Ahead of the release of Beauty and the Beast this week, the original motion picture soundtrack has finally appeared on Spotify. It’s the perfect mix of classic and new, with familiar tunes like “Gaston”, “Be Our Guest” and of course, the titular “Beauty and the Beast” sung by the new film’s cast. Some of these songs have additional lyrics, which may or may not be a improvement – so listen and decide for yourself!
In addition to the music from the movie, the soundtrack also includes Ariana Grade and John Legend’s version of “Beauty and the Beast” as well as pop versions of two of the movie’s new songs – Josh Groban’s “Evermore” and Celine Dion’s “How Does A Moment Last Forever”, all of which were released last week.
More importantly, it has Dan Stevens as Beast sing “Evermore”, which is much, much better than Groban’s in my opinion, and that’s saying a lot.
The soundtrack also includes Alan Menken’s demo versions of the new songs and his vocals are pretty impressive when you remember that the maestro is 67 years old now.
As if the release of the Beauty and the Beast soundtrack on Spotify wasn’t enough reason to be excited about the upcoming movie, Spotify has also curated several Disney-themed playlists and unleashed them for our enjoyment. But which one to play first?
Step into Disney’s Beauty and The Beast Castle and allow your Spotify listening profile to be analysed. I got the “Rose Room” – which is a playlist full of Disney’s love themes from classics like “Can You Feel The Love Tonight” from The Lion King to recent hits like “Love Is an Open Door” from Frozen.
Sarah got “Belle’s Bedroom” which is a playlist of empowering anthems by female artistes like Kelly Clarkson’s “Breakaway” and “Ready or Not”, the debut single from Bridgit Mendler. I didn’t realise those were Disney songs, but they are! So drop by the Castle and find out what your playlist is.