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  • Justin Ying
    November 15, 2021
    I love it this is one of mine favorite Disney movie love so Cathedral church the songs are incredible Oh La La La I 100% more like Quasi alway stuck alone that someday out there somebody to know me and love
  • Linda Gorsuch
    November 10, 2021
    I really like the CD and the booklet that came with it.
  • RIch Cunningham
    November 9, 2021
    Nice to see that the Legacy Collection continues. I see the other reviews are complete enough that I don't need to add any comments. What would be nice going forward is to make it possible to have a storage case to keep the newer releases in. I've got the original 12 discs which are stored quite nicely. But the last 3 releases as just kinda laying around.
  • Jon Lorenz
    November 7, 2021
    Would have been 5 stars, but for the missing material. This was my most anticipated release since the Legacy Collection was initially announced years ago. It is fantastic to finally get the full score (well, almost) in film order. Also welcome - the acknowledgement and inclusion of a few recordings from the excellent German version of the stage show. DISNEY, if you are listening, one of the most exciting features of the Legacy series is the newly recorded versions of deleted/alternate songs, as you did on Mary Poppins and others. It would have incredible to hear English versions of the incredible songs from the German version not in the film or the new stage version, like 'Balancing Act,' 'Out of Love,' and the German version of 'Someday,' or at least the cut song from the film "As Long As There's a Moon,' strangely absent here. Also absent from the otherwise complete score - one of the most exciting passages in the score, the last few minutes of "And He Shall Smite the Wicked." The only reason I can surmise is that they just ran out out of time on Disc One and said "Oh well, just cut the rest." This is particularly strange as Disc Two devotes much space to multiple demos of the same songs, while eschewing demos for other cut songs like "As Long As There's a Moon." If this had been a 3-disc completionist edition, I'd give it 5 stars. As a 2-disc edition, better curation would have made it feel sufficient and worthy of 5 stars. If you're a fan of this, you're gonna buy it. And you'll probably buy the expanded edition when it comes out later.
  • Patrick Dailey
    November 5, 2021
    There's an error or glitch on track 11 (first disc) around the 1:50 second mark. Also, others have noted, "I noticed these, too, when listening to the album last night on Amazon. I believe #1 and #3 are legitimate choices in order to showcase as much Alan Menken score as possible. I'll explain. The Esmeralda introductory music that's in the film (and in the "The World Outside" track on the Legacy album) differs from the version that's been on the "Topsy Turvy" track all these years on the original album. The one that's always been tacked on in front of "Topsy Turvy" is more robust and has a definitive ending whereas the film one is more pared down and trails off because it's meant to only be the few gypsies that are playing as Esmeralda dances. The Legacy producers probably decided to keep the soundtrack version in front of "Topsy Turvy" so it wouldn't be lost. Although I, personally, would've made it its own brief bonus track on disc 2 instead. As for the "Heaven's Light" reprise, I went back and compared the Legacy track ("Escape") to the same scene in the film. We're actually getting unused score in this track. My suspicion is that the scene originally played without the reprise and was just score, running a bit shorter. Then late in production, they decided to add the reprise and had to extend the scene to make it match. This explains why we have so many back-and-forth cutaways from Quasi to Esmy and Phoebus kissing. Some of those shots are late inserts. The commentary helps back up my theory because they mention that Tom Hulce's first version of the full "Heaven's Light" song was in a very high falsetto that they felt was too extreme, so they had him re-record it. The reprise you hear in the film I believe is taken from that first outtake of the full song. So the Legacy album producers were probably faced with, "Well, do we give them some never-before-heard Menken score or use the edit the film has?" I think they made the right call in giving us the original score, but like the issue with #1 above, they should've given us the complete falsetto "Heaven's Light" as a bonus track on disc 2. Another thing I noticed is they included the brief introduction to "Heaven's Light" that's always been on the soundtrack but never in the movie. Unlike the mess they did with (two versions of!) "Part of Your World" on The Little Mermaid's Legacy album, the segue from the score to the album track is more seamless on Hunchback. The "Cyclone" part of "And He Shall Smite the Wicked" is actually restored to the Legacy album which I was honestly shocked about. The snafu the Legacy album did was the track ends with Frollo chasing after Quasi and Esmeralda onto the balcony with his sword. Everything from him sneaking around the balcony all the way through to his death is completely missing on the album. In other words, the entire balcony climax. This issue is unforgiveable and has to be a slip-up in editing rather than a deliberate choice. This is what I believe happened: the producers decided to give the balcony climax its own track (which would explain why the "Wicked" track ends with reverb rather than being randomly cut off). But due to mislabeling, things got shifted around. On the Legacy album, the track labelled "Sanctuary!" isn't the sanctuary scene. It's the scene with Frollo crashing the court of miracles. Then you've got "And He Shall Smite the Wicked" which is the sanctuary scene and doesn't even include the part of the climax where that line is uttered. So I believe the intention was to be something like this: "Mine at Last" (2:19) "Sanctuary!" (8:02) "And He Shall Smite the Wicked" (1:47) And instead, the first track got labelled as the second, the second got labelled as the third, and the third track completely fell by the wayside. When I got to that error last night, it ruined my listening experience and had me steaming so much that I was only half paying attention to the bonus content that followed it. Disney needs to fix this pronto, and if the error made it onto the physical disc version, they need to offer an exchange program. And I, too, don't understand why we didn't get "As Long As There's a Moon." It's one of my favorite deleted Disney songs and, honestly, I like it even more than "In a Place of Miracles." I was really hoping we would get a clean version of "Moon" since I have a laserdisc rip that contains all the crazy sound effects of the gypsies trying to put up wedding decorations. One curious thing I noticed is that the demos we get of "Bells of Notre Dame" and "Hellfire" are actually the first versions with unused lyrics, but we don't get the later demos we got on the laserdisc that are closer to the film versions. Since we got multiple demos of the other songs, it's a little odd we didn't get multiples of those two. Also, "In a Place of Miracles" is the pure demo from start to finish and it doesn't have the recorded dialogue from Tom Hulce, Kevin Kline, and Paul Kandel that's on the laserdisc; it's Alan Menken saying those lines instead. In good news, though, in addition to the unused score during the Esmeralda and Phoebus kiss, we also get unused score during Quasi and Frollo's first scene together when they're reviewing the alphabet. There's more unused score during Phoebus' "She stood up for you!" scene with Quasi. And the opening "Bells of Notre Dame" includes the melodic bells you hear during the "Walt Disney Pictures Presents" title card (the soundtrack version only had silence in between the chorus and the big blast of music). The two inclusions from the German production are random. I love the German show, but that's already got a cast album. Either throw in that album as a disc three to this thing, or leave the two tracks off."
  • Kyle Boyce
    November 5, 2021
    I'm pretty much in the same boat as other reviews. I love that this got a Legacy Collection release but find it strange that it is missing material present in the original CD. I hope that this can be changed, but the release is otherwise great.
  • Trevor Whipple
    November 5, 2021
    I really want to like this album, but there are many things that keep me from liking it. Like a lot of customers are saying, in spite of this supposedly being the complete score, the score isn't really complete. For example, the music that plays during the final battle between Frollo, Quasimodo, and Esmeralda is omitted which is frustrating because it's on the original release of the soundtrack. Plus, I could do without the demos to "A Guy Like You". I like the song fine, but not enough to want to listen to the demos. So please, Disney, rerelease this Legacy Collection album with the issues that me and the other customers have with this album fixed. The artwork is beautiful as always though.
  • Marília Souza
    October 9, 2021
    Hello Disney Music! My name is Marília Souza and I speak directly from Brazil. I would like to congratulate everyone involved on the wonderful release of the "complete" (yes, in quotation marks) and remastered soundtrack of "The Hunchback of Notre Dame" for "Walt Disney Records: The Legacy Collection". The most beautiful, powerful and daring soundtrack in the entire musical canon of "Walt Disney Animation Studios" to date, has finally been rightly recognized and delivered expanded to the public, but... sadly, this release has serious errors in track organization, with "Sanctuary!" ending on the Judex Crederis section of a track, and then the actual "Sanctuary" cue coming on the next track "And He Shall Smite the Wicked." The musical climax of the film (the final Dies Irae choral and the end of Frollo) is completely omitted from the album! I confess I was so disappointed! (Hence the quotation marks mentioned above). Disney, please you need to fix this and reissue the album with corrections, ASAP! Because MILLIONS of people adore this soundtrck and it's not fair let it be kept in this disorganized form that was released. Only in this have you sinned! (and have sinned TERRIBLY) Please Disney, as a company with almost universal scopes, you need to take your works more "seriously"(humbledly opining). Even more THAT masterpiece. I and millions of people around the planet who have been waiting so long for this release, appreciate and look forward to your repair to this album. Have a good afternoon! Note: You could include in this fix the instrumentals of each song in the movie (like "Out There", "Heaven's Light / Hellfire", "God Help The Outcasts"...) and the demo of "Heaven's Light" and the demo 2 from "Hellfire" (those demos that are included in the bonus from the Laserdisc version (I think it's from Laserdisc) of the movie). All remastered like the others in the album. Would really be P.E.R.F.E.C.T! Without having to complain. I almost forgot! Don't forget to add the demo of the deleted song "As Long as There's a Moon" and Tom Hulce singing "Heaven's Light (Reprise) on the track "Escape". Once again, thanks for your attention!
  • Michael Kurland
    October 8, 2021
    I'm really glad that the expanded soundtrack has finally been released. In my opinion, it's one of Alan Menken's best. However, if it's not too inconvenient, there are two missing parts of the score: 1. "Heaven's Light" (Reprise) 2. "And He Shall Smite the Wicked" concluding portion (included on all previous releases). If you could fix those and offer a replacement program, that would make this the best release of this amazing score ever produced.
  • Cristian
    September 29, 2021
    As a collector, I'm really pleased that the legacy collection is back. What I like most about it is the fact that the unreleased score is included to enjoy it. That's what makes it different and attractive. However, instead of so many demos it would be nicer to have other extra pieces of music like suites and instrumental versions of songs and so. The package is beautiful although the CDs could have a more attractive design. Let's hope we have Aladdin and many others soon.
  • Paolo
    September 27, 2021
    A track is missing. The battle on the bell tower when Frollo falls down in the fire. Otherwise it would have been a perfect release
  • Nadya Ryzhkina
    September 26, 2021
    Thank you for hearing mt releasing the Hunchback of Notre Dame Legacy Collection! I am very happy! But, as it turned out,the album has some flaws. 1. It doesn't have "Heaven's Light" Reprise 2. “And He Shall Smite the Wicked” track is missing the climatic music leading up to Frollo’s demise.
  • Aaron Landsverk
    September 22, 2021
    Upon first listening to this album, I was a little mixed at first. On the one hand, I'm glad to see the unreleased score for Hunchback finally getting a public release for the first time since the movie came out, but at the same time, I feel like it suffers from a few flaws. First off, the score piece for when Frollo falls to his demise during the final showdown on the Bell Tower is absent here. Secondly, the demo for "A Guy Like You" is duplicated twice. If you're going to have a demo for a song that's basically the same, I would suggest including the only copy of the demo that you want to use and call it a day. Other than that, I'd say this is a nice reissue of Hunchback's score by Alan Menken and Stephen Schwartz. If I were you, I'd go ahead and pick this up along with the first release of the soundtrack on CD. Go Menken and Schwartz!
  • Kris
    September 20, 2021
    Over the moon that the Legacy Collection is finally returning after a three-year hiatus! This is my favourite Disney soundtrack and I can’t believe it’s finally a dream come true! Please do more of these titles (Mulan, Hercules, Tarzan, Aladdin, Alice in Wonderland, Three Caballeros, Snow White, The Rescuers, The Jungle Book, 101 Dalmatians, Bambi, Dumbo, Fantasia 2000, Peter Pan, Sword in the Stone, Fox and the Hound, Great Mouse Detective, Oliver & Company)
  • Thomas
    September 19, 2021
    So thrilled that the Legacy Collection has been revived, and for such an understated beautiful movie. I hope that we get a Walt Disney World edition to celebrate the 50th Anniversary, I know we had the Disneyland edition but there's so many other songs that can be used, such as 'Festival of Fantasy' and 'Vamos' which I know exists in a different format but the Magic Kingdom specific version would be amazing. But for now, very happy Hunchback is being recognised - as a British person I'd have loved the Eternal version of Someday to have been included but the original is just as good.
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