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Henry Mancini - Movies & Moods: The Magic Of Mancini 1956-62

Henry Mancini - Movies & Moods: The Magic Of Mancini 1956-62

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Composer, arranger and conductor Henry Mancini is renowned for his involvement in music for the movies, none more so than his memorable and legendary collaboration with lyricist Johnny Mercer on Moon River for the classic Audrey Hepburn film Breakfast At Tiffany’s.

However, he also wrote and recorded non-movie material for singles and albums, and this set dips into both strands of his work during the early era of his recording career.

Mancini said that hearing Rudolph Kopp’s score in the 1935 Cecil B. DeMille film The Crusades inspired him to pursue film music composition despite his father’s wishes for him to become a teacher. Following World War II, in 1946, he became a pianist and arranger for the newly re-formed Glenn Miller Orchestra, led by Tex Beneke. In 1952, he joined the Universal-International’s music department. During the next six years, he contributed music to over 100 movies.

This 52-track collection comprises A- and B-sides  of his singles during these years on the Liberty, Coral and RCA labels. Our release also includes selected titles from his Liberty album Driftwood And Dreams and his RCA albums The Blues And The Beat and Combo, which included arrangements of pop standards as well as his own compositions.

It features his hits from this era, including the Academy Award-winning Moon River and Days Of Wine And Roses, plus the themes from Mr. Lucky, The Great Impostor and Hatari. Other movie and TV music featured in the set includes the themes from Peter Gunn, The Brothers Karamazov, Experiment In Terror and Phaedra plus Baby Elephant Walk.

It’s a fascinating and varied showcase for Mancini’s unique skill as a composer of screen music but also offers a window onto his wider contribution to popular music.


TRACKS

Disc 1
Track Title Artist
1 Main Title From Four Girls In Town Henry Mancini and His Orchestra

2

Cha Cha Cha For Gia Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
3 Hot Rod Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
4 Big Band Rock And Roll Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
5 The Long Hot Summer Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
6 Paris Holiday Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
7 Love Theme From "The Brothers Karamazov" Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
8 Tana's Theme Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
9 Fallout! Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
10 Dreamsville Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
11 Peter Gunn Theme Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
12 The Brothers Go To Mothers Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
13 Spook! Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
14 Timothy Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
15 Bijou Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
16 Let's Walk Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
17 Mr. Lucky Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
18 Floating Pad Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
19 Big Noise From Winnetka Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
20 The Blues Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
21 High Time Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
22 The Second Time Around Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
23 Theme From "The Great Imposter" Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
24 Love Music Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
25 Fanny Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
26 My Cousin From Naples Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
27 Moon River Henry Mancini and His Orchestra & Chorus
Disc 2:
Track Title Artist
1 Breakfast At Tiffany's Henry Mancini and His Orchestra & Chorus
2 Experiment In Terror Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
3 Tooty Twist Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
4 Theme From "Hatari" Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
5 Your Father's Feathers Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
6 Love Theme From "Phaedra" Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
7 The Days Of Wine And Roses Henry Mancini and His Orchestra & Chorus
8 Seventy Six Trombones Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
9 Poinciana Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
10 Bali Hai Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
11 Driftwood And Dreams Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
12 Sleepy Lagoon Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
13 Ebb Tide Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
14 Smoke Rings Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
15 After Hours Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
16 Mood Indigo Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
17 The Beat Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
18 Tippin' In Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
19 Sing, Sing, Sing Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
20 Moanin' Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
21 Dream Of You Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
22 Castle Rock Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
23 Tequila Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
24 Everybody Blow! Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
25 Baby Elephant Walk Henry Mancini and His Orchestra
  • Artist:
    Henry Mancini
  • EAN:
    824046340322
  • FORMAT:
    CD
  • Discs:
    2
  • Release:
    November 2021
  • Product Code:
    ADDCD3403
  • Weight:
    0.12kg