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Watertower Music Announces Music of DC Comics Volume 2

Music of DC

Watertower Music has announced a follow-up album to 2010’s The Music of DC Comics with a volume two release. The second volume will include twenty-nine tracks. Here is the official description:


A must-have for fans, this compilation features recordings from 1940 to 2016 from a variety of DC Comics movies, television shows, animated series, videogames, and radio shows. Containing over 60 minutes of music, the album features John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Junkie XL, Sun Ra, Shirley Walker, and Mark Hamill, among others. It includes 11 never-before-released recordings from the DC Archive, such as the themes and narration from 1949’s Columbia Pictures serial Batman and Robin, 1958’s The Adventures of Superpup, 1978’s Challenge of the Superfriends and  ‘The Ballad of Batman’ from 2002’s Batman The Brave And The Bold. Additional unreleased music includes themes from 2015’s “Supergirl” and 2016’s “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”, both of which were produced by composer Blake Neely specifically for this album. The full 3 minute version of “Get Your Cape On” from 2015’s DC Superhero Girls is included along with “Penguin Makes Moves”, the first commercial musical release from 2015’s Gotham. This album also features 3 tracks from Sun Ra & The Blues Project that have been out of print since the 1960’s.


As far as the track list, it is extensive to say the least. Here is the complete breakdown:


1.    The Baby From Krypton Intro (from Superman Radio Show) – Bud Collyer (1940)
2.    What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving the World? (from Man of Steel) – Hans Zimmer (2013)
3.    Superman Theme (from Ruby-Spears Superman) – John Williams (1988)
4.    Superman The Animated Series Theme – Shirley Walker (1996)
5.    The Flying Sequence / Can You Read My Mind? (feat. Margot Kidder) – John Williams (1978)
6.    Fight Night (from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) – Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL (2016)
7.    Batman Theme – Neal Hefti (1966)
8.    Batman The Animated Series – Danny Elfman (1996)
9.    The Ballad of Batman (from Batman: The Brave and the Bold) – Dynamic Music Partners feat. John DiMaggio (2002)
10.  Batman and Robin: Batman Takes Over (Intro) – Mischa Bakaleinikoff (1949)
11.  Why Do We Fall? (From Dark Knight Rises) – Hans Zimmer (2012)
12.  Christmas with the Joker / Jingle Bells Batman Smells – Shirley Walker feat. Mark Hamill (1992)
13.  Joker is Wild – The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale: Sun Ra and the Blues Project (1966)
14.   Mischief (Harley Quinn’s Theme) [from Infinite Crisis Videogame] – Matthew Harwood (2015)
15.   Lex Luthor’s Lair – John Williams (1978)
16.   Penguin Makes Moves (from Gotham) – Graeme Revell and David E. Russo (2015)
17.   Penguin’s Umbrella – The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale: Sun Ra and the Blues Project (1966)
18.   Challenge of The Super Friends – Hoyt Curtin (1978)
19.   The Theme of The Justice League of America – Arthur Korb (1966)
20.   Supergirl Theme – Blake Neely (2015)
21.   Robin’s Theme – The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale: Sun Ra and the Blues Project (1966)
22.   The Adventures of Superpup – TV Pilot  (1958)
23.   DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Theme – Blake Neely (2016)
24.   Metamorpho – Arthur Korb (1966)
25.   Get Your Cape On – Jordyn Kane (2015)
26.   The Flash TV Series Theme – Danny Elfman (1990)
27.   The Flash vs Arrow – Blake Neely (2014)
28.   Wonder Woman – Arthur Korb (1966)
29.   Wonder Woman TV Series Season 3 Theme – Charles Fox and Norman Gimble (1978)


The set will be available digitally and on CD on July 15. There is a double vinyl version set to release soon as well, but no set release date yet. You can pre-order it on Amazon by following the link here.

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