Words cannot describe about this soundtrack, but this reviewer will do his best to explain. The Jungle Book soundtrack is, quite simply, the most amazing Disney soundtrack I've ever heard. As a fan of the movie, I was astounded by the music, which is a mixture of old-fashioned classical and jazz music. To me, music like this is rare. Sure, you may have heard better in a previous Disney soundtrack, but this is beautiful music.
There are a few songs that made me love the soundtrack. Of course, anyone will recongize the infamous "The Bare Nesscities (sp?)" that features Phil Harris, along with "Trust In Me" and the vulture song "We Are Friends". These tracks are all unique, but the best one that touches my soul very deeply is "My Own Home", featuring Darleen Carr, an actress that definitely had a talent for singing. That track, to me, is the best one on there, because it is classic Disney and the absoletuely beautiful voice (done by Darleen Carr) is simply haunting, but beautiful. The music is pure brillance in "My Own Home" as well, thus making it as my favorite track on the soundtrack.
A lot of people believe that the soundtrack for "The Jungle Book" is most definitely pure Disney magic. I have to agree with them. It is highly recommanded, for Disney fans, to own this soundtrack, for it not only contains the hit songs that made the movie a success, but it also includes a couple of unreleased hits, two demos, and a 12-minute interview with the composers behind this masterpiece.