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.
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The practice leads to some mixed results. Flaws and all. One weird thing about the new Beauty and the Beast is that the servants feel like they have to take some culpability for the Beast being not a great guy. I legit went to the bathroom after the big ballroom dance scene because I thought there was no chance of anything exciting happening in the downtime where they villagers are getting all riled up by Gaston. But then I came back to a new song! Honestly, if you have the opportunity to have a brooding character dramatically climb a tower while belting a love song, you should just freaking go for it. Josh Groban sings this song on the soundtrack because, of course. I usually listen to both versions back-to-back and feel zero ounces of shame. So there you have it: The new songs are sweet and pretty, if completely unnecessary.
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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, The album debuted at No. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Emma Watson Luke Evans Ensemble. Evans Josh Gad Ensemble.
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