The world loves Disney. And to celebrate this fact, the House of Mouse is gradually rolling out specially tailored “We Love Disney” compilation albums in various territories. The English version is set to include superstars such as Arianna Grande and Jason Derulo, and will be released in late October. However, for fans in Indonesia the wait is already over. The Indonesian edition landed on Friday, and our very own Anggun is amongst those featured.
France’s Eurovision 2012 rep tackles two undisputed classics, “Colors of the Wind” from Pocahontas and Frozen’s “Let It Go”. The task of covering such well-loved tracks would cause many singers to buckle under the pressure, but Anggun isn’t just any singer. On the former she channels the tragic Indian princess, injecting both tenderness and force into the 1995 hit. On the latter, she’s forced to share the limelight with a slew of other Indonesian singers, but she still manages to make it her own, with her distinctive vocals adding an extra layer of class. Ms. Cipta has us spellbound. And most importantly – no childhoods were ruined!
Anggun “Colors of the Wind”/ “Let it Go”
Les Stars Font Leur Cinéma
The “Echo (You & I)” hitmaker has been at the movies more than once this year. In April, she lent her vocals to yet another film compilation album – “Les Stars Font Leur Cinéma”. She offers up a soulful reinterpretation of “Calling You” from Bagdad Café.
Anggun “Calling You”
The collection features the great and the good of the francophone singing world, so naturally Anggun wasn’t the only Eurovision name to pop up. Amandine Bourgeois from 2013 provides a grittier take on Tina Turner’s “We Don’t Need Another Hero” from Mad Max Beyond Thunderdome, while 2001’s Natasha St-Pier gives us a delicate rendition of Evita’s “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”. And it’s not just former French representatives having all the popcorn. Belgium’s Lara Fabian, who actually sang for Luxembourg in 1988, sings a beautiful version of “Unchained Melody” from Ghost.
Lara Fabian “Unchained Melody”
Natasha St-Pier “Don’t Cry For Me Argentina”
What do y’all make of all these cinematic covers? And how do they compare to the originals?