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 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 4:11 PM   
 By:   Grozebear   (Member)

Label: Intrada Special Collection Volume 242
Date: 1962
Tracks: 27
Time = 65:12

In 1962, filmgoers heard one of cinema's most striking musical openers of all time: solo French horn, without introduction, intoning opening notes of what becomes Academy Award-winning title song to legendary Blake Edwards look at unrelentingly grim descent of young couple into alcoholism. With Jack Lemmon, Lee Remick in Oscar-nominated portrayals, film allows despair, tragedy to imbue uncompromising movie right up to unforgettable conclusion. And - like opener - audiences here were privileged to hear one of cinema's equally outstanding film score finales, amongst the most sublime in history: solo French horn returns, unaccompanied, intoning same opening phrase of haunting theme melody, but ending without resolve! Powerful coda to a powerful score. But interior of score offers so much more! Beautiful variants on main theme are balanced with intense, dramatic low string-dominated cues for grim portions of tale. Elsewhere, signature Mancini tunes in upbeat style add further layers to classic score. Though Mancini enjoyed wildly popular re-arranged and re-recorded albums of all of his early film score successes (BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, CHARADE, PINK PANTHER, HATARI, many others), Intrada release of DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES is, incredibly, the first ever release in any form for this brilliant score. CD presented from complete mono tapes (as mixed for picture) in crisp, clean audio, all courtesy Warner Bros. Pictures & Henry Mancini Estate. Famous Johnny Mercer/Henry Mancini title song appears as well! Flipper cover allows two different dramatic approaches to film artwork! Henry Mancini conducts. Intrada Special Collection release available while quantities and interest remains!

http://store.intrada.com/s.nl/it.A/id.8080/.f

The Album
01. Days of Wine and Roses (Main Title) 2:12
02. Days of Wine and Roses (guitar source, take 2) 1:49
03. Man Meets Girl 4:30
04. Hi-Fi II 2:24
05. Hi-Fi I 3:27
06. Gorgeous and Guilty 1:24
07. Kissed in the Greenhouse 1:07
08. Silly 2:18
09. Some Laughs 2:46
10. Off Scene Hi-Fi 1:40
11. They Fired Me 1:12
12. Vanilla, Part 1 2:13
13. Vanilla, Part 2 1:41
14. Crazy Smell 2:11
15. Get in the Tub, Part 1 1:04
16. Get in the Tub, Part 2 1:04
17. A Gone Mommy 0:47
18. No Guts 7:37
19. A Sad Pop 2:49
20. I Want to Come Home 6:58
The Album Total Time: 50:07

The Extras
21. Cocktail Hour 2:22
22. Navel Engagement (Turkish Combo) 2:55
23. Days of Wine and Roses (guitar source, take 1) 3:03
24. What Is This Thing Called Love (Cole Porter) 2:46
25. I Only Have Eyes for You (Harry Warren/Al Dubin) 2:27
26. September in the Rain (Harry Warren/Al Dubin) 1:10
27. Play Off for Trailer 0:18
The Extras Total Time: 14:58

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 4:43 PM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

I listened to the audio samples and it's a good score filled with dark insidious tracks.
See below:

Days of Wine and Roses (Main Title)
Man Meets Girl
Hi-Fi II
Kissed in the Greenhouse
Some Laughs
They Fired Me
Crazy Smell
Get in the Tub, Part 1
No Guts
A Sad Pop
I Want to Come Home

PS: "No Guts" is a great dramatical piece.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 5:28 PM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

an impressive release and another holy grail filled!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 6:08 PM   
 By:   Bill Finn   (Member)

an impressive release and another holy grail filled!

Impressive IS the word. Nice one Intrada. Easily the CD score release of the year.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 6:14 PM   
 By:   Sarge   (Member)

Ordered instantaneously - thanks Intrada!

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 6:19 PM   
 By:   YOR The Hunter From The Future   (Member)

This movie is very sad!

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 6:25 PM   
 By:   Mark Hill   (Member)

This is a big release for Mancini scores. The theme can be heard on a few of Mancini's compilations but to have the complete score is thrilling. This score comes from, what I believe, is the golden period of Mancini's output.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 6:43 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

A quick order for me!

Anybody heard anything more about a full original score release of BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S? I have this lousy-sounding circular plastic thing that really needs to go into the dumpster...

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 6:59 PM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

What a unique concept - Split artwork on the C.D. cover!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 7:05 PM   
 By:   Regie   (Member)

Mancini was a master, wasn't he!! A total master. There isn't a score of his which isn't (mostly) right up there. "Days of Wine and Roses" is really such a disturbing film and that song so poignant as a counterpoint to dreams versus reality. Mancini's "Hatari" is often brilliant, but probably the most eclectic and patchy of all his scores. He got the job after Tiomkin was sacked from the picture by Hawks - the end of a friendship and collaboration. (He really was a 'son of a sea-cook'!!)

"Breakfast at Tiffany's" - perfection. That opening shot of the taxi drawing down the street, rolling ever so gently up an down to the rhythms of the music. Aaahh.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 7:56 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

Suggestions:

1. DARLING LILI
2. TWO FOR THE ROAD


Thanks.

 
 Posted:   Apr 29, 2013 - 10:43 PM   
 By:   Josh   (Member)

I'm speechless. Just...wow. Never thought it would happen. A dream come true.

 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2013 - 12:09 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Fantastic release. Instantly ordered. Thanks for this one, Intrada!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2013 - 2:24 AM   
 By:   (Member)   (Member)

My wish list concerning Mancini includes:
"Experiment in Terror"
"A Shot in the Dark"
"Arabesque"

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2013 - 5:20 AM   
 By:   Beast7279   (Member)

60's Mancini! Ordered without delay! Sad so many of the original soundtracks to Mancini films are missing, mostly due to the Mirisch Company/UA apparently not saving anything.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 30, 2013 - 6:30 AM   
 By:   Last Child   (Member)

I feel like celebrating and going out for a drin-... I mean, I'd like to congratulate Intrada by raising a glass and....well, I just want to say to Intrada, here's to good friends, tonight is something special....d'oh!
Cheers wink

 
 
 Posted:   May 2, 2013 - 10:23 AM   
 By:   roy phillippe   (Member)

This is a big release for Mancini scores. The theme can be heard on a few of Mancini's compilations but to have the complete score is thrilling. This score comes from, what I believe, is the golden period of Mancini's output.

It was originally released on Mancini's "Our Man In Hollywood" album, one of his best IMHO.
Great arrangements beautifully played. Especially Dick Nash performing "Too Little Time".
There was a 45 release with "Seventy Six Trombones" on the flip side.

 
 Posted:   May 2, 2013 - 3:08 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Just 17 posts in three days. This hobby really is in decline if a release of this high quality generates such little enthusiasm.

 
 Posted:   May 2, 2013 - 3:24 PM   
 By:   George Komar   (Member)

Just 17 posts in three days. This hobby really is in decline if a release of this high quality generates such little enthusiasm.

Not necessarily. Spring has arrived and it's nice to be out in the sunshine, that's all.

I will be ordering this as soon as LLL comes out with "Bandolero" next Tuesday. I love Mancini, this is my kind of score, I loved Intrada's "Charade" and Hatari!" and I will buy all future Intrada Mancini releases.

On the other hand, I'll be candid and confess that I'm having a difficult time warming up to Quartet's "Fear" Mancini score... not with all that spring sunshine outside.

 
 Posted:   May 2, 2013 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   Basil Wrathbone   (Member)

Just 17 posts in three days. This hobby really is in decline if a release of this high quality generates such little enthusiasm.




I've listened to it. So long as one doesn't have too high an expectation of the sound quality, the music is excellent. The cues with smaller instrumentals sound really good, but the orchestral tracks lack a bit of presence (relative to the increasingly fine sound we've been getting used to lately with other new releases of scores from the period). But that's an observation rather than a criticism because for all I know they've done wonders giving us what they have.
Be warned: The bonus track (22) must be one of the worst cues in all film music :-)

 
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