WaterTower Music announced today the July 15, 2016 release of The Music of DC Comics: Volume 2 on CD and Digital formats, with Double Vinyl coming soon.  A follow-up companion piece to 2010’s critically acclaimed The Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection, Volume 2 of the series continues to celebrate the rich musical history of DC Comics. A must-have for fans, this compilation features recordings from 1940 to 2016 from a variety of DC Comics movies, television shows, animated series, videogames, and radio shows. Containing over 60 minutes of music, the album features John Williams, Hans Zimmer, Danny Elfman, Junkie XL, Sun Ra, Shirley Walker, and Mark Hamill, among others. It includes 11 never-before-released recordings from the DC Archive, such as the themes and narration from 1949’s Columbia Pictures serial Batman and Robin, 1958’s The Adventures of Superpup, 1978’s Challenge of the Superfriends and  ‘The Ballad of Batman’ from 2002’s Batman The Brave And The Bold. Additional unreleased music includes themes from 2015’s “Supergirl” and 2016’s “DC’s Legends of Tomorrow”, both of which were produced by composer Blake Neely specifically for this album. The full 3 minute version of “Get Your Cape On” from 2015’s DC Superhero Girls is included along with “Penguin Makes Moves”, the first commercial musical release from 2015’s Gotham. This album also features 3 tracks from Sun Ra & The Blues Project that have been out of print since the 1960’s.

It is a collection for DC Comics fans, created by a DC Comics fan – Executive Album Producer Peter Axelrad produced both this album and “The Music of DC Comics: 75th Anniversary Collection. “DC Comics has an amazingly rich history of characters and stories that continually evolve to adapt to changes in society,” offered Axelrad. “In curating this collection, it was a great pleasure to dive back into the musical archives and examine how music has progressed and morphed along with the characters through the development of new musical genres over seven decades.” Axelrad is the Director of Music Finance for Warner Bros. Entertainment, a professional DJ and music producer, and describes himself as an accomplished and long-time comic book nerd.
“We’re extremely proud of WaterTower Music’s ongoing association with DC Comics and continue to celebrate their legacy through music collections and soundtracks from DC movies, games, TV and animated properties,” commented Jason Linn, Executive in Charge of WaterTower Music. “We’re fortunate to have such a passionate, dedicated historian like (Executive Album Producer) Peter Axelrad mining the vaults to offer fans these unique and thorough historical albums.”

The 29 track Music of DC Comics: Volume 2 will be available on CD and digitally July 15. It can be preordered at iTunes and Amazon. The double vinyl version of the album is coming soon. The track list is as follows:

1.    The Baby From Krypton Intro (from Superman Radio Show) – Bud Collyer (1940)
2.    What Are You Going To Do When You Are Not Saving the World? (from Man of Steel) – Hans Zimmer (2013)
3.    Superman Theme (from Ruby-Spears Superman) – John Williams (1988)
4.    Superman The Animated Series Theme – Shirley Walker (1996)
5.    The Flying Sequence / Can You Read My Mind? (feat. Margot Kidder) – John Williams (1978)
6.    Fight Night (from Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice) – Hans Zimmer and Junkie XL (2016)
7.    Batman Theme – Neal Hefti (1966)
8.    Batman The Animated Series – Danny Elfman (1996)
9.    The Ballad of Batman (from Batman: The Brave and the Bold) – Dynamic Music Partners feat. John DiMaggio (2002)
10.  Batman and Robin: Batman Takes Over (Intro) – Mischa Bakaleinikoff (1949)
11.  Why Do We Fall? (From Dark Knight Rises) – Hans Zimmer (2012)
12.  Christmas with the Joker / Jingle Bells Batman Smells – Shirley Walker feat. Mark Hamill (1992)
13.  Joker is Wild – The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale: Sun Ra and the Blues Project (1966)
14.   Mischief (Harley Quinn’s Theme) [from Infinite Crisis Videogame] – Matthew Harwood (2015)
15.   Lex Luthor’s Lair – John Williams (1978)
16.   Penguin Makes Moves (from Gotham) – Graeme Revell and David E. Russo (2015)
17.   Penguin’s Umbrella – The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale: Sun Ra and the Blues Project (1966)
18.   Challenge of The Super Friends – Hoyt Curtin (1978)
19.   The Theme of The Justice League of America – Arthur Korb (1966)
20.   Supergirl Theme – Blake Neely (2015)
21.   Robin’s Theme – The Sensational Guitars of Dan and Dale: Sun Ra and the Blues Project (1966)
22.   The Adventures of Superpup – TV Pilot  (1958)
23.   DC’s Legends of Tomorrow Theme – Blake Neely (2016)
24.   Metamorpho – Arthur Korb (1966)
25.   Get Your Cape On – Jordyn Kane (2015)
26.   The Flash TV Series Theme – Danny Elfman (1990)
27.   The Flash vs Arrow – Blake Neely (2014)
28.   Wonder Woman – Arthur Korb (1966)
29.   Wonder Woman TV Series Season 3 Theme – Charles Fox and Norman Gimble (1978)