Disney to Release Boxed Set Celebrating 90 Years of Disney Music

'Disney Classics' Boxed SetOn the heels of the company’s 90th anniversary, Walt Disney Records will release a boxed set titled ‘Disney Classics’ on November 11, 2013. A CD version is available for pre-order from Amazon while a download only version is available for pre-order from iTunes.

The four-disc retrospective will highlight just a small portion of Disney’s epic role in the history of music in the realms of cinema, television, theme parks and more.

According to the description posted earlier this morning on Amazon, the discs are broken up as follows. Also available on Amazon is a video from Walt Disney Record’s Randy Thornton, introducing the collection.

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‘Frozen’ Soundtrack to Feature Demos, Deleted Songs (Full Tracklist, Minor Spoilers)

Disney 'Frozen' Original Motion Picture SoundtrackFollowing the announcement (and release) of Demi Lovato’s recording of ‘Let It Go’ for the original motion picture soundtrack of Disney’s Frozen from Walt Disney Animation Studios, Disney has published the full track list via iTunes which has now made it available for pre-order alongside other e-tailers such as Amazon.com (who is listing it in CD format). Lovato’s single has also been released as of today and is available digitally from both iTunes and Amazon. The music video for ‘Let it Go’ as performed by Lovato will debut exclusively on ABC’s ‘Good Morning America’ on November 1.

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LISTEN: ‘Let It Go’ by Demi Lovato from Disney’s ‘Frozen’

After a successful Twitter campaign using the hashtag #DemiFrozen, Walt Disney Studios has released its track of Demi Lovato performing ‘Let It Go’ from the original motion picture soundtrack for Frozen from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The song is performed in the film by Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel).

To promote the announcement, a Twitter campaign has been started with the hashtag #DemiFrozen which will unlock the recording at frozensocialsnowstorm.com. In the interview posted below, Lovato has also confirmed a music video for the recording has been produced.

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Demi Lovato’s ‘Frozen’ Song Revealed to be ‘Let It Go’

It has just been confirmed that recording sensation Demi Lovato has recorded ‘Let it Go’ to be featured on the upcoming original motion picture soundtrack for Frozen from Walt Disney Animation Studios. The song is performed in the film by Elsa (voiced by Idina Menzel).

To promote the announcement, a Twitter campaign has been started with the hashtag #DemiFrozen which will unlock the recording at frozensocialsnowstorm.com. In the interview posted below, Lovato has also confirmed a music video for the recording has been produced.

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‘Lady Gaga & Muppets Holiday Spectacular’ Airs Thanksgiving on ABC

LADY GAGA, KERMIT THE FROG (ABC/ Rick Rowell) On Thanksgiving night, November 28 at 9:30 pm ET/PT, the ABC Television Network will air the 90-minute special, ‘Lady Gaga & The Muppets’ Holiday Spectacular.’ The broadcast offers an avant-garde twist on the classic holiday variety show as Lady Gaga goes backstage with The Muppets, making a performance dream come true for the multi-platinum singer songwriter when they combine forces to sing holiday favorites and Lady Gaga hits.

‘I was so excited when ABC called me about doing a holiday special this year,’ said Lady Gaga. ‘I knew it just wouldn’t be a complete night of laughter and memories without The Muppets! Can’t wait to see the gang again and I hope Miss Piggy’s still not mad about Kermit. We’re just friends!’

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DMG Nashville: Disney’s Quiet Return to Country Music

DMG Nashville logoMore than four years ago, Disney Music Group closed the doors of its country music label, Lyric Street Records. Despite its size, it represented some of the largest acts in country music including SHeDAISY and — most notably — Rascal Flatts. While Disney attempted to shift most of its acts to other music divisions, the most successful of the lot took the news by leaving Disney altogether.

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‘Haunted Mansion Holiday,’ ‘”it’s a small world” Holiday’ Soundtracks Releasing Digitally in September

'Haunted Mansion Holiday' / 'it's a small world Holiday'After introducing several older (and current) theme park-only albums to the digital download sector this year, Walt Disney Music continues the trend with the soundtracks to two of the Disneyland Resort’s traditions — ‘Haunted Mansion Holiday‘ and ‘“it’s a small world” Holiday.’ Both soundtracks will be available beginning September 10, 2013 and are currently listed on Amazon.

Initially released in 2003, ‘Haunted Mansion Holiday‘ features the vocal talents of Corey Burton. Jack Skellington of Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas fame, who temporarily takes up residence in the parks’ classic Haunted Mansion attraction, pays tribute to several classic Christmas carols with a nightmarish twist. The album also features a recorded ride-through of the holiday overlay.

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‘The Little Mermaid: Greatest Hits’ to Feature New Music by Carly Rae Jepsen, Felicia Barton

'The Little Mermaid: Greatest Hits'On September 24, 2013, Walt Disney Records will release The Little Mermaid: Greatest Hits in support of The Little Mermaid Diamond Edition on Blu-ray October 1, 2013.

Featuring music from and inspired by The Little Mermaid, the album will also feature two additional covers by contemporary recording artists Carly Rae Jepsen and American Idol semi-finalist, Felicia Barton. Jepsen, whose video will also be featured on the Blu-ray bonus features, has covered ‘Part Of Your World’ which has just been released as a single via both iTunes and Amazon. Barton, meanwhile, will tackle ‘Kiss the Girl’ in a track titled ‘The Real Thing.’

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‘What I Likes’ ‘Mary Poppins’ Video Remix by Pogo

Australian video remix artist Nick Bertke (aka Pogo) has just released his latest Disney collaboration, ‘What I Likes’ featuring audio and video from the Walt Disney classic, Mary Poppins, featuring Julie Andrews and Dick Van Dyke. You can find the video embedded below.

‘What I Likes’ comes as Mary Poppins is about to celebrate its 50th anniversary and as Disney is preparing to release a film based on the actual events that lead to its production, Saving Mr. Banks in which Walt Disney attempts to court author P.L. Travers in his quest to turn her stories into a film.

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‘Saving Mr. Banks’ Soundtrack by Thomas Newman Available December 10

Walt Disney (Tom Hanks) shows Disneyland to "Mary Poppins" author P.L. Travers (Emma Thompson) in Disney's "Saving Mr. Banks," releasing in U.S. theaters limited on December 13, 2013 and wide on December 20, 2013. Ph: François Duhamel ©Disney Enterprises, Inc. All Rights Reserved.Ahead of any official announcement and without many details, Amazon.com has begun listing the official original motion picture soundtrack to Disney’s Saving Mr. Banks for a release date of December 10. The film is slated to open in limited release beginning December 13 with a wide release, a week later on December 20. Composed by Thomas Newman, the Saving Mr. Banks soundtrack, deluxe edition, consists of two CDs and is now available for pre-order.

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