Danny Elfman

Batman [Original Motion Picture Score]

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Elfman uses every trick in his even then massive arsenal to create arguably one of his best scores. Nominated for an Academy Award and winning a Grammy for Best Instrumental Composition (other than Jazz), BATMAN runs through a full range of moods and ultimately triumphs as a unique action-film score. Bringing along some of his tools from BEETLEJUICE, primarily to enhance The Joker’s sinister attitude, Elfman accentuates Tim Burton’s vision of a reluctant, tragic hero defending a darkened, Gothic metropolis overrun by crime. However, it is in the romantic subplot that Elfman justly comes into his own. He tempers piano and soft violins with an underpinning sense of danger that surrounds every scene in the film.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
1 2:38 Amazon
2 1:20 Amazon
3 4:43 Amazon
4 3:07 Amazon
5 1:51 Amazon
6 1:45 Amazon
7 3:56 Amazon
8 1:01 Amazon
9 2:27 Amazon
10 1:31 Amazon
11 2:35 Amazon
12 0:56 Amazon
13 2:43 Amazon
14 1:30 Amazon
15 1:41 Amazon
16 4:44 Amazon
17 5:04 Amazon
18 3:55 Amazon
19 3:47 Amazon
20 1:45 Amazon
21 1:28 Amazon
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