Aladdin [Original Soundtrack] [Disney] [2004]

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All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The soundtrack to Disney's Aladdin features another first-rate score by composer Alan Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, who helped Menken complete the score when Ashman died before it was finished. "A Whole New World" the film's hit single and Robin Williams' bravura performance as the magic lamp on songs such as "Friend Like Me" and "Prince Ali" are justifiably credited as the album's highlights. Aladdin's score is consistently good, rivaling the best of Disney's other animated musicals from the '90s. The manic "One Jump" and "Arabian Nights" are cut from the cloth of classic Broadway show tunes, while Menken's instrumental cues range from the sweetly ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Heather Phares
The soundtrack to Disney's Aladdin features another first-rate score by composer Alan Menken and lyricists Howard Ashman and Tim Rice, who helped Menken complete the score when Ashman died before it was finished. "A Whole New World" the film's hit single and Robin Williams' bravura performance as the magic lamp on songs such as "Friend Like Me" and "Prince Ali" are justifiably credited as the album's highlights. Aladdin's score is consistently good, rivaling the best of Disney's other animated musicals from the '90s. The manic "One Jump" and "Arabian Nights" are cut from the cloth of classic Broadway show tunes, while Menken's instrumental cues range from the sweetly cartoonish "To Be Free" to the romantic "Kiss" to the ominous "Jafar's Hour" and "On a Dark Night." While it's not quite as brilliant as the music from The Little Mermaid or Beauty and the Beast, Aladdin is still a fine soundtrack and an auspicious debut for Menken and Rice's collaboration. This "special edition" of the soundtrack, released to coincide with the appearance of the film as a two-disc DVD, contains two intriguing bonus tracks, Menken and Ashman's demos of songs that didn't make it into the final version. "Proud of Your Boy," which Menken sings effectively, is an earnest ballad in the style of "A Whole New World" in which Aladdin addresses his mother, promising to mend his errant ways. "High Adventure" is a quick-tempo production number sung by Menken and Ashman also in good voice in which the genie encourages Aladdin to act heroically. Either song could have served well in the score if the episodes they musicalize had been included in the final film.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2004
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050086116379
  • Catalog Number: 861163
  • Sales rank: 4,504

Album Credits

Performance Credits
Alan Menken Primary Artist, Vocals
Peabo Bryson Track Performer
Bruce Adler Vocals
Howard Ashman Vocals
Regina Belle Track Performer
Jonathan Freeman Vocals
Brad Kane Vocals
Lea Salonga Vocals
Technical Credits
Peabo Bryson Duet
Howard Ashman Composer
Regina Belle Duet
Bruce Botnick Engineer, Mastering, Scoring Engineer
Robbie Buchanan Arranger
Dana Jon Chappelle Engineer
Michael Farrow Engineer
Alan Menken Arranger, Composer, Producer, Score Producer, Score
Michael Starobin Orchestration
Tim Rice Composer, Producer
Josh Gabriel Mastering
Daniel Troob Arranger, Score Orchestration
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Favorite!!

    This is my favorite movie ever! I don't know what the review people are talking about little mermaid and beauty and the beast having better music, i mean i'll admit, they are VERY good, but Aladdin is mysterious, funny, relaxing and entertaining. I would recommend this to anyone!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    Great way to re-live the movie

    My three-year old and I frequently listen to this CD, especially in the car. She has learned most of the lyrics and can explain what's taking place action-wise at certain points during each song, even the instrumental ones. I especially appreciate the fact that printed lyrics were included.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    I LOVE THIS MOVE!

    Omg i love this movie now i can take it anywhere!

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