What's the matter with me? I was just in my local Wal-Mart -- and there it was! Just one copy. I don't know if its just out, or if its been out for weeks, or even if the store broke street date. I picked it up, looked it over. Put it down. Picked it up. Liked the idea of SmashMouth doing "Wanna Be Like You". Rest of the songs said "Inspired by Disney's The Jungle Book 2". The last four said "from WDR's Wild Safarai Sing-Along". Very scary, indeed. Then, in the fine print, I see the name of our old friend, Randy Thornton and I think, "this can't be all bad if Randy's involved." So, for $9.88, its mine. I'm still unsure as I approach the register. But, I also say to myself I haven't purchased any Disney music in a loooooooooooooong time. I think the Return to Neverland OST was my last purchase. Well, there WAS Disney Mania. (Where is ANY new WDW music?!?!) So, as I sit here, typing this, I am listening to my CD of "The Jungle Book 2". The SmashMouth cut is fine and will be re-listened to. Oh. Right now Colonel Hathi's March from the original Jungle Book is playing (with J. Pat O'Malley). I forgot to mention that cut was included, too. My lone track review will be of the "The Bare Necessities" with Goodman and Osment. : :-X How many synonyms for awful are there? I know I won't be going to see this movie, but I really wonder why, with all the fine impressionists there are in this world, Disney wouldn't have hired someone to impersonate Phil Harris if they HAD to make a sequel to The Jungle Book? I guess that begs the question why try to update that fine movie 35 years later? Of course, it DOES sound like Sully from Monster's Inc. is singing Bare Necessities. I'm going to guess they aren't even going to try and deal with Louis Prima. But, that's just a guess. Why should I think I could ever understand what Disney will do? Well, I've now heard it all. The Wild Safari Sing-Along songs are worthless and annoying. The entire CD clocks at 29:11!!! Bottom Line. I shoulda left the CD in the bin.