Exclusive: Mondo to release expanded 3XLP ‘Batman Returns’ soundtrack this November

Batman Returns has a beautiful, operatic score by Danny Elfman, but while it’s widely regarded as some of the best music ever orchestrated for a superhero film (or any film, for that matter) it hasn’t been pressed to vinyl in over 25 years! Well, just like Batman and Penguin said in the movie, “Things change.”

Mondo has announced a highly stylized vinyl with original artwork by Kilian Eng, and it’s coming to MondoCon in less than a month as an exclusive 3XLP. MondoCon 2017 will be held at the Austin American-Statesman in downtown Austin this November 4th and 5th. Tickets have sold out, but stand-by passes will be made available at the Austin American-Statesman each day of the event. In addition to the exclusive posters and records, Mondo will also have panels on comics, film, music, games (their upcoming board game about John Carpenter’s THE THING looks bad ass), and more.

There’s still hope if you can’t make it to Austin on November 4th, though!  Any remaining copies of the 3XLP will go on sale online soon after MondoCon wraps, AND a 2XLP version will be sold both online at MondoTees.com and in stores so everyone has a chance to own the music to Batman Returns and the fabulous art by Kilian Eng.

Mondo is honored to celebrate the 25th anniversary of Tim Burton’s BATMAN RETURNS with an expanded 3XLP soundtrack release. Danny Elfman’s score to BATMAN RETURNS is as sweeping and epic in scope as an opera. The carnival of characters (heroes, villains and everything between) are tragic and struggling with duality, in a snow-covered metropolis that sets the stage for Elfman’s composing at his absolute finest.

Check it out:


Batman Returns

Expanded Motion Picture Score 3XLP

Composed by Danny Elfman

Liner Notes by John Takis

Original Artwork by Kilian Eng

Housed in a deluxe tri-fold jacket

Produced by Neil S. Bulk

The limited edition 3XLP is limited to only 2,000 copies and comes pressed on heavy weight vinyl (180 gram black, white, and grey). It’ll feature cues never before released on vinyl.

3XLP Tracklist

Side A

01. Birth Of A Penguin / Main Title (5:38)

02. Penguin Spies (1:11)

03. Shadow Of Doom / Clown Attack / Introducing The Bat (5:05)

04. Intro / The Zoo / The Lair (6:03)

Side B

05. Caught In The Act / Uh-Oh Max (2:03)

06. Kitty Party / Selina Transforms (5:31)

07. Penguin’s Grand Deed (1:51)

08. The List Begins (0:47)

09. The Cemetery (2:58)

10. Catwoman Saves Joan / The New Woman* (2:07)

11. Penguin’s Surprise (1:55)

Side C

12. Bad, Bad Dog / Batman Vs. Circus / Selina’s Shopping Spree (5:44)

13. Cat Chase (2:15)

14. Candidate Cobblepot (1:00)

15. The Plan / Kidnapping (2:36)

16. Sore Spots / Batman’s Closet (3:29)

17. The Plot Unfolds (1:21)

Side D

18. Roof Top Encounters (4:50)

19. Batman’s Wild Ride (4:19)

20. Fall From Grace (4:19)

21. Revealed / Party Crasher (3:21)

Side E

22. Umbrella Source / The Children’s Hour / War (7:55)

23. Final Confrontation / Finale (9:17)

Side F

24. A Shadow Of Doubt / End Credits (6:18)

25. Super Freak (Source) (3:26)

26. Face To Face (4:19)

Performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees

Batman Returns

Original Motion Picture Score 2XLP

Composed by Danny Elfman

Original Artwork by Kilian Eng

Vinyl Reissue Produced by Neil S. Bulk

This 2XLP re-issue is the first time the album has been available on Vinyl in 25 years. Pressed on 2x 180 Gram Black Vinyl.

2XLP Tracklist

Side A

Birth Of A Penguin Part 1 & 2 (5:37)

The Lair Part 1 & 2 (5:46)

Selina Transforms Part 1 & 2 (5:27)

Side B

The Cemetery (2:54)

Cat Suite (5:41)

Batman Vs. The Circus (2:34)

The Rise And Fall From Grace Part 1 & 2 (5:49)

Sore Spots (2:15)

Side C

Rooftops/Wild Ride Part 1 & 2 (7:55)

The Children’s Hour (1:47)

The Final Confrontation Part 1 & 2 (10:07)

Side D

The Finale Part 1 & 2 (5:00)

End Credits (4:44)

Face To Face (4:19)

Performed by Siouxsie and the Banshees

Available online this November on MondoTees.com