Monday, October 12, 2015

Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of The Haunted House 2015 Vinyl LP Record

Today when I visited my local HMV music store, I was there to pick up a few special orders; Annihilator "Suicide Society", New Years Day "Malevolence" and Queensryche "Condition Human". While I was in the store, I took a look though the vinyl section and to my surprise, found a vinyl copy of Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House. The front has a sticker which states: "The original 1964 classic collection of spooky sound effects available on vinyl for the first time in over 30 years". Great move Disney... I have many copies of the original, and today, I 'had to' buy this copy. How could I walk out of the store without a shiny new copy of this record?
This was the first Disney record I ever owned as a kid, although my copy was the later version with an orange 'Halloween' looking cover. As a ten year old, I remember playing it over and over and thinking it was so cool. Listening to it today, it's hard not to chuckle at all the cheesy stuff that makes up this strange album.
On the back there is a 'Walt Disney Records Vinyl Vault Collection' logo. I was hoping to find a web site filled with new and upcoming Disney vinyl releases, but sadly I could not find anything about Vinyl Vault online. In fact I could not find much about this at all, although once I knew to look for it, I found it listed on Amazon.
Disney 2015 Vinyl LP Record, Haunted Mansion

Disney 2015 Vinyl LP Record, Haunted Mansion

Disney 2015 Vinyl LP Record, Haunted Mansion

Disney 2015 Vinyl LP Record, Haunted Mansion

Thursday, July 9, 2015

Walt Disney's Three Little Pigs

Yesterday I picked up a neat record at a thrift shop for just 25 cents. I had never seen this one before, so even though it was in rough shape with black electrical tape all around the edges and the original owners name and address on the front cover, I gladly picked it up! After carefully removing the electrical tape from around the outside edge and then placing it into a nice sealed album sleeve, it looks pretty nice in my collection. Its amazing how something that I almost didn't pick up because it was in such bad shape, ends up looking so good in my collection once a little TLC is given to it.
This is Walt Disney's "Three Little Pigs" A Capitol Record Reader, told by Don Wilson with members of the original cast. Adapted and produced by Alan Livingston. This version was manufactured in Canada by Capitol Records Canada, LTD.

Side 1
The Three Little Pigs adapted by Alan Livingston from the Walt Disney production, along with Don Wilsonian Original Cast music adapted by Billy May.

Side 2 contains a few miscellaneous Disney classics;
Whistle While You Work & The Dwarfs's Yodel Song
Hi Diddle Dee Dee & Little Wooden Head
Little April Shower & Give a Little Whistle
Heigh-Ho & Bluddle Uddle Um Dum
When I See an Elephant Fly & Casey Junior
Uncle Remus Said & Look Out For Mr. Stork
Happy Jack Smith

Thursday, February 12, 2015

New Disney Picture Disc 45 RPM Singles

With the resurgence in vinyl records, we are seeing more and more Disney related vinyl releases, and two of my favorite recent releases are two Disney 7 inch picture disc 45s.

The first was released on November 28th, 2014, as part of a special Black Friday Record Store Day event. It is the Frozen Holiday release with Side A "Do You Want to Build a Snowman?" and Side B "In Summer".

The second was released along with the release of the Big Hero 6 soundtrack. This record has the Fall Out Boy song "Immortals" on both sides of the disc.

I am not a real fan of picture disc LPs, but I do love picture disc 45s. The reason being that with a 45, chances are I won't ever bother playing it - although I did play both of these just for the fun of it (I think this may have been the first time my new turntable has ever been switched to the 45 speed). With an LP, I will almost assuredly play it a bunch, and the regular vinyl albums tend to sound better than the picture disc releases which often sound scratchy even on a first play. And, to me, a LP is supposed to be black.