Monday, December 20, 2010

E82 - Holidays Around the World

During this Glorious Time of Year, Epcot puts its best foot forward with Epcot - Holidays Around the World. While the Magic Kingdom shall always be home to over-the-top secular celebrations of the season, Epcot has a much greater mission to fulfill. During these special 35 (or so) Days at the end of the year Epcot reaches its full potential by proudly celebrating the “reason for the season.” But more than that, Epcot’s “Circle of Nations” truly does the miraculous by bring together many people of many faiths in an air of acceptance, inclusiveness and cooperation. It is also during this time that Epcot’s Ultimate Vision of instilling “a new sense of belief and pride in man's ability to shape a world that offers hope to people everywhere in the world” comes to fruition. In spite of all the EPCOT City could have given us, it would still just be a city. EPCOT’s ultimate realization as park is able to do what no city could ever hope to accomplish – providing millions of people with an example of a unified world.
As both a Thank You for your support during this first year of E82 and in Celebration of the Season, I present one of my most beloved and popular compilations; the simply titled “Epcot - Holidays Around the World Album.”
Representing the best of live entertainment since the program’s creation in 1994, this holiday compilation features a sampling of works by Cast in Bronze, and The Voices of Liberty, with highlights from the Candlelight Processional, a special tribute to the Lights of Winter, and finally culminating with Peace on Earth from Holiday IllumiNations.

-The Program-
1. Messiah Majesty
2. Carol of the Bells
3. God Rest ye Merry Gentlemen
4. We Three Kings
5. O Little Town of Bethlehem
6. It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year
7. C.H.R.I.S.T.M.A.S.
8. Gesu Bambino
9. Winter Wonderland
10. Mary’s Boy Child
11. Candlelight Overture
12. Shout for Joy!
13. Il est NĂ©
14. Rejoice with Exceeding Great Joy
15. Stille Nacht
16. The Wonderful World of Christmas
17. It Came Upon A Midnight Clear
18. Lights of Winter Medley – A JLH Tribute
19. (Let there be) Peace on Earth (featuring Walter Cronkite)

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  1. This is a fantastic collection, thanks for all the work you do on these!

    Also, digging the new logo.

  2. Excellent collection, but I was absolutely crushed when Carol of the Bells cut out before my favorite part at the end of the song and beginning of the next one.

  3. Well that kind of disappointment is not tolerated for such a dedicated follower like yourself.
    Are you referring for the Light of Winter Medley?
    What specifically cut-out?
    Once I know that I can correct it!

  4. Oh, yes, I supposed I should have mentioned that it was Lights of Winter, lol. And for some reason I mistakenly said Carol of the Bells instead of Joy to the World. My favorite part is when Joy to the World ends and it transitions into Ding Dong Merrily on High. I suppose I shouldn't say cut out, but it's edited to fade into one of the songs later in the loop before the ending of Joy to the World.

    But it's just a nitpick, I suppose, just my personal emotional high within the music. The whole thing is still top-notch, like all of your work has been so far.