The Legacy Collection is a wonderful addition to any Disney fans music collection. The Lady and the Tramp CD set contains many extra tracks that will make you fall in love with the film all over again!
Released on April 28, 2015 to coincide with the 60th anniversary of Lady and the Tramp, the album includes the complete original soundtrack, one demo recording, two “Lost Chords” recordings, and six bonus tracks.
The cover artwork as well as the little pastels from inside the ‘book’ are well done. They have a whimsical flavor to them!
This ‘book’ has 24 full-colour pages with ample text to fill in the details about the genesis and production of the story along with anecdotes from the makers. I guarantee you’ll learn something you didn’t know before!
The production pages cover how the story came to be, who worked on it, and how those involved felt about the project.
The lost chords section shares the ideas and songs that didn’t make it into the final film. Some of the lost tracks are included on these discs.
Can you guess what the concept art section contains?
Most Disney soundtrack releases only contain the actual vocal songs from a film with some of the orchestration. But these compilations go much further than that! Below I’ve included an audio clip of the one Demo track contained on the Lady and the Tramp discs:
This wasn’t used in the final film. This set also includes a more polished version sung by Jeff Gunn. I prefer the demo as it sounds like the musical style from the early 1900s as opposed to the second version which has a more contemporary (albeit 1950s) vibe.
This series of discs came with an Internet element. And what did it include? There’s no way of knowing now for Disney no longer supports the links. I guess I understand that maintaining such sites indefinitely isn’t feasible, but it’s annoying when they no longer work.
Clicking the HELP button on the screen now simply gives you the option of playing the musical content of the CD itself. Or you can really live it up and click the EXIT button and… leave.
All in all, even without the Internet element, these Legacy Collection CDs are excellent. They comprise the ultimate bonus track content! For fans of the process and completists alike, these should be well worth the money.
You can still buy them online for very reasonable prices.
There are actually 15 titles in the collection with the last being released on September 22 of 2021. They are, in order of release dates:
The Lion King / Mary Poppins / Sleeping Beauty / The Little Mermaid
Fantasia / Pinocchio / The Lady and the Tramp / Disneyland / Cinderella / Toy Story
Pocahontas / The Aristocats / Robin Hood / Beauty and the Beast / The Hunchback of Notre Dame
I’ve bolded the five that I have in my personal collection. As a completist myself, it will only be a matter of time before I own the whole collection. I know. It’s a sickness. Next in this series is the LC Cinderella CD Set.
P. S. – I really, really, really, really want the Disneyland one!