Monday, July 02 2012 17:50

La-La Land Records brings BATMAN, X-MEN, THE PHANTOM, and more to Comic-Con 2012

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La-La Land Records just hit The Rock Father with an announcement that its annual pilgrimage to Comic Con will feature the world premiere of four limited edition CD soundtracks: BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES: VOL 1 (Second Edition), BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES: VOL 2 (4-CD Set), X-MEN 2: X-MEN UNITED (2-CD Set), and THE PHANTOM. Check out the full details on all four below!

BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES: VOL 1 (Second Edition): Back by popular demand, La-La Land has re-issued its 2008 sold-out title for the legions of BTAS fans who missed out on this dynamite release’s initial debut. This “second edition” re-issue is virtually identical to the 2008 version, except the bonus tracks “Gotham City Overture” and “Music of the Bat” have been removed to preserve the integrity of the initial release. Get it before it sells out – again! Limited Edition of 5000 Units.

Comic Con price $25

BATMAN THE ANIMATED SERIES: VOL 2 (4-CD SET): Literally years in the making, La-La Land proves the wait was worth it with this amazing 4-CD set of previously unreleased music from arguably the greatest animated television series of all time! The set’s 36 page booklet is packed with in-depth liner notes that take you through a treasure trove of astounding orchestral scores; music that rivals any blockbuster feature film. Composers Shirley Walker, Harvey R. Cohen, Carlos Rodriguez, Lolita Ritmanis, Michael McCuistion, Carl Swander Johnson and others are musically represented here, as well as Danny Elfman’s iconic theme. Limited Edition of 3500 Units.

Comic Con price $60

X-MEN 2: X MEN UNITED (2-CD SET): Finally, John Ottman’s stupendous X2 score gets its much-deserved deluxe treatment, remastered and expanded with a 2-CD presentation that offers more than 50 minutes of music beyond the original 2003 soundtrack release. Improved sound and exclusive, in-depth liner notes take this noteworthy score to new superheroic heights! Limited Edition of 3500 Units.

Comic Con price $25

THE PHANTOM: Likewise, David Newman’s majestic score to the 1996 feature film of the same name gets remastered and expanded in deluxe fashion, running almost a full 30 minutes longer than the original ’96 soundtrack release. This is a big, classic film score that covers all the bases (action, thrills, romance) in high style! Like all La-La Land limited editions, this release features in-depth, exclusive liner notes and attractive packaging design. Limited Edition of 3000 Units.

Comic Con price $20

The above titles will be exclusively available July 12-15th (and on Preview Night July 11) at Comic Con from La-La Land Records (Booth 429 “Toy Hungry”).

All four titles will subsequently be released at http://www.lalalandrecords.com/ (and other online soundtrack boutiques) on July 19th, 1pm PST.

La La Land Records will also be discussing some of their upcoming soundtrack releases, including USED CARS music by Patrick Williams with unused music by Ernest Gold, GREEN LANTERN: THE ANIMATED SERIES music by Frederik Wiedmann, STAR TREK: DEEP SPACE NINE (4-CD SET) music by various composers, THE BODYGUARD music by Alan Silvestri and BLACK RAIN (2-CD SET) music by Hans Zimmer.

James Zahn

James Zahn is best-known as The Rock Father™, a media personality, commentator, adventurer and raconteur. He is the Owner, Publisher, and Editor-in-Chief of THE ROCK FATHER™ Magazine. In January, 2019, after nearly a decade of publishing The Rock Father™ Magazine, he joined Adventure Media and Events as Senior Editor of The Toy Book—the leading trade publication for the toy industry since 1984, as well as The Pop Insider — a destination for all things pop culture, and The Toy Insider — the leading consumer guide for toys and games. He is also editor of The Toy Report, a weekly newsletter published by The Toy Book each Thursday. Zahn has over 27 years of experience in the entertainment, retail and publishing industries.

He regularly serves as a Brand Ambassador and spokesperson for several Globally-recognized pop culture and lifestyle brands in addition to consulting for a number of toy manufacturers. 

Creatively, James has directed/edited music videos, lyric videos, and album trailers for bands such as FEAR FACTORY, has appeared as an actor in feature films and commercials, written comic books, and performed in bands. He currently serves as an artist manager and video director for PRODUCT OF HATE, whose debut album was released by Napalm Records in 2016, distributed by ADA/Warner Music in the U.S. with Universal Music handling global. A new album has been completed and is set for release this year.

Zahn and/or his work have been featured in/on CNN, NBC, ABC, WGN, CBS, GCTN, G4, The Chicago Tribune, Forbes, MarketWatch, Reuters, BusinessWire, Fangoria, Starlog and more. He's appeared as a music expert on CNN's AC360 alongside Anderson Cooper, and has been interviewed by Larry King. In the past he served as a writer for the Netflix Stream Team,  Fandango Family and PBS KIDS, penned articles for Sprout and PopSugar, and was a contributor to Chicago Parent.

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