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Hosts: Matt Hochberg, Len Testa, Mike Scopa & Mike Newell

Topics:
  • Music at Walt Disney World
  • Mike Newell likes Epcot as his favorite park for music
  • Mike Newell's facorite attraction soundtrack is Horizons followed by Spaceship Earth
  • Mike Newell is not a fan of the new Journey Into Your Imagination ride
  • Matt felt the World of Motion soundtrack was terribly annoying
  • Matt enjoys the Soarin' soundtrack the most
  • Mike Scopa loves the Illumination soundtrack
  • Matt likes the 40's music on Sunset Blvd and the Tower of Terror area
  • Mike Scopa liked the mood of the music around the Great Movie Ride
  • Matt likes the "You Can Fly" song played at Peter Pan
  • Len notes the music on Space Mountain was real music that wasn't just composed for Disney
  • Mike Newell notes the Wonders of Life music was also made not just for Disney
  • Matt enjoys the "wake up music" heard at the Magic Kingdom
  • Mike Scopa really enjoys the original opening music to Epcot
  • Len likes the Energy song at Epcot
  • Len also likes singing "Tomorrow's Child" to his sister
  • Matt also enjoys "Chante, C'est Noel" which is from Disneyland Paris
  • Mike Newell gets alot of complaints about the El Rio Del Tiempo recording
  • Matt is creeped out by the girl at the end of the Haunted Mansion recording
  • Mike Newell as gotten much of his music from newsgroups and IRC
  • Mike Newell contemplates the origins of many attraction recordings
  • Len likes some of the Animal Kingdom music
  • Len mentions Dinoland USA is the worst area in all of Walt Disney World for music

Running Time: 18:39

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Episode 41 Now Available
Authored by: bigbrian-nc.com on Thursday, February 02 2006 @ 03:01 PM CST

This episode in particular struck a chord with me, as I too am a person who racked up quite a collection of Disney mp3.s in the Napster days. Also, I too record a little in the parks myself (mini disk recorder), I'd record in the parks more, but, I'm just not there often enough (dag nab it!) .

In a sense I think this episode gave me as much or more insight into the personalities of each of the hosts than any other episode, or at least confirmed things I already suspected. the following comments really say alot a bout these folks:

Mike Newell likes Epcot as his favorite park for music Mike Newell's facorite attraction soundtrack is Horizons followed by Spaceship Earth Mike Newell is not a fan of the new Journey Into Your Imagination ride Matt felt the World of Motion soundtrack was terribly annoying Matt enjoys the Soarin' soundtrack the most Mike Scopa loves the Illumination soundtrack
I'm really right on the same wavelength with almost everything Mike Newell , and Mike Scopa said especially with regards to Epcot. I never saw the old "educational" Epcot in it's full glory since World of Motion had closed by the time I first visited in 96, but those parts of the park were my favorites, especially Horizons.

You guys mentioned the Epcot entrance music, this orchestral/ new age instrumental arrangement clocks in at 28:30 so I doubt it was ever included in it's entirety on any album. It was also referred to as an overture for future world, I thought I agreed with this until I remembered that it actually it also includes a version of Golden Dream.

I get the feeling that Matt never was a big fan of the "Educational" side of Epcot, and as such his strong attachment to the studios makes sense, not only is it the closest thing Disney had to a thrill ride park, but it just has a different flavor that seems more to his liking.

Matt likes the 40's music on Sunset Blvd and the Tower of Terror area Mike Scopa liked the mood of the music around the Great Movie Ride

One thing I'd like you fellows to check out Matt mentioned that the music on Sunset gets "creepier" as you get closer to the TZTOT. I would have thought that the whole street would have the same loop until you get right on top of the TZTOT, which might have it's own outdoor loop, or might not. Couldn't it just be coincidence that you heard more upbeat tunes at the far end of Sunset? Same question for Mike Scopa on the "over the rainbow" music being heard at the end of the day in front of TGMR? Isn't it more likely that there is/was a loop that song was a part of, and it just worked out really well a few times?

Matt likes the "You Can Fly" song played at Peter Pan Someone said " I wonder how the cast members stand it" (as it is a very short loop, like the TTA comments as well) I'm sure the cast members just "tune out" the BGM after a while, no matter where they work.

I believe Len was actually speaking of the music that is the whole loop for TL, especially since he said "one of them was called like bubbles or something like that" and one of the songs was bubble shuffle By Larry Carlton from the 1989 CD titled On Solid Ground. That Tomorrowland is easier to notice as you get closer to Space Mountain as there are fewer distractions and lass crowd noise after you get off the Avenue of planets, but if you are really listening for it you can hear it in that area too. I have most of the CD's for both of these loops (TL and WOL) including one of the hideously difficult to procure "omnimusic" cds which were actually made for broadcast "production work" ( i.e. music you might hear in the background of a radio or television advertisements). I went to Disneyland this year and recorded their "New" Tomorrowland loop which ironically features music from some WDW attractions that never played at WDW. Such as new age or Spacey music versions of If you had wings, and now is the time (The Carousel of progress still featured theres a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow when it played in CA) I assumed this music would be in WDW's Tomorrowland now. The one day I have been in TL in the past 3 years was on an MCMVP night last month so they were playing Christmas music. Space Mountain itself does have some nice music though and some of it is commercially available the unload area two song loop sentimental journey and Music Makers by Esquivel, most of the rest of it I belive is not commercially available, not the TTA star tunnel music or the long entrance corridor, the entry actually has at least two tracks the long hallway has a slow undulating feeling to it, while the rectangular room that leads in from the outside (where the star chart listing destinations is) has a piece called We've Come So Far - Written by: Larry Gertz and George Wilkins , I'm less sure about it's origins. since apparently there is a recording available somewhere with lyrics! http://groups.yahoo.com/group/progresscity/message/1431



Mike Newell gets alot of complaints about the El Rio Del Tiempo recording Not surprising, since a lot of folks don't like IASW either, and this ride gets compared to that one a fair amount. It's a happy little jaunt and I like it.
Matt is creeped out by the girl at the end of the Haunted Mansion recording I can hardly belive no one pointed out that the miniature bride is "little leota" many folks don't make the connection between this version of leota tooms and the one in the crystal ball as the one in the Ball had the voice re-recorded by the same woman who did the voice of the evil witch woman in Sleeping Beauty. So I guess the voice here is the ACTUAL voice of Leota Toooms.

Mike Newell as gotten much of his music from newsgroups and IRC
I never had much luck trying to decode binaries myself. IRC yes, Napster yes, individual web sites yes.

Len likes some of the Animal Kingdom music I would think that anyone who likes the Tomorrowland and Future World music would love the AK album that features most or all of the Discovery island loop. Has everyone else noticed that there is one song in this loop that is a counterpoint melody to "The Lion Sleeps Tonight"?

Audio quality, yeah I'm not a big fan of VHS camcorder audio either, but if that's all you have of an attraction, it's better than not having it at all. And while I prefer to have source quality recordings of the loops. One place where live can sometimes be better is recordings of live entertainment. I much prefer the live recordings of the Future Corps I have to the tracks from their ENCORPS CD there is a vitality to them with the cheering of the crowd that adds to them rather than detracting from them. The tracks from their CD can sound a little cold or sterile by comparison.

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Brian Martsolf martsolf@mindspring.com

Walt Disney World: A History in Postcards
http://www.bigbrian-nc.com/pctoc.htm


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