La-La Land have done it again! They recently released a 4 disc set of music from Superman: The Animated Series. Hopefully it sells well enough that future volumes can roll out with more music from that series.
So La-La Land Records has gone on to release the score to Willard (minus Crispin Glover doing the cover of Michael Jackson's "Ben" - which, depending on who you ask, is unessential as far as the score is concerned but I'm sure completionists let out a collective sigh all the same) and July 16th, much to my surprise, they're releasing Shirley's score for a film I imagine most only ever saw on cable airings in the last two decades (myself included) - Turbulence. Those two releases, based on the fact that they even actually happened at all, make me more and more optimistic toward the likes of Black Christmas, Final Destination and so many others seeing the light of day on official releases. 2013 is definitely a good year to be a Shirley Walker fan.
Also, here's to hoping for more releases of her work that hasn't seen an actual release thus far - definitely holding out hope for Superman and V.I.P.E.R. along with Final Destination 2. Maybe one day even Black Christmas. Ah... if only.
Tracks cut from the re-issue are the 14 minute Gotham City Overture which opened the first disc on the original volume 1 release and the closing interview track of Shirley commenting on how she worked with Danny's theme/etc. (Music of the Bat 101) on the second disc. Still a recommended buy if you otherwise didn't have the chance to get the first release of it.
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Also, magentte - You're correct, since Danny Elfman is the composer. She's assigned to it, however, likely due to the fact that she is credited as one of the numerous conductors of his work on the CD - Music for a Darkened Theatre, Vol. 2: Film & Television Music - and someone, somewhere has likely added her in as the sole artist to their meta tags.
The criminal part of issuing TAS score on CD is the limited pressing run. It's almost as if they're closing a door to the rest of the people who might not have otherwise known about its release, while thanking the select 3,000 who managed to buy a copy for making their wallets a little bit thicker during the recession. Shirley's work on that series deserves to be heard by many more individuals.