Pocahontas (soundtrack)

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Pocahontas: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
Soundtrack album by Various artists
Released May 30, 1995
November 1, 2005 (re-release)
Recorded 1994 - 1995
Genre Pop, musical theatre
Length 55:08
Label Walt Disney
Producer
Walt Disney Animation Studios chronology
The Lion King
(1994)
Pocahontas
(1995)
The Hunchback of Notre Dame
(1996)
Singles from Pocahontas: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack
  1. "Colors of the Wind"
    Released: May 30, 1995
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2/5 stars[1]
Filmtracks 4/5 stars[2]

Pocahontas: An Original Walt Disney Records Soundtrack is the soundtrack to the 1995 Disney animated film, Pocahontas. It contains songs from the film written by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz, conducted by David Friedman, and performed by Judy Kuhn, Mel Gibson, Linda Hunt, Jim Cummings and David Ogden Stiers among others, and singles by Jon Secada and Shanice, and Vanessa Williams, along with the film's score composed by Alan Menken. It was released by Walt Disney Records on May 23, 1995 on CD and audio cassette.

The film's soundtrack is probably best known for the song that serves as the film's anthem, "Colors of the Wind", which went on to win an Academy Award, a Golden Globe Award, and a Grammy Award. As a single, "Colors of the Wind" went on to reach #4 on the U.S. pop charts in 1995, and was one of Williams' biggest hits.

The soundtrack also won the Academy Award for Best Musical or Comedy Score, sold 2.3 million copies in the remaining two months of 1995 alone, and went on to reach No. 1 on the Billboard 200.[3]

The soundtrack was later re-released on November 1, 2005, after the 10th anniversary DVD re-release of the film. The first two discs are remastered audio, while the newly added third disc contains cover versions of the film's two songs and the "Soul Sister Remix" by Ashanti and Lil' Sis Shi Shi, and The Cheetah Girls. The songs are also featured in three albums, Disneymania, Disneymania 4, and Disneyremixmania.

Track listing[edit]

Side One[edit]

  1. "The Virginia Company" - Chorus
  2. "Ship at Sea" (Score)
  3. "The Virginia Company (Reprise)" - Mel Gibson & Chorus
  4. "Steady As The Beating Drum (Main Title)" - Chorus
  5. "Steady As The Beating Drum (Reprise)" - Jim Cummings
  6. "Just Around the Riverbend" - Judy Kuhn
  7. "Grandmother Willow" (Score)
  8. "Listen with Your Heart I" - Linda Hunt & Bobbi Page
  9. "Mine, Mine, Mine" - David Ogden Stiers, Mel Gibson & Chorus
  10. "Listen with Your Heart II" - Linda Hunt & Bobbi Page
  11. "Colors of the Wind" - Judy Kuhn
  12. "Savages (Part 1)" - David Ogden Stiers, Jim Cummings & Chorus
  13. "Savages (Part 2)" - Judy Kuhn, David Ogden Stiers, Jim Cummings & Chorus
  14. "I'll Never See Him Again" (Score)

Side Two[edit]

  1. "Pocahontas (Score)"
  2. "Council Meeting" (Score)
  3. "Percy's Bath" (Score)
  4. "River's Edge" (Score)
  5. "Skirmish" (Score)
  6. "Getting Acquainted" (Score)
  7. "Ratcliffe's Plan" (Score)
  8. "Picking Corn" (Score)
  9. "The Warriors Arrive" (Score)
  10. "John Smith Sneaks Out" (Score)
  11. "Execution" (Score)
  12. "Farewell" (Score)
  13. "Colors of the Wind (End Title)" - Vanessa Williams
  14. "If I Never Knew You (End Title)" - Jon Secada & Shanice

2005 re-release (Side Three)[edit]

  1. "If I Never Knew You (From Disneymania 4)" – The Cheetah Girls
  2. "Colors of the Wind (From Disneymania)" – Ashanti & Lil' Sis Shi Shi
  3. "Colors of the Wind (Soul Sister Remix) (From Disneyremixmania)" – Ashanti & Lil' Sis Shi Shi

Charts[edit]

Album[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Billboard 200 1

Singles[edit]

Chart (1995) Peak
position
Single Artist
Billboard Hot 100 4 "Colors of the Wind" Vanessa L. Williams
Hot R&B / Hip Hop Singles & Tracks 53
Australia Singles Chart 16
UK Singles Chart 21
UK Singles Chart 51 "If I Never Knew You" Jon Secada and Shanice

See also[edit]

Preceded by
HIStory by Michael Jackson
Billboard 200 number-one album
July 22–28, 1995
Succeeded by
Cracked Rear View by Hootie & the Blowfish

References[edit]

  1. ^ Allmusic review
  2. ^ Filmtracks review
  3. ^ http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/12040603 "Pocahontas"