Beauty and the Beast: Original Motion Picture Soundtrack is the official soundtrack album to the Disney animated feature film, Beauty and the Beast. Originally released on October 24, , by Walt Disney Records , the album's first half — tracks 2 to 9 — generally contains the film's musical numbers , all of which were written by composer Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman , while its latter half — tracks 10 to 14 — features its musical score , composed solely by Menken. While the majority of the album's content remains within the musical theatre genre, its songs have also been influenced by French , classical , pop and Broadway music. Additionally, the album features recording artists Celine Dion and Peabo Bryson , who perform a pop rendition of the film's theme song of the same name , which simultaneously serves as the soundtrack's only single. Following a difficult period during where Walt Disney Feature Animation struggled to release successful animated feature films, the studio, inspired by their most recent animated success The Little Mermaid , decided to adapt the fairy tale " Beauty and the Beast " into an animated musical film after a non-musical adaptation had been attempted that failed to impress Jeffrey Katzenberg , the chairman of Walt Disney Studios. Katzenberg ordered that production on the film be started over from scratch, hiring songwriting team Howard Ashman and Alan Menken, who had just recently completed scoring The Little Mermaid , to write the film's songs. Dion and Bryson were hired to record a pop version of — and draw media attention to — the film's title song.
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Subscriber Account active since. Beauty and the Beast is one of Disney's most beloved animated features for many reasons, but one of the chief reasons is the music. Before the new film brings us its versions of these classic tunes, let's look back at the original ones that we fell in love with. While there really isn't a bad song in the Beauty and the Beast , there must be a best one, but which one is it? Beauty and the Beast saw three of its songs get nominated for the Best Original Song Academy Award, but did the right one win? We're going to rank every song from the original theatrical release of Beauty and the Beast. Let's get started.
The music from Disney's Beauty and the Beast has become so enduring since the animated film's release in it's frightful to think it nearly didn't happen. With Mermaid behind them, the duo reluctantly decided to work on the film, putting their passion project, Aladdin , on hold. What they ultimately created was magical, from Beauty and the Beast 's enchanting title song to boisterous showstoppers like "Gaston" that showed off the late Ashman's clever wordplay. And though all of your favorite songs from the original have been remastered and rerecorded — with some notable changes — there are also several new additions from Menken and lyricist Tim Rice. I've listened to nothing but the soundtrack since it dropped last week, which, of course, qualifies me to rank all of the songs from the live-action film. Agree or disagree with my findings crystalbell — be my guest! As a sensitive young girl with a thing for Disney princesses, I was never a fan of this grim operetta about killing the Beast. Don't get me wrong: Luke Evans was born to play Gaston, but his smarmy charm and vocal chops are put to much better use in the rowdy showstopper "Gaston. OK, so "Aria" is probably my least favorite song in the film, but two words save it from the last slot: Audra McDonald.
Beauty and the Beast is the soundtrack album to the film Beauty and the Beast. The album, largely based on material from Disney's animated version , features songs and instrumental score composed by Alan Menken with lyrics by Howard Ashman and three new songs composed by Menken with lyrics by Tim Rice. The soundtrack album was released by Walt Disney Records on March 10,