BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Honoring the continuing legacy of the Disney music catalog, Walt Disney Records' newly launched site, Disney Music Emporium (DME), is a destination for collectible Disney music products that also features monthly columns by guest writers, a News tab for fun Disney facts, plus videos that exclusively debut on DME including behind-the-scenes of beloved soundtracks, The Lost Chords and more. The site will offer 15% off all purchases beginning Black Friday (Nov. 28) through Cyber Monday (Dec. 1).
The newest collectible offering available today is a pre-order for an Into the Woods bundle that includes the Deluxe Edition soundtrack featuring 20 songs and score with music and lyrics by Stephen Sondheim, plus 10 character art prints from the highly anticipated film, in theaters December 25th.
Also available at DME is the new collectible series, Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection, a line that celebrates the anniversaries of Disney's most cherished and classic films that have been enchanting audiences for generations.
The label honors one of the most beloved soundtracks of all time with the 25th anniversary release of Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection The Little Mermaid available today. The Little Mermaid collection features the songs and score from the film by Oscar®-winning composer Alan Menken and lyricist Howard Ashman on Disc One, twelve work tapes and song demos performed by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman on Disc Two, and a collectible 20-page booklet. Also included are liner notes by Alan Menken, John Musker (Co-writer, Director and Producer, "The Little Mermaid"), and Chris Montan (President of Walt Disney Music).
Menken said, "The greatest thing about what we do is create something that works in the moment, but also stands the test of time. For the last 25 years, a generation has grown up with 'The Little Mermaid' and it has so greatly influenced them. I hear all the time it's the soundtrack of so many people's lives, and that's a thrilling thing."
He continues, "The Legacy Collection reorganizes the material and allows the listener to be able to draw more out of it and enjoy it on another level. Technology has improved over the decades and going back to the masters results in better representations of the material on these CDs."
Commenting on Disc Two's song demos Menken adds, "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."
The CD cover and 20-page booklet feature newly created artwork inspired by "The Little Mermaid" from Lorelay Bove, a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios ("Tangled," "Winnie the Pooh," "Wreck-It Ralph"). The CD booklet also includes a sampling of visual development art from the film, with notes by Dave Bossert, Producer/Creative Director at Walt Disney Animation Studios.
The fifth release from The Legacy Collection will celebrate the 75th anniversary of Fantasia with a 4-disc set, which includes the Original Leopold Stokowski soundtrack, the digital re-recording by Irwin Kostal, bonus tracks and more on January 13, 2015. The Legacy Collection Fantasia is now available for pre-order at Amazon: http://smarturl.it/lcfama2
Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection The Little Mermaid 2-disc set is now available at http://smarturl.it/lclma1 and at Disney Music Emporium: disneymusicemporium.com. View The Legacy Collection The Little Mermaid product here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2To2-r5zxQk. For more information on Disney Music Emporium, please visit, DisneyMusicEmporium.com become a fan at Facebook.com/disneymusicemporium or follow us at Twitter.com/DisneyMusicEmp.
Maria Kleinman – Walt Disney Records/Disney Music Group
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