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Batman Forever [Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture]
     

Batman Forever [Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture]

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On its surface, Batman Forever is the traditional studio-assembled soundtrack, bringing together heavy hitters (U2, the Offspring, Brandy, Method Man) with cult favorites (PJ Harvey, Massive Attack,

Overview

On its surface, Batman Forever is the traditional studio-assembled soundtrack, bringing together heavy hitters (U2, the Offspring, Brandy, Method Man) with cult favorites (PJ Harvey, Massive Attack, Nick Cave) that have little connection. However, the record turns the formula on its ear, creating a dark, hypnotic mood that doesn't let up until the end of the album. It's the first half of the soundtrack that is the most impressive. Beginning with the club-ready T. Rex riffs of U2's Nellee Hooper-produced "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kill Me, Kiss Me" and segueing immediately into the loose, dirty blues stomp of PJ Harvey's "One Time Too Many" and the seductive pulse of Brandy, the album draws connections between artists that don't seem to have anything to do with each other. What ties nearly everything together is the underlying dark rhythmic pulse -- each song has a vague menace that is also sexual. With the notable exceptions of the Offspring, Michael Hutchence, and the Flaming Lips -- whose songs are used to deflate the mood -- Batman Forever is a surprisingly effective, atmospheric record; although only three of the songs are featured prominently in the film, it's even better than the movie.

Product Details

Release Date:
06/06/1995
Label:
Warner Bros Mod Afw
UPC:
0075678275920
catalogNumber:
82759
Rank:
8764

Tracks

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Nick Cave   Track Performer
Flaming Lips   Track Performer
Lenny Kravitz   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Background Vocals,Clavinet
Mazzy Star   Track Performer
Seal   Vocals,Track Performer
U2   Track Performer
Gavin Friday   Background Vocals
Massive Attack   Track Performer
Tracey Thorn   Track Performer
PJ Harvey   Organ,Guitar,Vocals,Track Performer
Offspring   Track Performer
Devlins   Track Performer
Sunny Day Real Estate   Track Performer
Eddi Reader   Track Performer
Greg Bone   Guitar
Chris Bruce   Guitar
David Clayton   Keyboards
George DeAngelis   Keyboards
Sean Devitt   Drums
Roy Dodds   Drums
Chris Garcia   Drum Loop
Dexter Holland   Vocals
Trevor Horn   Bass
Michael Hutchence   Vocals,Track Performer
Harvey Mason   Drums
Jamie Muhoberac   Keyboards
Dan Navarro   Background Vocals
Noodles   Guitar
Rick Nowels   Background Vocals
John Parish   Guitar,Percussion,Drums
Carmen Rizzo   Percussion
Greg Wells   Keyboards
Ron Welty   Drums
Brandy   Track Performer
Method Man   Track Performer
Charlie Drayton   Bass
Jean-Marc Butty   Drums
Maurice Seezer   Piano,Keyboards
Jeremy Enigk   Guitar,Vocals
William Goldsmith   Drums
Dan Hoerner   Guitar,Vocals
Gus Isidore   Guitar
Nate Mendel   Bass
Amp Fiddler   Keyboards
Paul Conboy   Drums
Colin Devlin   Guitar,Vocals
Dan Tomlin   Guitar
Peter Devlin   Bass,Guitar
Greg K.   Bass
Marcus De Vries   Keyboards
William Jones   Bass,Guitar
James Johnston   Guitar

Technical Credits

Garry Hughes   Programming,Producer
Lenny Kravitz   Arranger,Producer
Gary LeMel   Executive Producer
Gavin Friday   Arranger
Terry Manning   Engineer
PJ Harvey   Producer
Edge   Composer,Producer
Craig Armstrong   String Arrangements
Scott Benson   Engineer
Bono   Composer,Producer
Adam Clayton   Composer
David Clayton   Sample Arrangements
George DeAngelis   Programming
David Domanich   Engineer
Flood   Producer,Engineer
Nellee Hooper   Producer
Trevor Horn   Producer
Larry Mullen   Composer
Rick Nowels   Producer
John Parish   Producer
David Roback   Producer
Billy Steinberg   Producer
Tim Weidner   Engineer
Brad Wood   Producer
Prince Rakeem   Arranger,Producer,Engineer
Joel Schumacher   Executive Producer
Don Hozz   Programming,Engineer
Maurice Seezer   Arranger,Programming
Thom Wilson   Producer,Engineer
Robbie Adams   Engineer
Larry Freemantle   Art Direction
Jolene Cherry   Executive Producer
Willie Mannion   Engineer
Paul Conboy   Producer,Sample Programming
David Jordan   Assistant Production Coordination,Assistant Project Coordinator
Oliver Jones   Engineer
Michael Krumper   Product Development
Marcus De Vries   Programming
Q Engstrom   Engineer
C.M. Murphy   Management
Lee Shepard   Engineer

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Batman Forever [Music from and Inspired by the Motion Picture] 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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