‘Oz: The Great and Powerful’ Gets a New Original Song from Mariah Carey

The Grammy winner’s track ’Almost Home’ will be available as a single through Island Def Jam Records on February 19.

Mariah Carey records the new track Almost Home for Disney's Oz: The Great and Powerful
Mariah Carey records the new track Almost Home for Disney's Oz: The Great and Powerful
Disney announced today that multiple Grammy Award-winning superstar Mariah Carey has recorded the song, "Almost Home," for Oz: The Great and Powerful, the studio's highly anticipated fantastical adventure, directed by Sam Raimi, releasing in theaters nationwide on March 8, 2013.

"Almost Home" will be released as a single by Carey's label, Island Def Jam, on February 19, 2013. Award-winning photographer/director David LaChapelle will direct Carey in the music video for "Almost Home." The two long-time collaborators are reuniting in what LaChapelle describes as "a duet between Mariah and the movie." LaChapelle photographed Carey previously for album covers, and directed her in the music video "Loverboy." Disney, Carey and Island Def Jam plan to launch a promotional campaign to support the single, the video and the film.

Here's what Mariah Carey had to say about her new song.

"'Almost Home' has a message that works beautifully with the film. It's a feel-good record, evoking the feeling of reaching your home and being with people that you love."

Mariah Carey is the best-selling female artist of all time with more than 200 million albums sold to date and eighteen Billboard #1 singles (seventeen self-penned). With her distinct five-octave vocal range, prolific songwriting, and producing talent, Carey has defined the modern pop performance. As a singer/songwriter/producer, she has been recognized with five Grammy Awards, nine American Music Awards, Billboard's Artist of the Decade Award, the World Music Award for World's Best Selling Female Artist of the Millennium and BMI's Icon Award for her outstanding achievements in songwriting, to name a few. Carey is currently working on her new studio album to be released this spring.

"Almost Home" is performed by Mariah Carey, produced by Mariah Carey and Stargate for 45th & 3rd Music LLC, written by Simone Porter, Justin Gray, Lindsey Ray, Tor Erik Hermansen, Mikkel Eriksen and Mariah Carey. Courtesy of Island Def Jam Music Group/Universal Music Group.

About the Movie

Disney's fantastical adventure Oz: The Great and Powerful, directed by Sam Raimi, imagines the origins of L. Frank Baum's beloved wizard character. When Oscar Diggs (James Franco), a small-time circus magician with dubious ethics, is hurled away from dusty Kansas to the vibrant Land of Oz, he thinks he's hit the jackpot-fame and fortune are his for the taking-that is until he meets three witches, Theodora (Mila Kunis), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Glinda (Michelle Williams), who are not convinced he is the great wizard everyone's been expecting. Reluctantly drawn into the epic problems facing the Land of Oz and its inhabitants, Oscar must find out who is good and who is evil before it is too late. Putting his magical arts to use through illusion, ingenuity - and even a bit of wizardry - Oscar transforms himself not only into the great wizard but into a better man as well.

Oz: The Great and Powerful is produced by Joe Roth, with screen story by Mitchell Kapner and screenplay by Mitchell Kapner and David Lindsay-Abaire. Grant Curtis, Palak Patel, Joshua Donen and Philip Sterling are serving as executive producers. Oz: The Great and Powerful opens in U.S. theaters on March 8, 2013.

Oz: The Great and Powerful was released March 8th, 2013 and stars James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams, Zach Braff, Bill Cobbs, Joey King, Tony Cox. The film is directed by Sam Raimi.

Sources: Walt Disney Pictures

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Comments (7)

  1. Sean

    I assume that her song for this movie, will be playing during the credits after the movie?

    2 years agoby @themoviefanaticFlag

  2. CelluloidDreams

    .....Not a good choice!

    2 years agoby @2movieguysFlag


    @ejk1 - Very true indeed.

    @bawnian-dexeus - The film itself looks ok. I do however see Mariah Carey adding a positive to the film since her voice to me fits well within a fantasy.

    2 years agoby @Number1WolverineFlag

  4. skywise

    Suck it mariah!

    2 years agoby @skywiseFlag

  5. greyhame

    No! No! No!

    2 years agoby @greyhame27Flag

  6. Bawnian©-Dexeus

    Like that will make the movie any better

    2 years agoby @bawnian-dexeusFlag

  7. ejk1

    Her music hasn't been good since the mid-90's.

    2 years agoby @ejk1Flag

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