Doctor Strange (soundtrack)

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Doctor Strange (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
Soundtrack album by
ReleasedOctober 21, 2016 (2016-10-21)
StudioAbbey Road Studios
Studio Miraval
GenreFilm score
ProducerMichael Giacchino
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Doctor Strange (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack) is the soundtrack album to the Marvel Studios film of the same name, composed by Michael Giacchino. Hollywood Records released the album digitally on October 21, 2016, with a physical release on November 18, 2016.[1][2]


In May 2016, Michael Giacchino revealed that he would score the film.[3] Director Scott Derrickson called the score "magic in the literal sense of the word" adding Giacchino "is doing what good scorers do, which is he is not just creating music that supports the images, he's adding a third thing to the movie. It becomes something new with his music in there that it didn't have with temp music."[4] The score was recorded at Abbey Road Studios with additional score recorded at Studio Miraval in France.[5] During the recording session, Paul McCartney heard one of Giacchino's cues being recorded, which he likened to The Beatles song "I Am the Walrus".[6]

Track listing

All music composed by Michael Giacchino.[7]

1."Ancient Sorcerer's Secret"2:37
2."The Hands Dealt"2:56
3."A Long Strange Trip"2:28
4."The Eyes Have It"1:23
5."Mystery Training"1:53
6."Reading Is Fundamental"1:39
7."Inside the Mirror Dimension"4:04
8."The True Purpose of the Sorcerer"2:09
9."Sanctimonious Sanctum Sacking"7:27
10."Astral Doom"3:41
11."Post Op Paracosm"1:15
12."Hippocratic Hypocrite"1:34
13."Smote and Mirrors"6:29
14."Ancient History"4:08
15."Hong Kong Kablooey"3:35
16."Astral World's Worst Killer"6:17
17."Strange Days Ahead"5:59
18."Go for Baroque"2:55
19."The Master of the Mystic End Credits"3:50
Total length:66:19

Additional music

At the beginning of the first surgery, "Shining Star" by Earth, Wind & Fire plays. "Feels so Good" by Chuck Mangione was not included in the film's soundtrack. Derrickson, a Bob Dylan fan, looked for a place in the film to include one of his songs, but was unable to find one. However, he included Pink Floyd's "Interstellar Overdrive".[8][9]


  1. ^ "Hollywood Records to Release 'Doctor Strange' Soundtrack". Film Music Reporter. October 7, 2016. Archived from the original on October 14, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2016.
  2. ^ "Michael Giacchino's End Credits Music from 'Doctor Strange' Released". Film Music Reporter. October 18, 2016. Archived from the original on October 21, 2016. Retrieved October 18, 2016.
  3. ^ Giacchino, Michael (May 5, 2016). "Things are about to get, well... really STRANGE. @scottderrickson @Marvel". Twitter. Archived from the original on September 16, 2017. Retrieved May 5, 2016.
  4. ^ Foutch, Haleigh (July 27, 2016). "'Doctor Strange': Scott Derrickson Says Benedict Cumberbatch is Killing It with Test Audiences". Collider. Archived from the original on July 28, 2016. Retrieved July 28, 2016.
  5. ^ Giacchino, Michael (August 9, 2016). "A very good and strange recording session here at Abbey Road!". Instagram. Archived from the original on 2021-12-26. Retrieved August 13, 2016.
  6. ^ Loinaz, Alexis (October 21, 2016). "What's the Link Between Doctor Strange and The Beatles — and What Does Paul McCartney Have to Do with It?". People. Archived from the original on October 22, 2016. Retrieved October 21, 2016.
  7. ^ "'Doctor Strange' Soundtrack Details". Film Music Reporter. October 20, 2016. Archived from the original on October 21, 2016. Retrieved October 20, 2016.
  8. ^ Derrickson, Scott (October 11, 2016). "Hey everyone - reading through everything, will answer as many questions as I can". Reddit (/r/MarvelStudios subreddit). Archived from the original on March 19, 2019. Retrieved October 13, 2016. I looked for a place to use Bob Dylan in the movie, but I just couldn't find the right place for one. But we do have a 60s Pink Floyd song. Fuck yeah.
  9. ^ Hoffman, Jordan (November 2, 2016). "Why Doctor Strange shares its psychedelic DNA with Pink Floyd". The Guardian. Archived from the original on November 5, 2016. Retrieved November 4, 2016.