Disney Releases New Lion King Soundtrack

The Lion King Special Edition DVD doesn’t hit retail until Oct. 7, but fans can start singing along with a new song by Elton John next week as a new version of the soundtrack drops on Sept. 30.

This diamond-certified platinum soundtrack has sold over 10 million copies and will be re-released in conjunction with the debut of the special edition DVD. In addition to perennial favorites like Circle of Life, I Just Can’t Wait to Be King and Hakuna Matata, the disc will feature Elton John’s and Tim Rice’s latest collaboration, a song titled The Morning Report. On the DVD, the song accompanies the newly animated “Morning Report” scene featuring never-before-seen animation.

The new soundtrack also includes a remix of the classic Elton John hit Can You Feel the Love Tonight, the original underscore by composer Hans Zimmer and six original production numbers. It will retail for the suggested price of $18.98 and can be ordered at www.DisneyRecords.com.