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Review and Giveaway: Disney's The Princess and the Frog Soundtrack (CD)  

Sunday, February 7, 2010



My daughter and I recently reviewed Disney's The Princess and The Frog Soundtrack on CD.

About this CD, from the Disney Site:

Walt Disney Animation Studios presents the musical THE PRINCESS AND THE FROG, an animated comedy set in the great city of New Orleans. From the creators of "The Little Mermaid" and "Aladdin" comes a modern twist on a classic tale, featuring a beautiful girl named Tiana, a frog prince who desperately wants to be human again, and a fateful kiss that leads them both on a hilarious adventure through the mystical bayous of Louisiana.

The collection of magical songs from this amazing soundtrack features Anika Noni Rose(Dreamgirls), Ne-Yo(R&B music star) and Academy Award® winning composer Randy Newman. Set in the great city of New Orleans, the sounds of Jazz, Zydeco, Blues, Gospel and more are all present for an unforgettable musical experience the entire family will enjoy!


Track Listing:

1. Never Knew I Needed - Performed by Ne-Yo
2. Down in New Orleans (Prologue) - Performed by Anika Noni Rose as "Tiana"
3. Down in New Orleans - Performed by Dr. John
4. Almost There - Performed by Anika Noni Rose as "Tiana"
5. Friends on the Other Side - Performed by Keith David as "Dr. Facilier"
6. When We're Human - Performed by Michael Leon-Wooley as "Louis", Bruno Campas as "Prince Naveen" and Anika Noni Rose as "Tiana" featuring Terence Blanchard on Trumpet
7. Gonna Take You There - Performed by Jim Cummings as "Ray" featuring Terrance Simien on Accordion and Frottoir
8. Ma Belle Evangline - Performed by Jim Cummings as "Ray" featuring Terence Blanchard on Trumpet
9. Dig a Little Deeper - Performed by Jenifer Lewis as "Mama Odie" featuring the Pinnacle Gospel Choir
10. Down in New Orleans (Finale) - Perfomred by Anika Noni Rose as "Tiana"
11. Fairy Tale/Going Home Score
12. I Know This Story Score
13. The Frog Hunters/Gator Down Score
14. Tiana's Bad Dream Score
15. Ray Laid Low Score
16. Ray/Mama Odie Score
17. This is Gonna Be Good Score

My daughter and I both enjoyed this CD, my favorite songs being Never Knew I Needed performed by Ne-Yo and Ma Belle Evangeline performed by Jim Cummings. My daughter danced and sang along the moment I put the CD on, and can't name a favorite!

Terence Blanchard, whom I never heard of before, did a great job on Trumpet and brought tears to my eyes.

Since we first listened to this CD, my daughter hasn't stopped listening to it! She loves it and keeps begging me to buy the DVD of the movie when it comes out!

GIVEAWAY


One of you will win a copy of this CD for yourself! To enter, tell me who your favorite Disney princess is!

For extra entries, view my Giveaway Rules, updated 2/2/10.

This giveaway will end on February 22nd at noon EST.


Disclaimer: This post was written for Family Review Network as part of a program for Walt Disney Records, who supplied the CD for review.





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