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Lion King [Original Broadway Cast]
     

The Lion King [Original Broadway Cast]

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With The Lion King, the fantastically successful Elton John became even more fantastically successful. His tuneful score, co-written with lyricist Tim Rice and adapted for the Broadway stage from the hit Disney animated film, spawned a handful of modern standards, including "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and "The Circle of Life." With the wonderful Heather

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With The Lion King, the fantastically successful Elton John became even more fantastically successful. His tuneful score, co-written with lyricist Tim Rice and adapted for the Broadway stage from the hit Disney animated film, spawned a handful of modern standards, including "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and "The Circle of Life." With the wonderful Heather Headley leading the ensemble, the cast album takes off in a rousing flurry of sweeping anthems and affecting ballads. This is music that both little ones and their parents can listen to with pure pleasure.

Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Rodney Batdorf
The stage production of Disney's hit film The Lion King isn't drastically different, musically, from the film, adding only a couple of new, unremarkable songs. For dedicated fans of The Lion King, this recording is worthwhile -- the performances are strong, confirming the strength of several of Elton John's songs -- but most listeners will be content with the original motion picture soundtrack.

Product Details

Release Date:
11/14/1997
Label:
Walt Disney Records
UPC:
0050086080274
catalogNumber:
60802

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Performance Credits

Kevin Bailey   cast
Diane Barere   Cello
John Beal   Upright Bass
Kenneth Burward-Hoy   Viola
John Campo   Clarinet,Bassoon,Contrabass Clarinet,Baritone Saxophone,Bass Saxophone
Max Casella   Track Performer,cast
Rocky Ciccarone   Trombone
Winterton Garvey   Violin
Juliet Haffner   Viola
Lucio Hopper   Electric Bass,Upright Bass
Regis Iandiorio   Violin
Tommy Igoe   Percussion,Drums
Bob Keller   Clarinet,Flute,Bass Clarinet
David Kuhn   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Mbira
Kevin Kuhn   Acoustic Guitar,Electric Guitar,Mbira
Tsidi Leloka   Track Performer
Nancy McAlhany   Violin
Valerie Naranjo   Percussion,Drums,Mallets,African Drums
Jef Scott   French Horn
Laura Seaton   Violin
Claudia Hafter Tondi   Concert Mistress
Bruce Wang   Cello
David Weiss   Flute,Piccolo,Wood Flute
Samuel E. Wright   Track Performer
Ted Baker   Synthesizer,Keyboards
Avril Brown   Violin
Lebo M.   Choir, Chorus,Ensemble,Choir Director
Mary Whitaker   Violin
Lindiwe Dlamini   Ensemble,cast
Rolando Morales   Percussion,Drums,African Drums
Kaitilin Mahony   French Horn
Richard Hagen   French Horn
Lindiwe Hlengwa   Ensemble,cast
Junior "Gabu" Wedderburn   Percussion,Drums,African Drums
Nhlanhla Ngema   Ensemble,cast
Joseph Church   Conductor
Eliana Mendoza   Cello
Kair Mahony   French Horn
Gina Breedlove   Ensemble,cast
Dale Newton   Cello
Francisca Mendoza   Violin
Fernando Meza   Percussion,Drums,African Drums
Cynthia Kortman   Keyboards
Karl Jurman   Keyboards
Jan Chong   Violin
Rebecca Arons   Cello
Tom Brett   Percussion,Mallets,Mbira
Larry Di Bello   French Horn
Ralph Farris   Viola
Stanley Wayne Mathis   Track Performer,cast
Jason Raize   Track Performer,cast
Ensemble   Track Performer
Tracy Nicole Chapman   Track Performer,cast
Geoff Hoyle   Track Performer
Tom Alan Robbins   Track Performer
Heather Headley   Track Performer
Kevin Cahoon   Track Performer
John Vickery   Track Performer
Scott Irby-Ranniar   Track Performer
Faca Kulu   Track Performer
Kajuana Shuford   Track Performer
George Flynn   Tuba,Bass Trombone

Technical Credits

Bruce Fowler   Orchestration
Richard Hudson   Scenic Design
Thom Cadley   Engineer
Nick Glennie-Smith   Contributor,Music Development
Harold J. Kleiner   Executive Producer
Mark Mancina   Arranger,Producer,Liner Notes,Score
Chris Montan   Executive Producer
Valerie Naranjo   Percussion Arrangement
Jay Rifkin   Composer,Producer
Claudia Hafter Tondi   Contributor
Lebo M.   Composer,Producer,Liner Notes,Vocal Arrangements
Christopher Ward   Synthesizer String Arrangement
Evan Morris   Contributor
Luis M. Fernández   Art Direction
Steve Kempster   Engineer
Dave Metzger   Orchestration
Robert Elhai   Arranger,Orchestration,Associate Music Producer
Joseph Church   Director,Musical Director
Thomas Schumacher   Producer
Mary Peterson   Contributor
Jonathan Roberts   Screenplay
Julie Taymor   Director,Liner Notes,Production Director,Costume Design
David Metzer   Orchestration
Tony Meola   Sound Design
Linda Woolverton   Screenplay
Roger Allers   Director,Book

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The Lion King [Original Broadway Cast] 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I got this CD a few weeks ago, and I can't stop listening to it! It's phenomenal! It can be very soothing or very stirring, depending on which track you listen to. My favorite tracks, by far, are Shadowlands and The Endless Night, they're GREAT!! I highly recomend buying this CD, even if you didn't like the movie music all that much.