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Batman: Arkham City is a 2011 action-adventure video game based on the DC Comics superhero Batman. Two music albums were released alongside the game: Batman: Arkham City – Original Video Game Score which contains the game's original score by Nick Arundel and Ron Fish and Batman: Arkham City – The Album containing songs by various mainstream artists.

Batman: Arkham City – Original Video Game ScoreEdit

Batman: Arkham City – Original Video Game Score
 
Film score by
Nick Arundel and Ron Fish
ReleasedOctober 18, 2011 (2011-10-18)
GenreSoundtrack
Length52:50
LabelWaterTower Music

The Batman: Arkham City – Original Video Game Score was released on October 18, 2011, by WaterTower Music. The album features 19 tracks composed for the game.[1] Ron Fish and Nick Arundel, composers for Batman: Arkham Asylum, returned to write music for Arkham City.[2][3]

No.TitleContributing artist(s)Length
1."Arkham City Main Theme"Nick Arundel2:47
2."Sorry, Boys"Nick Arundel1:49
3."A Monument to Your Failure"Ron Fish1:56
4."Have You Got My Location"Nick Arundel4:20
5."This Court Is Now in Session"Nick Arundel2:16
6."It Was The Joker"Nick Arundel2:19
7."I Think You Should Do as He Says"Nick Arundel2:35
8."Refusal Will Not Be Tolerated"Nick Arundel2:44
9."Wham! Gotcha!"Nick Arundel3:29
10."Let's Hear Him Squeal"Nick Arundel3:01
11."I Know What You Guys Are Thinking"Nick Arundel3:34
12."It's Initiation Time"Nick Arundel1:59
13."What's He Doing Here?"Nick Arundel2:14
14."How Does It Feel, Pig?"Nick Arundel2:19
15."Call Him Off"Nick Arundel4:36
16."You Should Have Listened to My Warning"Nick Arundel2:10
17."You Need to Think This Through"Nick Arundel2:43
18."Bring Her Back to Me"Ron Fish2:08
19."It's Not Even Breakfast"Nick Arundel & Ron Fish3:51
Total length:52:50

Batman: Arkham City – The AlbumEdit

Batman: Arkham City - The Album
 
Soundtrack album by
various artists
ReleasedOctober 4, 2011 (2011-10-04)
GenreSoundtrack
LabelWaterTower Music
ProducerRishi Shah

To accompany the original score, WaterTower Music also published Batman: Arkham City – The Album, featuring musical contributions to the franchise by various artists. The album was digitally released worldwide on October 4, 2011, via major electronic retailers iTunes and Amazon MP3. The iTunes deluxe edition included a portion of Arundel & Fish's original video game score 14 days before its standalone release.[4] A physical audio CD release accompanied the digital version.[5] The Batman: Arkham City Collector's Edition is also to include The Album via digital redemption, featuring an additional exclusive track.[6] All 11 tracks were included on CD from retailer Best Buy.[7]

On their contribution to the album, Claudio Sanchez from Coheed and Cambria said "I write in a very conceptual format with the stories that surround Coheed and Cambria, but Batman has a much larger, defined history and rules that go along with it" and that "my goal was to find universal themes from Batman's existing history to help give the lyrics legs and dimension so that the song could live within that world".[8] Panic! at the Disco's involvement with the album was publicised on their website on September 22, 2011, with the announcement of their track "Mercenary".[9]

Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
IGN(7/10)[10]
Alternative Press     [11]
Seattle PI   [12]
Some Kind of Awesome     [13]
No.TitleContributing artist(s)Length
1."Mercenary"Panic! at the Disco2:41
2."Deranged"Coheed and Cambria4:26
3."Creature"The Duke Spirit2:32
4."Shadow on the Run"Black Rebel Motorcycle Club4:48
5."Afterdark"Blaqk Audio4:26
6."Oh, Stranger"The Raveonettes3:19
7."The Years"Crosses4:01
8."Trophy Widow"The Damned Things3:45
9."Drown in You"Daughtry4:22
10."Losing You"The Boxer Rebellion3:34
11."Total Paranoia"Serj Tankian2:56
Collector's edition bonus track
No.TitleContributing artist(s)Length
12."In the Shadow"A Place to Bury Strangers3:10
iTunes deluxe edition bonus tracks (from the Original Video Game Score)
No.TitleContributing artist(s)Length
12."Arkham City Main Theme"Nick Arundel2:47
13."This Court Is Now in Session"Nick Arundel2:16
14."I Think You Should Do as He Says"Nick Arundel2:35
15."I Know What You Guys Are Thinking"Nick Arundel3:34
16."Call Him Off"Nick Arundel4:36
17."You Should Have Listened to My Warning"Nick Arundel2:10

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Batman: Arkham City - Original Videogame Score". Watertower Music. Archived from the original on December 25, 2012. Retrieved October 27, 2013.
  2. ^ Sainsbury, Danny (August 23, 2010). "The Music of Batman: Arkham City". GameInformer. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  3. ^ "Ron Fish music". Ron Fish music. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  4. ^ "iTunes – Music – Batman: Arkham City (Deluxe Edition) by various artists". Itunes.apple.com. October 4, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  5. ^ Bros, Warner. "Batman: Arkham City – The Album: Various Artists: Music". Amazon.com. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  6. ^ "Batman: Arkham City – The Album". Watertower-music.com. October 4, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  7. ^ "Batman: Arkham CityOriginal Soundtrack – CD". Bestbuy.com. October 4, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  8. ^ Repasky, Timothy (September 6, 2011). "Batman: Arkham City Gets Original Album". GameInformer. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  9. ^ ""Mercenary" Premiere From The Batman: Arkham City Soundtrack". Panic! At The Disco. September 22, 2011. Retrieved October 11, 2011.
  10. ^ IGN review. Music.ign.com. Retrieved on June 25, 2012.
  11. ^ Alternative Press review. Altpress.com (October 4, 2011). Retrieved on June 25, 2012.
  12. ^ Allred, Cray. (October 5, 2011) Seattle review. Seattlepi.com. Retrieved on June 25, 2012.
  13. ^ Some Kind of Awesome review. Somekindofawesome.com (October 9, 2011). Retrieved on June 25, 2012.