Have you been keeping up with Disney+ Marvel Studios’ WandaVision? If you can’t seem to get enough Walt Disney Records just released WandaVision: Episode 1 Original Soundtrack and WandaVision: Episode 2 Original Soundtrack. This is (almost) enough to tide us over while we anxiously await new episodes each Friday.
The digital soundtracks feature score by composer Christophe Beck (Frozen 2, Ant-Man and the Wasp) and the original theme songs are by Kristen Anderson-Lopez and Robert Lopez (Frozen). The Oscar-winning songwriters penned unique songs for several episodes in the series, spanning from the 1950s to the early 2000s.
Beck composed and produced all score tracks on each WandaVision album. He said “For each era, the music is a loving homage to the sitcom scores typical of the time period. This involved not only the instrumentation, but also the composition style.”
Anderson-Lopez and Lopez not only wrote the theme and songs but they also produced each song. When speaking of the theme for the first episode Anderson-Lopez said, “We wanted to have an optimistic group of voices singing jazzily (though not too jazzily!) about the love between these two — and the main question of the first episode, whether two Avengers in love can pass for normal in a typical American suburb.”
For the second episode Lopez said, “We decided to put lots of raunchy trombones commenting and in one part we also used my favorite ’60s keyboard sound, the RMI Rock-si-chord—a sort of electric organ harpsichord sound.”
The WandaVision Original Soundtrack album producers are Kevin Feige, Matt Shakman and Dave Jordan. The albums for Episodes 1 and 2 will be followed by WandaVision: Episode 3 Original Soundtrack available on Jan. 29, with subsequent albums to follow one week after each episode of the series airs.
WandaVision Original Soundtrack release dates follow:
- Episode 1 soundtrack release date: 1/22
- Episode 2 soundtrack release date: 1/22
- Episode 3 soundtrack release date: 1/29
- Episode 4 soundtrack release date: 2/5
- Episode 5 soundtrack release date: 2/12
- Episode 6 soundtrack release date: 2/19
- Episode 7 soundtrack release date: 2/26
- Episode 8 soundtrack release date: 3/5
- Episode 9 soundtrack release date: 3/12
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