9 Songs, 42 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

When director Tim Burton approached Prince to write an original song for this 1989 blockbuster, Prince responded like only he could: He cranked out an album’s worth of material instead. Though very little of what’s here actually soundtracked the film, its gathering of panoramic guitar heroics (“Electric Chair”), diaphanous pop (“Vicki Waiting”), maximalist funk (“Partyman”), and hip-hop-inspired breakbeats (“Batdance”) provides a vital companion to (and commentary on) Burton’s often grotesque vision of ‘80s-inspired Gotham. “Hollywood conjures images of the past,” Prince sings on the throbbing opener. “I’ve seen the future and it works.”

EDITORS’ NOTES

When director Tim Burton approached Prince to write an original song for this 1989 blockbuster, Prince responded like only he could: He cranked out an album’s worth of material instead. Though very little of what’s here actually soundtracked the film, its gathering of panoramic guitar heroics (“Electric Chair”), diaphanous pop (“Vicki Waiting”), maximalist funk (“Partyman”), and hip-hop-inspired breakbeats (“Batdance”) provides a vital companion to (and commentary on) Burton’s often grotesque vision of ‘80s-inspired Gotham. “Hollywood conjures images of the past,” Prince sings on the throbbing opener. “I’ve seen the future and it works.”

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Ratings and Reviews

4.4 out of 5
273 Ratings

273 Ratings

VJO_14 ,

Prince is Batman

This a great album!! Partyman is one of my favorite tracks on this album.
If you're a Prince fan you'll like!!

choclatino ,

Considered Guilty

"Ifamanisconsideredguiltyforwhatgoesoninhismindthengivemetheelectricchairforallmyfuturecrimes". Pure genius, said in one nonstop breath. Electric Chair gets 10 stars on a scale of 1 to 5 stars.

Courtnee_F ,

I beg to differ

The album review accompanying this title is lame. There IS a classic on this record, a classic baby-makin' song if ever there were one, "Scandalous." Moreover, this is classic Prince, in line with his many other seductive songs like "International Lover," "When Doves Cry," and "Insatiable" just to name a few. There's some customary Prince funk on this album too. Do not, by any means, brush off "Batman."

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