Under the Sea with The Walt Disney Legacy Collection
Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: The Little Mermaid
"Life under the sea is better than anything they've got up there." – Sebastian, The Little Mermaid
No truer words have been spoken, especially if you're a sea faring, mermaid wanna-be. I was around 8 years old when The Little Mermaid film was released to the world. Ariel was my favorite Disney Princess at the time, and Ursula is my favorite villainess of all time. I'm pretty sure that my alter ego is based on her coldness. It doesn't come out often, but I do tend to have the same sarcastic wit, I'm sure that's where I got it from. I can still sing along to the movie as if I were in the 80's. I'm sure my kids are thinking they are "poor unfortunate souls" when I get to jamming with my Disney music. C'est la vie!
Well, I am happy to share my thoughts and love for the film but especially for the music that makes the film! AND, keep reading because I am also happy to share that I'm hosting a giveaway and Walt Disney Records will be providing a special copy to one of YOU! But, if you're already loving what I have to say so far, you can just purchase your own copy of Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: The Little Mermaid now and if you win, hey, you can always have a cool gift on hand for that special Disney music lover in your life!
Happy 25th Anniversary to this beloved Disney classic!
Ariel is bold, courageous, curious ,and paved the way for independence for us as little girls. In some circles, Ariel was seen as a "rebellious" role model and she quickly was banned in some homes. However, gratefully my parents allowed me to watch and sing and dream. I must also say that Prince Eric was my first crush. Is it surprising that today I am now happily married to a dark-haired man that loves water (he used to be a diver)? Probably not. Ha!
I think that the entire story of Ariel encompasses one of finding yourself, being happy with who and where you are, and taking risks for not just love, but living a life that you want. There are morals in the story for both children and parents, like pretty much every Disney film... ever.
My favorite bonus, aside from the gorgeous presentation and cover art, is that there are two discs. Disc One has original songs and score of the entire film. It's like listening to the movie, and if you're like me, you can probably quote the dialogue within the songs. Disc Two has bonus content and includes 12 songs with Alan Menken and Howard Ashman's demos, work tapes and mockups. These are really awesome to hear, especially if you are a lover of the behind-the-scene workings of written composition and the process of creating music. I love hearing the composers and writers singing their own songs. My favorite demo is probably when Howard and Alan sing 'Daughters of Triton.'
Extra bonus? If you're a fan that loves to sing along, the beautiful cover includes a 20-page collectible booklet with the lyrics! Score!
Can you name Ariel's six sisters? :) - Aquata, Andrina, Arista, Atina, Adella, and Allana!
Check out the video below of Oscar® Winning Composer, Alan Menken, discussing Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection: The Little Mermaid!
Disney Music Emporium
Walt Disney Records recently launched its newest website, Disney Music Emporium (DME) at www.disneymusicemporium.com, where guests can purchase collectible music items, including the Walt Disney Records The Legacy Collection, a line that celebrates the anniversaries of Disney's most beloved and cherished classic films that have had a lasting legacy throughout the years.
Please note: If it comes to this blogger’s attention that the winner of this giveaway has won on an additional blog for this same prize, this blog reserves the right to choose another winner.
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Clicking the above link will send you to the giveaway tab on Sparks of Magic's Facebook page, where all entries will be conducted through woobox.com. Winner will be chose at random on January 15, 2015. Prize will be sent directly from Walt Disney Records within 4-6 weeks of winning.