Pottermore, digital heart of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, published details about the cover, release date and track list for the “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” official soundtrack. Composed by James Newton Howard, the album will be released on November 18th.
The opening theme was also released, which begins with a melody familiar to Potterheads’ ears, but then develops into its own.
For this particular track, as well as Newt Scamander’s theme, Howard “sat down at his piano and just played until it came”:
“You hear the main theme song of the movie play when the main crew arrive at the MACUSA the first time and various other times. You hear this haunting kind of theme. If you had to say what is the theme for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them for now and in the future, it would be that theme. I wrote it on my piano because I believe that if that kind of thing is going to be good, it should be done that simply.“
The standard version of the soundtrack is 72 minutes long, while the deluxe edition has 30 extra minutes on a second disc.
To avoid spoilers, the track list is available on the post’s extension.
For more details and preorder links, check out the full article on Pottermore!
Directed by David Yates and produced by David Heyman, “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” is J.K. Rowling’s first experience as a screenwriter and premieres in 3D and IMAX on November 18th.
News translated by: Beatriz Souza
By James Newton Howard
1. Main Titles – Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
2. There Are Witches Among Us / The Bank / The Niffler
3. Tina Takes Newt In / Macusa Headquarters
4. Pie or Strudel / Escaping Queenie and Tina’s Place
5. Credence Hands Out Leaflets
6. Inside The Case
7. The Erumpent
8. In The Cells
9. Tina and Newt Trial / Let’s Get The Good Stuff Out / You’re One of Us Now / Swooping Evil
10. Gnarlak Negotiations
11. The Demiguise and The Occamy
12. A Close Friend
13. The Obscurus / Rooftop Chase
14. He’s Listening To You Tina
15. Relieve Him of His Wand / Newt Releases The Thunderbird / Jacob’s Farewell
16. Newt Says Goodbye to Tina / Jacob’s Bakery
17. End Titles – Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
Disc 2 (Deluxe):
1. A Man and His Beasts
2. Soup and Leaflets
4. The Demiguise and The Lollipop
5. I’m Not Your Ma
6. Blind Pig performed by Emmi
7. Newt Talks To Credence
8. End Titles Pt.2 – Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them
9. Kowalski Rag