Danny Elfman: Music for a Darkened Theatre, Film & Television Music, Vol. 1

Performers Danny Elfman

MCA | March 15, 1991 | Compact Disc

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Taking advantage of Danny Elfman's meteoric rise to success as a film composer, MCA Records compiled an admirable collection of the man's most memorable and bizarre film and television scores from the 1980s. Some of the 17 tracks on MUSIC FOR A DARKENED THEATRE are actually score excerpts (including PEE WEE's BIG ADVENTURE, BATMAN, and NIGHTBREED) other tracks are simply main themes (including THE SIMPSONS, TALES FROM THE CRYPT, and BACK TO SCHOOL). If anything, the compilation offers a glimpse into the twisted mind of one of cinema's most musically flamboyant, if not schizophrenic composers. Elfman's loose grasp on musical reality created a new dimension for film music, just as his band Oingo Boingo did for 1980s new wave pop.

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 15, 1991

Genre: Film Composers

Style: Stage & Screen

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1990

Label Name: MCA

UPC: 008811006525

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Danny Elfman: Music for a Darkened Theatre, Film & Television Music, Vol. 1

Danny Elfman: Music for a Darkened Theatre, Film & Television Music, Vol. 1

Performers Danny Elfman
Producer Bob Badami, Richard Kraft

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: March 15, 1991

Genre: Film Composers

Style: Stage & Screen

Number of Discs: 1

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 1990

Label Name: MCA

UPC: 008811006525


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Title Track Time
1.Excerpts From: Pee Wee's Big Adventure --
2.Excerpts From: Batman --
3.Excerpts From: Dick Tracy --
4.Excerpts From: Beetlejuice --
5.Excerpts From: Nightbreed --
6.Excerpts From: Darkman --
7.Excerpts From: Back To School --
8.Excerpts From: Midnight Run --
9.Excerpts From: Wisdom --
10.Excerpts From: Hot To Trot --
11.Excerpts From: Big Top Pee Wee --
12.Excerpts From: The Simpsons --
13.Excerpts From: Alfred Hitchcock Presents: The Jar --
14.Excerpts From: Tales From The Crypt --
15.Excerpts From: Face Like A Frog --
16.Excerpts From: Forbidden Zone --
17.Excerpts From: Scrooged --

Editorial Notes

Taking advantage of Danny Elfman's meteoric rise to success as a film composer, MCA Records compiled an admirable collection of the man's most memorable and bizarre film and television scores from the 1980s. Some of the 17 tracks on MUSIC FOR A DARKENED THEATRE are actually score excerpts (including PEE WEE's BIG ADVENTURE, BATMAN, and NIGHTBREED) other tracks are simply main themes (including THE SIMPSONS, TALES FROM THE CRYPT, and BACK TO SCHOOL). If anything, the compilation offers a glimpse into the twisted mind of one of cinema's most musically flamboyant, if not schizophrenic composers. Elfman's loose grasp on musical reality created a new dimension for film music, just as his band Oingo Boingo did for 1980s new wave pop.
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