Shirley Walker (Batman: The Animated Series) - “Bat Boat”
Batman The Animated Series was, and still is, one of my all-time favorite shows, and not just ones that are comic book related. The tremendous writing coupled with noir-style visuals and theatrics would probably have been enough in any parallel universe, but when they got Shirley Walker to help compose a dark, sweeping orchestral score to each episode, it really rocketed it into epic-tier for me. This is from the “Last Laugh” episode featuring the Joker, the whimsical tune you hear during this was the Joker’s theme, you may remember.
Your resistance to my power ends when I BELT THESE POWER CHOOOORDS!
Ohhh man, I’ve been wanting an mp3 of this for awhile, I didnt know they had released an album. Too sweet.
Batman: The Animated Series - “Alternate Main Title”
Besides this show being awesome in the 90’s and delicately rubbing my nostalgia gland, it also had some tremendous music composed by Shirley Walker. They released a limited edition soundtrack a couple years ago with the entire score of several episodes, including a fascinating tutorial by Walker detailing how she composed the main theme. Good luck finding a copy though, as Amazon has new ones listed at $107.94 right now. Yeesh, anyways, here’s an alternate take on the main title sequence.