“ Genre: Compilation / Artist: Various / MP3 Download released 2009-03-01 at Plaza Mayor Company Ltd „
As a fan of Dinsey I own several of these compilation CDs filled with famous movie songs. The first thing that differentiates this from others it that the songs are not directly cut from the movie but recorded by the Disney Orchestra. This can work it's favour as makes it feel more like 'actual' complete music tracks, rather than only hearing snippet. On a downside different voices are uses, which although keep faithfully to the original tone of things, for any one wanting to listen to the real songs this will be a disappointment. Some songs scores are also changed but this only strengthens the tracks. I'd say this is probably less appealing to children than the original Disney compilation collections as they won't recognise the singers and so might find it harder to join in. The best way I can think of describing this collection is by comparing it to music you might hear during a theater production.
1. I Won't Grow Up - Peter Pan
2. Friend Like Me - Aladdin
3. Under The Sea - Little Mermaid
4. Hakuna Matata - Lion King
5. Supercalifragilistic - Mary Poppins
6. Be Our Guest - Beauty And The Beast
7. Prince Ali - Aladdin
8. I Just Can't Wait To Be King - Lion King
9. Heigh Ho - Snow Whitte
10. Something There - Beauty And The Beast
11. Can You Feel The Love Tonight - Lion King
12. When You Wish Upon A Star - Pinnochio
13. Riverbend - Pocahontas
14. Chim Chim Cheree - Mary Poppins
15. Belle - Beauty And The Beast
16. Listen With Your Heart - Pocahontas
17. Whistle While Work - Snow White
18. Wendy - Peter Pan
19. Belle (Reprise) - Beauty And The Beast
20. Someday Hunchback Of Notre Dame
My personal favourite track is 'Heigh Ho - Snow White', as I find the musical accompaniment, pan pipes (I think), add a really nice dimension to the track, this version is totally different to in the movie and delights my young relatives as they pretend to be the dwarfs going off to work.
In general the vocals on all tracks are much stronger than in the movies. When you wish upon a star is another gem in this collection and has a very magical lullaby feel to it.