OMG! OMG! OMG! I have been so very excited about the new live action Beauty and the Beast opening in March but now . . . I am over the moon, out of this world excited! Five-time GRAMMY® winning and best-selling recording artist Celine Dion will perform an all-new original song, “How Does A Moment Last Forever,” for Disney’s live-action Beauty and the Beast. I have been a huge fan of Celine Dion forever! I still get a chill when I hear the lyrics to “Because You Loved Me” and never mind when I hear “My Heart Will Go On!” The woman has the voice of an angel!
More than 25 years after singing the title track from Disney’s animated Beauty and the Beast, the angel voiced singer is returning to the castle. Celine Dion originally sang a duet of Beauty and the Beast with Peabo Bryson after the release of the animated film. That version became an instant classic and went on to receive an Academy Award®, Golden Globe® and three GRAMMY® Awards.
Watch the original duet:
The new song, which will also be included on the film’s soundtrack was written by eight-time Oscar®-winning composer Alan Menken (“The Little Mermaid,” “Aladdin”) and veteran lyricist and three-time Oscar winner Tim Rice (“The Lion King,” “Evita”). “How Does A Moment Last Forever” is an emotional ballad about holding onto life’s precious moments. Portions of the song are performed throughout the film and interpolated into the underscore before Dion’s full-length version debuts in the film’s custom main-on-end title design.
Says Dion, “Being a part of the original Beauty and the Beast was such a magical experience in my life, and I’m truly honored to be a part of this film again.”
President of Music for Walt Disney Studios Motion Pictures Production, Mitchell Leib, approached the artist on behalf of the project with the idea of recording one of the three new songs written for the film. “Celine was the unanimous choice of the filmmakers and studio to perform this song,” says Leib, “And everyone involved with the film is thrilled she agreed to be part of this new live-action adaptation.”
Menken also provides the film score along with new recordings of the classic songs from the animated film written by himself and Ashman. The original motion picture soundtrack will be released by Walt Disney Records on March 10, 2017. The pre-order is available now at http://disneymusic.co/BeautySndtrkP.
Beauty and the Beast will be released in U.S. theaters on March 17, 2017.
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