Tuesday, November 11, 2008
Oh ho...look at what we have here! Apparently, Warner Records is slipping in another version of the hit soundtrack from THE DARK KNIGHT by HANS ZIMMER and JAMES NEWTON HOWARD. At the bottom of this post is the official press release.
This 2-disc version appears to deliver a number of unreleased cues and a few remixes,too. Below is the track listing:
1. Why So Serious?
2. I'm Not A Hero
3. Harvey Two-Face
4. Aggressive Expansion
5. Always A Catch
6. Blood On My Hands
7. A Little Push
8. Like A Dog Chasing Cars
9. I Am The Batman
10. And I Thought My Jokes Were Bad
11. Agent Of Chaos
12. Introduce A Little Anarchy
13. Watch The World Burn
14. A Dark Knight
1. Bank Robbery (Prologue)
2. Buyer Beware
3. Halfway To Hong Kong
4. Decent Men In An Indecent Time
5. You're Gonna Love Me
7. You Complete Me
8. The Ferries
9. We Are Tonight's Entertainment
10. A Watchful Guardian
11. Why So Serious?(The Crystal Method Remix)
12. Poor Choice Of Words(Paul van Dyk Remix)
13. Gunpowder And Gasoline(Remix by Mel Wesson)
14. Rory's First Kiss(Remix by Ryeland Allison)
If the standard release, the collectors edition, or the LP release wasn't enough for you, then this one should do the trick. You can PRE-ORDER yours from Amazon.com now. It is scheduled for release on December 9, 2008.
WARNER BROS. RECORDS TO RELEASE COLLECTORS EDITION OF THE DARK KNIGHT ORIGINAL MOTION PICTURE SOUNDTRACK ON DECEMBER 9, 2008
TWO-DISC SET INCLUDES 50 MINUTES OF UNRELEASED MUSIC FROM THE BLOCKBUSTER FILM, PLUS REMIXES BY THE CRYSTAL METHOD, PAUL VAN DYK, AND OTHERS
Burbank, CA — The Collectors Edition of The Dark Knight Original Motion Picture Soundtrack — the haunting score to the blockbuster feature film The Dark Knight — will be released by Warner Bros. Records on December 9, 2008.
The Collectors Edition is a two-disc set that features the original motion picture soundtrack, composed by acclaimed film scorers Hans Zimmer and James Newton Howard, plus an additional 50 minutes of unreleased music from the movie, as well as four unreleased remixes by The Crystal Method, Paul van Dyk, Mel Wesson, and Ryeland Allison. The Collectors Edition also includes a 40-page hardbound book and special cover artwork.
Zimmer and Howard, who collaborated on the score for the 2005 blockbuster Batman Begins, were asked by director Christopher Nolan to work together again, scoring its follow-up, The Dark Knight. The duo recorded the orchestral soundtrack for the film in London last April.
Zimmer and Howard are among the film industry’s most respected and sought-after composers. Each has a career encompassing well over 100 film and television scores. Zimmer won an Academy Award for his score for The Lion King, and has earned six additional Oscar nominations for his work on Gladiator, The Thin Red Line, Rain Man, As Good as It Gets, The Preacher’s Wife and The Prince of Egypt. He includes among his more recent film credits Pirates of the Caribbean: At World’s End, The Simpsons Movie, and the Spanish-language Casi Divas. Howard has been honored with seven Academy Award nominations, including Best Original Score nods for the films The Prince of Tides, The Fugitive, My Best Friend’s Wedding, The Village and, most recently, Michael Clayton. Howard’s other film credits include I Am Legend, Charlie Wilson’s War, King Kong, Collateral and The Sixth Sense.
The Dark Knight, which hit theaters on July 18th, 2008, was a blockbuster box office hit, becoming only the second movie ever to earn more than $500 million in North America.
The follow-up to “Batman Begins,” “The Dark Knight” reunited director Christopher Nolan and star Christian Bale, who reprised the role of Batman/Bruce Wayne in his continuing war on crime. The film also starred Michael Caine, Heath Ledger, Gary Oldman, Aaron Eckhart, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and Morgan Freeman.
Warner Bros. Pictures presents, in association with Legendary Pictures, a Syncopy Production, a Christopher Nolan film, “The Dark Knight.” Nolan directed the film from a screenplay written by Jonathan Nolan and Christopher Nolan, story by Christopher Nolan & David S. Goyer. Charles Roven, Emma Thomas and Christopher Nolan are the producers, with Kevin De La Noy, Benjamin Melniker and Michael Uslan serving as executive producers. The Dark Knight is based upon characters appearing in comic books published by DC Comics. Batman was created by Bob Kane.
The Dark Knight was distributed worldwide by Warner Bros. Pictures, a Warner Bros. Entertainment Company.