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