Dr.Chris Record Spotlight The Batman Superman Animated Series
With Batman vs Superman The Dawn of Justice in theaters now I thought it be a great time to look at two of the oddest records in joy collection.
We spotlight two records today both from the DC Animated Universe otherwise known as the Timm verse. Named after co creator Bruce Timm. With music by Danny Elfman and the late Shirley Jones. The music in the tv show really capture the dark gothic tones of the Batman Animated series more than any other I have experienced Mondo Records released a Batman Vinyl record in the shape of the Bat symbol in honor of the character’s 75th Anniversary. I didn’t get a chance to grab one before they sold out, but was able to get one of the comic con villain records. Clay Face comes on a tiny 33 with the record itself looking like the villain from the show. Each of the major Batman villains got one Mr.Freeze, Joker, Harley Quinn, Penguin and Riddler. Well at least 6 if his villains did. They contain the music from just the show it self opening and ending credits nothing else. The extended version of this theme can be found online it roughly 2 mins long. I was a bit disappointed in how few tracks were on this album.
A year later Mondo released the Superman Animated score on a record cut like the shield on his chest. Hey released a Superman snd Bizarro variet. I picked up the Bizarro version just because of how cool it looks with the back ward S. The thing with this one is you play the record from the inside out. Any record I have come across you play the record as normal from the out side in. This trick will only work on records with out auto play, it must be done manually.
The Superman vinyl contains the opening and end credits to Superman the Animated Series as well as the opening and end credits to the Adventures of Batman and Superman. This was the new title of both shows from 1997-1999.
The Mondo release of Superman can still be found on their site the Batman record you will have to hunt down on ebay to obtain.