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The Lego Batman Movie
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Composed and Produced by:
Lorne Balfe

Conducted by:
Christopher Gordon
Dan Walker
Thomas Wilson
Sam Allchurch

Orchestrated by:
Oscar Senen
Joan Martorell
Vladamir Tubic
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WaterTower Music
(February 3rd, 2017)
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Regular U.S. release.
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Buy it... if you grooved to Lorne Balfe's intelligent parody music for Home and seek the DC/Warner superhero equivalent of that rowdy, entertaining sound.

Avoid it... if you take medication to help control your blood pressure, because the sheer force of sound heard in this score could negate your pills' effects after just 15 minutes of rambunctious rock and orchestra enthusiasm.
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WRITTEN 3/25/17
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The Lego Batman Movie: (Lorne Balfe) It wasn't too long ago that Lego animations were the trick of direct-to-video DVD stands at American box stores, the kind of cheap marketing ploys to which grandparents would succumb as a method of resting their tired bodies during a weekend of watching their hyperactive grandkids. Then came the immense success of The Lego Movie in 2014, and while the DC comics characters had already received animated Lego movies in prior years, the treatment of Batman and his associated DC and Warner-owned properties to the big screen in 2017's The Lego Batman Movie suddenly merited huge box office returns. These movies are a kick to watch but tiresome all the same, an exhausting experience for adults attempting to catch all the in-jokes. After all, kids won't care why it's amusing to hear Billy Dee Williams voice Two-Face What matters is that seemingly every related property that can be forced into a Batman versus Joker tale is done so for commercial purposes, all wrapped into a nice story of the two leads' co-dependency. The DC and wider pop-culture references in The Lego Batman Movie extend, of course to the soundtrack. The music for The Lego Movie, headlined by the Oscar-nominated song, "Everything is Awesome," was a haphazard blend of song and score with the latter handled competently by Mark Mothersbaugh. For The Lego Batman Movie, the equation for the soundtrack isn't much different, source songs playing an integral role, naturally expanding upon the humorous Batman vocalizations from the first film. For the score duties, the production turned to Hans Zimmer associate Lorne Balfe, who has managed to branch off into a successful career of his own in the 2010's after his Remote Control bounce. The score that mostly closely relates to The Lego Batman Movie for Balfe is his strong 2015 effort for Home, which was likewise a parody endeavor that pilfered all sorts of alien-specific sounds in a totally frantic environment. Undoubtedly, The Lego Batman Movie is the DC-universe equivalent of Home for Balfe, the schizophrenic changes in pace, constant references to other sources, and general accessibility of the whole producing yet another really solid children's parody score. The difference between the two is tone and process; whereas Home is flightier and was forced to mingle with the star actress' own vocals, The Lego Batman Movie is more of an overbearing, standalone effort.

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Average: 3.1 Stars
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Total Time: 94:17
CD1: (40:46)
• 1. Who's the (Bat)Man - performed by Patrick Stump (3:03)
• 2. Forever - performed by performed by DNCE (3:48)
• 3. I Just Died in Your Arms - performed by Cutting Crew (4:35)
• 4. Invincible - performed by Kirsten Arian (2:59)
• 5. One - performed by Three Dog Night (2:21)
• 6. Heroes (We Could Be) - Hard Rock Sofa and Skidka Remix - performed by Alesso and Tove Lo (6:35)
• 7. Man in the Mirror - performed by Alex Aiono (3:48)
• 8. Friends Are Family - performed by performed by Oh, Hush!, Will Arnett, and Jeff Lewis (2:23)
• 9. I Found You - performed by Fraser Murray (3:34)
• 10. Forever - performed by Justin Tranter (3:49)
• 11. Man in the Mirror - performed by performed by Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine (1:49)
• 12. Everything is Awesome - performed by performed by Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine (2:02)

CD2: (53:31)
• 1. Black (7:31)
• 2. Your Greatest Enemy (2:41)
• 3. The Arrival of Robin (2:52)
• 4. Joker Crashes the Party (1:33)
• 5. No Seat Belts Required (2:16)
• 6. To Cage the Joker (1:58)
• 7. The Phantom Zone (3:36)
• 8. Open for Business (1:08)
• 9. Chaos in Gotham (3:19)
• 10. Lava Attack (7:39)
• 11. For Your Own Good (1:44)
• 12. Joker Manor (2:29)
• 13. Batman's in the Zone (4:39)
• 14. The Babs Signal (2:24)
• 15. Battle Royale (4:53)
• 16. A Long Farewell (2:49)

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The insert includes extensive credits and a note from the director about the score and songs.
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