Even More Park Music

Just in time for the upcoming holidays, two new theme park-related music albums were released to online music stores — Haunted Mansion Holiday and it’s a small world holiday.

HMHThis album was sold as a complementary soundtrack to The Nightmare Before Christmas overlay of Disneyland’s Haunted Mansion some years back.  It features a collection of “scarols” that were part of the sing-a-long aspect of waiting in the long line of the attraction queue as well as a ride-through of the attraction itself.  It has been out of print for some time.

Haunted Mansion Holiday: iTunes | Amazon

SWHThis EP features the fanfare and clock parade in addition to the annual overlay that takes place on Disneyland’s it’s a small world attraction.

it’s a small world holiday: iTunes | Amazon

As of this posting, each album is $7.99 at each of the two online retailers linked above.  Individual songs are available for purchase but the only way to get either of the ride-through soundtracks is to purchase the entire album.  The Haunted Mansion is not a bad price — far cheaper than the CD was selling for at the park years ago.  I bought it at $19.98 and did a review on StartedByAMouse.com about it.  I’m not sure how much the small world one sold for at the park but I probably balked at buying it basically for one song.  I feel much the same way about it in digital format, though I’ll probably pony up the $7.99 to get it.

I’m liking the availability of these park albums and songs, both from the convenience of downloading at home as well as the fact that out-of-print material is becoming available once again.  What are your feelings about the parks’ song availability?  Have you bought any to add to your collection?

~ Matt

More Theme Park Music

In a previous post, I listed some of the various theme park music that is available for sale on online stores such as iTunes and Amazon.  Well, two more albums chock full of Disney theme park music have arrived.

WDWOfficialAlbumWalt Disney World – Official Album: iTunes | Amazon

DLOfficialAlbumDisneyland – Official Album: iTunes | Amazon

As of this posting, the versions from Amazon are each $1 cheaper than iTunes ($18.99 vs. $19.99).  Many of the songs posted from these two “disc” collections are also available for individual purchase ($1.29 both stores).

While I have much of the music offered on the albums from previous purchases, some of the longer and newer titles that I don’t have are only available with the purchase of the full album.  Looks like I’ll probably wind up with the 49th duplicate version of Yo Ho (A Pirate’s Life for Me) in order to get The Little Mermaid Melody, for example.  But since I do enjoy theme park music in general and attraction ride throughs in particular, it looks like I’ll be adding these two new albums to my expansive collection of Disney music.

~ Matt

Theme Park Music

In Episode 19, I mentioned that Disney theme park music was starting to show up for download on the various online music stores.  Today, the two latest were released – SpectroMagic and Disney’s Electrical Parade.

Below, I’ve compiled some of the titles that are currently available for download with links to iTunes or Amazon, where available:

SpectroMagicSpectroMagic – EP: iTunes | Amazon

ElectricalParadeDisney’s Electrical Parade: iTunes | Amazon

CircleSessionsThe Circle Sessions (The Music of Carthay Circle): iTunes | Amazon

CircleSessionsPianoThe Circle Sessions (Piano Performances from “Carthay Circle”): iTunes | Amazon

DisneysCaliforniaAdventureDisney’s California Adventure: iTunes | Amazon

AladdinMusicalDisney’s Aladdin: A Musical Spectacular: iTunes | Amazon

WaltDisneyTakesYoutoDisneylandWalt Disney Takes You to Disneyland: iTunes

EchoesofDisneylandEchoes of Disneyland: iTunes

DateNiteAtDisneylandDate Night at Disneyland With The Elliott Brothers Band: iTunes

FirehouseFiveFirehouse Five Plus Two At Disneyland: iTunes | Amazon

SlueFootSueSlue-Foot Sue’s Golden Horseshoe Review: iTunes | Amazon

PiratesoftheCaribbeanPirates of the Caribbean: iTunes | Amazon

HauntedMansionThe Haunted Mansion: iTunes | Amazon

CountryBearJamboreeCountry Bear Jamboree (Original Soundtrack): iTunes

WaltDisneyWorldBandWalt Disney World Band: iTunes

FindingNemoFinding Nemo: The Musical: iTunes | Amazon

WishesWalt Disney World Wishes – A Magical Gathering of Disney Dreams: iTunes | Amazon

CandlelightCandlelight Processional: iTunes | Amazon

WinterWonderlandWinter Wonderland (From “Osborne Family Spectacle of Dancing Lights”): iTunes | Amazon

And Steve mentioned listening to music from these two albums while aboard the Disney Cruise Line –

Heigh-HoMozartHeigh-Ho Mozart: iTunes | Amazon

BibbidiBobbidiBachBibbidi Bobbidi Bach: iTunes | Amazon

There are also albums, soundtracks and songs available to purchase on CD or as individual tracks on other records. Look around and see what you can find.  You never know when — or where — your favorite park music may appear.

– Matt