January 29, 2008 – The Soundtrack to 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea is Released
“Got a whale of a tale to tell you lads, a whale of a tale or two…”
On January 29, 2008, the digital version of the soundtrack for the live-action feature film 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea was released through Walt Disney Records. Although two vinyl records were released (one in 1954, the second in 1963 around the film’s re-release), these two records were more like story records rather than a soundtrack; this digital album is the first time the score of the film by Paul J. Smith was released. The soundtrack is 26 tracks long, along with several single versions of the film’s song “Whale of a Tale,” sung by actor Kirk Douglas.