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The World's Fair Set and More

Discussion in 'Disney Parks and Resorts' started by Randy Thornton, Mar 4, 2009.

  1. BJWanlund

    BJWanlund Member

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    Thanks for your update Randy!!

    Is there an iTunes update coming soon-ish?

    BJ
     
  2. almandot

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    Anybody else going today? Remember it's a black tie affair so if you haven't yet stop by a tux rental place or something and tell them to step on it.
     
  3. Horizons

    Horizons Playlist Author

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    Nope, but I look forward to listening to your recording of it. While you're there, ask Randy if he can get some Broughton material released. :( Maybe a plea in person will work better.
     
  4. almandot

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    I was coming up with possible questions to ask if there's a questionnaire session and one of them I considered was "Has a petition for something ever once come across your desk in your entire career?"
     
  5. makeminemusic

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    Wish I could be there. If you have a camera and get to the exhibit area (and have some time :( ), take some pictures of my records in the displays. I am curious to see if there are any differences from the EMP setup.

    And if you do take pictures, get one of you and Randy and post it here so we can really see what you're wearing, lol (I can see the photoshop gurus on this board already working on it :( )

    Have a great time!!
     
  6. almandot

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    the phrase "useless hack" comes to mind

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  7. Horizons

    Horizons Playlist Author

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    I thought the "useless hack" was a reference to yourself, until I saw the name of the picture.

    How was the presentation? Did you learn anything new and, more importantly, did you convince Randy to release more Broughton stuff? :(
     
  8. Magic Music

    Magic Music Administrator Playlist Author

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    Amazon is already processing and shipping the Walt Disney and the 1964 World's Fair box set! B)

    If you haven't already done so, now is the time to get your order in! :(
     
  9. ispace

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    Yes mine has shipped today :)

    B.
     
  10. Gurgitoy2

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    I'm eagerly awaiting my set. I pre-ordered, but chose free shipping, and has not shipped yet...they "anticipate" March 30th to ship...grr! Maybe I'll get it sooner than that, since I've been charged for it already.

    Anyway, I'm looking forward to reviews on the set. Hopefully those of you who get it soon will listen and post thoughts. I'd love to hear how it compares to the "unreleased" version. I want to compare Randy's remastering efforts myself to see how much better it sounds. Plus, to hear the "correct" versions of the attractions is something I'm happy about.
     
  11. JimFromEastPA

    JimFromEastPA New Member

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    I have been eagerly awaiting this boxed set since Randy announced it. I even pre-ordered it in September! Unfortunately, I have been having problems with the order since then.

    I was able to get a good price due to discounts, memberships, etc., at ****** and *****.com . (You can figure this famous bookstore out if you really wanted to.) The delay by Disney Records wasn't the problem. The problem was they canceled my order after it was sitting there for awhile. I called up, and the recreated the order and I got an even better price (even though their price had gone up on the website). I regularly checked and found the order was there.

    So, here it is, today, the day the boxed set FINALLY comes out. (BTW, Thank you Randy for all of your work on this.) I check and find my order was canceled, again, on March 13th!. I called the Customer Service line. They claim they sent me an e-mail asking for verification that I still wanted it or they would cancel my order. I never got that e-mail. So, order canceled. The person basically said they could create a new order at their current price (which was $1 more than using the Amazon link from MagicMusic.net). I told them that if I had a choice between paying more than I was promised AND paying a dollar more than I could get somewhere else while supporting a website I use, then I do not want to order it from them. SO FRUSTRATING!

    Anyway, so now I don't have the boxed set and I don't even have an order. If I do place an order through Amazon (using regular shipping), then they won't be shipping until aprx. March 30th (as GURGITOY2 mentioned). So frustrating after waiting so long! (I will probably end up using the Amazon link to support MagicMusic.net and have to wait.)

    Anyway, I had to vent somewhere. (Sorry, you got to listen to this.)

    I appreciate all that everyone posts on MagicMusic.net as I keep learning about Disney Music from everyone (and the 'interesting' things about recordings from Randy). Please keep up these fun conversations.

    (...And consider Not ordering from ****** and *****.com, but use the Amazon link, above, to support this forum).

    That said, I go back to my lurking here at Magic Music and await your reviews of this boxed set.
     
  12. stevek

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    Picked up the box set at World of Disney (Disneyland) today and I love it. Wonderful book, great quality all around. Thank You Randy and the late Bruce Gordon for putting such care into creating this package.

    According to Disneyland DelivEars, the box set is also available in both Disneyland and DCA.

    I'm guessing people have seen this site but if not, here's a site dedicated to the 64-65 World's Fair.

    http://www.nywf64.com/

    Looks like there have been two books released as well chronically the fair...pictures and descriptions on the site above.
     
  13. stevek

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    I am so bummed I couldn't make it out. I got out of work later than expected in Irvine and there was no way I could make it to Hemet in time. By the way, what exactly is that in your hand, 5 or so days prior to the official release?
     
  14. almandot

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    Ouch...busted! =P :)

    Guess I should give a summary of the presentation already =)

    It took over 3 hours to get out to Hemet, yeesh. I was expecting 2 though so oh well not too bad. I'd mapped out directions to a local casino first and when I got there, even though I was running behind, I couldn't help play a little to let my legs stretch out. :p Walked out with a quick 50 bucks in 20 minutes or so. Had won some more but I was tipping a whole bunch to keep the karma going. But now I was practically late. I was worried I wasn't going to make it... But in the nick of time I got there, parked, luckily found the room right away as it was outside the museum, and got rejected saying I needed to buy the ticket from the gift shop around the corner. Groan. Okay got the ticket, sat down, and made it before they started. ;) Unfortunately all this meant I didn't get to go through the actual exhibit, and I don't plan on driving back out to Hemet. ;)

    Randy pretty much stayed true to what he said it would be in his post on here. He had 3 attractions to go through, Tiki Room, IASW, and Haunted Mansion, and went through them one at a time. He started out with some musical history for the attraction and talked a bit about the development of how the ride scores came together. All the while he had open various multitrack projects for what he was talking about such as the project for the rides he made on the 50th set and played stuff back for us turning off a few tracks, playing things in isolation, transitioning between some things, demonstrating trying to put things in stereo that are in 3D space within the actual attraction, etc.. His sound engineer made it after all and was manning the laptop while Randy wrestled with a loose Y-cord throughout the night.

    All in all, depending on how much you've read this board over the years and how much of a disney ride buff you are I can't say whether or not you'd come out of it feeling like you learned a bunch. If you're new to it all and fascinated to every degree, I'm sure every sentence was a revelation ;) I did manage to learn a couple things. For example, I hadn't known that the haunted mansion organ is a composite of a couple of the different versions recorded for it. It explains why there's a skip during it though =). He actually played 10 minutes straight of nothing but organ loop back to back to back with every alternate version which was kind've funny cuz I couldn't believe he was gonna play that all the way through but he sure did. ;)

    And then afterwards there was a small questionnaire session. There was a definite novelty to the fact that you were listening to high quality isolated tracks from the attractions and seeing the actual multitrack projects that went into the mix produced onto the CDs you bought. And that's exactly what I told Randy I liked about it after it was over.

    And I got a little present too which was awesome. :) Nice guy, just doesn't know much about the fine art of not stepping on y-cords. ;)
     
  15. Casamir67

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    I preordered my set from Amazon with free shipping. Got email yesterday (3/24) that it shipped YAY. Estimated delivery date is 3/31 however (usually faster than that though)
     
  16. MusicMajor

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    Strange - I preordered with free shipping and it shipped on 3/22 and was delivered to my office today. Unfortunately, I'm working from home so I'll get it tomorrow.

    Timothy
     
  17. Club 33

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    Well, mine shipped yesterday and should be here tomorrow- exciting! How often does one see a new theme park release after all (well, increasingly often these days I guess!) I'll be sure to post my thoughts when I get it.

    That sounds like it was fun Almandot! So sad I couldn't make it. Fiddling around with isolated tracks and mixing is EXACTLY the kind of stuff I would find fascinating- sort of thing I do in my spare time. :)
     
  18. MusicMajor

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    As expected, I came into the office this morning and found the Amazon box on my desk. I haven't read the book yet (work, you know) but I ripped the CDs and am listening to it on my Zune right now. All in all a great package I will enjoy rediscovering. A great complement to the Disneyland 50-year box.

    Timothy
     
  19. X-S Tech

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    During track 5 of the Carousel of Progress, there's a really high pitched whine in a couple of places. I think in Act II when fathers talking to mother about "getting the wrinkles out" of his shirts, whenever he talks, the whine comes in, almost like the whine was on his track only. It fades out when mother talks. It's super super high. It also happens in a few more places, including whenever the dog makes a noise in the final act. Has anyone else noticed this?
     
  20. almandot

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    Yeah it's on everybody's.. It's weird because on the DL forever tracks when he talks it's fine and when other people talk it whines :blush:
     

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