Walt Disney Records has announced it will kick off its 60th anniversary with a special event titled ‘An Evening with Alan Menken’ to take placce on June 1 at the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles. General admission tickets for $25 are now currently on presale exclusively to American Express cardholders with a public sale scheduled for May 20 at 12 pm PDT. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit the official event page.
To further commemorate the label’s milestone, 60 titles will be available on sale at Apple Music, Amazon and Google Play, plus Spotify’s playlist highlights the most beloved musical classics and current hits from Disney movies, television shows, and theme parks.
The selected albums and tracks represent numerous key releases that have been important to the label and The Walt Disney Company (TWDC) such as “Some Day My Prince Will Come” from Snow White (first soundtrack), “When You Wish Upon a Star” from Pinocchio (theme song for TWDC), “The Ballad of Davy Crockett” (first single from a television show), “Monkey’s Uncle” by Annette Funicello (the label’s first teen sensation), tracks from Mary Poppins (album held the #1 position on Billboard’s Top 200 Chart for 14 weeks) and “Hakuna Matata” from The Lion King (soundtrack earned WDR its first Diamond Award from the R.I.A.A., certifying sales of 10 million units). Also highlighted is the chart-topping multi-platinum Frozen soundtrack, Star Wars: The Force Awakens, Disney-Pixar classics (Toy Story, Finding Nemo, Inside Out and more), plus albums and songs from Disney Channel Original Movies and series including and High School Musical and Hannah Montana.
A special 10″ Mickey Mouse Club vinyl picture disc (Side A: “Mickey Mouse March”; Side B: “Mickey Mouse Club Alma Mater”) will also be available later this year
The special 60(th) Anniversary commemorative artwork was designed by UK-based graphic artist Steven Wilson.