Walt Disney Records has released the soundtrack album for “Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration.” The special aired on ABC on December 15 and is now available to stream on Disney+ and Hulu in the United States. The special will be coming to Disney+ in Canada on Friday, January 6, 2023.
The soundtrack is available digitally on several platforms including Amazon and Spotify.
The album features the songs from the special presentation written by Alan Menken (music) & Howard Ashman (lyrics) (Aladdin, The Little Mermaid) for Disney’s animated classic and newly recorded and performed by cast members Shania Twain, Joshua Henry, H.E.R., Rizwan Manji, David Alan Grier, Martin Short & Josh Groban.
You can view the track list for the album below:
1. Prologue – Alan Menken (2:44)
2. Belle – H.E.R., Joshua Henry & Rizwan Manji (5:19)
3. Belle (Reprise) – H.E.R. (2:39)
4. Gaston – Joshua Henry & Rizwan Manji (3:41)
5. Gaston (Reprise) – Joshua Henry & Rizwan Manji (1:12)
6. Rose Petal Suite Pt. I – The Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration Orchestra (1:32)
7. Be Our Guest – Martin Short, Shania Twain & David Alan Grier (3:52)
8. Something There – H.E.R., Josh Groban, Shania Twain, Martin Short & David Alan Grier (2:16)
9. Beauty and the Beast – Shania Twain (2:57)
10. Evermore & Rose Petal Suite Pt. II – Josh Groban (3:36)
11. The Mob Song – Joshua Henry, Rizwan Manji & H.E.R. (3:35)
12. Rose Petal Suite Pt. III – The Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration Orchestra (0:54)
13. Beauty and the Beast (Reprise) – H.E.R., Josh Groban & Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration Cast (3:06)
Five-time GRAMMY and Academy Award®-winning singer-songwriter H.E.R. will play the role of Belle; Tony, Emmy and GRAMMY-nominated artist Josh Groban will play The Beast; Tony and GRAMMY-nominated star Joshua Henry will play Gaston; and EGOT winner and legend Rita Moreno will serve as the night’s narrator. Jon M. Chu will executive produce the special and Hamish Hamilton is set to direct, taking viewers on a memorable journey through the classic enchanted tale.
Celebrated comedian and Emmy® Award-winning actor Martin Short will play Lumière; Tony® Award winner David Alan Grier will play Cogsworth; Rizwan Manji joins the cast as Gaston’s loyal sidekick, LeFou; and Jon Jon Briones will play Belle’s loving father, Maurice. Viewers are also in for a major treat as five-time GRAMMY Award® winner and top-selling female country pop artist Shania Twain is joined by rising star Leo Abelo Perry, playing everyone’s favorite mother-son duo, Mrs. Potts and Chip.
This year marks the 30th anniversary of when Disney Animation’s “Beauty and the Beast” became the first animated film to be nominated for Best Picture at the Academy Awards. The film went on to win the Golden Globe Award for Best Motion Picture – Musical or Comedy, while the theme song “Beauty and the Beast” won the Academy Award for Best Original Song in 1992.
“Beauty and the Beast: A 30th Celebration” is produced by Done+Dusted in association with Walt Disney Television Alternative and Electric Somewhere. Executive producers are Jon M. Chu, Caitlin Foito, Hamish Hamilton, Raj Kapoor, Richard Kraft and Katy Mullan. Hamish Hamilton will serve as director. H.E.R. serves as a producer.
Source: Film Music Reporter