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 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 1:55 PM   
 By:   babbelballetje   (Member)

I hope this hasn't been posted before...

According to the Second disc website;

1.Henry Mancini and His Orchestra, The Pink Panther LP (RCA/Legacy Recordings)
On April 16, 2014, the great composer/conductor Henry Mancini would have turned 90. To mark the occasion, the all-new HenryMancini.com was launched, and Legacy announced plans for a yearlong celebration of the maestro’s enduring, engaging ouevre. The label has major plans including an 11-CD box set of Mancini’s soundtracks as well as a newly-curated retrospective, but the festivities kick off on Saturday with the release on eye-catching pink vinyl of Mancini’s original album of music from Blake Edwards’ all-time classic comedy caper The Pink Panther.

This soundtrack album (slated for expansion later this year for the movie’s 50th anniversary) was, as per Mancini’s custom, a re-recording of the film’s major themes for the record-buying audience. In addition to the now-famous, sly ‘n’ slinky title theme with saxophone by Plas Johnson (which went Top 40 as a single; the soundtrack itself went Top 10), other highlights of the score include “It Had Better Be Tonight,” an Italian-style love song recently covered by Michael Bublé and performed in the film by Fran Jeffries (and on disc by Mancini’s chorus), and “Something for Sellers,” a great example of Mancini’s feel for what we today think of as lounge music. Mancini’s “The Pink Panther” is currently the single most-streamed song in the entire Sony Music catalogue – a testament to the ongoing power of the gifted composer Henry Mancini.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 3:07 PM   
 By:   blue15   (Member)

This is a very nice website with a lot of album graphics, a discography, photos & videos & lots more.

http://www.henrymancini.com/

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 3:35 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I'd love me some of that pink vinyl!

I just hope they didn't use the dreaded 80s digital masters by Dick Baxter for release. Hopefully it will say on the sleeve.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   Marc-Barr   (Member)

Where and when can you buy the 12" pink vinyl album? The website does not really say if they will sell it in their store exclusively or if there will be other retailers who will sell it. Mark me down for one as well! I'm very interested in this 11 cd box set. Will they be various Mancini films or all Pink Panther scores expanded?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 3:52 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Where and when can you buy the 12" pink vinyl album? The website does not really say if they will sell it in their store exclusively or if there will be other retailers who will sell it. Mark me down for one as well! I'm very interested in this 11 cd box set. Will they be various Mancini films or all Pink Panther scores expanded?

Do you have record stores near you that participate in Record Day? Check there!

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 18, 2014 - 9:23 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

The 11-cd set sounds very interesting and overdue. Since it's from Sony, the sound quality should be very good. Hopefully, it will include tracks from DARLING LILI (or maybe Sony will release a remastered DARLING LILI).
Meanwhile I'm wondering if I should get the new soundtracks to BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S and ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH---I'm assuming that Mancini's output was so great, not everything is going to be on the 11-cd set.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 7:11 AM   
 By:   babbelballetje   (Member)

Most Mancini albums for RCA were about 30 minutes, so two would fit on one cd. Maybe the box will include 22 albums reissues? Maybe a rarity disc, outtakes?? Mancini is like a pop artist, anything is possible when it comes to his back catalog.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 7:13 AM   
 By:   babbelballetje   (Member)

Where and when can you buy the 12" pink vinyl album? The website does not really say if they will sell it in their store exclusively or if there will be other retailers who will sell it. Mark me down for one as well! I'm very interested in this 11 cd box set. Will they be various Mancini films or all Pink Panther scores expanded?

WHere to buy the vinyl album? Those things can be hard to find. Most collectors have their adresses. Personally I would check www.hhv.de , or Ebay.

I assume the box set wont include expanded albums, but who knows?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 7:53 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

I'd like them to include ME, NATALIE but, since the score wasn't released on RCA (it was Columbia) there's probably no hope. Plus, it's an obscure film that practically no one remembers.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 9:01 AM   
 By:   Smitty   (Member)


Meanwhile I'm wondering if I should get the new soundtracks to BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S and ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH---I'm assuming that Mancini's output was so great, not everything is going to be on the 11-cd set.


I think you can buy those Intrada albums right now with the highest confidence. Don't sue me if I'm wrong.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   Maleficio   (Member)

The 11-cd set sounds very interesting and overdue. Since it's from Sony, the sound quality should be very good. Hopefully, it will include tracks from DARLING LILI (or maybe Sony will release a remastered DARLING LILI).
Meanwhile I'm wondering if I should get the new soundtracks to BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S and ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH---I'm assuming that Mancini's output was so great, not everything is going to be on the 11-cd set.


Intrada currently has the license on BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S and ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH, so it is highly unlikely these scores will be on this 11 CD set.

However, this 11 CD set may feature the original RCA BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S soundtrack.

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 11:16 AM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

I'd like them to include ME, NATALIE but, since the score wasn't released on RCA (it was Columbia) there's probably no hope. Plus, it's an obscure film that practically no one remembers.

Columbia is owned by Sony Corp., no?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 11:39 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

I'd like them to include ME, NATALIE but, since the score wasn't released on RCA (it was Columbia) there's probably no hope. Plus, it's an obscure film that practically no one remembers.

Columbia is owned by Sony Corp., no?


You're right. I didn't realize that Sony had bought Columbia Records from CBS. So maybe this score will see the light of day.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 1:21 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Don't sue me if I'm wrong.

May I sue you if you play too long?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 1:51 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

SMITTY & MALEFICIO:

Thanks. Yeah, I was getting ready to buy Intrada's ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH and BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, but I thought some tracks from them might also be on the Sony/Legacy 11-cd set.

The problem is that I can't keep track with what recording company owns the rights to Mancini's work.
For example, Intrada has rights to ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH, but I also have one track from ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH on RCA/BMG's HENRY MANCINI: PLATINUM & GOLD cd.
I also have Sony/Legacy's THE MUSIC OF HENRY MANCINI cd which includes the themes from MOON RIVER, CHARADE, DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, etc. that are also on RCA/BMG cds.

So that makes three companies that have released Mancini's work.

So who currently owns the rights to DARLING LILI, TWO FOR THE ROAD, etc.?

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 2:00 PM   
 By:   mortenbond   (Member)

Fantastic!!!! Expanded Panther!!!! I honestly never thought I would see the day! I had given up!!! Finally!!!

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 2:53 PM   
 By:   Dana Wilcox   (Member)

Don't sue me if I'm wrong.

May I sue you if you play too long?


If you don't mind being called Deacon Blues...

 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 3:45 PM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

That all sounds very promising - but I won't believe it until I see it wink

I sure hope that this will finally be the chance to get those RCA tracks out that have thus far not appeared on CD. If the 11 CD set is "just" a recycling of already available albums, I hope they will at least use the Japanese remasters - since they blow away their US and EU counterparts (really like night and day!). Also, some titles like "Music of Hawaii" would require a sonic update - since the Spanish CDs were partly mastered from sub-par sources.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 9:11 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Also, some titles like "Music of Hawaii" would require a sonic update - since the Spanish CDs were partly mastered from sub-par sources.

Personally, I think a good needle drop would surpass any of those dreadful Dick Baxter remasters from the 1980s. Those are among the worst digital remasters from the hi-fi era I've ever heard.

What is there on RCA that hasn't appeared on CD? Records like the Hawaii album are thrift store records, nothing I would pay more than a dollar for. All the important RCA stuff has come out on CD, albeit not with the best mastering.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 19, 2014 - 10:16 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

The problem is that I can't keep track with what recording company owns the rights to Mancini's work.
For example, Intrada has rights to ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH, but I also have one track from ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH on RCA/BMG's HENRY MANCINI: PLATINUM & GOLD cd.
I also have Sony/Legacy's THE MUSIC OF HENRY MANCINI cd which includes the themes from MOON RIVER, CHARADE, DAYS OF WINE AND ROSES, etc. that are also on RCA/BMG cds.

So that makes three companies that have released Mancini's work.

So who currently owns the rights to DARLING LILI, TWO FOR THE ROAD, etc.?



From 1958 through 1968, anything that Mancini issued on recordings (film-related or otherwise) was on RCA Records, and is now controlled by Sony. (So, that covers 1967’s “Two For the Road".) After Mancini’s exclusive contract with RCA was completed, he began releasing film scores on other labels:

1969’s “Gaily, Gaily” and 1970’s “The Hawaiians” were on United Artists.
1969’s “Me, Natalie” was on Columbia.
1970’s “The Molly Maguires” was on Paramount.
1970's “Sunflower" was on Avco Embassy.
1971’s “Sometimes a Great Notion” was on Decca (MCA).
1973’s “The Thief Who Came to Dinner” was on Warner Bros.

But Mancini stayed with RCA for “Darling Lili” (1970), “Oklahoma Crude” (1973), and “Visions of Eight” (1973).

All of the above except for “Me, Natalie” and “Sometimes a Great Notion” have already appeared on CD at least once. Anything that was originally on RCA or Columbia is owned by Sony and is fair game for inclusion in the upcoming Sony box set. I guess that Sony could go crazy and start licensing recordings from other labels, but given the wealth of material at their disposal, which could easily fill twice as many CDs, that seems unlikely.

 
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