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Discussion in 'Music' started by Mike Frezon, Jul 8, 2015.

  1. Jake Lipson

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    Amazon has begun accepting pre-orders for the Beauty and the Beast Legacy set again, with a release date of tomorrow. However, they're still holding to the list price. I really want it, but would like it to come down a bit first.
     
  2. Jake Lipson

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    For Mike, Jason or anybody else who already has the new Beauty and the Beast set: is the "Prologue" track instrumental, or does it include the narration like previous releases? I think it would be nice to have it instrumentally. Thanks.
     
  3. Mike Frezon

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    Narration, Jake.
     
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  4. Jake Lipson

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    Thanks, Mike. I think that's a shame, but not surprising.

    I just feel like on a release which is spotlighting the score, it would have been appropriate to do so with the prologue as well. It's not like we don't all have the narrated track already on previous versions, so letting the terrific instrumental stand out would have been a nice way to further distinguish this release from past ones. Oh well.
     
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    Apparently the narration is burned into the digital mixdown.
     
  6. Jake Lipson

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    On The Lion King Legacy edition, they muted some dialogue in the middle of Hakuna Matata that remains intact on the previous soundtrack edition, so that they could let the sore be heard. I was just hoping they would do that again here. I think the instrumental prologue is on the Music Behind the Magic set. Oh well.
     
  7. Mike Frezon

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    It is, Jake.
     
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    Amazon just dropped the price of Beauty and the Beast to $14.34, which is good enough for me. Arriving Monday.
     
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    Nice.
     
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    It came. I love it.

    But....

    I think I found an error in the liner notes.

    Menken is talking about how Howard Ashman told him at the Oscars that they needed to have a serious talk at their next work session, right after they won three Oscars between them (in 1990, for The Little Mermaid.) But he refers to it as when "Mean Green Mother From Outer Space" was a Best Song nominee, which was from Little Shop of Horrors. Mean Green Mother was nominated in 1987, but did not win. So, he's clearly talking about the 1990 Oscars, when Under the Sea was nominated, but he says "Mean Green Mother" instead.

    Also, the original early version of "Death of the Beast" (which is a bonus track on the 2001 Special Edition release of the soundtrack) does not appear to be included this time, which means if you're a completest, you'd have to keep that one. I usually give away the old soundtracks after a Legacy Collection version arrives, since I'd never use the abridged versions again, but not in this case.

    Also: it's nice to have "The Mob Song" appear after the title song for once instead of before. That's always bugged me with previous editions.
     
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    I just tweeted to Alan Menken to thank him for this release, and to ask if Aladdin, Hunchback and Hercules are forthcoming. I kind of doubt he will respond, but I've gotten lucky in the past with other public figures, so you never know.
     
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    As of right this minute, Amazon says on the Beauty and the Beast Legacy Collection listing: "Only 4 left in stock (more on the way.)" It is currently #126 in their entire CD & Vinyl store, and I've seen it in the top 100 a couple of times since they dropped the price to $14.34.

    I'm sure they're not going to be out of stock for too long, if at all, but this should be taken as good news that the album is selling well. Hopefully this encourages Disney to do Aladdin, Hunchback and Hercules sooner rather than later so as to finish complete releases for Menken's '90s musical parade. Mulan and Tarzan would be highly welcome, as well.
     
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    Enjoying the B&B disc very much - the score is wonderful. Worthwhile purchase, after many other purchases of this title. ;)
     
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    For what it's worth...per Amazon, Frozen got pushed to June 22. I got the notification over the weekend...but we lost power and this got pushed WAY down my list of things to care about.
     
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    To be clear, Jason...I'm liking your post for reporting the delay, not for the part where you lost power, which sucks. Hope you are doing okay.

    A June release for the recording may indicate that they are actually recording it after the show opens, which would be my preference for reasons we've already discussed further up in this thread, so I'm happy to wait until June to get it. I am not, however, happy that it is holding at a $24.99 (presumably retail) price. I really want it, but that is higher than the $19.98 retail prices of the 2-disc Legacy Collection releases, and I've heard nothing (yet anyway) indicating that Frozen will produce a 2-disc cast recording. So, it needs to come down a little before I'm comfortable pressing the order button.
     
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    Thanks Jake! We're all fine...aside from one cold night cuddled with two dogs in bed, nothing worth mentioning happened.

    There's still four months, roughly, before release, so I had the exact opposite reaction to the price than you did. I preordered and I'll keep an eye on it. As it gets closer, I'll make a final decision.

    Sidenote: I am getting tickets for Hunchback locally for June. There's a 50/50 shot Andrey is going with, considering his travel schedule. I may just end up going alone.
     
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    I get that, but I'm coming back to what happened with Beauty and the Beast recently. The price seemed to stay around $19 and change up through release, so those of you who pre-ordered it would have paid that. Then, the weekend after release, it went down to $14.34 and has stayed there, which is what I paid for it. So, for getting it on Monday instead of the Friday, I paid $4+ less. I am 100% sure that I will end up buying the Frozen cast album, but I don't see any benefit to pre-ordering now, if I would still have to check it to know if it's gone down or not and then decide to keep it. When it goes down, then I'll grab it.
     
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    Frozen begins Broadway performances tonight in previews ahead of its official opening on March 22.
     
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    I seriously just booked a week at WDW, Jake. Otherwise I’d have my tickets already.
     

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