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The Lion King (Music - Soundtrack)The soundtrack for The Lion King features numbers penned by Elton John, who lends his strained vocal cords to several songs, most of...The Lion King (Music - Soundtrack)SoundtracksThe soundtrack for The Lion King features numbers penned by Elton John, who lends his strained vocal cords to several songs, most of...1994-06-24
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The Lion King (Music - Soundtrack)

Genre: Soundtracks; Lead Performer: Various Artists; Author: Elton John, Tim Rice; Producer (group): Walt Disney Records

The soundtrack for The Lion King features numbers penned by Elton John, who lends his strained vocal cords to several songs, most of which mewl rather than roar. As Simba the Lion’s tyrannical uncle Scar on ”Be Prepared,” Jeremy Irons’ baritone sounds like a delighted Leonard Cohen. And composer Hans Zimmer (Rain Man, Thelma & Louise) primes his Wagnerian score with African choral harmonies that will please both boomers and their Simba-doll-clutching babies. B

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