Jumat, Juli 27, 2012


Tanggal 19 Juli yang lalu, selain Batman The Animated Series vol. 1, La-La Land Records juga merilis volume 2-nya, berikut kutipannya:
Literally years in the making, La-La Land Records and Warner Bros. proves the wait was worth it with this amazing 4-CD set of previously unreleased music from arguably the greatest animated television series of all time, BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES! Produced by MV Gerhard and mastered by James Nelson, this 2nd Volume 4-CD set takes you through a treasure trove of astounding orchestral scores; music that rivals any blockbuster feature film. Composers Shirley Walker, Harvey R. Cohen, Carlos Rodriguez, Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion, Carl Swander Johnson and others are musically represented here, as well as Danny Elfman's iconic theme. The 36 page CD booklet features exclusive, in-depth liner notes from writer John Takis. Limited Edition of 3500 Units.

Berikut ini komentar dari produsernya:
"A Piece of Film Music History"
That's something I wrote a few months back while I was finishing up our 4 disc set for BTAS Vol 2. While sifting through Shirley's personal collection of music we came across something marked "Danny's Batman Theme". At first I thought it was going to be a demo for the BTAS theme, then I listened to it. Clocking in at 2 minutes and change was a piano demo for the theme from Danny Elfman's 1989 score...filled with some mistakes and not quite complete. I just about wet my pants. The score that got me to fall in love with film music -- here in my hands -- is the initial demo cut for the producer's to listen to.. .to say Yeah or Nay on the composer and his now iconic theme. It's the score that launched Elfman's career into the stratosphere and help establish that comic book sound for years to come.
I know some of you out there, you Grumpy Gus', will poo-poo all over this discovery and my proclaimation, but I don't care. This IS a part of film music history and I am very happy to share it with those who will appreciate it as much as I did. For those of you who picked up the BTAS Vol 2 set -- it's an easter egg on disc 1 at the end.

Lihat lengkapnya, termasuk track list-nya di sini.

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