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  • Audio Cassette (19 Jun. 1989)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Import
  • Label: Wea Corp
  • ASIN: B000002LHY
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (17 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 405,995 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By S. Stillings on 26 Jan. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Prior to the release of Tim Burton's dark and stylised interpretation of the Batman concept, Prince had just published the politically controversial Sign O' The Times in 1987 and the fabulously peppy God-enthused Lovesexy in 1988, both of which explored different musical genres and experimented with both established types and some of the newer artistic styles of the decade. Prince has a reputation for pushing the boundaries of musical restrictions, combining a range of different styles of music and it would be fair to say that no one could level the accusation against him that he fails to move and adapt with the times. Batman is a prime example of Prince's ability to blend different genres. Long term Prince fans will recognise some of the production values, but there's plenty of innovative composition to keep even the most disillusioned Prince fan satisfied.

Songs like 'Electric Chair' and 'Partyman' are infectious examples of the type of music typical of the 80's, with great lyrics and an energy charged electric funk guitar riffing over the top and both are pure Prince gold. 'Arms of Orion' is a poignant love ballad, but has a minimalistic score which works extremely well with the subject matter, with good vocal performances from both Prince and Sheena's Easton's on the track which lend a touching quality to the song.

'Lemon Crush' is probably the most ambitious track of the album, as much of the backing vocals are song in an off-key manner, as is the musical arrangement. Oddly, the whole thing works extremely well. Some of this off-key arrangement is used in 'Batdance' and again it works very well.
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By Sean on 28 May 2014
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Not really a big fan of Prince's music, but a fan of the film and liked a good few of the songs on this album such as 'Partyman', 'Trust', 'Scandalous' and 'Batdance'. Interesting soundworld and classic album that typifies the era and it's association with the blockbuster film, as well as being part of the film's heavy marketing campaign. As an album in itself, although all the songs work well together stylistically, there aren't many other songs on here that grab my attention. Also, although I felt songs from the album accompanied and fitted the mood well for scenes in the film, I think it would have been better to keep them out as an external product only, so as to keep a more timeless feel to the film with Elfman's score only (rather than grounding it in the 80s and using it for commercial use). However, overall if your a fan of Prince's more mainstream funk/pop music, which he returned to in this album; I would recommend buying this.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Jay on 20 Mar. 2007
Format: Audio CD
Not to be confused with Danny Elfman's instrumental release for the same movie, this soundtrack for the first Batman, is one of the best movie soundtracks ever released. Prince created a soundtrack that moves with the movie. It is not just a compilation of songs that you hear in the background of a movie, like many soundtracks that are hastily put together. This CD is full of dialogue from the movie and from Prince's imagination. Prince put a lot of heart, soul and funk into this recording.

Songs:

THE FUTURE is the opening song that sets the stage for the dark future that The Joker has in mind for Gothem. It full of techno, synthesized sounds that are held together with Prince's rhythm guitar.

ELECTRIC CHAIR comes out with hard guitar riffs by one of the greatest guitarist in the pop/rock world.

THE ARMS OF ORION - What a pretty song. It is sung as a duet between Bruce Wayne (Prince) and Vicki Vale (Sheena Easton). It is a soft, sad love song that is held together by the beautiful piano and a string section.

PARTYMAN - What more can I say except to quote Jack, "Gentlemen, let's broaden our minds!" Everyone listening to this can picture Jack Nicholson as the Joker strutting thru the museum with his henchmen and a boombox. Very Funky.

VICKI'S WAITING - Another dance track. The song is about Batman wondering if and when he should tell Vicki Vale that he is Bruce Wayne.

TRUST - Another upbeat dance track that was used when the Joker is riding on his float in a parade through downtown Gothem.

LEMON CRUSH - Club tune. The only song I can not envision in the Batman movie. Still a good tune.

SCANDALOUS - Love or Sex?
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful By "orwell74" on 7 July 2003
Format: Audio CD
batman -the soundtrack is a prince album like no other. the opening tracks of 'the future' and 'electric chair' are timeless funk & rock (just listen to the guitar solo on electric chair) and create the tempo and style for the rest of the album.it slows down to a ballad in the form of 'arms of orion' a duet with sheena easton yet on the sleeve notes it is credited to 'bruce wayne & vikki vale'.all of the songs are supposedly sung/performed by characters from the movie or alter egos of prince.
it's the jokers turn to ham it up in partyman and even the piano samples create the crazy feeling of the joker in this dance tune.
vikki waiting ,lemon crush & trust are songs that could only really fit well on this album and would look out of place elsewhere. scandalous is a 'slow song' dripping all over the floor and the cherry on top being batdance...no song like it. it dares you to sit through it without tapping your feet or even screaming inside your head to DONT STOP DANCIN'.the movie audio clips are set into the track with ease and after it all you wonder what can he come up with next. the only regret is this album is its length ,40 mins and could/should have been longer as the b-sides of 200 balloons would have snuggeled up alongside partyman nicely. to quote the opening track 'i've seen the future and it works'
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