Disney nightmare mix

Exclusive: stream the downtempo Disney nightmare from former Arab Strap member L. Pierre

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Ninety years of Disney means there are many vaults worth of eerie concepts and jingles that got shelved away. "The Song of the Seeonee" by composer Terry Gilkyson was cut from The Jungle Book (1967) for being too dark, along with "Brothers All" (although many creepier songs were left in). The nature of these tunes – littered with spooky calls from damsels in distress and the sinister sorcery of an earlier magic kingdom – worm their way into former Arab Strap member Aidan Moffat's "Neverland Transmission", a languid, downtempo Disney nightmare featuring a spectrum of age-old classics like "Scales and Arpeggios" from The Aristocats and Peter Pan's "Second Star to the Right". It's a dreamy journey turned nightmare-ish nirvana, a complete u-turn from L. Pierre's (aka Aidan Moffat) earlier work in the Scottish indie rock duo. Burning with a slow fuse, this molten mix rebuffs the pristine Disney veneer for a pleasurable cruise to Neverland's magical shores.

Disney Mix Track List:

1. When You Wish Upon A Star (L. Pierre Stretch) – Various Artists [Dialogue excerpt from Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs: Classic Movies on the Radio]

2. Curiosity Leads To Wings, Your Mother And A Small World (L. Pierre Mix) – Oliver Wallace, Frank Churchill, Kathryn Beaumont and The Disneyland Chorus

3. Pretty Melody / My Paree – George Bruns

4. The Song Of The Seeonee (Edit) – Robert B. Sherman [Sound effect excerpt from Chilling, Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House]

5. Clock Sequence – Various Artists

6. A Mouse! (L. Pierre Mix) – Frank Churchill & Oliver Wallace [Sound effect excerpt from Chilling, Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House]

7. Man Returns – Ed Plumb, Frank Churchill, Larry Morey

8. Scales And Arpeggios – Liz English, Gary Dubin & Dean Clark

9. Thatʼs What Friends Are For (The Vulture Song) (Edit) – Bruce Reitherman

10. Cruella Deville (Edit) – Bill Lee

11. Main Title (The Second Star to the Right)/All This Has Happened Before – The Jud Conlon Chorus [Sound effect excerpt from Chilling, Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House]

12. Wintry Winds – Ed Plumb/Frank Churchill/Larry Morey

13. Desolation (L. Pierre Stretch) – Leigh Harline

14. You Oughta Be Ashamed – Oliver Wallace [Sound effect excerpt from Chilling, Thrilling Sounds Of The Haunted House]

15. Oh Tink (L. Pierre Mix) – Bill Thompson, Hans Conried & The Jud Conlon Chorus

16. Iʼm Wishing (Loop) – Adriana Caselotti [Dialogue excerpt from Alice In Wonderland]

17. No Longer an Elephant / Dumbo's Sadness / A Visit In the Night / Baby Mine – Betty Noyes

18. Mickey Mouse Club, Alma Mater (Mickey Mouse Club) – Mouseketeers

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