Michael Giacchino The Batman [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack] (2-CD)

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Format:  CD  (2 Discs)
item number:  7VV79
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CD Details

  • Number of Discs: 2
  • Released: February 25, 2022
  • Originally Released: 2022
  • Label: Watertower Music

Tracks on Disc 1:

  • 1.Can't Fight City Halloween - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 2.Mayoral Ducting - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 3.It's Raining Vengeance - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 4.Don't Be Voyeur with Me - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 5.Crossing the Feline - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 6.Gannika Girl - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 7.Moving in for the Gil - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 8.Funeral and Far Between - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 9.Collar ID - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 10.Escaped Crusader - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 11.Penguin of Guilt - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 12.Highway to the Anger Zone - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 13.World's Worst Translator - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 14.Riddles, Riddles Everywhere - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 15.Meow and You and Everyone We Know - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 16.For All Your Pennyworth - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 17.Are You a Kenzie or a Can't-zie? - (with Michael Giacchino)

Tracks on Disc 2:

  • 1.Im-purr-fect Murder, An - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 2.Great Pumpkin Pie, The - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 3.Hoarding School - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 4.Flood of Terrors, A - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 5.Bat in the Rafters, Pt. 1, A - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 6.Bat in the Rafters, Pt. 2, A - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 7.Bat's True Calling, The - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 8.All's Well That Ends Farewell - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 9.Batman, The - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 10.Catwoman - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 11.Riddler, The - (with Michael Giacchino)
  • 12.Sonata in Darkness - (with Michael Giacchino)

Product Description:

Michael Giacchino's fifth score for director Matt Reeves (following Cloverfield, Let Me In, Dawn of the Planet of the Apes, and War for the Planet of the Apes), 2022's The Batman was a remarkable undertaking for several reasons. Firstly, as the inaugural film in yet another reboot, Giacchino was responsible for composing new music themes for beloved franchise characters. Secondly, Reeves approached Giacchino to do the score before lead actor Robert Pattinson was even cast; as a result, music including the main Batman motif pre-dated production on the film. The Batman is also the longest score Giacchino had ever written to this point; the film has a running time of nearly three hours, and the score recording clocks in at four minutes short of two hours. It was recorded in October 2021 with a 70-piece orchestra and six-member boys choir divided between Abbey Road Studios One and Two and tracked concurrently with two different conductors. The instrumentation is another noteworthy feature, consisting of rock instruments as well as orchestral strings, brass, and percussion but almost no woodwinds (just three clarinets). If that's any indication of the score's sound, one would likely still underestimate how dark, lurking, and often (not always) eerily sparse the final work is, which had Giacchino looking to film noir classics for inspiration in addition to his Batman predecessors, Danny Elfman, Elliot Goldenthal, and Hans Zimmer. There was so much anticipation surrounding the film and score that Giacchino's main character tracks -- "The Batman," "The Riddler," and "Catwoman" -- were issued as singles and broke WaterTower Music streaming records for pre-release score material. The ominous, marching four-note (two-pitch) Batman motif is introduced on the opening track, "Can't Fight City Halloween," later appearing alongside the more elegant, melancholy Bruce Wayne theme on tracks including "Riddles, Riddles Everywhere." The Catwoman theme embodies jazzier noir, and the Riddler's rising and falling minor-key melody utilizes the children's choir. They intertwine and react to each other according to the onscreen action throughout the score, whose recording closes on the 12-minute "Sonata in Darkness," performed by pianist Gloria Cheng. The Batman marked Giacchino's debut on the Billboard 200. Note: Wordplay aficionados will want to do a close reading of the track list. ~ Marcy Donelson

Product Info

  • UPC: 794043210051
  • Shipping Weight: 0.25/lbs (approx)
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