Classic Disney, Vol. 5 by Disney (CD, Feb-2000, Disney)

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Disney CD #5

Jun 25, 2004 (Updated May 22, 2007)
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Pros:It's part of the Classic Disney Cd Series

Cons:Most of the tracks on this last volume blow.

The Bottom Line: It completes the set, and there are a couple of great songs here.


This CD is the last of the amazing Classic Disney CD series. The series ran from the first release of September 12, 1995, for three years of slowly released CDs, with the last one getting its outing on September 22, 1998, almost three years to the day of the first release.
I have made many a Disney CD-R compilation for long car trips and especially for driving our rented car in Orlando, Florida.
If you haven't guessed, my family and I are Disney Nuts. We travel down to Orlando at least once a year, more often than not twice. These CDs provide that extra Disney magic that does not have to stop just because you left the theme parks or resort area. Pop one of these volumes in you CD player in the car, and the magic continues.

I'll Make A Man Out of You from Mulan has always been a favorite of the family's. The fact that escaped us at first is that Donny Osmond provides the lead vocal for this song. It makes it a bit more interesting to me, because although being an American I have no way of escaping the fact that Donny Osmond exists and is a big part of American pop culture, I haven't really heard any Donny Osmond music until this song. It was a bit surprising at first that Donny Osmond sings so well. I don't know what I expected, but it dispenses some of my respect in his direction.
My family and I were in Disney World at the end of one spring, and we met Donny Osmond who was hanging out in Tomorrow Land, in the Magic Kingdom theme park while we were there. He was performing at Disney for some Floridian School thing, I'm not sure what it was, but I remember that they closed the parks early that night for this big event.
Anyway, in the day he was just hanging out with his son in the parks. My wife and I were trying to get our son to smile for this novelty picture, and only Donny Osmond was able to get him to smile.
Since Donny Osmond has been affiliated with Disney for so long, it was extra Disney magical to meet him on that hot day.
Strange Things from the movie Toy Story is terrific like all the songs from this movie. Written and performed by Randy Newman in a style that cannot be duplicated. His performance of the songs from Toy Story is historical as it is the first time a Disney music contributor has performed his own songs for the movie. He portrays the voice of Woody in song perfectly here.
Seize The Day is a good song from a movie that I have never seen. It is a song that reminds me of a Broadway show. Although, I wouldn't include this song on a Disney CD-R, if I were to be listening to this CD, I wouldn't fast forward it. In fact, it makes me curious about the movie, maybe I'll rent it someday.
The Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down from Winnie The Pooh is just short enough at under two minutes, that makes this song enjoyable. I have never seen this movie, but Pooh and friends are so familiar that it doesn't matter that no vivid imagery exists in my head.
Yo Ho (A Pirates Life For Me) has been on other Disney compilations released by Disney before, but this version is a bit special and unique. The version on other Disney compilations has edited versions included. It only makes sense since the song has only one part that repeats over and over. So, although this is not the full version, it is still longer at almost 5 minutes. It includes area music from the Disney attraction that takes up the first 2½ minutes of this track.
My Own Home is a beautiful ballad from The Jungle Book. It has such a soothing melody and tone, plus the touch of ethnicity adds a touch of authenticity. It's important to make these songs believable, and this song hits the mark without a hitch.
I've Got No Strings from Pinocchio is very enjoyable. This is one of my favorite scenes in this movie, where Pinocchio is forced to perform as the main attraction. Dickey Jones, who provided the voice for Pinocchio also sings the songs, and he does a great job here.

This CD is definitely the worst out of this bunch. It almost feels like they scraped the bottom of the allotted barrel of songs to make this CD. It doesn't make sense to me why Disney Records would be allowed only a certain number of songs, when there are so many songs to choose from. Why would they be able to release songs from Toy Story but not from Toy Story 2 which was released before this series was completed. Who knows, plus it's only a theory put forth by me. It seems to hold up though, because although this series ended, a new series called Disney's Greatest volumes 1 - 3 with all of the same songs were released just a year or two later.
Something to think about, I don't know, maybe not.

1. I'll Make a Man Out of You [From Mulan] 1998
2. I Won't Say (I'm in Love) - [From Hercules] 1997
3. God Help the Outcasts [From The Hunchback of Notre Dame] 1996
4. If I Can't Love Her [From Beauty and the Beast: A Broadway Musical] 1994
5. Steady as the Beating Drum [From Pocahontas] 1995
6. Belle [From Beauty and the Beast] 1991
7. Strange Things [From Toy Story] 1995
8. Cruella de Ville [From 101 Dalmatians] 1996
9. Eating the Peach [From James and the Giant Peach] 1996
10. Seize the Day [From Newsies] 1992
11. What's This? [From Tim Burton's The Nightmare Before Christmas] 1993
12. Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly) [From So Dear To My Heart] 1949
13. Rain Rain Rain Came Down Down Down [From Winnie The Pooh and the Blustery Day] 1968
14. Step in the Right Direction [From Bedknobs and Broomsticks] 1971
15. Boo Bop Bopbop Bop (I Love You, Too) [From Pete's Dragon] 1977
16. Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me) [From The Pirates of the Caribbean] 1967
17. My Own Home [From The Jungle Book] 1967
18. Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat [From The Aristocats] 1970
19. In a World of My Own [From Alice in Wonderland] 1951
20. You Belong to My Heart [From The Three Caballeros] 1945
21. Humphrey Hop [From In the Bag] 1956
22. He's a Tramp [From Lady and the Tramp] 1955
23. Song of the South [From Song of the South] 1946
24. When I See an Elephant Fly [From Dumbo] 1946
25. I've Got No Strings [From Pinocchio] 1941



~~~~~~~~~~Some More Disney-Related Epinions From Scapp70~~~~~~~~~~
The Music:
Disney’s Music From the Park
Disney’s Greatest - Volume One
Disney’s Greatest - Volume Two
Classic Disney Volume One
Classic Disney Volume Two
Classic Disney Volume Three
Classic Disney Volume Four
Classic Disney Volume Five
Disney's Christmas Favorites Vol. 1
Mannheim Steamroller Meets the Mouse
Disney: The Music Behind the Magic: 50 Songs Celebrating 50 Years of Walt Disney Records

The Parks:
Soarin’
Haunted Mansion
Disney’s All-Star Movies Resort
Disney’s Port Orleans Riverside
Mickey's Backyard BBQ

Families First Vacation Homes

Scapp70’s 50 Favorite Things To Do In Walt Disney World (part 1) – 50 - 41
Scapp70’s 50 Favorite Things To Do In Walt Disney World (part 2) – 40 - 31
Scapp70’s 50 Favorite Things To Do In Walt Disney World (part 3) – 30 - 21
Scapp70’s 50 Favorite Things To Do In Walt Disney World (part 4) – 20 - 11
Scapp70’s 50 Favorite Things To Do In Walt Disney World (part 5) – 10 - 1


The Books:
The Haunted Mansion – From the Magic Kingdom to the Movies
Popping Up Around Walt Disney World

The Movies
Scapp70’s Top 10 Favorite Disney Animated Movies
Toy Story (3-Disc Ultimate Toy Box DVD Set


Recommend this product? Yes


Great Music to Play While: Driving


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