One of the largest sources of music on SCIFI.radio, apart from Doctor Who, Star Wars and Star Trek, has been the Batman franchise, and there’s good reason. Films, radio, television, and cartoons have brought the Dark Knight from the pages of the comics to our eyes and ears for more than 50 years.
Against a backdrop of recreated Batmobiles and scene settings from the visual history of our favorite angst-ridden hero, The Piano Guys take us on a musical and visual ride through time in this beautiful and deeply detailed tribute to one of the greatest superheroes every conceived: Batman!
We hope you like today’s offering, and of course you can expect to hear it on SCIFI.radio as part of our playlist. We already have a huge collection of music from the various representations of Batman over the past few decades, and our collection wouldn’t be complete without this.
- Arrangement written and produced by Al van der Beek & Steven Sharp Nelson
- Based upon: “Batman Theme” by Neal Hefti (1966); “The Batman Theme” by Danny Elfman (1989); “Like a Dog Chasing Cars” by Hans Zimmer (2008)
- Mixed & mastered by Al van der Beek at TPG Studios in Utah
- Performed by
Jon Schmidt: Piano
Steven Sharp Nelson: Steel, carbon fiber, electric & acoustic cellos, cello-percussion, vocals, percussion
Al van der Beek: Vocals, percussion
Video produced by Paul Anderson & Shaye Scott
- Helicopter footage – Chris Newman http://cinechopper.com/
- Special Effects – Aaron Sorensen https://www.youtube.com/user/aaronsbot/videos
- 89? Batmobile & Tumbler – Dave Dickson & Herald Tapley http://batbuilder.com/
- 66? Batmobile Car – Jett Yaskow http://www.tvandmoviecarsforhire.com
- 66? Set Contractor – Jonas Sappington
- Set Gaffer – Phil Shepherd
- 89? Cello Fabricator – Gail Flynn
- Carbon Fiber Cello – Ricci Carbon http://www.ricci-carboninstruments.co
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