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Batman & Robin
(1997)
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Composed by:

Conducted by:
Jonathan Sheffer

Produced by:
Matthias Gohl
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LABEL & RELEASE DATE
Bootlegs
(1999)
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No commercial release of the score is available. Several varying 2-CD bootlegs exist.
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Buy it... if you were unsatisfied with the wild inconsistencies of Batman Forever and want to hear a better focused version of Elliot Goldenthal's sound for the caped crusader.

Avoid it... if you threw away your Batman Forever score CD and used its jewel case to replace the one you cracked on your Batman album.
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FILMTRACKS TRAFFIC RANK: #254
WRITTEN 5/4/03, REVISED 3/24/09
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Batman & Robin: (Elliot Goldenthal) By 1997, the Batman concept that had once captivated audiences with its elegantly bleak vision of good versus evil had dissolved into a MTV light show with an excess of characters and total lack of consistency and common sense. Director Joel Schumacher's return to the franchise after his monumentally ridiculous (but still fiscally viable) Batman Forever drove the final nail into coffin of the Batman series, at least for several years until audiences shook off bad memories of Batman & Robin and Christopher Nolan could resurrect the concept in the mid-2000's. Suffering from the same overdose of wild eye candy as Batman Forever, the predictable and repetitive Batman & Robin introduced two new villains, a bat girl, another Bruce Wayne flame, and, of course, another different actor as Batman. The entire project was a disastrous example of franchise stupidity, and like Poison Ivy's garden, the film was overgrown in size and lacking in substance. Despite calls by thousands of upset fans for a return of Danny Elfman to the franchise (which was never going to happen), Elliot Goldenthal returned with many of his devices from Batman Forever (which had, at the very least, used Elfman's most famous, rising two-note major key progression liberally). Disgruntled fans were treated to another Batman production which used Elfman's theme in the trailers but forced Goldenthal's less coherent music on the viewers of the film. Due to a cold reception by fans to every aspect of Batman Forever (except for fans of the Seal song that highlighted its pop album), the fourth installment would never experience a score-only album release. The shame of this reality is the fact that Batman & Robin is a better effort by Goldenthal than its predecessor. His debut into the Batman series had been a wishy-washy mess of carnival cues, with several lengthy sequences of unlistenable garbage sprinkled throughout heroic orchestral music that never sustained itself long enough to make a lasting difference in the film or on album.



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787 TOTAL VOTES
Average: 2.85 Stars
***** 111 5 Stars
**** 124 4 Stars
*** 238 3 Stars
** 164 2 Stars
* 150 1 Stars
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TRACK LISTINGS AND AUDIO
Audio Samples   ▼
Variation #1 Tracks   ▼Total Time: 120:56
CD 1: (60:55)

• 1. Main Titles (2:19)
• 2. Museum Mayhem (5:37)
• 3. Blast Off/Surfs Up (5:54)
• 4. Frozen Stiff (2:32)
• 5. Bane is Born (4:34)
• 6. Memories of Childhood (0:48)
• 7. Poison Ivy/Mr. Freeze's Plans (4:58)
• 8. Barbara Arrives (3:57)
• 9. Observatory Unveiling (1:56)
• 10. Ivy & Bruce (3:11)
• 11. Costume Ball (4:47)
• 12. Cool Party Crasher (4:19)
• 13. A Chilling Chase (2:34)
• 14. Matters of Trust (2:20)
• 15. Freeze on Ice/Renovations (7:10)
• 16. Main Titles Alternate (3:35)
CD 2: (65:01)

• 1. Bike Race (4:33)
• 2. Secrets Revealed (1:43)
• 3. Prison Break/Freeze's Lair/Beauty and the Beast (14:21)
• 4. Ivy & Freeze Join Forces (0:55)
• 5. Alfred's Illness (0:33)
• 6. Partners Part/Seeing the Light (5:17)
• 7. Barbara's New Identity/Will You Trust Me?/Observatory (7:11)
• 8. Invading Ivy's Garden (4:41)
• 9. Icing Gotham (3:04)
• 10. Storming the Observatory/Final Battle/A Helping Hand (13:11)
• 11. Partners Three (2:03)
• 12. End Credits (4:53)
• 13. Main Title Reprise (2:18)
Variation #2 Tracks   ▼Total Time: 120:56

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