Details of the original motion picture soundtrack for Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald have been revealed. It is being released by WaterTower Music (the in-house Warner Bros. music label) and features 25 brand new tracks to whet our appetites for the film’s release on 16 November, 2018.
Grammy and Emmy Award-winner and multiple Oscar nominee James Newton Howard (who composed the soundtrack for the first Fantastic Beasts film as well as for The Hunger Games franchise) has returned as composer and what’s more you can hear two of the tracks early for streaming and purchase: ‘Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald’ and ‘Salamander Eyes’. The full/complete soundtrack will be available to stream and purchase digitally from 9 November.
‘To work on Fantastic Beasts is a wonderful musical opportunity,’ says James Newton Howard. ‘The movie is delightful, substantial, and complex; and director (David Yates) focuses very seriously on the music and is a truly passionate and enthusiastic collaborator.’
The composer also performs three solo piano pieces not heard in the film, which will also be available on the soundtrack: ‘Dumbledore’s Theme (Solo Piano)’, ‘Fantastic Beasts Theme (Solo Piano)’ and ‘Leta’s Theme (Solo Piano)’. The three pieces are scheduled to be released two weeks earlier than the rest, on 26 October.
As well as being released digitally on 9 November, a week before the film’s release, the soundtrack album will be available on CD from 30 November, 2018 and on vinyl in January 2019.
The Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald soundtrack is now available for pre-order here.
The tracks are currently only available in some formats for US audiences.