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The Classic Soundtrack Collection

Album Summary

>Mancini, Henry : Pink Panther
>Mancini, Henry : The Return of the Pink Panther, film score
>Mancini, Henry : Breakfast at Tiffany's, film score
>Mancini, Henry : Charade, film score
>Mancini, Henry : Hatari!, film score
>Mancini, Henry : Oklahoma Crude, film score
>Mancini, Henry : What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?, film score
>Mancini, Henry : High Time, film score
>Mancini, Henry : Experiment in Terror, film score
>Mancini, Henry : Darling Lili, film score
>Mancini, Henry : Gunn, film score
>Mancini, Henry : Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, film score
>Mancini, Henry : Two for the Road, film score
>Mancini, Henry : Arabesque, film score
>Mancini, Henry : The Great Race, film score
>Mancini, Henry : Me, Natalie, film score
>Mancini, Henry : The Party, film score
>Mancini, Henry : Visions of eight, film score
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Recording information: RCA Victors Music Center Of The World, Hollywood, CA (02/03/1969); RCA Victors Music Center Of The World, Hollywood, CA (02/12/1968); RCA Victors Music Center Of The World, Hollywood, CA (02/13/1968); RCA Victors Music Center Of The World, Hollywood, CA (02/14/1968); RCA Victors Music Center Of The World, Hollywood, CA (03/21/1973-03/23/1973); RCA Victors Music Center Of The World, Hollywood, CA (05/01/1973); RCA Victors Music Center Of The World, Hollywood, CA (05/04/1966); RCA Victors Music Center Of The World, Hollywood, CA (09/16/1963).

A massive nine-disc box set that reveals itself to be all the more massive upon the realization that each disc contains two full soundtracks, Legacy's 2014 set The Classic Soundtrack Collection enshrines Henry Mancini's peak. Nearly all of the 18 movies here were released in the '60s -- the earliest is Breakfast at Tiffany's from 1961, the latest is 1978's Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe? -- and Mancini's lush, sometimes hep swinging strings are associated with both the sound and feel of the decade. Although a handful of his best-known themes were sexy and slinky, informed as much by the attitude of jazz as its sound (think The Pink Panther and Peter Gunn), he rarely veered away from this signature -- it was there even in films as seemingly tense as Experiment in Terror -- but he sometimes chose to embellish it with various fads and trends, including cha chas and twists (or disco, for The Return of the Pink Panther). Such flourishes, which also include period re-creations like marches and flirtations with regional music, do give each film a character within his signature and that's why the box rewards time: it shows the imagination and skill that lurk behind the washes of strings. ~ Stephen Thomas Erlewine



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>Mancini, Henry : Pink Panther
  • Performer: Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus
  • Conductor: Henry Mancini
  • Running Time: 33 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1964

>Mancini, Henry : The Return of the Pink Panther, film score
  • Performers: Tony Coe (Clarinet); Henry Mancini
  • Conductor: Henry Mancini
  • Running Time: 3 min. 7 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1975

>Mancini, Henry : Breakfast at Tiffany's, film score
  • Performer: Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus
  • Running Time: 36 min. 1 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1961

>Mancini, Henry : Charade, film score
  • Performer: Henry Mancini
  • Conductor: Henry Mancini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1963

>Mancini, Henry : Hatari!, film score
  • Performer: Henry Mancini
  • Conductor: Henry Mancini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 58 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1962

>Mancini, Henry : Oklahoma Crude, film score
  • Performer: Henry Mancini
  • Conductor: Henry Mancini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1973

>Mancini, Henry : What Did You Do in the War, Daddy?, film score
  • Performer: Henry Mancini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 11 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1966

>Mancini, Henry : High Time, film score
  • Performer: Henry Mancini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 23 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Mancini, Henry : Experiment in Terror, film score
  • Performer: Henry Mancini
  • Running Time: 3 min. 21 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Mancini, Henry : Darling Lili, film score
  • Performer: Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus
  • Conductor: Henry Mancini
  • Running Time: 4 min. 6 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1970

>Mancini, Henry : Gunn, film score
  • Performer: Henry Mancini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 10 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1967

>Mancini, Henry : Who Is Killing the Great Chefs of Europe?, film score
  • Performer: Henry Mancini (Piano)
  • Running Time: 2 min. 24 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1978

>Mancini, Henry : Two for the Road, film score
  • Performer: Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus
  • Running Time: 2 min. 44 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1967

>Mancini, Henry : Arabesque, film score
  • Performer: Henry Mancini
  • Conductor: Henry Mancini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 16 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern

>Mancini, Henry : The Great Race, film score
  • Performer: Henry Mancini
  • Conductor: Henry Mancini
  • Running Time: 3 min. 40 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1965

>Mancini, Henry : Me, Natalie, film score
  • Performers: Henry Mancini (Piano); Rod McKuen (Organ)
  • Conductor: Henry Mancini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 47 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Form: Film Score
  • Written: 1969

>Mancini, Henry : The Party, film score
  • Performers: Larry Bunker (Vibraphone); Plas Johnson; Ronny Lang (Flute); Henry Mancini; Shelly Manne (Drum); Bill Plummer (Sitar); Milt Roland (Tabla); Jimmy Rowles (Piano); Jack Sheldon (Flugelhorn)
  • Conductor: Henry Mancini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 17 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern
  • Written: 1968

>Mancini, Henry : Visions of eight, film score
  • Performers: Henry Mancini (Piano); Henry Mancini
  • Conductor: Henry Mancini
  • Running Time: 2 min. 41 sec.
  • Period Time: Modern