Press Release from La-La Land:
La-La Land Records, Universal Pictures, Universal Music Special Markets and Geffen Records celebrate the 30th Anniversary of the 1990 motion picture DARKMAN with a remastered and expanded 2-CD presentation of renowned composer Danny Elfman’s (BATMAN, BATMAN RETURNS,MISSION: IMPOSSIBLE) original score. This beloved sci-fi/horror/action hybrid starring Liam Neeson, Frances McDormand and Larry Drake, and directed by Sam Raimi, marked the first collaboration between Raimi and composer Elfman – a union that would continue to flourish, resulting in such notable scores as A SIMPLE PLAN, SPIDER-MAN, SPIDER-MAN 2, and OZ THE GREAT AND POWERFUL.
DARKMAN finds Elfman in the period following his immortal, breakthrough BATMAN score, and here, he unleashes another gothic and expressionistic orchestral wonder – a tragic, haunting, brooding and darkly romantic musical deep dive that is rich in theme and brimming with classic film score motifs.
DISC 1 of this anniversary presentation features the original 1990 soundtrack assembly, while DISC 2 finally unleashes the expanded film score in all of its might!
Produced by Mike Matessino and Neil S. Bulk, and mastered by Matessino, this limited edition release of 3000 units features a bounty of previously unreleased music. The release’s exclusive, in-depth liner notes are by writer Daniel Schweiger and the robust art direction is by Dan Goldwasser.