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 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 5:15 AM   
 By:   daretodream   (Member)

This just completes all the music for season 1 (the first 65 episodes of the show), not all the music from the entire series.

Surely the music for Season 2 will come out under the title "The Adventures of Batman and Robin Volume 1"...

Track list looks great! Can't wait to hear that Shirley Walker logo music!


Hope you're right, buddy.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 6:09 AM   
 By:   ShadowStar   (Member)

I'm so happy to see a complete release of the remaining cues from the first 65 episodes of BTAS, and extremely grateful to La La Land Records for their incredible effort in pulling this off! I've been looking forward to the 'Saving Robin' and 'A Gallery of Enemies' cues from "Fear of Victory", in particular, for a very long time, and finally, at long last, they're about to be released! Over the moon!

The bonuses look very exciting. Alternate cues for some of my favourite BTAS cues like 'The Drop' and 'The Penguin's Opera', as well as the episode take for 'High Society' (the stunning final cue from the same episode) - I wonder what we can expect from that episode take. The Arkham Archives also complete the sublime scores for "Perchance to Dream", "Vendetta", "It's Never Too Late", "On Leather Wings" and more... It will be a dream come true to have 'Batman Pulls the File' and 'The Greenhouse Visit' / 'Let's Get Some Air' (from "Vendetta"), and 'Running from the Cops' (from "Perchance to Dream"), at last, knowing how saddened I was by their lack of inclusion on Volume 1 back in 2008.

I could cry. But I won't just yet, because I think I'll save my tears of joy for a full release of music from The Adventures of Batman and Robin. I'd urge every BTAS fan to pick up a copy of Volume 4 - not just because there is so much superb scoring on this set, but also because we need to show the powers-that-be that there's still a market for the music from the 90s series. (I for one want "Riddler's Reform", "Make 'Em Laugh", "A Bullet for Bullock" etc. and am not giving up hope that we'll eventually get them!)

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 6:30 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

This just completes all the music for season 1 (the first 65 episodes of the show), not all the music from the entire series.

Surely the music for Season 2 will come out under the title "The Adventures of Batman and Robin Volume 1"...

Track list looks great! Can't wait to hear that Shirley Walker logo music!


Hope you're right, buddy.


Indeed, don't forget that BTAS was entirely rebranded when it ended its run on Fox and moved over to the WB network, back in the day. The 65 episodes represented on these sets round out that entire initial production for Fox (if I recall, correctly) so while the cast and crew remained the same, the "Adventures of Batman & Robin" isn't really a "season two" as a new series and thus will probably be labeled as such on future CD volumes.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 8:43 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

You can thank the DVD releases for all of this confusion. They mixed in The Adventures of Batman & Robin episodes along with some of the original 65 episodes on "Volume 3" (I think the episode order on the discs may have even alternated between the different Elfman- and Walker-scored openings of the show, but my memory may be hazy on that). That wasn't a big problem as creatively, it was still the same show even with the rebranding. But I thought it was a bit weirder when they put out the New Batman Adventures (the episodes that alternated with episodes of Superman: The Animated Series) as "Volume 4" of the same show, when the animation was almost totally different (the Joker in particular)! Ironically, these music releases, where there IS complete continuity in terms of style, will have the correct branding.

Jason, I don't think we're too likely to get "The Adventures of Batman and Robin Volume 1" because I strongly suspect that there will be one four-disc set to cover all of the music from this production run of 20 episodes. Unless LLL wants to do two 2-disc sets, it'll just be "The Adventures of Batman and Robin".

Then we should finally get a four disc set of the 24 episode scores for "The New Batman Adventures" (I suppose if some of these episode scores are particularly long, or if there are interesting unused alternates they want to include, it might possibly necessitate a fifth disc).

For the longest time LLL was firm in saying that after Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3, they were going to move on to sets for those two "spinoff" shows. I'm so grateful to John Takis (or whoever it was) who convinced them to first do a Volume 4 to close out all of the unreleased music from the original 65 episodes. This is honestly probably the best-scored show of the past three or four decades, so it really deserves this complete treatment. I'm thrilled that they've even fit as much unused music as possible onto this final volume, packing each disc to the max!

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 8:52 AM   
 By:   Tango Urilla   (Member)

For the longest time LLL was firm in saying that after Batman: The Animated Series Volume 3, they were going to move on to sets for those two "spinoff" shows. I'm so grateful to John Takis (or whoever it was) who convinced them to first do a Volume 4 to close out all of the unreleased music from the original 65 episodes. This is honestly probably the best-scored show of the past three or four decades, so it really deserves this complete treatment. I'm thrilled that they've even fit as much unused music as possible onto this final volume, packing each disc to the max!

Absolutely agree. Vol. 4, complete with the Arkham Archives extras and everything, is like the project you dream of as a fan and think "If I had the power to do it my way..." but alas you know in your heart it will never come to be. The difference here is that Vol. 4 has now actually come to be. All those cool episode scores I thought I would have to do without (The Mechanic, Zatanna, Moon of the Wolf, etc.) will now be in my hands before I know it. How cool is that? LLL saves the day yet again.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   lonzoe1   (Member)

The track list for BTAS Vol. 4 didn't disappoint. I'm glad LLLR decided to release the tracks that were missing from Vol. 1 and 2. The latter I didn't know was missing cues. Can't wait to purchase my own copy.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 8:57 AM   
 By:   Traveling Matt   (Member)

Now that the track list has been unveiled on the LLL Facebook page, I can confirm that the answer is a definite YES! There's even a never-before-heard alternate early take (the differences are subtle but very cool) of the climactic Part II cue "The Great Equalizer."

John, just to double-check since Volume 4 includes missing material from Volume 1, does this now release every cue from all 65 episodes in full? Unused material notwithstanding.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 9:03 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

I will also order upcoming The Music Of DC Comics: Volume 2. Just for one short track with Mark Hamill's version of Jingle Bells smile

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 9:40 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

THE LAST LAUGH
27 Bruce Shaves Shirley Walker :15


He did?

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 9:47 AM   
 By:   La La Land Records   (Member)

The plan:

The Adventures of Batman & Robin (3 or 4 cd set)

The New Batman Adventures (2 cd set)

Batman/Mr Freeze Subzero

Batman Beyond (3 or 4 disc set)

Justice League Unlimited (3 or 4 disc set)

Teen Titans (3 or 4 disc set)

That's all that is being discussed at the moment. Another volume of Superman TAS was in the works, but sales were so low on the first volume we scraped plans for the time being.

MV

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 9:49 AM   
 By:   TM   (Member)

I will also order upcoming The Music Of DC Comics: Volume 2. Just for one short track with Mark Hamill's version of Jingle Bells smile

Dude, buy the single track from Amazon!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 9:59 AM   
 By:   Jeff Farrell   (Member)

The plan:

The Adventures of Batman & Robin (3 or 4 cd set)

The New Batman Adventures (2 cd set)

Batman/Mr Freeze Subzero

Batman Beyond (3 or 4 disc set)

Justice League Unlimited (3 or 4 disc set)

Teen Titans (3 or 4 disc set)

That's all that is being discussed at the moment. Another volume of Superman TAS was in the works, but sales were so low on the first volume we scraped plans for the time being.

MV


I have never seen any of these shows. But I took a chance and previously ordered all of the Superman/Batman scores released by La-La Land and I love them! Count me in for a purchase for all of these (too bad about Superman TAS). Thanks!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   FilmJunkie2015   (Member)

All this Batman love is great. But are we never going to see Goldenthal's score for Batman & Robin?

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 10:11 AM   
 By:   ShadowStar   (Member)

The plan:

The Adventures of Batman & Robin (3 or 4 cd set)

The New Batman Adventures (2 cd set)

Batman/Mr Freeze Subzero

Batman Beyond (3 or 4 disc set)

Justice League Unlimited (3 or 4 disc set)

Teen Titans (3 or 4 disc set)

That's all that is being discussed at the moment. Another volume of Superman TAS was in the works, but sales were so low on the first volume we scraped plans for the time being.

MV


MV, please, 4 disc sets for The Adventures of Batman and Robin, Teen Titans and Justice League Unlimited. I'm begging you! Please! 3 discs just wouldn't be enough for any of them. The Adventures of Batman and Robin deserves the same, full-score treatment as BTAS and STAS, surely.

I also hope you'll consider doing a second volume of Justice League if the first one sells well enough. I know it hasn't been released yet, but please, keep your options open.

Thank you so, so much for BTAS Vol 4 and Justice League.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 10:37 AM   
 By:   Johnny   (Member)

It looks like La-La Land has very exciting plans for the future of DC music!

I'm surprised to see TEEN TITANS on that list - I thought that, being outside the DCAU, it might not have received the same consideration as Batman, Superman, etc. Very glad to see it isn't being counted out!

A shame Superman's sales never improved. The show seems to have suffered from "middle child syndrome", being sandwiched in between BATMAN and JUSTICE LEAGUE and never receiving the recognition it deserves in recent years. The set you guys put together for the show was nothing short of spectacular in all areas.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 11:02 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

Another volume of Superman TAS was in the works, but sales were so low on the first volume we scraped plans for the time being.

MV


That's sad... I think that another 4-5 CD-set will be enough.
Why don't you did it as Lost in Space?! I hate big box-sets (for price reason, so B:TAS is still the best model for me), but if I had choice - 9-10 CD-set with whole S:TAS music for $100-120 or just one volume with half music and probably no chances for the rest scores... I would do impossible things, but I would buy it, in any case!

frown frown frown

ps Going to listen John Barry's Maybe My Luck Has Changed from KING KONG...

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

If they had trouble selling a 4-disc set for $60, a ~8 disc set would be poison.

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 11:18 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

Soon I am going to start a review of the S: TAS set. If it only moves one more, I feel I will have done a good thing, though I hope, of course, more than that.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 11:21 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

If they had trouble selling a 4-disc set for $60, a ~8 disc set would be poison.

4-disc set, limited to 3000 units for $60 VS 12-disc set, limited to 1500 units... Hmmmm

 
 Posted:   Jul 13, 2016 - 11:22 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

All this Batman love is great. But are we never going to see Goldenthal's score for Batman & Robin?

There are (or at least were) rights issues with that one due to the score being completely unreleased before and only a song album put out. I'm certain that if those issues can ever be resolved, MV is eager to put out the score!

MV, please, 4 disc sets for The Adventures of Batman and Robin, Teen Titans and Justice League Unlimited. I'm begging you! Please! 3 discs just wouldn't be enough for any of them.

Actually, the 20 original scores written for The Adventures of Batman and Robin might *just* fit on a packed-full 3-disc set. Notice that BTAS Vol. 4 has nine complete scores take up about a disc an a half (the last half disc is all Arkham Archives), so it seems like just over twice as many scores might be able to fit on three discs. I suspect that's why MV was unsure about it being 3 or 4 discs, not because he was planning to leave stuff out.

On the other hand, I am a little bit concerned that he only mentions one two-disc set for The New Batman Adventures. That had more episodes than The Adventures of Batman and Robin, and would necessitate at least a four-disc set at least, or a Volume 1 and Volume 2 at two discs each. The scoring for this show is fully orchestral and on the level of Batman TAS or Superman TAS, and I hope it gets the full treatment. Maybe MV is worried because of the slower sales of Superman TAS, with which the New Batman Adventures was paired when airing. I'm hoping that he decides to do a second volume of both of those shows at some point in the future, when he runs out of other Batman stuff to release and he gets desperate. smile

Yavar

 
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