The Diamond
The Lion King Original Soundtrack

By: Theon Weber

Posted 10/09/2007 - 04:30:53 AM by cinatyte:
 Yet another very cool new slant on one of those albums that was omnipresent during the heart of my childhood. It's not like I've ever had the craving to go back and re-examine "The Lion King" soundtrack, but I feel like it now. I actually liked the Hans Zimmer stuff when I was a kid. The songs got overplayed on Radio AAHS, so I listened to the orchestral stuff quite a bit. "...To Die For" is haunting.
Posted 10/09/2007 - 11:44:56 AM by syurix:
 I am SO due for a re-acquaintance with Disney in the 90s.
Posted 10/09/2007 - 02:26:58 PM by davidcraig:
 Thank god and mary that you guys are closing the end of the month.
Posted 10/09/2007 - 03:00:29 PM by grandbanks:
 I had heard a rumor. Sad, for me at least, if it's true. The other sites I go to just lack the level of collective insight achieved here. Oh well, guess the folks who hate my comments can breathe a sigh of relief. Still hope it's just a rumor, though.
Posted 10/09/2007 - 03:29:45 PM by The_Big_Crunch:
 So, I'm just wondering, amidst all the oh-so-casually dropped highbrow and lowbrow, academic and pop-culture references, what did Theon actually say? I've enjoyed the Diamond series because it really tries to deal, briefly, with why certain albums sell at such a ridiculously high degree. This entrant in the series just seemed to be about how Weber "feels" about the thing. Are you sure this isn't supposed to be a review in the "On Second Listen" series? Because it doesn't really do a darn thing to deal with why everyone went so gaga for this particular piece of crap...and yes folks, it is crap. I heard it enough in college through a couple of ex-girlfriends who (like a lot of folks) just bought the damn ting. It was crap then, and when I hear any of the songs from the thing now, they still sound wretched. So, I'm curious, why did this thing sell?
Posted 10/09/2007 - 06:55:17 PM by mdf---:
 The_Big_Crunch, it sold so well for three rather obvious reasons: Firstly it was the soundtrack to a massively popular motion picture that captured the collective imagination of a generation of young minds (mine included). Secondly the songs and instrumentals were wonderful, and not just in the context of the film. Thirdly Elton John wrote for it.