In the Key of Disney

In the Key of Disney Image
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  • Summary: The Beach Boy reinterprets some of the classic Disney songs on his second album for Walk Disney Records.
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  1. 80
    Try not to grin inanely as the banjo-led big band play "The Bare Necessities," sob to Wilson's lounge lizard harmonies on "When You Wish Upon A Star" or find lions sexy during his restrained "Can You Feel The Love Tonight?"
  2. Oct 24, 2011
    60
    Despite the natural feel of these songs as sung by Wilson and performed by his talented backing band, anyone who's paid attention to his solo career of the '90s and 2000s won't hear any surprises.
  3. Nov 1, 2011
    58
    In Mickey Mouse terms, this album is more the blandly suburban color Mickey than the anarchic black-and-white Mickey. The shape is the same; the spirit isn't.
  4. 40
    Mostly, the album suffers from just too much of the patronizing, saccharine Disney vibe and not enough echt Wilson.
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  1. Nov 13, 2011
    8
    A lot could be said about this album. I was very weary about this release. I mean, why would we want Brian to redo Disney songs. However, IA lot could be said about this album. I was very weary about this release. I mean, why would we want Brian to redo Disney songs. However, I was pleasantly surprised. It is a more then bearable album, with some great reinterpretations. I truly recommend Bare Necessities, Kiss the Girl and We Belong Together. Even the awful Can't You Feel The Love Tonight has become listenable due to the restraint Wilson version. Is it on par with his best work? Of course not. But that clearly was not the goal. It's an album for children and the child inside the man. If you want Brian at his height, buy the Smile Sessions. If you also like hearing Brian enjoying himself in a carefree manner, this album is a nice companion. Expand