If it ain’t broke don’t fix it
I have to agree with many of the reviews on here because the original soundtrack was great, but I don’t think any of the artists that re-recorded these beautiful songs were bad. They were just different. Sara Bareilles gave the best reimagining on this album. I liked her version of “Tightrope” much better than the original. I also generally love Pink and Kelly Clarkson, but despite their amazing voices the songs they reimagined were from some of the more emotional moments in the movie and they simply couldn’t give me the feels that I got from the original “Million Dreams” and “Never Enough”. Zac Efron and Zendaya did a much better version of “Rewrite the Stars”. Panic at the Disco made a nice attempt at “The Greatest Show”, but the song was too big for them. As for the “This is Me”, it didn’t need a reimagining. The original couldn’t be improved upon. Kesha and Missy Elliot made a nice try to help reimagine it, but it fell far short of elevating the song or making a version worth purchasing. Overall, I liked the idea of this album, so I’m giving it 5 stars, but you can’t improve on perfection.
its a NEW and FRESH remake of this wonderful album! Loving every song from the REIMAGINED Soundtrack!!!!! i give it an A+
No... just no
There is no magic listening to this.
Horrible redo of the soundtrack made by other artists. The only good songs are the ones by panic at the disco and pink
Never mess with the originals.
By Ben Bernard
Can’t believe no one is talking about how this version of Rewrite the Stars is amazing
Don’t care for it
Nice attempt by many great artists but the original soundtrack is by far the best
Good job, everybody!
So I think a lot of artists tried really hard, but nothing really trumps the original Greatest Showman soundtrack, in my opinion. For example: Panic! at the Disco’s The Greatest Show sounds a little too overdone in the auto tune department; Kelly Clarkson has an amazing voice and all but seems to fall short of Loren Alred’s performance of Never Enough; and the original Tightrope is in 3/4 time, while Sara’s version is confusing and too different in 4/4 time. There is a lot of good talent in this album, I’m not going to lie, but it’s all really different from the original. Overall, these renditions sound too much like pop, while Hugh Jackman’s album was a nice balance of pop, soft rock, and classical. I think this album’s best track is Rewrite the Stars because it’s the closest to the original and not overdone. Still, everybody involved: this is extemporaneously a masterpiece. ☺️
Not anywhere as good as the original. Sorry