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Batman: Mask of the Phantasm - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
BMP (Front)
Distributor Reprise Records (WB Records)
Composer(s) Shirley Walker
Release date December 14, 1993
Format CD
Number of discs 1
Duration 35:09
Genre(s) Soundtrack
Batman: Mask of the Phantasm - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack Gallery

The Batman: Mask of the Phantasm - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the first official soundtrack release for the feature film "Batman: Mask of the Phantasm". It consists of 12 tracks composed by Shirley Walker, main composer for Batman: The Animated Series and the song "I Never Even Told You" performed by Tia Carrere, which plays during the ending credits of the film; written by Siedah Garrett and Glen Ballard. Plus The Ending Theme of Batman: The Animated Series featuring Kevin Conroy.

The booklet credits include:

Music Composed by Shirley Walker

Ending Music Composed by Danny Elfman


No. Title Duration Sample/Description
Main Title
The Promise
Ski Mask Vigilante
Phantasm's Graveyard Murder
First Love
The Big Chase
A Plea for Help
The Birth of Batman
Phantasm and Joker Fight
Batman's Destiny
I Never Even Told You
Batman: The Animated Series – End Credits (Extended) feat. Kevin Conroy


  • A rather interesting choice was the use of choirs for the opening sequence of the film using the Batman theme composed by Walker.
  • Regarding this fact, Shirley Walker provided an amusing anecdote about the chorus during an interview with
"As you know, the music team is rushing to the finish line as a film is in its final dub phase. Even the known orchestrators are not always given the credit they so justly deserve for insuring the timely execution (so to speak) of the score. I've become tired of fighting for credits for the support team that helps pull me through the final throes of recording and mixing my scores.
The choir for Masks gave me the opportunity to rectify this terrible situation. I made a chart by number of syllables of every music persons name backwards to use in creating the language you hear. 'Oh Nahlim Mot!', the phrase the score begins with, is Tom Milano, the music editor of most of my features, whom I originally worked with doing the Flash TV series.
You get the idea. It was working so well, I realized that I would need to include some of the film producers and executives at Warner Bros. After all, they were paying for my little inside joke. People do like to be included in these sorts of things. I had to lie to the Warner Bros. legal department person who called to ask me what the language was and what was being said. They certainly didn't want to be a party to me saying "screw Warner Bros." in Danish. I told them it was an obscure nonsensical choral language that existed only in out of print orchestration books.
I think I actually spent more time on my plot than I did on the score during the week I was preparing the choral cues. It was quite fun to see the looks on peoples faces, as they realized what they were hearing. Only two people had deciphered the puzzle by the time we recorded the choir. It was very difficult for the singers to sing the strange words. I'm sure they would have had more fun doing it, had I been able to include them in the joke too.
While I was mixing the score, I had Bobby Fernandez (Zed-nahn-fur E-Bob) record the choir accappella onto a separate DAT, ostensibly for my sample reel. The look on Tom's face as he began to suspect what I had done was well worth the whole deception. He finally turned to me and said "You didn't do what I think you've done, did you?".
The rest is history. Everyone on the music team has a tape of the singing of their names (we transferred to 1/4" tape and played it backwards; the old "back-masking" trick)."
  • Fans of the movie have managed to decipher some of the backward names in the chorus. Most of these names can be found in the booklet of the album: