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Our man JW dominates this discogs list of the 25 most collected Disney albums. 

 

https://blog.discogs.com/en/most-collected-disney-albums/?utm_source=homepage&utm_medium=discogs&utm_campaign=Culture_2021_06_23

 

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We’re breaking down the most-collected Disney albums on Discogs. The ranking is determined by how many Discogs users added a Master Release under the Disney brand to their Collection. Nowadays, Disney owns and operates several franchises — Pixar, Star Wars, Marvel, The Muppets, Indiana Jones, and Pirates of the Caribbean, to name a few — so the resulting roundup features a wide variety of titles and series.

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25: John Williams – Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom (1984)

24: Unknown Artist – Lady and the Tramp (1962)

23: Alan Menken and Howard Ashman – Beauty and the Beast (1991)

22: The London Philharmonic Orchestra and John Williams – Star Wars: A Stereo Space Odyssey (1977)

21: Various – The Jungle Book (1967)

20: Various – The Little Mermaid (1988)

19: John Williams – Star Wars Episode I: The Phantom Menace (1999)

18: Various – Mickey Mouse Disco (1979)

17: Leopold Stokowski with the Philadelphia Orchestra – Walt Disney’s Fantasia (1957)

16: The Muppets – The Muppet Show (1977)

15: Various – Black Panther (2018)

14: The London Symphony Orchestra – The Story of Star Wars (1977)

13: The Muppets – The Muppet Movie (1979)

12: John Denver and The Muppets – A Christmas Together (1979)

11: Elton John, Tim Rice, and Hans Zimmer – The Lion King (1994)

10: Various – Chilling, Thrilling Sounds of the Haunted House (1964)

9: John Williams – Star Wars: Return of the Jedi (1983)

8: Danny Elfman – Tim Burton’s The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993)

7: Various – Walt Disney’s Mary Poppins (1964)

6: John Williams – Star Wars: The Force Awakens (2015)

5: John Williams and The London Symphony Orchestra – Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back (1980)

4: Daft Punk – TRON: Legacy (2010)

3: Various – Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2: Awesome Mix Vol. 2 (2014)

2: John Williams and The London Symphony Orchestra – Star Wars (1977)

1: Various – Guardians Of The Galaxy: Awesome Mix Vol. 1 (2017)

 

 

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Guardians is collected more than the original Star Wars album?? Good lord. On the other hand, it is neat to see TFA ranking so highly on this list. 

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1 hour ago, Bayesian said:

Guardians is collected more than the original Star Wars album??

The songtrack, which is a bit of a cheat.

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16 hours ago, Arpy said:

Got to say, that did my heart good.

 

16 hours ago, Arpy said:

Looked this up on Spotify. Interesting! Just the fact that so many of the conventions of the last 44 years are not followed here. The Main Title IS just the Main Title. The End Title is different than any concert rendition I've ever heard. AND it ends with the film version of the ending rather than the concert / Return of the Jedi ending. I'm listening to Imperial Attack right now. Seriously give this a spin!

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22 minutes ago, JoeinAR said:

I don't ever remember John working for Disney

 

 

John has scored five theatrical motion pictures released by Disney

  1. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nixon_(film)
  2. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Force_Awakens
  3. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_BFG_(2016_film)
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Last_Jedi
  5. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Star_Wars:_The_Rise_of_Skywalker

 

 

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On 7/5/2021 at 5:04 AM, Arpy said:


I wonder if this is only here because of confusion about the London Symphony vs. London Philharmonic. It’s a rather—umm—unique recording.

 

 

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I've never heard of this album before! 

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1 hour ago, BrotherSound said:


I wonder if this is only here because of confusion about the London Symphony vs. London Philharmonic. It’s a rather—umm—unique recording.

 

 

 

That's... yeah.

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2 hours ago, Jay said:

I've never heard of this album before!


I’ve heard it was rushed out quickly because stores simply could not keep the LSO double LP in stock for a long time. I think they were even forced to change the cover so it wouldn’t be mistaken for the original.

 

Here’s a truly random fact: the conductor of this recording played the ocarina solo on The Troggs’ 1966 hit ‘Wild Thing’.

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On 7/5/2021 at 11:04 AM, Arpy said:

 

I'm not familiar with this album conducted by Colin Frechter. Could anybody shed some light on it?

 

EDIT: Jayz beat me to it.

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16 hours ago, BrotherSound said:


I’ve heard it was rushed out quickly because stores simply could not keep the LSO double LP in stock for a long time. I think they were even forced to change the cover so it wouldn’t be mistaken for the original.

 

Here’s a truly random fact: the conductor of this recording played the ocarina solo on The Troggs’ 1966 hit ‘Wild Thing’.

 

I listened to it the other day and I bounced from "Wow, that's an interesting choice, that's kinda cool" to "Arrgh, WHAT were you thinking?" On the one hand they make orchestration and temp choices that seem driven completely by the music rather than what might have been on screen which can be really neat. But then there's Tie Fighter Attack. Arrrrgh. It's like Star Wars played by someone who had never heard of Star Wars (which is probably not inaccurate).

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