Limited Edition THE DARK KNIGHT RISES 180 Gram Vinyl Soundtrack

The Dark Knight Vinyl Soundtrack

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This Limited Edition 180 Gram Vinyl pressing of Oscar, Grammy, and Golden Globe Award-winning composer Hans Zimmer’s incredible score to The Dark Knight Rises was one of the most highly anticipated modern vinyl soundtracks to be released this year.

Hans Zimmer also composed the music for the two previous movies in Nolan’s Batman trilogy.

The Dark Knight Rises is the conclusion to Christopher Nolan’s epic trilogy of Batman movies.

Originally released in Europe on August 17, 2012 (US release date September 4, 2012).

Released by WaterTower Music and distributed by Sony Music Entertainment.

Track listing and track run times:

Side A

  1. A Storm Is Coming (0:37)
  2. On Thin Ice (2:55)
  3. Gotham’s Reckoning (4:08)
  4. Mind If I Cut In? (3:27)
  5. Underground Army (3:12)
  6. Born In Darkness (1:57)
  7. The Fire Rises (5:33)
  8. Nothing Out There (2:51)

Side B

  1. Despair (3:14)
  2. Fear Will Find You (3:08)
  3. Why Do We Fall? (2:03)
  4. Death By Exile (0:23)
  5. Imagine The Fire (7:25)
  6. Rise (7:11)

The LP comes with Digital Download Code card and printed innersleeve:

The album has a sequential tracklist mentioned on the back cover, the best image of which I could find (with a bit of cropping) is below:

The following image is an official image of one side of the inner sleeve with the record itself visible:

The other side of the sleeve contains an image of Bane from the film. If you watch the below video of The Dark Knight Rises Vinyl Soundtrack being unboxed by Midnight Reviews, you’ll get to see that pretty clearly, though bizarrely you’ll have to hear Alan Silvestri’s music from Back To The Future while you watch:

Interestingly, for this score Hans Zimmer crowd sourced thousands of voices to participate in recording a chant:

“The chant became a very complicated thing because I wanted hundreds of thousands of voices, and it’s not so easy to get hundreds of thousands of voices,” Zimmer confirmed. “So, we Twittered and we posted on the internet, for people who wanted to be part of it. It seemed like an interesting thing.”

It was a raging success. Thousands of people from over 100 countries submitted recordings of themselves chanting the words provided by Zimmer.

This album is by far the most sought after release of The Dark Knight Rises soundtrack by true audiophiles. Since it is produced with 180 grams of high definition premium grade virgin vinyl, this is a high quality vinyl release (standard vinyl records have 100-120 grams maximum) that, as a limited edition, is sure to become a great Dark Knight Rises and soundtrack collectible.

If you want it – and I know you do – you can get via the Amazon link shown above. Or, you can also find these vinyl soundtracks for sale on Ebay at the link below:

Limited Edition The Dark Knight Rises 180 Gram Vinyl Soundtrack (via Ebay)