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Prince Batman Soundtrack'
Batman Soundtrack (Pre-Order)Batman (the motion picture soundtrack to the Tim Burton movie Batman) is the eleventh full-length studio album by Prince, and the first and only soundtrack album by Prince for a movie in which he was not involved as an actor. It was originally released worldwide in June 1989.1. The Future
2. Electric Chair
3. The Arms of Orion (with Sheena Easton)
5. Vicki Waiting
7. Lemon Crush
9. Batdance$21.99Vinyl LP - Sealed PRE-ORDER Buy Now
The Dark Knight - Original Motion Picture SoundtrackThe Dark Knight: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack returns with the ASCAP-winning composers from Batman
Begins-Academy Award winner Hans Zimmer and seven-time Oscar nominee James Newton Howard-for a powerful orchestral score.
THE FILM: The Dark Knight premieres on thousands of screens nationwide via Warner Bros. on July 18. Starring Christian Bale in the title role, Michael Caine, the late Heath Ledger as The Joker, Aaron
Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Gary Oldman, Morgan Freeman and Eric Roberts, the film was directed by
HISTORY: The five Batman films since 1989 have grossed more than $915 million at the U.S. box office
alone. The sixth film in the series, The Dark Knight, with the same lead actor and director as the very
successful 2005 Batman Begins installment, promises to be the most popular yet. On record, the Batman films have earned multiple Grammy® nominations and BMI and ASCAP Awards.
HANS ZIMMER: One of film's most sought-after composers, whose career encompasses more than 100
film and television scores, Zimmer won an Oscar for The Lion King, and has earned nominations for Gladiator,
The Thin Red Line, Rain Man, As Good As It Gets, The Preacher's Wife and The Prince Of Egypt. Recent
film credits include Pirates Of The Caribbean: At World's End and The Simpsons Movie.
JAMES NEWTON HOWARD: Oscar nominated for Michael Clayton, The Village, My Best Friend's Wedding, One Fine Day, Junior, The Fugitive and The Prince Of Tides, Howard also scored King Kong, Runaway Bride, The Sixth Sense and Collateral.LP1
1. Why So Serious?
2. I'm Not A Hero
3. Harvey Two-Face
4. Aggressive Expansion
5. Always A Catch
6. Blood On My Hands
7. A Little Push
1. Like A Dog Chasing Cars
2. I Am The Batman
3. And I Thought My Jokes Were Bad
4. Agent Of Chaos
5. Introduce A Little Anarchy
6. Watch The World Burn
7. A Dark Knight$24.99Vinyl LP - 2 LPs Sealed Buy Now
Batdance (Single)12 Maxi-Single Reissue
Featuring Batdance And 200 Balloons
Batdance was written for the 1989 Batman soundtrack. Helped by the film's popularity, the song reached number one in the US, becoming Prince's fourth American number-one single, and his first to achieve the feat of topping all 3 American charts since Kiss in 1986.
Batdance was a last-minute replacement for a brooding track titled Dance with the Devil, which Prince felt was too dark. It is almost two songs in one-a chaotic, mechanical dance beat that changes gears into a slinky, funky groove before changing back for the song's conclusion (except on the single version in which it eliminates the guitar solo before the middle section, then goes straight to the mechanical Joker laughter from the end of the movie and an earlier movie soundbyte of Michael Keaton saying Stop). The track is an amalgam of many musical ideas of Prince's at the time. Elements from at least seven songs (some unreleased) were incorporated into Batdance: 200 Balloons, We Got the Power, House in Order, Rave Unto the Joy Fantastic (later released on the album Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic), The Future, and Electric Chair. Some of these were mere snippets, and other segments showed up only in remixes of the track. The song was also loaded with dialog samples from the film.
The B-side to the Batdance is 200 Balloons, which was recorded for the film and serves as the musical blueprint for the main portion of Batdance. The song was rejected for the film by Tim Burton and replaced with Trust. The lyrics of 200 Balloons reference the scene which it was created for to a greater degree than the replacement track, which is only connected to the scene by the Joker asking Who do you trust? after the song ends. Prince did little more than replace the lyrics of 200 Balloons in its transition into Batdance. Only musical portions survived the transition, but full lyrics showed up in The Batmix(turn your head to the east, I be coming from the west). 200 Balloons also contains samples of House in Order and Rave Unto the Joy Fantastic; the latter was another song submitted for inclusion in the movie, but rejected (it was replaced by Partyman).1. Batdance (The Batmix)
2. Batdance (The Vicki Vale Mix)
3. 200 Balloons$12.9912 Vinyl Single - Sealed Buy Now