Henry Mancini

The Classic Soundtrack Collection

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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.

Track Listing - Disc 1

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
The Pink Panther
1 02:39
2 01:47
3 03:14
4 02:49
5 02:39
6 02:53
7 02:01
8 01:57
9 02:31
10 02:51
11 02:39
12 01:29
13 03:10
14
feat: James Galway
03:18
The Return of the Pink Panther
15 03:07
16 02:22
17 02:53
18 02:04
19 04:07
20 05:11
21 03:21
22 03:10
23 03:23
24 02:09
25 02:14
26 02:16
27 03:05

Track Listing - Disc 2

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Breakfast at Tiffany's
1 02:43
2 03:11
3 03:09
4 02:33
5 02:31
6 02:33
7 02:48
8 02:59
9 03:21
10 03:12 Amazon
11 03:10
12 02:39 Amazon
13
feat: James Galway
03:12
Charade
14 02:11
15 01:50
16 02:54
17 03:03
18 03:10
19 01:32
20 02:39 Amazon
21 01:57
22 02:35
23 01:53
24 02:35
25 01:54
26 01:41
27 02:59 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 3

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Hatari!
1 02:58
2 02:46
3 02:06
4 03:34
5 03:27
6 03:06
7 06:46
8 02:47
9 03:00
10 02:07
11
feat: James Galway
03:07
Oklahoma Crude
12 02:11
13 03:05
14 02:17
15 03:44
16 03:08
17 03:14
18 04:00
19 02:10
20 01:53
21 01:32
22 02:19

Track Listing - Disc 4

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
What Did You Do In The War, Daddy?
1 02:11
2 02:02
3 02:21
4 02:33
5 01:56
6 02:01
7 02:39
8 02:59
9 02:35
10 01:59
11 02:44
12 02:19
13 02:00
14 03:00
High Time
15 02:23
16 02:36
17 03:13
18 02:37
19 01:51
20 02:57
21 02:52
22 03:11
23 03:13
24 02:49
25 02:38
26 02:20
27 03:19

Track Listing - Disc 5

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Experiment in Terror
1 03:21
2 02:09
3 03:20
4 02:14
5 02:04
6 02:47
7 02:20
8 03:33
9 02:27
10 02:38
11 02:11
12 03:07
Darling Lili
13 04:06
14 03:45
15 02:57
16 03:34
17 03:19
18 03:35
19 02:49
20 02:28
21 02:06
22 02:05
23 01:41
24 02:13
25 03:45
26 02:57
27 02:49

Track Listing - Disc 6

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Gunn
1 02:10
2 03:08
3 03:49
4 03:26
5 02:57
6 03:13
7 02:27
8 03:36
9 02:43
10 03:10
11 03:14
12 03:51
13 02:13
14 03:36
15 03:27
Who is Killing The Great Chefs of Europe?
16 02:24 Amazon
17 02:30 Amazon
18 03:10 Amazon
19 01:51 Amazon
20 02:22 Amazon
21 01:56 Amazon
22 02:13 Amazon
23 02:20
24 01:13 Amazon
25 02:18 Amazon
26 04:21 Amazon
27 03:26 Amazon
28 02:23 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 7

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
Two For The Road
1 02:44
2 03:02
3 02:21
4 02:37 Amazon
5 02:50 Amazon
6 02:52
7 02:44
8 03:13
9 02:12
10 02:47
11 01:27
12 03:19
13 03:07
Arabesque
14 02:16
15 02:56
16 01:55
17 03:53
18 03:19
19 02:38
20 02:48
21 02:36
22 05:51
23 03:01

Track Listing - Disc 8

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
The Great Race
1 03:40
2 02:57
3 01:41
4 03:04
5 01:32
6 02:00
7 01:53
8 03:11
9 02:37
10 02:28
11 02:26
12
feat: James Galway
02:31
13 02:18
Me, Natalie
14 02:47 Amazon
15 02:26 Amazon
16 03:31 Amazon
17 01:54 Amazon
18 01:55 Amazon
19 02:52 Amazon
20
We
02:04 Amazon
21 01:52 Amazon
22 07:27 Amazon
23 01:09 Amazon
24 06:40 Amazon
25 02:36 Amazon

Track Listing - Disc 9

Title/Composer Performer Time Stream
The Party
1 02:17
2 02:59
3 03:20 Amazon
4 02:57
5 03:08
6 02:24
7 02:29 Amazon
8 02:20
9 02:37
10 04:46
11 03:05
12 03:12
13 03:19 Amazon
Visions of Eight
14 02:41
15 02:31
16 02:52
17 02:17
18 03:43
19 02:09
20 01:12
21 03:35
22 02:37
23 02:35
24 05:15 Amazon
25 02:18
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