- November 26, 2010 at 3:51 pm #38869
They also have three other reissues for their Black Friday sale. I know I already preordered the Burton /Elfman Box but this reissue looks like it has a lot more extra music than the Burton /Elfman Box version for Batman Returns.November 26, 2010 at 4:58 pm #66246
Good news but as expected, there is far less to look forward to as the original soundtrack was already quite complete. Hope some work has been done on the quality…November 26, 2010 at 5:05 pm #66247
According to Dan Goldwasser, they got some incredible sounding 3 track masters from WB for this release. It’s the exact opposite of LLL’s BATMAN earlier this year, for which the elements were in pretty rough shape, and had to come from a variety of sources.
As for the expanded content, the OST was about 65 minutes while score in the film is closer to 90. Plus there are a lot of Alts. I’m so down for this!November 26, 2010 at 6:18 pm #66248
YES!! Make my Christmas!! And Home Alone too!!! So pumped!November 28, 2010 at 2:53 am #66249
The first disk is film mix/version is it? Ok. Not quite as expanded as Batman but then yes, the original album was pretty complete. The not split up tracks is nice. No part 1 part 2 nonsense.November 29, 2010 at 12:01 am #66252
I actually think the existing soundtrack is MORE than long enough. In fact, it wears out its welcome after a while (especially the action stuff). So I’m definitely not down for this.November 29, 2010 at 3:58 am #66253
“Not down” for more Elfman?! Crazy talk!
Nah, I see your point, but any more of his material I can get my hands on is a “win” for me, so I’m pretty sure I’ll be purchasing this.November 29, 2010 at 10:24 am #66254
Well, you know what they say…more isn’t always better!
I think this score would work wonderfully in a 40-50 minute presentation.November 30, 2010 at 12:54 am #66256
> Well, you know what they say…more isn’t always
> I think this score would work wonderfully in a
> 40-50 minute presentation.
That would just make me hungry for more especially with this score, but that’s just me.November 30, 2010 at 3:52 am #66258
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I don’t think the Batman Returns album has too much music. It’s just not presented properly. For some reason, there’s too much seperation between the character and action cues. So, it doesn’t flow as well as the Batman album where it goes back and forth between action and moody-dramatic music. All my Danny Elfman scores have been uploaded to an MP3 player so I play around with the order of things so things like this wouldn’t bother me anymore.November 30, 2010 at 8:21 pm #66263
As for the expanded content, the OST was about 65 minutes while score in the film is closer to 90. Plus there are a lot of Alts. I’m so down for this!
Indeed. I appreciate the effort that went into this one. Looks great!November 30, 2010 at 10:45 pm #66261
I’m excited to have the whole score presented as a score, not suites. Not as many new alternates as I would like, most of them are album versions, but hey.
Maybe better sound quality as well? Original album was fine obviously, but LLL said they got really good sources from WB.December 1, 2010 at 3:43 am #66262December 3, 2010 at 6:00 pm #66275
That’s a good point, DIM. It might have sustained its running time better if it had been arranged better.December 6, 2010 at 10:15 pm #66286
Listening to the score right now – just got it in today, and I have to say that there was A WHOLE HELL OF A LOT of great music left off even with the length of the original… with this also being my favorite score, it’s almost like listening to this score with new ears!December 7, 2010 at 12:12 am #66287
I have to agree. I’m a sucker for the Penguin theme (prolly one of my favorites of Danny’s) and to hear all the different arrangements of it, I’m in hog heaven. Finally getting to hear Penguin’s Grand Deed after all these years is a delight. I’m also liking a lot of the alt on the second disc, not to mention all the great circus music!!! Very happy with this release.
LuciusDecember 7, 2010 at 4:37 am #66288
“The Zoo” alternate might be the most interesting of all-time. Wonder what the thinking behind that was with the high-hat accompaniment.December 7, 2010 at 1:03 pm #66292
How long does it take these to sell out? I’m quite broke ATM.December 7, 2010 at 1:29 pm #66293
Me too. I’ll wait for January, that should be enough…
Please, if you read somewhere (let’s say, FSM boards ) that the edition is about to sell out, don’t hesitate to mention it here…December 7, 2010 at 6:30 pm #66297
Well Batman is still in stock and has been for a while. I imagine that would be more popular.December 8, 2010 at 9:25 pm #66402
Batman was also produced at 5000 copies while Batman Returns is 3500, don’t forget about that.December 11, 2010 at 7:36 am #66567
My order came in last Saturday and I still haven’t gotten around to listening to it yet. Been busy with work and stuff plus I ordered Star Trek V with it . Hopefully I’ll be able to listen to this this weekend so I can post my thoughts on it. I’ve already read the liner notes. which were good. Just wish Elfman would talk about the score today and not be quoted off of old interviews. I guess that’s what the Burton/Elfman box is for, though.December 19, 2010 at 1:50 am #66589
This is why I bought the Mars Attacks! Expanded Archival Collection when it was released. I knew good things would follow. Keep up the great work, LaLa Land Records.
If you are visiting the message board, you must get a copy of this Batman Returns release!
If you have any influence at LaLa Land Records, please produce an Expanded Archival Collection for Dolores Claiborne next.December 31, 2010 at 2:48 pm #66619
I know I said I was going to write my thoughts, whenever i got around to listening to this. I’ve listened to this album I think three weeks ago. Like people said above it feels like listening to it for the first time again the way it was suppose to be. It’s good to hear tracks that never made it on album that i wanted to hear for years. As well as hearing tracks without the micro edits. The alternates were nice too. That penguin theme really is something else. I also thought the inclusion of “Super Freak” ( the way it was heard in the film at Shreck’s Costume Ball in it’s entirety) was a nice touch as well. A great release indeed and should hold me till the B/E Box in February. That doesn’t mean I won’t stop listening to this when the Box finally comes in.July 24, 2019 at 7:14 pm #98994
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