What if the seemingly obscure segments of Disney history were celebrated not only in artistic reinterpretations and five-star dinners, but showcasing the subject matter in a way that rekindles the memories, artistry and sense of place of the original itself? It would only stand to reason that if a Captain Buzzy vinylmation sells well that a full soundtrack of his home attraction would result in equally, if not greater, profits. Furthermore, instead of explaining to your friends who Buzzy is one can actually show what he and Gen. Knowledge are all about.
Everwhere you look there are avenues that Disney has not taken. The richly diverse musical history of their theme parks is still largely untapped and a true extent of its impact has yet to be discovered.
Now, what if things were just slightly different? What if the legal and profitability hurdles could be overcome and nothing would stand in the way of comprehensive, musical coverage for all attractions, lands and worlds of the Disney Parks? Specifically, what would happen if Epcot’s musical legacy prompted the creation of an entire series devoted to showcasing the unique accomplishments of Future World’s composers? What would it look like? What would be included? And how would it sound? Here is my attempt at an answer….
The Future World Soundtrack Series is dedicated to the many composers that have penned life into EPCOT by writing the music of tomorrow. More than a literal archive of chronological sound cues, the Series is an artistic expression of the soundscapes of the Future. Very few things have been left untouched, songs and score have been re-titled, re-arranged, re-mastered, or restored. All to create an experience designed to take the listener on a symphonic journey into attractions past and present. With the hope that it will spur public awareness for more professional releases in the future.
Our fourth installment explores Future World’s only singularity, a pavilion that while it’s seen several aesthetic changes still has not developed beyond its original intent. The Wonders of Life is a celebration of our existence and the marvelous mysteries of just what it means to be human. Told through comedy, adventure, and drama the plethora of attractions and exhibits barely cover the many aspects of life but always do so in lighthearted, entertaining and insightful ways.
Focusing on conception through adolescence DISC ONE features the festive, funny and frivolous aspects of Future World’s most playful pavilion. DISC TWO concentrates on the serious, mysterious, and wondrous characteristics of existence with the pavilion’s dynamic and intellectual attractions…
Celebration of Life
T H E I N C R E D I B L E J O U R N E Y W I T H I N
1. Proteus Prologue (5:02)
2. Tower of Life* (9:01)
B I R T H T H E A T E R
3. Infant Overture (1:25)
4. The Making of Me (7:28)
F I T N E S S F A I R G R O U N D S
5. Wondercycles* (5:13)
6. Goofy About Health (8:42)
7. Well & Goods Ltd.* (11:24)
C R A N I U M C O M M A N D
8. Recruitment Briefing (5:09)
9. Cranium Command (14:30)
Wonders of Human Body
S E N S O R Y F U N H O U S E
1. Golden Dome* (11:49)
2. Audio Antics (4:35)
3. Pure & Simple* (9:00)
F R O N T I E R S O F M E D I C I N E
4. Video Voyages Suite (3:50)
B O D Y W A R S
5. M.E.T. Lobby (8:42)
6. LGS-250 Boarding Area (3:12)
7. Body Probe - Bravo 229 (5:36)
8. M.E.T. Exit Terminal (3:25)
9. FWSS - Main Theme (1:30)
10. Passing Wonders* (11:34)
* Indicates Pavilion Atmosphere