However, iconic singer, Elton John who sung some of the widely accepted soundtracks for the original version in 1994, is not very impressed with the new soundtracks. Particularly pointing out Beyoncé’s remake of the ‘Spirit’ soundtrack as one of the worst of it all.
The singer who sung ‘Can you feel the love tonight’ and ‘Circle of life for the original version in his interview with GQ disclosed that the new soundtracks were ‘’a huge disappointment’’
He explained that: ‘’the magic and joy were lost’’ in the remade soundtracks. Elton John said:
“The new version of ‘The Lion King’ was a huge disappointment to me, because I believe they messed the music up. Music was so much a part of the original and the music in the current film didn’t have the same impact.”He added, “The magic and joy were lost. The soundtrack hasn’t had nearly the same impact in the charts that it had 25 years ago when it was the bestselling album of the year. The new soundtrack fell out of the charts so quickly, despite the massive box-office success.”Read also: Rihanna outdoors ‘Rihanna’ this October 24
Further, he expressed how convenient it could have been if he was included in the remaking process, he stated:“I wish I’d been invited to the party more, but the creative vision for the film and its music was different this time around and I wasn’t really welcomed or treated with the same level of respect. That makes me extremely sad. I’m so happy that the right spirit for the music lives on with the Lion King stage musical.”