Batman is Prince's eleventh album. It was released as a soundtrack to the 1989 movie of the same name and was a considerable commercial success. It was recorded quickly following the Lovesexy tour and it has a dark, stripped back sound.
The album is notable for being the first to feature extensive sampling, with Prince using the Publison IM-90 Infernal Machine for sampling everything from guitars and keyboards to film dialogue. It also features the LinnDrum instead of the LM-1 on some of the songs. Prince also refused to use his Hohner Madcat on this album, preferring the more futuristic sound of his Dave Rusan Cloud guitar.
There was no Batman tour, although there were some promotional appearances for the album and Prince performed songs from the album on the "Nude" Tour. See the Graffiti Bridge page for more information.
Prince In The Studio
Batman was recorded between June 1988 and February 1989 at Paisley Park studios.
|Pianos and Keyboards|
- SSL 6000E Console (Studio A)
- API/DeMedio Console (Studio B)
- Studer A-800 Mark 3 24 track/2inch tape machine (All Studios)
- AMS RMX16 Reverb
- AMS DMX 15-80S Digital Delay
- Eventide SP2016 Reverb
- Publison Infernal Machine IM-90
Please see our Paisley Park page for more details.
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