Holiday Gift Guide: Disney Classics Box Set
I grew up around the Disney classics and even to this day, I can place many of my childhood favorite movies by simply listening to the first few notes of a song. You can enjoy several of your favorite songs now with the Disney Classics Box Set (released on November 12th). I have such good memories when I hear songs such as, “When You Wish Upon a Star,” “Part of Your World,” and “Bibbity Bobbity Boo.” It reminds me of going to Disneyland for the first time, watching movies together as a family and listening to records on my Fisher-Price Record Player.
The Disney Classics Box Set is available on Amazon.com, as well as in Disney Parks. The set retails for $49.98. The box set includes 4 discs of 94 original recordings. The 4 discs include Disney Modern Classics, Disney Theme Park Classics, Disney Timeless Classics and Disney Television Classics.
The box set was compiled by Disney Music Group’s resident music historian and Grammy®-winning producer, Randy Thornton. Thornton said, “From the Studio’s earliest days, music has always been an integral part of the Disney creative process. But when “Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Wolf” debuted in 1933, it began a musical legacy that remains unmatched to this day – probably the most recognizable and beloved song catalog in the world. Even though the musical styles range from inspiring ballads, novelty songs, folk, rock, to Broadway show- tunes, Disney Music is a genre in and of itself.”
The all-new “Disney Classics Medley” (featuring songs from “The Lion King,” “Aladdin,” “Pocahontas,” “The Little Mermaid” and “Beauty and the Beast”) performed by YouTube a capella sensations Alex G and Peter Hollens, will be available as a free download when the box set is pre-ordered at iTunes and Amazon. With over a combined 100+ million views, Alex G and Peter perform covers of songs using only the sounds of their voices. The music video debuted on Alex G’s YouTube Channel, garnering over 568,000 views in less than 24 hours, http://youtu.be/GDEFuG30FYg .
What is your favorite Disney Classic Song?