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The soundtrack for the episode Dreams in Darkness was composed by Todd Hayen under the supervision of Shirley Walker.

Tracklist[]

No. Title Duration Sample
01.
Dreams in Darkness
Batman Guesses Wrong
Batman Cracks Up
02:57
02.
Batman's Fate
Threshold of Fear
02:20
03.
Batman Tries to Escape
Mass Madness
00:34
04.
Batman's Delusions
03:48
05.
Batman Conquers Fear
Safe at Home
02:12
Total
11:50

Reviews[]

In 2014, John Takis reviewed the soundtrack from Dreams in Darkness as part of the 3rd Volume of Original Soundtracks from Batman: The Animated Series.

"Dreams in Darkness was Hayen's first solo outing on Batman: The Animated Series. In keeping with the story, the tone of the score is moody and bleak, although enlivened now and then with stretches of action. The main theme is an enervated wisp of a melody, reflecting Batman's weariness and despair. Highlights of the score include the two main dream sequences. The tunnerl nightmare is notable for including more music than was heard in the episode; most notable on the first dream sequence.

In the second sequence, Batman hallucinates attaks by his most formidable rogues, and Walker's themes for the Joker, Penguin and Two-Face are heard in succession. Appropriately, Walker's cackling theme for the Scarecrow appears most frequently, popping out at key moments to torment the Dark Knight Only in the score's final seconds does Hayen's main theme bring a measure of peace."

On the same release, Composer Todd Hayen stated the following:

"The cue was originally spotted and composed to build up to the firing of the gun. At the mix, the producers decided that the sound of the cocking of the trigger was the most important thing to hear, so they cut the music at that point.

Releases[]

The soundtrack of the episode "Dreams in Darkness" has been released as part of the following Original Soundtrack Albums and compilations:

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