Editors’ Notes It’s no surprise that Mary Poppins Returns is a pitch-perfect movie-musical experience: If you had a classic Disney storyline and got Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, Emily Mortimer, Angela Lansbury, and Meryl Streep together on a soundstage and messed it up, then what are you even doing? Fifty-four years after the first Mary Poppins was released, this casting director’s dream lineup gives the nanny a refresh, in most cases hewing as reverentially close to the original’s spirit as possible. The soundtrack, which comprises expository tunes from the film and its score, pops with fun cameos (such as one from original cast member Dick Van Dyke), Blunt’s witty, enunciated charm (check the Julie Andrews-channeling “Can You Imagine That?”), and Miranda having all kinds of intentionally off-center, Cockney-accented fun (injecting a little Hamilton-esque flavor into the ensemble piece “Trip a Little Light Fantastic”). But it’s composer Marc Shaiman’s majestic instrumentals that give the soundtrack its real sense of magic, punctuating those moments in between the lines and evoking feelings of whimsy, mischief, and wonder.

SONG
(Underneath the) Lovely London Sky
1
3:47
 
Overture
2
2:28
 
A Conversation
3
2:42
 
Can You Imagine That?
4
4:22
 
The Royal Doulton Music Hall
5
3:01
 
Introducing Mary Poppins
6
0:31
 
A Cover Is Not the Book
7
4:25
 
The Place Where Lost Things Go
8
3:43
 
Turning Turtle
9
4:20
 
Trip a Little Light Fantastic
10
7:02
 
The Place Where Lost Things Go (Reprise)
11
1:30
 
Trip a Little Light Fantastic (Reprise)
12
0:46
 
Nowhere to Go But Up
13
5:45
 
(Underneath the) Lovely London Sky (Reprise)
14
1:52
 
Theme from Mary Poppins Returns
15
1:38
 
Kite Takes Off
16
2:40
 
Mary Poppins Arrives
17
1:41
 
Magic Papers
18
1:33
 
Banks in the Bank
19
0:43
 
Into the Royal Doulton Bowl
20
1:58
 
Rescuing Georgie
21
4:01
 
Off to Topsy’s
22
2:53
 
Chase Through the Bank
23
1:11
 
Lost in a Fog
24
0:59
 
Goodbye Old Friend
25
2:32
 
Race to Big Ben
26
4:55
 
End Title Suite
27
5:12
 

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