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Disney's Greatest, Vol. 1

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Barnes & Noble - Seth Kaufman
You don't need to be a Sorcerer's Apprentice to know that one of the secrets of Disney's film magic lies in the power of their soundtracks. More than just terrific parent-friendly kid stuff, the sophisticated songs that help animate Disney's classic movies are magnificent additions to the Great American Songbook. Disney's Greatest, Vol. 1 raids the archives for 20 classic tunes -- written by the theatrical likes of Sammy Cahn, Elton John, Tim Rice, and Richard and Robert Sherman -- moving back in time from 1999's Tarzan opus, the Phil Collins-penned "Strangers like Me," to 1940's Pinocchio, which spawned the Oscar-winning classic "When You Wish Upon a Star." Oscar ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Seth Kaufman
You don't need to be a Sorcerer's Apprentice to know that one of the secrets of Disney's film magic lies in the power of their soundtracks. More than just terrific parent-friendly kid stuff, the sophisticated songs that help animate Disney's classic movies are magnificent additions to the Great American Songbook. Disney's Greatest, Vol. 1 raids the archives for 20 classic tunes -- written by the theatrical likes of Sammy Cahn, Elton John, Tim Rice, and Richard and Robert Sherman -- moving back in time from 1999's Tarzan opus, the Phil Collins-penned "Strangers like Me," to 1940's Pinocchio, which spawned the Oscar-winning classic "When You Wish Upon a Star." Oscar winners, it turns out, abound here. There's "Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" from Song of the South, "A Whole New World" from Aladdin, and "Beauty and the Beast" from the film of the same name. Plenty of other classics, however, deserve awards of their own, including Louis Prima's sensational "I Wan'na Be like You The Monkey Song" from Jungle Book and "Heigh-Ho" from Snow White. By offering only one song per film, this collection may not suffice for Disney devotees who want to hear all the hits. For example, The Lion King's "Circle of Life" is here, but "Hakuna Matata" and "Can You Feel the Love Tonight" are not. And while the disc is truly blessed with Julie Andrews's wonderful "Supercalifragilisticexpialidocious" from Mary Poppins, "Chim Chim Cher-ee" is missing. Thankfully, Disney is well aware of their embarrassment of riches and has included some of these, along with a host of others, on the simultaneously released Disney's Greatest, Vol. 2.
All Music Guide - Heather Phares
Disney's Greatest Hits Vol. 1 delivers over an hour of favorite songs from films like Tarzan, Toy Story, Peter Pan, Lady & the Tramp, and more. Original recordings of classics like "Bibbidi-Bobidi-boo," "Cruella De Vil," "Heigh Ho," and "When You Wish Upon a Star" mix with contemporary favorites such as "You've Got a Friend in Me," "Kiss the Girl," "A Whole New World," and "Beauty and the Beast." The collection puts the newer songs at the beginning -- probably to immediately capture the attention of young listeners -- but it would have been interesting to hear Disney's old and new songs mixed together. Though it's not spectacularly different from the other compilations Disney has released, Disney's Greatest, Vol. 1 is a thoroughly enjoyable collection of classic, instantly recognizable songs for Disney fans of all ages.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/27/2001
  • Label: Walt Disney Records
  • UPC: 050086069378
  • Catalog Number: 860693
  • Sales rank: 2,826

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Strangers Like Me (from "Disney's Tarzan")
  2. 2 Reflection (from "Mulan")
  3. 3 I Won't Say (I'm In Love) (from "Hercules")
  4. 4 Out There (from "The Hunchback Of Notre Dame")
  5. 5 You've Got A Friend In Me (from "Toy Story")
  6. 6 Just Around The Riverbend (from "Pocahontas")
  7. 7 Circle Of Life (from "The Lion King")
  8. 8 Whole New World (Aladdin's Theme)
  9. 9 Beauty And The Beast ("From Beauty And The Beast")
  10. 10 Kiss The Girl (from "The Little Mermaid")
  11. 11 I Wan'na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) ("From The Jungle Book")
  12. 12 Supercalifragilisticexpeialidocious (from "Mary Poppins")
  13. 13 Cruella DeVil (" From 101 Dalmatians")
  14. 14 Once Upon A Dream ("From Sleeping Beauty")
  15. 15 Bibbidi-Bobbidi-Boo (The Magic Song) ("From Cinderella")
  16. 16 You Can Fly! You Can Fly! You Can Fly! (from "Peter Pan")
  17. 17 Zip A Dee Doo Dah (from "Song Of The South")
  18. 18 Heigh Ho (from "Snow White")
  19. 19 Bella Notte ("From Lady And The Tramp")
  20. 20 When You Wish Upon A Star (from "Pinocchio")
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Disney Primary Artist
Louis Prima Vocals
Phil Collins Vocals
Randy Newman Track Performer
Phil Harris Vocals
Robert Kraft Vocals
Julie Andrews Vocals
Paul Collins Vocals
Cliff "Ukelele Ike" Edwards Track Performer
Vaneese Thomas Vocals
Disney Studio Chorus Vocals
Brad Kane Vocals
Bill Lee Vocals
Lea Salonga Vocals
Richard M. Sherman Vocals
Carmen Twillie Track Performer
Dick Van Dyke Vocals
Lillias White Vocals
Samuel E. Wright Vocals
James Baskett Track Performer
Angela Lansbury Vocals
J. Pat OMalley Vocals
Kathryn Beaumont Vocals
Bobby Driscoll Vocals
Verna Felton Vocals
Judy Kuhn Vocals
Tommy Luske Vocals
Lebo M. Vocals
Pearlie Chorus Vocals
Bruce Reitherman Vocals
Bill Shirley Vocals
Mary Costa Vocals
Tom Hulce Vocals
George Givot Vocals
Tony Jay Vocals
Cheryl Freeman Vocals
Susan Egan Vocals
Bill Thompson Vocals
Technical Credits
Robert Kraft Producer
Howard Ashman Producer
Disney Studio Chorus Contributor
Alan Menken Producer
Richard M. Sherman Composer
Robert B. Sherman Composer
Randy Thornton Composer
Dwarf Chorus Contributor
Verna Felton Composer
Randall Thorton Mastering
Luis M. Fernández Art Direction
Jeff Sheridan Mastering
André Mika Producer
Leonard Maltin Liner Notes
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Disney without the blaned teen queens

    This CD is worth having in your collection. They take the songs strait out of the movie just as you would hear them. Their is none of the dumb ear quencing pop music trying to be sung by stars like Hillary Duff. You dont have to go throw the teen pop road reck. This is the best Disney music, music at its best.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Great for Disney Fans

    This CD has lots of good Disney tunes.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Easy listening for adults, too!

    My niece bought this CD and played it in my car. It was very enjoyable listening. It's nice to find a musical venue that we can share. We're usually worlds apart in that area. Disney composers are great!

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