Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them
Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
Sony Music and WaterTower Music have announced the release 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. In addition to the soundtrack, a limited edition 12” Picture Disc LP will be released on December 2, 2016, featuring artwork from the film and alternate versions of the tracks “A Man And His Beasts” and “Kowalski Rag.”
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!”
The film opened across Australia from November 17th.