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is an album for the 1989 film Batman
by musician Prince
. As a Warner Bros.
stablemate, Prince's involvement in the soundtrack was designed to leverage the media company's contract-bound talent as well as fulfill the artist's need for a commercial (if not critical) revival. The result was yet another multi-platinum successful cross-media enterprise by Warner Bros., in the vein of Purple Rain
. The album was placed #1 on Billboard'
s album chart for six consecutive weeks. It sold nearly three million copies in the United States alone.
The album was quickly recorded in six weeks—from mid-February to late March 1989—and Prince used three tracks recorded earlier: "Electric Chair" was recorded in June 1988; "Scandalous!
" in October 1988; and "Vicki Waiting" (originally known as "Anna Waiting," named for his then-girlfiend, Anna Garcia) in December 1988. The album was performed entirely by Prince, with a few exceptions; Sheena Easton
duets with Prince on "The Arms of Orion
", "Trust" features a sampled horn part by Eric Leeds
and Atlanta Bliss
, and "The Future
" features strings by Clare Fischer
sampled from the (then unreleased) 1986 track "Crystal Ball" and samples of the Sounds of Blackness
" includes a sample of Prince's technician Matthew Larson, and "Partyman
" features the vocal performance of... Read More