World?s Fair CD Set UPDATE Sorry it?s been so long since I?ve posted, but it?s been a very hectic summer ? what with a chronic back problem, moving offices (I actually have several rooms of resources, masters, and equipment), our regular production schedule, and? finishing the World?s Fair set. Anyway, that?s enough whining. Many of you know I don?t like posting playlists ? spoiling it for those who want to be surprised. I am going to tell you what I?ve added, but I?m not going to post the balance of the content. Those of you who have that illegal, unethical, and ?poopy? bootleg, already know what else is on the discs ? though probably not the proper sequence. As I posted earlier (if you can remember that far back), I kept true to Bruce Gordon?s original concept in sequence and content. However, I have completely rebuilt these recordings from scratch ? even (in most cases) going beyond the attraction masters to the original recording sessions themselves. First, the title has been changed from ?Disneyland Goes To the World?s Fair? (named after the ?Wonderful World of Color' episode) to ?Walt Disney and the 1964 World?s Fair?. Though the original title was a great nod to the past, it caused some confusion in what this set was about. So, with Stacia Martin?s excellent book focusing on Walt, and the fact that Walt is quite present throughout the audio (even narrating an attraction), I felt this new title better communicated what this set really was. Here?s how the discs break down ? Disc One ? Progressland Disc Two ? Great Moments with Mr. Lincoln Disc Three ? it?s a small world Disc Four ? Magic Skyway The Fifth Disc is actually a Bonus Disc for Disc One ? Progressland Originally, Bruce decided to only include a pre-production version of ?The Carousel of Progress? that he sub-titled ?The Alternate Universe Version?. Well, I?ve been able to include the ?Real? ?Carousel of Progress? as it appeared at the Fair. I?ve placed the ?Real? version on the Progressland Disc, and added a fifth disc for the ?Alternate Universe Version? as a 26 minute Bonus Disc. With the ?Real? version?s shorter run time, I?ve been able to use the full cue of the ?Medallion City? Background music ?Music To Buy Toasters By? (Bruce had only been able to include half of it), as well as the 1960?s Variation of the ?There?s a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow? Turn Cue that wasn?t originally included. This disc runs about 72 minutes now. The other addition is a complete ride-thru of ?it?s a small world? as it appeared at the 1964 World?s Fair. Though the South Seas segments were not part of the original Fair Attraction (added when it moved to Disneyland), the score uses the rarely heard second verse. The full loop is used in every cue and runs about 22 minutes. The package itself is like the ?75 Years of Music and Memories? CD set - with the CDs mounted on the inside front and back covers, and the Book bound in the center. On the back inside cover, the tray for Disc 4 flips open to reveal the ?hidden? Bonus Disc ? keeping the 4 exhibits front-and-center as you open the book ? again, as Bruce intended. The release date is scheduled for February 10. That?s it for now. It may be a while before I can post again - as the madness has only slowed down, but hasn?t stopped. Hopefully, I?ll have some more vintage release info for you soon! Randy Thornton PS ? Happy Birthday Walt!!