Tuesday, April 29, 2008

Walt Disney Takes You to Disneyland - Audio Visual Day

It’s Audio Visual souvenir day and today we have an oldie but a goodie. “Walt Disney Takes You to Disneyland” a “Disneyland Record” recorded by “Walt Disney Music Co.” with the “Disneyland Concert Orchestra”. That’s a lot of “Disney’s”! See this and other Disneyland Record covers over at “A Sampler of Things” (link).

These were originally from 1956. This one is old, not sure it it’s from 1956, but it’s a “High Fidelity Recording” and the record itself is as thick as a plate! You can actually buy the CD from Disney (link) they place this LP as 1956.

Great cover, glossy and still in great shape, Walt sure looks proud to be on the cover.

The Inside:

Song information and a fun map on the back. Check out the Tomorrowland lagoon, look at the little Air-Boat, is that the Phantom boat replacement that never made it? I’ve seen an attraction poster for those somewhere?

Here are the Long Play 33 1/3 record labels.

And now a few choice samples. Please keep in mind this record is old. I cleaned it as best as I could, but it still has some cracks and pops, however the music still comes thru nicely. I wonder if Walt recorded the vocals just for this record. You really don’t hear much (if any) of this great audio being reused or maybe I’ve just missed it.

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Main Street (I think that squeaking noise at the start is the train brakes):

Adventureland (This music sure sounds like Jungle Book music):


Fantasyland Music:

I hope you enjoyed today’s show and tell, if scratchy old records aren’t your thing, come back tomorrow for some Vintage Disneyland Tickets.

If you do like old Disneyland Records, I have more and their not as scratchy…


-- Ryan P. Wilson said...

This is fabulous! I bought the album when it became available on iTunes a while back and absolutely fell in love with it. I only wish that it had the great pieces from the inside and back cover, thanks for sharing these with all of us!

Stub Winged Bilge Rat said...

I bought the CD of this at the park last christmas, but it's just not the same if you cant watch an actual LP going around on a real turntable. Thanks for posting this, it was really fun.

Anonymous said...

In 1958 this musical ensemble was combined with a Cliff Edwards voiceover to create the "kiddie version" of a Disneyland tour. Jiminy Cricket's narration explains what's going on as you encounter various musical cues, and he even sings along on "Davy Crockett."
You can hear this audio treasure in its entirety at Sorcerer's Workshop.org: http://sorcerersworkshop.org/1958welcome.shtml
I have also isolated many lines of Jiminy's narration that make wonderful sound bites. (e.g.: "Say, isn't that a skull on that stick?")

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

I'm glad you guys enjoyed this. Sorcerer; THANK YOU for the info and the link. By the way, I really like your website, especially the ticket page :-)! I'm going to add you to my links. Thanks again.!