Monday, November 29, 2010

The Complete Captain EO

Today, I’ll wrap-up my coverage of all things Captain EO with the release of “Captain EO: The Complete Experience.” Sure, there are many versions of this show across the Digital Frontier (1), and I should know. I’ve downloaded just about all of them! What you’ll hear with this EP Album is the very best of all resources collected over the past 10 Years. However, this is not meant to be a literal walk-thru of the attraction as I always adopt the Thornton Philosophy (2) of creating “Listen Experiences.” So you won’t be hearing any announcements, or the “making of” video that accompanies the current presentations. (3) What you will be hearing is the a fully Re-Mastered queue mix, a Newly Restored version of the much sought after Theater Load-In Music, and Ultimately the best version of the literal soundtrack from the film. I think some of you will be quite pleased with the way James Horner’s score shines through this particular mix. In addition I’ve been able to fix the awkward way in which the soundtrack ends with a small piece of the exit music.
As Bonus Features, I’ve included the Epic Records (4) Version of “We Are Here Change to World” released 2004, 18 years after its creation! The Full Version of “Another Part of Me” – Exit Music. Finally, the unusual, unreleased, and unexpectedly good orchestral Version of “Change the World” produced for the much talked about and unrealized Tomorrow 2055 Concept from 1996.

Captain EO - EP Cover

1.Overture (9:10)
2.The Cosmos (4:04)
3.Captain EO (18:41)

4.We Are Here to Change the World (2:53)
5.Another Part of Me – Instrumental (3:46)
6.Change the World – Tomorrowland 2055 (3:13)

Download The Album

In order to ensure proper playback, please turn-on your media device’s cross-fade feature and set to 3 seconds.

Past Musical Releases from "E82 - The Epcot Legacy"

The Future World Soundtrack Series – Journey Into Imagination

Foot Notes:
(1)My new Sponsor appears to already be making demands that their terminology be mixed into the content of all posts from E82. Hence “Digital Frontier” instead of something more relatable like “the Internet”:-/
(2)A reference to the great Walt Disney Records Restoration Producer: Randy Thornton.
(3)Stay Tuned E82 for commentary on the dangers of recycling historical material in “living” attractions.
(4)Epic Records: The official Label for all of Michael Jackson’s Music.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

And Now a Word from Our Sponsor...!

After lengthy and comprehensive negotiations, ENCOM International, "the World’s #1 Software Provider" has agreed to sponsor E82 – The Epcot Legacy! As part of this partnership, E82 will provide additional coverage of all products and services. Encom executives have assured me that the core focus and vision of E82 will not in any way be altered or changed because of the sponsorship.

I for one am excited about the many possibilities that this partnership can provide. The History of Encom and the History of Epcot have always been intertwined since the construction of the park. Founded in 1972, Encom Computers, provided many of the computer systems and controller units for many EPCOT Center attractions. Most notability, ENCOM provided many Computer Generated Effects for the Climax of Universe of Energy - and ENCOM also developed a demonstration of its famous digitizing effect that was later used at part of World of Motion’s SpeedRoom Finale.

IN THE VERY NEAR FUTURE, expect to see a lot more coming from Encom International & E82 – The Epcot Legacy!

Monday, November 15, 2010

Anonymous Benefactor

Earlier this week, I received an email from a company expressing interest in sponsoring the E82 Project for unspecified length of time. The Project has always been transparent in its developments so I’m sharing the information as it becomes available. This maybe the start of something special for E82...

Mr. Harris,

Over the past several months we have been watching your progress of your blog. Although we believe that the overall quantity of your work is less than satisfactory, we have been impressed with what little product we’ve seen. Your personal style and reinterpretation early
1980s icons are of particular interest to our company.

We are currently gearing-up for a major product release and would appreciate any assistance you could provide our marketing and design teams. In turn, we are prepared to engage in limited sponsorship of your blog.

Please contact us at your earliest convenience, with a response. If you express interest our legal teams will contact you with the specific terms of our sponsorship.

Thank You for
Markus Grenwald
V.P. of Marketing

Dumont Holdings Inc.

More to Follow Soon!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

The Return of the Captain

Inspired by the final logo seen in the film, this 4th Desktop in the E82 Project is a tribute to the return of the 1980s classic. Its vivid colors and high-gloss treatments are evocative of early computer animation as well as the heavily special effects driven work of ILM during the height of the “Optical Effects Era”.

Fun Fact: The ending logo for the film was the most expensive effects shot and was also the last effect completed for the movie. It's also the only Computer Generated Image in the film.

4x3 - Captain EO

Full Screen

16x9 - Captain EO

Wide Screen

Display Instructions: Select the proper screen ratio (Full or Wide Screen) enlarge to original size and apply as Desktop Background, then “Fit to Screen.”
Finally all Desktops are designed to fill the screen so please display with an Auto-Hide Taskbar.