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"Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman" Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)

Discussion in 'The DC Comics Animation Forum' started by James Harvey, Mar 29, 2016.

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  1. James Harvey

    James Harvey The World's Finest
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    Discuss the score release for the 2003 animated feature Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman! Available for order starting today!

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    Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman – Music From The DC Universe Animated Original Movie
    Studio: La-La Land Records
    Release Date: March 29th, 2016
    Synopsis: La-La Land Records, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics present the original motion picture score to the 2003 DC Universe Animated Original Movie Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman, starring the voice talents of Kevin Conroy, Hector Elizondo and Kyra Sedgwick, and directed by Curt Geda. Acclaimed composer Lolita Ritmanis returned to the Batman: The Animated Series universe to craft a thrilling and atmospheric score with jazzy, noirish highlights – perfect for this feature-length tale in which Batman and all of Gotham are forced to reckon with a new costumed vigilante on the scene, Batwoman! Produced by John Takis and mastered by James Nelson, this special release of 2000 units also features bonus tracks and the score to the animated short "Chase Me." In-depth, exclusive liner notes by John Takis and Bat-riffic art design by Dan Goldwasser round out this exciting release! Limited Edition of 2000 units.

    Track Listing: 1. Main Title (2:02)
    2. Opening* (4:26)
    3. He’s Been Waiting / Weapons Factory (1:12)
    4. Start Flexing (1:19)
    5. The Reason I Called / Rocky Ballantine (1:52)
    6. Bat-Signal* (0:42)
    7. I’ll Get Back to You / Factory / After the Explosion (4:47)
    8. Chase Through Store / Rear-View Mirror (2:12)
    9. Bruce and Kathy (2:01)
    10. Real Muscle / Get Out! (1:54)
    11. Paint the Town (1:05)
    12. Revolving Door / Time to Burn a Bat (3:59)
    13. I Was Wrong About You (0:37)
    14. Subway / Identified (0:45)
    15. I Don’t Want to See You / High Stakes (1:27)
    16. The Ship Sails Tonight / Batwoman in Flight (1:49)
    17. Close to Our Goal (1:36)
    18. This Is It / Ship Leaves the Harbor (2:22)
    19. Penguin Gets a Call / Trouble (2:22)
    20. Bon Voyage, Señor Batman* (1:21)
    21. Close Look / It Has to End / Explosions (3:18)
    22. Ship Is Going Down (5:17)
    23. Bane’s Demise (1:25)
    24. Bullock Sees Sonia / The Badge (1:32)
    25. I Missed You (1:26)
    26. Mystery End Credits (1:25)
    Total Score Time: 54:13

    Chase Me
    27. Chase Me (5:55)
    28. Chase Me End Credits (0:33)
    Total Score Time: 6:28

    Bonus Tracks
    29. News Source (0:38)
    30. Piano Source (0:40)
    31. Department Store (0:44)
    32. Rude Interruption (0:14)
    33. Main Title (film version)* (2:13)
    Total Bonus Time: 4:29

    Total Disc Time: 65:10
    *Includes theme from "Batman: The Animated Series" by Shirley Walker

    Related Threads:
    -Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Talkback (Spoilers)
    -Batman: Chase Me Talkback (Spoilers)
    -Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman Blu-ray/DVD Talkback (Spoilers)
     
  2. ShadowStar

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    Just ordered my copy! The sound quality should be very good. I hope that this sells well for La La Land.

    To think that we've now had six DCAU soundtrack releases from La La Land, and there's more to come!
     
  3. Pfeiffer-Pfan

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    Just placed my order as well. I'm actually really looking forward to this one.
     
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    Very happy to see this getting released, the lalaland releases have all been great so far :)

    Hopefully if it sells well they can do a sub-zero and expanded return of the joker soundtracks to!
     
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  5. James Harvey

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    The World's Finest review is forthcoming, but, I feel the need to note how much more impressive the Batman: Mystery of the Batwoman score sounds in this release than it does in the actual movie. In fact, free of the special effects and vocal work, hearing just the score shows how remarkably strong it actually is. Definitely a release that caught me by surprise. For those on the fence about picking up it up, you may want to consider giving it a shot.

    Full review coming soon!
     
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  6. Pfeiffer-Pfan

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    Agreed. This is a wonderful release that deserves to be in any Bat-fan's collection. Frankly, I always felt this score was quite underrated and this soundtrack certainly supports that opinion.

    Ritmanis makes wonderful use of Walker's Batman theme and create a stirring motif for Batwoman that is original and haunting. The fact that she did this without a real orchestra makes it all the more impressive.

    Hopefully, this sells well (although I have my doubts it will) and we get many more DC animated releases.
     
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  7. ShadowStar

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    I finally got around to listening to this tonight. It was a joy. I haven't watched the film in years so the quality of the score took me by surprise. The use of synth really sets it apart from BTAS and TNBA musically, but it's used to great effect - for example, in the 'Chase Through Store' cue. Both in the more exciting sequences like that one, and in the more subdued ones like 'Bruce and Kathy', there's a strong Justice League vibe. Not surprising since Lolita Ritmanis worked on both projects, and picking up on the similarities here has made me all the more excited for a possible Justice League release down the road.

    This score also boasts some lovely themes - I particularly enjoyed Batwoman's recurring theme, which is given a more badass/bombastic edge later on in the score compared to the jazzy version that we hear in the opening sequence and the opening titles. Speaking of those tracks, I was puzzled that the main theme was first on the CD, before the opening sequence. Very strange, and I can only assume that La La Land were asked to put the main theme at the beginning?

    Oh, and Chase Me... So nice to hear that coming out of the CD player's speakers, especially the opening bit set at the gala.

    I hope people will pick this one up. It's not the best DCAU score but there are a lot of fun cues like 'The Reason I Called' and some very cool themes like the villainous one featured throughout the score (you can hear it in 'Penguin Gets a Call', for example). Great release!
     
  8. John Takis

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    Yes, it was Lolita's choice to open the program with the main title, and I had no objection. Glad you're enjoying the album so much!
     
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  9. Dusty

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    Is that one lyrical song in it? (I think it's called "bet you never.")
    Thanks. :)

    Kallum
     
  10. Otaku-sempai

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    From the closing credits:

    "Betcha Neva"
    Written by DAVE JAMES, ALAN ROSS & NATASHA BEDDINGFIELD
    Performed by CHERIE
    Courtesy of LAVA RECORDS
    www.lavarecords.com
    By arrangement with WARNER STRATEGIC MARKETING
     
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    Thanks for the info, :)
    So is this song on the soundtrack?


    Kallum.
     
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    I'm not sure, but I would be surprised if it isn't included. It also turns up in the end credits.
     
  13. James Harvey

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    "Betcha Never" is not included on the La-La Land Records score release. A full review of the soundtrack album can be found at The World's Finest.
     
  14. Otaku-sempai

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    Thanks for the clarification, James!
     
  15. Dusty

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    Yeah same here, thanks Sir James of Harvey. Too bad this didn't include that song (I actually enjoyed it.)


    K.
     
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  17. ShadowStar

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    Nice interview. The info concerning BTAS Vol 4 at the end was a treat too. It sounds as though LLL have a number of DCAU projects in the pipeline!

    The comments about Shirley Walker having passed away almost 10 years ago (the anniversary being in November) were saddening. But there's a great legacy here in the work that's finally being released.
     

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