Wednesday, January 28, 2009

Walt Disney and the 1964 World’s Fair 5 CD Box Set released next week !

On February 10, a rare and highly collectible document of Walt Disney Imagineering history will be released for the first time: Walt Disney and the 1964 World’s Fair 5 CD Box Set!

Here is an official description of what you will find in these 5 CD Set - it sounds fantastic - that you can pre-order now on the Disney and more Amazon store! - Price is $49.99

Walt Disney and the 1964 World’s Fair 5CD Box Set is a rare behind the scenes look at Walt Disney’s contribution to the 1964 World’s Fair. It was here where Walt unveiled several unique attractions and exhibits that would forever change not only Disneyland, but greatly influence the future of Disney Theme Parks yet to be imagined. This 5-CD Set includes a 24-page full color booklet and more than three hours of recordings from the classic attractions and exhibits Walt Disney and his team of artists created for the 1964 New York World’s Fair.

The five CDs include:


Behind the original World's Fair scenes recordings and original music from the Progressland Exhibit, featuring a never-before released production of Carousel of Progress. Plus, you'll hear the many variations of Richard M. Sherman and Robert B. Sherman's There's a Great Big Beautiful Tomorrow.


Experience the sounds of the original Illinois Pavilion from the Illinois Story to an audience with President Lincoln. As a special treat, you'll hear the original recording sessions of the man who gave Mr. Lincoln his voice (Royal Dano) and listen to the lavish original score by Disney legend Buddy Baker also presented as individual tracks.


Includes the original demo recording of the legendary song as well as isolated vocals and a grand master mix of the varied international interpretations of the famous tune directly from the attraction soundtrack. Also included is a tour of this charming ''little boat ride'' with Walt Disney as your guide.


Takes you on a time-traveling 'road trip' with Walt Disney as he personally escorts you through the age of dinosaurs, the ascent of man, and to the distant future. Then you can listen to the music from a marvelous band made up entirely of auto parts.

Bonus Disc

As a special treat, we present Carousel of Progress - Alternate Universe Version. Fully recorded and scored, this complete production is an early ''work in progress'' version of this timeless classic.

Photo and text: copyright Disney


Matt Hunter Ross said...

oh my god - thank you so much for finding this!

Tangaroa said...

Sorry to dampen the spirits, but it was just announced that the release has been delayed about five weeks due to manufactuing issues. Sadness!

Anonymous said...

^Sadness, maybe, but it gives us time to get the word out. Better to get it perfect, so I don't mind waiting another month.

Put up a reminder with an Amazon link when it becomes available.

Alain Littaye said...

Okay, so, there is five weeks more to wait, where is the problem, frankly? Did we became spoiled child to the point we can't wait five weeks more? I hope not!
However I'll try to remind you when it'll be available for real.