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“Batman,” “Krull” to Be Expanded by La-La Land

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La-La Land Records has announced its next batch of catalogue soundtrack reissues – and they’re two big names to fans of ’80s action/fantasy films. Danny Elfman’s iconic score to the 1989 film version of Batman and James Horner’s music from Krull (1983) are getting lavish expanded releases for the month of July.

Batman, part of La-La Land’s Expanded Archival Collection series, will feature, for the first time ever, the full score as originally performed in the film and sourced from the original film elements (Eric Tomlinson’s 35mm four-track mixes, 1/4″ stereo mixes and a stereo 35mm music-only track. The alternately mixed and recorded original soundtrack will be featured in remastered form on the second disc of the set, with never-before-heard bonus tracks. It will be limited to 5,000 copies and will likely be a sell-out.

Krull, one of James Horner’s early landmarks, will be presented as a two-disc set that greatly expands upon the original LP presentation (and limited CD expansion from two decades ago) while featuring bonus tracks from the original LP set. It will be limited to 3,000 copies.

These sets, along with a new score (John Debney’s highly-recommended soundtrack to Predators), will be available to order on July 27, but lucky fans attending this year’s San Diego Comic-Con (to be held July 22-25) will have a chance to buy them directly from La-La Land’s booth (and, perhaps, get Batman signed by Elfman, who will be attending this year’s Con).

View the full track lists and cover art after the jump.

Danny Elfman, Batman: Expanded Archival Collection (La-La Land Records LLLCD 1140, 2010 – original film and soundtrack released 1989)

Disc 1: Original score *

  1. Main Title – 2:42
  2. Family/First Batman/Roof Fight – 3:24
  3. Jack vs. Eckhardt – 1:37
  4. Up Building/Card Snap – 1:54
  5. Bat Zone/Axis Set-Up – 1:55
  6. Shootout – 5:42
  7. Dinner Transition/Kitchen Dinner/Surgery – 3:00
  8. Face–Off/Beddy Bye – 3:59
  9. Roasted Dude – 1:03
  10. Vicki Spies (Flowers) – 1:56
  11. Clown Attack – 1:59
  12. Photos/Beautiful Dreamer – 2:30
  13. Men at Work – 0:33
  14. Paper Spin/Alicia’s Mask – 0:30
  15. Vicki Gets a Gift – 1:13
  16. Alicia’s Unmasking – 1:10
  17. Batman to the Rescue/Batmobile Charge/Street Fight – 4:25
  18. Descent Into Mystery – 1:33
  19. Bat Cave/Paper Throw – 2:48
  20. The Joker’s Poem – 0:59
  21. Sad Pictures – 0:38
  22. Dream/Challenge/Tender Bat Cave – 4:28
  23. Charge of the Batmobile – 1:43
  24. Joker Flies to Gotham (Unused)/Batwing I – 0:31
  25. Batwing II/Batwing III – 6:02
  26. Cathedral Chase – 5:07
  27. Waltz to the Death – 3:58
  28. Showdown I/Showdown II – 5:05
  29. Finale – 1:47
  30. End Credits – 1:29

Disc 2: Original Motion Picture Score LP (originally released as Warner Bros. 1-25977, 1989)

  1. The Batman Theme – 2:37
  2. Roof Fight – 1:22
  3. First Confrontation – 4:43
  4. Kitchen/Surgery/Face–Off – 3:09
  5. Flowers – 1:51
  6. Clown Attack – 1:46
  7. Batman to the Rescue – 3:57
  8. Roasted Dude – 1:02
  9. Photos/Beautiful Dreamer – 2:31
  10. Descent Into Mystery – 1:33
  11. The Bat Cave – 2:35
  12. The Joker’s Poem – 0:59
  13. Childhood Remembered – 2:43
  14. Love Theme – 1:30
  15. Charge of the Batmobile – 1:41
  16. Attack of the Batwing – 4:45
  17. Up the Cathedral – 5:05
  18. Waltz to the Death – 3:56
  19. The Final Confrontation – 3:48
  20. Finale – 1:46
  21. Batman Theme Reprise – 1:31
  22. News Theme – 0:11 *
  23. Joker’s Commercial – 1:23 *
  24. Joker’s Muzak (Unused) – 1:15 *
  25. Main Title (Alternate #1) – 2:42 *
  26. Photos/Beautiful Dreamer (Alternate) – 2:33 *
  27. Batman to the Rescue (Original Ending) – 0:52 *
  28. Charge Of The Batmobile (Film Edit) – 1:47 *
  29. Main Title (Alternate 2) – 2:47 *

* previously unreleased

James Horner/The London Symphony Orchestra, Krull: Complete Original Motion Picture Soundtrack – Limited Edition (La-La Land Records LLLCD 1143, 2010 – original film released 1983)

Disc 1

  1. Main Title and Colwyn’s Arrival – 7:34 **
  2. The Slayers Attack – 9:18 *
  3. Quest for the Glaive – 7:23 **
  4. Ride to the Waterfall – 0:53
  5. Lyssa in the Fortress – 1:28
  6. The Walk to the Seer’s Cave – 4:10
  7. The Seer’s Vision – 2:18 **
  8. The Battle in the Swamp – 2:39 **
  9. Quicksand – 3:38 **
  10. The Changeling – 4:04
  11. Leaving the Swamp – 1:58 **

Disc 2

  1. Vella – 3:46
  2. The Widow’s Web – 6:18 *
  3. The Widow’s Lullaby – 5:01 *
  4. Ynyr’s Death – 1:41 **
  5. Ride of the Fire Mares – 5:22 *
  6. Battle on the Parapets – 2:53 *
  7. Inside the Black Fortress – 6:13 **
  8. The Death of the Beast and the Destruction of the Black Fortress – 8:31 *
  9. Epilogue and End Title – 4:52 *
  10. Colwyn and Lyssa Love Theme – 2:35 *
  11. The Walk to the Seer’s Cave (Album Edit) – 2:16
  12. Theme from Krull – 4:48

* previously released on original soundtrack LP – Southern Cross Records SCRS 1004, 1983
** previously released on expanded soundtrack CD – Southern Cross Records SCSE CD-4, 1990

Written by Mike Duquette

July 15, 2010 at 09:46

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