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La-La Land Records Reveals “Superman II + III – Expanded Archival Collection” Track List, Cover Art

La-La Land Records has provided The World’s Finest with a first look at the track list for its forthcoming three-disc Superman II + Superman III – Expanded Archival Collection soundtrack release. The soundtrack – featuring music composed and conducted by Ken Thorne, from original material composed by John Williams – includes over three hours of material. The three-CD set will be released by La-La Land Records at www.lalalandrecords.com on October 23rd at 12noon PST. Superman II + Superman III – Expanded Archival Collection is Limited Edition of 3000 units. Also pictured here is the clamshell jewel case front cover image, as well as the booklet’s front and back cover images. Continue below for the track list breakdown.

Superman II + Superman III – Expanded Archival Collection

DISC 1
Superman II (1980)
Music Composed and Conducted by Ken Thorne
From Original Material Composed by John Williams

1. Preface / Villains in the Zone / Main Title March 8:23
2. Superman to Paris / Lois Climbs Tower 2:49
3. Walkie Talkies / Gelignite Bangs / Superman Saves Lift 2:10
4. Lift Into Space – Releasing the Villains 1:36
5. Orange Juice / Prison Intro / My Little Black Box 1:51
6. Ursa Flies Over Moon / Spacecraft Wrecked / Moon to Earth 4:05
7. Lex Escapes 2:07
8. Sleeping Arrangements / Relaxing at Niagara / Looks Familiar / Superman Saves Boy 3:33
9. Lex and Miss Teschmacher to Fortress / Lex Plans Partnership 2:39
10. Suspecting Lois Takes the Plunge / Clark Fumbles Rescue / Villains Land by Lake 3:37
11. Clark Exposed as Superman 3:13
12. Sheriff and Duane Meet Villains / Lovers Fly North 2:24
13. Daddy’s Rise and Fall / Flight for Flowers / East Houston Battle 3:06
14. Lovers at Dinner Table / Zod Meets General 1:38
15. Mother’s Advice 1:52
16. To Bed – Mt. Rushmore – Sweet Dreams 1:35
17. President Kneels Before Zod 1:55
18. Fight in Diner 1:06
19. TV President Resigns – Clark to Fortress 2:44
20. Return of the Green Crystal / Bored Zod 2:19
21. Non Wrecks Office 1:30
22. Aerial Battle / Zod Throws Slab / Superman Saves Spire 4:52
23. Superman Saves Petrol Tanker / Superman Battles Zod / Superman Flies Off 4:31
Disc 1 Total Time: 63:35

DISC 2

1. Villains Take Lex and Lois to Fortress / School Games 3:14
2. Superman Pulls Big Switch / Superman Triumphs Over Villains 1:59
3. Sad Return 1:41
4. Lois Forgets 1:49
5. Happy Lois Back to Normal / Superman Replaces Stars and Stripes / End Title March 5:38

Total Superman II Score Time: 79:56 

DISC 2 (Continued)

Source Music and Songs from the Superman films
Music by John Williams, Ken Thorne and Giorgio Moroder

Superman: The Movie (1978)
6. Can You Read My Mind (Instrumental No. 1) 3:11
7. Sunday Meeting 1:30
8. Kansas High School 1:47
9. Kansas Kids 1:30
10. Late Night Country Music 0:53
11. Luthor’s Luau 2:50
12. Lois’ Pad 1:17
13. Desert Riff 0:23
14. Lois Car Radio 1:56
15. Kids on the Bus 1:31
16. Can You Read My Mind (Instrumental No. 2) 2:55
Total Time: 19:43

Superman II (1980)
17. Honeymoon Hotel 3:17
18. Country & Western 2:12
19. East Houston Café 2:16
20. Car Radio for Ride Back 1:00
21. Diner Jukebox No. 1 2:19
22. Diner Jukebox No. 2 2:20
Total Time: 13:25

Superman III (1983)
23. Colombian Storm Intro 1:10
24. Olympic Parade 0:28
25. Après Ski 1:06
26. Rock On (Marshall Crenshaw) 3:45
27. No See, No Cry (Chaka Khan) 3:20
28. They Won’t Get Me (Roger Miller) 3:22
29. Love Theme (Helen St. John) 3:18
30. Main Title March (Giorgio Moroder) 4:17
Total Time: 20:46
Total source music and songs time: 53:55
Disc 2 Total Time: 68:16 

DISC 3
Superman III (1983)
Music Composed and Conducted by Ken Thorne
Original Superman Themes by John Williams

1. Main Title (The Streets of Metropolis) 5:31
2. Gus On Computer After the Cents 1:08
3. Saving the Factory – The Acid Test 6:15
4. Payday for Gus / School Gym – Earth Angel / Vulcan 1:39
5. Lana and Clark in Cornfield / Clark Rescues Ricky 2:29
6. Gus Shows the Booze / Gus Finds a Way 1:21
7. Montage 3:12
8. Colombian Storm 1:32
9. Kryptonite / Gus Down Building / Searching for Kryptonite 2:18
10. Lana and Clark on Telephone / Kryptonite Sting / Superman Affected by Kryptonite / Superman Too Late 1:50
11. Tower of Pisa / What Will It Do for Me 2:00
12. Superman and Lorelei on Statue / Superman Ruins Tanker 2:22
13. Boxes in Canyon / Drunken Superman 3:24
14. The Two Faces of Superman 2:54
15. The Struggle Within 2:29
16. The Final Victory 2:19
17. Preparing Balloons / Superman Coming / Computer 3:04
18. Rockets / Video Games / Big Missile 3:15
19. Superman Confronts Ross / Computer Takes Over / Gus Fights Ross 2:16
20. The Computer Comes Alive / Superman Leaves Computer Cave 2:35
21. Metal Vera / Computer Blows Up 2:57
22. Gus Flying With Superman 1:22
23. Diamond Sting / Thank You Superman / Superman Gus /
Clark Gives Lana Diamond Ring 1:43
24. End Credits 4:29

Total Superman III Score Time: 64:21

ADDITIONAL MUSIC

25. Pay Day for Gus [Alternate] 0:49
26. Main Title (The Streets of Metropolis) [Alternate] 5:29

Disc 3 Total Time: 70:41
Total Three-Disc Time: 3:24:32

The three-disc Superman II + Superman III – Expanded Archival Collection collection will be released by La-La Land Records on October 23rd, 2018 at 12noon PST. The 3000 unit limited edition title will be available directly from the La-La Land Records website. For additional information on this release, and other La-La Land Records titles, check out the label’s website.

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John Takis Talks “Justice League,” “Batman” and “Caped Crusaders” Soundtracks with The World’s Finest

The World’s Finest pulled Producer John Takis aside to discuss his work on an assortment of 2016 DC Comics-based animated soundtracks from La-La Land Records, including the massive Justice League soundtrack release and the new Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders score release. Takis digs into how these titles came together, shares his thoughts on an assortment of different score releases, and how crucial it is for fans to support these releases. He also teases what could be coming down the pipeline for upcoming DC Comics animated-based soundtrack releases. To read the entire two-part interview, click on the image or respective links below.


Part One: Justice League & BatmanPart Two: Return of the Caped Crusaders

The soundtracks for Justice League, Batman: The Animated Series, Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders and more are available from La-La Land Records and can be purchased through the label’s official website or other digital retailers. To discuss these releases, click on the discussion links below.

Batman: The Animated Series, Volume Four Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: Original Soundtrack to the Animated Series Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)

Stay tuned for further updates and much more here at The World’s Finest.

The World’s Finest Interviews Dynamic Music Partners on “Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders”

The World’s Finest caught up with Dynamic Music Partners to discuss their work in scoring the Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders animated feature. In this Q & A, Dynamic Music Partners – consisting of Michael McCuistion, Lolita Ritmanis and Kristopher Carter – touch upon their score for Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, their influences, their favorite tracks and much more. The soundtrack for Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders, available from La-La Land Records as of November 8th, 2016, can be purchased through the label’s official website or other digital retailers.

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For more information on Dynamic Music Partners, along with the assorted works and projects – past, present and future – check out their official website. DMP can also be found on Twitter at @DynMusPartners and on Facebook.

Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders is now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and on Digital HD. Further details on Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders can be found at the The World’s Finest Batman: Return of the Caped Crusaders subsite. Stay tuned for further coverage, including reviews, exclusive content and more.

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Site Update: The World’s Finest Reviews Soundtracks For “Batman,” “Justice League,” Animated Movies

The World’s Finest has published reviews for the Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Four, Justice League, Batman: The Killing Joke and Justice League vs. Teen Titans/Batman: Bad Blood soundtrack titles, all released by La-La Land Records. In a nutshell, each soundtrack release is worth adding to one’s collection, with Justice League and Batman: The Killing Joke easily the stand-outs among all four reviews. However, all four titles are feature fantastic work and each deserve a spin. All soundtracks are currently available for purchase through the official La-La Land Records website and through most online resellers.

To read the reviews, please click on the respective images below.


Please note the review for the Justice League vs. Teen Titans/Batman: Bad Blood soundtrack can also be found on the Batman: Bad Blood subsite.

Each review above is part of a larger subsite dedicated to each highlighted property, with each including more exclusive content and features. Stay tuned for further reviews and updates in the days and weeks to come right here at The World’s Finest. Click on the links below to discuss each soundtrack release.

Batman: The Animated Series, Volume Four Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League: Original Soundtrack to the Animated Series Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
Batman: The Killing Joke Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)
Justice League vs. Teen Titans/Batman: Bad Blood Soundtrack Talkback (Spoilers)

La-La Land Records Releasing “Batman: The Killing Joke,” “Justice League,” “Batman: The Animated Series” Soundtracks

La-La Land Records is slated to release soundtrack titles for the Batman: The Killing Joke animated feature and the Justice League animated series, along with a fourth installment in their Batman: The Animated Series soundtrack series on July 26, 2016. The soundtracks, which will be a limited edition titles, will be available to order directly from the La-La Land Records website at 12noon PST, along with other online venues. Attendees of San Diego Comic-Con will get a chance to pick up all three soundtrack titles early starting July 20, 2016 at La-La Land Record’s booth at Booth 4536, which will also include in-booth composer, author and artist signings, announcements about upcoming releases and promotional offers. Click on the artwork below for details – including complete track listings, pricing, autograph availability and more – on the three aforementioned soundtrack titles:




Other related La-La Land Record soundtrack titles slated to debut at San Diego Comic-Con 2016, before going wide on July 26, 2016, include Supergirl: Season One, The Flash: Season Two and the Wonder Woman single vinyl. Further details of each (along with many others) can be found at the official La-La Land Records website.

Stay tuned for additional coverage on these upcoming releases right here at The World’s Finest, including an interview with Dynamic Music Partners.

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