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The Legacy Collection: The Lion King

Catalog Number D002036192
Barcode 050087308971
Release Date Jun 24, 2014
Publish Format Commercial
Release Price 21.15 USD
Media Format 2 CD
Classification Original Soundtrack, Vocal, Prototype/Unused
LabelWalt Disney Records / /
PublisherWalt Disney Music Company / / , Wonderland Music Company, Inc. / /


Composer / Elton John, Hans Zimmer
Arranger / Hans Zimmer, Mark Mancina, Jay Rifkin, Bruce Fowler, Lebo M, Andrae Crouch, Bobbi Page, Nick Glennie-Smith, Mbongeni Ngema, David Metzger
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, James Earl Jones, Jeff Bennett, Evan Saucedo, 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, Lebo M
Recording Engineer / Steve Kempster, Jonathan Allen
Mixing Engineer / Steve Kempster
Conductor / Nick Glennie-Smith, Lebo M
Recording Studio / Remote Control Productions
Mixing Studio / Remote Control Productions


Disc 1 [D002059302]

01 Circle of Life/Nants' Ingonyama 3:59
02 Didn't Your Mother Tell You Not to Play With Your Food (Score) 2:08
03 We Are All Connected (Score) 3:02
04 Hyenas in the Pride Land (Score) 3:51
05 I Just Can't Wait to Be King 2:52
06 Elephant Graveyard (Score) 4:48
07 I Was Just Trying to Be Brave (Score) 2:16
08 Be Prepared 3:40
09 Simba, It's to Die For (Score) 0:48
10 Stampede (Score) 3:22
11 Mufasa Dies (Score) 3:27
12 If You Ever Come Back We'll Kill You (Score) 1:38
13 Bowling for Buzzards (Score) 0:30
14 Hakuna Matata 4:08
15 We Gotta Bone to Pick With You (Score) 1:08
16 Kings of the Past (Score) 2:48
17 Nala, Is It Really You? (Score) 4:11
18 Can You Feel the Love Tonight 2:52
19 Remember Who You Are (Score) 7:48
20 This Is My Home (Score) 2:45
21 The Rightful King (Score) 11:46
Disc length 73:47
Disc 2 [D002072692]

01 The Morning Report 1:37
02 Warthog Rhapsody 3:06
03 We Are All Connected (Score Demo) 3:05
04 I Was Just Trying to Be Brave (Score Demo) 2:16
05 Stampede (Score Demo) 3:23
06 Mufasa Dies (Score Demo) 3:27
07 This Is My Home (Score Demo) 2:28
08 The Rightful King (Score Demo) 11:42
09 Circle of Life (Instrumental Demo) 4:02
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) 4:01
Disc length 47:36

  Total tracks 33   Total length 2:01:23


Two-disc set featuring the original motion picture soundtrack, 30 minutes of previously unreleased score, plus liner notes by Don Hahn (producer) and composer Hans Zimmer.

Original Songs:
Music by Elton John
Lyrics by Tim Rice
Score Composed by Hans Zimmer

Disc One
All Tracks Arranged and Produced by Hans Zimmer Except
Tracks 5, 18: Arranged and Produced by Mark Mancina
Track 14: Arranged and Produced by Mark Mancina and Jay Rifkin
Tracks 19, 21: Produced by Jay Rifkin

Disc Two
Track 1: Produced by Mark Mancina
Track 2: Produced Hans Zimmer, Jay Rifkin and Mark Mancina
Arranged by Hans Zimmer and Bruce Fowler
Track 3-9: Produced by Hans Zimmer and Adam Smalley
Tracks 10-12: Produced by Chris Thomas

Songs by Elton John and Tim Rice
Published by Wonderland Music Company, Inc. (BMI)
All rights reserved.
"Nants' Ingonyama" Music and Lyrics by Lebo M and Hans Zimmer
Original Score Composed and Arranged by Hans Zimmer
"We Are All Connected", "Elephant Graveyard", "Remember Who You Are" and "The Rightful King" Written by Hans Zimmer and Lebo M
Published by Walt Disney Music Company (ASCAP)
All rights reserved.

Music Production Services: Steven Kofsky
Album Remixed and Compiled by Alan Meyerson
Mix Assistant: John Witt Chapman
Music Recorded and Mixed by Jay Rifkin
Additional Recording by Steve Price, Mike Farrow and David Appelt
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 and Andrae Crouch
South African Voices by Committed Artists Choir & Friends
African Vocal Solos and Lyrics by Lebo M
Additional African Vocals by 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.) and Eric Stark (S. Africa)
Music Recorded at Remote Control Productions; 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)
Additional Score Mixed at Remote Control Productions Santa Monica, CA
Sound Programming: Bob Daspit
Studio Manager for Remote Control Productions: Shalini Singh
Assistant to Hans Zimmer: Christopher Ward, Mitchell Lamm and Antonia Bogdanovich
Album Compiled by Hans Zimmer and Jeff Rona

Disc 1:
"Circle of Life/Nants' Ingonyama"
Performed by Carmen Twillie
African Vocals Performed by Lebo M

"I Just Can't Wait to Be King"
Performed by Jason Weaver with Rowan Atkinson and Laura Williams

"Be Prepared"
Performed by Jeremy Irons with Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin and Jim Cummings

"Hakuna Matata"
Performed by Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella with Jason Weaver and Joseph Williams

"Can You Feel the Love Tonight"
Performed by Joseph Williams, Sally Dworsky with Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella and Kristle Edwards

Disc 2:
"The Morning Report"
Performed by James Earl Jones, Jeff Bennett and Evan Saucedo
Executive Music Producer: Chris Montan
Vocal Production and Arrangement by Lebo M
Additional Orchestrations by David Metzger
Music Production Supervisor: Tom MacDougall
Music Production Manager: Andrew Page
Music Production Coordinator: Deniece LaRocca-Hall
Recorded and Mixed by Steve Kempster
Music Editor: Adam Smalley
Technical Consultant: Chuck Choi
Additional Engineering by Jonathan Allen and Don Hoffman
Assistant Engineers: Brian Dixon and Chris Clark
Music Production Assistant: Joel Berke
Recorded and Mixed at Signet Sound Studios, Abbey Road and Audio Department

"Warthog Rhapsody"
Performed by Nathan Lane and Ernie Sabella
Mixed and Recorded by Jay Rifkin and Alan Meyerson

Elton John's performances of "Circle of Life", "Can You Feel the Love Tonight (End Title)", "I Just Can't Wait to Be King"
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 and 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

Elton John's performances of "Circle of Life" and "I Just Can't Wait to Be King"
℗ 1994 Mercury Records Limited

Elton John appears courtesy of MCA Records
Mbongeni Ngema appears courtesy of Tusk Records

Hans Zimmer wishes to thank: Jeffrey Katzenberg, Andy Hill, Don Hahn, Tom Schumacher, Rogers Allers, Rob Minkoff, Peter Schneider, Chris Montan, Tom MacDougall, Mitchell Leib, Zoe Leader, Anna Curtis, Laura Gonzalez, Ryan Hopman, Michael Kelly, Mark Levy, Dani Markman, James Martin, Jim Presley, Rob Souriall, Renee Stutzman, Chip Sweeney, J.V.T., Jillian Abood, Kelly Bush, BeBe Lerner, Rae Murillo and the ID team, Candace Carlo, Chuck Choi, Kathy Davis, Ari Emanuel, Daniel Kresco, Chaz Labrecque, Stephanie McNally, Amos Newman, Ryan Ouchida, Stephen Paine, Bradley Rainey, Chris Strong, James, Trish and Max Golfar, Catherine Sanderson, Seth Waldmann, Christian Wenger, Monica Zierhut, Vicki Zimmer, Jake, Annabel, Max and Suzanne Zimmer and everyone at Remote Control Productions.

For Zoë.

Creative Direction: Dave Snow and Steve Gerdes
Package Design: Steve Gerdes
Original Paintings and Illustrations: Lorelay Bové

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