Hollywood Records has released the soundtrack albums for the first two episodes of the Marvel Studios Disney+ series “WandaVision”. Both albums are available on digital platforms including Amazon.
Both albums feature the “WandaVision” style theme songs that have been composed by Frozen’s Kristen Anderson-Lopez & Robert Lopez, along with other tracks by Christophe Beck.
Beck composed and produced all score tracks on each WandaVision album. On composing unique scores for all nine episodes, Beck 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.”
According to Beck, the score features instruments that were typical of the era being represented in a given episode. Early episodes feature small orchestral ensembles, while later episodes embrace a rock-pop style. Beck also utilized period-specific recording and mixing techniques to achieve the authenticity filmmakers wanted.
In addition to writing the theme and songs, Anderson-Lopez and Lopez also produced each song. The theme for the first episode, said Anderson-Lopez, was written to evoke the dawn of television. “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,” she said.
Lopez described the second episode’s theme as “sexier” and “flirtier.” “We decided to put lots of raunchy trombones commenting,” he said, “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. WandaVision: Episode 3 Original Soundtrack will be available on January 29th, with subsequent albums to follow one week after each episode of the series airs.
Here’s the tracklist for Episode 1 album:
1. A Newlywed Couple – Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Sara Mann, Jessica Rotter, Cindy Bourquin, Elyse Willis, Laura Dickinson, Robert Lopez, Eric Bradley, Greg Whipple, Jasper Randall & Gerald White (0:54)
2. Toast-Mate 2000 (0:53)
3. Dinner Is Served (0:25)
4. Calendar Confusion (1:04)
5. Frog in My Throat (1:48)
6. Thank You for Coming (0:44)
7. Parcheesi (1:03)
8. Rings (0:36)
9. Wanda’s Theme (End Credits from “WandaVision”) (1:47)
Here’s the track list for the episode 2 album:
1. WandaVision! – Kristen Anderson-Lopez, Sara Mann, Jessica Rotter, Cindy Bourquin, Elyse Willis, Laura Dickinson, Robert Lopez, Eric Bradley, Greg Whipple, Jasper Randall & Gerald White (0:53)
2. Rehearsal (0:55)
3. Unwelcome Visitor (0:59)
4. Strucker (0:37)
5. Giddy Up (0:32)
6. Beekeeper (1:05)
7. Exit Stage Left (1:44)
8. It’s Really Happening (0:52)
Will you be downloading these albums?