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Interview With “Batman: The Animated Series” Soundtrack Co-Producer John Takis

After waiting over two years, the latest Batman: The Animated Series soundtrack collection from La-La Land Records has arrived. Collecting an abundance of scores over a massive four-disc set, Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Three includes some of the most sought-after music in television history. After two incredible collections, La-La Land Records has dug into the vaults once more to pull out more amazing work by Shirley Walker and her amazing team of composers. Involved in the soundtrack’s production is John Takis, producer for many of an assortment of DC Comics animation-based soundtracks for the specialty label. The World’s Finest caught up with Takis to talk about the scope of this release and the legacy of this monumental music. Click on the image below to check out the interview.

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Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Three is a four-disc set with over five hours of music 24 full episode scores, including the two-part epic crossover “Robin’s Reckoning” and “The Clock King,” “Dreams in Darkness” and more. The soundtrack CD release from La-La Land Records will be available to order directly from La La Land Records starting Tuesday, October 7th, 2014. The soundtrack will be available through the label’s official website and a host of specialty online retailers. Stay tuned for additional updates and news, right here at The World’s Finest!

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Complete Tracklist For “Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack From The Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Three”

The World’s Finest has a breakdown of the complete track list for the highly-anticipated Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack From The Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Three CD release, available from La-La Land Records starting October 7th, 2014. The multi-disc set will be available to order directly from the the label’s website or through select online vendors. The first 200 people who purchase the score through the La-La Land Records website will receive a signed front tray card autographed by composers Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion and Carlos Rodriguez at no extra charge. Quantities are limited.

Continue below for a first look at the complete four-disc track listing details for Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack From The Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Three.

TRACK LISTING:

*CONTAINS THEMATIC MATERIAL BY SHIRLEY WALKER
**CONTAINS THEME FROM “BATMAN” BY DANNY ELFMAN

DISC 1
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES
1. Main Title (Danny Elfman) 1:03
ROBIN’S RECKONING, PART I (Carlos Rodriguez)
2. Robin’s Reckoning/Yahoo!/Robin’s Catch/Interrogation 2:50
3. Boy Wonder 0:55
4. Extortion/The Flying Graysons 1:49
5. Goodbye/Master Dick 1:03
6. Crap Shoot*/Stromwell’s Mansion 0:59
7. The Bonding*/Never Again 1:00
ROBIN’S RECKONING, PART II (Peter Tomashek)
8. Circus Memory 1:24
9. Fencing Memory 0:53
10. Dick Eavesdrops/Stealthy Dick 0:59
11. Dick on the Street 2:44
12. Dick Finds Zucco/Into the River/Out of the River 1:56
13. Redial (William T. Stromberg)/Batman Drops In 0:56
14. Amusement Park Fight/Robin Gets Zucco/Robin Does Right 3:40
15. Sunrise 0:34
ROBIN’S RECKONING (BONUS TRACK) (Carlos Rodriguez)
16. Circus Fanfare/The Flying Graysons (alternate) 1:05
P.O.V. (Shirley Walker)
17. Gotham’s Finest/Bad Guys Escape 1:42
18. Bullock’s P.O.V. 3:37
19. Wilkes’ P.O.V. 1:35
20. Montoya’s P.O.V. 1:40
21. Suspended Cops 0:44
22. Renee Finds Batman/Batman Fights the Mob**/Montoya Cleans Up 5:07
23. Epilogue 0:27
THE CLOCK KING (Carlos Rodriguez)
24. The Clock King*/Gone With the Wind/Fugate Loses It 1:25
25. Political Graffiti*/Fugate Catches Train* 1:36
26. Back Alley Batman/Clock Creep Hits Bank/Adieu, Batman* 1:43
27. Time Is Running Out/Batman the Safe-Cracker 1:11
28. Timing Is Everything*Batman Saves the Mayor* 2:36
TYGER, TYGER (Todd Hayen)
29. Tyger, Tyger*/Introducing Tygrus 2:31
30. Tygrus Exercises 1:07
31. Dorian’s Island 1:23
32. The Catwoman/You Made Her a Monster 0:43
33. Tygrus Notices Catwoman/Her Fate Is in Your Hands 1:59
34. Run Thru the Jungle/Bat vs. Cat/Fight on the Bridge/Batman and Tygrus Fall 2:18
35. Selina Convinces Tygrus/Not His Enemy 2:24
36. Tyger Burning Bright 1:40
SEE NO EVIL (Shirley Walker)
37. See No Evil/Memoirs of an Invisible Con/Footprints 6:09
38. Kimberly’s School/Stay Away/Abandoned 2:59
39. Mojo’s Pearls/Hold On… Batman 5:03
40. Safe and Sound 0:37
TOTAL DISC TIME: 77:38

DISC 2
CAT SCRATCH FEVER (Harvey R. Cohen)
1. Cat Scratch Fever/Cat Catchers/Animal Testing 3:08
2. Dagget Labs*/Selina Is Bitten* 0:57
3. The Toxin Takes Effect* 2:13
4. Let the Hunt Begin/The Chase Continues*/Toboggan Run 1:39
5. On the Ice*/Under the Ice 1:43
6. Bad Guys Take a Dip* 0:34
7. Isis’ Return 0:47
THE FORGOTTEN (Shirley Walker)
8. Down into the City 0:37
9. Bruce Becomes Homeless/Bruce Is Blackjacked 2:42
10. The Oven 0:47
11. The Dream Sequence/Dan Protects Salvo/Alfred Finds Bruce’s Car 2:27
12. Bruce’s Family Flashback 0:34
13. Sweatbox Breakout/Trapped in the Canyon 1:21
14. Mining for Batman 2:52
15. Master Bruce 0:29
BE A CLOWN (Michael McCuistion)
16. Gotham Acres/Crooks Interrupt Mayor’s Speech/Joker the Costume Freak* 1:59
17. Jekko the Magnificent/You, You, You 1:15
18. Pure Dynamite/Dynamite Birthday Cake* 1:51
19. Jordan the Stowaway 0:39
20. It’s Not a Game, Jordan/The Old Ace up the Sleeve/The Crystal Ball 1:43
21. Batman in Straightjacket/The Show Continues* 2:20
22. Rollercoaster Fight 1:01
23. Jordan & Mayor Reunited 0:16
BE A CLOWN (BONUS TRACKS) (Michael McCuistion)
24. Organ Source 1:24
25. Water Tank Source 1:02
26. Carousel Source 1:48
27. Circus Source (unused) 1:45
DREAMS IN DARKNESS (Todd Hayen)
28. Dreams in Darkness/Batman Guesses Wrong/Batman Cracks Up 2:55
29. Batman’s Fate*/Threshold of Fear 2:18
30. Batman Tries to Escape/Mass Madness* 0:32
31. Batman’s Delusions* 3:46
32. Batman Conquers Fear*/Safe at Home 2:09
THE UNDERDWELLERS (Lars Clutterham & Stuart Balcomb)
33. Let’s Play Chicken (L. Clutterham) 1:10
34. It Was a Leprechaun (L. Clutterham) 0:48
35. The Underdwellers (S. Balcomb) 1:42
36. Blinded by the Light*/Batman Saves Frog* (S. Balcomb) 3:18
37. The Sewer King (S. Balcomb) 1:14
38. Batman Sounds Alarm (L. Clutterham) 1:27
39. Be Our Guest/Endangered Species? Not/Hanging Out to Dry/Batman Dethrones King (L. Clutterham) 2:14
40. The Light, The Light (S. Balcomb) 0:34
TERROR IN THE SKY (Shirley Walker)
41. Terror in the Sky/The Man-Bat 1:44
42. Carpet Inspection/Batman Operates/Francine Is in the Trash 1:01
43. Man-Bat out of the Sky/Man-Bat Chases Batman 2:34
44. Batman Looks Thru Files/March Confesses 1:18
45. Francine, Come Home 0:49
46. Woman-Bat Wrecks the Plane/Langstrom out the Door 2:59
47.Detransformation 2:21
TOTAL DISC TIME: 78:32

DISC 3
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES
1. Main Title Demo (Two Pianos) (Shirley Walker & Danny Elfman) 1:01
NIGHT OF THE NINJA (Mark Koval)
2. Night of the Ninja 2:10
3. Karate School/Flashback/Ninja Assault* 3:36
4. Just in Time 0:56
5. Bruce Catches Kyodai 1:13
6. Kidnapped/Watertower 0:39
7. Master Crime Fighter 1:39
8. Ninja Meets His Match*/Thanks for Your Help 3:18
DAY OF THE SAMURAI (Carlos Rodriguez)
9. Day of the Samurai/Ninja’s Arrival 1:54
10. Kyodai Ken Is Revealed/Bruce’s Sketch 0:42
11. Bruce Meditates/Once Upon a Time, Alfred/Uramachi District/Batman
Gives Chase 3:48
12. Kyodai Ken Finds Scroll/The Big Sleep/Kyodai Studies Scroll 1:37
13. Alfred’s All Tied Up/Batman Does as He Will/Batman Examines Dummy 2:02
14. Batman Confronts Kyodai* 2:32
15. Most Ingenious, Sir/The Essence of Samurai 0:54
PROPHECY OF DOOM (Shirley Walker)
16. Prophecy of Doom 1:19
17. Abandon Ship/Grave Danger 1:34
18. Elevator Cliffhanger/Elevator Escape 1:47
19. The Great Fall/Spiritual Crisis 2:33
20. Nostromos Sees the Light/Guilty as Charged 4:24
PROPHECY OF DOOM (BONUS TRACK) (Shirley Walker)
21. Nostromos Source 1:01
ETERNAL YOUTH (Lolita Ritmanis)
22. Eternal Youth 1:47
23. Wild Weekend/Detective Batman/Batcave Greenery 1:19
24. Alfred and Maggie Go Back/Batman’s Chemistry/Behind the Curtain 1:40
25. Bat Gliding*/Petrified People 1:47
26. Ivy the Eco-Terrorist 1:54
27. What’s It All About…? 0:48
ETERNAL YOUTH (BONUS TRACKS) (Lolita Ritmanis)
28. Video Source 2:03
29. Spa Source 1:51
WHAT IS REALITY? (Richard Bronskill)
30. What Is Reality?/Police Station 1:18
31. The Riddler’s File/Robin Opens the Box 0:58
32. Hard Copy* 1:16
33. Riddler and the Commissioner*/Batman’s Fire Out*/Batman in Computer Land* 1:27
34. Batman’s Riddler* 0:56
35. Batman and Pegasus*/And So On, And So On 3:07
36. Trapped* 0:38
MUDSLIDE (Shirley Walker)
37. Mudslide/Clayface Slips By 1:17
38. Your Goose Is Cooked/You Used to be Neater 3:44
39. Movie Source 1:15
40. MP-40/Clayface Escapes 1:26
41. He’s Melting/Breaking Up Is Hard to Do 1:27
42. Inside Addition 4:14
TOTAL DISC TIME: 78:26

DISC 4
I AM THE NIGHT (Michael McCuistion)
1. I Am the Night 0:37
2. Roses/Stakeout/Roses on the Pavement/Brass Knuckles 1:56
3. Battering Ram/The Jazzman Was Ready*/Catching the Jazzman/Commissioner Is Shot 2:23
4. Emergency 0:27
5. Batman Pays a Visit 0:38
6. Batman’s Rage/Jazzman in Prison 1:25
7. Robin Sees Batman/Jazzman in the Laundry/Jazzman’s Escape 0:58
8. Batman Unmasks/This Is My Hunt*/Batman Saves Gordon* 2:25
9. Batman Talks with Kid* 1:15
HEART OF STEEL, PART I (Richard Bronskill & Tamara Kline)
10. Sub-Main Title/The Briefcase (R. Bronskill) 1:03
11. Briefcase on the Prowl (T. Kline) 1:53
12. The Escape* (R. Bronskill) 3:15
13. Cybertron Industries/HARDAC/Next Duplicant/Another Gordon (T. Kline) 1:52
14. Teddy Bear/Randa’s Compact/Compact Goes to Work (R. Bronskill) 1:18
15. Randa Finds the Batcave/HARDAC Has Control (T. Kline) 1:22
HEART OF STEEL, PART II (Carl Johnson)
16. Heart of Steel, Part II* 0:58
17. Another Mayor/Another Bullock 2:41
18. A Very Exclusive Club* 1:49
19. Trash Can Robot 1:36
20. A Watchful Eye/Flying Over Cybertron*/Robots Run Amok*/Randa Is Terminated 3:24
21. Let’s Go Home* 0:39
HEART OF STEEL (BONUS TRACKS) (Tamara Kline, Richard Bronskill & Carl Johnson)
22. Futuristic Muzak (T. Kline) 0:45
23. Sub-Main Title/The Briefcase (alternate)/Randa’s Compact (alternate) (R. Bronskill) 1:31
24. Let’s Go Home (alternate)* (C. Johnson) 0:40
BLIND AS A BAT (Steve Chesne & James Stemple)
25. The Raven (S. Chesne) 1:34
26. Raven Runs Amok* (J. Stemple) 0:52
27. The Vision Thing (S. Chesne) 0:52
28. Sight, Or No Sight/Tooling Up*/Quoth the Batman, “Nevermore”*/** (J. Stemple) 4:29
29. Batwing Disabled/Disabled Batman (S. Chesne) 4:05
30. Cornered*/Good News* (J. Stemple) 1:01
PAGING THE CRIME DOCTOR (Shirley Walker)
31. Paging the Crime Doctor 3:44
32. Leslie Remembers/Matt Finds Leslie/Old Friends/Abducted 2:00
33. Signs of a Struggle/The Disorderly Orderly/Playing with Sharp Objects/Laser Blazer 4:08
34. Rooftop Escape/About My Father 3:28
THE MAN WHO KILLED BATMAN (Shirley Walker)
35. The Man Who Killed Batman 1:23
36. Sid Wanted In/Sid the Squid 2:27
37. Squid, Squid, Squid/Locked Up 1:46
38. Sid Meets the Joker/The Diamond Exchange/No Punchline 2:13
39. Batman’s Funeral (includes “Amazing Grace,” trad.) 3:33
40. Pine Box/A Lot of Respect 1:43
BATMAN: THE ANIMATED SERIES
41. End Credits (Danny Elfman) 0:45
TOTAL DISC TIME: 78:28

TOTAL ALBUM TIME: 312:53

The above details, and more, are available on the The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite.

Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack From The Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Three, the soundtrack CD release from La-La Land Records, will be available to order directly from La La Land Records starting Tuesday, October 7th, 2014. The soundtrack will be available through the label’s official website and a host of specialty online retailers.

Check out the The World’s Finest Batman: The Animated Series subsite for more details on this classic animated series.

More details on La-La Land Records can be found at the label’s official website. La-La Land Records specializes in soundtrack releases highlighting the best music from television and film, both new and old. The label has been releasing soundtracks with material from assorted animated and live-action DC Comics-based projects since 2002.

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“Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Three” Soundtrack Coming October 7th, 2014 From La-La Land Records

La-La Land Records has announced an October 7th, 2014 release date for the Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Three four-disc compact disc title. The mutli-disc set is slated to run roughly five hours and length and feature scores to roughly twenty episodes. Hi-res cover art and a complete track list for Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Three is expected to be released shortly. The soundtrack title is part of La-La Land Records’ celebration of Batman’s 75th anniversary of Batman

Continue below for La-La Land’s graphic promoting the label’s October 2014 titles, including the new Batman: The Animated Series soundtrack title.


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As previously mentioned, the Batman: The Animated Series – Original Soundtrack from the Warner Bros. Television Series, Volume Three release from La-La Land Records is part of the year-long “Batman 75” 2014 celebrations, commemorating the 75th anniversary of Batman’s first comic book appearance. More details on “Batman 75” can be found here.

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More details on La-La Land Records can be found at the label’s official website. La-La Land Records specializes in soundtrack releases highlighting the best music from television and film, both new and old. The label has been releasing soundtracks with material from assorted animated and live-action DC Comics-based projects since 2002.

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Package Artwork For Recent “Batman: Assault on Arkham” Soundtrack Release

The World’s Finest has a collection of select package images from the recent Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music From The DC Universe Animated Movie Limited Edition soundtrack release from La-La Land Records. The compact disc soundtrack, available for purchase through both www.lalalandrecords.com and other soundtrack boutiques for $19.98US, is a limited edition of 1500 units. Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music From The DC Universe Animated Movie features music by Robert J. Kral, acclaimed composer behind Green Lantern: First Flight, Superman Unbound, among others.

Click on the images for a closer look at the package artwork for the soundtrack release, created by the Warm Butter Design studio.

The Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music From The DC Universe Animated Movie Limited Edition soundtrack release from La-La Land Records is now available starting at $19.98US. The compact disc soundtrack can be through both www.lalalandrecords.com and other soundtrack boutiques. Please note a digital download version of the Batman: Assault on Arkham soundtrack is also currently available from WaterTower Music.

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New “Batman: Assault On Arkham – Limited Edition” Soundtrack Release Available Today

The new Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music From The DC Universe Animated Movie Limited Edition soundtrack release from La-La Land Records is available starting today for the retail price of $19.98. The compact disc soundtrack, available for purchase through both www.lalalandrecords.com and other soundtrack boutiques, is a limited edition of 1500 units. Batman: Assault on Arkham – Music From The DC Universe Animated Movie features music by Robert J. Kral, acclaimed composer behind Green Lantern: First Flight, Superman Unbound, among others.

The animated movie, the latest installment in the ongoing DC Universe Animated Original Movie line, features a story based on the popular Batman: Arkham video game series. In Batman: Assault on Arkham, a routine mission by the Suicide Squad to stop The Riddler goes awry when The Joker gets involved, drawing the attention of Batman. Batman: Assault on Arkham is currently available on Blu-ray, single-disc DVD, and for Digital Download.

La-La Land Records, the specialty record label with thousands of soundtrack titles available for purchase, provided the following release details.

BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM: LIMITED EDITION
LLLCD 1316
Music by Robert J. Kral
Limited Edition of 1500 Units

STARTS SHIPPING AUGUST 26
RETAIL PRICE: $19.98

ORDER BATMAN: ASSAULT ON ARKHAM: LIMITED EDITION on 8/26 starting at 12pm (PST) at www.lalalandrecords.com and get your copy autographed by composer Robert J. Kral at no additional charge. Autographs are while supplies last and are NOT guaranteed.

La-La Land Records, Warner Bros. Animation and DC Comics present the original motion picture score to the DC Universe Animated Movie, Batman: Assault on Arkham, directed by Jay Oliva and Ethan Spaulding. Acclaimed composer Robert J. Kral (Green Lanrtern: First Flight, The Haunting in Connecticut, Duck Dodgers, Angel) returns again to the DC Universe with a dynamite action/thriller score that is the perfect compliment to this action-packed tale, based on the hit video game series, in which Batman infiltrates The Suicide Squad, who have been tasked to kill The Riddler. Scored like a contemporary, urban crime thriller by way of the Batman universe, this is a great listen! Produced by Robert J. Kral and MV Gerhard and mastered by James Nelson, this is a special limited edition of 1500 Units features four exclusive tracks not available on the digital download version and liner notes from co-director Jay Oliva. Bat-riffic art design is courtesy of Dan Goldwasser.

TRACK LISTING:
Music By Robert J. Kral
1. Nygma’s Confrontation/It’s Batman 3:11
2. Criminal Montage 3:06
3. Task Force Indoctrination 2:42
4. Dropping Down 2:00
5. Gearing Up/Beer Room Challenge 1:51
6. Welcome Back Cowboy!* 1:05
7. Harley Arrested to Arkham 3:02
8. Infiltrating Arkham & Joker Assault 5:33
9. Killer Frost’s Kiss & Black Spider’s Microwave 2:00
10. Harley Bait & King Shark’s Work 1:28
11. Suicide Squad in the Big House 3:45
12. Batman’s Gotham & Property Room Access 2:59
13. Batman Fights Suicide Squad 2:12
14. Riddler Proposes a Cure* 1:14
15. Joker’s Out/Suicide Squad vs. SCU 3:35
16. Shocking Solution* 2:25
17. Joker Attacks Batman 1:41
18. Prisoners Released 2:46
19. Chopper Fight/Poison Ivy/The Batplane 2:03
20. Chopper Crash 2:25
21. Harley’s Rage* 0:57
22. Final Confrontations 2:08
23. Batman: Assault on Arkham End Credits 3:05

TOTAL ALBUM TIME: 57:58
*album exclusive track

Plase note a digital download version of the Batman: Assault on Arkham soundtrack is also currently available from WaterTower Music.

Additional soundtrack releases based on animated series inspired by DC Comics characters are expected to be released later this year, including Batman: The Animated Series – Volume Three from La-La Land Records. Details will be available soon.

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The direct-to-video Batman: Assault on Arkham animated feature from DC Entertainment and Warner Bros. Animation is now available to own on Blu-ray, DVD and Digital HD. Warner Bros. Home Entertainment distributes the latest installment of the DC Universe Animated Original Movie line. Stay tuned for additional exclusive content.

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