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September 28, 2004 – The Special Edition Soundtrack of Aladdin is Released Through Walt Disney Records

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“Proud of your boy, I’ll make you proud of your boy.”

On September 28, 2004, the special edition soundtrack of Disney’s 31st animated feature, Aladdin, was released through Walt Disney Records. The original soundtrack was released on November 25, 1992, with this special edition coinciding with the Platinum Edition of the film released on October 5, 2004.

The album contains 23 tracks, with 21 from the original release and the remastered version from 2001. This edition contains two demo songs – “Proud of Your Boy” and “High Adventure” – which were cut from the film when the plot was changed. “Proud of Your Boy” was written by Howard Ashman; in the original treatment of the film, Aladdin sang this song to his mother to prove that one day, he would make her proud. When the character of Aladdin’s mother was cut from the film, the song was cut as well. “High Adventure” was another song written by Ashman that didn’t make the final cut. Both songs were also included on the box set “The Music Behind the Magic.”

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