The Lion King [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Walt Disney Pictures had its fourth straight massive hit with an animated movie musical in the summer of 1994 with its tale of the coming of age of a young lion. The movie studio changed composers, replacing Alan Menken, who wrote The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin, with Hans Zimmer instrumental score and Elton John songs; lyricist Tim Rice, who took over on Aladdin after the death of Howard Ashman, remained in place. John took a leaf from the Paul Simon Graceland songbook and filled his music with references to South African mbaqanga. But there wasn't that much of it: we're only talking about five songs here, three of which are repeated at the end ...
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All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
Walt Disney Pictures had its fourth straight massive hit with an animated movie musical in the summer of 1994 with its tale of the coming of age of a young lion. The movie studio changed composers, replacing Alan Menken, who wrote The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast, and Aladdin, with Hans Zimmer instrumental score and Elton John songs; lyricist Tim Rice, who took over on Aladdin after the death of Howard Ashman, remained in place. John took a leaf from the Paul Simon Graceland songbook and filled his music with references to South African mbaqanga. But there wasn't that much of it: we're only talking about five songs here, three of which are repeated at the end in versions by John one of those, "Can You Feel the Love Tonight," became a hit single. Plus, there are four excerpts from Zimmer's score.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 5/31/1994
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050086085873
  • Catalog Number: 60858

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Circle of Life - Carmen Twillie (3:53)
  2. 2 I Just Can't Wait to Be King - Jason Weaver (2:49)
  3. 3 Be Prepared - Jeremy Irons (3:38)
  4. 4 Hakuna Mata - Ernie Sabella (3:31)
  5. 5 Can You Feel the Love Tonight? - Joseph Williams (2:56)
  6. 6 This Land (2:53)
  7. 7 To Die For (4:16)
  8. 8 Under the Stars (3:42)
  9. 9 King of Pride Rock (5:56)
  10. 10 The Circle of Life - Elton John (4:49)
  11. 11 I Just Can't Wait to Be King - Elton John (3:35)
  12. 12 Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (End Title) - Elton John (3:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Hans Zimmer Primary Artist, Track Performer
Elton John Track Performer
Bruce Fowler Performing Ensemble
Kiki Dee Background Vocals
Richard Harvey Pan Flute/Pan Pipes
Jeremy Irons Track Performer
Whoopi Goldberg Track Performer
Andraé Crouch Choir Master
Jim Cummings Track Performer
Sally Dworsky Track Performer
Nick Glennie-Smith Conductor, Performing Ensemble, Choir Master
Cheech Marin Track Performer
Mbongeni Ngema Vocals, Choir Master
Chuck Sabo Drums
Phil Spalding Bass, Background Vocals
Carmen Twillie Track Performer
Joseph Williams Track Performer
Laura Williams Track Performer
Jason Weaver Track Performer
Nathan Lane Track Performer
Ernie Sabella Track Performer
Rowan Atkinson Track Performer
Lebo M. Vocals, Track Performer, Choir Master
Gary Barlow Background Vocals
Committed Artists Choir & Friends Vocals
David Johnston Guitar, Background Vocals
Technical Credits
Elton John Composer
Bruce Fowler Vocal Arrangements
Andraé Crouch Vocal Arrangements, Choir Arrangement
Guy Babylon Programming
Bruce Botnick Mastering
Michael Farrow Engineer
Nick Glennie-Smith Choir Arrangement
Mark Mancina Arranger, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Mbongeni Ngema Choir Arrangement
Lebohang Morake Arranger
Bobbi Page Vocal Arrangements
Jay Rifkin Arranger, Producer, Engineer
Olle Romo Programming
Matthew Vaughan Programming
Joseph Williams Contributor
Hans Zimmer Arranger, Composer, Producer, Vocal Arrangements
Tim Rice Composer
Lebo M. Vocal Arrangements, Choir Arrangement
Chris Thomas Producer
David Appelt Engineer
Paul Wenzel Illustrations
Paul Jones Producer
Reuben Aquinos Illustrations
Judy Barnes Illustrations
Steve Price Engineer
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