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 Posted:   Jul 26, 2009 - 7:15 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Can anyone describe this music for me, specifically the LP version? I like Suzie Wong and Bell Book and Candle but I don't think I know any of his other music.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2009 - 7:37 AM   
 By:   MICHAEL HOMA   (Member)

not good at this , but its very light , bouncy, slightly jazz oriented, some one else can describe it better on here, i am sure. all i know is i likeit a lot. and u cannot go wrong with his PICNIC.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2009 - 7:52 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

not good at this , but its very light , bouncy, slightly jazz oriented, some one else can describe it better on here, i am sure. all i know is i likeit a lot. and u cannot go wrong with his PICNIC.

Oh, yeah, forgot about Picnic. Your description was fine. Thank you!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2009 - 12:45 PM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Yeah, a nice and breezy score. Not as "intense" and over-orchestrated as his work on THE BIG VALLEY.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2009 - 12:52 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Any Wednesday has a terrific and catchy main theme - Duning was one of the great melodists in film scoring, and Any Wednesday is wonderful in every way. For me, one of the most underrated film composers ever - and if I might, FSM's own Toys In The Attic is an incredible release.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2009 - 6:45 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

Any Wednesday has a terrific and catchy main theme - Duning was one of the great melodists in film scoring, and Any Wednesday is wonderful in every way. For me, one of the most underrated film composers ever - and if I might, FSM's own Toys In The Attic is an incredible release.

Very catchy... one of my favorite Duning scores. Highly recommended.

 
 Posted:   Jul 26, 2009 - 9:09 PM   
 By:   Lukas Kendall   (Member)


I like it but judge for yourself; sound clips at http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/cds/detail.cfm?cdID=357

LK

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2009 - 4:08 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

I like it but judge for yourself; sound clips at http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/cds/detail.cfm?cdID=357

LK


Thanks, didn't know it was on a CD.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2009 - 7:07 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

Any Wednesday has a terrific and catchy main theme - Duning was one of the great melodists in film scoring, and Any Wednesday is wonderful in every way. For me, one of the most underrated film composers ever - and if I might, FSM's own Toys In The Attic is an incredible release.

I've always loved TOYS IN THE ATTIC, and saw the film for the first time (TCM) a few days ago. Incredible performances by Geraldine Page and Wendy Hiller, made all the more poignant by Duning's score.

ANY WEDNESDAY is excellent, and typical of the swingin' 60s scoring of romantic comedies. The FSM release is paired with John Williams' NOT WITH MY WIFE YOU DON'T, written in the same basic idiom, and it's interesting to compare the two.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2009 - 9:29 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Any Wednesday has a terrific and catchy main theme - Duning was one of the great melodists in film scoring, and Any Wednesday is wonderful in every way. For me, one of the most underrated film composers ever - and if I might, FSM's own Toys In The Attic is an incredible release.

I've always loved TOYS IN THE ATTIC, and saw the film for the first time (TCM) a few days ago. Incredible performances by Geraldine Page and Wendy Hiller, made all the more poignant by Duning's score.

ANY WEDNESDAY is excellent, and typical of the swingin' 60s scoring of romantic comedies. The FSM release is paired with John Williams' NOT WITH MY WIFE YOU DON'T, written in the same basic idiom, and it's interesting to compare the two.


The Williams score is vastly better, but the Duning is still a nice companion.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2009 - 9:42 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

Any Wednesday has a terrific and catchy main theme - Duning was one of the great melodists in film scoring, and Any Wednesday is wonderful in every way. For me, one of the most underrated film composers ever - and if I might, FSM's own Toys In The Attic is an incredible release.

I've always loved TOYS IN THE ATTIC, and saw the film for the first time (TCM) a few days ago. Incredible performances by Geraldine Page and Wendy Hiller, made all the more poignant by Duning's score.

ANY WEDNESDAY is excellent, and typical of the swingin' 60s scoring of romantic comedies. The FSM release is paired with John Williams' NOT WITH MY WIFE YOU DON'T, written in the same basic idiom, and it's interesting to compare the two.


The Williams score is vastly better, but the Duning is still a nice companion.


While I love the "Johnny" Williams of the 1960s, his Not With My Wife You Don't score is nowhere near Mr. Duning's score, and that's MY opinion. No one was better at this type of score save for Mr. Mancini.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2009 - 9:52 AM   
 By:   Thor   (Member)

Any Wednesday has a terrific and catchy main theme - Duning was one of the great melodists in film scoring, and Any Wednesday is wonderful in every way. For me, one of the most underrated film composers ever - and if I might, FSM's own Toys In The Attic is an incredible release.

I've always loved TOYS IN THE ATTIC, and saw the film for the first time (TCM) a few days ago. Incredible performances by Geraldine Page and Wendy Hiller, made all the more poignant by Duning's score.

ANY WEDNESDAY is excellent, and typical of the swingin' 60s scoring of romantic comedies. The FSM release is paired with John Williams' NOT WITH MY WIFE YOU DON'T, written in the same basic idiom, and it's interesting to compare the two.


The Williams score is vastly better, but the Duning is still a nice companion.


While I love the "Johnny" Williams of the 1960s, his Not With My Wife You Don't score is nowhere near Mr. Duning's score, and that's MY opinion. No one was better at this type of score save for Mr. Mancini.


Duning often gets too "wishy-washy", IMO (if that makes sense), while Williams' music often has a certain edginess about it - despite being loungey cocktail jazz. While I haven't seen the film, the soundtrack is full of fun setpieces that just makes it entertaining.

 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2009 - 10:13 AM   
 By:   chriss   (Member)

No one was better at this type of score save for Mr. Mancini.

But there was also DeVol...
His scores for the Doris Day comedies are IMHO as good as Mancini's scores for movies like this.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2009 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

No one was better at this type of score save for Mr. Mancini.

But there was also DeVol...
His scores for the Doris Day comedies are IMHO as good as Mancini's scores for movies like this.


Well, I love DeVol, so there you are.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 27, 2009 - 8:54 PM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Just did some needle drops on this and it is indeed a winner. Thanks for the replies. Looking forward to spinning the whole record this weekend.

 
 
 Posted:   Aug 1, 2009 - 10:14 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Just spun this. It has that sparkly young-couple-in-the-city sound of the 1960s. Not the best in that category but certainly pleasant. Definitely worth picking up if you stumble across the vinyl, with the period cover art.

 
 Posted:   Jun 20, 2014 - 9:12 AM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

Have always liked the "Any Wednesday" score! Need to replace my never-played LP of it! (Just ordered the CD from Amazon. Thanks!)

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2014 - 5:14 AM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

I always enjoyed this scored since I got the old LP back in the 80's for a dollar.

 
 Posted:   Jun 21, 2014 - 11:32 PM   
 By:   Ron Hardcastle   (Member)

I received the "Any Wednesday" soundtrack CD on Saturday, 2 days after ordering it, and I'm embarrassed that I have to include it in the "You can't go home" category of soundtracks I loved in my youth but bored me to distraction when I bought them many years later, which isn't the first time this has happened to me.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 22, 2014 - 8:42 AM   
 By:   MusicMad   (Member)

...

ANY WEDNESDAY is excellent, and typical of the swingin' 60s scoring of romantic comedies. The FSM release is paired with John Williams' NOT WITH MY WIFE YOU DON'T, written in the same basic idiom, and it's interesting to compare the two.

The Williams score is vastly better, but the Duning is still a nice companion.

While I [quite like] the "Johnny" Williams of the 1960s, his Not With My Wife You Don't score is nowhere near Mr. Duning's score, and that's MY opinion. No one was better at this type of score save for Mr. Mancini.


Agreed, other than I should add Neal Hefti to this select few. As I have no scores by him, I can't include Frank De Vol but I've always enjoyed his scores when watching films of this genre. Those by John Williams I own, NWMW,YD, Guide for the Married Man and Penelope are distinctly weaker - in my opinion.

Any Wednesday is one of the best.

Mitch

 
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