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The Music Behind the Magic: The Musical Artistry of Alan Menken, Howard Ashman & Tim Rice is a four-disc box set highlighting the creative evolution behind the music of Disney's The Little Mermaid, Beauty and the Beast and Aladdin. Released on November 22, 1994 on Walt Disney Records, the set includes work tape recordings, demos, previously released final recordings, and unreleased master recordings of songs and score cues.

Track listing

All music composed by Alan Menken.

Disc 1: The Little Mermaid

# Title Lyrics by Performed by Length
1 Fathoms Below, Main Titles (demo) Howard Ashman Howard Ashman & Alan Menken 4:39
2 Fathoms Below (final) Ashman Chorus 1:41
3 Main Titles (final) (score) 1:26
4 Fanfare (final) (score) 0:26
5 Daughters of Triton (final) Ashman Chorus 0:37
6 Part of Your World (work tape) Ashman Ashman & Menken 0:46
7 Part of Your World (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 0:47
8 Part of Your World (final) Ashman Jodi Benson 3:12
9 Fireworks (final) (score) 0:38
10 Jig (final) (score) 1:32
11 Under the Sea (work tape) Ashman Ashman & Menken 1:20
12 Under the Sea (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 2:32
13 Under the Sea (final) Ashman Samuel E. Wright 3:12
14 Sebastian and Triton (final) (score) 1:41
15 Part of Your World, Reprise (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 1:32
16 The Storm (final) (score) 3:18
17 Part of Your World, Reprise (final) Ashman Benson 2:15
18 Silence Is Golden (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 2:35
19 Poor Unfortunate Souls (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 5:06
20 Poor Unfortunate Souls (final) Ashman Pat Carroll 4:48
21 Les Poissons (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 2:07
22 Les Poissons (final) Ashman René Auberjonois 1:32
23 Tour of the Kingdom (final) (score) 1:24
24 Kiss the Girl (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 1:05
25 Kiss the Girl (final) Ashman Wright 1:35
26 Bedtime (final) (score) 1:20
27 Wedding Announcement (final) (score) 2:16
28 Eric to the Rescue (final) (score) 3:40
29 Part of Your World/Happy Ending (work tape/final) Ashman Ashman & Menken/(score) 2:34

Disc 2: Beauty and the Beast

# Title Lyrics by Performed by Length
1 Belle (demo/final) Howard Ashman Howard Ashman, Alan Menken/Paige O'Hara, Richard White 4:52
2 Prologue (final/no dialogue) (score) 2:31
3 Belle (Reprise) (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 0:58
4 Belle (Reprise) (final) Ashman O’Hara 1:04
5 Wolf Attack (unreleased master) (score) 2:39
6 Gaston (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 3:39
7 Gaston (final) Ashman Jesse Corti & White 3:37
8 Gaston (Reprise) (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 2:28
9 Be Our Guest (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 3:27
10 Be Our Guest (final) Ashman Jerry Orbach & Angela Lansbury 3:42
11 West Wing (final) (score) 2:19
12 Human Again (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 9:10
13 Something There (final) Ashman O’Hara, Robby Benson, Orbach, Lansbury, David Ogden Stiers 2:16
14 The Mob Song (final) Ashman White 3:27
15 Beauty and the Beast (work tape) Ashman Ashman & Menken 1:43
16 Beauty and the Beast (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 2:13
17 Beauty and the Beast (final) Ashman Lansbury 2:44
18 The Beast Lets Belle Go (final) (score) 2:20
19 Transformation #1 (final) (score) 1:35
20 Transformation #2 (final) (score) 5:46
21 Beauty and the Beast (single) Ashman Celine Dion & Peabo Bryson 4:02

Disc 3: Aladdin

# Title Lyrics by Performed by Length
1 Arabian Nights (demo/final) Howard Ashman Alan Menken/Bruce Adler 1:48
2 Legend of the Lamp (final/dialogue by Robin Williams) (score) 1:24
3 On a Dark Night (final) (score) 2:54
4 One Jump Ahead (final) Tim Rice Brad Kane 2:22
5 Street Urchins (final) (score) 1:56
6 One Jump Ahead, Reprise (final) Rice Kane 1:00
7 Count on Me (demo) Alan Menken Menken 2:38
8 Call Me a Princess (demo) Ashman Howard Ashman & Menken 2:40
9 Jasmine Runs Away (final) (score) 0:44
10 Marketplace (final) (score) 2:36
11 Why Me (unreleased master) Rice Jonathan Freeman 3:21
12 Friend Like Me (work tape) Ashman Ashman & Menken 1:07
13 Friend Like Me (final) Ashman Robin Williams 2:27
14 To Be Free (final) (score) 1:37
15 The Cave of Wonders (final) (score) 4:56
16 Prince Ali (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 4:13
17 Prince Ali (final) Ashman Williams 2:51
18 A Whole New World (work tape) Rice Menken & Tim Rice 0:50
19 A Whole New World (final) Rice Kane & Lea Salonga 2:39
20 The Kiss (final) (score) 1:50
21 Aladdin’s Word (final) (score) 1:51
22 Humiliate the Boy (demo) Ashman Freeman & Menken 3:42
23 Jafar’s Hour (final) (score) 2:39
24 Prince Ali, Reprise (final) Rice Freeman 1:12
25 The Ends of the Earth (final) (score) 1:35
26 The Battle (final) (score) 3:38
27 Happy End in Agrabah (final) (score) 4:14
28 Arabian Nights, Reprise (unreleased master) Ashman Adler 0:44
29 A Whole New World (Aladdin’s Theme) (single) Rice Peabo Bryson & Regina Belle 4:05

Disc 4: Aladdin (The Original Score)

# Title Lyrics by Performed by Length
1 Arabian Nights, Reprise #1 (demo) Howard Ashman Howard Ashman & Alan Menken 0:31
2 Babkak, Omar, Aladdin, Kassim (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 2:45
3 Arabian Nights, Reprise #2 (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 0:32
4 Friend Like Me (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 2:35
5 Proud of Your Boy (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 2:27
6 How Quick They Forget (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 3:57
7 Arabian Nights, Reprise #3 (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 0:34
8 High Adventure (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 4:19
9 Arabian Nights, Reprise #4 (demo) Ashman Ashman & Menken 0:43

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