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This Land (Score)
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   Hans Zimmer


May 31, 1994





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Remember who you are. You are my son, and the one true king.

"This Land (Score)" 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.


In the soundtracks

"This Land (Score)" was released on May 31, 1994, as part of the soundtrack of The Lion King. "This Land (Score)" was one of four scores from the release, in addition to "...To Die For (Score)", "Under the Stars (Score)", and "King of Pride Rock (Score)".

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

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

"This Land (Score)" 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".

In the film

Unlike the other scores in the film's soundtrack, "This Land (Score)" is comprised of two separate scenes that are unrelated to one another. The first scene 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.

Simba encounters the ghost of his father, Mufasa, a scene that comprises the latter half of "This Land (Score)"

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

In other media

In the stage musical, the early section of score from "This Land (Score)" – the rainstorm – is titled "Pridelands", while the latter part of the track – when Simba encounters his father's ghost – is called "Pool Reveal". Certain parts of the score were cut for the stage musical. These sections are instead replaced with portions of the "He Lives In You (Reprise)" musical number.



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