The Classic Soundtrack Collection

The Classic Soundtrack Collection

by Henry Mancini

CD(Bonus Tracks)

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/17/2014
Label: Rca
UPC: 0888430917323
catalogNumber: 309173
Rank: 45091


Disc 1

  1. The Pink Panther Theme
  2. It Had Better be Tonight (Meglio Sta Sera)
  3. Royal Blue
  4. Champagne and Quail
  5. The Village Inn
  6. The Tiber Twist
  7. It Had Better Be Tonight
  8. Cortina
  9. The Lonely Princess
  10. Something for Sellers
  11. Piano and Strings
  12. Shades of Sennett
  13. Meglio Stasera (It Had Better be Tonight)
  14. The Pink Panther
  15. The Pink Panther Theme
  16. The Greatest Gift (Instrumental)
  17. Here's Looking at You, Kid
  18. Summer in Gstaad
  19. So Smooth
  20. The Return of The Pink Panther
  21. The Greatest Gift (Vocal)
  22. The Orange Float
  23. Dreamy
  24. Disco
  25. Navel Maneuver
  26. Belly Belly Bum Bum
  27. The Wet Look

Disc 2

  1. Moon River
  2. Something for Cat
  3. Sally's Tomato
  4. Mr. Yunioshi
  5. The Big Blow Out
  6. Hub Caps and Tail Lights
  7. Breakfast at Tiffany's
  8. Latin Golightly
  9. Holly
  10. Loose Caboose
  11. The Big Heist
  12. Moon River Cha Cha
  13. Breakfast at Tiffany's
  14. Charade (Main Title)
  15. Bistro
  16. Bateau Mouche
  17. Megeve
  18. Bye Bye Charlie
  19. The Happy Carousel
  20. Charade (Vocal)
  21. Orange Tamoure
  22. Latin Snowfall
  23. The Drip-Dry Waltz
  24. Mambo Parisienne
  25. Punch and Judy
  26. Charade (Carousel)
  27. Charade

Disc 3

  1. Theme from "Hatari"
  2. Baby Elephany Walk
  3. Just for Tonight
  4. Your Father's Feathers
  5. Night Side
  6. Big Band Bwana
  7. The Sounds of Hatari
  8. The Soft Touch
  9. Crocodile, Go Home!
  10. Just for Tonight (Vocal)
  11. Baby Elephant Walk
  12. Oklahoma Crude
  13. Lightfinger
  14. LIghtfinger
  15. Lena's Tune
  16. Over the Top
  17. Send A Little Love My Way (Choral)
  18. The Big Climb
  19. The Dude of My Dreams
  20. On Your Hill
  21. In Your Hill
  22. Send A Little Love My Way (Instrumental)

Disc 4

  1. Th Swing March
  2. Tarantella Mozzarella
  3. Gina
  4. In The Arms Of Love (Instrumental)
  5. The Girls Up-a-Stairs
  6. Sicily Forever
  7. In The Arms of Love (Vocal)
  8. Echoes of Sicily
  9. Buon Giorno (Good Morning)
  10. Wine and Women
  11. A Tavern in Valerno
  12. The Tender Thieves
  13. Festa!
  14. In the Arms of Love
  15. High Time
  16. Moon Talk
  17. So Neat
  18. The Old College Try Cha-Cha
  19. The Nutty Professor
  20. Frish Frosh
  21. The Second Time Around
  22. A Mild Blast
  23. Harv's Blues
  24. New Blood
  25. The Dean Speaks
  26. Tiger!
  27. The Second Time Around

Disc 5

  1. Fluters' Ball
  2. Tooty Twist
  3. Kelly's Tune
  4. Golden Gate Twist
  5. The Good Old Days
  6. Experiment in Terror (Twist)
  7. Experiment in Terror
  8. Nancy
  9. Down by the Wharf
  10. Teenage Hostage
  11. White on White
  12. Final Out at Candlestick Park
  13. Overture
  14. Whistling Away the Dark
  15. The Little Birds (Les Petits Oiseaux)
  16. The Girl in No Man's Land
  17. Gypsy Violin
  18. I'll Give You Three Guesses
  19. Darling Lili
  20. Smile Away Each Rainy Day
  21. The Can-Can Cafe
  22. I'll Give You Three Guesses
  23. Skål (Let's Have Another on Me)
  24. Your Good-Will Ambassador
  25. Whistling Away the Dark
  26. Whistling Away the Dark
  27. Darling Lili

Disc 6

  1. Peter Gunn
  2. A Quiet Happening
  3. Dreamsville
  4. Sky Watch
  5. A Bluish Bag
  6. Theme for Sam
  7. The Monkey Farm
  8. A Lovely Sound
  9. I Like the Look
  10. Silver Tears
  11. Sweet!
  12. Night Owl
  13. Bye Bye
  14. A Bluishi Bag
  15. Dreamsville
  16. Theme from Who is Killing The Great Chefs of Europe? (Main Title)
  17. Well Done Louis
  18. Pesce!
  19. Bombe Richelieu
  20. Italien Soup
  21. They Hang Chefs, Don't They?
  22. Bombes Away / Natasha in Venice
  23. Natasha's Theme
  24. The Moveable Feast
  25. Late Night Call / The Gathering
  26. Fiery Finale
  27. The Final Feast / The Confession
  28. Natasha's Theme (End Title)

Disc 7

  1. Two For The Road (Vocal)
  2. Something for Audrey
  3. The Lovely Life
  4. The Chaser
  5. Something Loose
  6. Happy Barefoot Boy
  7. Two For The Road (Main Title) (Instrumental)
  8. Congarocka
  9. French Provincial
  10. The Donk
  11. Domain St. Juste (Din-Din Music)
  12. Two For The Road (Instrumental)
  13. Two for the Road
  14. Arabesque
  15. We've Loved Before (Yasmin's Theme)
  16. Ascot
  17. Dream Street
  18. Façade
  19. Something for Sophia
  20. We've Loved Before (Yasmin's Theme)
  21. Shower of Paradise
  22. The Zoo Chase: Part I: Arabesque Theme; Part II: Aquarium Scene; Part I
  23. Bagdad on Thames

Disc 8

  1. Overture, he Shoudn't-A, Hadn't-A, Oughtn't-A Swang On Me! / The Sweeth
  2. Push the Button, Max!
  3. The Royal Waltz
  4. Night, Night Sweet Prince
  5. They're Off!
  6. The Sweetheart Tree (Choral)
  7. The Great Race March (A Patriotic Medley)
  8. He Shouldn't-a, Hadn't-a, Oughtn't-a Swang on Me!
  9. Music to Become King By
  10. Cold Finger
  11. Pie-in-the-Face Polka
  12. Pie-in-the-Face Polka
  13. The Sweetheart Tree
  14. Natalie
  15. Free!
  16. Sequence for Uncle Harold
  17. A Groovy Mood
  18. Off-Ramp to Nowhere
  19. Theme for Losers
  20. We
  21. W.A. Mozart, I Love You
  22. In and Out of Love Montage
  23. Bench Warmer
  24. Dear David
  25. Natalie

Disc 9

  1. The Party (Vocal)
  2. Brunette in Yellow
  3. Nothing To Lose (Instrumental)
  4. Chicken Little Was Right
  5. Candlelight on Crystal
  6. Birdie Num-Num
  7. Nothing To Lose (Vocal)
  8. The Happy Pipers
  9. Party Poop
  10. Elegant
  11. Wiggy
  12. The Party (Instrumental)
  13. Nothing to Lose
  14. Ludmilla's Theme
  15. Pretty Girls
  16. Spaced Out
  17. Warm Up
  18. Soft Flight
  19. The Race
  20. Salute to the Olympians
  21. Olympic Village
  22. Ludmilla's Theme (Film Version)
  23. Hurdles and Girdles
  24. Theme for the Losers
  25. Salute to the Olympians (Finale)

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Henry Mancini   Primary Artist,Piano,Conductor
Lincoln Mayorga   Conductor
Plas Johnson   Tenor Saxophone
Jimmy Rowles   Piano
Tony Coe   Tenor Saxophone
Bill Plummer   Sitar
James Galway   Flute
Julie Andrews   Vocals
Patty Duke   Dialogue
Rod McKuen   Vocals
National Philharmonic Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Ray Brown   Bass
Bobby Bruce   Fiddle
Larry Bunker   Vibes
Jack Sheldon   Flugelhorn
Robert Mersey   Conductor
Henry Mancini & His Orchestra   Performing Ensemble
Henry Mancini Chorus   Choir, Chorus
Gloria Paul   Vocals
Alan Braunstein   Vocals
Norman Herzberg   Bassoon
Lycee Francais Children's Chorus   Children's Chorus
Ronny Lang   Flute
Dick Nash   Trombone,Baritone Horn
Milt Roland   Tabla
Die-Hard Trippers   Ensemble

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Arranger,Composer,Producer
Lincoln Mayorga   Arranger
Jimmy McHugh   Composer
Rod McKuen   Composer,Text
Jim Lane   Direction
Ed Begley   Engineer
Dick Bogert   Engineer,Remixing
Leslie Bricusse   Composer
Sammy Cahn   Composer
Mickey Crofford   Engineer
Didier C. Deutsch   Producer,Liner Notes
Ray Evans   Composer
Jack Gold   Producer
Jerry Livingston   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer,Text
Robert Mersey   Arranger
Joe Reisman   Producer
Schmitt   Engineer
Peter Sellers   Liner Notes
Eric Tomlinson   Engineer
James Van Heusen   Composer
Mark Wilder   Producer
Arthur Penn   Director
Ted Keep   Engineer
Howell Conant   Cover Photo
Stanley Donen   Director
Milos Forman   Director
Dick Peirce   Producer
John Schlesinger   Director
Blake Edwards   Director,Direction,Screenplay
D. Black   Composer
Michael Pfleghar   Director
Howard Hawks   Director
M. David   Text
Francesco Migliacci   Text
Danny Wallin   Engineer
Mike Piacentini   Engineer
Claude Leouch   Director
Fred Coe   Director
Maurice Richlin   Screenplay
Martin Jurow   Producer
Mai Zetterling   Director
Kon Ichikawa   Director
Juri Ozerov   Director
Jim Malley   Engineer
Ted Kotcheff   Director
Richard Williams   Graphic Design

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