I received the Little Mermaid Legacy Collection CD as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network. No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own. This post may also contain affiliate links.
My kids love Disney’s Frozen. All of the kids I know love Frozen. Frozen is everywhere and it is all anyone sings. Frozen to this generation is what The Little Mermaid is to mine. I grew up singing “Under the Sea” in my friend’s mom’s car on the way to Girl Scouts. I sang “Part of Your World” like a boss while imitating Ariel’s classic rock pose on the steps of our neighborhood pool. As a 5 year old, The Little Mermaid was basically the coolest thing in the world. The soundtrack to that movie is the soundtrack to my childhood and I absolutely love it. That is why I jumped at the chance to review The Legacy Collection: The Little Mermaid 2 CD set.
The Little Mermaid is celebrating its 25th anniversary. Please don’t do the math on that one….ouch. The Legacy Collection: The Little Mermaid CD set has been released just in time for the celebration. This is a 2 disc set that features a list of 32 songs and original score from the movie that you love and grew up with on Disc 1, and 12 work tapes and demos performed by Alan Menken and Howard Ashman on Disc 2. Disc 2 is incredible because you hear the songs as they were originally intended: different lyrics, different settings, different feeling behind the words. You can really hear the process of how the songs developed and changed. The collection also includes a beautiful 20-page booklet with gorgeous artwork and liner notes. I immediately fell in love with this CD set because of the artwork. The case itself is gorgeous and while I throw most of my CD cases away to conserve space, I’ll be making some room on the shelf for this one.
My youngest daughter is three. In spite of my best efforts, she has never really shown an interest in The Little Mermaid, but she is a lover of all things Frozen. I had been playing this CD in the car for a week, and she ever so sweetly asked, “Mommy, this isn’t Frozen, what is it?” To which I responded by telling her that it was from the amazing movie with the mermaids that I had been trying to get her to watch with me since her birth. She said “I like The Little Mermaid, can we watch it?” Well that was it. She has watched it almost everyday on the tablet and is now all about The Little Mermaid. She has now stolen her sister’s plush Ariel and has already planned her outfit to meet Ariel on her next trip to Disneyland!
The soundtrack to The Little Mermaid has stood the test of time. I venture to say that someday, my little girl will be playing this soundtrack for her baby girl and watching her fall in love with this amazing music just like I did.
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And now for the giveaway! I have one copy of Disney’s The Legacy Collection The Little Mermaid CD set to give away to one lucky reader. Just enter by using the rafflecopter below. A winner will be chosen on January 17th. Good luck!
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Disclosure: I received the Little Mermaid Legacy Collection CD as a member of the Entertainment New Media Network. No further compensation was received and all opinions are my own. This post may also contain affiliate links. Giveaway prize provided by Disney Music via Entertainment New Media Network.