The rights holders are often so reluctant to release classic material that I would be happy with any version of iTunes so long as it is officially released -- the sooner the better. The longer the wait, the greater chance that it will never come out at all - or unfavorable conditions will cycle...
Me too! Hey, Randy - - We haven't seen an iTunes Disneyland/Vista catalog release since last January (WDL Sleeping Beauty)! I'm sure you are cooking up other good things but I'm starting to fret about the MIA Annette LPs and soundtracks. We need 'em all!
Hope there is some word on more...
Happy to help! It's one of my favorite tracks too -- and very meaningful. Beyond the priceless nostalgic value, the 1967 lyrics are almost a "mission statement" for Walt Disney's body of work and what it stood for.
The original soundtrack 1967 version "Walt Disney's Wonderful World of Color" theme with complete lyrics was licensed by Disney to TV Tunes some years back and can be found on "Television's Greatest Hits Vol 4: Black and White Classics" - - CD is now out of print but quite common used. Track is...
>>What would be the point of having 2 major recording stars in a musical movie and then not selling the soundtrack? If the reason it was never released was that the recording costs are too high, that means they were too high compared to what the Company projected they would sell in CD's. Pretty sad.
I have that single - - minus the picture sleeve. Fun song. I remember the show well from frequent runs on The Wonderful World of Color.
Can't help but think of Chico now that I live near Hollywood and hear the coyotes howl back at the sirens during the night.
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I LOVE that WDL album - - thanks Randy. Too bad we couldn't get the Mary Martin and Darlene and The Commanders and Camarata tracks too while the Sleeping Beauty gravy train was moving through - - but I'm happy and grateful for whatever you can do!
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Thanks for letting us know. I hope new titles come soon as possible.
By research, do you mean legal issues primarily?
If there is ever any danger of you leaving or the program ending, please skip the restoration and just dump as many masters as you can online all at once!
The European CD soundtrack of The Aristocats is well-worth finding (includes some of the score) and comes with several different covers.
And the older European CD of Sleeping Beauty is a must - - it is the full version of the original Disneyland/Buena Vista stereo soundtrack LP with the...
Here's some more fun info on the awesome "Disneyland Showtime" episode of "Wonderful World of Disney" (in which Kids of the Kingdom appeared):