DC 75th Anniversary Music CD

dc_75 MUSIC CDThe Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection is a new CD from Warner Brother’s Water Tower Music, set to come out September 28th, 2010

Track Listing:
1. Superman March – Sammy Timberg (1941) – Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the Academy Award Nominated cartoon series “Superman” produced by Max Fleischer. This was the first Superman cartoon.
2. Theme From Superman (Album Version) – John Williams (1978) – From the live-action film “Superman.” Digitally remastered.
3. The New Adventures of Superman – John Gart (1966)
- Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the Filmation cartoon “The New Adventures of Superman.”
4. Lois and Clark / The New Adventures of Superman – Jay Gruska (1993) – From the live-action TV Series “Lois and Clark”. Digitally remastered.
5. The Adventures of Superboy – John Gart(1966)
- Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the Filmation cartoon “The Adventures of Superboy.”
6. Superboy – Kevin Kiner (1988)
- Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the live-action TV series “Superboy.”
7. Smallville Season 8 (End Title) – Louis Febre (2008)
- Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the live-action TV series “Smallville.”
8. Batman: The Electrical Brain – Lee Zahler (1943)
- Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the live-action serial “The Batman.” This was the first filmed appearance of Batman.
9. The Batman Theme (Album Version) – Danny Elfman (1989) – From the live-action film “Batman”. Digitally remastered.
10. The Adventures of Batman – John Gart (1967)
- Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the filmation cartoon “The Adventures of Batman.”
11. Batman TV Series Theme – Neal Hefti (1966)
- From the live-action TV series “Batman”. Digitally remastered.
12. Batman: The Brave and the Bold – Andy Sturmer (2008) – From the cartoon “Batman: The Brave and the Bold”. Digitally remastered.
13. Batman Beyond – Kristopher Lee (1999)
- From the cartoon “Batman Beyond”. Digitally remastered.
14. Molossus from Batman Begins – Hans Zimmer & James Newton Howard (2005) – From the live-action film “Batman Begins”. Digitally remastered.
15. Justice League of America – John Gart (1967)
- Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the Filmation cartoon “Justice League of America.”
16. Super Friends – Hoyt Curtin (1973)
- Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the Hanna-Barbera cartoon “SuperFriends.”
17. The All New Super Friends Hour – Hoyt Curtin (1977)
- Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the Hanna-Barbera cartoon “The All-New SuperFriends Hour.”
18. Justice League Unlimited – Michael McCuistion (2004)
- Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the cartoon “Justice League Unlimited.”
19. Legends of the Superheroes – Fred Wener (1979)
- Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the live-action TV special “Legends of the Superheroes.”
20. The Teen Titans – John Gart (1967) – Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the Filmation cartoon “The Teen Titans.”
21. Aquaman – John Gart (1967) – Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the Filmation cartoon “Aquaman.”
22. Swamp Thing – Christopher Stone (1991)
- Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the live-action TV show “Swamp Thing: The Series.”
23. Shazam! – Norman Prescott & Yvette Blais (1974)
- Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the live-action TV series “Shazam!”
24. The Flash – John Gart (1967)
- Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the Filmation cartoon “The Flash.”
25. Green Lantern – John Gart (1967) – Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the Filmation cartoon “Green Lantern.”
26. Green Lantern First Flight – Robert J Kral (2009)
-From the animated movie “Green Lantern: First Flight.” Digitally remastered.
27. The Atom - John Gart (1967) – Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the Filmation cartoon “The Atom.”
28. Hawkman – John Gart (1967) – Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the Filmation cartoon “Hawkman.”
29. Plastic Man Comedy Adventure Show – Dean Elliott (1979) – Previously unavailable. Digitally remastered. From the Ruby-Spears cartoon “The Plastic Man Comedy/Adventure Show.”
30. Wonder Woman The Animated Movie End Title – Christopher Drake (2009) – From the animated movie “Wonder Woman.” Digitally remastered.
31. Wonder Woman – Charles Fox & Norman Gimbel (1976)
- From the live-action TV series “Wonder Woman.” Digitally remastered.

Notably missing is the theme to the 1950’s series THE ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN, generally credited to music editor Leon Klatzkin. (Some writers such as Paul Mandell speculate that the Superman March and Flying Theme were the work of composer Jack  Shaindlin or his assistants, based on other cues by  Shaindlin & Co. from the MUTEL Library that seem to incorporate distinct motifs from the piece.)

It’s possible its  exclusion  is due to the fact that DC Comics does not control the rights to this piece of music, for convoluted legal reasons. Warner Home Video’s ADVENTURES OF SUPERMAN DVD collections don’t feature the music either, save as synched to the original episodes.

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Tom Powers

Tom Powers was Editor of Starlog.com from 2005-2008. He's been involved in independent filmmaking, voice acting, and also writes fiction and fact-based articles elsewhere as Thomas V. Powers.

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