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FWSS The Land

 

 

Dedicated to Robert “Bob” Moline

Who encouraged us to listen,
to live life with energy,
and soar like eagles wings across the sky!
You were a lifeline of wonder on planet Earth.
And we will be forever grateful.

 

 

 

What if…?

Recently, Disney’s marketing, merchandise, and archival divisions are increasingly focused on the obscure areas of Disney History. Many corners of the company’s intellectual property are being explored as potential candidates for exposure. Nearly everything is celebrated with a “Fanniversary” event. No reference is too vague, and no attraction is exempt from at least a small percentage of the limelight. Even Vinylmation sells sets devoted to Kitchen Kabaret characters.

Yet, 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, land 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 third installment of the Future World Soundtrack Series takes to the most prolific of all Epcot’s pavilions: The Land. This pavilion examines the symbiotic relationship we have with the planet, through ecology, agriculture, environmentalism, and nutritional awareness. The Land’s message of harmonious balance is expressed through dramatic films, entertaining shows, and a unifying voyage through tomorrow’s harvest.

Focusing on the themes of agrarian advancement and good nutrition, DISC ONE features the attractions and atmospheres as presented in the Land pavilion’s original incarnation. DISC TWO follows the pavilion’s progression from the environmental 90’s to the highly abstract post-millennial era…    

 

DISC ONE

The Original Harvest

E P C O T   E N T R A N C E   P L A Z A
1. Listen to the Land (4:31)
2. Pavilion Atmosphere (25:29)
T H E   H A R V E S T   T H E A T E R
3. Symbiosis, A Creatiive Partnership (10:59)
T H E   G O O D   T U R N
4. Revolving Resaurant (1:58)
L I S T E N   T O   T H E   L A N D
5. Listen to the Land (2:56)
6. Symphony of the Seed (4:42)
F A R M E R 'S   M A R K E T
7. The Sun and the Moon Medley (5:10)
K I T C H E N   K A B A R E T   R E V U E
8. Revue Lobby (8:23)
9. The Kitchen Kabaret (12:21)
10. Kabaret Coda (3:58)

Download Disc One

 

 

DISC TWO

The Environmental Era

I N N O V E N T I O N S   P L A Z A
1. Listen to the Land - Epcot'94 Edition (6:26)
S U N S H I N E   S E A S O N   F O O D   F A I R
2. Weather Balloons (6:06)
F O O D   R O C KS
3. Concert Lobby (10:02)
4. Food Rocks (13:17)
L I V I N G   W I T H   T H E   L A N D
5. Living with the Land - The E82 Voyage (4:29)
 S U N S H I N E   S E A S O N S
6. Architectural Forest (8:32)
S O A R I N '
7. Concourse Skyway (9:40)
8.  Preflight (5:24)
9. Soarin' Over California (4:41)
10. FWSS - Main Theme (1:30)

Download Disc Two

 

For a Behind the Scenes Look
at the Creation of this Edition please read…

Rebuilding the Legacy

Reader Comments (34)

this is fantastic! thank you!! :-D

August 21, 2012 | Unregistered Commentergarry

CAN'T TALK... LISTENING!

August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlex PEttitt

On the second disc, the song you call Listen to the Land 94 version is actually called "(We Used to) Listen to the Land." That's the actual name of the song from the Innoventions theme loop.

August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterR. A. Pedersen

Ok.. I'm all kinds of confused.. where does Concourse Skyway play..? And is it "newer" or a cut down version of the longer loop for the Soarin' queue area?

Because back when Soarin' had the big photos of the biomes instead of the hot mess that is the interactive games (and noise where you can't hear any music) part of the loop was the song The Trees from the soundtrack of the film The Medicine Man by Jerry Goldsmith. And I don't hear it in that so i'm confused...

August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterR. A. Pedersen

Something wrong with link? Keeps giving me an error page.

August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian S

R.A. Pedersen-
The titles for most tracks in the Series are a creative choice, and not to be taken literally. (If you’re looking for forensic terms like BGM, Queue, ride-thru, etc. please visit mousebits.com.) “Listen to the Land (Epcot ’94 Edition)” aligns to the series’ grammatical style of interpretation while simultaneously distinguishing my compilations from others. In the case of the above track, the mx also includes a few bars of “Spaceship Earthrise” and “Symphony of the Seed” but all three are derivatives of the original 1982 song “Listen to the Land”. The Innoventions BGM was first played in the park in 1994 hence the title.
In the case of “Concourse Skyway”, those are the official WDI Show Scene names for the two main rooms of Soarin’s queue. And these are selections from the latter half of the attraction’s BGM, which lasts for over an hour. (Full queue list here)
The Liner Notes accompanying the music usually clear-up confusion.
For further clarification about the FWSS development, objectives, and philosophies please visit the MUSIC tab at the top of the screen and read, “Attaining the Unattainable” as well as the production notes: Re-writing History and Absurdly Obscure for greater insight on the project.

August 21, 2012 | Registered CommenterJoshua L Harris

God bless you for this. This series has become pretty much the only thing I listen to.

August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBob Zygala

This has been so nice! I have heard several peices on youtube, but not to this extent or quailty.
It also reminds me of how much I hated the Nestle version of the pavillion. What happened WDI?
Thank you for the great work compling the music.
Does anyone know of a great full tour of Listen to the land attraction?
Alex

August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAlex PEttitt

I'm so happy that this is here! Consider it downloaded :D

- StickyGum32

August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterStickyGum32

So great. Nice work! Thank you.

I think one of the treasures for me is "Revue Lobby." While I've heard bits and pieces of this music from other sources... not this full loop... The music would change too as a musical queue for the Kitchen Kabaret host to know when to introduce the show and when the doors would open... It runs long to allow ALL the guests to enter the theater, moving all the way across to the right. Filling in every available seat.

Thanks again!

Joshua,
Another wonderful compilation. Like many of us, much of this is in my (our) collections, often times poorly recorded or encoded and scattered about iTunes. Hoping I can speak for your fans, thank you for putting together this labor of love for us lovers of things Disney (especially park audio :-) ). The artwork is tremendous too and graces our desktops, even my wife is starting to understand and likes it too. Thanks again and we are looking forward to your next compilation.

Jusitn

August 21, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJustin Ponzi

Finally got it to work.
This truly is magnificent!!!

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian S

I can't thank you enough for this, and all the incredibly hard work you've put into all your projects. I look forward to the rest of the FWSS.

August 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCMV

Justin,

Thank YOU very much for knowing the difference between Content and Presentation! Other than superb organization skills :), my collection really isn’t that much different from others who (like myself) have been collecting things across the net for the last 12+ years. If anything I would consider the FWSS merely a sketch of what could be done if given access to the proper materials.
The fact that your wife is “starting to understand” is one of the highest compliments I’ve received in the past two years of E82!
Thanks again for sharing you thoughts. It’s a huge encouragement that adds a lot of fuel to my creative fire.

August 22, 2012 | Registered CommenterJoshua L Harris

CMV
I look forward to the next few Pavilions as well. Believe it or not, but while I was forcing myself to listen to the Food Rocks (honesty the things I do for you people:) I started fantasizing about the Wonders of Life. Its concept is almost completely formed in brain, but I have several very important initiatives to work on first. Ones that will hopefully propel E82 to a much higher level.

August 22, 2012 | Registered CommenterJoshua L Harris

Josh,

Thank you so much for another fantastic addition to the FWSS. This collection is definitely my favorite so far and I can't wait to see what else you have in store for us in the future! My favorite track in this collection is definitely Architectural Forest. Aside from having an awesome title, this is BGM that I have been looking for for some time now and here it is! Thank you again and keep up the amazing work!

August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTim Rachuba

Joshua,

Fantastic mixes! I can't tell you how happy I am to find these. Could you tell me which movies the themes in Concourse Skyway are from? I tried going through the link you provided for the queue music, and couldn't identity all of the themes from that. Thank you so much!

August 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrad Zimmermann

Thanks so much for this, Josh. Again, I don't know how you have the time to do this, a job, school, and all the other projects you work on, but you always manage to pull through! This is 10 times better than some live recording from 30 years ago taken off MouseBits. Your showmanship and quality has shown through yet again. Looking forward the next one!
-Aaron

August 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterReesie

Thanks...have been visiting regularly looking for an update! Look forward to giving them a spin!

August 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDexterRiley

First - thank you! This is fantastic work :)

Here's a quick plee...In Disk 2, track #10 you have the 'FWSS - Main Theme'. Could you open it up, skip to 45 seconds in where you can hear the fast violins start - what song is that from?! It's been driving me crazy trying to figure it out!

Thanks :)

September 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRick

I believe your referring to the Epcot Entrance Plaza “fanfare” which is the first 30 seconds of the original Entrance Plaza Loop.
In any case, the music used for the FWSS Logo is as follows…

1. Creation of TRON
2. Exxon Logo / Wormhole (from TRON)
3. Horizons Load
4. Entrance Plaza Fanfare
5. We’ve Just Begun to Dream
6. Horizons Omnisphere / TRON SFX

The Entrance Plaza Fanfare is found as the first part of “Epcot Entrance Medley” on multiple official albums and can be found (somewhere) on Mousebits.com

September 2, 2012 | Registered CommenterJoshua L Harris

Thank you so much for the hours of enjoyment you have provided me. EPCOT has always held a special place for me. I don't think anything like that will ever be built by Disney every again.

September 8, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Racine

Thanks again Josh! This helped kindle nostalgia for an iteration of The Land I never had the opportunity to see first hand.

I got a kick out of the underlying extract from DCA's "Seasons of the Vine" on the "Living with the Land" track on disc 2. If I recall, that wasn't on the actual ride on my last visit, but the addition captures the essence of the American Farm scene perfectly. If I'm mistaken and it was not actually a creative addition on your part, forgive me, but I was excited to hear it - like you said, so what if you play around with the order of things? It's about the music! Good call!

Circlevision91

September 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCirclevision91

I had no idea that "Symphony of the Seed" went back THIS far! All I knew it from was an electronic cover for the 1994 Future World area music!

September 22, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJosh Freilich

I apologise that it's taken me this long, but my most heartfelt thanks for this latest of your projects. It is truly amazing what you have managed to achieve and give us. If this was an LP, I would have surely wore it out already as I just can't get enough! Having never visited EPCOT or WDW at all, these albums often contain my first exposure to MANY of these elements, and your mixes are brilliant. No day is complete without some of the tracks you have worked and presented in this FWSS project, and I eagerly await the next installment. Again, thankyou so very much for this magic! -Q

September 30, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterQ. G-S

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