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Batman The Animated Series Vol. 1 by Shirley Walker and others coming from La-La Land Records


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Thanks! I was searching for "Batman" and "Land" so neither really were good search options.

I just didn't get the "Manbat" theme, because it sounded so similar to the "Batman" theme. I guess that makes sense musically, since one is a variation on the other in the real world, so the musical word follows suit. I just don't remember Manbat at all.

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  • 2 years later...

I had a dream last night that the rest of Batman the Animated Series got released a la FSM blue box or Ron Jones project.... I must say it was one of the few dreams I've ever had that I didn't want to wake up from... Oh why must WB music departments be so mean and keep it all locked up when MV and LaLaLand were so close getting us the FANTASTIC volume1 then pulling the plug... sigh.... Time to go back to sleep!

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  • 10 years later...

MV just indicated this will be back in stock in "early March" for its FINAL batch

 

https://filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=146835&forumID=1&archive=0

 

If you want this, don't miss out!

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Didn't include it in the pic but I picked up Superman TAS when it came out as well. 

Couldn't pull the trigger on the Justice League one as it is all synth and not an actual orchestra. 

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At this point all of the Batman TAS music is streaming, right?  It's really cool how WB/DC have made such a big push to make so much music available digitally (like Superman IV too).  I hope that Matessino's '78 Superman assembly eventually makes it to streaming as well. 

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17 minutes ago, Disco Stu said:

At this point all of the Batman TAS music is streaming, right?  It's really cool how WB/DC have made such a big push to make so much music available digitally (like Superman IV too).  I hope that Matessino's '78 Superman assembly eventually makes it to streaming as well. 

 

Yeah, BTAS is out there on streaming, I believe it's broken up differently like over 6 Volumes with different covers, instead of the 4 physical.
For Mask of the Phantasm I've only ever seen the OST on streaming.  

 

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49 minutes ago, Disco Stu said:

I hope that Matessino's '78 Superman assembly eventually makes it to streaming as well. 

 

That'd be difficult to pull off - for that one, WMG owns the music rights and WB Pictures owns the music that wasn't on the OST, so it's in the same category as all the other expansions that only happened because of a third party coming in and only being granted physical rights.

 

Superman IV is different, because there was no OST album, so WB Pictures owns everything.

 

 

29 minutes ago, KittBash said:

For Mask of the Phantasm I've only ever seen the OST on streaming.  

 

Same reason as above

 

21 minutes ago, Disco Stu said:

I wonder why Superman TAS only has the main/end title available streaming. 

 

Great question

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18 hours ago, bruce marshall said:

When I said " extras" I meant the musical ones that are exclusive to the first edition.

But, cool that you got autographs!😁

 

Maybe I missed something but didn't they only offer the autographs on the first edition with the Shirley extras?

Did they do it again for the Vol 1 re-print they did a few years later? 

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I think they might have also dropped Shirley at the piano demonstration

 

 

I thought it was kinda cool that LLL made the first edition unique.

But, lotsa fans were pissed.

Intrada did the same with BTTF

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Bruce is correct, they did indeed drop both tracks

 

Disc 1 - Track 01 - Gotham City Overture - 14:01
- Which really if you have the sets this was an edit of character themes together consisting of 
Batman [1]

Man Bat [2]

Joker [3]
Charlie Collins [4]

Batgirl [5]

Mr Freeze [6]
Maxi Zeus[7]
Penguin [8]

Harley [9]

 

and Disc 2 - Track 35 - Music of the Bat - 6:45

Which is indeed Shirley at the piano explaining the different variations of Batman Themes. 

 

According to La La Land on the second edition pressing they said 

 

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This "second edition" re-issue is virtually identical to the 2008 version, except the bonus tracks "Gotham City Overture" and "Music of the Bat" have been removed to preserve the integrity of the initial release

https://lalalandrecords.com/batman-the-animated-series-limited-edition-2-cd-set/

 

 

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40 minutes ago, KittBash said:

Bruce is correct, they did indeed drop both tracks

 

Disc 1 - Track 01 - Gotham City Overture - 14:01
- Which really if you have the sets this was an edit of character themes together consisting of 
Batman [1]

Man Bat [2]

Joker [3]
Charlie Collins [4]

Batgirl [5]

Mr Freeze [6]
Maxi Zeus[7]
Penguin [8]

Harley [9]

 

and Disc 2 - Track 35 - Music of the Bat - 6:45

Which is indeed Shirley at the piano explaining the different variations of Batman Themes. 

 

According to La La Land on the second edition pressing they said 

 

 

 

Thanks, I guess that makes some sense, but that's not normal practice for later pressings of these kind of releases? Maybe there was more to it then that?

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Only have the BTAS Blu-ray box set, can't say I remember that being on there, but it's been a few years since I've gone through the special features, Shirley Walker at the piano feels like it would be memorable.

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  • 3 weeks later...

This is almost more essential than Batman 89’ in my humble opinion! If you are even on the fence about this one go grab it now! 

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4 hours ago, JNHFan2000 said:

I really like the music of the series.

But for me it's really a slog to get through it all. It's so much and very long

 

I can understand that. I ended up breaking up everything into the episodes so I cold have bite size chunks over the 4 sets and pick and choose based on my mood. 

 

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