The legendary singer – who provided the music for the original "Lion King" movie – says he's not a fan of the remake.
" Music was so much a part of the original and the music in the current movie did not have the same effect, "he said." Magic and joy were lost. "
The popular soundtrack from" The Lion King "from 1994 contains such classics by John as "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" and "Circle of Life."
The movie remake, released in July, has the voices of Donald Glover and Beyoncé, the latter making a curated album titled "The Gift" based on the project.
John told British GQ that the new soundtrack "has not had nearly the same impact in the charts it had 25 years ago, when it was the best-selling album of the year. "
" The new soundtrack fell off the charts so quickly, despite the tremendous success of offices, "he said." I wish I had been invited to the party more, but the creative vision of the film and its music was different the this time and I was not really welcomed or treated with the same level of respect. It makes me extremely sad. "
John plays the song" Never Too Late "on the latest soundtrack and also wrote the Beyoncé track" Spirit ", which she plays in the photo-realistic film.
At least one production of "The Lion King" is obviously music to John's ears.
"I'm so happy that the right spirit for the music lives on with the" The Lion King "stage musical," he said.