Saturday, August 20, 2011

Brian Wilson’s Disney album

From The Playlist, some details of Brian Wilson’s forthcoming In the Key of Disney. The song choices are sometimes spot on (“You’ve Got a Friend in Me”), sometimes cringe-inducing (“Can You Feel the Love Tonight”). The cover art looks to my eyes less like a sunset and more like a Disneyfied nuclear event. Yikes.

A true fact: Disney music has a prominent place in the Brian Wilson story: “When You Wish Upon a Star” inspired “Surfer Girl.” Another true fact: Wilson’s collaborator Van Dyke Parks arranged “The Bare Necessities” for Disney’s The Jungle Book (1967). That song is to appear on the forthcoming album: I wonder if VDP will be lending a hand.

comments: 2

Matt Thomas said...

Wish Randy Newman's "When She Loved Me" from Toy Story 2 were on this. In terms of mood, it’s very – ahem – "Disney Girls.” Surf's up!

Michael Leddy said...

Yes, that’d be a great one. I thought of “Someday My Prince Will Come” — perfect for BW harmonies, but the lyric content wouldn’t work.