Posted by DjPaulT on October 31st, 2012
BURNING THE GROUND EXCLUSIVE 1989
“Batdance” is a song by Prince, from the 1989 Batman soundtrack. Helped by the film’s popularity, the song reached number one in the U.S., becoming Prince’s fourth number-one single, and first since 1986’s “Kiss”.
“Batdance” was a last-minute replacement for a brooding track titled “Dance with the Devil”, which Prince felt was too dark. Incidentally, although “Dance with the Devil” remains unreleased, some of the lyrics appear on the album’s liner notes.
“Batdance” is almost two songs in one—a chaotic, mechanical dance beat that changes gears into a slinky, funky groove before changing back for the song’s conclusion (except on single version in which it goes straight to the mechanical Joker laughter from the end of the movie and Prince saying “Stop”). The track is an amalgam of many musical ideas floating around at the time. Elements from at least seven songs (some unreleased) were incorporated into “Batdance”: “200 Balloons”, “We Got the Power”, “House in Order”, “Rave Unto the Joy Fantastic” (later released on the album, Rave Un2 the Joy Fantastic), “The Future”, and “Electric Chair”, as well as the 1966 “Batman Theme” by Neal Hefti. Some of these were mere snippets, and other segments showed up only in remixes of the track. The song was also loaded with dialog samples from the film.
The U.S. 12″ promo contains two different radio edits that are exclusive to this release.
Batdance (The Bat Mix) 7:15
Batdance (The Bat Mix Radio Edit) 4:09
Batdance (Vicki Vale Mix) 5:55
Batdance (Vicky Vale Mix Radio Edit) 4:13
Vinyl: Near Mint
Sleeve: Near Mint
|1989||Batdance||U.S. Billboard Hot 100||#1|
|1989||Batdance||U.S. Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Tracks||#1|
|1989||Batdance||U.S. Billboard Hot Dance Music/Club Play||#1|
|1989||Batdance||U.S. Billboard Alternative Songs||#18|
Label: Warner Bros. Records – PRO-A-3702
Format: Vinyl, 12″, Promo, 33 RPM
Style: House, Electro
Credits: Producer [Additional Production], Remix – Mark Moore, William Orbit
Producer, Arranged By, Composed By, Performer – Prince
Promotion Only. Not For Sale.
From the Motion Picture Soundtrack album “BATMAN” a Warner Bros. film (1-25936)
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Turntable: Pro-Ject Debut III
Cartridge: Ortofon Super
Stylus: Ortofon OM Stylus 30
Bellari VP130 Tube Phono Preamp
Soundcard: ESI Juli@
VPI HW 16.5 Record Cleaning Machine
Brother MFC-6490CW Professional Series Scanner
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Adobe Photoshop CS5
All vinyl rips are recorded @ 32bit/float
Downsampled to 24bit/96kHz and16bit /44kHz using iZotope RX Advanced 2
FLAC (Level Eight)
Artwork scanned at 600dpi
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