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The soundtrack for the episode I Am the Night was composed by Michael McCuistion under the supervision of Shirley Walker.

Tracklist[]

No. Title Duration Sample
01.
I Am the Night
00:38
02.
Roses
Stakeout
Roses on Pavement
Brass Knuckles
01:58
03.
Battering Ram
The Jazzman Was Ready
Catching the Jazzman
Commissioner is Shot
02:25
04.
Emergency
00:29
05.
Batman Pays a Visit
00:40
06.
Batman's Rage
Jazzman in Prison
01:27
07.
Robin see Batman
Jazzman in the Laundry
Jazzman's Escape
01:00
08.
Batman Unmasks
This is My Hunt
Batman Saves Gordon
02:27
08.
Batman talks with Kid
01:19
Total
12:22

Reviews[]

In 2014, John Takis reviewed the soundtrack from Heart of Steel, Part I as part of the 3rd Volume of Original Soundtracks from Batman: The Animated Series.

"The man theme of the score is operatic in tone. The episode's other major idea is a sinister line featuring walking double bass for the Jazzman. Other highlights include an oscilating harmonic motif (a direct callback to a parallel scene McCuistion had scored from the episode Pretty Poison) and a fascinating passage during the slow-motion climax, where ordinary performance notations are reversed so that the music sounds as though it were being played backwards. In the final scene, the episode's main theme plays in counterpoint with Walker's Batman theme.

Composer Michael McCuistion elaborated about the title card, Batman's theme, Jazzman's theme and the climax with Walker's Batman Theme:

"It was so striking- and shocking actually. That initial image was all I needed to begin writing the score. | It needed to address Batman questioning himself about the essence of who he was, why he was doing what he was doing and whether he was making a difference. Because these are the deeply spiritual questions, I decided to harmonize the theme in a chorale-like setting. | What gave those cues a special flavor was when Shirley suggested that the player use a pick mic on his instrument, which we could use then mix into the room sound. It made the Jazzman's music really come alive. | It was only fitting, after all of his internal struggles, Batman finally has the answers he's been seeking."

Releases[]

The soundtrack of the episode "I Am the Night" has been released as part of the following Original Soundtrack Albums:

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