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"Mulan II Soundtrack" is the soundtrack for the 2006 American direct-to-video Disney animated sequel film, Mulan II. It was released on January 24, 2006 by Walt Disney Records. The album has a "Stage & Screen" genre, produced by Brian Rawling, Graham Stack, Brett Swain and it featured songs by Jeanine Tesori, Matthew Wilder and Joel McNeely. Lyricists included Alexa Junge, David Zipple and Kate Light. All the scores composed and conducted by Joel McNeely. Vocalists included Lea Salonga, Atomic Kitten (Liz McClarnon, Natasha Hamilton and Kerry Katona), Hayley Westenra, Harvey Fierstein, Jerry Tondo, Gedde Watanabe, Judy Kuhn, Beth Blankenship and Mandy Gonzalez. The soundtrack earned 3 from 5 stars in professional ratings of Allmusic.

Track listing

Track no Title Composer Length Type Performer(s) Lyricist
1 Lesson Number One Jeanine Tesori 2:26 Song Lea Salonga and Chorus Alexa Junge
2 Main Title Joel McNeely 1:09 Score
3 Like Other Girls Jeanine Tesori 2:25 Song Judy Kuhn, Beth Blankenship, and Mandy Gonzalez Alexa Junge
4 A Girl Worth Fighting For (Redux) Matthew Wilder 1:32 Song Gedde Watanabe, Jerry Tondo, and Harvey Fierstein David Zipple
5 Here Beside Me Joel McNeely 2:36 Song Hayley Westenra Kate Light
6 (I Wanna Be) Like Other Girls Jeanine Tesori 2:51 Song Atomic Kitten (Liz McClarnon, Natasha Hamilton and Kerry Katona) Alexa Junge
7 The Journey Begins Joel McNeely 2:59 Score
8 In Love and in Trouble Joel McNeely 4:38 Score
9 The Attack Joel McNeely 4:06 Score
10 Shang Lives! Joel McNeely 4:29 Score
11 Here Beside Me Joel McNeely 2:35 Instrumental

Reviews

Jerry McCulley's review

Disney management has often been accused of sacrificing the long-term quality of its animated features for the short-term pay-off of direct-to-video sequels to its middling modern successes. But as this soundtrack-sequel to the studio's 1998 quasi-feminist Chinese folk-tale proves, the music of such ventures can often compare favorably with that of the original. This new collection's buoyant "(I Wanna Be) Like Other Girls" is offered up in two versions: A more traditional stage musical take and an antic cover by Atomic Kitten that's pure teeny-bopping Disney Channel fodder. That's Harvey Fierstein lending his gravelly pipes to the equally spry redux of "A Girl Worth Fighting For," while the decidedly more angelic pipes of Kiwi teen soprano phenom Hayley Westenra grace the elegant "Here Beside Me" by Joel McNeely and Kate Light. Selections from McNeely's deft, emotionally understated orchestral score flesh out the collection.

Allmusic's review by Richie Unterberger

The soundtrack to the Walt Disney animated feature Mulan II mixes vocal recordings done specifically for the movie, a version of one of those songs by a rock group, and selections from the film's instrumental score. The vocal songs are children's musical-oriented fare mixing sentimental romance and adventure, one of which ("Lesson Number One ") is sung by Broadway performer Lea Salonga , another ("Here Beside Me ") by New Zealand singer Hayley Westenra . In this company, the version of "(I Wanna Be) Like Other Girls" by Atomic Kitten -- given an anthemic guitar-heavy alternative rock treatment, though the other version on the CD is much more in the soppy Disney children's musical style -- sounds downright ferocious, and a little out of place. Filling out the disc are selections from Joel McNeely's epic-oriented score and an instrumental version of "Here Beside Me" (for which McNeely wrote the music).


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Media
Films: MulanMulan IIMulan (2019 film)Video

Television: House of MouseOnce Upon a TimeSofia the First
Video games: Animated StoryBook: MulanKingdom Hearts II
Books: Classic StorybookGraphic NovelLittle Golden BookDisney's Wonderful World of Reading
Music: Mulan (soundtrack)Mulan II (soundtrack)

Disney Parks
Disney Animation BuildingFantasy GardensGarden of the Twelve FriendsIt's a Small WorldVoyage to the Crystal Grotto

Entertainment: Cinderella's Surprise CelebrationDisney's WishesMickey and the Magical MapMulan, La LégendeThe Golden Mickeys
Restaurants: Plaza Inn
Parade: Mickey's New Year's Eve ParadeMickey's Rainy Day ExpressMickey's Storybook ExpressMulan Parade
Firework: Disney in the StarsHappily Ever AfterIgnite the Dream: A Nighttime Spectacular of Magic and LightWorld of Color
Halloween: The Disney Villains Halloween Showtime

Characters
Original: Fa MulanMushuCri-Kee Li ShangYao, Ling and Chien PoChi-FuShan YuGeneral LiFa ZhouFa LiGrandmother FaFa Family AncestorsThe Emperor of ChinaThe MatchmakerLittle BrotherKhanShang's HorseHayabusa the FalconElite Hun SoldiersHun ArmyShang's Troops

Sequel: Sha-RonTing-Ting, Su and MeiLord Qin

Songs
Original: Honor to Us AllReflectionI'll Make a Man Out of YouA Girl Worth Fighting ForTrue To Your Heart

Sequel: Lesson Number OneLike Other GirlsHere Beside Me
Deleted songs: Keep 'em Guessing

Locations
ChinaImperial CityFa Family homeVillage
See Also
Disney RenaissanceSword of Shan YuGreat Stone DragonGolden Dragon of UnityMulan's Hair Piece