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5 New Disney Soundtrack Picture Disc LPs Just Released

Posted by Amoebite, August 26, 2016 07:23pm | Post a Comment

Disney Soundtrack Picture Discs

A wave of limited edition Disney picture discs just hit our shelves, all of which feature gorgeous artwork, resealable plastic display sleeves, and 180-gram vinyl. While the soundtracks to the earlier films were available on vinyl on their initial release, for many fans this will be the first chance to cop a crisp, new vinyl copy. This is especially great news for fans of the '90s films, which received European or Japanese vinyl pressings but weren't released on vinyl in the U.S. Until this recent reissue campaign, Disney connoisseurs had to choose between low-quality bootlegs or ultra rare, collector-priced LPs.

Here's what makes each release special:

Aladdin

Songs from Aladdin

Originally released in 1992, for many years the music from Aladdin was a rarity on vinyl. The picture disc features "A Whole New World," the only Disney song to win a GRAMMY for Song of the Year. The original soundtrack album was one of the best-selling animated film soundtracks of all time.

The Little Mermaid

The Little Mermaid

One of the great Alan Menken-penned soundtracks from his '80s-'90s period, The Little Mermaid has long since surpassed its multi platinum-selling designation. The LP features fan favorites like "Part of Your World," "Kiss the Girl," and "Under the Sea."

The Jungle Book

The Jungle Book

The music for the 1967 flick The Jungle Book was written by classic Disney composer George Bruns. Among other songs, the LP features "The Bare Necessities," which was arranged by Van Dyke Parks in one of his very first union jobs.

Sleeping Beauty

Sleeping Beauty

Much of Sleeping Beauty's score is based on Tchaikovsky's ballet of the same name. Classical aficionados will also recognize the music of Igor Stravinsky. The score was recorded in Berlin, Germany, due to a musicians' strike in the US.

Cinderella

Cinderella

On its release in 1950, Cinderella was Disney's biggest commercial and critical hit since Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs thirteen years before. The album features beloved songs like "A Dream Is a Wish Your Heart Makes" and the Academy Award-nominated "Bibiddi-Bobbidi-Boo."

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