THE LION KING tickets now on sale, soundtrack details unveiled – new song to be announced

the lion king original motion picture soundtrackDisney dropped a 2-fer today with info for the upcoming live-action THE LION KING film. First, they confirmed that tickets are now on sale today for the upcoming Jon Favreau-helmed feature. Secondly, they confirmed a bunch of great new details about the soundtrack to support the film.

About the Soundtrack

THE LION KING Original Motion Picture Soundtrack features new recordings of the original songs written by Elton John and Tim Rice, score by Oscar® and GRAMMY®-winning composer Hans Zimmer, plus African vocal and choir arrangements by GRAMMY-winning South African producer and composer Lebo M (Rhythm of the Pride Lands). Oscar-nominated and GRAMMY-winning singer, songwriter and producer Pharrell Williams (“Hidden Figures”/producer, “Happy”), produced five songs on the soundtrack.

In revisiting the score for “The Lion King,” Zimmer realized the original themes and music were the “emotional spine of the story.” He brought back many who worked on the original film, including Lebo M, orchestrator Bruce Fowler, conductor Nick Glennie-Smith, arranger Mark Mancina, plus several singers from the choir including Carmen Twillie (who performed “Circle of Life” in the 1994 movie).

Zimmer wanted to approach the score differently for the new film and enlisted the Re-Collective Orchestra (led by founders Matt Jones and Stephanie Matthews), along with the Hollywood Studio Symphony (comprised of Los Angeles-based session players), and his band. The goal was to rehearse and record the score like a live concert performance.

New Song

  • “Never Too Late” end-credit song performed by Elton John with support of an African choir. Lyrics by Tim Rice.

THE LION KING soundtrack tracklist

  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 Beyoncé, 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. TBA
  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

See it for Yourself

THE LION KING Original Motion Picture Soundtrack drops digitally on July 11, 2019. The physical soundtrack drops July 19, 2019 and is now available for pre-order. THE LION KING film also opens on the July 19, 2019.

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Author: Joey Inigo

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