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Michael Iceberg

Discussion in 'Archive' started by CPNHOOK15, Apr 23, 2004.

  1. CPNHOOK15

    CPNHOOK15 Member

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    Any idea who/what this guy is? I found some audio from a show he did at Disneyland's Tomorrowland Terrace. It looks interesting, what with the smoke, lasers, and giant pyramid thingy he plays out of (which he says Disney built for him)...... but even his site didnt explain anything.

    Any help with this one?
    Is he worthy of collecting as part of a 'disney' park collection?

    Tim
     
  2. Jeff in NY

    Jeff in NY Member

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    Hi

    Don't know if this will help, but I can tell you that I saw Iceberg perform in the Tomorrowland Terrace at the Magic Kingdom in or around 1978. I was about 8 or 9 at the time, and was both amused and amazed by his synth show.

    He was set up on the corner stage now occupied by Sonny Eclipse. This was before the age of stand-up comedy, in fact, I had never seen a stand-up before. That's probably why he made such a big impression. There was a clip or two of his performance floating around, and they were great to hear again.
     
  3. gatordoc

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    Michael Iceberg used to do a fabulous show at the Tomorrowland Terrace at WDW. This was back when most synths were monophonic and MIDI was just a dream. He had all sorts of devices hooked together into the "Iceberg Machine", and was able to coax a variety of sounds (both musical and non-musical) from his set-up. He did a number of Disney tunes as part of his act, most notably the Main Street Electrical Parade theme. He has several CDs for sale on his website - for pure Disney collectors, the only one worth having (and I recommend it highly) is Michael Iceberg Does It Live. This is the only one that has much Disney music on it. Michael Iceberg In Concert is also excellent, with lots of classical and popular music done in Iceberg style. Tip Of The Iceberg is, on the other hand, Iceberg's own compositions, which are fine in their own way, but are very much of the new age John Tesh variety.
     
  4. Burnsland

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    They filmed one of his concerts at Disneyland's Tomorrowland Terrace and showed it on the Disney Channel several times back in the mid 1980s. I always enjoyed watching it. In the past, I have found sound clips from that show on the internet, although at the moment I don't remember where I found them. But they are out there somewhere.
     
  5. Jeff

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    I found the video linked at:

    http://www.slyster.com/ice/ice.wmv

    Hope that helps!
    -Jeff
     
  6. bshelly

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    Or, you can find the video and MP3's on my website (where it originated):

    http://www.disneynut.com/iceberg/

    I encoded the video from my orignal Betamax recording I made sometime in 1985. I was able to capture the audio in stereo because my cable company was also broadcasting certain stations in FM Stereo. I was able to take the output from my FM stereo tuner and record the stereo audio along with the cable box composite out to get what you see in this video. Unfortunately the quality suffers a bit from compression, but I hope to eventually re-encode the video with a newer codec which will provide better quality.

    Enjoy!
    Bill Shelly
    Disneynut.com
     

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