Updated: See part two of this saga here!
Awhile ago I bought an old, rare-ish LP of Hawaiian string exotica arranged by famed Disney composer (and traditional jazz trombonist and tubaist) George Bruns. This is the guy who wrote the tune part of “Pirates Life for Me” (X Atencio wrote the lyrics). The album’s called “Moonlight Time in Old Hawaii,” and it includes several tracks from the later Adventureland Veranda restaurant area loop at Walt Disney World’s Magic Kingdom (I know of two different loops playing in that location; this material is from the second incarnation, ca. 1980s-1993). The title track – “Moonlight Time in Old Hawaii,” one of three tracks on the album that are original Bruns compositions – was actually featured in the International Gardens area loop at the 1964-65 World’s Fair’s Ford Pavilion (You can buy a copy of the “Walt Disney at the World’s Fair” CD set, which includes the fair version of the piece, here).
I’m not sure if the “Moonlight Time” track actually made the Adventureland Veranda (update: it did), but if you remember hearing it playing in situ, please tell me. So far, I’ve IDed a grand total of three songs from the album as AV area loop definites. If you know more, TELL ME. 😀 If you have even crappy snippets of live audio from your vaycay videos, pleeeease let me know!
I’ve bolded the three tracks that I know were used. Side one, tracks 2 and 3 apparently ran in order in the AV loop.
1. South Sea Island Magic
2. Hawaiian Paradise (the tailend of this track shows up at the beginning of http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkYXoCgXqwA)
3. Moonlight and Shadows (it’s the track that comprises the bulk of this clip: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nkYXoCgXqwA)
4. To You, Sweetheart, Aloha
5. Paradise Isle
6. Song of Old Hawaii
1. Blue Hawaii (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BZEBkZUb0uw – the piece in the video is obviously Blue Hawaii, even if it doesn’t match the album version…but it seems to)
2. Moonlight Time in Old Hawaii (seems identical to the Ford Pavilion/International Gardens version released on the WF box set…no clue if the track was ever part of the AV loop)
3. Sweet Leilani
4. Aloha Nui Hawaii
5. My Tane
6. Ka Pua (The Flower)
Anyway, you can download my full album rip as a torrent via Mousebits.com, here. For individual tracks, see this torrent.
Groovy Adventureland Veranda area loop links:
- Kali’s/AprilDecember’s Moonlight Time in Old Hawaii album adventure, Part 2
- Michael Sweeney’s Adventureland Veranda area loop v.2 tracklist
- Mike Lee’s Adventureland Veranda page, including a live recording of the v.2 area loop in situ
- Full “Moonlight Time” album on Youtube care of Foxxy
- Kali’s rip of of Moonlight Time in Old Hawaii (split track torrent) at Mousebits.com
- Kali’s rip of Moonlight Time in Old Hawaii (full album file torrent) at Mousebits.com
13 Replies to “Disney Theme Park Audio: Adventureland Veranda and George Bruns”
I want to thank you again for this album. It’s an AMAZING listen, and so chill out and wonderful.
George Bruns was a true Disney musical genius, and his arrangements and compositions on the album are superb.
It’s a sonic Mai-Tai and strangely enough I feel like Hawaiian retro 60s muzak is something I might have never tried, but it’s great to relax with it.
You are so welcome! 😀
Love listening to this album. Thanks for making a torrent of it!
You’re welcome! 😀 Glad you like it.
Updated Blog Post: http://t.co/cjvkPCa Disney Theme Park Audio: Adventureland Veranda and George Bruns
Could you by chance get a better picture of the cover for those of us who want iTunes album art, please?
I’ve been meaning to, but I’m kinda busy… 😉
Any luck yet with that album art? 🙂
No. And it’s unlikely to happen in the forseeable future.
Thanks for the multi-track torrent! I have the Trader Sam’s loop and have been wanting to track down my favorite song on the loop, Moonlight Time in Old Hawaii. What a delight to not only find your post but the isolated tracks as well! Really appreciate you sharing.
Do you have other bit torrents on Mousebits?
Hi Lannie! Glad you enjoyed it!!! Those are my only torrents right now, but if I manage to scrounge up anything else worth posting I will pass it along! 😀
Any chance you reupload the torrent of this album?
Thank you. David in Australia