Disney's Rock Around The Mouse - TDR CD


Hey there, Hi there, Ho there,

the daytime summer time show in Tokyo Disneyland this year is "Disney's Rock around the Mouse" presented on the stage in front of the castle. While I watched the show, this was from a bad point of view in the back, as I did not have any luck in the lottery for the seating.

Basically the show features Mickey and friends in a Highschool and a Diner setting in the US in the 50s doing some great old Rock'n'Roll hits. Certainly the villains show up too and try to take the party over without success. To get to the stage the characters board old 50s stiyle cars and have a mini-parade from next to the Haunted Mansion along the parade route to the front of the castle. To cool down guests the cars spray water, the dancers are also running us "cheerleaders" in the parade. Actually I thought the parade was more fun than the show.

The show and the soundtrack CD released this year feature the following sounds:
Great Balls of Fire
Rock Around the Mouse
Who Put the Bomp in the Bomp Bomp Bomp
Hound Dog
Johnny Angel
Little Darlin'
Tutti Frutti
Rock and Roll Music
High School Confidential
Jailhouse Rock
Night Train
The Wanderer
Mister Sandman
Leader of the Pack
One Fine Day
Johnny B. Goode
Be True To Your School
My Boyfriend's Back
The Twist
Rock a Hula
Shake Rattle and Roll
Rock and Roll Is Here To Stay

While I usually enjoy songs of this type and the recording is technically well done, somehow it can not really get me interested now if I play it at home. I have not yet figured out why so.