Thursday, January 28, 2010

Freedomland Tickets & LP - Part 2

How about some more Freedomland? Jed over at the somewhat dormant but always excellent blog “Vintage Disneyland Goodies” sent in these awesome scans of some Freedomland Tickets – Thank you Jed!

The tickets are on Globe Safety paper, similar to Disneyland’s but the pattern looks a little different. The tickets are colored "Visa's" instead of Disneyland’s lettered "Coupons" (Which Knott’s copied, in reverse order, minus the “E”, but I digress.).

The back is very similar to Disneyland also, except I see Freedomland had a release of liability for any personal injury sustained while in the park, a result of the stage coach accident possibly? Thanks again Jed for these scans!

Jed's great contribution got me in the mood to play and record the Freedomland LP, just listing to the LP got me feeling better, what a time capsule.

The LP is not dated, but several sources date it as 1960. 1960 is the year of by Johnny Horton’s “hit” that’s the first song on side two - “Johnny Freedom”. It’s excellent as is most of the LP. The LP has its high and lows, the Chicago fire sequence at the end of side two is a total downer. “Ashes and black earth are all that remained, nothing standing, nothing growing, nothing green remained” fun times.

Freedomland LP Side 1 - 12mb

Freedomland LP Side 2 - 12mb


Major Pepperidge said...

Oh man, I can't wait to listen to that album (I'll download it as soon as I'm done with this comment). "Visas", huh? That's a new one. I like it though!

outsidetheberm said...

Okay, the Danny the Dragon song (sung by Cliff Arquette!) was reason enough to close the park. Holy smoke...

Thanks for the listen, Tim.

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Outside; I did mention there were some "Lows" on that LP - LOL, Disney it aint! I do like "Johnny Freedom" however, it made it to my Ipod!

Major; what did you think of the LP?

Verzameloord-gastheer said...

Great stuff on your blog. Never heard of Freedomland. Do have the sleeve of this LP? Or do you perhaps know where to find it on the Internet?

Vintage Disneyland Tickets said...

Verzameloord; the sleeve is show in part one of this post. Its a paper sleeve that looks to be the generic Columbia Records version.

Anonymous said...

Sorry, it must have overlooked it. Now this great item is complete. Many thanks and keep up the good work with strange audio files like this one. By the way enjoying your Sunday Bonus.

fiscus1 said...

I just came upon your fantastic blog today. I am absolutely overwhelmed by the amount of great items that you have posted.

Many thanks for the Freedomland LP.
I went to the park only once. That was the opening year when tickets were need for each attraction. Since my family didn't have too much money, my mother, two sisters and I didn't get into too many things. But, I still fondly remember the Chicago fire and San Fran earthquake.