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August 26

August 26, 2014 – The Legacy Collection: Mary Poppins is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“Feed the birds, that’s what she cries, while overhead her birds fill the skies.”

On August 26, 2014, the second entry in Walt Disney Records’ Legacy Collection, featuring the music from the Disney live-action feature film Mary Poppins, was released. This release was done to coincide with the film’s 50th anniversary, and featured three discs: disc one features the full soundtrack from the film, disc two is a combination of demos by the Sherman Brothers and “Lost Chords,” and disc three features recordings of story meetings and reminiscing on the making of the film. The release also comes with a 20-page booklet with liner notes. The release also features artwork by visual development artist Lorelay Bove.

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August 11

August 11, 1991 – The Television Documentary Queen: The Days of Our Lives Premieres

“An informative and sometimes tragic look into the lives of four childhood friends that would come to form the band Queen.”

On August 11, 1991, the television special Queen: The Days of Our Lives premiered on television. Directe by Rudi Dolezal and Hannes Rossacher, and hosted by Guns And Roses front man Axl Rose, the documentary is a 90-minute look at the lives of the band members and how they formed the group Queen. It featured interviews with the members of the band, as well as special concert footage and behind-the-scenes clips. This documentary was especially poignant, as lead singer Freddie Mercury would pass away a few months later on November 24th.

August 2

August 2, 2011 – The Tribute Album Wish Upon a Star: A Tribute to the Music of Walt Disney is Released

On August 2, 2011, the tribute album by classical violinist Jenny Oaks Baker, titled When You Wish Upon a Star: A Tribute to the Music of Walt Disney was released through Shadow Mountain Records. The album contains classical interpretations of classic Disney songs ranging from “When You Wish Upon a Star” to “God Help the Outcasts.”

July 25

July 25, 2007 – Hollywood Records Announces CDVU+ Format

On July 25, 2007, the Walt Disney Company record label Hollywood Records announced the new CD format CDVU+ (also known as CD View Plus), which provided listeners a variety of extras on each disc, including a variety of digital extras such as lyrics and photos, which can be offered on and offline. This new format also releases CDs in a recyclable format. The first band to use this new format was the Jonas Brothers, with their album released on August 7. The format was scrapped after only a few releases.

July 23

July 23, 2002 – The Soundtrack for The Country Bears is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“You gotta turn the music up too to bring out the kid in you, to bring out the kid in you.”

On July 23, 2002, the soundtrack for the live-action, attraction-based film The Country Bears was released through Walt Disney Records. The soundtrack is a combination of the film score by Christopher Young, as well as songs by artists such as Brian Setzer, Krystal Harris, Elton John, John Hiatt, and Jennifer Paige.

July 11

July 11, 2008 – Lea Salonga Performs at Disney Concert Hall

“Best known for originating the role of Kim in the musical Miss Saigon, Lea Salonga is also a bona fide ‘Disney Princess.’”

On July 11, 2008, singer, actress, and Disney Legend Lea Salonga performed a solo concert at the Walt Disney Concert Hall in Los Angeles, California. Salonga, an acclaimed veteran of the Broadway stage, performed as a singer in Disney animated feature films Mulan and Aladdin; she performed these songs, along with a variety of songs from her Broadway performances and Tagalog favorites, during this concert. This one-night-only concert, much like her debut at Carnegie Hall, was a sold-out show.

July 10

July 10, 2015 – The Legacy Collection: Toy Story is Released Through Walt Disney Records

“And as the years go by our friendship will never die, you’re gonna see it’s our destiny, you’ve got a friend in me.”

On July 10, 2015, the tenth entry in Walt Disney Records’ Legacy Collection, featuring the music from the Pixar animated feature Toy Story, was released. This two-disc album was released to celebrate the film’s 20th anniversary; the first disc featured the entire score and songs from the film, while the second disc featured demos, instrumental versions of the songs, and a special thank you to the orchestra. The release also features special art honoring the film, as well as liner notes explaining the score and songs.