This fall, Walt Disney Records and Fairfax Classics will release a collection of restored soundtracks for The Silly Symphonies, a historically important series that developed and expanded the Disney studio’s technical and artistic capabilities and set the company on the path to releasing its first feature film in 1937. Pre-orders for the set will begin on August 17th at this website:
The Silly Symphony Collection is a first-of-its-kind box set featuring the complete restored soundtracks from all 75 Silly Symphony shorts from 1929-1939, with over 8 hours of music spread over 16 vinyl LPs. The collection is housed in 8 tip-on gatefold jackets with original animation art in a beautifully constructed foil-stamped and numbered slipcase. Soundtracks of Disney classics such as The Skeleton Dance by Carl Stalling, Three Little Pig by Frank Churchill, and Donald Duck’s debut The Wise Little Hen by Leigh Harline will be presented in full for the first time ever on record. Each gatefold jacket includes detailed liner notes for every short by Disney historians J.B. Kaufman and Russell Merritt, authors of the definitive book on the Silly Symphonies.
The companies haven’t set a price yet, but considering that Disney and Fairfax are selling a Snow White music score book for $300, prepare to have your wallets and purses milked dry.