"Circle Of Life" Music by Elton John Lyrics by Tim Rice Performed by Carmen Twillie Arranged & Produced by Hans Zimmer
"I Just Can't Wait To Be King" Music by Elton John Lyrics by Tim Rice Performed by Jason Weaver with Rowan Atkinson & Laura Williams Arranged & Produced by Mark Mancina
"Be Prepared" Music by Elton John Lyrics by Tim Rice Performed by Jeremy Irons with Whoopi Goldberg, Cheech Marin & Jim Cummings Arranged & Produced by Hans Zimmer
"Hakuna Matata" Music by Elton John Lyrics by Tim Rice Performed by Nathan Lane & Ernie Sabella with Jason Weaver & Joseph Williams Arranged & Produced by Mark Mancina & Jay Rifkin
"Can You Feel The Love Tonight" Music by Elton John Lyrics by Tim Rice Performed by Joseph Williams & Sally Dworsky with Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella & Kristle Edwards Arranged & Produced by Mark Mancina
Songs by Elton John & Tim Rice Original Score Composed & Arranged by Hans Zimmer
Music Recorded & 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. & Andrae Crouch Additional Vocal Arrangements by Mark Mancina, Bobbi Page & Bruce Fowler Score Choral Arrangements by Lebo M., Nick Glennie-Smith, Mbongeni Ngema & Andrae Crouch South 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 & Andrae Crouch Orchestra Conducted by Nick Glennie-Smith Orchestrations by Bruce Fowler & 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 Music Production Assistance: Nico Golfar (U.S.A.), Maggie Rodford (U.K.) & Eric Stark (South Africa)
Music Recorded at Media Ventures, LA ; Ocean Way Studios, L.A. ; Snake Ranch, London ; Angel Studios, London ; BOP Studios, Mmabatho, South Africa
Recording Assistants: Brett Newman & Steven Stern (L.A.), Alister Glyn & Tanja Somers (South Africa)
Sound Programing: Bob Daspit Assistants to Hans Zimmer: Christopher Ward, Mitchell Lamm & Antonia Bogdanovich CD Compiled by Steven Stern
Hans Zimmer wishes to thank: Peter Schneider, Chris Montan, Andy Hill, Rob Minkoff, Roger Allers, Don Hahn, Tom Schumacher, Zoe Leader, Mark Levy, J.V.T., Michael Kelly, Renee Stutzman, Jim Presley, James Martin, Chip Sweeney, Sam Schwartz, Mike Gorfaine, Zoe Zimmer & Suzanne Zimmer
Release date : 07/13/1994
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There is a rumor out there that Harry Gregson-Williams has been confirmed for The Lion King.
Hybrid, can you confirm this?
I saw that Balfe was attached ? That would be great
Where are you guys reading these rumors?
Apparently the info is on the IMDB.
I don't mind HGW scoring it, but I really don't want anyone to go near that story/score again. HZ should do it again!
But how should Hans do it again? Write an entirely new score with just a couple connections to the original? I have a very hard time imagining Zimmer wanting to sign on to do something like that, retreading old ground. Re-arrange the old score into the new film? I really, really hope they don't do that (I'm already worried that's what they're doing with Alan Menken on the new Beauty and the Beast).
I think it's definitely worth hearing a new composer's take on it. Just like if they ever get around to rebooting Lord of the Rings, I'd be super excited to hear a new take on that story that isn't Howard Shore.
This is simply an imdb credit, which I barely give more credence than a Wikipedia credit. Unless proven otherwise I'm assuming it'll be Debney.
I kind of agree. But Zimmer did say that he had a lot of unused material.
And also, judging from The Jungle Book, whoever is doing is will basically do a lot of what you are suggesting: rearranging Zimmer's original score and re-imagining it.
If Menken is returning for his "reboot," they might at least ask Zimmer for courtesy's sake. He's said many times how this score is very personal for him... which means he may or may not be more likely to take it on, depending on how that affects him. I seem to recall him saying once that he wishes he could redo certain parts of the score differently (don't remember where), so this would give him the chance.
I'm excited regardless of Hans' return. Debney did a great job merging old themes with his own, and hopefully Menken will write new music alongside his old music. If Hans does come back, I'll be beyond thrilled to see what he does with it, but I would really enjoy any composer revisiting this material and adding their own twist.
Do you guys think Hans will return for the new live action Lion King?
Don't know but, they are gonna use original songs from the animation movie.
You can bet if they DON'T go for Zimmer, they might go for somebody like Michael Giacchino, especially given how much he's already done for Disney so far (quite a few Pixar scores under his belt, his Zootopia score, which is great, BTW. I'd definitely buy an expanded version, plus Doctor Strange and Rogue One to name a few he's done for Disney). Either way, they'll most likely be reprising all of Zimmer's themes.
Certainly an interesting development that pretty much everybody called after the success of The Jungle Book.
And BTW, the film is going to be all-CG, so it definitely won't be 'live action'.
Would be very interesting if Hans Zimmer scored this. He's said numerous times that the score for the animated film could have been far better had he had more time to work on it. This could be the opportunity for him to put those final touches upon this gem of a score. Hey, I for one will welcome it even if turns out to be a note-by-note re-recording of the original, too - as long as the essences of the original is maintained, of course
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If not Zimmer than it'll probably be John Debney who'll score this one.
Hans has to be the person who gets to decline the gig if he wants to. His arrangement of the Circle of Life with Lebo M was the hook that got you into the movie.
Why does it seem that everybody expects Debney to do it if Zimmer doesn't? I know he did well with The Jungle Book, but consider this: Debney has ONLY done The Jungle Book in this line of movies. The reason they went for Debney is most likely to do with the fact they couldn't get hold of the original composer. Which, seeing as that was George Bruns, is on account of the fact that he died 33 years ago. James Newton Howard did Maleficent and Cinderella was done by Patrick Doyle.
Given they got Alan Menken to do Beauty And The Beast (and is likely to be asked when they get around to The Little Mermaid and Aladdin), I would imagine they WILL be approaching Hans Zimmer, Mark Mancina, Lebo M and the whole team to do a new version.
Failing that, Michael Giacchino is Disney's current composer golden-boy at the moment, so he's a possibility too. There's a whole load of composers who could do it that I'm too lazy to list given I've actually listed several already.
You guys really need to make a proper forum so we can edit our own posts instead of bumping.
I stand corrected on the Debney thing: he's kind of Favreau's go-to guy (he scored 4 of Favreau's 8 films). Still doesn't make it ironclad that Debney will be the composer.
And are you forced to jump on everything TLK related, even on something Hans will probably not score ? :P
This might come as a shock to you, but Hans Zimmer is not exactly my favourite composer and I have not watched many movies with his work in it (in truth, only two or three where I enjoyed the music). As far as scores go, The Lion King is on my top 10, but not in my top 5. My all-time favourite composer is John Williams. Michael Giacchino and Jery Goldsmith are next on my list, followed by James Horner, Alan Silvestri, Danny Elfman... Zimmer's quite low on the list.
As far as scores go, my favourite all-time scores are Star Wars by John Williams and Star Trek by Goldsmith and Giacchino. But as they're not RCP composers, there's no place to talk about their works on this site. I could write tons more on those scores than I ever could write on anything Zimmer related, and that includes this score.
Since obviously anything I write is considered a NUISANCE to you fine, upstanding folks, I think I shall just not bother with this site any more. Because how dare I participate in any discussions on the few Zimmer scores I actually like, right?
Good day, sir.
Hey, man, no need to get so touchy. I for one appreciate your posts (and I don't really see anyone saying otherwise). But you have to admit it is kind of funny how you only ever seem to comment on a few things (and yeah, Lion King about 80% of the time - in fact, the only other score I can recall you ever commenting on is Terminator Genisys).
Debney seems likely for this, since Jungle Book was very well-received (both film and score) and the Favreau connection. But you know who would be a fantastic choice? MARK MANCINA! Disney experience, check. Got the chops for it, check. Worked on the friggin' original and would know exactly where and when to use elements from it in the remake, check. You can't go wrong!
I guess if Disney can bring Alan Menken back for the live action version of Beauty and the Beast, they could certainly bring Hans back for The Lion King
ggctuk has also commented on TASM 2. And yes, as Edmund said, you make good posts! Please don't feel chased out. :P
I do wonder what Zimmer would do with the project if he were asked and said yes. He already scored to Batmans, so I doubt he'd feel that objection to it. But if Debney scored it, we're almost guaranteed that references to the original will be made throughout.
I don't want this question taken the wrong way, so as a preface, I'm merely asking it as a question, not as a way of passing judgement on the score. The Lion King score is immensely popular, from what I can tell, so can anyone who loves this score give me a thoughtful explanation as to WHY you love it? It's alright, but for some reason, it's one of the few Zimmer scores that has never done that much for me one way or the other. But I'm genuinely curious to know what those who love it love it for.
For me its all from a sentimental standpoint. This was the first score i ever bought as a kid. The whole reason I adore film music today is because of this album.
anybody heard the new Hobbit score from Shore?? well I haven't seen the movie but go and check out the last track. if you really crazy about the lion king score, then in Beyond The Forest there is a little surprise for you.
here are the clues from Intrada about one of two releases:
When next week arrives, Tuesday in particular, we'll be reaching a cool landmark. Your support for some 25 years has made it possible. No question, my staff gets credit, too. You won't think it's the biggest thing since sliced butter or whatever but you'll probably enjoy what's happening.
We'll have two new CDs to offer on Tuesday, June 28. Both are premieres. One's an eighties action score from a veteran composer that offers what might be his finest main theme ever, heard in complete form during the end credits. What a great tune! And incredible action music, too. What's not to like? It's a Special Collection limited release, with 2000 copies to go around.
The other CD not only gives you an Oscar-winning masterpiece, with melody and action galore, but ushers in a brand new series of CDs actually produced and co-branded by one of the entertainment industry's true giants. With this new partnership, it excites me to know that so many wonderful soundtracks we all have been hoping would see the light of day... will finally see that day.
But back to now. For our two newest CDs, you'll find artwork and sound samples on our site Monday evening, June 27. Orders begin shipping on Tuesday. I hope you'll support these releases, and I trust you'll look forward to some great things in the months ahead. Happy listening!
....could be Lion King?
Lion King has been released before by Disney in some form so it cannot be a premier release. Also I don't think "action galore" is the term to describe this music with in a general sense.
hmmmm... souds like it's "Up" My Giacchino
There is a fair amount of action music in TLK actually (the elephant graveyard, stampede and final battle scenes for example), but I too think it's more likely to be Up because of the other clue that the score hasn't had a CD release before, which TLK unfortunately did... however lousy.
On the positive side, this is good news 'cos Disney is finally seeming to lift the fortifications around their vault. Maybe it's time to mail the petition to them? :-) I just hope our penace finally bears fruit at last!
I am sure Lion King is somewhere on their to-do list anyway.
Anyone know about this release? Someone has it mislabelled under a Japanese release:
1. Circle of Life (04:03) 2. Wait for the Signal (01:02) 3. All The Light Touches (03:27) 4. Plotting (04:28) 5. The Elephant Graveyard (05:19) 6. Kings of the Past (02:36) 7. Hyenas (02:33) 8. Be Prepared (03:45) 9. Scar Were Hungry (01:22) 10. The Stampede (03:49) 11. Run Away (03:52) 12. A New Era (01:54)
1. Timon and Pumba (00:39) 2. Hakuna Matata (03:34) 3. Under the Stars (03:20) 4. Reunion (04:49) 5. Can You Feel The Love Tonight (03:02) 6. Remember (08:43) 7. This is My Home (02:49) 8. Return, King of Pride Rock (12:48) 9. Aternate 3 (03:00) 10. Alternate 4 (03:46)
"The tracks here are slightly longer." On the 25tracks version, most of the cues were already slowed down to make them longer. Tracks from this 2CD are even longer... for me it looks like somebody tried to re-work the 25 version to make it look more interesting... nothing new or interesting here. Prove me I'm wrong ! :)
I was wondering how it works, when there are songs written by people and then the 'rest' of the score by the composer, in this case HZ.... the melody of Circle Of life, for example, is in the score as well. Who wrote that originally? Tim Rice? and Hans incoporated it into the score then?
Same with Pearl Harbor and There You'll Be... did Dianne Warren write the melody of that song, and HZ put into his score? Or the other way around? Or do they work together on such things?
I looked an all those forums, in scripts, dictionaries, I used all of the links Pridelander and others gave, but I haven't found it! Ok, Ingonyama, nengw enamabala; but what is that second thing? When the chorus starts? I can't find it anywhere! It's something else then the thing on the begining! Please help! I need it, I am making an arrangement for my choir, but i just can't put in "la-la-la" on that part! Please send me an email if you can on email@example.com and I'll be forever grateful.
Pridelander you legend! I figured as much, usually you can tell where the orchestra is from by the contractor, in this case it was Reggie Wilson, and it also makes mention of Tonia Davall, who in the last couple of years has done some of the orchestra contracting in London, but in the case of LK, she only contracted some of the choirs anyway, send me an email firstname.lastname@example.org
...I just noticed that Pridelander already posted that hahaha. BTW <3 TLK and Hans Zimmer :)
And I have another website bookmarked on my old computer, it has a lot more of the African words on it. Unfortunately, I'm still in the process of resurrecting that stupid thing... I forgot to back up some kinda important music file and stuff, so if I happen upon the site again, I'll definitely post it ^-^
hi.. folks... to Pridelander... there is an additional ad zulu chant just as the lead female says the circle of life.. not the ingonyama chant.. and actually thats why i'm here.. i am also looking for the additional ad libs for the lion king songs that for some reason dont appear in the scores or lyrics... through my obssesiveness with the lionking.. and that we're putting on the play this summer... i have been able to fig out some.. but not all.. < i always thought it was swahili. :(.. prob cause Simba is swahili for lion.. so i just assumed that the other native tounges were swahili as well)... thanks for clearing that up barry.. Ingonyama is zulu for lion
if anyone knows the zulu adlibs please email them to me at T14309@hotmail.com.. cause i found this page by accident.. and'll prob have a hellova time findin it back
p.s... ladysasha.. if u haven't gotten the lyrics for this land under the stars and king of pride rock yet... email me and i'll email em to u.. or jus check the lyrics for lala, busa, and noyana and work your way through the lyrics like i did. they aren't the same lyrics from the film.. but there are some familliar words and phrases
this is what i can remeber from under the stars
"We sangoma ngi velelwe We baba ngivelelwe We baba ngivelelwe"....