Tarzan was the first Disney soundtrack to be recorded in multiple languages for different markets, with Phil Collins recording English, Italian, German, Spanish, and French versions of the soundtrack. Phil Collins was helped by composer Eric Serra to record and produce French version of the songs.
The Tarzan soundtrack was released by Walt Disney Records on May 18, 1999. The soundtrack peaked at #5 on the Billboard charts during the week of July 10, 1999, coinciding with the film's theatrical run, and was a major comeback for Collins.
A promotion was held at the Disney Store. Customers who bought the soundtrack received a free and exclusive single of "You'll Be in My Heart". The soundtrack itself was labeled limited edition, including a holographic cover and an individual collector's number.
The album has sold 2,586,000 copies in the U.S. as of April 2014.