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The folks at Disney Music Emporium have compiled a brilliant collection of songs from The Little Mermaid, one of my all-time favorite Disney movies, so I naturally jumped at the chance to be able to review this new release. The Little Mermaid brings back some great memories- and the music is naturally a big, big part of that. And great news- they’re giving me a copy to give away to one lucky reader- keep reading to find out more! Being a redhead of course everyone always made me play Ariel when did did make believe and honestly, I wasn’t complaining because I love her.
The two disc set comes packaged in a handsomely-bound hardback ‘book’ that fits the CD’s inside, and lists the contents for each disc. The cover art is a new interpretation of The Little Mermaid and its a really lovely look. This art theme is continued throughout the lyrics booklet that comes with the set- lots of fish illustrations and scenes from the story. This was really appealing to me- I love that they’ve targeted the illustrations in a unique way. It makes it feel less like listening to a soundtrack for children and more like listening to a big ole dose of nostalgia, which is exactly what this CD set is to me. Ursala is still my favorite Disney villain. She had such sass and she did exactly as she wished. She always reminded me of my grandmother and now that my Nanny is gone every time I see this movie I will think of her.
I loved The Little Mermaid so much when it was released, and watched it so many times I know the lyrics unprompted and by heart. But the lyrics booklet is certainly helpful if you don’t; it will allow you to sing along with one of the most singable soundtracks Disney has ever produced. From an adult perspective, it’s a lot of fun to be able to listen to the unpolished demos that the Disney Music Emporium has included on this release- it’s pretty cool to be able to hear what the composers were doing before they developed the finished songs. Also from an adult perspective, I got to sing along with Les Poissants at the top of my lungs for the first time in a long time and it was AWESOME.
This set will also appeal to kids, naturally, since it’s familiar Disney music. But I think this set was designed and intended for adult fans of Disney, or grownups that loved the movie as kids and want a chance to listen to the music and enjoy it again. No shame there, this is well-composed music and is tons of fun to revisit, either with your kids or solo. It has been 25 years since The Little Mermaid was released. 25 YEARS! I feel so old because I remember when this movie came out. Just reading the words in the beginning of the CD ‘book’ from the composer and writers and learning the origins of the movie have made me glad that this is something I can share with my children. Something that maybe 25 years from now they would still want to share with their children.
The entire Legacy Collection, including The Little Mermaid, is available in the new Disney Music Emporium. It’s really worth checking the website out- there are more titles available, and more coming, and they all seem to be aimed at us grownups who want a little more out of our Disney music than a regular children’s CD can provide. Sadly my kids still take the things I love most and make it their own. I am half way excited that they want to be like me and half way like a jealous sibling who does not want to share.
Because I want to share my love and because they are allowing me to, I get to give away a copy of The Little Mermaid Legacy Collection CD. Just follow the directions below to enter to win your own copy from The Disney Music Emporium!
If it comes to this blogger’s attention that the winner of this giveaway has won on an additional blog for this same prize, this blog reserves the right to choose another winner. I do want you to go check out my fellow blogger’s reviews though and try to enter on their sites as well so you can always search for #DisneyMusic on Twitter and find their posts! Good luck and be sure to keep the magic alive!
36 thoughts on “The Little Mermaid Legacy Collection CD”
I’m a HUGE Disney lover (I actually just got back from spending the holiday’s at Disney World. The Little Mermaid (like most Disney films) has such an amazing soundtrack (who doesn’t get Under the Sea stuck in their head whenever they hear it?) I really like the artwork and packing of this CD <3
I was actually humming that the other day in Target. I got some strange looks but I choose to believe its because my humming voice is awesome.
This would make such a great gift. I love how much this package contains, and the cover art is great as well. I’ll keep this in mind to give to my sister one day.
This looks like such a great CD set. The Little Mermaid is one of my favourite Disney movies ever. I’d play these songs in the car non-stop 🙂
This definitely sounds like a great collection! I have a friend who’s daughter is crazy about the Little Mermaid- I will have to tell her about this set!
This is one of my all time favorite Disney movies and I would love to have a copy of this. The songs in this movie are awesome.
There are so many childhood memories that come up when I think of Disney movies! We don’t have kids to share them with yet, but I certainly still remember all the songs!!
I remember watching the tv series when I was small! I love little mermaid! This sounds like such an awesome collection to own.
Having just had brand new twin grandchildren one of the things that I am looking forward to the most is sharing with them all of the wonderful Disney movies that have come before. Little Mermaid has always been one of my favorites and the music to it was wonderful.
I would love to have the into the woods! i cannot wait to go and see this movie.
drive me crazy
We have 9 Disney CDs in our car. We were married in Disney World and so it’s a huge part of our lives! I love singing Under the Sea 😉
Ariel is my favorite Disney princess! That is some beautiful artwork on the CD covers too.
The Little Mermaid was one of my most favorite princesses when I was young! Disney soundtracks are always the best! 😀
I LOVE the little mermaid. My niece would love this collection. Thanks for sharing.
I’d love The Little Mermaid collection the most.
I would like Fantasia.
Wow what an absolutely beautiful collection. I love the little mermaid, one of my all time favorites to watch! Thanks for sharing the beauty!
This sounds like a great legacy collection. I think that when they make the Disney movies and we watch them , the music we really remember. I sang the Loin King for months after watching it. I would love to have this and share it with my niece whom love the Little Mermaid. Thanks for sharing,
I’d love to have Sleeping Beauty collection.
This looks like a great collection of songs! When you hear a Disney song, it seems to stick in your head all day.
Disney is the best…love their movies. My four year old doesn’t sit still long enough for full length movies most of the time, unfortunately…hopefully in a year or two she will!
Disney has always been a favorite of mine! I think The Little Mermaid is one of the first movies I remember seeing when i was younger! I love how this movie is still so popular!
Beauty and the beast and the Lion king
I’d like to have the Mary Poppins collection.
I would like frozen.
The Sleeping Beauty collection looks good too
I would love the Disney Classics Box Set
I would also like The Lion King collection.
I would love to have Fantasia.
I really like The Little Mermaid, but I also like The Lion King
I would love the Fantasia one. Thank you
That show had some great music. Would be a good CD.