For its fifth release, DISNEYLAND Records released the first of many soundtrack reissues- Walt Disney's Song of the South.
Originally released by RCA Victor, the Disney soundtrack albums were always big sellers. Since the idea of home entertainment was a distant dream at the time, the soundtrack albums were the only way fans could re-experience the films on demand.
Despite how lucrative these soundtrack releases were, neither RCA Victor nor any of the other large record companies were willing to release the DISNEYLAND Park albums in order to retain the soundtrack rights. Like so many others, they didn't think that DISNEYLAND would be successful and didn't believe Mr. Disney would end his contract with them over such a small issue. Besides, they figured, he'd need the revenue after DISNEYLAND failed. Of course, they were absolutely wrong. This release would be just the first of many reissues.