Thursday, November 27, 2008

The More Than One Holy Grail Out There? Post.

The above is one of three soundtrack albums that La-La Land is taking preorders for from next Tuesday at 12 PST (8pm in the UK); as I like the show and don't mind Bear McCreary's music for it (or even Shirley Manson's "Samson and Delilah," heard in the opening episode of season 2 and on the disc as well), I'll be getting it. But that isn't the main draw, nor is it Mark Snow's Millennium 2-disc set which is also coming out.

No, the disc that's the lure for me is one that I, and many others, have been wanting for years. And seething while other inferior shows receive loads of CDs (Grey's Anatomy, I'm looking at you)... but it's happened. And with all due respect to the Indiana Jones boxset, this set is the "Thank you, thank you, THANK YOU!!!" of the year for me - we finally get a 3000-unit limited edition two-disc album of some of the best television scoring ever from one of the best TV shows ever,

BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES:
MUSIC BY SHIRLEY WALKER, LOLITA RITMANIS, AND MICHAEL McCUISTION.

THEME BY DANNY ELFMAN.

And there's the distinct possibility of more music to come on future volumes if this sells well (IF?!?). This is teh awesome. As far as dreams come true, this is up there with getting a massive raise the same day as winning the lottery and getting to spend an hour alone with Cindy to do whatever I want... copies are being signed by Lolita Ritmanis and Michael McCuistion (Shirley Walker sadly passed away in 2006, and her not being around to participate in this is the only drawback for this release). The tracklist reads thus:

DISC ONE
1. Gotham City Overture 14:01
2. BATMAN™: THE ANIMATED SERIES: Main Title (Danny Elfman) 1:02

On Leather Wings - Shirley Walker
3. Sub-Main Title/Batwing/Bat Attack 1:51
4. Batman Drives To Gotham 1:00
5. Batman Investigates/Batman Uses Infrared/Police Rush Building 1:48
6. Batman Escapes/Batman Flies 1:48
7. Bats/Evidence Goes Up In Smoke/The Formula/Dr Jekyll And Mr. Bat 3:01
8. Gotham From the Air/Ride’Em Batman/Epilogue 2:16

The Last Laugh - Shirley Walker
9. Sub-Main Title 1:35
10. The Submarine/Joker Loots Gotham 2:35
11. Alfred Loses It 0:58
12. Bat Boat/Batman Catches The Big Fish/Batman Fights The Bad Guys 2:18
13. Cliff-Hanger Under Water/Batman A.K.A Houdini 1:56
14. Batman The Terminator 2:01
15. Batman Vs. Joker/Batman Vs Joker Part 2 3:47

It's Never Too Late - Lolita Ritmanis
16. Sub-Main Title/Stromwell’s Flashback 2:01
17. Batman on Top of Church/Stromwell Arrives At Pete’s/Thugs Exit 1:20
18. Stromwell Confronts Thorn 1:15
19. It’s Party Time/Batman Carries Stromwell 0:48
20. Stromwell Sees Joey 1:41
21. Stromwell Tricks Batman/Thorn’s Men Move In/Thorn Chases Stromwell 3:22
22. Stromwell’s Flashback #2 1:45
23. Batman Cracks Heads/Thorn Removed 1:20

Pretty Poison - Shirley Walker/Lolita Ritmanis/Michael McCuistion
24. Ground Breaking Ceremony/Penitentiary Time Lapses 1:11
25. Batman Catches A Chopper/The Chopper Crashes/Rooftop Chase 1:58
26. Batman Sneaks Around 1:09
27. A Little Plant Muzak/The Carnivorous Plant 0:59
28. Batman Vs. Poison Ivy/Poison Ivy In Prison 3:52

Christmas With The Joker - Shirley Walker/Lolita Ritmanis/Michael McCuistion
29. 14 Seconds Opening/Jingle Bells/The Joker Blasts Off 1:03
30. Down the Mountain/Sidewalk Red Herring 0:51
31. Pukey Christmas Music/Christmas With The Joker/Game Show Music 2:18
32. The Train Crashes 1:19
33. Observatory Cannon/Cannon Out Of Control/Robin Blows Up Cannon 1:11
34. More Game Show Music/Drive To The Toy Company 1:39
35. Nutcracker Suite Medley 1:24
36. Pie In Batman’s Face/Dangling Hostages Saved/Deck The Halls 1:40
CD ONE Total Time: 76:05

DISC TWO
1. BATMAN™: THE ANIMATED SERIES: Alternate Main Title (S. Walker) 1:09

Two Face Part I - Shirley Walker
2. Harvey’s Nightmare/Dent’s Soap Box 2:24
3. Batman Tracks Dent 2:07
4. Split Personality/Harvey/Harv 4:21

Two Face Part II - Shirley Walker
5. Part One Recap 0:33
6. Sub-Main Title/The Heist 1:49
7. Bruce Wayne’s Nightmare/Two-Face Remembers 2:47
8. Batcycle/What About Grace 1:58
9. My Name Is Two-Face 1:52
10. The Great Equalizer/Where There’s Love 4:03

Joker's Favor - Shirley Walker
11. Sub-Main Title/Cussing Out The Joker/I Had A Bad Day 3:18
12. Joker’s Hide-Out 1:19
13. Charlie’s Neighborhood/Joker Finds Charlie 1:18
14. Charlie Arrives In Gotham/Joker Collects His Favor 0:42
15. Harley’s Party Source 0:44
16. Crashing The Party 1:33
17. Batman Saves The Commissioner/Batman’s After The Joker/Charlie Gets the Joker 3:38

Vendetta - Michael McCuistion
18. Sub-Main Title/Conway Is Abducted 0:43
19. A Clue/The Crocodile’s Lair 1:27
20. Another Clue 1:19
21. Croc’s Cave/Killer Croc 2:52
22. Batman Chases Croc/Sewer Fight 2:54
23. Bullock Gets The Croc 1:09

Perchance To Dream - Shirley Walker
24. Sub-Main Title/The Dream Begins 0:52
25. It’s Impossible/Bruce Sees Batman/Bruce Watches Batman At Work 2:14
26. My Life Is A Dream 2:48
27. Climbing The Church Tower/Belltower Fight 2:45
28. Your Own Private Wonderland/Back to Reality 2:48

Birds Of A Feather - Shirley Walker
29. Birds Of A Feather 1:54
30. That Fine Roman Nose/Penguin vs. Muggers 2:32
31. Penguin Takes Veronica 0:40
32. The Drop/Rubber Duckie Ride 1:50
33. The Penguin’s Opera/High Society 2:19
34. BATMAN™: THE ANIMATED SERIES: End Credit (Danny Elfman) 0:34

BONUS TRACK:
35. Music Of The Bat 101 6:45
CD TWO Total Time: 74:02

Christmas came a little early this year!

1 comment:

The Archivist said...

How'd this order turn out for you? As good as you expected?