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 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 10:33 AM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

PhiladelphiaSon, Intrada will make their official announcement -- with details and sound clips -- about six to eight hours from now. Watch their site.

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   Justin Boggan   (Member)

I'm confused how somebody could have been a member since October 3, 2000, and not know how Intrada works, how labels announcements generally work, or have seen the countles threads with such information, in over ten years.


Maybe a sticky thread with some basic information, should be added to the forum.

 
 Posted:   Nov 25, 2013 - 12:46 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

In fairness to PhilidephiaSon, Intrada changed their procedure in September. Before then they announced on Monday and details and samples went up immediately. The CDs shipped from Tuesday onwards.

Now they announce a week or so in advance but details and samples aren't posted until the folllowing Monday with CDs shipping the following day.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 1:07 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S
Music Composed and Conducted by HENRY MANCINI
INTRADA MAF 7129

For the 1961 Paramount Pictures' film Breakfast at Tiffany’s, Henry Mancini wrote the melody of a lifetime and the score to go with it. Along with lyricist Johnny Mercer, he penned the song “Moon River” and enjoyed seeing it win the 1961 Academy Award for Best Song—and rapidly become one of the most recorded hits of all time. His Academy Award-winning score became equally famous. As was the norm in those days, Mancini selected approximately half an hour of melodies from the film score and re-arranged them for an RCA album aimed at the easy listening market. While the arrangements made for tuneful listening,the more serious orchestral sequences went unrepresented. Incredibly, while the “Moon River” theme, with its signature harmonica solo representing the lonely melancholy of principal character Holly Golightly (Audrey Hepburn) was the most famous melody in the picture, Mancini chose to leave it off the re-recorded album save for the main title and a cha-cha version. That meant the entire final (and justifiably celebrated) sequence of the picture—the search for “cat,” that unforgettable embrace of the two lovers, the beautifully shot closing image of both cat and lovers re-united in the rain—and the dramatic treatment of “Moon River” with its trademark discordant notes of suspense leading to one of the most stirring orchestral crescendos and codas in all film music, went completely unrecorded for the record-buying public. Also gone were all of the lonesome variations of the melody, as well as the dramatic scoring for “Doc” Golightly (Buddy Ebsen), the magnificent parting sequence at the bus station, and many other cues.

Until now.

For the first time, fans of this moving and magnificent film score can hear the soundtrack versions Mancini composed and conducted for the film—every dramatic cue, all of the sentimental variations, every big band tune and all the other pieces that make up this special soundtrack CD. Working from a number of master materials, including the 35mm three-channel stereo tracks, mono film soundtrack stems, DAT transfers made by Paramount Pictures and a handful of alternate and demo recordings, the entire score was remixed into a rich and rewarding stereo experience (with the exception of three score cues and the variety of extras that appear on this CD). It’s everything film music fans could want and it's everything Henry Mancini wrote for this most cherished of never-before-released soundtracks.


INTRADA MAF 7129
Retail Price: $19.99
Available Now
For track listing and sound samples, please visit
http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.8320/.f

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 10:53 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I ordered it!

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 4:13 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

dp

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 4:21 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

dp

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 4:21 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Fabulous samples. One of the best releases this year IMO.

Of course, ordered!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 6:17 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I must be getting sentimental in my old age. I spun the LP and played the schmaltzed-out, schlocky version of the main theme that I have skipped over all these years, and I thought it was really nice.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 7:07 PM   
 By:   billiosis   (Member)

The original 1961 version of Moon River is still the best version of that song. I not sure why. The recording? The performance? The arrangement? Mancini rerecorded it many times. But the original has always been the best for me.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 7:17 PM   
 By:   davel   (Member)

Thank you Bruce for making this score available. I never tire of watching this movie and Mancini's wonderful music and of course Audrey. Can't wait to receive my copy. A perfect Christmas present.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 7:31 PM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

Thank you Bruce for making this score available. I never tire of watching this movie and Mancini's wonderful music and of course Audrey. Can't wait to receive my copy. A perfect Christmas present.

You mean Doug.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 7:37 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Thank you Bruce for making this score available. I never tire of watching this movie and Mancini's wonderful music and of course Audrey. Can't wait to receive my copy. A perfect Christmas present.

You mean Doug.


True, and Doug must be commended for this outstanding release, but still, Thank you Bruce for all your great releases - including the Mancini Masterpiece: THE MOLLY MAGUIRES.

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 7:40 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re the talk about the best versions of "Moon River." I'm not so hot on the muzak-like choral versions on some of Mancini's soundtracks, mainly "Two For The Road" and, alas, "Breakfast At Tiffany's." My favorite vocal version of "Moon River" is by Andy Williams, and I'm sure I'll include that one when I make up a "Breakfast At Tiffany's" playlist for my iPod. Looking at my iTunes, I see "Moon River" by Audrey Hepburn (from "Music From The Films Of Audrey Hepburn"), Barbra Streisand, Percy Faith, Dave Koz with Barry Manilow, Lena Horne, John Bayless, Henry Mancini, and the already mentioned Andy Williams. Plus there's "Moon River Cha Cha" from the original soundtrack with a wordless chorus in the middle of it, which kinda reminds me of "Mr. Lucky Goes Latin."

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 7:47 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Bruce and Doug aren't their real names. Shouldn't we be using our real names here?

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 7:51 PM   
 By:   Advise & Consent   (Member)

Bruce and Doug aren't their real names. Shouldn't we be using our real names?

Brewster McKritz and DueGlass Kafe?

 
 Posted:   Nov 26, 2013 - 7:58 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Re: "Shouldn't we be using our real names here?"

OnyaBirri! Don't get anyone started on THAT again, which is such a pointless debate, because they're NOT going to start requiring members to use their real names, so why waste time debating it? Wish they'd just close that discussion about using our names!

Follow-Up. And I'm happy to report that that pointless discussion about using our real names here has been closed!!!

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2013 - 2:16 PM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

It's hardly pointless, Mr. Hardcastle, but it aroused such furious feelings that locking that thread was prudent, I'm sure.

You could have ignored the post in this thread, but instead you highlighted it, editorialized it and underscored it.

And since you brought it back into the limelight, I personally feel that anyone willing to use his real name SHOULD do so whether it's board policy or not.

Just sayin'...

 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2013 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Thank you Bruce for making this score available. I never tire of watching this movie and Mancini's wonderful music and of course Audrey. Can't wait to receive my copy. A perfect Christmas present.

You mean Doug.


True, and Doug must be commended for this outstanding release, but still, Thank you Bruce for all your great releases - including the Mancini Masterpiece: THE MOLLY MAGUIRES.


Thanks guys, for putting the smile on my face today!

 
 
 Posted:   Nov 27, 2013 - 4:17 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

"Moon River" was the very first piece of film music by Mancini I ever heard (via the rerecording that was released as a single, and I heard it on a reel to reel tape). Still, I heard the samples on Intrada's website, and it's a pleasure to hear the original film tracks. Too bad Intrada didn't put the rerecording on the disc as a bonus.

 
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