Listen to the new ‘Mary Poppins Returns’ soundtrack featuring Emily Blunt and Meryl Streep

27 November 2018, 16:45

By Maddy Shaw Roberts

The sequel to Mary Poppins offers an all-original new soundtrack, featuring the vocals of Emily Blunt – and the composing talents of Marc Shaiman.

With songs like ‘Step in Time’ and ‘Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious’, the soundtrack to the original Mary Poppins (1964) film was always going to be a tough act to follow.

But the soundtrack to the film’s sequel, Mary Poppins Returns, is actually really in keeping with the feel of the original.

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The new motion picture soundtrack features 27 tracks – nine of which are brand-new songs by composer Marc Shaiman (Hairspray, The Addams Family) and lyricist Scott Wittman.

Disney has just released the first two tracks from the new album: ‘Trip a Light Fantastic’ and ‘The Place Where Lost Things Go’, sung by Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt respectively. Both songs are available on YouTube and Spotify.

The soundtrack will also feature a performance by Meryl Streep, who plays Topsy – Mary Poppins’ eccentric cousin who involuntarily spends every second Wednesday upside down.

Dick Van Dyke, who featured in the 1964 original as Bert, will also lend his voice to the soundtrack in ‘Trip a Little Light Fantastic (Reprise)’, as will cast members Ben Whishaw and Angela Lansbury.

The album is now available for pre-order ahead of its release on 7 December by Walt Disney Records/UMC.

Mary Poppins Returns will be released in UK cinemas on 21 December.

Mary Poppins Returns tracklisting – Marc Shaiman and Scott Wittman

1. (Underneath the) Lovely London Sky – Lin-Manuel Miranda
2. Overture – Marc Shaiman
3. A Conversation – Ben Whishaw
4. Can You Imagine That? – Emily Blunt with Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson and Nathanael Saleh
5. The Royal Doulton Music Hall – Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson and Nathanael Saleh
6. Introducing Mary Poppins – Lin-Manuel Miranda and Emily Blunt
7. A Cover Is Not the Book – Emily Blunt and Lin-Manuel Miranda and Company
8. The Place Where Lost Things Go – Emily Blunt
9. Turning Turtle – Meryl Streep with Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson and Nathanael Saleh
10. Trip a Little Light Fantastic – Lin-Manuel Miranda with Emily Blunt, Tarik Frimpong, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson, Nathanael Saleh and Leeries
11. The Place Where Lost Things Go (Reprise) – Joel Dawson, Nathanael Saleh and Pixie Davies
12. Trip a Little Light Fantastic (Reprise) – Dick Van Dyke with Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Ben Whishaw, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson and Nathanael Saleh
13. Nowhere to Go But Up – Angela Lansbury, Ben Whishaw, Pixie Davies, Joel Dawson, Nathanael Saleh, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Mortimer, Julie Walters and Company
14. (Underneath the) Lovely London Sky (Reprise) – Lin-Manuel Miranda
15. Theme from Mary Poppins Returns – Marc Shaiman
16. Kite Takes Off – Marc Shaiman
17. Mary Poppins Arrives – Marc Shaiman
18. Magic Papers – Marc Shaiman
19. Banks in the Bank – Marc Shaiman
20. Into the Royal Doulton Bowl – Marc Shaiman
21. Rescuing Georgie – Marc Shaiman
22. Off to Topsy’s – Marc Shaiman
23. Chase Through the Bank – Marc Shaiman
24. Lost in a Fog – Marc Shaiman
25. Goodbye Old Friend – Marc Shaiman
26. Race to Big Ben – Marc Shaiman
27. End Title Suite – Marc Shaiman