Within weeks of The Greatest Showman’s release on December 20, 2017, the film became a phenomenon. The musical pulled in nearly $150 million in its first month and skyrocketed on iTunes charts. Since then, the sparkle and fanfare have continued simmering. But now, as of November 16, fans of P.T. Barnum and friends can enjoy The Greatest Showman all over again with Atlantic Records’s newly released The Greatest Showman— Reimagined.
The reimagined album features the original tracks covered by popular artists like Kelly Clarkson, P!nk, Panic! at the Disco, and Sara Bareilles. The producers found that while the project took three-quarters of a year to produce, there were artists who didn’t need bargaining to jump on board; they were just as excited about the project.
Atlantic Records’s president Kevin Weaver told Variety that the deluxe edition emerged after witnessing the global scale of Showman. “You had people like Pink and Selena Gomez and other artists who were on social media posting themselves dancing to and singing the songs. And that was part of kind of what went into my epiphany that we have something that’s not only connecting with the masses, but it’s connecting with artists.”
Starring Hugh Jackman, Michelle Williams, Rebecca Ferguson, Zac Efron, and Zendaya, The Greatest Showman dares you to dream so big you risk looking like a fool. Loosely based on Phineas Taylor Barnum’s rags-to-riches story, the musical showcases the charismatic entrepreneur and his appetite for entertainment. After failing to produce a grand life for his family, Barnum’s imagination catalyzes his grandest business adventure yet: the circus.
“I want to create a place where people can see things they’ve never seen before,” Barnum says.
The themes of acceptance, perspective, and unfiltered artistry tie closely with the Heavenly lenses the Father hands us. El Roi, the God who sees, lifts our chins (whether they be bearded or not) and calls us glorious. He accepts us for we are in His kingdom, labeled by His heart and not by the world’s sight (1 Samuel 16:7).
The Greatest Showman is rated PG for thematic elements including a brawl. To see the various artists connected to the Reimagined album, check out the tracklist below:
“The Greatest Showman — Reimagined”
- The Greatest Show – Panic! at the Disco
- A Million Dreams – Pink
- A Million Dreams (Reprise) – Willow Sage Hart
- Come Alive – Years & Years and Jess Glynne
- The Other Side – MAX and Ty Dolla $ign
- Never Enough – Kelly Clarkson
- This Is Me (The Reimagined Remix) – Keala Settle, Kesha, and Missy Elliott
- Rewrite The Stars – James Arthur and Anne-Marie
- Tightrope – Sara Bareilles
- From Now On – Zac Brown Band
- The Greatest Show – Pentatonix
- Come Alive – Craig David
- This Is Me – Kesha
- Rewrite The Stars (Acoustic) – Zendaya
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