Composed by Peter McConnellGrim Fandango features a timeless soundtrack that brings the game’s world to life. With influences and genres including bebop, big band, jazz, swing, and traditional Mexican music, the soundtrack is a joy to listen to whether playing the game at the time or not.

Grim Fandango soundtrack CD cover art
Grim Fandango soundtrack CD cover art

When the original soundtrack went out of print shortly after its 1998 release, LucasArts gave the Grim Fandango Network permission to make it available for your enjoyment.

Grim Fandango Remastered soundtrack

The soundtrack was revamped for Grim Fandango Remastered with certain bits of instrumentation re-recorded. The music on this page is not the remastered soundtrack, but the original we all grew up with and love. Of course, both have their place in any Grim Fandango fan’s collection.

If you’d like the remastered soundtrack’s in-game music, you can extract it from your copy of the game. There’s also a purchasable remastered soundtrack that includes some of the cutscene music, which isn’t otherwise available without dialogue and sound effects played over the top. You might find that it’s available on subscription platforms such as Apple Music, Spotify, etc.

Original soundtrack

The soundtrack CD released alongside the game.

10 Replies to “Soundtrack”

    1. A good number of us dislike the remaster and would STRONGLY prefer the original soundtrack, as the tracks DO in fact differ (sometimes significantly) from the remastered soundtrack. Those of us who are die-hard fans and grew up with the original FAR prefer the original music. Pretty seriously irked with the remasters. Just listen to the difference between “Hector Steps Out” between original and remaster.

    2. Cris, you’re right that the remastered tracks do change the character of some tracks a bit.

      Personally I like that new renditions a lot, as they introduce live instrument performances that breathe even more life into the fantastic music, and from an in-game perspective aren’t heavily compressed like in the original game.

      Of course the original game and its soundtrack is still there, and it even had an official release with many of its tracks available in CD quality. This reminds me that those links above need to be fixed.

  1. Hi, I’m an aspiring youtuber and was intending my first game played to be Grim Fandango and I was wondering if anyone new what the soundtrack copyright is and if I would be able to use some of these songs as endcard/outro for the videos. Thanks a lot in advance!

    1. Hey Andres,

      This site was given permission specifically many years ago by LucasArts to provide this music for fans, however it should be considered copyrighted by LucasArts.

      As a general rule I wouldn’t recommend using any non-licensed or royalty free music for videos.

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