Because we're all about the blockbuster events here at ATN, we've
worked long and hard to get you a sneak preview of the soundtrack to the
upcoming Batman and Robin marketing vehicle.
As previously reported
in ATN, the Smashing Pumpkins will kick-off the soundtrack with their new song
"The End is the Beginning is the End," the first single from the album, which
will also contain a second new Pumpkins composition, the confusingly-similar
"The Beginning is the End is the Beginning."
The soundtrack will also
boast a re-recorded tune from Jewel's debut called "Foolish Games," Moloko's
"Fun for Me," Arkarna's "House on Fire," Me'Shell Ndegeocello's remake of the
Coasters' 1959 hit "Poison Ivy," Bone Thugs-N-Harmony's new tune "Look Into My
Eyes," and tracks from the Goo Goo Dolls, Underworld, Lauren Christy, Soul
Coughing and Eric Benet.
The soundtrack is slated for release on June
10th, while the movie event hits theaters on June 20. The video for the
Pumpkins track was shot by the movie's director, Joel Shumacher, on an L.A.
soundstage last weekend. According to a source on the set, the clip called for
the three core members of the band to pose in front of green effects screens in
"shiny black rubbery suits" for what we can only assume will be a
special-effects laden video.
With a track record that includes two
previous multi-platinum soundtracks with hits from Prince (1989) and U2, Seal
and Method Man (1995) and given the unrelenting big studio/summer blockbuster
push the movie (which stars George Clooney, Chris O'Donnell, Arnold
Schwarzenegger, Uma Thurman and Alicia Silverstone) will receive, this Batman
album will likely produce similar results, something the Pumpkins, at least,
are not unfamiliar with.