California Adventure CD Cover


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Music Conducted By
Jerry Goldsmith

Orchestrations By

Recorded By
Bruce Botnick

Performed By

Album Produced By
John Dennis & Tom Fitzgerald

Walt Disney Records

Previous Release(s)

Year Of CD/Film Release

Running Time
4:40 (Soarin)

Normal Release

Cues & Timings


1. On The Edge
2. Feels Alright
3. Superstar Limo
4. Steps In Time Finale
5. Chase And Finale
6. Soarin' Over California
7. Beauty And The Bees
8. It's Tough To Be A Bug
9. Seasons Of The Vine Medley
10. Just One Dream
11. Boudin Bakery
12. California Screamin'
13. Eureka! A California Parade

Soundtrack Ratings







Disney's California Adventure

Not really a Goldsmith soundtrack album but worth mentioning for the inclusion of the composer's music for the Soarin Over California theme park ride. Timed at just over 4:40 the composer has provided a beautifully majestic piece for a flight over key California landmarks. Along the way Goldsmith provides a melodic South Of The Border diversion before reprising what's sure to become a popular Goldsmith piece.

As a side note to this release Jerry Goldsmith was said to have come down from the ride for the first time in tears. The makers feared something terrible had happened. "No, everything was fine," Goldsmith said. He then went on to explain that he had two loves in his life: Music and flying. In fact, some of his favourite memories as a child was flying gliders with his Dad down among the dunes where LAX was eventually built. Jerry, as it turns out, had been weeping because he was happy. He thought that the "Soarin' Over California" ride film was beautiful, magical. "I'd do anything to be part of this project," Goldsmith continues, "I'd even score the film for free."

The only other memorable piece, Seasons Of The Vine, is provided by Bruce Broughton. The remainder is an awful series of Disney show tunes supported by bargain basement electronics.