Menken’s Return To “Beauty & The Beast”

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A tale as old as time: Walt Disney Records will release the soundtrack for the upcoming live action adaption of “Beauty and the Beast”.

The album features the songs from the film written by composer Alan Menken (Aladdin, The Little Mermaid, Enchanted, Tangled) featuring lyrics by Howard Ashman (The Little MermaidAladdin) and Tim Rice (Evita, The Lion King) performed by the movie’s cast, as well as Celine Dion, Ariana Grande & John Legend and Josh Groban. Also included is the film’s original score composed by Menken, arranged by Christopher Benstead and orchestrated by Patrick Doyle’s longtime collaborator James Shearman. The soundtrack will be released in two different editions on March 10. Click here to pre-order the regular edition and visit Amazon to order the deluxe edition.

Beauty and the Beast directed by Bill Condon and starring Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Luke Evans, Kevin Kline, Josh Gad, Ewan McGregor, Stanley Tucci, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen, Audra McDonald and Emma Thompson will be released nationwide on March 17 by Walt Disney Pictures.


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Disc 1:

1. Overture – Alan Menken (3:05)
2. Main Title: Prologue, Pt. 1 – Alan Menken (0:42)
3. Aria – Audra McDonald (1:02)
4. Main Title: Prologue, Pt. 2 – Alan Menken (2:21)
5. Belle – Emma Watson, Luke Evans & Ensemble – Beauty and the Beast (5:33)
6. How Does a Moment Last Forever (Music Box) – Kevin Kline (1:03)
7. Belle (Reprise) – Emma Watson (1:15)
8. Gaston – Josh Gad, Luke Evans & Ensemble – Beauty and the Beast (4:25)
9. Be Our Guest – Ewan McGregor, Emma Thompson, Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Ian McKellen (4:48)
10. Days in the Sun – Adam Mitchell, Stanley Tucci, Ewan McGregor, Gugu Mbatha-Raw, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Emma Watson, Audra McDonald & Clive Rowe (2:40)
11. Something There – Emma Watson, Dan Stevens, Ewan McGregor, Ian McKellen, Emma Thompson, Nathan Mack & Gugu Mbatha-Raw (2:54)
12. How Does a Moment Last Forever (Montmartre) – Emma Watson (1:55)
13. Beauty and the Beast – Emma Thompson (3:19)
14. Evermore – Dan Stevens (3:14)
15. The Mob Song – Luke Evans, Josh Gad, Ensemble – Beauty and the Beast, Emma Thompson, Ian McKellen, Stanley Tucci, Nathan Mack, Gugu Mbatha-Raw & Ewan McGregor (2:28)
16. Beauty and the Beast (Finale) – Audra McDonald, Emma Thompson & Ensemble – Beauty and the Beast (2:14)
17. How Does a Moment Last Forever – Céline Dion (3:37)
18. Beauty and the Beast – Ariana Grande & John Legend (3:47)
19. Evermore – Josh Groban (3:09)

Check out the track list of the deluxe edition which includes Menken’s score on disc 2:

Disc 1:

1. – 19. Content of the regular edition
20. Aria (Demo) – Alan Menken (0:36)
21. How Does a Moment Last Forever (Music Box) (Demo) – Alan Menken (0:59)
22. Days in the Sun (Demo) – Alan Menken (3:30)
23. How Does a Moment Last Forever (Montmartre) (Demo) – Alan Menken (1:21)
24. Evermore (Demo) – Alan Menken (2:55)

Disc 2: (all tracks composed by Alan Menken)

1. Main Title: Prologue (3:01)
2. Belle Meets Gaston (0:54)
3. Your Mother (2:13)
4. The Laverie (1:22)
5. Wolf Chase (3:14)
6. Entering the Castle (1:18)
7. A White Rose (3:57)
8. The Beast (4:03)
9. Meet the Staff (1:00)
10. Home (Extended Mix) (2:04)
11. Madame de Garderobe (1:28)
12. There’s a Beast (2:02)
13. A Petal Drops (1:02)
14. A Bracing Cup of Tea (2:06)
15. The West Wing (2:58)
16. Wolves Attack Belle (3:17)
17. The Library (3:05)
18. Colonnade Chat (2:53)
19. The Plague (0:51)
20. Maurice Accuses Gaston (2:01)
21. Beast Takes a Bath (1:21)
22. The Dress (1:01)
23. You Must Go to Him (2:50)
24. Belle Stops the Wagon (2:42)
25. Castle Under Attack (4:20)
26. Turret Pursuit (2:12)
27. You Came Back (5:13)
28. Transformations (4:06)


Source: Film Music Reporter

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