Thursday, August 30, 2012

1963 French/English Records, DL-3504 & DQ-1237

Walt Disney Presents Songs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in French and English. Disneyland Records DL-3504.  Sleeve notation: "© 1963 Walt Disney Productions." Disc label: "Recorded by Walt Disney Music Co."

This 33⅓ LP was recently picked up cheap at a used record store in NYC. As the album cover states, Side 1 contains songs from Snow White in both French and English. Side 2 features totally unrelated "Happy Wanderer in Europe" tunes.

"Educational and Entertaining!"

Snow White Album Sleeve


There are three Snow White songs included: Whistle While You Work, I'm Wishing, and One Song. They appear in both languages for a total of six tracks.

SIDE I:


1. SIFFLEZ EN TRAVAILLANT
2. WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK
3. JE SOUHAITE
4. I'M WISHING
5. UN CHANT
6. ONE SONG

Music by Frank Churchill
Words by Larry Morey
French Versions by Marcel Ventura
  Assistedby Alfred Fatio

Long Play 33⅓
Recorded by Walt Disney Music Co.



And here comes the Happy Wanderer on the flipside:


SIDE II:

Special thanks to Colin Cameron for donating this record to the Filmic Light Collection.


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A different version of this album was also issued in 1963, Disneyland Records, #DQ-1237. This one featured Snow White in French and English on both sides. No Happy Wanderer.



In addition to the three songs above, it also included With A Smile and a Song and Some Day My Prince Will Come.

Additional images and soundbite courtesy of Greg Philip of A Lost Film.

6 comments:

  1. Oh, Ben would *love* the music from this record. He usually watches the DVDs with them set to alternate language tracks. It's hard enough to recognize when he is parroting movie phrases in English, it's downright hysterical when he starts randomly speaking in French or Spanish for no apparent reason....

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  2. Why would anyone learn French when they could learn Eskimo?

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    1. The Snow White songs have been translated into so many languages, it truly wouldn't surprise me if there we an Inuit version out there somewhere.

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    2. That French Snow actually is Christiane Legrand, Michel Legrand's sister. AND those indications - French Versions by Marcel Ventura Assisted by Alfred Fatio - do also appear on the versions done by Isabelle Aubret in 1963. After her successful lawsuit against Disney France, all of Lucie Dolène's contributions were replaced by other performers, most notably her singing in the French version of Beauty & the Beast, which is also by Christiane Legrand too!

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    3. Thanks for the additional info François. Appreciate it.

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