Prince Batman (Soundtrack)
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- Released: June 20, 1989
- Originally Released: 1989
- Label: Warner Bros / WEA
Rolling Stone3.5 Stars - Stars
Q4 Stars - Excellent
- 1.The Future
- 2.Electric Chair
- 3.The Arms Of Orion
- 5.Vicki Waiting
- 7.Lemon Crush
This is 1 of 2 complete soundtracks issued for the film "Batman." The other is a full-length instrumental score by Danny Elfman (Warner Bros. 25977). Includes 5 songs from the film and 4 that are not in the film.
Composers: John L. Nelson ; Prince.
Personnel: Prince (vocals, guitar, keyboards, drums, background vocals); Kim Basinger, Michael Keaton , Anna Fantastic, Jack Nicholson, Sheena Easton (vocals); Sounds of Blackness (horns, background vocals); Eric Leeds, Clare Fischer Orchestra, Atlanta Bliss (horns).
Audio Mixers: Chris Lord-Alge; Chuck Zwicky; Heidi Hanschu ; Femi Jiya; Eddie Miller ; David Friedlander; Prince.
Recording information: Paisley Park Studios (06/1988-03/1989).
Photographer: Jeff Katz.
In the late '80s, back when he was the Artist almost known as "has-been," his royal purpleness was in a quandary. It seemed that no matter what kind of delicious, sexy f-u-n-k the hardest working man in Minneapolis popped out, no one was buying. That was all to change when Warner Bros. decided that Tim Burton's BATMAN film was just a wee bit too dark, and needed to be funkified. Naturally Prince got the call. And it's a good thing that he did! While few of his compositions actually were "featured" in the movie itself, the ones that did added valuable levity to the sometimes-grim proceedings.
Thanks to Prince, that old party animal the Joker could deface paintings with a little pizzazz, to the grooving "Partyman." And even if that (allegedly) is not the voice of Kim Basinger heating up "Scandalous," Sheena Easton definitely creates some super-heroic friction in "The Arms of Orion," her duet with Mr.-soon-to-be-a-squiggly-symbol. Even "Batdance" gets catchier when removed from its radio and MTV ubiquity. BATMAN's probably not the favorite of Prince "purists" but it gives up the funk better than most.
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