Official Album of EPCOT Center


Zarpman

Member
I know this was produced way back in 1982 on vinyl (and maybe also on cassette, but I've never seen it in that format). Anyway, can someone post a tracklisting? I am trying to "re-create" the album on CD using the tracks from the 1988/1991 Official Album tracks, a vinyl rip of the Computer Song, and the Epcot Entrance Medley track found on a more recent Official Album CD. I am pretty sure I have everything I need, but was hoping for the correct track listing since it appears I'll never win an official one from eBay. I searched the album index here, and it's not to be found. I know Craig's site used to document it, but that valuable resource seems to have slipped away into oblivion.

If anyone has a copy of the covert art, that would be swell too... but I'm not gonna press my luck. :) Thanks in advance!
 

Dr. Know

Member
01 Main entrance medley (Energy)
02 Golden Dreams
03 Energy (You Make the World Go 'Round)
04 The Computer Song
05 Magic Journeys
06 Canada
07 Universe of Energy
08 Listen to the Land
09 One Little Spark
10 Its Fun to Be Free
11 Makin' Memories
12 Kitchen Kabaret

And while we're at it, WHY do we continue to get that first track on the WDW OA's, instead of the current Epcot Entrance theme?!? (rhetorical question)

Cheers
Jim
 

Zarpman

Member
Thanks Jim! I'm finally gonna have myself a make-shift Official EPCOT Album. I am with ya on the Entrance Medley fiasco. It was only after the original entrance medley was discontinued that we got this snippet released on the Official Album. Maybe we'll get lucky when they change it again. :)

Still could use that cover art if anyone out there has it.
 

Burnsland

Member
For the record, The Official Album of EPCOT Center was also released on cassette, because that is how I had it. That was back in the day when they would package the cassette in an LP sleeve with a place cut out for the cassette. I still had mine for a while, at least until we moved to our new house. I'll see what I can find! I know it had a nighttime picture of Spaceship Earth on the front.

If I still have that, I also still have a similar sleeve for Splashdance, and probably one for the Black Cauldron story. The last one made sense to use the larger sleeve, because it also came with a booklet that was almost as big as an LP.
 

Zarpman

Member
Send me a private message, kturner, and I will send you an e-mail address. Thanks so much to everyone who has contributed info to ths thread!
 

Burnsland

Member
Just wanted to point this out to you, although you may know it already. The Official Album of EPCOT Center, and the 1988/1991 Official Album had different versions of It's Fun to be Free. Both tracks end up with the Spike Jones-sounding load version, but they start out differently, and unfortunately, I can't at the moment come up with the correct names, although they are both load versions of the song. Perhaps someone else can help with that part.

But if you are going for an accurate recreation of the EPCOT Center album, you might want to take note of that.
 

Burnsland

Member
Just to follow up on that last post, here are the names as found on #disney-central on IRC:

The end part of both tracks is the Roaring 20's load version.

The EPCOT Center album track begins with the Cool Jazz load version.

The 1988/1991 Official Album begins with the Soft Shoe load version.

Hope that helps!
 

Zarpman

Member
Thanks Steve. I actually DIDN'T know this little tidbit of information. Maybe one day I will actually win one of these gems on eBay. Until then, my recreation (that will take some remixing this weekend apparently) will have to suffice.

Thanks to everyone here for such valuable information. This place is such an incredible resource for anyone interested in Disney music!
 
The EPCOT Center album track begins with the Cool Jazz load version.

The 1988/1991 Official Album begins with the Soft Shoe load version.

Hope that helps!
OK seriously, thanks for looking that up. I was actually coming on here to ask that same question. I like the EPCOT OA version much better than that on the 91 OA. I made myself an 80-minute mega-giant EPCOT supermix last weekend and was looking for the version from the original album.

I love that original 82 album. I listened to that a million times as a kid. I was pretty psyched when Randy put the Main Entrance Medley on the recent CD's. Yet another wonderful thing Randy has done for us crazy music fans...
 

kturner2502

New Member
I got the scans - but the album is bigger than my scanner. Can you piece together the scans? I also scanned the album label.

Kelly
 

Eric

Member
Somebody correct me if I'm wrong; but the "Main Entrance Medley" on the Epcot OA and the recent WDW OA's are different. I'll have to dust off my Epcot OA LP to confirm it, but i thought I remember the ending of the medley was different than the ending featured on the WDW OA CD.
 

Burnsland

Member
Actually, they are the same. I do however remember hearing a version in the mid to late 1990s that had the same beginning but a different ending. I think that is the same one you are thinking about. But the versions on the EPCOT Center OA and the most recent WDW OA are the same.
 

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