Tarzan [1999] [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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Barnes & Noble - Moira McCormick
The last time Disney hired a mainstream pop star to pen tunes for an animated jungle-themed blockbuster, the result was Elton John’s mega-selling soundtrack to "The Lion King." Here, Phil Collins does the honors, and his zestful, African-spiced songs make TARZAN one of the more listenable Disney soundtracks in recent memory. Fans of the diminutive Brit will kvell over Collins' double versions of nearly every tune, including a vocal-percussion number, "Trashin' the Camp," performed with monster boy band 'N Sync; actress Glenn Close, as the apeman's adoptive gorilla mom, is sweetly nurturing in her lullaby duet with Collins, "You'll Be in My Heart." Also included here ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Moira McCormick
The last time Disney hired a mainstream pop star to pen tunes for an animated jungle-themed blockbuster, the result was Elton John’s mega-selling soundtrack to "The Lion King." Here, Phil Collins does the honors, and his zestful, African-spiced songs make TARZAN one of the more listenable Disney soundtracks in recent memory. Fans of the diminutive Brit will kvell over Collins' double versions of nearly every tune, including a vocal-percussion number, "Trashin' the Camp," performed with monster boy band 'N Sync; actress Glenn Close, as the apeman's adoptive gorilla mom, is sweetly nurturing in her lullaby duet with Collins, "You'll Be in My Heart." Also included here is the always-engaging composer Mark Mancina's graceful, evocative instrumental score.
All Music Guide - Stephen Thomas Erlewine
Undoubtedly inspired by Elton John and Hans Zimmer's soundtrack for The Lion King, the soundtrack for Tarzan, Disney's summer 1999 blockbuster, has little of the freshness that makes the film a visual treat. It follows the same formula that's informed every Disney soundtrack since The Lion King -- take two sweeping ballads and one up-tempo dance number, and surround them with reprises and re-recordings for radio, as well as excerpts of the score. It's an exercise in recycling, essentially. As recently as Aladdin, Disney's animated films had rich soundtracks filled with robust songs and surging, dramatic scores. Tarzan is symptomatic of this decline. The core elements, however reminiscent of The Lion King they may be, aren't bad in and of themselves apart from "Trashin' the Camp," a jive lyric-less doo wop parody. The excerpts from Mark Mancina's score may push the melodrama buttons a little hard, but they are effective blends of African and movie music. Meanwhile, Phil Collins' songs are surprisingly strong, much more melodic and appealing than anything he's done since But Seriously. The main theme, "Two Worlds," is a particular standout, eerily echoing his former colleague Peter Gabriel's worldbeat explorations at times, but all of the songs exception: "Trashin' the Camp" are quite strong. The only problem is, they're repeated and repeated and repeated. "Two Worlds" is included no less than four times, "You'll Be in My Heart" comprises two tracks, and "Trashin' the Camp" is here twice, once as a duet between Collins and *NSync. All the different versions are designed to appeal to different markets, but it makes listening to the album a chore -- especially since there is no marked difference between the film version of the song and the radio version, apart from Collins' vocals. Of course, this is hardly a new situation for Disney; it's just that the repetition and recycling have never been so blatant or tiresome. It would have been better to include a main version of each song, then surround it with more of Mancina's score -- it probably would have resulted in a stronger listen -- but as it stands, Tarzan is a soundtrack with potential, yet is undone by its formula.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/18/1999
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050086064571
  • Catalog Number: 860645
  • Sales rank: 2,830

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Two Worlds (3:18)
  2. 2 You'll Be in My Heart - Glenn Close (1:36)
  3. 3 Son of Man (2:44)
  4. 4 Trashin' the Camp - Rosie O'Donnell (2:16)
  5. 5 Strangers Like Me (3:00)
  6. 6 Two Worlds (Reprise) (0:51)
  7. 7 Trashin' the Camp - 'N Sync (2:23)
  8. 8 You'll Be in My Heart (4:18)
  9. 9 Two Worlds (2:42)
  10. 10 A Wondrous Place (5:18)
  11. 11 Moves Like an Ape, Looks Like a Man (2:57)
  12. 12 The Gorillas (4:28)
  13. 13 One Family (3:48)
  14. 14 Two Worlds (Finale) (1:16)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Phil Collins Primary Artist, Drums, Vocals, Noise, Track Performer
Bruce Fowler Trombone
Luis Conte Percussion
Nathan East Electric Bass
Walt Fowler Trumpet
Mark Goldenberg Guitar
Don Harper Conductor
Michael Landau Guitar
John Pierce Electric Bass
Tim Pierce Guitar
Rob Cavallo Acoustic Guitar
Fred Selden Flute
Michael Hart Thompson Guitar
Tommy Johnson Tuba
Glenn Close Vocals, Track Performer
'N Sync Vocals, Track Performer
Rosie O'Donnell Vocals, Track Performer
Wil Donovan Percussion
Jo Ann Turovsky Harp
Technical Credits
Phil Collins Arranger, Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Kim Bullard Programming
David Campbell String Arrangements
Joe Gastwirt Mastering
Don Harper Vocal Arrangements
Mark Mancina Arranger, Composer, Producer
Chris Montan Executive Producer
Carmen Rizzo Programming
Elliot Scheiner Engineer
Frank Wolf Engineer
Rob Cavallo Producer
Johnny Blas Art Direction
Chris Ward Producer
Luis M. Fernández Art Direction
Steve Kempster Engineer
Joe Castwirt Mastering
Dave Metzger Orchestration, Vocal Arrangements
Federico Tio Art Direction
Daniel Clark Cover Art
Bonnie Arnold Producer
Bolhem Bouchiba Cover Art
David Metzer Orchestration, Choir Arrangement
Tab Murphy Screenplay
Bob Tzudiker Screenplay
Noni White Screenplay
Gil Morales Engineer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 11, 2011

    Amazing tracks!

    Never even watched the original movie, but I'm in love with ever song!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    If you like Phil Collins this is a great add to your collection.

    If you like the Disney movies and like Phil Collins then this is the soundtrack for you. The songs are reminiscent of Disney's true character and Phil Collins does each song justice. It is upbeat and fun, yet can be quite inspirational with the mother and child song. Both my 11 and 14 year old daughters love to sing along with me when the songs come on, particularly Trashing the Camp. This soundtrack is not just for the young but the young of heart and a few of the songs can be quite romantic when shared with the perfect someone. Give iot a try we think you and your family will like it!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    PC Percusses

    Reveiwers seem to have missed one detail worthy of note- that Phil Collins plays along with the Mark Manicina score tracks

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    WOW!

    i luv the song you'll be in my heart! its s00000 sweet! it makes me wanna sing! oh ya! i luv khleo thomas (zero in h0les!)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best EVER!!!!!

    This is my FAVORITE soundtrack. I have wanted it for sooo many years and I finally am going to get it for my birthday. Phil Collins is EXCELLENT with great intellect!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    This CD ROX!!

    This cd is one of the best cds i have ever heard. I absolutly love the duet with Phil and *NSYNC. It blows my mind!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tarzan

    TARZAN IS A GREAT MOVIE WITH LOTS OF FUN FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY. THE SOUNDTRACK IS ALSO GREAT BECAUSE IT HAS THE FILM VERSIONS BUT IT ALSO HAS PHIL'S VERSION!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tarzan

    SUPER! Great for the whole family. DEFFINITALY one of Disney's BEST works

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tarzan

    Amazingly sung by Phil Collins!!! Bravo walt Disney!! I love your style!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tarzan

    The songs are short on this album but it really touched my heart. When I saw the movie i knew I had to get the CD,Now I listen to it all the time!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Collins' best work!!!!!!!

    By far, this is definatley Phil's greatest work. Especially when he collaborates with 'N SYNC. Overall, every track on this cd is excellent!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Best Ever For Collins!!!

    I thought this was the best film Disney has ever made! Phil Collins made it happen!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Tarzan is GREAT

    This CD is great because my brother and I are big fans of Phil Collins and TARZAN. I think it's a great kid CD......My brother and I really enjoyed CRASHING THE CAMP!!It's GREAT.....

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The best

    My brother and I love the Tarzan CD.My brother loves it so much he is going too get it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A great C.d!

    I loved this cd! It has great songs with really appealing melodies! It's great for everyone - and I'm 14!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 11, 2010

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