- Composer: Hans Zimmer
- Audio CD (Sept. 30 2003)
- Number of Discs: 1
- Format: Special Edition, Cast Recording, Enhanced, Soundtrack
- Label: Walt Disney Records
- Run Time: 88 minutes
- ASIN: B0000CABJ2
- Other Editions: Audio CD | Audio Cassette | LP Record
- Average Customer Review: 77 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #6,011 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)
The Lion King: Special Edition Special Edition, Enhanced, Cast Recording, Soundtrack
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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 --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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The only one worth listening to is 'To Die For' which sounds pretty cool but is without theme or control. Nothing much on this CD interests at all I'm afraid to say. It's all too bland and unspectacular and badly arranged to boot.
Get the soundtrack to 'Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron' for some way cool Zimmer music and a great partnership with Bryan Adams. Avoid this 'un.
But in English... WOWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWWW!
Awesome it is, the voices are 10 000 000 better, all the songs are great, the lyrics too, thanks to Mr Elton John and Mr Tim Rice! It makes me cry, it makes me laugh and Simba's young voice is so tuneful, it looks like a teen's voice instead of Simba's awful French voice! The score is magnificent and powerful! It describes all the feelings of the characters and it touches us very deeply in our heart. And the African choir, WOW! We would think ourselves in the savana! It brings a bonus to the score and always reminds us were in Africa!
So, buy it and don't listen to the French one!
The next four tracks are the gem of the CD - the score tracks by Hans Zimmer. All four are similar to each other, and could easily have be one track without much problem. It's some of Zimmer's best work. The score features a chorus singing African chants (made up I beleive) with great percussion and it's overall great music. I can't praise this music enough. Unfortunatly, at only about 17 minutes, it's all WAY too short. They could have easily fit another 30 minutes on the CD if they wanted to, and there is certainly alot of score from the movie they could have used.
The final three tracks are pop versions of Circle of Life, I Just Can't Wait..., and Can You Feel... They are good for what they are, but I would have personally prefered more score to them. They certainly aren't bad, and are enjoyable enough that they don't distract from the rest of the CD.
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