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More Info:This album is packaged in a 2 CD digipak with 26 tracks and nearly 100 minutes of music. 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 for Muggle) 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.
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!'