Complete Scores


Karalora

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I'm still getting the hang of this site, so my apologies if this information is freely available somewhere and I'm missing it...

What all Disney (animated) films have had releases of their complete scores, either as a general release or as a special promotional thing? I have three: The Lion King, Mulan, and Meet the Robinsons, and would like more. I find that most of the "soundtracks" that get released in stores around the time of a film's premiere contain far too little BGM for my tastes.
 

thx99

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What all Disney (animated) films have had releases of their complete scores, either as a general release or as a special promotional thing? I have three: The Lion King, Mulan, and Meet the Robinsons, and would like more. I find that most of the "soundtracks" that get released in stores around the time of a film's premiere contain far too little BGM for my tastes.
I agree with you on the last point, but unfortunately, it's the nature of the beast when it comes to film music CDs receiving widespread commercial releases. You typically never get the complete scores.

To my knowledge, there is no legitimate complete score release for The Lion King. The German commercial release (and possibly those of other countries outside of the US) includes one additional track compared to the US version; however, even with this additional track, I don't believe it constitutes the complete score.

In addition to the OST, Mulan received a promotional "For Your Consideration" Academy Awards release of Goldsmith's score, which was not meant for public consumption but which spread quickly throughout the collectors' arena. I don't know if this CD includes the complete score, however.

And I have no idea about Meet the Robinsons.

Most "complete scores" labeled as "promotional releases" or "promos" from the composer are really nothing more than fan-made compilations consisting of tracks from the OST, re-recordings, composer websites, and worst of all, rips from the rear channels of DVDs. They tend to be of very poor quality or in the least, inconsistent in quality from track-to-track. For proper and authorized CD releases of complete scores, usually in limited quantities, see labels such as Intrada, Film Score Monthly, and Varese Sarabande, and of course, seek out Randy Thornton's fantastic efforts with restoring and releasing the scores from the classic animated Disney films.
 

BLM07

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If you know how to disable the center speaker for the Lion King DVD, the score is pretty well isolated. Besides a few sound effects, it's kinda cool to hear. Even get karaoke versions of the songs too.
 

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