submission
    Cover of Batman (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, VinylBatman (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – 23(1031)00085Colombia1989Colombia1989
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    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, CassetteBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – 9 25936-4, Warner Bros. Records – 4-25936US1989US1989
    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, CDBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – 925 936-2Europe1989Europe1989
    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, CDBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Metal Can
    Warner Bros. Records – 925 978-2Europe1989Europe1989
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    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, VinylBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    LP, Album, Test Pressing
    Warner Bros. Records – 9 25936-1Greece1989Greece1989
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    Cover of Batman™ (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, VinylBatman™ (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
    LP, Album, Stereo
    Warner Bros. Records – LGXB-6854, Warner Bros. Records – LGXB 6854, WEA – LGXB-6854
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    Mexico1989Mexico1989
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    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, CassetteBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – MC-60-L 3 02244 0, Jugoton – MC-60-L 3 02244 0Yugoslavia1989Yugoslavia1989
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    Cover of Batman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, VinylBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – 925936-1Israel1989Israel1989
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    Cover of Batman™  (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, CassetteBatman™ (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Warner Bros. Records – 925 936-4, Warner Bros. Records – WX 281 CEurope1989Europe1989
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    Cover of Batman™ , 1989, CassetteBatman™
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    Warner Bros. Records – 9 25936-4, Warner Bros. Records – 25936-4Malaysia1989Malaysia1989
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    Cover of Batman (Motion Picture Soundtrack), 1989, CassetteBatman (Motion Picture Soundtrack)
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    Gong – MKL 37336Hungary1989Hungary1989
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    • figmentmusic's avatar
      figmentmusic
      This is my favorite album songs wise. I finally came across a mint promo copy at a local record store for $39. Looks to have never been played

      Been looking for it for years.
      • isaacmusicman's avatar
        isaacmusicman
        Edited one month ago
        Album Revolution #9: 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 though....The first single, and hummungest #1 hit in "Batdance" had serious hit power, and was played constantly played on the radio....The second single, "Partyman" was cool, with a cool video to match....,"Electric Chair" was a very good song and in my opinion should have been a single... "Vicki Waiting" was more Prince sounding....The album did have love songs like "The Arms Of Orion" (featuring "Sheena Easton") and "Scandalous"..Even though they are not that bad, compared to songs like "Adore", there is no contest. This is really the first almost flat album by Prince to me.....I guess I feel that way because the album feels very manufactured...I know, I know, it was for the movie, but to me a "Prince" album shouldn't be that way....Be that as it is, this is still a Prince Classic.....
        • jcmolero's avatar
          jcmolero
          as I stated before, this disk was a Masterdisk DMM pressing, so Sonoindustrial didn't it, meaning it's a imported pressing
          • TH0MAS_ANTHONY's avatar
            I’ve seen the future and it will be. I’ve seen the future and it works. 💜
            • LuckyLukes's avatar
              LuckyLukes
              Is this really a 4 track issue? Need more words
              • albee213's avatar
                albee213
                Edited 2 years ago
                Possibly one of Princes best records. Sure it does not have the radio hits everyone is familiar with but these songs are all great. Because it is related to the Batman movie its been the butt of jokes in movies and most think of it move a novelty than a proper Prince release. However if you give it a listen songs like The Future, Electric Chair, Party Man, Trust and Lemon Crush are great songs that any fan should give another chance. The LP as well as the CD have good sound quality. If I made any complaint the bass could have been mixed a little louder. Plus Batdance still rocks.
                • Crijevo's avatar
                  Crijevo
                  Edited 3 years ago
                  An album that works well away on its own as much as it is an exclusive soundtrack to a Tim Burton film. Appearing as the "pop" side to Danny Elfman's classical score, "Batman" is a strange affair of Prince's hits and misses. The production is without doubt top-notch, the sample-heavy tricks under Prince's sleeve deliver a daring collection of twisted pop experiments.

                  Among these, "Batdance" alone stands out carrying the entire premise of a "soundtrack", combining moments from "The Future", "Electric Chair" and "200 Baloons" (the latter a non-album b-side track to "Batdance"). Interchangeable and magnificent with a stunning guitar solo cutting mercilessly straight down the middle, "Batdance" makes some of the other songs sound like fillers - "Electric Chair" is musically driving but lyrically doesn't live up to the title's promise. The same goes for "Vicki Waiting" and "Lemon Crush" both of which also show music appeal but these tracks' weakness lies in the shallow lyrics.

                  The "Batdance" appeal of a soundtrack is strongly evident in "Partyman" - a stunning, funky-as-hell dance number in reference to The Joker (the extended (video) mix is even more adorable). "Trust" passes the test with a charm of its own (and like "Partyman", actually appears in the very film). "The Future" adds to this selection, and is an ideal opening track, stripped down to a minimal beat placed in a suitably creepy, gothic setting.

                  The unecessary soap opera sadly arrives with "The Arms Of Orion" - too typical a ballad of the time (a duet between Sheena Easton and Prince as "Vicki" and "Bruce"), too bland for a soundtrack like this one, ruining the complete picture. And if you saw the film, the Vicki / Bruce romance isn't that explicit to earn a song like this, which in fact doesn't even appear in the film anywhere, sounding even more over-the-top in trying to portray a romance between the two, that is rather on the surface.

                  "Scandalous", the other of the two ballads, suffers for the same reason - overcharged with erotic innuendos to an extent of hinting at a sexual climax scene in the very film (in the album version we hear some heavy female breathing), although "Scandalous" is one of Prince's finest ever songs and stands strong on its own, away from the film's context.
                  • e.vondran's avatar
                    e.vondran
                    Holy DMM-pressing Batman! Sounds nice and bright and crisp. No problems with my copy. Play "Trust" and "Batdance" loudly.
                    • discoballs78's avatar
                      discoballs78
                      I'd like to share with you that this was the first record I ever bought.
                      • ambjenk01's avatar
                        ambjenk01
                        This is a great album and I purchased it in vinyl when it was released years ago. I now have the CD as well and enjoy listening to it again. The funk is funky and the slow songs are very well written. I highly recommend it.

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