Tuesday, September 11, 2007
BATMAN!! The 1966 TV-Soundtrack LP Plus 5 Bonus Bat-Tracks!
DADDYKIN HAD THIS TO SAY ABOUT THIS LP:
"Hi. Never in the history of television has a show had more impact on me than the 1966 "Batman" series on ABC-TV. Every Wednesday and Thursday night, same bat-time and same bat-channel, I was enslaved to the show! Adam West and Burt Ward were the best Batman and Robin ever. Period. This series was pure pop art, innovative in every way. The bright use of primary colors made "Batman" a living comic book, using giant props right out of the classic Bill Finger/Dick Sprang stories from the 40s and 50s. The scripts themselves, while very campy, had a spirit that was faithful to the comic book stories from the golden age that inspired them. Producer William Dozier's camp approach was a stroke of genius, providing serious action for us kids (I will testify to that) and hilarious in-jokes for the parents and adult viewers. The costumes were closer to the comic versions than any of that ridiculous body-armor used in the current movies. As West told Bart Simpson, "no body armor needed...just pure West!" Now, let's talk about the great casting of the villians: Frank Gorshin, Burgess Meredith, Cesar Romero, and Julie Newmar OWNED their roles as the four major baddies The Riddler, The Penguin, The Joker, and The Catwoman. Each played their part with such zeal that you relished their next appearance. It's a crime that Warner Brothers and 20th Century Fox can't stop arguing over money long enough to give this classic TV series to its biggest audience on DVD while we're still here to enjoy it. At any rate, I will share the AWESOME soundtrack album (20th-Century Fox Records, 1966) with you. In addition to the coolest TV theme song ever (written by Neal Hefti), the LP gives you Nelson Riddle's wonderful score for the series. I've also added bonus tracks of the ABC Records Penguin single by Burgess Meredith, the A&M; Riddler single by Frank Gorshin, the original Hefti version of the theme, and the "Batgirl" theme culled from a VHS tape! The original album cover artwork, along with the single picture sleeves, are included in the folder. Enjoy! TRACK LISTING: 01. BATMAN THEME, 02. BATMAN RIDDLES THE RIDDLER!-OR-(HI DIDDLE RIDDLE), 03. BATUSI A-GO!GO!-OR-(I SHOULDN'T WISH TO ATTRACT ATTENTION), 04. TWO PERFECTLY ORDINARY PEOPLE-OR-(!!!!), 05. HOLY-HOLE-IN-THE-DOUGHNUT-OR-(ROBIN, YOU'VE DONE IT AGAIN!), 06. BATMAN POWS THE PENGUIN-OR-(AHA, MY FINE FEATHERED FINKS!), 07. TO THE BATMOBILE!, 08. BATMAN BLUES, 09. HOLY FLYPAPER, 10. BATMAN THAWS MR. FREEZE-OR-(THAT'S THE WAY THE ICE-CUBE CRUMBLES!), 11. GOTHAM CITY, 12. ZELDA TEMPTS BATMAN-OR-(MUST HE GO IT ALONE????), 13. THE CAPTURE- Burgess Meredith, 14. THE ESCAPE- Burgess Meredith, 15. THE RIDDLER- Frank Gorshin, 16. BATMAN THEME- Neal Hefti, 17. BATGIRL THEME- Billy May."
BATMAN 1966 Zip File
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