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Music from 1981 Film 'A Dream Called EPCOT'

Discussion in 'Disney Parks and Resorts' started by Squalls Ahead, Sep 13, 2006.

  1. Squalls Ahead

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    Music from 1981 film 'A Dream Called EPCOT' (downloads)

    Here's a musical selection from the 1981 promotional film 'A Dream Called EPCOT'. For those of you who are unfamiliar with it, the film opened at The Walt Disney Story (EPCOT Preview Center) at WDW on June 1, 1981.

    During that time I was the Audio-Visual Specialist at the Disney University (Disneyland). We had a 16mm copy and showed it at cast member classes and events.

    The music is from the last part of the film where a preview of EPCOT is presented with mixed shots of the pavilion models and artist's renderings. This particular selection (without the narration) was also played at The Walt Disney Story in the exit area and the outdoor porch area of the attraction. I obtained a copy from Imagineering and used it as BGM before showing the film.

    The levels are all over the place on this recording — that's because it was lifted directly from the film's final mix and the dips occur where there's narration. There's also some buzz and hum, but this was on the original tape. Overall, it's a great recording.

    Speaking of the narration, Dick Tufeld (Man in Space, The Wonderful World of Disney, etc.) was the voice behind the film. I had the honor of working with him a couple of times. He's a real pro and a very nice guy.

    Here's a breakdown of the segments:

    - Listen To The Land
    - Energy (Feel the Flow)
    - Imagination (One Little Spark)
    - It's Fun To Be Free
    - New Horizons
    - The Living Seas
    - Communicore
    - Transition to World Showcase
    - Germany
    - United Kingdom
    - France
    - Italy
    - Japan
    - Mexico
    - Canada
    - American Adventure
    - Epilogue
    - We're Getting Ready

    One more thing. I'm terrible at navigating around the various newsgroups. If you're a pro, please share these files with the rest of the World. Thanks and ENJOY! --Jim :)

    A DREAM CALLED EPCOT
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    THE LIVING SEAS (segment from 'A Dream Called EPCOT')
    I've never liked the BGM from the Seas pavilion — a little too "new age-y" and electronic sounding. This piece is absolutely beautiful and very moving. It captures the grandeur, power and mystery of the oceans — all in 30 seconds. Of all the segments, this one is my favorite. Too bad that an expanded version was not used for the attraction.
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    COMMUNICORE & TRANSITION TO WORLD SHOWCASE (segment from 'A Dream Called EPCOT')
    Another nice selection — It has a wonderfully mysterious, anticipatory and far-off feel to it.
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  2. BLM07

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    Sweet! It'll be posted it to the newsgroup shortly. BTW, the links you posted don't seem to work right, I think you might have to add http:// before the links so the forum software doesn't get confused.

    Thanks again!
     
  3. Squalls Ahead

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    Thanks blm07! I fixed the links in the original message. --Jim
     
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    Thank you very much for sharing these
     
  5. jeffcot

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    Cool stuff Jim, thanks for posting!
     
  6. The Mouse Info

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    You made my day! I have been trying to obtain that last track "We're getting ready" for the longest of time. :)
     
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    Steve LeVine, jeffcot -- You're welcome!

    The Mouse Info -- I'm glad you finally have it!

    On a side note, I like the way the reverb on 'The Living Seas' segment turned out -- kind of sounds like playful dolphins.
     
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    Wow!!!! Thanks! :)
     
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    Squalls Ahead, you don't by chance have the vocal version too of "We're getting ready", like the one shown on the preview clip for that dvd on Extinct Attractions Club?
     
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    Bill: You're welcome!

    The Mouse Info: The preview of the EPCOT promotional films DVD on the Extinct Attractions Club website isn't working for me, however, if it's the same music that I provided in this thread, but with the vocals, then yes, I do have it! It's from the original VHS tape that I lent to Dave O'Neal. I'll pull the tape out of storage, rip the song, and post it here. --Jim :)
     
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    Thank you for sharing :)
     
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    Here's an old slide I took of the entrance to the EPCOT Preview Center...

    Enjoy!
     
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    Man, Bill and Photoshop....very dangerous. Pray that he doesn't ever use his powers for evil.


    I still wake up screaming from that Raven/Disney Treasures thing...
     
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    Dr. Know: Thanks for the photo -- it brought back some great memories.

    Bill: ...and Bill, thanks for the alteration -- very funny. Sad and true, but very funny nonetheless. I'd like to know what the Raven/Disney Treasures thing is all about. :)
     
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    Squalls Ahead, Scroll down to Bill's post. A picture is worth a thousand words...

    [topic=2925]Not a DVD, But a New WALT DISNEY TREASURES, Nonetheless[/topic]
     
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    Oh now that is hilarious! :)
     
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    Princesses' Cathouse Playset? -- This I gotta see.
     
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    Squalls, been busy for so long, downloaded, going NUTS over the Communicore track. Thanks again there!
     
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    Thanks Nightmare Tony. Over the years I've really enjoyed listening to this music and I'm happy to hear that others are now enjoying it as well.
     

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