New Animated Batman Soundtracks available: CD & digital
October 7, 2017
WaterTower Music has released two new soundtrack albums for the DC animated universe: BATMAN & HARLEY QUINN and BATMAN VS. TWO-FACE. Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter, collectively known as Dynamic Music Partners (AVENGERS ASSEMBLE, BATMAN: THE KILLING JOKE, THE BRAVE AND THE BOLD, JUSTICE LEAGUE, etc.), have composed the music for both titles.
“THE BATMAN VS. TWO-FACE score gave us one final opportunity to honor the late Adam West as Batman, with all the Bams! Zings! and Pows! made famous by the original television series music written by musical icons Neil Hefti and Nelson Riddle,” explained the composers. “Collaboration with producer James Tucker always brings us great creative freedom! With HARLEY QUINN, we returned to the musical world of BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES, which was our first collaboration with Bruce Timm as part of Shirley Walker’s team,” they continued. “Along with recreating that Dark Deco mood, we also paid homage to some of the greatest jazz scores of the 70’s and 80’s. Our long creative history with Bruce usually allows for a musical and dramatic shorthand while discussing the score; this particular project, with its comedic twists and turns, really kept us on our toes.”
“We worked with our key music team on the scores (engineers Mark Mattson and Mako Sujishi, woodwind player John Yoakum, Greg Herzenach on guitars, Andris Mattson playing trumpet on TWO-FACE, and trumpet legend Wayne Bergeron on HARLEY) to take the listener on journeys that are simultaneously familiar and fresh for fans who will undoubtedly appreciate these distinct takes on the Batman universe.”
Both soundtracks were released digitally last Friday, October 6, and on CD exclusively at FYE stores (see links below for mail order).
BATMAN VS TWO FACE soundtrack
BATMAN AND HARLEY QUINN soundtrack
Both films are now available via Blu-ray