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Music of Disney:a Legacy in Song

Various Artists - Soundtracks - Film Scores, Robert B. ShermanAudio CD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)

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  • Audio CD (October 1, 1996)
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • ASIN: B000001MAM
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #49,429 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

Disc: 1
1. Turkey In the Straw: Steamboat Willie (1928) - Traditional
2. Who's Afraid Of The Big Bad Wolf?: Three Little Pigs (1933) - Pinto Colvig/Mary Moder/Dorothy Compton/Billy Bletcher
3. Heigh-Ho: Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937) - The Dwarf Chorus
4. Whistle While You Work: Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937) - Adriana Caselotti
5. Someday My Prince Will come: Snow White And The Seven Dwarfs (1937) - Adriana Caselotti
6. When You Wish Upon A Star: Pinocchio (1940) - Cliff Edwards
See all 27 tracks on this disc
Disc: 2
1. Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious: Mary Poppins (1964) - Julie Andrews/Dick Van Dyke/The Pearlie Chorus
2. A Spoonful Of Sugar: Mary Poppins (1964) - Julie Andrews
3. Chim Chim Cher-ee: Mary Poppins (1964) - Dick Van Dyke/Julie Andrews/Karen Dotrice/Matthew Garber
4. Winnie The Pooh: Winnie The Pooh And The Honey Tree (1966) - Disney Studio Chorus
5. The Bare Necessities: The Jungle Book (1967) - Phil Harris/Bruce Reitherman
6. I Wan'na Be Like You: The Jungle Book (1967) - Louis Prima/Phil Harris/Bruce Reitherman
See all 20 tracks on this disc
Disc: 3
1. A Whale Of A Tale: 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea (1954) - Kirk Douglas
2. Old Yeller: Old Yeller (1957) - Jerome Courtland
3. Pretty Irish Girl: Darby O'Gill And The Little People (1959) - Sean Connery
4. The Parent Trap: The Parent Trap (1961) - Tommy Sands/Annette Funicello
5. Castle In Spain: Babes In Toyland (1961) - Ray Bolger
6. Enjoy It: In Search Of The Castaways (1962) - Maurice Chevalier/Hayley Mills
See all 31 tracks on this disc

Editorial Reviews

This is the most comprehensive of Disney collections, though the Classic Disney series is more up to date. Spread across three discs, the set features hits and forgotten favorites from movies, TV, and the parks (although more thorough work remains to be done in the last regard). Since the Disney catalog is in a state of constant change, this is the only place to get some songs that aren't currently available; these days it's a rare treat to hear "Cruella De Vil" from 101 Dalmations, "Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah," from Song of the South, and Annette's theme from The Monkey's Uncle. A thick CD booklet is included, putting the songs in the context of Walt Disney's long, astounding career. --John Sanchez

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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars The Best Dinsey Collection January 24, 2002
Format:Audio CD
This expansive and detailed collection of Disney music is the best out there. I've had mine since it came out in 1991, and I can't tell you how many times I've played each of it's three CD's!
CD 1 starts off with the first Disney song in a cartoon, 'Turkey in the Straw' from Steamboat Willie and travels through the years (and 27 tracks) to The Sword and the Stone with 'Higitus Figitus'. Along the way films such as Pinocchio, Fantasia, Melody Time, Song of the South, Treasure Island and Sleeping Beauty are covered.
CD 2 picks things up in 1962 with 'Supercalifraglisticexpialidocious', and runs through 20 tracks to 1991's 'Beauty and the Beast'. No rare songs are included on this disc, but a song or two from each animated film made in this time period is nothing to balk at.
CD 3 heads in a new direction (that of live action, cartoon series and the Theme Parks) and serves up many gems and rarely heard recordings. Some of the 31 tracks included are; 'Enjoy It', 'The Ballad of Davy Crockett', 'Mister Piano Man' sung by Annette Funicello, the 'DuckTales Theme', 'Meet Me Down on Main Street', and the entire score for the 'Main Street Electrical Light Parade'!
This set goes one step further by including a 60-page book that illustrates with words, and many full color pictures, Disney's musical legacy and packs it in a record sized keep-sake box. Much of the information in the book is enlightening and it does a superb job of giving backstory to the creation of the songs included. I've refrenced it many times and have always found it helpful.
Yes, this set doesn't include songs from Toy Story, Tarzan or any of the more recent Disney offerings, but remember it was made in 1991. No matter though, over 10 years later, it's still the best and most comprehensive collection to date and believe me, I have enough Disney recordings to know! It's IMPOSSIBLE to be disappointed by this collection!
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A Jewel in the Crown of Disney Music August 4, 1998
By A Customer
Format:Audio CD
The Music of Disney: A Legacy In Song is one of the strongest complilations of Disney music to date. The box set offers a sampling of timeless classics such as It's A Small World (After All), Zip-A-Dee-Doo-Dah and Someday My Prince Will Come. Not to be missed are some lesser known treasures including The Swamp Fox and Fortuosity. The box set features songs from theme park attractions, animated movies and cartoon shorts. With seventy-seven songs to choose from children and adults alike will be entertained for over twenty hours. The arrangement of songs also adds to the uniqueness of The Music of Disney: A Legacy In Song. Medolies of songs are arranged to compliment each other. Theme park songs are arranged fairly close together to allow an even flow throughout the cd. You will find no choppy arrangements in this compilation. Another feature that impressed me was the value of the box set. With the typical cd ranging from $12.99 to $18.99 for ten songs, it is a great valu! e to find almost eighty songs for about forty dollars. The title of this piece is correct in its wording of "A Legacy In Song." It indeed serves as a timeline of Disney music. I highly recommend The Music of Disney: A Legacy In Song to children of all ages. Its a way to bring home the magic of Disney into your own living room.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars I have such a beautiful voice, I should sing solo. October 23, 2008
Format:Audio CD
This is a three disc box set of Disney music. The first two discs feature music from Disney cartoons, or live action films that featured animated sequences. The third disc features music from Disney live action films, television shows and theme parks. The songs from before the mid 1950s include whatever sound effects or dialogue that appeared in the film while the song was playing, sometimes to the detriment of the song. There are songs from almost every Disney animated film up to 1991, including the films the didn't have any good songs. But most of the songs are quite good, or at least fun to listen to for nostalgia's sake. If you are a Disney fan, you will enjoy this a lot.
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5.0 out of 5 stars My Childhood Revisited June 10, 2014
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Best collection of music! My sisters and I would listen to these CDs when we were growing up. These songs have great memories for me - I LOVE IT!
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5.0 out of 5 stars great song May 12, 2014
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the music of disney is a great music is great pick up a copy and listen to it thank you
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5.0 out of 5 stars Collectors grade selection of Disney music March 28, 2014
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Excellent music of Disney for the last 60 years. Not as up to date as the other CD's available but great music selection with music booklet that explains the thought behind the music.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great disney music March 3, 2014
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This is the definitive set of Disney songs. Although lacking some of the greats. This is the best set of Disney music that covers all forms of Disney entertainment.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Disney January 8, 2014
By catjag
Format:Audio CD|Verified Purchase
Ordered this Disney gift for my daughter (40 years old) who loves anything Disney. She loved it. Ordering was easy although I didn't realized it was 'used' until it was delivered. Box was scratched in places but book and CD's inside looked like they had never been touched. Would order again.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
3.0 out of 5 stars Three Stars
I didn't look, it is on cassetts. will be a bit before I can get them converted to disc.
Published 1 month ago by Nan Burridge
5.0 out of 5 stars One of Disney's best products!
This version of "Disney in song" has numerous songs never before released, then or now. I purchased one during first release in the 90's and just purchased another one for... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Carl Rapp
5.0 out of 5 stars Great music for Disney fans
Because I already owned the CD and love it, I ordered one for my granddaughter's 24th birthday. I could not have given her a gift which would have thrilled her more. Read more
Published 15 months ago by Mary V
5.0 out of 5 stars MUCH Needed Replacement!
I needed this to replace a collection of mine that was stolen. My all-time favorites of all Disney classics. Every Disney fan should own this!
Published 21 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Disney Collection
I used to listen to these cds all the time before they were stolen in high school 15 years ago. I still think about them and miss listening to them and now that I have children of... Read more
Published 21 months ago by Jana Johnson
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic Seller!
I thought I had already sent in a review but will gladly do it again. This I item exceeded my expectations,I have been looking for Disney songs for my Autistic Son all the time and... Read more
Published on April 8, 2011 by E. Seaton
5.0 out of 5 stars Bought it 15 years ago and still love it!!!
I bought this box about 15 years ago in Disney World (Orlando) and still love it so much. Because many of the songs are from movies I watched when I was a teen.
Published on January 17, 2011 by Michael Bruder
5.0 out of 5 stars Music of Disney
This came timely and in great shape. My family and I love the music and will enjoy it for a long time to come.
Published on October 9, 2009 by Louisa May
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