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 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 2:10 AM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

This soap opera film from Jacqueline Susann's novel has a typically lush Henry Mancini score, which has never had a release. The 1975 score is at the tail end of the "missing Paramount decade" of scores (approx. 1965-75). The music appears only as a single theme on Mancini's album "The Theme Scene." Here is the film version of that theme:



And here's the LP version:



 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 9:17 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

Ah, sleazy listening at its best. I would buy this in second, especially with provocative cover art.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 9:33 AM   
 By:   The CinemaScope Cat   (Member)

Kritzerland has been plundering the Paramount vaults recently so it's not an impossibility that Mancini's Once Is Not Enough will eventually see a soundtrack release!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 9:39 AM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

This soap opera film from Jacqueline Susann's novel has a typically lush Henry Mancini score, which has never had a release. The 1975 score is at the tail end of the "missing Paramount decade" of scores (approx. 1965-75). The music appears only as a single theme on Mancini's album "The Theme Scene." Here is the film version of that theme:



And here's the LP version:





Thanks for these excellent clips Bob! I'd buy a release too if a CD ever comes out. Incidentally, does Lukas Kendall or anyone else have any theory as to what ever happened to those missing Paramount scores? Seems to be a huge amount of material to just go missing, too big really to just be 'lost'? If they were just dumped perhaps there is a paper trail, a mention in some dusty ledger? I'm sure a lot of other folks here are also wondering...as usual!

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

The vocal main theme "Once Is Not Enough" is on the HENRY MANCINI: PLATINUM & GOLD cd. Mine just arrived, and the audio quality is outstanding.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   dragon53   (Member)

double post

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 8:27 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Nice haunting memorable main theme.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 8:41 PM   
 By:   Dylan S   (Member)

Where did you originally read about the "missing" Paramount scores? Or is it just a theory being bandied about because so little of those scores have been released?

BTW - yes, Mancini was the perfect composer for "Once is Not Enough" & it's a great score - I liked the movie too (better than "Valley of the Dolls" and "The Love Machine," both of which I also enjoy in that wonderful 60s/70s soapy, trashy, glamorous way).

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 9:48 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Where did you originally read about the "missing" Paramount scores? Or is it just a theory being bandied about because so little of those scores have been released?


This is from a recent thread on TRUE GRIT:

Posted: Sep 19, 2013 - 12:00 PM
By: Lukas Kendall (Member)

For whatever reason there are very few if any recordings of Paramount scores available from roughly 1965-1974. White Dawn and True Grit have been sourced from the mono tapes given to Mancini and Bernstein, respectively, to take home. That's the truth!

Lukas

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2013 - 11:38 PM   
 By:   dan the man   (Member)

Very sad news.

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 6:42 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

Fortunately, ONCE IS NOT ENOUGH appears to have fallen outside of the "lost decade" of scores, and now we have it!

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=102378&forumID=1&archive=0

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 7:39 PM   
 By:   RonBurbella   (Member)

Just got my copy and popped it into the player. It's a very good Mancini score.

I have to admit that the beginning of the "Opening Scene" music (to my ears) may well be the most shimmering, glittering, glitzy, star-struck piece of music that I can recall ever hearing. It sure got my attention.

And that's a good thing.
smile

Ron Burbella

 
 
 Posted:   Mar 22, 2014 - 8:09 PM   
 By:   Niall from Ireland   (Member)

Looking forward so much to receiving my copy next week! Keep those Mancini's coming Intrada!

 
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