Everyone needs to own the "Small World" Tokyo Disneyland CD!!!!


Gurgitoy2

Active Member
Why couldn't WDR Release something like this here? Leave it to Tokyo Disneyland to beat the U.S. parks, yet again, on releasing theme park music!

The new "It's a Small World" CD is absolutely great! If you like the original 1964 NY World's Fair version then this is for you! It's been remastered and it sounds wonderful! It's the best version I've heard yet! The only thing it's missing are the load/unload spiels and it would be the complete ride-through (although that's a minor thing).

Everyone can own this CD easily by going to CD Japan's website. www.cdjapan.co.jp The CD is only $15.97, and the shipping isn't too bad, especially if you order more than one thing. Ordering is simple, and shipping is fast!

This CD should be a part of everyone's Disney music collection, and should sit right alongside the Pirates and Haunted Mansion CD's!

Order it now!
 
Okay Ben...fill me in on some details...

How long is the track?

How many languages are represented from the attraction? Is Japanese the first language heard?

Does Tokyo's attraction have a clock like the Disneyland one and is that included in the track...

Sell me on this one. ;)
 
Thanks for the glowing recommendation, Ben! When I saw JoeInJpn's track listing for this CD on another thread, I actually thought that this looked like nothing I have, musically speaking, with regards to Small World--it seems like nearly every land is covered on the CD! You think that this is a remastered version of the original 1964 soundtrack? That certainly would put it up there with the Pirates and Haunted Mansion CD's then! Michael.
 

Shane

Member
I can't wait to get this cd! I'm ordering it this weekend from cdjapan.

The following is reprinted from a post of mine on the other TDL IASW cd thread:

I noticed in Joe's tracklist the following 3 tracks which were not on the original 1964 soundtrack lp: Hawaiian Hula, Tahitian Drum, and New Guinean Drums. Since they were not on the original soundtrack, I'm guessing that the South Pacific Islands room was not part of the original World's Fair presentation and that it was added to the attraction for its DL debut. Does anyone know if this is the case?

The Hawaiian music from the original has always been my favorite. The grand orchestrations of the main theme playing in the background for the newer DL/DLP version ruined the atmosphere of the South Pacific room towards the end of the attraction at DL. Actually, that's what I dislike about the newer music: it creates a little too much unity from room to room, so that the individual themes are not as pronounced, not to mention not as original in composition, imho, as their original counterparts.
 

Gurgitoy2

Active Member
OK, Robert,

The CD is 22:22 long, so it's longer than the actual ride.

There are 43 separate tracks so you can skip to your favorite country if you want.

There is no clock parade or fanfare on this CD, but the quality of what is contained excuses it's absence. Besides the clock track could be found on the TheDisneyland Forever kiosks. These tracks could not!

As for languages...
No, Japanese is not the first language heard (it's English), but it is the last language heard. Japanese is only heard twice on the entire CD. in the "Aisia" section, and at the finale. As for languages represented, Let me see....
English (American), Scandanavian, English again (British), Italian, Japanese, Spanish, and Japanese again at the end. The other countries are sung in English, and although the Swiss yodeling is included here there is no singing in Swiss.

Also, the tracks include the sound effects from the countries too. Like the laughing hyenas, the roaring lions, and chirping birds in the "Africa" section and the volcano in the "Islands" section.

It's definitely worth the purchase. It's like the World's Fair LP, but without the narrator, and it's a whole lot cleaner!!!

So far it's the best version of the attraction released, and that includes Randy's mixes!

And, Shane, to answer your question. I just looked at the credits in the back and they state...
"Arranged and conducted by Bobby Hammock for the 1964/65 New York World's Fair. Additional music for Disneyland and Tokyo Disneyland arranged and conducted by Buddy Baker." So this probably means the "Islands" section was added later.

Ben C.
 

Shane

Member
Thanks for the 411 Ben. Now, if you'll all just excuse me while I mop up the puddle of drool collecting at my feet... :p
 

Gurgitoy2

Active Member
Chris,

Yup, the "ooh la la's" of the French can-can girls are there too! Also so are the dutch geese honking away!
 

1313

Member
So far it's the best version of the attraction released, and that includes Randy's mixes!
I'm told that one of the pleasant surprises when material was being gathered for the unreleased World's Fair box set was the high quality of the Small World material.

Apparently, for that project Randy created a 21 minute "mega-mix" of the attraction... so, perhaps we haven't heard all of Randy's work just yet!


1313
 

sam253

Member
Please don't get mad at me for pointing this out, but there is no "swiss" language. Neither is there a language called "scandinavian". The Scandinavian language on the CD is probably Norwegian or Swedish. Haven't heard it, so I can't be sure. ;)
 

JoeInJpn

Member
Hello Sami,

That's correct. On the CD booklet itself, there are the lyrics in Swedish for "Det ?r en Liten V?rld" and it is labeled as Swedish Language. At the bottom of that page, a footnote written in Japanese reads, "The Scandanavian section is sung in Swedish."

For the "Swiss Yodels and Bells" track, it seems like they are just saying "yooodeling yo yo yoodelling". (smiles)

Another note, in the page where the "Island" photos are shown, the word ISLAND is written in the red oval in Japanese phonetic style. The footnote reads, "'Island' is not the name of a geographic location and is not included in the map (illustration on p.3-4)."

JoeInJpn
http://www.jtcent.com
 

Gurgitoy2

Active Member
Figures, since I can't read Japanese! I was going only by the track titles. I did realize there is no "Scandanavian" language, but I couldn't determine which language it actually was.

Sami, what language do they speak in Switzerland? I feel silly for not knowing, but they don't let me out of my cage much...
 

wedroy1923

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Premium Member
Playlist Author
Does the CD include any of the queue music?

Thanks,
wedroy1923
 

Shane

Member
I know that the three official languages of Switzerland are German, French, and Italian. I've read that they have a fourth national language (Romansh) spoken only by a fraction of the population, but that most of the people speak a Swiss variation of the German language. Can anyone who lives, has lived, or has visited Switzerland offer more insight?
 

Scott

Member
I've only ever been to Switzerland once, and that was an exceedingly brief visit to a town on the other end of a lake that's shared with Italy...but as I understand the language thing, you hit the nail square on the head.
 

Gurgitoy2

Active Member
Wow, I had no idea! That's pretty amazing that there are so many different languages used there. I learn something new every day!
 

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