Great Movie Ride Exterior [1989]

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wedroy1923

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wedroy1923 submitted a new playlist:

Great Movie Ride Exterior [1989]
Hollywood Boulevard
Great Movie Ride Exterior Area Music [1989]
(c. 1989 to c. 2001)​

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01. Over the Rainbow 3:12
John Williams & the Boston Pops Orchestra
Aisle Seat: Great Film Music
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02. Main Title/Rock Island/Iowa Stubborn 7:12 [✂ to ≈2:15]
Meredith Wilson
The Music Man (1962 Film Soundtrack)
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03. Overture 4:50
Richard Rodgers & Oscar Hammerstein II
Oklahoma! (1955 Film Soundtrack)
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Does anyone have information regarding the - for lack of a better term - first wave of area music used at the Disney-MGM Studios?

I am asking because during investigations of two loops - the one used on Hollywood Boulevard and the first Great Movie Ride area loop - I found tracks taken from a number of orchestras: Mantovani, the Boston Pops under Arthur Fiedler and John Williams, the Cincinnati Pops under Erich Kunzel. I am wondering if these were pretty much the standard sources for some of those early loops . . .

Since many (if not all) of these were / are needle-drop, were these early loops the work of Jack Wagner?

There is also the following list that I believe I originally got from the old Walt Disney World Sound Archive for the Great Movie Ride:

01. The Alamo.
02. Days Of Wine And Roses.
03. Exodus.
04. A Farewell To Arms.
05. Friendly Persuasion.
06. Gigi.
07. Indiscretion.
08. Love Story.
09. New York, New York.
10. Sing'in In The Rain.
11. Chariots of Fire.
12. The Natural.
13. Out of Africa.
14. Picnic.
15. Romeo & Juliet.
16. Samson & Delilah.
17. Somewhere In Time.
18. Splash.
19. Terms Of Endearment.
20. Too Much Too Soon.
21. Wild Is The Wind.
22. Wuthering Heights.

I am wondering if this includes both exterior AND interior music, as it is clearly not a list of tracks used in the exterior in 1989 and is certainly not a complete listing.

By the way, I notice the tracks are in alphabetical order in what appear to be two "reels," similar to the Germany and Norway playlists provided by Guest Services, which leads me to wonder if that is where this original playlist came from and leads me to wonder: are there more?

Finally, can any Disney-MGM / Hollywood Studios aficionados comment whether any of the original 1989 loops are still used in the park?

As always, any information is appreciated!

Since many (if not all) of these were / are needle-drop, were these early loops the work of Jack Wagner?
@WDWGuy08 did some type of interview with Russell Brower in which Russell indicated he did a lot of the original needle drop loops for MGM and AK. I asked WDWGuy08 to see if he could obtain playlist information for the loops Russell did, but, to date, I don't think he has heard back regarding this request.
Finally, can any Disney-MGM / Hollywood Studios aficionados comment whether any of the original 1989 loops are still used in the park?
Are there any MGM aficionados out there? I haven't found anyone who has knowledge of early MGM audio history (you seem to be the most knowledgeable).
 

thx99

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Not that this helps a whole lot, but I dug up a live recording of the Great Movie Ride exterior loop that I dowloaded from Digital Disney quite a few years ago. The loop runs ~57:26 and features a number of crossover tracks with the listing above and the current(?) version, so I'm guessing it might have been transitional.

Below is a tracklisting I quickly threw together this morning. Where applicable, the sources are assumed to be the same as those used for the current version, but I can't guarantee that they or the ones that don't crossover are correct without a more thorough comparison (the quality of the live recording is quite poor).

Edit: A finalized listing can be found here.
 

wedroy1923

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Below is a tracklisting I quickly threw together this morning. Where applicable, the sources are assumed to be the same as those used for the current version, but I can't guarantee that they or the ones that don't crossover are correct without a more thorough comparison (the quality of the live recording is quite poor).
thx99:

Thanks for the listing; it is a loop I have been trying to locate tracks for off and on for a few years now. I am still missing the South Pacific (Overture? Suite? don't know) and the El Cid track. I am not sure Kunzel is correct, but I will go back and check again.

Best,
wedroy1923
 

thx99

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Thanks for the listing; it is a loop I have been trying to locate tracks for off and on for a few years now. I am still missing the South Pacific (Overture? Suite? don't know) and the El Cid track. I am not sure Kunzel is correct, but I will go back and check again.
You're right, the El Cid selection is not the Kunzel re-recording. In fact, it's a completely different track altogether after the Fanfare!

I'm pretty sure that the South Pacific selection is the "Overture". Even though it's not the same recording, I roughly compared it to the John Mauceri/Philips re-recording, and it seems to have the same content with a possible edit in the middle.

I'll work on ID'ing both of these and post back with the results.
 

thx99

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Looking at the El Cid track a bit more closely, it is clearly the "Overture", but it doesn't appear to match any of the recordings on these CDs:
  • OST (Chapter III)
  • The Epic Film Music of Miklos Rozsa (Silva Screen)
  • Angel Records Presents Film Scores of Miklos Rozsa (Angel)
There are at least two other possibilities: re-recordings on both the Koch and Varese Sarabande labels. Unfortunately, I don't have these in my collection to compare. But I'll keep digging...
 

wedroy1923

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Looking at the El Cid track a bit more closely, it is clearly the "Overture", but it doesn't appear to match any of the recordings on these CDs:
thx99:

Thanks for checking it out. I wonder if the El Cid and South Pacific tracks came from LPs? I'll try and locate the Koch and Varese Srabande versions . . . anyway, thanks for the information.

wedroy1923
 

thx99

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With great effort and listening fatigue setting in, @wedroy1923 and I are proud to give you the finalized, source-confirmed, revised-order track listing for this earlier version of the Great Movie Ride Exterior loop.
 

wedroy1923

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Formatted for new Playlist Manager. :cool:
 

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