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 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 4:17 AM   
 By:   jacky   (Member)

I like to call this score one of my most desired pieces of music and still no release in sight, in spite of the return of the attraction, Disney has opened their vaults for some great releases earlier, the death of Michael Jackson some years ago.
Attraction dated from 1986, 27 years ago.................and still nothing...........!!

 
 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 7:32 AM   
 By:   KonstantinosZ   (Member)

I like to call this score one of my most desired pieces of music and still no release in sight, in spite of the return of the attraction, Disney has opened their vaults for some great releases earlier, the death of Michael Jackson some years ago.
Attraction dated from 1986, 27 years ago.................and still nothing...........!!


yes, i would like that too.. And even an official Bluray release!!
the only way of course for the soundtrack to be released would be together with something else, because as I recall, the actual Horner music must be less than 10 minutes.

It would be great if it could be released together with the Broughton score for Moonwalker (the Smooth Criminal segment) (although it is not Disney)

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 7:47 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

Possible? Probably. Probable? Possibly not.

It's not hard to see why this has never been released. It's only a few minutes long, so it would have to be paired with something or many things. Other Disney park themes? Other short Horner scores? (They would likely have to be Disney.) And the underscoring takes a back seat to the two Michael Jackson songs (one of which wasn't officially released until 2004, by the way). You mention Jackson's death, but would that contribute to a single sale of a release of Horner's score? I don't think it would.

But of course, anything's possible, and we've gotten tons of releases in the last few years that even a few years before that seemed impossible. So who knows?

I saw this again with my kids a couple of years ago at Disneyland. Holy cow, it is one ridiculous concentrated helping of processed '80s cheese!

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 8:35 AM   
 By:   solium   (Member)

If on CD it would probably come from Intrada. A short release like this seems made for the digital download market. So much for the utopia of the digital age.

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 8:55 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

If on CD it would probably come from Intrada. A short release like this seems made for the digital download market. So much for the utopia of the digital age.

I don't think anybody ever claimed that the digital age meant that somehow all incredibly obscure, extremely minor pieces of music that virtually nobody is clamoring for would magically be made available.

 
 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 9:21 AM   
 By:   Great Escape   (Member)

If on CD it would probably come from Intrada. A short release like this seems made for the digital download market. So much for the utopia of the digital age.

I don't think anybody ever claimed that the digital age meant that somehow all incredibly obscure, extremely minor pieces of music that virtually nobody is clamoring for would magically be made available.


Ouch.

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 9:30 AM   
 By:   johnmullin   (Member)

I saw this again with my kids a couple of years ago at Disneyland. Holy cow, it is one ridiculous concentrated helping of processed '80s cheese!

You're not kidding about this, SchiffyM! The movie, directed by Francis Coppola of all people, is an orgy of mid-80s sci-fi velveeda. Such an interesting pop-culture artifact... Captain EO's crew is made up of slightly modified muppets from Jabba The Hutt's palace band (including Max Rebo himself, although he has an extra eye now)... Anjelica Huston appears as an early version of the Borg Queen... and Dick Shawn of THE PRODUCERS fame shows up as the Starfleet admiral (or something). It's stunning.

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 1:52 PM   
 By:   The Thing   (Member)

If it's only 10 minutes of score, I'd prefer it as a "bonus" track at the end of another Horner CD, rather than actually promoting and labelling the CD as a two-score release.

 
 Posted:   May 21, 2013 - 2:02 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

The score is also a very basic riff on all the Hornerisms you love (if you're a fan) or hate (if you're not). If you own a bunch of Horner, you pretty much own this already. (And no, that's not a slam on Horner.) The score is very much "space movie background circa 1986," with the unrelated Michael Jackson songs as the musical centerpieces.

 
 
 Posted:   May 22, 2013 - 7:56 AM   
 By:   jacky   (Member)

The score is also a very basic riff on all the Hornerisms you love (if you're a fan) or hate (if you're not). If you own a bunch of Horner, you pretty much own this already. (And no, that's not a slam on Horner.) The score is very much "space movie background circa 1986," with the unrelated Michael Jackson songs as the musical centerpieces.

I know what you are trying to say, however every Horner piece has its own character and built differently. This Captain EO score really has some sounds i can find nowhere else, Specially for the long intro, the bells are very characteristic for this movie. However the use of chords you can easily find in other compositions I agree to that!
Captain Eo is a very unique piece of music which needs a release, maybe Disney can include this 10 minute piece on a new Theme parc cd...(that would be nice)

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 4, 2013 - 12:36 PM   
 By:   jacky   (Member)

Come on anyone at Disney make our dreams come true and make it happen wink

 
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