We Love Disney is a comp released somewhat under the radar despite it being Disney related. And if never knowing of this comp’s existence wasn’t enough, the variants and all the pertinent info about them will drive you up the wall. There are no less than four different versions of this comp, with variants of some sprinkled in there. There is a collector’s edition box set, deluxe edition, standard edition and picture disc edition. To make things as easy to understand as possible I will dedicate at least one paragraph to each of those. And before I delve deeper into this rabbit hole, pressing info for most of the editions and variants has not been released and never expect it to be.
First off lets tackle the box set. It’s limited to 2,500 pieces and they make sure to note “for the first edition,” so they already have a second run planned. I’m not exactly sure how the box itself is constructed, mainly what it’s made of. My guess would be either wood or thick cardboard. I haven’t seen a picture or video of an actual box set, only an artist’s rendering and/or mock up for demo purposes. The box it light green in color and when you open it a Tinker Bell die cut piece folds out of the lid. The lid also has a pocket for the certificate of authenticity to slid into.There “hinges” of the box are lace.
The box set includes the following items; deluxe edition vinyl, standard edition vinyl, “limited edition” CD, standard edition CD, four limited edition numbered lithographs (all of Tinker Bell), “The Magic Behind We Love Disney” DVD, digital deluxe album, “limited edition” t-shirt (only comes in size Large) in a One-Time Only Design (We Love Disney album art), tote bag (We Love Disney album art printed on it) and certificate of authenticity. Basically you get everything associated with this album minus the picture disc. The lithographs, t-shirt, tote bag and DVD are all exclusive to the box set. The price is flat out ridiculous for this, even by Disney’s standards; $400. With that price tag you should at least be able to pick your shirt size. Most Disney fans are not a Large.
Next up we’ll delve into the deluxe edition of the vinyl version. The deluxe edition is pressed as a double LP and has two more tracks than the standard version. They are dubbed bonus tracks and are tacked onto the end of the comp; “It’s Not Easy Being Green (From “The Muppet Show”)” by Brenna Whitaker and “A Whole New World (From “Aladdin”)” by Yuna. The deluxe edition has different artwork than than standard version, and I wouldn’t exactly call it exclusive. The only difference is the background color, which is grey instead of white. Another difference in the packaging is the deluxe edition comes in a gatefold jacket when the standard edition does not. An insert is also included, which is the identical to the insert included with the standard version. There are two variants for the deluxe edition; green, which is avaiable everywhere selling the deluxe edition, and gold, which is a Barnes & Noble exclusive. No word on pressing info for either variant of the deluxe edition. Price on the deluxe edition (green vinyl) is around $30 ($35 from official store), but the Barnes & Noble variant somehow costs $5-10 less at $25.
The standard edition of We Love Disney is also pressed as a double LP but only comes on black vinyl. It’s not housed in a gatefold jacket, instead it comes in one of those chintzy double LP single pocket jackets. Instead of the cover art having a grey background like with the deluxe edition, the standard edition artwork has a white background. A full color, double sided insert is included with the standard edition. The insert is the same for the deluxe and regular versions. The track listing is the regular track listing, it does not have any bonus tracks. Price on this is around $20 retail (although the official web store is charging $24), but if you wait to buy this you’ll likely be able to buy it for under $15.
The picture disc version is pretty much exactly what you think it is. It’s a double LP picture disc set housed in a picture disc sleeve. The track listing is the same as the deluxe edition, so it has the two bonus tracks. There is an insert included. From pictures on the official website for this comp it looks like the same insert that is included with the standard edition of the comp, but I can’t say with any certainty. I also haven’t seen any pictures of all sides of this version, only one side. That one side is a drawing of Tinker Bell against a green background. The only place selling the picture disc version is the official website for this comp, and the price is $40.
There is an entire website and store for this comp (welovedisneymusic.com). It’s not just amongst the label’s website or store. It has its own dedicated server and web address. Copies of the vinyl version are being sold at Disney Parks too. Because ff there is one place I definitely want to buy records it’s at an theme park.
Here is the track listing (* denotes exclusive bonus track on deluxe edition and picture disc version):
- NE-YO – Friend Like Me (Aladdin)
- Jessie J – Part Of Your World (The Little Mermaid)
- Jason Derulo – Can You Feel The Love Tonight / Nants’ Ingonyama (The Lion King)
- Gwen Stefani – The Rainbow Connection (The Muppet Movie)
- Ariana Grande – Zero To Hero (Hercules)
- Jhené Aiko – In A World Of My Own/Very Good Advice (Alice in Wonderland)
- Fall Out Boy I Wan’na Be Like You (The Monkey Song) (The Jungle Book)
- Tori Kelly – Colors Of The Wind (Pocahontas)
- Kacey Musgraves – A Spoonful of Sugar (Mary Poppins)
- Charles Perry – Ev’rybody Wants To Be A Cat (The Aristocats)
- Jessie Ware – A Dream Is A Wish Your Heart Makes (Cinderella)
- Lucy Hale & Rascal Flatts – Let It Go (Frozen)
- Various Artists – It’s A Small World
- Brenna Whitaker – It’s Not Easy Being Green (The Muppet Show) *
- Yuna – A Whole New World (Aladdin) *