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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: The Americanization of Emily/The Sandpiper/Drums of Africa
 
 Posted:   Feb 28, 2009 - 2:01 PM   
 By:   gbays23   (Member)

Are the track-by-track liner notes for Americanization of Emily going to be put on the site soon? I just bought the set, and I've already printed out the liner notes for the other films, but I'm still waiting (as well as others I'm sure) on the notes for Emily. Aside from the notes though, I have been waiting and waiting for a complete soundtrack to come out for Emily, and this release is a very exciting one for me. As for the other two films, I'm still waiting to see The Sandpiper, and I'll just have to enjoy the score to Drums of Africa without seeing the film first (which is not something uncommon for me since I've done that before with Eye of the Devil, The Satan Bug, Joy in the Morning, and many others). I look forward to receiving the set very soon.

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2009 - 4:40 AM   
 By:   Jeff Eldridge   (Member)

The Emily notes are now online:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/notes/americanization_of_emily.html

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2009 - 6:38 AM   
 By:   Ellington   (Member)

Great, thanks for doing this job!

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2009 - 6:47 PM   
 By:   ajhfsm   (Member)

The pressure was on!

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2009 - 7:38 PM   
 By:   crazyunclerolo   (Member)

Many thanks, Jeff!

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2009 - 8:12 PM   
 By:   Jeff Eldridge   (Member)

And thanks for Deniz Cordell for writing the notes in the first place.

We do endeavor to get these notes online by the time the title goes on sale, but in the case of the Mandel notes the CDs arrived at SAE a couple weeks earlier than expected. Thanks for your patience and I hope everyone is enjoying all the great Johnny Mandel music.

 
 Posted:   Mar 1, 2009 - 8:40 PM   
 By:   Kit   (Member)

The soundtrack Americanization of Emily, is as they say, in the booklet,achingly beautiful. As soon as I saw it was avaiable, I grabbed my copy.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 2, 2009 - 1:01 AM   
 By:   couvee   (Member)

I love Mandel's work. From this great collection I only knew 'The Sandpiper', the Verve release of the Quincy Jones produced original LP/CD release. I even prefer the original soundtrack cues. You close your eyes and you see the ocean swells in bright sunlight washing on the beach. I somehow never got hold of the 'Emily' LP and I absolutely love that score too. Even 'Drums of Africa' is nice as a 'bonus'. The sound is crystal clear and it fits in nicely with the rest of the 3CD set. This is music I will play over and over again. A very big thanks to FSM for this excellent release!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 13, 2009 - 1:35 PM   
 By:   crazy4chorals   (Member)

I love Mandel's work. From this great collection I only knew 'The Sandpiper', the Verve release of the Quincy Jones produced original LP/CD release. I even prefer the original soundtrack cues. You close your eyes and you see the ocean swells in bright sunlight washing on the beach. I somehow never got hold of the 'Emily' LP and I absolutely love that score too. Even 'Drums of Africa' is nice as a 'bonus'. The sound is crystal clear and it fits in nicely with the rest of the 3CD set. This is music I will play over and over again. A very big thanks to FSM for this excellent release!

Hello...back in the late 70s, easy-listening radio played a wonderful version of "EMILY" which was sung in full harmony by a mixed chorus, accompanied by an orchestra. It was arranged in 4/4 time with a bright tempo; in contrast to the usual 3/4 time slower, waltz-style of the original. I never learned who the artist was. Can you tell me if the "bonus" track on the CD (which states in the liner notes as 'slightly faster') could be the one I'm looking for? Unfortunately, I don't have a system to listen to the sample. Someone once mentioned that Henry Mancini recorded a cover the tune, and though ascap.com lists him among the performers of EMILY, folks in the Mancini camp say that he did not. I wish I could get word to Mr. Mandel himself to see if he can shed some light on this mystery. Thanks so much?
All the best...Russell

 
 Posted:   May 7, 2010 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   Jeff Eldridge   (Member)

The Mandel notes are now available in PDF form for those interested:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/notes/fsmcd1204_notes.pdf

 
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