The Lion King is the first title in The Legacy Collection that was released on June 24, 2014, in conjunction with the 20th anniversary of film. The two-disc album includes the film’s original soundtrack and approximately thirty minutes of previously unreleased music as well as copious amounts of liner notes and beautiful concept art.
The Production Notes have a lot of details about how the project developed along with information about the Music. You can enlarge the images below to read it all for yourself:
My favorite parts of these CD sets are the Concept Art pages. See if you don’t agree:
This is the first CD set that has had two end card pictures:
Below you can see the compete play list:
Now we all know that the song Hakuna Matata wasn’t just a passing phase, but the iconic tune that cemented the friendship between Simba and the meerkat / warthog combo of Timon and Pumbaa. But did you know it could have been a different song?
Have a listen to the Warthog Rhapsody and see if you think the director made the right choice between the two songs:
Did you notice that some lyrics were used in both songs? It’s always interesting to see how some ideas are changed and/or carried forward during the development of a film!
Can you feel the love in this musical package? Yes, yes you can!
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