In The Key Of Disney [Amazon.com Exclusive Version]
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Throughout the album he covers songs featured in movies like: Toy Story, Jungle Book, Pocahontas, The Lion King, Dumbo, Mary Poppins, Pinocchio & even Cinderella. The list of songs he could've done can be endless with Disney's 80 year catalogue, but I find Brian chose a good batch of songs. Being an old school Disney fan, I would've enjoyed MORE songs and more of the older stuff, but listening to the previews and listening to the album at work before release, I grew to really appreciate the album for what it was. 10 stars I'd give it. Anything Brian touches turns to the sound of Gold. This should be a highlight album of the year for any music collectors.
Now for us audiophiles, this album NEEDS to be pressed in a LTD Edition Vinyl just like the Gershwin Album was. I ended up buying that one on CD and 3x on Vinyl. Thats a fantastic album. Brian just knows how to get the musical point thru to any generation.
This album is WORTH picking up. Do yourselves a favour and DO IT!!!!!
The much anticipated second album in the Brian Wilson-Disney collaboration was set to be Wilson's cover versions of classic Disney soundtrack songs. Just as the brilliant first album, "Brian Wilson Reimagines Gershwin", proves that the legendary pop/rock composer/producer can further his formidable solo career working with the music of the only other popular American composer of the 20th century in his class, so "In The Key Of Disney" proves that he can adapt his Beach Boys-style arrangements to other styles of movie music as well. The music of Brian Wilson and The Beach Boys is no stranger to film soundtracks, and here he offers a collection which, although short, features many highlights.
Top of the list has to be the album's closer, "When You Wish Upon A Star", from 1942's Pinocchio. By all accounts it was this tune (probably the Little Anthony & The Imperials cover) that inspired Brian's first songwriting effort - "Surfer Girl" - and his vocal arrangement is reminiscent of the work he did with Dick Reynolds (of Four Freshmen fame) on the classic Beach Boys' Christmas Album. Likewise, "Baby Mine" from Dumbo is precious. Wilson's whimsical touches from his SMiLE days and at the height of his previous band's popularity are evident on the reggae medley of "Heigh-Ho/Whistle While You Work" from Snow White. A real surprise is his cover of Elton John's "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?" from The Lion King. Surprising because it's one of the few covers of an Elton song that is far better than the original.Read more ›
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He should've just released another album of to his Own accredit as this is still another album in continuum of Smile era sound as He uses many of the Smile era influence between... Read morePublished 1 month ago by SPRiNG
If you loved the Beach Boys, you will love this fun cd. Brian Wilson made the consummate Beach Boy type album of Disney songs. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Rebecca Munn
Not your average Disney compilation. It's as if Mr. Brian Wilson applied aspects of his masterful "Smile" production into these Disney songs. Remarkably artistic. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Logic Dictates
This is a great album. Brian Wilson is a gift from God to the World. Amazon Prime is awesome, I ordered this on Thursday and received it Saturday.Published 10 months ago by Kyle Patterson
Sorry that I missed this when it debuted, but am happy to get to add it to my complete collection Brian has created over the years...another winner of old, familiar songs.Published 12 months ago by John A. Sawatka