Marvel Music and Hollywood Records have announced a score album for Marvel Studios’ Black Panther. The album features the film’s original score composed by Ludwig Goransson (Creed, Community, Fruitvale Station) who recorded his music in London with a 132-piece western classical orchestra, African percussionists and a 40-person choir. The soundtrack will be released digitally this Friday, February 16 and is now available for pre-order on Amazon. Black Panther is directed by Ryan Coogler and stars Chadwick Boseman, Michael B. Jordan, Lupita Nyong’o, Danai Gurira, Martin Freeman, Daniel Kaluuya, Angela Bassett, Forest Whitaker, Letitia Wright, Winston Duke and Andy Serkis. The movie will be released nationwide on February 16 by Walt Disney Pictures.

  1. Bernd-Helmut Heine says:

    So, no CD release – as expected. What a pity…

    • Nicolas J. says:

      What a pity! NO CD: that’s a shame and a disrespect for MCU soundtrack fans!

  2. Robert Mason says:

    I agree. They did the same thing with the score for Guardians Vol. 2. I am a big soundtrack collector and have every score cd from the MCU. Now I’ll be down 2, unless I want to download them.

  3. Dave Mayson says:

    Seriously, no CD? That truly sucks. Not everyone wants to listen to compressed tracks – particularly not with stuff like African percussion, where so many of the transients are gong to go missing. Real lack of foresight.

  4. S Khol says:

    DO IT RIGHT!
    There is so much audio juiciness in the Black Panther score . . . but the richness is marred by the lacking quality of this digital release. I can understand studios/ record labels wanting to save the cost associated with CD production . . . but I can’t understand why they wouldn’t release it in lossless format (along with mp3 if people desire).

    Frankly I wouldn’t mind paying a little more if it means I can hear every subtle beat, flutter, and chord. Think about it . . . the composer spent countless hours crafting this masterpiece . . . I don’t think he wanted listeners to feel like they’re hearing his work under water.

    Just saying . . . if you’re going to release digital, DO IT RIGHT!!!

  5. Fabian Grabau says:

    It’s also available lossless on Qobuz:
    https://www.qobuz.com/de-de/album/black-panther-ludwig-goransson/i1udoi4israda