BATMAN RETURNS Soundtrack (1992)

BATMAN RETURNS

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1992
21
69:49
Warner Brothers Records

BATMAN RETURNS Soundtrack: Expanded Score (2010)

BATMAN RETURNS: Expanded Score

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2010
38
139:35
La-La Land Records

BATMAN RETURNS Soundtrack: 
The Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 
25th Anniversary Music Box (2011)

BATMAN RETURNS
The Danny Elfman & Tim Burton
25th Anniversary Music Box

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2011
27
77:55
Warner Brothers Records

REVIEW

Batman Returns (ENGLISH)

Batman Returns (Danny Elfman). Far from turn tired by the success of the first Batman, Danny Elfman composes a score as robust as the first one, probably less dynamic and more intriguing, adding themes for the Penguin and Catwoman to the already created for Batman in the first movie.

The La La Land album released in 2010 adds very much extra length with regard to the 1992 edition, besides an extensive booklet that is narrating the story along the comments of each track, excellent, as always La La Land use to do. But one of the things that do not convincing us is the confusion that generates the quantity of tracks that are located at the end of the album, which are a mixing between film versions and alternative versions. In case of Batman Returns, there are some tracks, as The Lair, Part I (disc 2), that just differs with regard to the original version for the incorporation of the hi-hat to the percussion. Is it opportune to include this track only for this detail? On the other hand, on the track The Lair, Part II, is the proper booklet information which recognizes that it is the same track as the film version of The Lair, which makes us think that the track 4 of the disc 1 (Intro / The Zoo / The Lair) is not the film version; because, if it is the same, it would be repeated. If they are the same version, at least putting padding tracks, they recognize it. Now, the no sense to include it again is evident. As we say, so many versions finish not clarifying what is listened if it is not better explained.

 

More editions (without musical content not previously published):

The Danny Elfman Batman Collection Soundtrack (2014) The Danny Elfman BATMAN Collection
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2014
38 (discs 3 & 4) (of 4)
139:35
La-La Land Records
 

For Christmas 2014, La-La Land re-edits both soundtracks composed by Elfman for the superhero movies (Batman / Batman Returns), that were released in 2010, in a 4-CD SET box. In case of Batman Returns, the compilation is exactly the same, whereas the booklet contains the same notes as the 2010 editions of both albums.

BATMAN RETURNS Soundtrack (2017) BATMAN RETURNS
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November, 2017
14.
69:55.
Mondo.
Vinyl edition

In 2017, Mondo reissues the original album remastered in vinyl, with a new art for the covers and a grouped track list.

Batman Vuelve (ESPAÑOL)

Batman Vuelve (Danny Elfman). Lejos de verse desgastado por el éxito del primer Batman, Danny Elfman compone un score tan robusto como el primero, quizás menos dinámico y más intrigante, añadiendo temas para el Pingüino y Catwoman al ya creado para Batman en la primera película.

El álbum de La La Land lanzado en 2010 añade muchísimo metraje extra respecto a la edición de 1992, además de un extenso libreto que va narrando la historia a lo largo de los comentarios de cada una de las pistas, excelente, como siempre acostumbra a hacer La La Land. Pero una de las cosas que no nos terminan de convencer es la confusión que genera la cantidad de pistas que suelen localizarse al final del álbum, las cuales son una mezcla entre versiones del film y versiones alternativas. En el caso de Batman Returns, hay algunas pistas como The Lair, Part I (disco 2) que tan solo se diferencia respecto a la versión original por la inclusión del charles de percusión. ¿Es oportuno incluir esta pista solo por ese detalle? En cambio, sobre la pista The Lair, Part II es el propio libreto el que reconoce que es la misma que la versión del film de la pista The Lair, lo que nos hace pensar que la pista 4 del disco 1 (Intro / The Zoo / The Lair) no es la versión del film; porque, de serlo, estaría repetida. Si son la misma versión, puestos a poner pistas de relleno, al menos lo reconocen. Ahora, el sinsentido de volver a incluirla es evidente. Como decimos, tantas versiones acaban por no dejar claro qué se está escuchando si no está mejor explicado.

 

Más ediciones (sin contenido musical no publicado anteriormente):

The Danny Elfman Batman Collection Soundtrack (2014) The Danny Elfman BATMAN Collection
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2014
38 (discos 3 & 4) (de 4)
139:35
La-La Land Records
 

Para las navidades de 2014, La-La Land reedita las dos bandas sonoras compuestas por Elfman para el superhéroe murciélago (Batman / Batman Returns), que lanzó al mercado en 2010, en una única caja de 4 discos. En el caso de Batman Returns, se trata exactamente de la misma compilación, mientras que el libreto contiene las mismas notas de ambos álbumes que las ediciones de 2010.

BATMAN RETURNS Soundtrack (2017) BATMAN RETURNS
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Noviembre, 2017
14.
69:55.
Mondo.
Edición vinilo

En 2017, Mondo reedita en vinilo el álbum original remasterizado, con un nuevo arte para las carátulas y el listado de pistas agrupado.

TRACK LISTINGS
BATMAN RETURNS (1992)
Total Time: 69:49
  1. Birth Of A Penguin Part I (2:27)
  2. Birth Of A Penguin Part II (3:09)
  3. The Lair Part I (0:57)
  4. The Lair Part II (4:49)
  5. Selina Transforms Part I (1:11)
  6. Selina Transforms Part II (4:16)
  7. The Cemetary (2:54)
  8. Cat Suite (5:42)
  9. Batman vs. The Circus (2:34)
  10. The Rise And Fall From Grace Part I (1:41)
  11. The Rise And Fall From Grace Part II (4:08)
  1. Sore Spots (2:15)
  2. Rooftops / Wild Ride Part I (4:19)
  3. Rooftops / Wild Ride Part II (3:34)
  4. The Children's Hour (1:47)
  5. The Final Confrontation Part I (5:12)
  6. The Final Confrontation Part II (4:54)
  7. The Finale Part I (2:40)
  8. The Finale Part II (2:19)
  9. End Credits (4:44)
  10. Face to Face - performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees (4:17)
  11. Words and Music by Danny Elfman and Siouxsie and the Banshees
BATMAN RETURNS: Expanded Score (2010)
Total Time: 139:35
DISC 1 (68:08) DISC 2 (71:27)
  1. Birth of a Penguin / Main Title (5:38)
  2. Penguin Spies* (1:09)
  3. Shadow of Doom* / Clown Attack* / Introducing the Bat** (5:01)
  4. Intro* / The Zoo** / The Lair (6:00)
  5. Caught in the Act* / Uh-Oh Max* (1:58)
  6. Kitty Party* / Selina Transforms** (5:30)
  7. Penguin’s Grand Deed* (1:50)
  8. The List Begins* (0:45)
  9. The Cemetery (2:56)
  10. Catwoman Saves Joan* / The New Woman* (2:03)
  11. Penguin’s Surprise (1:43)
  12. Bad, Bad Dog** / Batman vs. Circus / Selina’s Shopping Spree** (5:42)
  13. Cat Chase** (2:12)
  14. Candidate Cobblepot* (0:58)
  15. The Plan* / Kidnapping* (2:32)
  16. Sore Spots / Batman’s Closet* (3:22)
  17. The Plot Unfolds* (1:15)
  18. Roof Top Encounters** (4:49)
  19. Batman’s Wild Ride** (4:19)
  20. Fall From Grace** (4:17)
  21. Revealed* / Party Crasher* (3:18)
  1. Umbrella Source / The Children’s Hour / War** (7:53)
  2. Final Confrontation** / Finale (9:15)
  3. A Shadow of Doubt** / End Credits** (6:15)
  4. Face to Face (4:18) - performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees
  5. Words and Music by Danny Elfman and Siouxsie and the Banshees

    ALTERNATE AND ALBUM CUES:
  6. The Zoo (alternate)** (1:00)
  7. The List Begins (alternate)* (0:45)
  8. Cat Chase (alternate ending)** (2:13)
  9. Roof Top Encounters (original)** (4:49)
  10. Fall From Grace (alternate ending)** (4:17)
  11. The Lair, Part I (0:57)
  12. The Lair, Part II (4:51)
  13. Selina Transforms, Part I (1:12)
  14. Selina Transforms, Part II (4:15)
  15. Batman vs. The Circus (2:35)
  16. Cat Suite (5:43)
  17. A Shadow of Doubt (alternate)** / End Credits (alternate) (7:02)

  18. BONUS TRACK:
  19. Super Freak* (3:23) - composed by Rick James and Alonzo Miller

* previously unreleased
** contains previously unreleased material

BATMAN RETURNS: The Danny Elfman & Tim Burton 25th Anniversary Music Box (2011)
Total Time: 77:55
  1. Birth of a Penguin I (2:27)
  2. Birth of a Penguin II (3:10)
  3. The Lair I (0:58)
  4. The Lair II (4:49)
  5. Selina Transforms I (1:11)
  6. Selina Transforms II (4:16)
  7. The Cemetery (2:55)
  8. Cat Suite (5:42)
  9. Batman vs. The Circus (2:34)
  10. The Rise and Fall From Grace I (1:41)
  11. The Rise and Fall From Grace II (4:08)
  12. Sore Spots (2:16)
  13. Rooftops / Wild Ride I (4:20)
  14. Rooftops / Wild Ride II (3:35)
  15. The Children's Hour (1:47)
  1. The Final Confrontation I (5:13)
  2. The Final Confrontation II (4:54)
  3. The Finale I (2:40)
  4. The Finale II (2:20)
  5. End Credits (4:45)

  6. BONUS TRACKS:
  7. Penguin's Grand Deed (1:52)
  8. Catwoman Saves Joan (1:24)
  9. Revealed / Party Crasher (3:18)
  10. Penguin Theme 1 (work tape)* (1:33)
  11. Penguin March (work tape)* (1:46)
  12. Penguin Theme 2 (work tape)* (1:15)
  13. Death of the Penguin (demo)* (1:20)

* previously unreleased

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