Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Review and Giveaway

I received a set of the Legacy Collection CDs as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network.  No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own.  The post may also contain affiliate links.

I recently received three of these albums:  The Lion King, Mary Poppins, and Sleeping Beauty. I must say I was amazed with the artwork created by Lorelay Bove, a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios.  The illustrations within the album celebrate Disney's rich heritage and bring back fond childhood memories. Each album comes with documentary content that tells the story behind each music. 
The Lion King, which celebrates its 20th anniversary, was released on June 24, 2014.  It is a two-disc set featuring the original motion picture soundtrack and 30 minutes of unreleased score.  In addition, the set comes with liner notes by producer Don Hahn and Oscar-winning composer Hans Zimmer. 

The second album in the Legacy Collection series, released in August 2014. is  a new soundtrack album for the Mary Poppins. The 3-disc set includes the songs and score from the film composed by Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman, as well as behind-the scenes recordings and new recordings of The Lost Chords. Also included are excerpts from the P.L. Travers story meetings with Don DaGradi and the Sherman brothers, plus the Hollywood Spotlight Microphone 1965 post-premiere interviews and a 1989 interview with the Sherman brothers.The release coincides with the 50th Anniversary of the movie.


This beautiful 2 disc set features the enchanting songs and score from the film, studio recordings of Princess Aurora's songs performed by Mary Costa, and never before released demos and tracks.  Sleeping Beauty was released on October 7.

Here’s the Legacy Collection line up over the next two years:
The Lion King, June 24, 2014
Mary Poppins, August 26, 2014
Sleeping Beauty, October 7, 2014
The Little Mermaid, November 17, 2014
Fantasia, January 3, 2015
Pinocchio, February 3, 2015
Toy Story, March 17, 2015
Disneyland, April 7, 2015
Lady and the Tramp, May 12, 2015
Pocahontas, June 23, 2015
The Aristocats, August 14, 2015
Cinderella, August 14, 2015

My family and I have listened to these three albums several times since I received them.  We find a new reason to love them every time we listen to the CDs.  One lucky ready will get win a set of these three albums: The Lion King, Mary Poppins, and Sleeping Beauty.

 ** If it comes to this blogger's attention that the winner of this giveaway has won on an additional blog for this same prize, the blog reserves the right to choose another winner.
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