Last weekend, Frozen songwriters Bobby Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez held a benefit show for the lower school at Poly Prep in Brooklyn. Joined by stage veteran Kerry Butler and her husband — and ‘Sesame Street’ head writer and puppeteer — Joey Mazzarino, along with a spectacular Olaf puppet, the Oscar Award-winning pair led an audience of mostly students through the process of writing the music for one of the most successful animated films in history.
The official track lists for both the standard edition soundtrack and deluxe edition soundtrack for Disney’s Into the Woods (December 25, 2014), have been published on Amazon. Comparing the soundtrack listing to the original cast recording does present some changes, however: ‘I Guess This Is Goodbye / Maybe They’re Magic’ is not included here; ‘First Midnight’ does not appear to be included; ‘Careful My Toe’ by Christine Baranski has a track; ‘Agony (reprise),’ ‘Back to the Palace,’ and ‘Boom Crunch’ are all missing.
Last month, we told you about a limited edition bundle for Big Hero 6 which combines the Big Hero 6 soundtrack on CD (which is already available separately later this month — the digital release is already available), a 7″ vinyl single of Fall Out Boy’s ‘Immortals’ sporting the face of Baymax and an exclusive poster.
Today we have good news for those who aren’t married to the poster but want the 7″ vinyl — it too will be available a la carte. Amazon is now listing it for a December 16, 2014 release. Walt Disney Records has confirmed to us that it is the same vinyl that will be available in the limited edition bundle.
Featuring music by Kevin Kiner from all six seasons of the animated series, ‘Star Wars: The Clone Wars,’ the official soundtrack will make its official digital debut on November 10, 2014 (or at least it’s expected as much, as per the new listing on Amazon). In addition, a special vinyl edition of the soundtrack from the first season is slated for a December 9, 2014 release. Although no official details have been released as of yet, we have reason to believe there will be a downloadable component to the soundtrack for those that do purchase the vinyl edition.
Although not quite as substantial as its bigger brother, internationally-supported Record Store Day enjoys a second go-around each year in respect to Black Friday. Although Disney’s contributions to Record Store Day have been few in number, they are often substantial and November 28, 2014 is no different. After enjoying CD, digital and even a couple of vinyl releases, the best selling soundtrack to Marvel’s Guardians of the Galaxy is returning to where it belongs: audio cassette.
The limited edition release is exclusive to Record Store Day and can be found at participating independent record stores.
As we previously announced on Twitter, Amazon has begun listing the original motion picture soundtrack for Walt Disney Animation Studios’ Big Hero 6 (November 7, 2014) with an anticipated release date of November 24, 2014. UPDATE: Disney has confirmed November 24 as the physical release with a digital release of November 4.
As we also confirmed last week, ‘Immortals’ by Fall Out Boy will be the end title track for the film and as a result, an official ‘music video’ for the song has been released. The single is also currently available on iTunes. You can watch the new music video embedded below.
Commemorating its 25th anniversary, The Little Mermaid will be the fourth entry in Disney Music Emporium’s Legacy Collection and will be released on November 24, 2014 (now available for pre-order). This beautiful book-bound two disc collectible set features the award winning music from the film, never before released demos and working tapes from Howard Ashman and Alan Menken and more. Exclusively illustrated by the talented Lorelay Bove, WDR The Legacy Collection is a musical masterpiece every fan will enjoy.
While it definitely won’t go down in history as one of the longest soundtracks in history, the tracklist for Disney’s Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day original motion picture soundtrackhas popped up online at Amazon with a digital release date of October 7, 2014. The soundtrack appears to be a mixture of new and previously released tracks as well as the apparent debut of ‘IDK & The Whatevs,’ which is likely composed in part of one of the film’s stars, Bella Thorne, though nothing official has been announced yet.
The full tracklist is as follows:
Marvel and Hollywood Records have announced three editions of the official original motion picture soundtrack to Guardians of the Galaxy (August 1, 2014) available on July 29, 2014: ‘The Guardians of the Galaxy Deluxe’ soundtrack features classic 1970s songs from the film plus the score by composer Tyler Bates ; ‘Guardians of the Galaxy Awesome Mix Vol. 1′ is the collection of 12 songs including Blue Swede’s ‘Hooked on a Feeling,’ ‘I’m Not in Love’ by 10cc, Redbone’s ‘Come and Get Your Love,’ and The Runaways’ ‘Cherry Bomb;’ and Guardians of the Galaxy digital score soundtrack. The soundtrack is currently available for pre-order from Amazon.
Walt Disney Records and Disney Theatrical have released the original cast recording of ‘Friend Like Me’ as performed by Tony Award nominee James Monroe Iglehart as the Genie in the Broadway musical’s showstopping number. You can hear the song in its entirety embedded below.
In addition to Iglehart’s nomination, the show was also nominated for four other awards: Best Musical, Best Book of a Musical (Chad Beguelin), Best Original Score (Music and/or Lyrics) Written for the Theatre (Music: Alan Menken, Lyrics: Howard Ashman, Tim Rice and Chad Begeulin) and Best Choreography (Casey Nicholaw).