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The soundtrack for the episode The Clock King was composed by Carlos Rodriguez.

Tracklist[]

No. Title Duration
01.
The Clock King
Gone With the Wind
Fugate Loses It
01:27
02.
Political Graffiti
Fugate Catches Train
01:38
03.
Back Alley Batman
Clock Creep Hits Bank
Adieu Batman
01:45
04.
Time is Running Out
Batman the Safe-Cracker
01:13
05.
Timing is Everything
Batman saves the Mayor
02:40
Total
08:42

Additional material composed for the episode was released in 2016, as part of the Arkham Archives Unreleased Bonus Tracks featured in the fourth and final volume of the Original Soudtrack Series.

No. Title Duration Sample
06.
Ceremonial Band Source #1
00:10
07.
Ceremonial Band Source #2
00:11
Total
00:21

Reviews[]

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

"The Clock King was Rodriguez's first full episode score for the series. Shirley Walker composed the main theme and for increased flexibility, Rodriguez added a short syncopated motif to use as a secondary theme for Fugate. One of the composer's biggest challenges stemmed from the fact that the animation house responsible for the episode had erred in making the Clock King's blazer a nondescript brown instead of black. Walker conveyed instructions from the producers to depict the character as menacing as posible, driving the point home with a colorful epithet."

Composer Carlos Rodriguez stated the following:

"Shirley [Walker] wrote the theme for the Clock King -the sort of cuckoo clock motif- and I had free reign to use it as I wished." When asked about the decision to improve the character's menacing attitude, he expressed "That's what I did, in my own obsessive way. It was fun because I got to play with the orchestration, and have weird effects like those bending horns. I was probably subconsciously influenced by Bernard Herrmann's 'Tom Curtain' score. - After the recording sessions, Shirley took me out to dinner and she told me, 'I thought you really wrote some original stuff and I'm glad we're going to have that kind of music on the show'. I had to sort of sheepishly admit, 'But Shirley, I was trying to sound like you!' So that was a real confidence booster."

Releases[]

The soundtrack of the episode "The Clock King" has been released as part of the following Original Soundtrack Albums:

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