Saturday, August 8, 2015

The Mouse Castle Lounge 08-07-2015 - Randy Thornton and Disney's Music Legacy

By Tim Callaway

Randy Thornton
Randy Thornton is a long-time producer and restorer of Disney music. In his nearly 29 years with Walt Disney Records, he has received numerous recording industry awards including ten Gold Records, four platinum records, six Grammy nominations and one Grammy win. Randy is the producer of the Lost Chords, a collection of songs originally written for classic Disney animated films like Peter Pan and Cinderella that never made it into the final productions. Some of those Lost Chords found their way into one of Randy’s other projects, The Legacy Collection.

The Legacy Collection is a series of collectible CDs celebrating the anniversaries of great Disney films like Fantasia, Pinocchio, Lady and the Tramp and The Lion King. They’re available online from Amazon and at the Disney Music Emporium. Currently available only at the Disneyland Resort is the Disneyland Legacy Collection set, three CDs celebrating 60 years of Disney theme park magic. Can’t make it to Disneyland? No worries. The set will be available online later this month. Each Legacy Collection set is handsomely packaged with original cover art by Disney artist Lorelay Bove. The sets also contain song lyrics, concept art and extensive liner notes rich in Disney history.

Randy Thornton is an artist who takes great pride in his work. In his conversation with me, he talks at length about his career and his passion for preserving Disney’s great music legacy. Randy Thornton is my guest today in The Mouse Castle Lounge.


1 comment:

  1. As wonderful as many of Disney's releases are, I am still perplexed as to why 'Chilling Thriling Sounds from The Haunted House' has never gotten a proper CD release. In my opinion, it is the most obvious MIA classic Disney album. And the fact that it was released again on vinyl last year, when there are dozens of copies constantly available on ebay and Amazon marketplace, was puzzling to say the least. Please Randy, use your influence to give this a proper, jewel case CD release. We have been waiting for years and years. The mp3 download just doesn't cut it. Look at all the Halloween sound effects CDs flooding the market. And the best of the best still sits in the vaults.