FINALLY: ‘Superman: The Animated Series’ And ‘Batman: Brave And The Bold’ Soundtrack Albums Released
Over the past 20 years, the music of Batman: The Animated Series, composed by a team led by the amazing Shirley Walker, has been praised to the high heavens. There’s a good reason for that, too, since it’s basically amazing, but one of the side effects is that it’s overshadowed the music of Warner Bros Animation’s other shows based on the DC Comics supheroes. Now, two of them are finally getting their due in the form of a special edition release from La-La Land Records.
Released this week, the four-disc soundtrack album for the classic 1990s Superman: The Animated Series and a two-disc set for contemporary favorite Batman: The Brave and the Bold are now shipping from La-La Land, with selections from the best episodes of each series, comprising hours of audio alongside in-depth liner notes.
I think we can all agree that “Batman vs. Everyone” is the best title any song has ever had, right? Right.
Sharp-eared comic book fans may already be familiar with La-La Land Records and their work in getting superhero soundtracks out to the world from their work on the aforementioned Batman: The Animated Series release and the 40th Anniversary edition of the 1966 Batman movie score. Their effort in producing that album involved piecing together the music from the climactic fight scene on the deck of the Penguin’s submarine from multiple sources, as the original master had been lost. Fortunately, I don’t think anything quite that involved happened to Superman and BATB, but it’s a good measure of the effort that goes into these things, and the final product is worth it.
For more information (including more sample tracks available to download for free ), check out La-La Land’s page for Superman: The Animated Series and Batman: The Brave and the Bold. These are limited edition releases and autographed copies are already gone, so buy yours soon.