The Greatest Showman will be receiving a new remix album called The Greatest Showman - Reimagined. The Greatest Showman was released last year and is based on the true story of Phineas Taylor Barnum, an American showman who became a worldwide sensation and crafted the Barnum & Bailey Circus.
Jackman was cast as P.T. Barnum all the way back in 2009, but it seems as if his other films got in the way of him working on The Greatest Showman. After his casting announcement, Jackman stayed busy reprising his role of Wolverine for the X-Men series and also acted in films like Real Steel and Prisoners. Eventually, progress started moving on The Greatest Showman with actors such as Zac Efron joining the cast, along with Zendaya and Rebecca Ferguson. The musical - with songs by Justin Paul, Benj Pasek and Greg Wells - opened in December 2017 and even though The Greatest Showman got mixed reviews, the film was an Oscar nominee for Best Achievement in Music Written for Motion Pictures (Original Song). With the popularity of the music in the film alone, a remix album seemed inevitable, and it is coming next month.
As reported by Variety, The Greatest Showman - Reimagined will be released on Nov. 16 by Atlantic Records. Performers such as Pink, Kelly Clarkson, Panic! at the Disco, and many others recorded their own versions of songs from The Greatest Showman soundtrack. Most notably, the song titled "This Is Me", which was nominated for that Oscar mentioned above, will be performed by Keala Settle, Kesha and Missy Elliott on the upcoming album. See the full track listing below.
- 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
Even though The Greatest Showman was a passion project for Jackman, it was hardly the first musical he had been in. Jackman starred in the 2012 film Les Misérables alongside Russell Crowe and Anne Hathaway, which won three Academy Awards. The Australian actor has also gotten back into Broadway by performing in the productions The River and Hugh Jackman, Back on Broadway.
Even though the film didn't get outstanding reviews, a "Reimagined" album seems like a safe bet. After all, the soundtrack has had an amazing run already this year and even became the first million-selling album in the U.S. in 2018. The Greatest Showman may have had flaws when it came to developing the supporting cast or even just depicting Barnum in an accurate way, but the film still had an incredible soundtrack. Even after the film came out, fans were still willing to listen to the series of songs on repeat. Now that even bigger musicians got on board to make the album a reality, people will more than likely be interested in the remix album.