Mondo is excited to continue their ongoing DC soundtrack series with one of the most anticipated scores of the year: Michael Giacchino’s masterful new score to The Batman. Nearly two hours of music, in which Giacchino flexes his prowess – after decades and nearly two dozen takes on the character and the music of his world, it should be impossible to tackle the world’s greatest detective with something fresh and iconic. But here we stand, and the soundtrack to The Batman is as essential as the film itself.
Giacchino proves himself, once more, as one of the greatest living composers, by introducing a powerful and instantly canonized new theme to one of the most musically iconic superheroes. When director Matt Reeves heard the theme for the first time, he was with film producer Dylan Clark. “I was blown away!” He exclaimed. “It was so emotional. The two of us literally cried…it was amazing.”
Though it’s not only the world’s greatest detective who emerges with a new theme – Selina Kyle / Catwoman’s new string heavy theme is slinky and haunted like that of a classic noir’s femme fatale. And Giacchino’s take on The Riddler is far more haunted, accompanied by the Tiffin Boys choir, a truly terrifying and dread-inducing motif for one of the scariest takes on a Gotham villain, to date.
Featuring original artwork by Henry Abrams, and housed in a spot-varnished tri-fold sleeve, and pressed on 3x 180 Gram vinyl. The Batman: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack 3XLP will cost $50 and be available on The Mondo Record Shop on Wednesday, March 9 at 12PM CT.