Los Lobos Goes Disney
Los Lobos Goes Disney is a covers album by the Mexican American rock group Los Lobos, on which the band interprets songs from the Disney catalogue, most of which were featured in their animated films. It was released on 27 October 2009 through Disney Sound.
|Los Lobos Goes Disney|
|Studio album by|
|Released||27 October 2009|
|Studio||CRG Studio, Rowland Heights, California|
|Genre||Rock, children's music|
|Los Lobos chronology|
|The Music Box|
The album blends different musical styles across thirteen songs, such as rock and roll, surf-rock, Americana, country folk, Mexican norteño and Tejano music, Cajun, zydeco, ska, and blues jazz. Los Lobos saxophone player Steve Berlin said, "The kids record doesn't sound like a kids record. It just sounds like Los Lobos playing funky old songs."
AllMusic reviewer William Ruhlmann gave the album a rating of three-and-a-half stars out of five, and wrote, "Los Lobos Goes Disney could have been called Disney goes Los Lobos instead, since the group applies its familiar mixture of musical styles to Disney songs." He added that the band's interpretations "are hardly definitive, but they are enjoyable".
Doug Collette, writing for Glide Magazine, gave it five out of ten, saying that right from the start of album opener "Heigh Ho", "it’s apparent Los Lobos inhabit the music as much as it inhabits them. An onslaught of percussion gives way to chanting in Spanish, an arrangement that might just as easily adorn one of the band’s originals." Collette also felt that the band were "as tasteful as usual throughout".
John Metzger of The Music Box magazine gave the album three stars out of five, and said that the original songs aren’t necessarily well suited to Los Lobos’ style, "so the success of Los Lobos Goes Disney largely is dependent upon the band’s ability to find a unique perspective for delivering this material ... the results are merely adequate, even if they are passively enjoyable."
|1.||"Heigh-Ho" (from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs)||Larry Morey, Frank Churchill||2:37|
|2.||"I Wan'na Be Like You" (from The Jungle Book)||Robert B. Sherman, Richard M. Sherman||3:38|
|3.||"Not in Nottingham" (from Robin Hood)||Roger Miller||3:19|
|4.||"The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room" (from The Enchanted Tiki Room)||Sherman, Sherman||2:50|
|5.||"Grim Grinning Ghosts" (from The Haunted Mansion)||Francis Xavier Atencio, Buddy Baker||3:32|
|6.||"I Will Go Sailing No More" (from Toy Story)||Randy Newman||2:22|
|7.||"The Ugly Bug Ball" (from Summer Magic)||Sherman, Sherman||3:27|
|8.||"Cruella De Vil" (from 101 Dalmatians)||Mel Leven||3:47|
|9.||"Bella Notte" (from Lady and the Tramp)||Sonny Burke, Peggy Lee||2:50|
|10.||"Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah" (from Song of the South)||Ray Gilbert, Allie Wrubel||2:48|
|11.||"The Bare Necessities" (from The Jungle Book)||Terry Gilkyson||2:58|
|12.||"Oo-De-Lally" (from Robin Hood)||Miller||2:09|
|13.||"When You Wish Upon a Star / It's a Small World" (from Pinocchio / "it's a small world")||Leigh Harline, Ned Washington / Sherman, Sherman||2:27|
- Los Lobos
- David Hidalgo – vocals, guitar, accordion, hidalguera, requinto jarocho, keyboards
- Cesar Rosas – vocals, guitar, bajo sexto
- Louie Pérez – vocals, guitar, jarana
- Conrad Lozano – vocals, bass, guitarron
- Steve Berlin – saxophone, flute, percussion, keyboards
- Additional musicians
- Cougar Estrada – drums, percussion, keyboards
- Vicki Rosas – vocals on "Grim Grinning Ghosts"
- Los Lobos – producer
- Mark Johnson – engineer, mixing
- Greg Morgenstein – engineer, mixing
- Dave McNair – mastering
- Mando Tavares – production assistance
- Louie Pérez – art direction
- Steve Gerdes – art direction
- Anabel Sinn – album design
- Louie Pérez III – drawing
- Ruhlmann, William. "Los Lobos Goes Disney – AllMusic Review". AllMusic. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
- Collette, Doug (7 December 2009). "Los Lobos Goes Disney – Glide Magazine Review". Glide Magazine. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
- Metzger, John (13 May 2010). "Los Lobos Goes Disney – Music Box Review". The Music Box. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
- Los Lobos Goes Disney press release. loslobos.org. Retrieved on 16 August 2019.
- Hund, Peter (26 November 2009). "Los Lobos Goes Disney – Good New Music Review". goodnewmusic.com. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
- Oksenhorn, Stewart (25 February 2010). "CD reviews: Discs that are sure to spice up your playlist". The Aspen Times. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
- Varine, Patrick (9 November 2009). "Los Lobos Goes Disney – The Fowler Tribune Review". The Fowler Tribune. Retrieved 16 August 2019.
- Los Lobos Goes Disney (CD liner notes). Los Lobos. Disney Sound. 2009.CS1 maint: others (link)