by Prince
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Prince had stumbled commercially with Lovesexy, which may be one of the reasons he decided to record the soundtrack for Tim Burton's dark, gothic interpretation of the DC comic Batman. Reportedly, the Batman album was recorded quickly, and it shows in the loose, offhand nature of the songs, which actually comes as some relief after the big ambitions of all of his records since 1999. "The Future" and "Electric Chair" are fine, funky one-man efforts, and "Vicki Waiting" is an excellent pure pop song, while "Arms of Orion" is embarrassingly enjoyable sappy mainstream balladry and "Batdance" is a fun dance-club pastiche of the entire album. Even with these highlights, there are no true classics on the record, and it tends to evaporate in the memory after it's finished -- there's no doubt it spent six weeks at the top of the charts because of the blockbuster film. Still, Batman sounds fine while it's playing.

Product Details

Release Date: 02/03/2009
Label: Rhino Flashback
UPC: 0081227987909
catalogNumber: 25936
Rank: 3590


  1. The Future
  2. Electric Chair
  3. The Arms of Orion
  4. Partyman
  5. Vicki Waiting
  6. Trust
  7. Lemon Crush
  8. Scandalous
  9. Batdance

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Prince   Primary Artist,Bass,Guitar,Drums,Keyboards,Vocals,Background Vocals,Track Performer
Sounds of Blackness   Horn,Background Vocals,Choir, Chorus
Sheena Easton   Vocals,Track Performer,Guest Appearance
Eric Leeds   Horn,Choir, Chorus,Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Atlanta Bliss   Horn,Choir, Chorus,Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Clare Fischer   Performing Ensemble
Jack Nicholson   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Femi Jiya   Guest Appearance
Clare Fischer Orchestra   Horn,Choir, Chorus,Performing Ensemble,Track Performer
Kim Basinger   Vocals,Guest Appearance
Anna Fantastic   Vocals
Michael Keaton   Vocals

Technical Credits

Prince   Arranger,Composer,Producer,Engineer,Re-arranged
Gary LeMel   Executive Producer
Femi Jiya   Engineer
Jon Peters   Executive Producer
Peter Guber   Executive Producer
John Nelson   Composer

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Batman 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
Walterama More than 1 year ago
Prince reign over Batman. I love the movie and the soundtrack.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Once again Prince tops himself. His song Scandalous will get in your head and make you hum it even when you don't want to. It's also always pleasant to hear His Purple Badness scream in tune like only he can. As long as Prince sings I will buy his CDs
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