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Kings of the Past
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Attribution information
Composer

Hans Zimmer

Mixer

Alan Meyerson

Release information
Released

June 24, 2014

Track

16

Length

1:38

Albums

The Legacy Collection: The Lion King

Appearances

The Lion King

Samples
Versions

Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip ArtKings of the Past.ogg 

Well, somebody once told me that the great kings of the past are up there, watching over us.
Simba on the Great Kings of the Past[src]

"Kings of the Past" is a musical piece composed by Hans Zimmer for The Lion King. It was released on June 24, 2014, as part of The Legacy Collection: The Lion King.

Use

In the soundtracks

"Kings of the Past" was initially released under the title "Under The Stars - Rafiki" on the complete film score. However, the album was retracted after one day. On June 24, 2014, The Legacy Collection: The Lion King was released, with "Under The Stars - Rafiki" having been remixed and titled "Kings of the Past".

In the film

"Kings of the Past" can be heard from when Simba talks under the stars with Timon and Pumbaa to Rafiki's discovery that Simba is still alive.

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