Neal Hefti‘s soundtrack to the Batman TV series is top-flight 60s instrumental music – playful and imaginatively-produced. “Sewer Lady,” from the 1966 album, Batman Theme and 11 Hefti Bat Songs, was inexplicably overlooked by RCA for single release:
“Sewer Lady” Neal Hefti 1966
RCA Victor would release the “Batman Theme” 45 in late 1965 in the US and in Europe the following year — here’s the 45 picture sleeve for the Netherlands market:
1966 also saw the release of Dickie Goodman’s affectionate sample-laden tribute, “Batman and His Grandmother” (who, at story’s end, gets drafted – reverse spoiler alert).
RCA would later issue “Batman Theme” as a single in the UK and Australia with “Holy Diploma, Batman – Straight A’s!” as the B-side in 1988.