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BATMAN FOREVER Soundtrack (1995)

BATMAN FOREVER

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July, 1995
18
44:21
Atlantic Records

BATMAN FOREVER Soundtrack: Expanded Score (2012)

BATMAN FOREVER: Expanded Score

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January, 2012
56
151:29
La-La Land Records

REVIEW

Batman Forever (ENGLISH)

Batman Forever (Elliot Goldenthal). On this occasion, the employee of Waynetech Edward Nygma becomes enraged after the refusal of his boss, Bruce Wayne, to subsidize his experiments, which quickly makes him hate the millionaire. To achieve his goals, Nygma allies himself with the evil criminal Two-Face, who will provide the necessary funds for his project, while he tries to discover the true identity of Batman, the common enemy of both.

With the intention of making a third part simpler and easier for the family audience, the characters of Two-Face and the Riddler ridicule the action beyond what Tim Burton, in the role of producer, would have supported as a director. Despite the infantilize of the story, excessive even for a film without great script pretensions, the display of Elliot Goldenthal is pleasing and entertaining, and makes a very meritorious reinterpretation of the theme of Danny Elfman's Batman. If we except the passages for the crazy exploits of Two-Face and the Riddler, Goldenthal's work is incredibly serene, despite the evidently comic tone of the film, and forms a score worthy to expand.

With a powerful and varied score, the strident themes for the crazy personality of the Riddler color with electronic instruments such as the theremin a work of symphonic style, which highlights the Main Title, the dynamic Batmobile, the hard and spectacular symphonism from Have A Safe Flight / Through The Eye, the melancholy Gratitude Problem, the exceptional lyricism of Go to Chase and the power of Batterdämmerung. Further on, the soundtrack has pretty elaborate original points by the composer, such as Nygma's Cubicle / Bat-Signal, which shows a subtle mix between the Batman theme and the Goldenthal orchestral games to express the unreflective personality of the Riddler, on the other hand, very meritoriously exploited in Nygma After Hours and Suicide / First Riddle / Second Riddle Delivered.

Many of the tracks of the original album of 1995 were editions and mixes from others, but at least their high number within a short compilation was to be appreciated from the perspective of the listener, since it facilitated the follow-up of the story through the titles. In 2012, La-La Land reedited the album with an initial presentation of the score with more than double the music compared to the original album, as well as a remastered version of the 1995 album. An extensive booklet that includes commentaries on each one of the tracks complete this edition under the high standard of La-La Land Records.

Batman Forever (ESPAÑOL)

Batman Forever (Elliot Goldenthal). En esta ocasión, el empleado de Waynetech Edward Nygma enfurece tras la negativa de su jefe, Bruce Wayne, de subvencionar sus experimentos, lo que rápidamente le hace odiar al millonario. Para conseguir sus objetivos, Nygma se alía con el malvado malhechor Dos Caras, quien le proveerá de los fondos necesarios para su proyecto, mientras él trata de descubrir la verdadera identidad de Batman, el enemigo común de ambos.

Con la intención de hacer una tercera parte más simple y fácil para el público familiar, los personajes de Dos Caras y Enigma ridiculizan la acción más allá de lo que Tim Burton, en el papel de productor, hubiera soportado como director. A pesar de la infantilización de la historia, excesiva incluso para una película sin grandes pretensiones de guion, el despliegue de Elliot Goldenthal es vistoso y entretenido, y hace una muy meritoria reinterpretación del tema de Batman de Danny Elfman. Si exceptuamos los pasajes para las disparatadas hazañas de Dos Caras y Enigma, el trabajo de Goldenthal es increíblemente sereno, a pesar del tono evidentemente cómico de la película, y conforma un score digno de expandir.

Con un score potente y variado, los temas estridentes para la alocada personalidad de Enigma colorean con instrumentos electrónicos como el theremín una obra de estilo sinfónico, donde destacan el tema del Main Title, el dinámico Batmobile, el sinfonismo duro y espectacular de Have A Safe Flight / Through The Eye, la melancólica Gratitude Problem, el excepcional lirismo de Go to Chase y la potencia de Batterdämmerung. Más allá, la banda sonora tiene puntos originales bastante elaborados por el compositor, como Nygma's Cubicle / Bat-Signal, que muestra una sutil mezcla entre el tema de Batman y los juegos orquestales de Goldenthal para expresar la irreflexiva personalidad de Enigma, por otra parte, muy meritoriamente explotada en Nygma After Hours y Suicide / First Riddle / Second Riddle Delivered.

Muchas de las pistas del álbum original de 1995 eran ediciones y mezclas de otras, pero al menos su elevado número dentro de una compilación de escasa duración era de agradecer desde la perspectiva del oyente, ya que facilitaba el seguimiento de la historia a través de los títulos. En 2012, La-La Land reeditó el álbum aportando una presentación inicial del score con más del doble de música respecto a la del álbum original, además de contar con una versión remasterizada del álbum de 1995. Un extenso libreto que incluye comentarios de cada una de las pistas completa esta edición bajo el alto estándar de La-La Land Records.

TRACK LISTINGS
BATMAN FOREVER
1995
Total Time: 44:21
Label:
Atlantic Records
  1. Main Titles & Fanfare (1:50)
  2. Perpetuum Mobile (0:54)
  3. The Perils of Gotham (3:01)
  4. Chase Noir (1:45)
  5. Fledermausmarschmusik (1:15)
  6. Nygma Variations (An Ode to Science) (6:02)
  7. Victoria (2:37)
  8. Descent (1:07)
  9. The Pull of Regret (2:50)
  10. Mouth to Mouth Nocturne (2:14)
  11. Gotham City Boogie (2:02)
  12. Under the Top (5:42)
  13. Mr. E's Dance Card (Rhumba, Foxtrot, Waltz & Tango) (3:21)
  14. Two-Face Three Step (2:20)
  15. Chase Blanc (1:23)
  16. Spank Me! Overture (2:46)
  17. Holy Rusted Metal (1:51)
  18. Batterdammerung (1:21)
BATMAN FOREVER: Expanded Score
2012
Total Time: 151:29
Label:
La-La Land Records
    DISC 1 (74:54)
    THE SCORE:
  1. Main Title* (1:54)
  2. Batmobile* / Introducing Two-Face* (1:39)
  3. Thug Fight* (0:55)
  4. Obligatory Car Chase* (2:40)
  5. Nygma's Cubicle* / Bat-Signal* (3:22)
  6. Capsule* (1:07)
  7. Rooftop Seduction* / Roof Plunge* (2:05)
  8. Nygma After Hours* / Brain Drain* / You Are Terminated* (4:52)
  9. Suicide* / First Riddle* / Second Riddle Delivered* (4:14)
  10. Dream Doll* (2:23)
  11. Big Top Bomb* (4:19)
  12. Circus Opening* / The Flying Graysons* / Death Drop* (3:41)
  13. Flashback* / Signal* / Robin's Lament* (4:00)
  14. Have a Safe Flight* / Through the Eye* (5:57)
  15. Nygma's Apartment* / Two-Face's Lair* / Riddler's Entrance* / Schizoid Stomp* / Brain Drain Expo* / Heist Montage* (6:04)
  16. Laundry Room Stunt* (0:25)
  17. More Heists* / Third Riddle* / Nosy Robin* (1:06)
  18. Building Nygmatech* / Family of Zombies* (1:29)
  19. Master Dick* (0:56)
  20. Memories Repressed* / Love* (2:34)
  21. Alley Rumble++ / Screen Kiss* (1:38)
  22. Batcave* / Nygmatech Tango* / Public Demo* (4:39)
  23. Nygma & Chase Dance* (1:16)
  24. Two-Face's Entrance* / Batman's Entrance* (2:50)
  25. Gas Trap* / Batman Phoenix* (2:30)
  26. Gratitude Problem* (1:33)
  27. Go to Chase* (2:16)
  28. Batcave Closeout* / Dick Leaves Wayne Manor* (1:24)
    DISC 2 (76:35)
    THE SCORE (continued):
  1. Happy Halloween* / The Bat* / Love Scene* / Twick or Tweat* / Seize and Capture* (7:08)
  2. Riddles Solved* / Partners* / Battleship* (6:21)
  3. Scuba Fight* / Claw Island* / Emperor of Madness* (5:10)
  4. Fun and Games* (3:07)
  5. Batterdämmerung (1:20)
  6. Two-Face's Demise* (1:47)
  7. Bat Descent* / Arkham Asylum* (1:00)
  8. Wet Screen Kiss* / March On!* (1:22)

  9. BONUS TRACKS:
  10. Themes from Batman Forever (B-Side Single) (3:39)
  11. More Heists* (alternate) (0:39)

  12. ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SCORE ALBUM:
  13. Main Titles & Fanfare (1:52)
  14. Perpetuum Mobile (0:55)
  15. The Perils of Gotham (2:58)
  16. Chase Noir (1:45)
  17. Fledermausmarschmusik (1:14)
  18. Nygma Variations (An Ode to Science) (6:03)
  19. Victory (2:38)
  20. Descent (1:07)
  21. The Pull of Regret (2:49)
  22. Mouth to Mouth Nocturne (2:16)
  23. Gotham City Boogie (2:02)
  24. Under the Top (5:40)
  25. Mr. E's Dance Card (Rhumba, Foxtrot, Waltz & Tango) (3:20)
  26. Two-Face Three Step (2:19)
  27. Chase Blanc (1:23)
  28. Spank Me! Overture (2:46)
  29. Holy Rusted Metal (1:52)
  30. Batterdammerung (1:20 )
* Previously Unreleased
++ Wreckage and Rape (Alien3) (Elliot Goldenthal)

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