Various Artists - Batman Forever (Original Music From The Motion Picture) - 2x LP Vinyl

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Batman Forever (Original Music From The Motion Picture)
Various Artists
12" Vinyl


On its surface, Batman Forever is the traditional studio-assembled soundtrack, bringing together heavy hitters (U2, the Offspring, Brandy, Method Man) with cult favorites (PJ Harvey, Massive Attack, Nick Cave) that have little connection. However, the record turns the formula on its ear, creating a dark, hypnotic mood that doesn't let up until the end of the album. It's the first half of the soundtrack that is the most impressive. Beginning with the club-ready T. Rex riffs of U2's Nellee Hooper-produced "Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kill Me, Kiss Me" and segueing immediately into the loose, dirty blues stomp of PJ Harvey's "One Time Too Many" and the seductive pulse of Brandy, the album draws connections between artists that don't seem to have anything to do with each other. What ties nearly everything together is the underlying dark rhythmic pulse -- each song has a vague menace that is also sexual. With the notable exceptions of the Offspring, Michael Hutchence, and the Flaming Lips -- whose songs are used to deflate the mood -- Batman Forever is a surprisingly effective, atmospheric record; although only three of the songs are featured prominently in the film, it's even better than the movie.
A1–U2Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me
A2–PJ HarveyOne Time Too Many
A3–Brandy (2)Where Are You Now?
B1–SealKiss From A Rose
B2–Massive Attack, Tracey ThornThe Hunter Gets Captured By The Game
B3–Eddi ReaderNobody Lives Without Love
C1–Mazzy StarTell Me Now
C2–The OffspringSmash It Up
C3–Nick CaveThere Is A Light
C4–Method ManThe Riddler
D1–Michael HutchenceThe Passenger
D2–The DevlinsCrossing The River
D3–Sunny Day Real Estate8
D4–The Flaming LipsBad Days