Beautiful, fun Disney music, great record!
jondog | 09/29/1999
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Mike Curb Congregation do some great versions of these Disney songs. This singing group is just great. This album has beautifully arranged medleys from the great films, and lively renditions of the more spirited Disney numbers. It is a pleasure and will definately put you in a great mood."
Great CD of Disney Classics
C. Pencil | 07/01/2002
(5 out of 5 stars)
"The Mike Curb Congregation give some lovely performances of these Disney treasures. The ballads are especially beautiful. "A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes" is downright gorgeous. "When You Wish Upon A Star" is fantastic and gets a really heartfelt treatment. The arrangements and vocals are great on this disc. Some of the songs like "It's A Small World" and "Spoonful of Sugar" from the Mary Poppins medley, have groovy seventies arrangements, but they are really fun. I can remember when this album was played in the waiting area for Walt Disney World's "Mickey Mouse Revue". Other standouts on this disc are "The Snow White Medley" ( really nice ) and "Once Upon A Dream" from Sleeping Beauty. If you love classic Disney songs, this CD is for you."
Pretty bland stuff
jondog | New York, NY United States | 12/07/2001
(2 out of 5 stars)
"Look for interesting vocal arrangements of these classics elsewhere - this is pretty bland stuff, with the medleys (Snow White and Mary Poppins) coming off especially forced. The ballads here are some of the best written for Disney productions, but all are given generic, ploddy and syrupy sweet renditions. Of the other numbers, "Winnie the Pooh" made me yearn for the Louis Prima version, and "It's a Small World" had me leaping for the fast forward button. There are bright spots, however, and they are dandies: a rousing "Bare Neccessities" complete with a snazzy kickline coda and a terrific, wonderfully arranged "Zip a Dee Doo Dah" that is sure to put a smile on your face and a spring in your step. Two stars for two good cuts on an otherwise blah CD."