Monday, August 16, 2010

Disneyland's Mainstreet Music Shop

While surfing the net the other day, I happened upon this awesome photo from the Wonderland Music Store on Disneyland's Mainstreet. My eyes glazed over as I clicked on the photo to make it full size and I saw racks full of Disney vinyl just waiting to be purchased by happy Disneyland shoppers. I am not sure of the date of the photo but from the albums I can see on display I would guess this photo is from the mid 70's.
Going along with my last post talking about Disney releasing vinyl records again, I have to say that I would LOVE to walk into a shop on Mainstreet today and be greeted with a display like this! And if I had a time machine, I'm sure I'd have to take a trip back to 1979 to visit this shop, with a pocket full of cash!
Thanks to the great blog by amazing Disney designer Kevin Kidney for posting this photo.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Princess and the Frog Soundtrack Vinyl Record

Princess the the Frog vinyl LP soundtrackWhile I was surfing the net tonight I was listening to my iTunes library and on came the soundtrack to the recent Disney animated film Princess and the Frog. As the songs were playing, I happened upon a web site that had some gorgeous images of picture discs of various old Disney films. That got me to thinking. I wonder if Disney has released any of their recent film soundtracks as vinyl records? It is kind of popular for bands to do it these days - release a limited edition vinyl version of their album as a collectible for fans. A lot of record stores now even have a small section devoted to these new vinyl releases. But, alas, after doing a few minutes of Google searching, it would seem that Disney has not jumped on the retro vinyl band wagon. That's too bad, as I am sure they would find that they would have a decent market among Disney collectors. I know I would be buying them!
I put together a quick Photoshop version of the Princess and the Frog LP which may just get you as excited for new Disney vinyl as I am! C'mon Disney, you have never been known to miss a marketing opportunity.