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Hello everyone! After watching the film I noticed that about half of music that used in film disappeared at sessions or has different arrangement. Why it's not released? What's the reason for this?As always with unused pieces of music. There are always be more interesting. Like with Dark Phoenix.I think what Lorne wrote for the last 30 min of the movie is way better than what ended in the movie... Lorne tried to elevate what was going on on screen, but it was probably too "bold" for the taste of production... They wanted to keep as "kow key" as possible but to me it made the ending of the film fall super flat...
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<br>In the end there isn't that much Lorne in the film (most of the "Moon" reel is Lorne though, that big 4 notes motif appearing during the moon landing and then takeoff). Ironically most of the droning you're all complaining about is not that much Lorne... lol
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<br>I really hope Lorne will put out as much music as possible, even all the unused parts, which are the more interesting ones !Taking in the movie now after having seen it. The cinematography is brilliant, and there are some interesting concepts that really will have you thinking long after walking out of the theater. Still, I couldn’t help but feel like the film dragged throughout. Coupled with the voiceover the movie has a very ‘Terence Malick-y’, “Thin Red Line” feel throughout.<br><br>I’m definitely not familiar with Max Richter so I can’t comment on what he might have written, but Balfe’s broad-chord style is pretty recognizable throughout. There are also some interesting electronic pieces used throughout, possibly might be Balfe but hard to say as of now. The rest of the music is pretty contemplative, ranging from slow/emotional string pieces to more ambient droning.Well, I heard only Balfe's "Prayer" and Richter's "To the stars"... All I can say is we need to wait for the full release, hear both composers and only then talk about who better coped with this. (and watch the movie of course)<br>I don't think Balfe is a bad composer. He does pretty good as an additional composer but not as a leading (mostly). The only soundtrack that I consider the best to date in his solo career is "M:I-Fallout" and "Assassin's Creed III". (imo)<br>Who knows what will be this time. But for now I like Richter's track more.
I'm just waiting for Gemini Man, that (i hope) would be funI love that cue.So I created a page for it, move away from Ghost In The Shell !! :PI wonder if this track is the one causing consternation: Nils Frahm: 'Says' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dIwwjy4slI8<br><br>It sounds a bit like what Richter and Balfe could produce, but it is much more artistic than Balfe and much more synth-based than Richter. Frahm is credited for additional music.Not writing negative comments about Balfe for the purpose of writing negative comments - ie. trolling - but for the fact that Balfe does not seem to take film composition seriously. Goldsmith had a similar pace in the 1990s that equates to contemporary Balfe, but he managed to produce fantastic scores like Air Force One in a few weeks (yes, with some help from McNeeely). Balfe simply does not seem to have those skills so he resorts to cliches and drony nonsense. I await to be proven wrong. That Balfe track is not half-bad so I do maintain a general sense of expectation for this.
Not any more lame than the Balfe cueLorne says it will be released and insists it’s not a GITS situation.That's been standard in certain cases, though considerably less nowadays with how complicated these situations have become.<br><br>Having heard both tracks posted, both give me little on their own. I'm sure they work better in the context of the film, and we might see better tracks unveiled eventually.He deserve better.Hans and Lorne like twins. Lorne has a very good personality. I still don't understand why some people are still writing bad comments to Lorne?Probably... lol
So is this how it’s gonna be? Official release for Richter and leaks by Balfe :(Lorne posted a track from Ad Astra on his YouTube channelThank you. And i suppose "Need You Busting My Balls - End Credits" title would correspond to ASCAP "Need You Busting My Balls" + "RUSH END CREDITS", while "Just Married" to "RUSH MAIN ON END"?That’s literally the best part of the score though. But it’s typical Richter (Miss Sloane, Black Mirror: Nosedive).Hunt Drunken Weirdness is barely a cue actually, it's just a patch up of sound designs by Mel...<br><br>Italian Party is a name I made up for a cue that's not used in the movie ! :)
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Hans ZimmerNick Glennie-SmithMark MancinaBruce Fowler
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The Lion King
Label: Mercury Records
Length: 50'05 (Score: 37'46)
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  1. Circle Of Life - Carmen Twillie (3:58) *
  2. I Just Can't Wait To Be King - Jason Weaver, Rowan Atkinson & Laura Williams (2:49) **
  3. Be Prepared - Jeremy Irons (3:38) *
  4. Hakuna Matata - Nathan Lane & Ernie Sabella (3:31) **
  5. Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Joseph Williams & Sally Dworsky (2:56) **
  6. This Land (2:53)
  7. ...To Die For (4:16)
  8. Under The Stars (3:43)
  9. The Hyenas (4:06) #
  10. King Of The Pride Rock (5:57)
  11. Circle Of Life - Elton John (4:50)
  12. I Just Can't Wait To Be King - Elton John (3:35)
  13. Can You Feel The Love Tonight (End Title) - Elton John (3:59)
*Produced & arranged by Hans Zimmer

**Produced & arranged by Mark Mancina

#European Soundtrack Only (France, Germany, Spain...)
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Alex reply Replies: 0 || 2008-06-02 00:00:00
There's a bunch of the african lyrics on here

http://www.lionking.org/lyrics/

...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 ^-^

Triston reply Replies: 0 || 2008-05-23 00:00:00
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"....

Pridelander reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-18 00:00:00
Barry- please scroll down to my previous post on this page ;)

Barry reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-16 00:00:00
Does anyone know the additional Zulu lyrics at the start of the chorus of 'Circle of Life' ... They are sung briefly at the top of every chorus

y reply Replies: 0 || 2008-03-03 00:00:00
fucking good

Rapier reply Replies: 0 || 2008-02-20 00:00:00
All you Hans Zimmer/Lion King/Disney fans, if you can, please take some time to read and sign the following petition to get the complete score of The Lion King released officially -
www.petitiononline.com/LIONKING/petition.html

Thanks! ;)

Mark reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-29 00:00:00
This one is truly got to be his greatest of all time. The Lion King was superb. Every track was absolutely gorgeous. I love the powerful theme right before the tempo picks up and the voices come in in King of Pride Rock. Perfect!

LadySasha reply Replies: 0 || 2008-01-08 00:00:00
Hey, my question is does anyone have the lyrics for "This Land", "King of Pride Rock" and "Under the Stars"? I love how it sounds, but I want to know exactly what they are saying, not a translation.
By the way, HANS ZIMMER RULES!!!!!!!!!!!!
^_^
~L S~

Rajeet Walia reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-16 00:00:00
Man you go way back,i was in 4 grade when i saw Lion King haha,thank you and you're the BEST!!

Emily reply Replies: 0 || 2007-11-16 00:00:00
where is the music????

Brian reply Replies: 0 || 2007-09-16 00:00:00
Thank you very much Pridelander!

Pridelander (TLK fanatic) reply Replies: 0 || 2007-09-12 00:00:00
Hi Brian,
Here's Zulu lyrics of "Circle of Life"
(from http://www.lionking.org/lyrics/)

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Nants ingonyama bagithi Baba
[Here comes a lion, Father]
Sithi uhm ingonyama
[Oh yes, it's a lion]

Nants ingonyama bagithi baba
Sithi uhhmm ingonyama
Ingonyama

Siyo Nqoba
[We're going to conquer]
Ingonyama
Ingonyama nengw' enamabala
[A lion and a leopard come to this open place]
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You can also get some interesting facts from this website:
http://www.lionking.org/~taabani/
(Unfortunately it hasn't been updated long time :( )

Brian reply Replies: 0 || 2007-09-10 00:00:00
Hi!, does anybody know what is the translation of the african lyrics in "Circle of Life"? Thanks!

Pridelander reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-23 00:00:00
Sylvos:
>the track called 'Hyenas' which was released on French version of the album but not on the US ones.

"Hyenas" was released not only on French version, but also on Japanese version, and German, Spanish, etc... It seems that all the foreign-dubbed versions have this additional score track, instead of Elton John's "Circle of Life" and "I Just Can't Wait to Be King".

I think they should have put "Hyenas" (and more score) in all versions and removed Elton John's terrible (imho) songs... Blame Disney Records, who think that all customers love only pop songs and don't want any 'boring' score! :(


Oh but don't get me wrong. I'm not saying Elton John songs are bad. Actually I admire his songwriting works for TLK. These songs are catchy and enjoyable. And his own version of "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" is beautiful and suitable for closing the movie.
Though, his version of "Circle of Life" and "I Just Can't Wait to Be King" are totally out of place on this album. I always skip these tracks.

And honestly, I think all the Elton's songs would've been out of place in the movie if they were not arranged by those talented arrangers(Hans Zimmer & Mark Mancina) :)

Seba reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-23 00:00:00
Also in the Italian version of the soundtrack there is the track "Hyenas"...

Philip reply Replies: 0 || 2007-06-21 00:00:00
A simplistic, yet very powerful and effective score. It's always been a personal favorite, and easily qualifys for the greatest animated film soundtrack to date. I really never would have guessed that Zimmer's trademark use of heavy percussion would fit so well in this genre. And somehow, it does, and it works wonders.

[fiEn* reply Replies: 0 || 2007-02-04 00:00:00
THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR ALL THE GREAT MOMENTS THAT I HAD WITH YOUR MUSIC!
==> U RULE !
[<3] FIEN [<3]
(oh, and please (!), don't stop the composing of songs =) )

Jenni reply Replies: 0 || 2007-01-15 00:00:00
The Lion King is a beautiful movie and also a beautiful musical! i didn't see the musical but i'm sure it's great!
But the best about Lion King is the music!
It's sooooo wonderful! i just love it

Anonymous reply Replies: 0 || 2006-10-26 00:00:00
In few words: BEST SOUNDTRACK EVER!

araSH reply Replies: 0 || 2006-08-18 00:00:00
HAns u could thaT I TOUCHED ON U RE MUSIC

GREATEST BIGEST THX A LOT HANS

Jessica reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-14 00:00:00
I love this song I play it all the time on my flute. It has amazing emotional touches and you can feel power from this song. I love it!!

Sylvos reply Replies: 0 || 2006-06-10 00:00:00
One thing that was interesting about this release was the track called 'Hyenas' which was released on French version of the album but not on the US ones. I wonder why they decided to do this.

Suicune reply Replies: 0 || 2005-11-29 00:00:00
One of the best soundtracks ever. I really enjoyed it when I heard it for the first time and since then I have been listening to it over and over again. I believe that this soundtrack really deserved to win the Academy Award. My favourite song is "--Can You Feel The Love Tonight"-- and my favourite instrumental song is "--This land"-- and "--King of Pride Rock"--.

Damaris reply Replies: 0 || 2005-09-13 00:00:00
Poprostu super plyta a film jeszcze lepszy! Król Lew gora The Lion King Rulez

Patrick reply Replies: 0 || 2005-09-04 00:00:00
since i've seen the musical of "--the lion king"--, i love the music. and the beginning of "--circle of life"-- has been a few times part in my presentations! just great!!

Player 1 reply Replies: 0 || 2005-08-21 00:00:00
Words arent necessary--Oscar award says it all.
Thank you,Mr.Zimmer!

????????????????????? reply Replies: 0 || 2005-05-28 00:00:00




SUPER SUPER SUPER SUPER...
Voila je croi ke g tou di

Maarja reply Replies: 0 || 2005-01-24 00:00:00
I love this movie and these songs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Deakins reply Replies: 0 || 2004-12-15 00:00:00
Un véritable hymne ŕ l'Afrique!!!

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