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This Land
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Attribution information
Composer

Hans Zimmer

Mixer

Jay Rifkin

Release information
Released

May 31, 1994

Track

6

Length

2:55

Albums

   The Lion King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
   The Lion King: Special Edition

Appearances

The Lion King

Samples
Versions

   Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip ArtThe Lion King 
   Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip ArtThe Lion King (Genesis) 
   Anonymous Audio File Icon Clip ArtThe Lion King (SNES) 

Remember who you are. You are my son, and the one true king.
Mufasa to Simba[src]

"This Land" is a musical piece composed by Hans Zimmer for The Lion King. It was released on May 31, 1994, as part of the film's soundtrack.

Use

In the soundtracks

"This Land" was released on May 31, 1994, as part of the soundtrack of The Lion King.[1][2]

Shortly after the release of the film's soundtrack, the complete score was unofficially released. The underscores that comprised "This Land" could be heard in two separate tracks: "What Am I Going To Do? - Sunrise At Pride Rock" and "Mufasa's Ghost".[3]

"This Land" was rereleased on September 30, 2003, as part of the film's special edition soundtrack.[4][5]

On June 24, 2014, The Legacy Collection: The Lion King was released, with "This Land" having been split into two tracks: "We Are All Connected" and "Remember Who You Are".[6][7]

"This Land" was reimagined for the 2019 remake of The Lion King. Portions of the score can be heard in "Rafiki's Fireflies" and "Reflections of Mufasa".[8][9]

In the film

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Simba encounters the ghost of his father, Mufasa, during which "This Land" is heard

Unlike the other scores in The Lion King, "This Land" is heard in two separate scenes. The first comes early in the film, just before Rafiki is seen painting Simba. The score picks up at the start of the rainstorm and carries through until just before Rafiki's appearance.

At this point, the score shifts to the scene in which Simba encounters the ghost of his father, Mufasa. The score plays through Simba's interaction with Mufasa's spirit as well as his follow-up conversation with Rafiki. The score ends with the musical flourish heard as Simba resolves to return to the Pride Lands amidst Rafiki's cheers of encouragement and joy.

In other media

"This Land" underwent several changes for the 2019 remake of The Lion King. It is cut and replaced with "Rafiki's Fireflies" during the scene in which Rafiki paints Simba. However, it remains relatively unchanged for the scene in which Simba encounters the ghost of his father, Mufasa.

In the stage musical version of The Lion King, the early section of score from "This Land" (the rainstorm) is titled "Pridelands", while the latter part of the track (Simba's encounter with Mufasa's ghost) is called "Pool Reveal".[10] Certain parts of the score were cut and replaced with portions of the "He Lives In You (Reprise)" musical number.

A remixed version of "This Land" is heard in the 1994 video game The Lion King.

Behind the scenes

References

  1. The Lion King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved on October 8, 2019.
  2. The Lion King. Soundtrack.Net. Autotelics, LLC. Retrieved on October 8, 2019.
  3. The Lion King (Complete Score). Hans-Zimmer.com. Retrieved on October 8, 2019.
  4. The Lion King: Special Edition. iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved on October 11, 2019.
  5. The Lion King. Soundtrack.Net. Autotelics, LLC. Retrieved on October 8, 2019.
  6. Walt Disney Records the Legacy Collection: The Lion King. iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved on October 8, 2019.
  7. The Legacy Collection: The Lion King. Soundtrack.Net. Autotelics, LLC. Retrieved on October 8, 2019.
  8. The Lion King (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack). iTunes. Apple Inc. Retrieved on October 8, 2019.
  9. The Lion King. Soundtrack.Net. Autotelics, LLC. Retrieved on October 8, 2019.
  10. The lion king conductors score Page 001
  11. YouTube favicon The Lion King (2019) TV Spot 5 on the The José Critic YouTube channel


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