James Newton Howard

Maleficent [Original Soundtrack]

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The soundtrack to Maleficent, a reimagining of Disney's Sleeping Beauty from the villain's perspective, puts the focus on James Newton Howard's foreboding yet witty score. Stormy brass and percussion duke it out with sparkling strings and woodwinds on pieces that range from the tumultuous ("Maleficent Suite," "Battle of the Moors," "Path of Destruction") to the light-hearted ("Welcome to the Moors," "Aurora and the Fawn"). Lana Del Ray rounds out the album with an equally eerie and alluring version of "Once Upon a Dream," which serves as a reminder as to why she's become one of the most in-demand soundtrack contributors of the 2010s.

Track Listing

Sample Title/Composer Performer Time
Maleficent
1 6:38
2 1:05
3 4:39
4 4:58
5 1:04
6 2:26
7 2:28
8 5:30
9 2:29
10 4:35
11 2:26
12 1:47
13 4:41
14 1:06
15 1:21
16 2:10
17 1:28
18 2:20
19 1:35
20 2:33
21 7:42
22 3:25
23
feat: Lana Del Rey
3:20
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