Prime Music
Sell yours for a Gift Card
We'll buy it for up to $1.10
Learn More
Trade in now
Have one to sell? Sell on Amazon

Image Unavailable

Image not available for
Color:
  • Batteries Not Included
  • Sorry, this item is not available in
  • Image not available
  • To view this video download Flash Player
      

Batteries Not Included


See all 3 formats and editions Hide other formats and editions
Listen Instantly with Prime Music Album
Other Formats & Versions Amazon Price New from Used from
Audio CD, October 25, 1990
"Please retry"
$199.99 $31.98

Amazon's James Horner Store

Music

Image of album by James Horner
Visit Amazon's James Horner Store
for 125 albums, and 24 full streaming songs.

Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 25, 1990)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Mca
  • ASIN: B000008D9G
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #354,516 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Editorial Reviews

Tracks: Main Title (4:55) - Night Visitors (8:47) - Hamburger Rhumba (3:39) - New Babies (3:45) - Cafe Swing (3:32) - Times Square and Farewell (6:06) - Arson (6:08) - A New Family/End Credits (8:28)

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5 stars
5 star
3
4 star
0
3 star
0
2 star
0
1 star
0
See all 3 customer reviews
Share your thoughts with other customers

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Enjolras TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on May 9, 2010
Format: Audio Cassette
Another James Horner classic. The soundtrack is very lighthearted (especially the cafe scene). Unfortunately, it doesn't seem to be on sale anywhere anymore. What a shame.

Here are the tracks:

Main Title
Night Visitors
Hamburger Rhumba
New Babies
Cafe Swing
Time Square And Farewell
Arson
A New Family
End Credits
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
Format: MP3 Music Verified Purchase
I remember taping *Batteries Not Included on TV (yes, on a VHS tape) and watching it many times throughout my childhood (I was seven when the film came out), but more than anything, James Horner's marvelous big band score has stayed in my memory all these years. *Batteries Not Included was the first time I can remember hearing (and falling in love with) big band and swing; I didn't return to big band music until my late twenties, and now collect big band / swing CDs from all the major bandleaders and vocalists. I have been looking for a copy of this soundtrack since the 1990s and was unwilling to pay the exorbitant fees that unopened CDs fetched in the 2000s, so I was thrilled to see that the MP3s have been made available for purchase through iTunes and Amazon.

At only eight tracks and a tad over 45 minutes, most of *Batteries Not Included is written in a marvelous homage to Glenn Miller and big band swing, including the Main Title, Hamburger Rhumba, and Cafe Swing (there's even a nod to Tommy Dorsey's "Song of India" woven in). Horner also wrote big band scores for Cocoon and Swing Kids: Music From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack with similar success. Here, his big band score perfectly captures the wistful longing of the film's protagonists Frank and Faye Riley (Hume Cronyn and Jessica Tandy) for a bygone era (in Faye's case, her dementia / Alzheimer's leave her trapped in the past, including the memory of her dead son, so the retro score makes perfect sense).
Read more ›
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Manic Obsession Music on January 10, 2010
Format: Audio Cassette
Music Composed And Conducted By James Horner
1987 / MCA Records
Songs Include :

Main Title
Night Visitors
Hamburger Rhumba
New Babies
Cafe Swing
Time Square And Farewell
Arson
A New Family
End Credits
Comment Was this review helpful to you? Yes No Sending feedback...
Thank you for your feedback. If this review is inappropriate, please let us know.
Sorry, we failed to record your vote. Please try again

Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Look for Similar Items by Category