Thursday, August 6, 2009

D23 Exclusive CD's

Now available for pre-order are these 2 D23 exclusive CD's. Both are must haves as far as I'm concerned. In 1969, this Disneyland Records Storyteller album was released to commemorate the opening of The Haunted Mansion. Intended as a simple promotional album, this recording has become a cherished childhood memory for many a Disneyland® Resort guest. The Story and Song From The Haunted Mansion includes original scenes and effects that never made it into the final attraction as it follows the story of two teenagers (voiced by Robie Lester and a young Ron Howard) who take refuge inside the eerie mansion during a mysterious rainstorm. First time on CD. A Halloween must have for collectors.Available exclusively to D23 members to own September 10, 2009.

Celebrate the sountrack to our lives with Walt Disney's favorite songwriters and the Sherman Brothers Songbook, a newly restored special 2-CD set with 59 tracks, including 6 songs never-before-released on CD, and 26 rare tracks. Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman were hired by Walt Disney himself as his first and only staff songwriters. Their music has been an important part of motion pictures, theme park attractions, television productions, records, compact discs, and Broadway shows -- entertaining millions of people all over the world. Presented here are 59 songs in over 2 1/2 hours of total playing time highlighting the Sherman Brothers' incredibly prolific Disney years - from Annette's 1959 hit Tall Paul to their work from The Tigger Movie in 2000. Newly restored with the latest digital technology, this collection features not only their landmark hits from Mary Poppins, Winnie the Pooh, The Jungle Book, and ''it's a small world'', but a number of their other classics, many available for the first time on CD. Their voluminous repertoire is only matched by their musical versatility -- composing in styles from rock 'n roll and English music hall to samba and march. These genres and more are represented as we travel through the Sherman Brothers' Disney career from the very beginning. The extensive liner notes reveal the stories behind the songs; illustrated with candid photos of the Shermans at work, and with the star-studded gallery of artists who performed their classic songs. Artists such as Annette Funicello, Fred MacMurray, Hayley Mills , Maurice Chevalier, Julie Andrews, Dick Van Dyke, Louis Armstrong and Angela Lansbury. Available exclusively to D23 members to own September 10, 2009.

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