Monday, October 5, 2015

Disney Song #47: New World Bound

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The Facts:
  • Writers: Buddy Baker (music), X Atencio and Randy Bright (lyrics)
  • Year: 1982
  • Key:  B Major

Heard In: 
The American Adventure

Background / Personal Connection:
This song is heard in the opening of the American Adventure in Epcot's United States pavilion at the moment in the show when the Pilgrims cross the ocean to the New World.  Benjamin Franklin (the audio-animatronic co-narrator along with Mark Twain) declares, "So if you'll pardon an old man's pride, for me this is the beginning of the American Adventure!" right as the song opens with a momentous crescendo.  Despite the historical inaccuracy and cultural insensitivity of Franklin's statement (forgetting Jamestown, St. Augustine, and approximately 50,000 years of Native American history), it's a great song and a great show (I'll share more thoughts and memories about the American Adventure in a later post).   

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