Anyone else watch Grease Live a couple of weeks ago? Well, when I heard that it was coming on, I immediately set my DVR. Something about that show, especially the music, I just absolutely love! So when I was asked if I would be interested in reviewing a new CD that combines not only favorite Disney tunes, but classic 1950’s – 1960’s style music like Grease, I of course, jumped at the chance.
A few days later my package arrived in the mail. I eagerly opened it to find just what I’d been waiting for – Kingdom Classics by Peter Alden. If you’re not familiar with Peter’s work, he is a talented singer that has showcased classic golden age music across the country and around the world. Many nights, you can catch him performing as one of the most highly respected Elvis tribute artists in central Florida. If you’d like to see him in action during your next trip to Disney World, you can check out his current schedule of events by clicking here.
So what’s Peter’s connection with Disney? And why did he choose Disney songs for his CD? Well, not only did he grow up in Florida, he was a frequent visitor to Walt Disney World, and once he was old enough, he landed a job working at several park attractions including as a hilarious Jungle Cruise Skipper!
Peter says, “Lately I have found myself wondering what some of the Disney classic songs I loved as a child, as well as some of the new songs, might sound like in a more retro rock & roll sound.”
Well, how they sound is fabulous! I love the new twist that Peter has incorporated into each of the songs to make them uniquely his own. My favorite has to be his version of “The Bare Necessities”. In fact, I now have it set as my wake up song on my CD player alarm clock. And because of Peter’s terrific tune, I no longer want to chuck it out the window when it goes off!
Here’s the complete song list for you:
- Pinocchio’s Boogie
- The Bare Necessities
- Kiss The Girl
- Let’s Get Together
- Cruella De Ville
- I Just Can’t Wait To Be King
- Rock Around The Mouse
- A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes
- Hakuna Matata
- When You Wish Upon A Star
And a sample:
To purchase the full digital version of Kingdom Classics for just $10, please click here. If you’d rather have the CD for only $15 plus $5 for shipping, you can purchase a copy by clicking here. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
A special thank you to Krista Joy of DisneyWays.com, and of course, Peter Alden of Peter Alden Entertainment for allowing me the opportunity to review Kingdom Classics! To keep up with Peter, you can find and follow him across social media on Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Instagram!
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post, however I did receive a free copy of Kingdom Classics for my review. All opinions are my own and not influenced in any way.
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