Batman Returns (Expanded Archival Collection) Soundtrack, Limited Edition
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Top Customer Reviews
The music was a hallmark to the film and I highly recommend it for anyone.
But this is a less bombastic, darker, more intimate, and over-all a smaller sounding score than most fans would assume.
The excellent Mr. Clemmenson at "Soundtracks dot com" (the website responsible for 90% of my film score purchases) didn't give "Returns" a glowing review- but for good reasons:
In many ways, the second Burton/Keaton Batman FILM went bigger, bolder, and more complex.
But musically, Elfman kind of did the opposite... As a listening experience, this score sounds lighter, and much smaller.
Even the main theme for Batman sounds as if less musicians are playing it- even though it's basically the same group of musicians as the first film...
Now, after many listens, I've decided this is not a bad thing AT ALL when it comes to the music as a stand-alone experience, and it makes the two albums PERFECT for each other.
In short- if you love the "BATMAN" score, and you love the "EDWARD SCISSOR-HANDS" score, then this is the musical link between those two flavors.
Highly recommended for classical music lovers, film score fans, Danny Elfman followers, and just about anybody who just plain likes good music. But you really should own the first score to truly appreciate the second.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Awesome stuff. I love this score! I listen to it all the time know when I'm driving. Especially at night, it makes me feel I'm right in the movie ha ha haPublished 15 months ago by James Donahue
VERY GOOD AN RARE SCORE NICE PRICE I AM HAPPY TO HAVE FOUND THIS ITEM OUT OF PRINT VERY TALENDENTED MUSICPublished on November 2, 2013 by Sansano Paulette
One of the best soundtracks ever, for my money. Danny Elfman's best score. He hit it right out of the ballpark with this one. Two thumbs way up!!!!Published on September 4, 2013 by cjh
i really do enjoy this music but now i am just writing our words that are required to finish this reviewPublished on September 2, 2013 by Jesse Domingos
I really love the musical selections for this soundtrack. I remember having this on tape before but now I am very excited to have the MP3 versions.Published on March 11, 2013 by KPitts
Just as sequels are hard to do in movies, so are musical scores. Now the Batman theme is here, and Danny Elfman manages to update it for this movie, while it's not totally... Read morePublished on December 5, 2012 by Ben Milton