The Carl Stalling Project, Volume 2I don’t know if it’s because all the best material was used on the first collection of Stalling gems, or if the first album’s huge amount of material left a lot to live up to, but somehow the second Stalling album from Warner Bros. seems lacking. Don’t get me wrong, there are still a lot of classic pieces on here, including the “Orchestra Gag”, “Marching Pink Elephants” and “Satan’s Waitin'”, but the cues on this CD are generally much shorter – many of them lasting less than a minute! – and the music is broken up by short sound 3 out of 4effects tracks (credit for which actually goes to Treg Brown, not Carl Stalling). Somehow Volume II pales in comparison to the first Stalling CD…but I’m still hoping for a third one!

  1. Zoom and Bored (6:06)
  2. Stage Fright (4:07)
  3. The High and the Flighty (5:36)
  4. Bad Swiss Band (0:36)
  5. Order this CD Marching Pink Elephants (1:45)
  6. The Slap Hoppy Mouse (6:31)
  7. Orchestra Gag (0:44)
  8. Variation on Grandfather’s Clock (0:11)
  9. Variation on Chinatown My Chinatown (0:09)
  10. Variation on Lucky Day (0:27)
  11. Wind-Up Doll (0:45)
  12. Guided Muscle (5:53)
  13. SFX: Fall and Splat (0:02)
  14. Ghost Wanted (3:55)
  15. The Unexpected Pest (6:21)
  16. Drunk le Cucaracha (3:13)
  17. Flea-Ridden Sheep Dog (0:24)
  18. Golf Cue (0:25)
  19. Barbary Coast Bunny (6:21)
  20. Satan’s Waitin’ [excerpt] (2:17)
  21. Rubber Dog (0:55)
  22. Pappy’s Puppy (5:08)
  23. Variations on La Danza (1:28)
  24. Variations of Johann Strauss (1:32)
  25. SFX: Kangaroo (0:03)
  26. Mouse-taken Identity (6:03)
  27. Variations on Mexican Hat Dance (3:05)
  28. Frazzled Coyote (1:54)

Released by: Warner Bros.
Release date: 1995
Total running time: 76:10