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 Posted:   Mar 14, 2014 - 5:25 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

...what that 2'20 minutes of music was that was revelatory/amazing/earth-shattering? wink
Did I miss the thread/post it was revealed in?

 Posted:   Mar 14, 2014 - 5:31 AM   
 By:   mstrox   (Member)

Are you talking about the early piano demonstration of Elfman's Batman theme, which was played by Shirley Walker and included on B:TAS Vol 2? That's the only thing I can remember LLL teasing like that, although it's possible there was something more recent.

 Posted:   Mar 14, 2014 - 6:04 AM   
 By:   Kev McGann   (Member)

No, it wasn't recent, it was a while ago.
That must be it, Thanks.
I guess I set my expectations way too high!! wink

 Posted:   Mar 14, 2014 - 7:59 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)

Well, you got the quote all wrong. What MV said back in January 2012 was:

I am working on a major project right now and came across something on the tapes that blew me away...totally unsuspected and unfrigginbelievable! 2:20 of film music history that, if I am correct, was most likely only heard by 5 or 6 people EVER! Fingers crossed that the powers that be let us include this found track on this uber cool release!

Piano demo and pretty damn cool. Maybe it was heard by the director, producer, composer (of course) orchestrator and James Nelson who transferred the stuff for me. lol

BTW, while the music runs 2:20 its not the entire piece of music as we all know it. The end is clipped...perhaps still a work in progress. The entire final piece probably runs about 2:35 or so.


And yea, it was referring to Walker's piano demo of Elfman's Batman theme which is a hidden bonus track on their Batman: The Animated Series Volume 2 release, which came out in July 2012.

In fact, MV made a post about it right after it came out

"A Piece of Film Music History"

That's something I wrote a few months back while I was finishing up our 4 disc set for BTAS Vol 2. While sifting through Shirley's personal collection of music we came across something marked "Danny's Batman Theme". At first I thought it was going to be a demo for the BTAS theme, then I listened to it. Clocking in at 2 minutes and change was a piano demo for the theme from Danny Elfman's 1989 score...filled with some mistakes and not quite complete. I just about wet my pants. The score that got me to fall in love with film music -- here in my hands -- is the initial demo cut for the producer's to listen to.. .to say Yeah or Nay on the composer and his now iconic theme. It's the score that launched Elfman's career into the stratosphere and help establish that comic book sound for years to come.

I know some of you out there, you Grumpy Gus', will poo-poo all over this discovery and my proclaimation, but I don't care. This IS a part of film music history and I am very happy to share it with those who will appreciate it as much as I did. For those of you who picked up the BTAS Vol 2 set -- it's an easter egg on disc 1 at the end.




 Posted:   Mar 14, 2014 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   DeviantMan   (Member)

I'd get Vol2
For that hidden demo alone!

Nice discovery!!!

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