Thursday, January 29, 2009

A friend just sent me the following email about the Walt Disney and the 1964 World's Fair [BOX SET] that I was mentioning on the blog yesterday:

[This was something that Bruce Gordon championed and had all ready to go upon his untimely death. It had been in the works for years, even before the death of David Mumford in 2003.

Randy Thornton at Walt Disney Records picked up the baton after Bruce's passing, and this is the result.

Research and Text: Stacia Martin
Layout and Design: Bruce Gordon
Historical Image Research:
Randy Webster & Hugh Chitwood
Media Designer: Glenn Barker
Digital Transfers: Steve Litten
Clearances: Jann Adachi
Research: Heather Neidenbach
Scheduling: Lisa Beckwith
Management: Melissa Smith
For Disneyland: Linda Votaw and Susie McFarland
A special thanks to Ron Moortgat of the Walt Disney Sound Archives
Thanks to Tony Baxter for starting this whole CD thing, Dave Smith and Robert Tieman of the Walt Disney Archives for your continued support, Marty Sklar, Jan O’Connor and all the Imagineers over the past half-century whose work we are celebrating.

The content may have changed in the past year, but here is at least a feel for what is there:

Disc 1
Progressland
1 Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow 4:47
2 Welcome :20
3 Walt Disney and the
Sherman Brothers 2:32
4 Carousel of Progress:
Early Script Reading 3:06
5 Carousel of Progress:
Alternate Universe Version 27:07
6 The Skydome Spectacular 7:58
7 Toucan and Parrot Show 8:44
8 Music To Buy Toasters By 4:01
9 Mirror Maze 5:08
10 Orchestra 3:17
11 Orchestra :44
12 Orchestra 1:44
13 Orchestra :45
14 Orchestra :47
15 Orchestra 1:05
16 Horizons 1:04

Disc 2
Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
1 Introduction :56
2 Early Recording x:xx
3 The PreShow 9:01
4 The Main Show 9:13
5 Pre Show Music 10:18
6 Main Show Music 8:37
7 Dialog Recording Session 5:32
8 Chorus Vocal 1:37

Disc 3
It’s A Small World
1 Queue/Entrance Music 3:05
2 First Demo Recording 1:04
3 Walt Disney Welcome 9:14
4 Vocals (Isolated) 2:14
5 The Ultimate MegaMix 20:51
6 Exit Music 2:38
7 Disneyland Paris 2:05
8 Disneyland Paris 1:29
9 Chorus xxxxx

Disc 4
Magic Skyway
1 World of Tomorrow 2:59
2 Magic Skyway 10:33
3 International Gardens 2:47
4 International Gardens 4:40
5 International Gardens 4:03
6 International Gardens 3:02
7 International Gardens 1:42
8 International Gardens 2:54
9 International Gardens 3:12
10 International Gardens 3:44
11 International Gardens 3:08
12 Auto Parts Harmonic 8:57
13 Dialog Recording Session 8:27
14 Get The Feel Of The Wheel (Ford March) 6:13]

The content did change a bit and you will find what Randy Thornton had so say about it at this link and at this other link.

1 comment:

Tangaroa said...

Sorry to dampen the spirits, but it was just announced that the release has been delayed about five weeks due to manufactuing issues. Sadness!