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Original Broadway Cast [CASSETTE]

Mark Mancina, Heather Headley, London Theatre Orchestra, Elton John, The Lion King (Related Recordings), et al. Audio Cassette
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  • Audio Cassette (13 Nov 1997)
  • Label: Uni/Disney/Blisterpack
  • ASIN: B000001M72
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Audio Cassette  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (53 customer reviews)

1. Circle of Life - Carmen Twillie
2. I Just Can't Wait to Be King - Jason Weaver
3. Be Prepared - Jeremy Irons
4. Hakuna Mata - Nathan Lane, Ernie Sabella
5. Can You Feel the Love Tonight? - Sally Dworsky, Joseph Williams
6. This Land [Instrumental]
7. To Die For [Instrumental]
8. Under the Stars [Instrumental]
9. King of Pride Rock [Instrumental]
10. Circle of Life - Elton John
11. I Just Can't Wait to Be King - Elton John
12. Can You Feel the Love Tonight? (End Title) - Elton John

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30 of 33 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Spectacular! 6 May 2006
By Kyle
Format:Audio CD
Having recently been to see the London production, I felt that I should edit this accordingly. This CD is amazing! The magic of The Lion King has obviouly been brought to the stage in a way that none can comprehend. The music is just as brilliant, if not better, than the soundtrack from the film, and also includes many songs that were not in the film. The most striking of these, I find, is "He Lives In You." This is such an amazing song, in my opinion the best of the whole CD. It is one that I found myself listening to over and over again, never getting tired of it! It is truely the heart of the CD! However, this doesn't mean that the other tracks are terrible. From the hugely brilliant "Circle Of Life" to the beautiful "Can You Feel The Love Tonight," nothing here fails to please! Every single track gets a 10/10, and you will never regret buying this!

The musical itself is mesmorising. From the very first note of Rafiki's chant in "Circle Of Life", I was captivated. The music is one thing, but the whole atmosphere and electricity of watching the show play out, to music you already love, is a truely unforgettable experience. Will I see it again? Absolutely! This is, and should only be, an introduction to the musical, or something to remember the show by. But I guarantee you, if you go to see this musical, you will most definitely want to go again. If you've been to the musical, buy this so you that you'll never forget it, if you haven't, then you will certainly want to after you've heard this. This is Disney at its best, and it's a truly magical best that you will not want to miss!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars AMAZING. SEE IT NOW. PERIOD. 14 Nov 2009
Format:Audio CD
The Lion King has always been one of those musicals that I've always known about but not really thought of seeing. However, after seeing the show, I was completely blown away. One of the best, if not THE best musicals I have ever seen. Whenever people come out of The Lion King they tell everyone how amazing it was and I always wondered what it was that made it so good. Well now I know. And, unfortunately, it cannot be put into words and I simply can't explain it to you. However, what I can tell you is that you will not regret buying this soundtrack. The music truly captures the soul of the Musical and although I've heard some people say it's like the film but not as good, I have to completely disagree. There's an atmosphere to the stage version that wasn't captured in the movie, and some of my favourite songs from the Musical aren't even in the film as they've added loads of great new songs just for the stage adaption.

Seriuosly, words cannot express how amazing this show and this score is, but now I understand why this show's been in London for 10 years and is still bringing in a full house on a regular basis.

In short: BUY IT. NOW. DON'T HESITATE. IT'S WORTH IT. AMAZING.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
Format:Audio CD
when I first listened to this CD, I didn't enjoy it, compared to the original sound track from the movie and the west end production of it. However, after listening to few of the songs I found it was really interesting. I feel there are some really beautiful songs, and really enjoyed listening to it. It is not the west end production (as clearly stated) but the London Theatre Orchestra and Cast have done a brilliant recreation of the films sound track, I would deffinately recommend buying it.
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43 of 49 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars This is NOT the cast from the West End !!! 20 Mar 2006
Format:Audio CD
This is NOT the original cast or anything close to sounding like it. This is a singing group called "London Theatre Orchestra and Singers". You'll note it from the first track, when the singer of Rafiki sounds like a child.
Don't buy it, and save your money.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing! 28 Nov 2008
Format:Audio CD
I am a huge fan of Lion King since I was young, but only recently had the chance to catch the Lion King: Musical at Lyceum London. I already heard the good reviews from friends and colleagues, but nothing can prepare you for this experience! I have never really been a huge fan of musicals, but if there's one musical you ever catch, make sure it's this. Breathtaking sets and costumes, fantastic acting, powerful music and vocals, awe-inspiring coordination, choreography and directing are just some amazing elements of this musical. This leads me to the life of any musical...the songs. The original Lion King's songs are already classics in any standards (winning the Oscars, Golden Globes and what not)...but here, reinvented and given a breath of fresh air...it's a different kind of perfection. I thought the extra infusion of African sounds, and more kinetic rhythms perfectly suited a live musical adaptation of the animated version. The songs really capture the emotional moments, the highs and lows of the characters...which I believe was what made The Lion King so successful. At the end of the show, looking around...I saw both children and adults wide-eyed, clapping thunderously and continuously until even after the curtains closed. Just a note, this show has been performed to sold-out crowds in West End since being introduced here in 1999, and I found difficulty even getting tickets for this screening! You've not watched a musical until you've watched The Lion King: Musical.
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14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Pure magic 16 July 2006
By L. Bell
Format:Audio CD
i have been to see the stage show three times and every time it becomes more and more magical. there is nothing that can top it, or the original film. the music has much more of an african influence on this cd but that just makes it better. listening to the circle of life still sends shivers up my spine even after the 100th listening. you must buy this cd if you have seen the show, and even if you havent then it will make you want to see it. proof that even perfection can be improved!!!
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amazing
Published 16 hours ago by Piotr Tylinski
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it was one of the best show I have seen
Published 13 days ago by Susan
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant Buy!
Love it!!!
Published 22 days ago by Becci Smith
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very enjoyable and worth listening to before you go to see the show live.
Published 2 months ago by a.ronneback
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Published 2 months ago by emmamccready
5.0 out of 5 stars Great soundtrack.
At the time of seeing the show, it hadn't even occured to me that songs from The Lion King 1, 2, and 3 were included. Read more
Published 3 months ago by NICOLA GIBSON
5.0 out of 5 stars Given as a Gift
My best friend wanted this, so I gave it as a Christmas Present and they are over the moon, the quality is exceptional and to see the big Smile was well worth it!!!!!
Published 8 months ago by Steph B
5.0 out of 5 stars love it
I have seen the show lots of times and love having the soundtrack. It is very moving and is great.
Published 9 months ago by gayabandon
5.0 out of 5 stars ideal gift for a fan of the show
I chose this recording for my sister in law for a present. She had just seen the stage show and had been disappointed not to be able to get a copy , so I thought of you, and she is... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Janet Worsfold
5.0 out of 5 stars Fab
Any one who has seen the movie or seen the musical and enjoyed it, this is a must have. Love it
Published 10 months ago by The Welsh one
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