Disney's "Johnny and the Sprites" -- 19 Songs from the Hit TV Series is the program's first music album and way too long in coming. This program tops some of the top talents around and has proven to be one of Playhouse Disney's best productions, so why they would wait so long for this release is beyond me.
But the album is here, and glorious it is. This album does, in fact, feature 19 wonderful songs from the series. It begins with the show theme, the updated version heard as of the most recent season of the program. ("Sprites may be shy, but they're friendly and cute!") Other highlight tracks include "Welcome to Grotto's Grove" (in which the Sprites welcome the Queen of All Magical Beings, guest star Chita Rivera), "A New Friend" (from when Johnny's friend Gwen finally meets the Sprites), "The Right Size" (in which Johnny assures Root that whatever size he is the right size for him), "Heads Up!" (the program's interstitial tune), and "Play with Me!" (a fantastic tune featuring the harmonization of three Johnnies created by magic.) However, these selections are not to say that the other tunes on the album aren't great -- they are! In fact, some of them are new material, as the episodes they air in have not yet been seen as of the release of this album.
If you're at all familiar with Broadway, you will probably recognize a fair portion of the cast and crew of "Johnny and the Sprites," as about half of the show staff is involved with Broadway.Read more ›
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