The Lion King [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

The Lion King [Original Motion Picture Soundtrack]

by Hans Zimmer


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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/31/1994
Label: Walt Disney Records
UPC: 0050086085804
catalogNumber: 60858

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
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
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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