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Musical History of Disneyland

A Musical History of Disneyland

by Disney
While the Disney name is more commonly known for its animation, theme parks and countless other attributes, it has produced more than its fair share of popular culture anthems for the past century via its movies, animated shorts and TV specials. And though the marriage of music with the other projects is symbiotic, Disney's soundtracks have always been able to stand


While the Disney name is more commonly known for its animation, theme parks and countless other attributes, it has produced more than its fair share of popular culture anthems for the past century via its movies, animated shorts and TV specials. And though the marriage of music with the other projects is symbiotic, Disney's soundtracks have always been able to stand alone and remain instantly recognizable to anyone who has grown up with exposure to the Disney brand, a testament to the musicians, songwriters and arrangers that quietly stood in the background for decades while making timeless music. So with nearly a half century behind it, Disney's first theme park, Disneyland, was due for an anthology capturing the essence of visiting the park without actually being there. Collected over six discs, there are field recordings, rare radio excerpts, and soundtracks to the major attractions. To describe it as overwhelming would be a gross understatement, even for the most dyed-in-the-wool Disney fanatic. Divided up by Lands (for those who have yet to visit the park, it is divided into several themes, each with its own atmosphere, which are glued together by a section of the park known as Main Street USA), each disc features musical nuances so minute and in the background of the whole experience, it's easy to take their brilliance for granted. This box set not only rectifies that problem, it helps to bring a greater appreciation to the level of musical detail Disney invested into the theme park. It also unearths long-lost audio excerpts from such events as Walt Disney's dedication on opening day to the big band sounds of Disney's big band. During the '50s, Disney catered to adults during the evening by featuring a band that would play all sorts of music and provide the ideal atmosphere for a date, including carriage rides and fireworks (a precursor to the Pleasure Island aspect Disney would introduce decades later). Virtually every sound imaginable is crammed into this box set, and for this alone it's well worth the price for Disney collectors. As a bonus, there's also a lavish hard-bound book, The Sounds of Disneyland, featuring rare photos, conceptual drawings and in-depth essays. The price may seem steep for such a collection, especially for casual listeners. But for diehards, it's simply essential and one of the finest collections of Disney music ever assembled.

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Release Date:
Walt Disney Records

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Disc 1

  1. Walt Disney's Dedication of Disneyland
  2. All Aboard - Main Street Station
  3. Minnie's Yoo Hoo!
  4. Meet Me Down on Main Street
  5. Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln
  6. Disney Medley: March of the Toys/Whistle While You Work/Zip-A-Dee- ...
  7. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  8. Let's Dance at Disneyland
  9. Tiki Room Barker Bird
  10. The Enchanted Tiki Room Garden Show
  11. Walt Disney's Enchanted Tiki Room: The Tiki Tiki Tiki ...
  12. Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye
  13. Swisskapolka
  14. Tarzan Medley
  15. The Mark Twain: Waiting for the Robert E. Lee/Crusin' Down the River
  16. Pirates of the Caribbean: Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)
  17. Feed the Birds
  18. Love Is a Song
  19. Sounds of the Frontierland Station

Disc 2

  1. Happy Rag
  2. The Haunted Mansion: Grim Grinning Ghosts
  3. Rufus
  4. Bearless Love
  5. Country Bear Jamboree: Pianjo/Bear Band Serenade/Fractured Folk Song
  6. All I Want
  7. Splash Mountain: How Do You Do/Ev'rybody Has a Laughing ...
  8. Country Bear Vacation Hoedown: The Great Outdoors/Life's No Picnic ...
  9. The Rain, Rain, Rain Came Down, Down, Down
  10. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Winnie the Pooh/A Rather ...

Disc 3

  1. Battle Cry of Freedom
  2. A Cowboy Needs a Horse
  3. Mine Train Through Nature's Wonderland and the Rainbow Caverns
  4. All Aboard the Mine Train
  5. The Golden Horseshoe Revue: Hello Everybody/A Lady Has to Mind Her PS ...
  6. The Columbia Sailing Ship
  7. When You Wish Upon a Star
  8. Once Upon a Dream
  9. Fantasyland Dark Ride Suite: Little Wooden Head/Hi-Diddle-Dee-Dee ...
  10. Matterhorn Yodelers

Disc 4

  1. It's a Small World
  2. The Sound of Toons
  3. Steamboat Willie
  4. Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
  5. 20, 000 Leagues Under the Sea Medley: Main Title/Whale of a Tale
  6. America the Beautiful
  7. The Monorail Song
  8. Adventure Thru Inner Space
  9. Miracles from Molecules
  10. Star Tours
  11. The Carousel of Progress: There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow
  12. Progressland: There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow

Disc 5

  1. Nation on Wheels
  2. Flight to the Moon
  3. America Sings: Yankee Doodle/I Dream of Jeannie with the Light ...
  4. The Submarine Voyage Thru Liquid Space
  5. Space Mountain
  6. Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
  7. Space Mountain
  8. Remember Dreams Come True: Wishes Fanfare and Theme/When You Wish Upon
  9. Closing: Mickey Mouse Alma Mater

Disc 6

  1. The Country Bear Christmas Special: Rudolph the Red-Nosed ...
  2. It's a Small World Holiday: Jingle Bells/It's a Small World/Deck ...
  3. Haunted Mansion Holiday /Graveyard Finale/Hitchh ... [Premiere Edition/
  4. The Main Street Electrical Parade: Electric Fanfare/Fanfare of ...
  5. Fantasmic!: Main Themes, Pts. 1-2/Kaa and the Monkeys ...

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Disney   Primary Artist
Buddy Baker   Conductor
Ken Anderson   Rendering
Sam McKim   Rendering

Technical Credits

Willie Nelson   Composer
Phil Collins   Composer
Randy Newman   Composer
Brian Wilson   Composer
Gordon Goodwin   Composer
Nick LaRocca   Composer
Buddy Baker   Arranger,Composer
Jimmie Dodd   Composer
Don Robertson   Composer
Rodney Miller   Arranger
Gershon Kingsley   Composer
Nacio Herb Brown   Composer
Shelton Brooks   Composer
Felice Bryant   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Colin Campbell   Artwork
Ken Darby   Composer
Dale Davis   Composer
Martin Davis   Artwork
Don Dorsey   Composer
Sammy Fain   Composer
Arthur Freed   Composer
Norman Gimbel   Composer
Leigh Harline   Composer
Bob Hilliard   Composer
Ted Kryczko   Executive Producer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Johnny Marks   Composer
Alan Menken   Composer
Ed Penner   Composer
Aarin Richard   Composer
Richard M. Sherman   Composer,Liner Notes
Robert B. Sherman   Composer
Larry Shields   Composer
Carl Sigman   Composer
Ned Washington   Composer
George Wilkins   Composer
Meredith Willson   Composer
Allie Wrubel   Composer
Victor Young   Composer
Carl Stalling   Composer
George Bruns   Composer
George F. Root   Composer
Samuel A. Ward   Composer
Charlie LaVere   Composer
Paul Hartley   Artwork
Frankie Starr   Composer
Ray Gilbert   Composer
Paul Miller   Composer
Bruce Healey   Composer
Frank Churchill   Composer
Oliver Wallace   Composer
John Stone   Scenic Design
Tom Adair   Composer
Hoffman   Composer
Milton Leeds   Composer
Larry Morey   Composer
Mack David   Composer
Charles Wolcott   Composer
Xavier Atencio   Composer
Katherine Lee Bates   Composer
Tolchard Evans   Composer
Jack Wallace   Composer
Ken Anderson   Artwork
Michael Giacchino   Composer
Paul Mason Howard   Composer
Robert Hargreaves   Composer
Marcus S. Davis   Composer,Artwork
Kim Alison   Artwork
Claude Coats   Artwork
Eyvind Earle   Artwork
Blaine Gibson   Sculpture
Gil Keppler   Artwork
Sam McKim   Artwork
Ernie Prinzhorn   Artwork
Dorothea Redmond   Artwork
Kirsten Ruhs   Scenic Design
Herbert Ryman   Artwork
Billy Mills   Composer
Walt Disney   Composer,Author

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