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Things We Saw Today: Netflix Releases The Witcher Soundtrack With Picture-Perfect Album Notes

Jaskier's album cover from The Witcher

Netflix finally released the official soundtrack for The Witcher, and they had a lot of fun with the release announcement. Unlike the show’s normally dark high fantasy marketing look, the streaming network gave fans the light-hearted Easter eggs we deserve.

You can click through to listen to the soundtrack on a variety of platforms here. It’s fantastic, chockfull of the evocative orchestrations from show composers Sonya Belousova and Giona Ostinelli alongside Jaskier’s greatest hits, which includes “Toss A Coin To Your Witcher.” There are 55 tracks and more than three hours of music on it in total.

Let’s take a moment to really appreciate what the official Witcher account did on social media with this “album” cover and notes:

Jaskier's ballad album cover

I spend a lot of time with independent musicians, and this poke at soulful, overwrought album covers is just a little too on the nose.

Jaskier's ballad album cover

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Jaskier's ballad album cover

This is perfect. Kudos to Netflix and The Witcher‘s social media team for such a fun way to get the word out about the soundtrack’s release. It’s this tongue-in-cheek humor and willingness to mock itself that makes The Witcher so endearingly entertaining. As for Jaskier’s liner notes thanking “my very best friend and biggest fan, Geralt of Rivia,” we’re sure that Geralt is thrilled.

(Listen to The Witcher soundtrack here, images: Netflix)

What else did we see and hear today? Glad you asked!

  • In other soundtrack news, Sonic the Hedgehog gets an official theme song. (via Comicbook.com)
  • What?

  • YouTube moderators must now sign a statement acknowledging the job could give them PTSD. The internet was a mistake! (via The Verge)
  • London will have citywide facial recognition cameras. George Orwell wept. (via BoingBoing)
  • Also weeping: Gene Roddenberry. And us.

  • Sandra Cisneros’ classic novel The House on Mango Street will be adapted into a TV show. (via Deadline)
  • Sports site Deadspin is set to relaunch after the mass exodus of its staff. Good luck with that. (via Variety)

Happy Friday, folks! What did you see out there today?

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