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'Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald' reveals full soundtrack details

Before the weekend officially begins, Warner Bros. Pictures has one more quick treat for fans of J.K. Rowling‘s Wizarding World. WaterTower Music has just revealed the full track listing for the upcoming “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” soundtrack. What’s more, two of the tracks have been released online. Click here to listen to “Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” and click here to listen to “Salamander Eyes”.

Grammy,and Emmy Award and multiple Academy Award nominee James Newton Howard returns as the “Fantastic Beasts” composer, creating a robust, 25-track soundtrack which will be available to stream and purchase digitally November 9, 2018.It will be released on CD on November 30, 2018 and on vinyl in January 2019. In addition to the score, the soundtrack will treat fans to three solo piano cues performed by James Newton Howard and not heard in the film: “Dumbledore’s Theme (Solo Piano)”, “Fantastic Beasts Theme (Solo Piano)” and “Leta’s Theme (Solo Piano).” Those three tracks are scheduled to be released October 26, 2018.

“To work on ‘Fantastic Beasts’ is a wonderful musical opportunity,” says 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.”

Although there don’t appear to be any significant spoilers in the track titles, fans may want to avoid reading them until after the film is released on November 16th. As such, we’ve magically hidden them below. They are easily revealed with a simple Aparecium spell, however:

1. The Thestral Chase
2. Newt and Leta
3. Dumbledore
4. The Kelpie
5. Newt and Jacob Pack for Paris
6. Nagini
7. Newt Tracks Tina
8. Queenie Searches for Jacob
9. Irma and the Obscurus
10. Blood Pact
11. Capturing the Zouwu
12. Traveling to Hogwarts
13. Leta’s Flashback
14. Salamander Eyes
15. Matagots
16. Your Story is Our Story
17. Leta’s Confession
18. Vision of War
19. Spread the Word
20. Wands into the Earth
21. Restoring Your Name
22. Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald
23. Dumbledore’s Theme (Solo Piano)
24. Fantastic Beasts Theme (Solo Piano)
25. Leta’s Theme (Solo Piano)

At the end of the first “Fantastic Beasts,” the powerful Dark wizard Gellert Grindelwald (Johnny Depp) was captured by MACUSA (Magical Congress of the United States of America), with the help of Newt Scamander (Eddie Redmayne). But, making good on his threat, Grindelwald escaped custody and has set about gathering followers, most unsuspecting of his true agenda: to raise pure-blood wizards up to rule over all non-magical beings.

In an effort to thwart Grindelwald’s plans, Albus Dumbledore (Jude Law) enlists his former student Newt Scamander, who agrees to help, unaware of the dangers that lie ahead. Lines are drawn as love and loyalty are tested, even among the truest friends and family, in an increasingly divided wizarding world.

“Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald” also stars Katherine Waterston, Dan Fogler, Alison Sudol, Ezra Miller, Zoë Kravitz, Callum Turner, Claudia Kim, William Nadylam, Kevin Guthrie, Carmen Ejogo and Poppy Corby-Tuech. Directed by David Yates from a screenplay by J.K. Rowling,  the film is produced by David Heyman, Lionel Wigram, and Rowling herself. Tim Lewis, Neil Blair, Rick Senat and Danny Cohen serve as executive producers.

“The Crimes of Grindelwald” will be distributed worldwide in both 2D, 3D and IMAX versions.


Silas Lesnick is the Senior Editor of Moviebill. He has been covering entertainment news out of Los Angeles for more than a decade. You can reach him via e-mail or on Twitter.

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