Danny ElfmanBatman Returns (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Label:Warner Bros. Records – 9 26972-2
CD, Album
Genre:Rock, Classical, Stage & Screen
Style:Soundtrack, Score, Contemporary


1Birth Of A Penguin (Part I)2:27
2Birth Of A Penguin (Part II)3:09
3The Lair (Part I)0:57
4The Lair (Part II)4:49
5Selina Transforms (Part I)1:11
6Selina Transforms (Part II)4:16
7The Cemetery2:54
8Cat Suite5:41
9Batman Vs. The Circus2:34
10The Rise And Fall From Grace (Part I)1:41
11The Rise And Fall From Grace (Part II)4:08
12Sore Spots2:15
13Rooftops/Wild Ride (Part I)4:19
14Rooftops/Wild Ride (Part II)3:34
15The Children's Hour1:47
16The Final Confrontation (Part I)5:12
17The Final Confrontation (Part II)4:54
18The Finale (Part I)2:40
19The Finale (Part II)2:19
20End Credits4:44
21Face To Face
Engineer [Record Engineered By]Mike "Spike" Drake
Mixed By [Film Mix]Bill Jackson
Words By, Music ByDanny Elfman, Siouxsie And The Banshees*



Tracks 1 & 2, 5 & 6, 10 & 11, 13 & 14, 16 & 17 and 18 & 19 have collective titles (and durations) in the release's tracklist. For identifying purposes, tracks of each title have been tagged here with subtitles: (Part I) and (Part II); its individual durations come from media player's display.

Published by Warner-Tamerlane Pub. Corp. BMI
[Track 21:] Published by Warner-Tamerlane Pub. Corp./Little Maestro Music BMI/Dreamhouse Music PRS.

Recorded at Sony Music Scoring, Culver City, CA Mixed at CBS Television City, Hollywood, CA
Digital Editing and Mastering at A&M Studios, Hollywood, CA
Danny Elfman's Filmmusic Representation: The Kraft Agency, Inc.
Danny Elfman's Management: LA Personal Development

All songs BMI
TM & ©1992 DC Comics Inc. © 1992 Warner Bros. Records Inc., a Time Warner Company. Made in U.S.A. Mfg. by WEA Manufacturing.

©℗ 1992 Warner Bros. Records Inc. for the U.S. and WEA International Inc. for the world outside the U.S.

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  • Barcode: 075992697224
  • Barcode (Text): 0 7599-26972-2 4
  • Matrix / Runout: 1 26972-2 SRC=01

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Batman Returns (Music From The Motion Picture) (CD, Album)Warner Bros. Records7599-26972-2Europe1992
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Batman Returns (Music From The Motion Picture) (LP, Album)Warner Bros. Records7599-26972-1 UEurope1992
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Batman Returns (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (CD)Warner Bros. RecordsCD 26972Canada1992
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Batman Returns (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (LP)Warner Bros. Records(7110)026972Colombia1992
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Batman Returns (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) (Cassette, Album)Warner Bros. Records7599-26972-4Germany1992


  • altor's avatar
    Would have been nice if there was a track listing somewhere on the cover.
    • ledjfab's avatar
      Edited 18 years ago
      If we compare the "Batman Returns" score to the previous one ("Batman"), there are several differences. This score is more fragmented, edited and mixed together. That is why you get several parts for a single theme. However, Elfman is pulling through with his gorgeous style and inventive genius. The introduction (Birth Of A Penguin 1 & 2) is magnificent. The Penguin and Catwoman get their own musical themes, in which the Batman theme is sometimes incorporated. Siouxsie & The Banshees break the modern classical thematic by bringing in a boring track ("Face To Face") which served in the film's credits to clear the cinemas (nice job: it worked pretty well). Sadly, the last "Batman" score for Elfman, later replaced by Elliot Goldenthal.


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