Columbia Harbour House Track Listing


Hello, folks! Please indulge a n00b who is trying to figure out how the associated blogs fit in with the forums...I posted a reply to an old blog entry yesterday but thought I would repost here so that it would be indexed in the forums. I have many sea-shanty-singin' pals and as such I have a special place in my heart for the Columbia Harbour House loop. I found Horizons' helpful [entry=5]post[/entry] on The Music of the Walt Disney World Resort and added a reply similar to the below:

Hallo!

If I may awaken this long-dormant thread, I'd like to share what I've learned about this loop. Essentially, I'm trying to recreate it for my own playlist. The good news is that you can now purchase the formerly-out-of-print Wind in the Rigging through iTunes for a mere 9.99! (Or buy the CD on Amazon.) I've found many of the other tracks through the old 20,000 Leagues soundtrack loop. I actually based my own playlist on an archived page that has an alternate listing for this loop. I'm not sure if it's wrong, since it is very similar to the loop above, or if it's simply a different version, but here is the cached page where I got that info.

I'm close to owning a collection of those tracks, but three tracks are still AWOL. I understand they were once available on Disneyland Forever under the Columbia Sailing Ship songs. These are
1) A Long Time Ago
2) O Johnny Come Down to Hilo
3) Haul, Boys, Haul!

Does anyone know where I might obtain a legitimate copy of the Disney recordings of these, or at least listen to the Disney versions of these tracks?

Also, does anyone know which of these two loops (Horizons', or the cached page's) is accurate? Or are they both accurate? It looks like they differ mainly in their use of other WiTR songs vs. other shanties from some unknown source. Where can the other songs on Horizons' listing be found?

I have a collection of shanties with lyrics (plus aforementioned pirate connections as above), so I'm happy to listen to the tracks in question and try to identify them. To quote one of my pals, "Who records an instrumental version of an a capella sea shanty?" (I guess WiTR does...)

Thank you!
-TFB, forum n00b and pirate-befriender
 

eyore

DLRP explorer
Premium Member
Playlist Author
I'm close to owning a collection of those tracks, but three tracks are still AWOL. I understand they were once available on Disneyland Forever under the Columbia Sailing Ship songs. These are
1) A Long Time Ago
2) O Johnny Come Down to Hilo
3) Haul, Boys, Haul!

Does anyone know where I might obtain a legitimate copy of the Disney recordings of these, or at least listen to the Disney versions of these tracks?

Also, does anyone know which of these two loops (Horizons', or the cached page's) is accurate? Or are they both accurate? It looks like they differ mainly in their use of other WiTR songs vs. other shanties from some unknown source. Where can the other songs on Horizons' listing be found?
The Forever project is in general circulation.
Try a Google search for it :D
I would suggest that Horizon's listings are 100% accurate.
Magicmusic is very critical as far as the playlists go and demand accuracy.
The same can't be said for other sites.
As there have been two different loops, you can take the one here as accurate but there's no reference recordings available for the other to check with the other site and I have no idea where they got that listing from.
Have you tried joining the site and asking as that page doesn't seem to be there any more?
The three tracks you refer to are also used in the Pirate Cove BGM at Paris (as are several from Wind in the Rigging).
See my blog http://www.magicmusic.net/blog/5/entry-99-adventureland-pirate-cove/ for the listing.
Bear in mind that, without an official play list, the names of tracks can vary as the same tune can be used for several different shanties/forebitters.
I checked where possible with the authoratative sea shanty reference work by Stan Hugill as several of the tunes have alternative names.
It may be that some of the differences are just alternative names but, without reference recordings, it's difficult to tell other than by examining the music score for each and comparing.
Unfortunately, I don't have the loop to check for you.
 

Horizons

Playlist Author
My list is accurate to the current version, but I have a short live recording from the early 80's that has different music, so there have been at least two versions of the loop. I have not been able to locate the songs that are marked unknown source. I've checked music from all of the other Disney parks as well as the Forever tracks. I just need to get some guts and make the induction recording I've been putting off, or otherwise convince Jay to make it instead.
 
Thanks for your responses, guys. I'm very new to the music-loop-collecting/imitating thing, and I don't even know exactly how one acquires an induction recording...
@eyore, my google search for those tracks came up quite empty. I googled and googled, probably a googol times :D The attraction of that loop listing is that it was pretty easy to find public versions of all songs except those three tracks, since that listing uses all of the WiTR tracks (albeit in a different order than they are placed on the original album). Horizons' listing contains several more challenging tracks.

If I were only closer to Orlando...I could really go for nursing a bowl of vegan chili, oh, say, for 60'07".... B)
 

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