Skip navigation! Story from Beyonce. Not only would it include the full Coachella performance that rocked the world, it would take fans behind the scenes and Bey and co. Now, don't get too excited. The album is actually just a fantastic recording of her Coachella set, from start to finish. But once again, I'd caution that you don't get too excited. You can compare Bey's version to the original, below. And in case that wasn't enough, she didn't restrict this new album to Tidal, as past releases have been. Add that to the fact that the doc is available on Netflix and this might be the most generous Bey has been in quite a while.
THE LION KING: THE GIFT
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At Metacritic , which assigns a normalized rating out of to reviews from mainstream publications, the album received a weighted average score of 77, based on 13 reviews, indicating "generally favorable reviews". Writing for AllMusic , Neil Z. Yeung describes the album as "a buoyant hybrid of futuristic, cross-Atlantic Afro-pop ", adding that the "expertly curated collection is an artistic showcase celebrating Africa and black musical traditions, elevating the movie experience with strategic thematic interludes that could help this album endure far longer than the film. It's her latest lesson in commandeering mass-market expectations, as she bends "The Lion King" to her own agenda of African-diaspora unity, self-worth, parental responsibility and righteous ambition. Amorosi for Variety praises the album as "a wild, wonderful offering dedicated to sounds and soul of the motherland", calling it an "offering to the idea of bringing connection to those who never realized such was possible, maintaining heritage in the face of aborted and abbreviated histories". We saw it happen in when she easily outshone Coldplay during its own Super Bowl halftime performance. We saw it happen last year when she remade the world's most prestigious music festival as Beychella. Michelle Kim for Pitchfork opines that the album "succeeds in introducing a whole new musical universe to the average American listener". Carter's creativity serves as a vector to another creative vision, rather than as the creative vision itself. Overall, it works and is another jewel in her crown — one that she, overall, can be proud to call hers".
She has written and recorded material for the soundtrack albums of all the mentioned movies. Songs included in this list are from her studio albums, extended plays , soundtrack albums, live albums , mixtapes, and collaborations with other recording artists on their respective albums. Many of them were released as singles and have been successful both stateside and in international markets. Sasha Fierce , which she said was a double album while making comparisons to a magazine. Sasha Fierce , she felt that she had to grow and mature artistically; she wanted to "be challenged".