FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
SOUNDTRACK DETAILS ANNOUNCED
ALL NEW MUSIC FROM GRAMMY & EMMY WINNING
COMPOSER JAMES NEWTON HOWARD
MAIN TITLES - FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM
BURBANK, CA, WaterTower Music today revealed details of the original motion picture soundtrack for Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the all-new adventure returning us to the wizarding world created by J.K. Rowling. The soundtrack music was created by Grammy and Emmy Award-winning composer James Newton Howard (Maleficent, The Hunger Games franchise, The Dark Knight, Batman Begins (with Hans Zimmer)). The album is scheduled to be released November 18, the same day as the film’s release. It will be available digitally and physically, the latter in both a deluxe edition (packaged in a 2 CD digipak with 26 tracks and nearly 100 minutes of music) and a standard edition (17 tracks, 72+ minutes of music). And now for the 1st time, music from the album has been made available. Listen to “Main Titles – Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them HERE
James Newton Howard, describing the project and his introduction to the film, remarked, “It’s like joining a family in a way; I was made to feel very welcome. The scope of the movie, emotionally, visually, in every way, is very broad. There are funny moments, magical, beautiful moments, and there are some dark and scary moments. The music helps tell the story. I’ve had fun writing themes for the various characters and giving a musical voice to this wonderful new movie. It’s been a great collaboration with musicians and filmmakers, and I’ve thoroughly enjoyed it!”
“All of us at WaterTower Music are thrilled to be reunited with James Newton Howard,” commented label head Jason Linn. “He’s the perfect creative partner for J.K. Rowling's new Wizarding world and has done an astonishing job in providing a fresh, and beautifully executed, musical voice.”
The Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them soundtrack is now available for pre-order at Amazon and iTunes. The track list is as follows:
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
Deluxe - Bonus – Disc 2
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
In addition to the soundtrack, WaterTower Music is also releasing a limited edition 12” Picture Disc LP featuring artwork from the film and alternate versions of the tracks “A Man And His Beasts” and “Kowalski Rag.” Full orchestral suites will be included as bonus content on the Deluxe Edition of the Soundtrack . Pre-order the Picture Disc HERE.
ABOUT FANTASTIC BEASTS AND WHERE TO FIND THEM:
Academy Award winner Eddie Redmayne (“The Theory of Everything”) stars in the central role of wizarding world magizoologist Newt Scamander, under the direction of David Yates, who helmed the last four “Harry Potter” blockbusters.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” opens in 1926 as Newt Scamander has just completed a global excursion to find and document an extraordinary array of magical creatures. Arriving in New York for a brief stopover, he might have come and gone without incident…were it not for a No-Maj (American forMuggle) named Jacob, a misplaced magical case, and the escape of some of Newt’s fantastic beasts, which could spell trouble for both the wizarding and No-Maj worlds.
“Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” also stars Katherine Waterston (“Steve Jobs,” “Inherent Vice”), Tony Award winner Dan Fogler (“The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”), Alison Sudol (“Dig,” “Transparent”), Ezra Miller (“Trainwreck”), two-time Oscar nominee Samantha Morton (“In America,” “Sweet and Lowdown”), Oscar winner Jon Voight (“Coming Home,” TV’s “Ray Donovan”), Ron Perlman (the “Hellboy” films), Carmen Ejogo (“Selma”), and Colin Farrell (“True Detective”).
The film marks the screenwriting debut of J.K. Rowling, whose beloved Harry Potter books were adapted into the top-grossing film franchise of all time. Her script was inspired by the Hogwarts textbook Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, written by her character Newt Scamander.
The film reunited a number of people from the “Harry Potter” features, including producers David Heyman, J.K. Rowling, Steve Kloves and Lionel Wigram.