Disney's Happiest Celebration on Earth

Disney's Happiest Celebration on Earth

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After countless collections of songs by current Disney pop stars, the studio finally throws fans of vintage Disney a bone with Disney's Happiest Celebration on Earth, a collection of the music from Disneyland's attractions. Beginning with Walt Disney's dedication speech for the park's opening in 1955, the album captures Disneyland's joyous, and occasionallySee more details below

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After countless collections of songs by current Disney pop stars, the studio finally throws fans of vintage Disney a bone with Disney's Happiest Celebration on Earth, a collection of the music from Disneyland's attractions. Beginning with Walt Disney's dedication speech for the park's opening in 1955, the album captures Disneyland's joyous, and occasionally kitschy, appeal. The album functions as a virtual tour through the park's different areas, with "Alexander's Ragtime Band" representing Main Street, U.S.A.'s Coke Corner, and the gleefully goofy "Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room" introducing Adventureland. New Orleans Square plays host to two of Disney's Happiest Celebration on Earth's best tracks, "Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)" from the Pirates of the Caribbean ride and "Grim, Grinning Ghosts" from the Haunted Mansion. Several other popular rides and attractions are represented, and while the music from "Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin" and "Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters" works well, older themes like the spooky exotica that soundtracks "Rainbow Caverns" and the dark, thrilling "Space Mountain" music have much more character. Likewise, "Space Mountain (New Daytime Track)" and LeAnn Rimes' version of Disneyland's 50th anniversary song, "Remember When," fall a bit flat. Still, there's so much childhood nostalgia on Disney's Happiest Celebration on Earth that -- despite a few small quibbles -- it can't help but live up to its name.

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Product Details

Release Date:
05/03/2005
Label:
Walt Disney Records
UPC:
0050086131877
catalogNumber:
861318

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Tracks

  1. Walt Disney's Dedication of Disneyland
  2. All Aboard
  3. Meet Me Down on Main Street  -  Mellomen
  4. Alexander's Ragtime Band
  5. The Tiki, Tiki, Tiki Room
  6. Indiana Jones and the Temple of the Forbidden Eye
  7. Tarzan Medley
  8. Yo Ho (A Pirate's Life for Me)
  9. Grim, Grinning Ghosts
  10. Bear Band Serenade
  11. Splash Mountain Medley: How Do You Do/Everybody Has a Laughing Place
  12. The Great Outdoors
  13. The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh: Winnie the Pooh/A Rather ...
  14. Rainbow Caverns
  15. It's a Small World
  16. Roger Rabbit's Car Toon Spin
  17. Star Tours
  18. There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow
  19. Space Mountain
  20. Buzz Lightyear Astro Blasters
  21. Space Mountain (New Daytime Track)
  22. Remember When

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Disney   Primary Artist
Gregg Bissonette   Drums
Carey Deadman   Strings
Richard Marx   Piano,Keyboards,Background Vocals
Sean Hurley   Bass

Technical Credits

Buddy Baker   Composer
Rodney Miller   Arranger
David Cole   Engineer
Richard Marx   Producer
Aarin Richard   Composer
Robert B. Sherman   Composer
David Watts   Liner Note Adaptation
George Bruns   Composer
Cliff Colnot   String Arrangements
Oliver Wallace   Composer
Jeff Sheridan   Mastering
Matt Prock   Engineer
Tom Adair   Composer
Xavier Atencio   Composer
Michael Giacchino   Composer
Chip Matthews   Engineer
Walt Disney   Author

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