Coming in near the end of the run at number 13 is The Legacy Collection: Robin Hood CD set. It was released on August 4, 2017, as a two-disc soundtrack album. The album features the complete original soundtrack from Robin Hood, released for the first time in its entirety. The album also includes five unreleased demos and the full 1974 album, Let’s Hear It for Robin Hood.
Again, while most of these sets were released on the anniversary of the film, this one was not. But we can remember that the entire Legacy Collection of music was released to commemorate the 60th Anniversary of Disneyland (2015), even though they appeared on shelves between 2014 and 2021.
The Production Notes are informative as always with some fun facts and very detailed biographies of the voice talent:
We are treated to five separate pages about the Music in this set. The history of the lost songs from an earlier version of the film is given along with the lyrics of the most popular songs from the finished product:
As always, my favorite section is the Concept Art:
This is a 2-disc set with perhaps the most demo tracks of any other release in the collection:
If you weren’t already in love with the music from this film you will be after hearing the stuff they didn’t use! And because of stuff like this:
Again, this track was from the 1974 album, Let’s Hear It for Robin Hood. It featured eight songs by the great Louis Prima (King Louie from The Jungle Book).
Just when I thought I couldn’t love this film any more than I already did, along comes this CD set. Some days it’s just plain good to be a fan of Disney animation!
And “that’s telling it like it is… or was… or whatever!”
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