Batman Returns (soundtrack)

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Batman Returns: Original Motion Picture Score
Film score by Danny Elfman
Released June 23, 1992
Genre Soundtrack
Length 69:55
Label Warner Bros.
Producer Danny Elfman and Steve Bartek
Danny Elfman chronology
Darkman
(1990)
Batman Returns
(1992)
The Nightmare Before Christmas
(1993)
Batman soundtracks chronology
Batman (soundtrack)
(1989)
Batman Returns
(1992)
Batman Forever (soundtrack)
(1995)
Singles from Batman Returns
  1. "Face to Face"
    Released: July 13, 1992
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 3/5 stars[1]
Filmtracks 3/5 stars[2]
Movie Music UK 4/5 stars[3]
Musicfromthemovies favorable[4]
Scoresounds 8/10 stars[5]
Soundtrack-Express 3/5 stars[6]
SoundtrackNet 4.5/5 stars[7]

Batman Returns: Original Motion Picture Score is the score album for the 1992 film Batman Returns by Danny Elfman. The soundtrack also includes "Face to Face", written by Siouxsie and the Banshees and Elfman, used to promote the movie prior to its release. Two versions of the music video were made (the other added shots from the movie), and a club version, remixed by 808 State, was released. Elfman added chorus to the main theme making it similar but not as dark as the original.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Birth of a Penguin" – 2:27
  2. "Opening Titles" – 3:09
  3. "To the Present" – 0:57
  4. "The Lair" – 4:49
  5. "Selina Kyle" – 1:11
  6. "Selina Transforms" – 4:16
  7. "The Cemetery" – 2:55
  8. "Cat Suite" – 5:42
  9. "Batman vs. the Circus" – 2:35
  10. "The Rise..." – 1:41
  11. "...And Fall from Grace" – 4:08
  12. "Sore Spots" – 2:16
  13. "Rooftops" – 4:19
  14. "Wild Ride" – 3:34
  15. "The Children's Hour" – 1:47
  16. "The Final Confrontation" – 5:12
  17. "Penguin Army" – 4:54
  18. "Selina's Electrocution" – 2:40
  19. "The Finale" – 2:19
  20. "End Credits" – 4:42
  21. "Face to Face" by Siouxsie and the Banshees – 4:17

The titles for tracks 1-6, 10 and 11, 13 and 14, and 16-19 are not official titles, as they are suggested by the film music site Filmtracks. The album art combines those tracks respectively in pairs and lists them as "Birth of a Penguin" (Tracks 1 and 2), "The Lair" (3 and 4), "Selina Transforms" (5 and 6), "The Rise and Fall from Grace" (10 and 11), "Rooftops/Wild Ride" (13 and 14), "The Final Confrontation" (16 and 17) and "The Finale" (18 and 19). Online databases of the album usually list the tracks as parts "I and II" or with "Cont." in brackets. This titling prompted confusion on consumers, and was heavily criticized by Filmtracks.[8]

Complete score[edit]

La-La Land Records released Danny Elfman's complete score to Batman Returns on November 30, 2010.[9]

Disc one
  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
Disc two
  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" by Siouxsie and the Banshees – 4:18
Alternate and album cues
  1. "The Zoo (alternate)"** – 1:00
  2. "The List Begins (alternate)"* – 0:45)
  3. "Cat Chase (alternate ending)"** – 2:1
  4. "Roof Top Encounters (original)"** – 4:49
  5. "Fall From Grace (alternate ending)"** – 4:17
  6. "The Lair, Part I" – 0:57
  7. "The Lair, Part II" – 4:51
  8. "Selina Transforms, Part I" – 1:12
  9. "Selina Transforms, Part II" – 4:15
  10. "Batman vs. The Circus" – 2:35
  11. "Cat Suite" – 5:43
  12. "A Shadow of Doubt (alternate)**/End Credits (alternate)" – 7:02
Bonus track
  1. "Super Freak"* – 3:23

(*) Previously unreleased
(**) Contains previously unreleased material

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1992) Peak
position
U.S. Billboard 200[10] 61

References[edit]

  1. ^ McDonald, Steven. "Danny Elfman: Batman Returns at AllMusic. Retrieved 15 September 2011.
  2. ^ "Batman Returns (Danny Elfman)". Filmtracks.com. 24 September 1996. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  3. ^ Lysy, Craig (30 January 2011). "Batman Returns - Danny Elfman". moviemusicuk.us. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  4. ^ "Batman Returns". musicfromthemovies.com. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  5. ^ Engelhorn, Isaac. "Batman Returns". scoresounds.tripod.com. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  6. ^ "Batman Returns - Danny Elfman". soundtrack-express.com. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  7. ^ Herzog, John (18 April 2001). "Batman Soundtrack". SoundtrackNet. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  8. ^ http://filmtracks.com/titles/batman_returns.html
  9. ^ "Batman Returns: Limited Edition (2CD-Set)". Lalalandrecords.com. Retrieved 2 January 2011. 
  10. ^ "Batman Returns: Charts & Awards > Billboard Albums" at AllMusic. Retrieved 23 May 2010.