Disney fans rejoice!
Produced by Hans Zimmer and Jon Favreau, the original motion picture soundtrack to "The Lion King" has been released!
It features songs performed by Beyonce, Donald Glover, Seth Rogen, Billy Eichner and a new song, "Never Too late" by Elton John and Tim Rice.
“Just hearing that music strikes you deeply,” Favreau said. “Even if you don’t know the film or stage show, there is a spiritual strength in it."
Zimmer wanted to approach the score differently for the new film, according to Disney, and enlisted the Re-Collective Orchestra, led by founders Matt Jones and Stephanie Matthews, along with the Hollywood Studio Symphony. The goal was to rehearse and record the score like a live concert performance.
Music from the animated film released in 1994 won two Academy Awards, for original song and original score, four Grammys and two Golden Globes.
The soundtrack was No. 1 on the Billboard 200 album chart for 10 nonconsecutive weeks, and was certified diamond by the Recording Industry Association of America, after 10 million units were sold.
“The Lion King” original motion picture soundtrack track list is as follows:
1. “Circle of Life/Nants’ Ingonyama” -- Performed by Lindiwe Mkhize; African vocals performed by Lebo M; written and composed by Elton John and Tim Rice; “Nants’ Ingonyama” written by Lebohang Morake and Hans Zimmer; produced by Hans Zimmer; vocals produced by Stephen Lipson
2. “Life’s Not Fair” -- Hans Zimmer
3. “Rafiki’s Fireflies” -- Hans Zimmer
4. “I Just Can’t Wait to Be King” -- Performed by JD McCrary, Shahadi Wright Joseph and John Oliver; written by Elton John and Tim Rice; produced by Pharrell Williams; co-produced by Stephen Lipson
5. “Elephant Graveyard” -- Hans Zimmer
6. “Be Prepared” (2019 Version) -- Performed by Chiwetel Ejiofor; written by Elton John and Tim Rice; produced by Hans Zimmer and David Fleming
7. “Stampede” -- Hans Zimmer
8. “Scar Takes the Throne” -- Hans Zimmer
9. "Hakuna Matata” -- Performed by Billy Eichner, Seth Rogen, JD McCrary and Donald Glover; written by Elton John and Tim Rice; produced by Pharrell Williams; co-produced by Stephen Lipson
10. “Simba is Alive!” -- Hans Zimmer
11. “The Lion Sleeps Tonight” -- Performed by Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen; written by Luigi Creatore, Hugo Peretti, George David Weiss and Solomon Linda; produced by Pharrell Williams
12. “Can You Feel the Love Tonight” -- Performed by Beyonce, Donald Glover, Billy Eichner and Seth Rogen; written by Elton John and Tim Rice; produced by Pharrell Williams; co-produced by Stephen Lipson
13. “Reflections of Mufasa” -- Hans Zimmer
14. "Spirit" -- Beyonce
15. “Battle for Pride Rock” -- Hans Zimmer
16. “Remember” -- Hans Zimmer
17. “Never Too Late” -- Performed by Elton John; African vocal and choir arrangements created and produced by Lebo M; written by Elton John and Tim Rice; produced by Greg Kurstin; additional production by Elton John and Matt Still
18. “He Lives in You” -- Performed by Lebo M; written by Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin and Lebohang Morake; produced by Lebo M and Mark Mancina
19. “Mbube” -- Performed by Lebo M; African vocal and choir arrangements created and produced by Lebo M; written by Solomon Linda; produced by Pharrell Williams
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