Walt Disney Presents Songs from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in French and English
was issued in 1963. Disneyland Record label. Recorded by Walt Disney Music Co. Printed in USA. Catalog no. DQ-1237. Vinyl 12" disc, 33⅓ rpm. This is a dual language LP featuring five Snow White songs in both French and English
- WHISTLE WHILE YOU WORK
- I'M WISHING
- ONE SONG
- WITH A SMILE AND A SONG
- SOMEDAY MY PRINCE WILL COME
The English version features the Adriana Caselotti recordings from the original movie soundtrack. The French songs are covers of the originals. They are sung by Christiane Legrand who first released them in 1962 on the Le Petit Ménestrel label, catalog no. 45 vs 556 (seen in another post
The record was issued again as catalog no. DL-3504. Th sleeve notation still reads "© 1963 Walt Disney Productions." The big update to this record is the addition of the totally unrelated "Happy Wanderer in Europe" tunes on second side. To make room, the last two Snow White songs were dropped.
Special thanks to Colin Cameron for donating this record to the Filmic Light Collection.
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....ReplyDelete
I would love to see that! :)Delete
Why would anyone learn French when they could learn Eskimo?ReplyDelete
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.Delete
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!Delete
Thanks for the additional info François. Appreciate it.Delete