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2004 Remastered Edition. Original Soundtrack with a New Song 'morning Report' Written by Elton John and Tim Rice. A New Remix Version of 'can You Feel the Love Tonight'. Includes a Bonus Disc.
Elton John doesn't seem like a natural choice to write for a Disney musical, but he rose to the task on The Lion King, transcending his usual penchant for the softest of soft rock. Sir Elton's collaboration with Tim Rice (former writing partner of Andrew Lloyd Webber) helps connect the soundtrack to the theatrical lineage of all Disney musicals--so much so that, like Beauty and the Beast, The Lion King was eventually adapted for Broadway. Undistinguished songs like "Can You Feel the Love Tonight?" are far outnumbered by stirring, stately tunes that lent the film so much of its sense of pageant and play. --John Sanchez
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A yes, if you never bought the orignial soundtrack and just got into the music and movie with the rerelease of the DVD. It's a great buy as you get the new song you will have heard as well as all the original songs that fill this movie.
A no, if you like millions of people own the original soundtrack and aren't that crazy about a very short song of the "Morning Report" and can't get all excited about a CD having 3 versions of the same song on it.
It still is a great overall soundtrack though. It has "Circle of Life", "I Can't Wait to Be King" "Hakuna Matata" and all the other songs you will remember from the movie. It has the insturmentals and the Elton John versions of the main songs from the movie. The only special thing though is the addition of two songs and one of them being short and isn't even that thrilling.
So the choice is yours. If you already own this it isn't worth buying again. You can hear the Morning Report in the DVD version and not feel like this is a must have either way.Read more ›
It's a shame. I personally think that this is one of the best scores of Hans Zimmer and also one of the best of Disney Records, and the original is 5 of 5, but you'll see: I'm from chile, and in Latin America, the spanish edition of The original Lion king soundtrack had a different album art -astonishing and better than the original -and...AND READ WITH ATTENTION: WITH ONE MORE TRACK THAT WASN'T IN THE ORIGINAL. It was a score selection called ¡Hienas! (Hyens!, in english), unreleased to this date, five minutes long -maybe more- and really a good one.
By including this one, the spanish album doesn't have the Elton john version of I can`t wait to be king, but WHO CARES? When we buy a soundtrack, we want the music that was part of the film, no a lot of songs not perfomed or rearranged for the album.
Buy thos one only if you don't have the original. If not, cry for a real Special edition soundtrack.
It is impossible to describe with words the beauty and passion that is the one of the two greatest pieces of music ever made (the other being Eric Clapton's "Layla".) "Can You Feel The Love Tonight" is lyrical poetry. It is amazing art in melody. Even as a grown man, it still brings tears to my eyes.
And even in addition to these, there are wonderful selections from the Oscar-awarded score, and Elton John's version of "Can You Feel The Love Tonight". I would pay any price for this soundtrack. If you listen to the soundtrack, I know you will agree.
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I have been listening to this album for a long time on youtube. I decided to finally purchase it! It sounds even better then on youtube and the price was affordable. Read morePublished on Dec 3 2013 by Having Fun
The Lion King: Special Edition. Très bon achat, le remix est excellent. J'adore l'écouter encore et encore et encore et encore et encore et encore.Published on April 10 2012 by perseide
By far the best soundtrack will be the original soundtrack of the original lion king, but this Cd is a s good as can be. Read morePublished on July 12 2004 by Craig G. Morrison
No matter what age you are, the lion king MUST be on your favorites list!!!!!
The songs are truly beautiful, and the really nice thing, is that kids my age, (12 yrs old) still... Read more
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