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The little Mermaid has special meaning in our house. It was our older daughter’s first theater experience, and has remained a favorite of hers into adulthood. It is also a favorite of our younger daughter, and most recently, our granddaughter. A set of characters, a movie and a soundtrack to touch the hearts of all three of our girls, who are so different in age, is pretty special in my opinion. So being chosen for this review makes my job real easy – we LOVE it. We’ve listen to it several times already. So often that our granddaughter has been heard singing ” Poor Unfortunate Souls”, and “Part of Your World” while she showers.
The Little Mermaid Legacy Collection is a two CD set packaged in a beautiful CD-sized hardcover book. The CD set features the songs and score from the film by Oscar-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman. The book contains illustrations, song lyrics and extensive liner notes about the film and music. Created by Lorelay Bove, a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
“I hope listeners experience some of our memories and I hope they take away, as I do, a lot of re-discoveries. The demos of some the song moments take the listener through the process on how they were developed, understanding what the authors wanted to communicate, and ultimately leading into what the song became.” – Menken
The Little Mermaid is the fourth release in The Legacy Collection joining The Lion King, Mary Poppins and Sleeping Beauty. The next release is set for later this month and it is a 4 disc set of Fantasia. Soundtracks for Pinocchio, Toy Story, Disneyland, Lady and the Tramp, Pocahontas, The Aristocats and Cinderella are set for release throughout the year.
Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: The Little Mermaid 2-disc set is available at Disney Music Emporium and on iTunes.
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