For almost 20 years Emi records, in conjunction with the major record labels has been releasing in the United Kingdom a series of various artists compilation albums titled “Now That’s What I Call Music!“! Since its launch in 1983, the series has amassed over 100 million album sales worldwide. Last month Disney in collaboration with EMI Records (the label that officially distributed Disney music all over Europe) have launched the Disney version of this compilation, titled Now That’s What I Call Disney!, a three cd compilation set featuring the best original film songs from Disney features. A great to cd to add to any Disney collection!
In 1998 Disney music products were still handled and distributed locally in Europe. Sony Music was the official manufacturer and distributor of Disney cd in France and Italy at that time. This meant that each country had the change to release cds with covers carrying unique cover artworks or test if the public was interested in alternate soundtrack products, such as the collection we present you today here on Disneylicious called “My Favourite Songs”
A few cds of this series were released as a test in UK and Italy in 1998 but apparently people were not interested, on the contrary the series proved to be very successful in France and to the original 12 releases (listed and shown below) Sony France released more titles in the two following years.
Mes Chansons Preferee featured on each cd single the four best and most popular songs from each Disney movie, sequel or Pixar film. For the cd itself it was used an idea coming from Japan. CD singles in Japan were always released as 3″ singles. 2″ of clear plastic used was cut from a 5″ disc to create the 3″ silver single. In this case the whole 5″ cd is kept intact with the pictures covering up the recorded silver part of the disc.
Here are the first 12 titles released in 1998 and keep watching this space in the next few days to see the rest of the collection.
WDR 35451 – LE ROI LION 1998
WDR 35461 – LES ARISTOCHATS 1998
WDR 35471 – LE LIVRE DE LA JUNGLE 1998
WDR 35481 – POCAHONTAS 1998
WDR 35491 – ALADDIN 1998
WDR 35501 – BAMBI 1998
WDR 35511 – MULAN 1998
WDR 35521 – PINOCCHIO 1998
WDR 35531 – LA PETITE SIRENE 1998
WDR 35541 – LE BOSSU DE NOTREDAME 1998
WDR 35551 – LA BELLE E LE CLOCHARD 1998
WDR 35561 – TOY STORY 1998
A second batch of titles were released in 1999 and they were:
WDR 35571 – CHANSOS DE PARCS DISNEY
WDR 35581 – 1001 PATTES
WDR 35591 – WINNIE L OURSON
WDR 35661 – PETER PAN
WDR 35671 – CENDRILLON
WDR 35681 – LE ROI LION 2
WDR 35691 – HERCULE
WDR 35711 – DUMBO
WDR 35721 – MARY POPPINS
WDR 35751 – CHANSON DE NOEL
With the last few titles this nice collection is finally completed in 2000. The last cd released were:
WDR 35781 – BLANCHE NEIGE
WDR 35791 – LA BELLE AU BOIS DORMANT
WDR 35801 – LA BELLE ET LA BETE
WDR 35811 – ROBIN DU BOIS