We're Running Out of Classics!
David Hardison | Denver, CO USA | 07/26/2004
(4 out of 5 stars)
"In 1995, Disney released a two volume set of classic tunes. The following year they put out volume three. And in 1997 this volume was released. Unfortunately by this time, most of the truly classic songs had already been picked, leaving a bit of a hodge-podge for volume four. True, there are some wonderful picks from the vaults such as Dumbo's "Baby Mine" and "The Siamese Cat Song" from Lady and the Tramp.
Some songs hadn't been created at the time of the first collections. These soon-to-be classics include "I Will Go Sailing No More" from Toy Story, "Just Around the Riverbend" from Pocahontas and "Home" from the Broadway adaptation of Beauty and the Beast.
Some I guess might be considered "lost classics". I had never heard of Summer Magic or In Search of the Castaways, but I do enjoy "Femininity" and "Enjoy It!" respectively. And I do think it odd that they count the overture from the Disneyland/world show "Fantasmic!" as a classic (even if it is a rollicking ride).
And then there are those that really aren't classics at all, but more of a historical filler. I doubt even the most rabid Disney-phile would include "Stop, Look and Listen/I'm No Fool" or "Although I Dropped $100,000 (I Found a Million Dollars in Your Smile" in their list of top songs.
For the most part, this is an excellent compilation. But, unlike its predecessors, I find myself using the skip track button on occasion."