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The Lion King Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Catalog Number 522 690-2
Barcode 731452269027
Release Date May 1994
Publish Format Commercial
Release Price Unknown (Britain)
Media Format CD
Classification Original Soundtrack, Vocal
LabelMercury / /


Composer / Elton John, Hans Zimmer
Arranger / Hans Zimmer, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Lebo M., Andrae Crouch, Bobbi Page, Bruce Fowler, Nick Glennie-Smith, Mbongeni Ngema
Performer / Carmen Twillie, Lebo M., Jason Weaver, Rowan Atkinson, Laura Williams, Jeremy Irons, Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, Jim Cummings, Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, Joseph Williams, Sally Dworsky, Kristle Edwards, Elton John, Committed Artists Choir & Friends, Richard Harvey, Chuck Sabo, Phil Spading, Davey Johnstone, London Community Gospel Choir, Kiki Dee, Rick Astley, Gary Barlow
Lyricist / Tim Rice
Conductor / Nick Glennie-Smith, Lebo M


Disc 1

01 Circle of Life 4:00
02 I Just Can't Wait to Be King 2:51
03 Be Prepared 3:40
04 Hakuna Matata 3:34
05 Can You Feel the Love Tonight 2:58
06 This Land (Instrumental) 2:55
07 ...To Die For (Instrumental) 4:18
08 Under the Stars (Instrumental) 3:45
09 King of Pride Rock (Instrumental) 5:59
10 Circle of Life 4:52
11 I Just Can't Wait to Be King 3:37
12 Can You Feel the Love Tonight (End Title) 4:00
Disc length 46:29



Songs by Elton John and Tim Rice
Original Score Composed and Arranged by Hans Zimmer

Music Recorded and Mixed by Jay Rifkin
Additional Recording by Steve Price, Mike Farrow, David Appelt
Album Mastered by Bruce Botnick at Pacific Ocean Post Sound
Song Vocal Arrangements by Hans Zimmer, Lebo M., and Andrae Crouch
Additional Vocal Arrangements: Mark Mancina, Bobbi Page, and Bruce Fowler
Score Choral Arrangements by Lebo M., Nick Glennie-Smith, Mbongeni Ngema, Andrae Crouch
S. African Voices by Committed Artists Choir & Friends
African Vocal Solos & Improvisations Created by Lebo M., Mbongeni Ngema
Choir Masters: Lebo M., Mbongeni Ngema, Nick Glennie-Smith, and Andrae Crouch
Orchestra Conducted by Nick Glennie-Smith
Orchestrations by Bruce Fowler and Nick Glennie-Smith
Panpipes by Richard Harvey

Music Editor: Adam Smalley
Music Preparation: Dominic Fidelibus
Music Contractor: Reggie Wilson
Vocal Contractors: Tonia Davall, Alfie Silas, Mbongeni Ngema, and Bobbi Page
Music Production Assistance: Nico Golfar (U.S.A.), Maggie Rodford (U.K.), Eric Stark (S. Africa)
Music Recorded at Media Ventures, L.A.; Ocean Way Studios, L.A.; Snake Ranch, London; Angel Studios, London; BOP Studios, Mmbatho, S. Africa
Recording Assistants: Brett Newman and Steven Stern (L.A.), Alister Glyn and Tanja Somers (S. Africa)
Sound Programming: Bob Daspir
Assistant to Hans Zimmer: Christopher Ward, Mitchell Lamm, Antonia Bogdanovich
Album Compiled by Hans Zimmer and Jeff Rona

Music by Elton John
Arranged and Produced by Hans Zimmer
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Carmen Twillie
African Vocals Performed by Lebo M.

Music by Elton John
Arranged and Produced by Mark Mancina
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Jason Weaver with Rowan Atkinson and Laura Williams

Music by Elton John
Arranged and Produced by Hans Zimmer
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Jeremy Irons with Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin, and Jim Cummings

Music by Elton John
Arranged and Produced by Mark Mancina and Jay Rifkin
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella with Jason Weaver and Joseph Williams

Music by Elton John
Arranged and Produced by Mark Mancina
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Performed by Joseph Williams and Sally Dworsky with Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella, and Kristle Edwards

M-06, 07, 09
Arranged and Produced by Hans Zimmer

Arranged and Produced by Hans Zimmer and Jay Rifkin

Music and Performance by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Produced and Mixed by Chris Thomas
Engineer: Paula Jones
Assistant Engineer: Pete Lewis
Recorded at Townhouse Studio, London; Olympic Studio, London
Mixed at Townhouse Studio, London
Guest Performers:
Drums (All): Chuck Sabo
Bass (All): Phil Spading
Guitar (All): Davey Johnstone
Programming: Olle Romo & Guy Babylon
Extra Programming on Circle of Life: Matthew Vaughn
Gospel Choir: London Community Gospel Choir
Background Vocals on Can You Feel the Love Tonight: Phil Spading, Davey Johnstone, Kiki Dee, Rick Astley, and Gary Barlow

Album Art Direction by Antoinette Portis

Elton John appears courtesy of Phonogram Ltd.
Mbongeni Ngema appears courtesy of Tusk Records

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