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
274 Ratings

274 Ratings

jcj5 ,

Great collection of old track

Even when Prince does a sound track of old, second-hand tracks that he made when he was bored, in 15 minutes probably, he still rocks. "Batdance" is a great example: "Movie sound clips plus a funky beat equals a good top 40 hit. Try not to dance when you hear "Partyman" or "Trust."
I love purple, too.

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.

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