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The YouTube video The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning (Batman & Robin Soundtrack Version) by The YouTube channel Smashing Pumpkins.
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The Beginning Is The End Is The Beginning (Batman & Robin Soundtrack Version) · The Smashing Pumpkins
℗ 1997 Virgin Records
Released on: 2014-09-23
Producer: Nellee Hooper
Producer: Billy Corgan
Studio Personnel, Engineer: Chris Shepard
Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Jeff Blake
Studio Personnel, Asst. Recording Engineer: Ron Lowe
Programmer: Chris Vernna
Associated Performer, Drums: Matt Walker
Studio Personnel, Mastering Engineer: Howie Weinberg
Composer Lyricist: Billy Corgan
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“The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning” is a slower, less rock-oriented version with different lyrics for the verses, while the chorus is the same. This version appears on the Batman & Robin soundtrack as well.
“The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning” was used in a trailer for the 2009 superhero film Watchmen, directed by Zack Snyder. Its appearance in that trailer helped the song break into the iTunes Top 100 during the summer of 2008, and the Smashing Pumpkins added this version to their tour roster in August. The band played “The Beginning Is the End Is the Beginning” through the rest of their 2008 tour.
Prior to its inclusion in the trailer, it was “a version of that song that never seemed to get any notice”, but as Corgan ultimately discovered, “[certainly] the massive jump in online sales seems to indicate it might be worth it for us and for the movie”. Corgan complimented its use in the trailer, but joked that his fans “seem to be confused when the outside world appreciates our work”.