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Songs From The Aristocats
Genres: Special Interest, Pop, Soundtracks, Children's Music, Broadway & Vocalists
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Great for Aristocats fans!
Brittany | Michigan, USA | 05/27/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I would have to say I love the Aristocats movie. And this soundtrack does a great job of bringing those songs into a format you can listen to whenever you want! I know it's short, but it's ...(not very expensive) and I think it's a great cd - definitely worth whatever money you spend on it!"
Ev'rybody Wants to be a Cat...
microjoe | 08/25/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The "Songs from the Aristocats" CD has all of the 5 songs from the film. They are just as enjoyable as I remembered them, with their early jazz feel. The Aristocats movie, originally released in 1970, is special with Disney fans for the way the music and the story are combined. The title song written by the famous Disney composing team the Sherman Brothers, was sung by Maurice Chevalier. In fact the Shermans wrote all of the songs in the movie except "Thomas O'Malley Cat", sung by the great Phil Harris, which was written by Terry Gilkyson. "Ev'rybody Wants to be a Cat" is performed hilariously by Scatman Crothers and Phil Harris. And the quiet "She Never Felt Alone", was sung by Robie Lester.
Now the musical score, or background music, for the movie was written by George Bruns, long time staff composer for Disney. What a shame that the underscore is not featured here, it was a good one. George included some french musette instruments, similar to an accordian, for some French color. He had his own band at the time, "George Bruns and the Wonderland Jazz Band", and he fell back on his strong jazz background in writing the score.
At the time of the release of this CD in 1996, the soundtrack has not yet received the lavish special edition treatment that Disney producer Randy Thornton has performed for other classic Disney movie soundtracks. Some of these such as 101 Dalmations, Peter Pan, Bambi, Jungle Book, Alice in Wonderland, Cinderella, and Sleeping Beauty have restored tracks of the movie underscore, historical recordings, demos, and other extras we expect these days with a DVD. This CD has not been massaged by Randy yet, but he will get to it. Each of those editions can take a year to produce. This CD does have a bonus track that is not from the original movie, it is a remake of "Ev'rybody Wants to Be a Cat", performed by Brian Setzer, formerly of the Stray Catz. As other reveiwers mentioned, this 1996 CD release is a bit short with only 5 songs from the movie, but that is all there was in the movie. A fun CD, you will enjoy while you wait for the longer version."
It's perfect and worth collecting!!!
Any - Ren He | Nanning, Guangxi/Wuxi, Jiangsu China | 03/11/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The movie "Aristocats" and its soundtrack were a little antique to me, but they're still so collectable, there were only 6 songs in its soundtrack, though. This soundtrack has been unavailable for several years. But luckily, I bought a Japanese Edition in a music shop near my school!
I have never heard the bounus track in this album before, and I felt that it was good! The song "Everybody Wants to be a Cat" was sung in a extroardinary way, and it was even better than the original version. It felt just like one of my favourite music styles, jazz! "Scales and Arpeggios" was the cutest song in this album, although it was a little childish. I loved the sound of piano and the voices of little kids, but maybe it's because this was an old-recorded-song, then when I listened to it, I felt its timbre was not so good as my anticipation. The song "The Aristocats" was one of the best too, I loved songs of French style just like this, and the lyric was funny and beautiful.
I think this isn't the best Disney soundtrack, but it's very very collectable, whichever the edition it is! If you're a true Disney fan or an Aristocats fan, don't miss this wonderful thing!"