Earlier this year, Walt Disney Records recognized the milestone anniversaries of a dozen of its most treasured movies with The Legacy Collection. The acclaimed series of special edition soundtracks included exclusive new content and artwork sold each soundtrack separately.
Now, Disney is wrapping all 12 special edition releases into a perfect holiday bundle: The Legacy Collection Box Set. The first-of-its-kind collection combines the massive body of Walt Disney’s musical and visual masterpieces into a single package.
In celebration of its release, Walt Disney Records is offering special discounts on the box set with different offers now through Christmas Day on disneymusicemporium.com.
We’re suckers for trivia and fun facts so here’s The Legacy Collection Box Set by the numbers:
- 400 – Songs/instrumentals
- 75 – Deleted songs and demos
- 28 – CDs
- 25 – Hours of musical magic
- 12 – Walt Disney remastered movie soundtracks
- 5 – Includes 5 of Disney’s 12 Academy-Award winners for “Best Original Songs.”
- 1 – The Legacy Collection marks the 1st time a Disney box set features exclusive new artwork with a unified theme across the entire collection
Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Box Set 12-album, 28-disc set is available now.
Full announcement below.
Walt Disney’s The Legacy Collection Box Set: Share The Gift Of Disney Music And Legacy This Holiday Season
BURBANK, Calif., Nov. 16, 2015 — One of this year’s most acclaimed series of special edition albums, the long-awaited, 12-album, 28-disc collectors’ box gift set Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection is now available. The individual albums celebrate the anniversaries of Disney’s most cherished and classic films that have been enchanting audiences for generations.
This CD series combines great songs, background scores and rare recordings from over a half-century of animation classics–plus music from Disneyland® Park. In addition to remastered tracks, each album in Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Box Set comes in its own hardcover book, filled with art treasures, exclusive essays, and new illustrations by Lorelay Bove, a visual development artist at Walt Disney Animation Studios (“Tangled”, “Winnie the Pooh”, “Wreck-It Ralph”). Bove was recently named one of ’10 Animators to Watch’ by Variety (March 3, 2015) and her art can be seen in the hardcover book, Lovely: Ladies of Animation: The Art of Lorelay Bove, Brittney Lee, Claire Keane, Lisa Keene, Victoria Ying and Helen Chen.
Designed for display, all 12 albums are presented in a specially fitted collectors’ slipcase. The 28-disc Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Box Set contains over 130 songs; 270 instrumentals; 75 “Lost Chords” deleted songs and demos; and much more–totaling over 25 hours of matchless entertainment for all ages.
The 12 albums in the new box set are as follows:
The Lion King
The Oscar® and Grammy®-winning songs by Elton John and score by Hans Zimmer plus 30 minutes of expanded underscore andLost Chords demos not used in the film.
Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke in an artistic triumph of Walt Disney and the Sherman Brothers, including the debut new recording of the lost song, “The Eyes of Love.” Album includes the Sherman Brothers’ demos of the film’s songs and is the largest collection ofLost Chords original demos and new versions in the entire series.
The magnificent music of Tchaikovsky is transformed into one of Disney’s most dramatic and memorable scores, plus special versions from vinyl record master tracks.
The Little Mermaid
Howard Ashman and Alan Menken’s multi-award-winning music and songs with the original demo recordings and previously unreleased background score.
Leopold Stokowski’s complete FantaSound score from the innovative film, the complete digital score conducted by Irwin Kostal plus bonus tracks by Sterling Holloway.
One of the most brilliant scores in movie history—it introduced “When You Wish Upon a Star”—plus six new-to-CD Mickey Mouse Club songs sung by Jiminy Cricket (Cliff Edwards).
The Oscar®-nominated score and all the songs from the animated classic, plus The Lost Chords, featuring 7 original demos and new versions.
Randy Newman’s hit songs and score from the Disney/Pixar’s landmark animated feature, as well as bonus tracks and three never-before-released background tracks.
Majestic music of Alan Menken, lyrics by Stephen Schwartz (“Wicked”) plus songs that were deleted from the finished score and original demos sung by Menken himself.
Lady and the Tramp
An eagerly requested soundtrack in the series showcasing the vocal and songwriting genius of Peggy Lee, plus bonus track and rare demos.
From the Disney film favorite comes the famous score, including songs by the Sherman Brothers, the voices of Phil Harris andMaurice Chevallier. This is the first time the original soundtrack has been available in its entirety.
Beginning with the recordings from the opening day of Disneyland in 1955, the collection guides the listener down Main Street U.S.A., through the greatest attractions, shows and lands that exist today and those that are a happy memory.
The release of Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection Box Set marks the first time such a massive body of musical and visual masterworks have been contained in a single package.
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