Disney Lullaby & Goodnight Review

Disney’s latest album, Lullaby and Goodnight, features 12 lovely soft songs from Fred Mollin, that are perfect to lie back and relax, with many beautiful covers of classic Disney songs including “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?” from the Lion King, “You’ll Be In My Heart” from Tarzan and “Chim Chim Cheree” from Mary Poppins. There are also some other more classic songs, like “Over The Rainbow” and “Puff The Magic Dragon”.

Here is a look at the track list:

1. Golden Slumbers / Over the Rainbow
2. Can You Feel The Love Tonight
3. Morning Has Broken
4. Lavender Blue (Dilly Dilly)
5. All Through the Night
6. Rainbow Connection
7. Chim Chim Cher – ee
8. You’ll Be In My Heart
9. Somewhere Out There
10. Puff The Magic Dragon
11. You Can Close Your Eyes
12. Love Me Tender

This was album I was completely surprised at, when I first saw it and the artwork for the album, I was expecting something similar to something Disney Junior would put out, that it would be very childish and aimed purely at kids, which this album just isn’t. It has some beautiful songs that I have been really enjoying listening to, mainly the Disney covers, with “You’ll Be In My Heart” standing out as one of my favourites, since its just a lovely version.

Other highlights from this album include “Chim Chim Cher-ee” and “Can You Feel The Love Tonight?”, both of which have that lovely Disney vibe and are worth checking out.

Many of these songs can be a little generic, in that you wouldn’t think they belonged on a Disney album, such as “Over the Rainbow”, “Puff The Magic Dragon” and “Morning Has Broken”. I did have a small flashback to primary school when I heard “Morning Has Broken”, since this just felt completely out of place and reminded me of Sunday School, which did make me want to hit “skip” straight away! However “Puff The Magic Dragon” was one of my favourite songs as a child, so that brought back some memories, but it also felt the most childish track on the album.

It’s a shame Disney didn’t just cover their own songs throughout the album and feels like a lost opportunity, especially as a few of the songs reminded me of Brave, with the use of a wind instruments and more.

This album isn’t expensive and with it being available on streaming platforms, this is a easy recommendation to anyone who currently use “sleep” songs, or if you enjoy “easy listening” albums. Don’t be put off by the album cover, this isn’t just for kids.

OVERALL:

Disney Lullaby & Goodnight was a big surprise to me, I was expecting a album aimed at babies and I was wrong, its a gentle soft album that could be used in many different situations. This album wouldn’t annoy an adult who is lying next to a child trying to get them to sleep or if you have difficulty in falling to sleep, I think this would work very well. It’s very relaxing and has some lovely songs, while the Disney versions stand out above everything else, on a whole, this is a charming soft gentle album.

REVIEW SCORE: 7 out of 10

You can purchase this album now from Amazon

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