Click here to return to the main site.

Soundtrack Review

Cover Image

The Definitive Superhero Themes Collection


Composers: Various
Performed by: London Music Works and The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra
Label: Silva Screen Records
Release Date 16 May 2018

Silva Screen Records release an update to its 2012 Super Themes album. The Definitive Superhero Themes Collection features classic music from Neil Hefti, Elliot Goldenthal, John Williams, Jerry Goldsmith, Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman, Hans Zimmer, Ramin Djawadi performed by London Music Works and The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra...

This release is more than just an update to Super Themes. It strips out some of the slightly substandard themes (Danger Mouse, Smallville and Wonder Woman) and introduces more epic themes from the Marvel and DC universes. In total the album, which is spread over two discs, contains 45 songs (2 hr, 37 min, 43 sec).

To be perfectly honest, if you own the previous release I'm not sure whether it's worth buying this edition (although you can check the track listing here to make up your own mind if there's enough new material). This is more of a collection for those that don't generally buy soundtracks. Overall it represents a good collection of themes and the recordings are pretty faithful, for the most part, to the original recordings.

Track list:

Volume 1
01. Showtime, A-holes from "Guardians Of the Galaxy Vol 2" - Tyler Bates
02. Hero's Theme from "Justice League" - Danny Elfman
03. Is She With You? from "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice" - Hans Zimmer & Junkie XL
04. Pyramid Collapse / Main Titles from "X Men: Apocalypse" - John Ottman
05. Cap's Promise from "Captain America: Civil War" -
Henry Jackman
06. Credits Suite from "Agent Carter" - Christopher Lennertz
07. Suite from "Legends of Tomorrow" - Blake Neely
08. Theme from Supergirl from "Supergirl" - Blake Neely
09. First Mission from "Ant Man" - Christopher Beck
10. Theme from "Daredevil" - John Paesano, Braden Kimball
11. Theme from "The Flash" - Blake Neely
12. MARVEL'S Agents Of S.H.I.E.L.D. - Bear McCreary
13. Theme from "Iron Man 3" - Brian Tyler
14. What Are You Going to Do When You Are Not Saving The World? from "Man Of Steel" - Hans Zimmer
15. Where To? from "The Wolverine" - Marco Beltrami
16. Theme from "Arrow" - Blake Neely
17. - The Avengers from "Avengers Assemble" - Alan Silvestri
18. Rise from "The Dark Knight Rises" - Hans Zimmer
19. Young Peter from "The Amazing Spider-Man" - James Horner
20. Captain America March from "Captain America: The First Avenger" - Alan Silvestri
21. Training the Supersoldier from "Captain America: The First Avenger" - Alan Silvestri
22. Captain America from "Captain America: The First Avenger" - Alan Silvestri
23. Magneto from "X-Men: First Class" - Henry Jackman

Volume 2
01. Thor Kills The Destroyer from "Thor" - Patrick Doyle
02. Strobe / Flying Home from "Kick-Ass" John Murphy, Henry Jackman
03. A Watchful Guardian from "The Dark Knight" - Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard
04. Driving With The Top Down from "Iron Man" - Ramin Djawadi
05. The Moon and the Superhero from "Hancock" - John Powell
06. Intro / Claire's Theme / Peter's Theme / Mohinder's Theme from "Heroes" - Wendy Melvoin & Lisa Coleman
07. Main Titles from "Fantastic Four" - John Ottman
08. Molossus from "Batman Begins" - Hans Zimmer, James Newton Howard, Mel Wesson, Lorne Balfe, Ramin Djawadi
09. X-Men United Suite from "X2: X-Men United" - John Ottman
10. Main Theme from "Spider-Man" - Danny Elfman
11. Main Titles & Fanfare from "Batman and Robin" - Elliot Goldenthal
12. Suite from "Judge Dredd" - Alan Silvestri
13. Main Theme from "The Shadow" - Jerry Goldsmith
14. End Titles from "Batman Returns" - Danny Elfman
15. To the Rescue / End Credits from "The Rocketeer" - James Horner
16. Main Theme from "Batman" Danny Elfman
17. Main Title & Argo City from "Supergirl" Jerry Goldsmith
18. Main Theme from "Superman" - John Williams
19. Love Theme from "Superman" - John Williams
20. The Lonely Man Theme from "The Incredible Hulk" -
Joe Harnell
21. Theme Song from "Spider-Man: The Cartoon" -
Robert Harris, Paul Francis Webster
22. Theme from "Batman: The TV series" - Neal Hefti


Darren Rea

Buy this item online

Each of the store links below opens in a new window, allowing you to compare the price of this product from various online stores.

Digital album
iTunes GB
Digital album
Digital album