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 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 12:33 PM   
 By:   Martin B.   (Member)

Wrong. Quartet themselves confirmed that SITD mono-tapes excited at Sony, but at that time it was difficult to work with them (or something like this).

Sony or the tapes were difficult to work with ?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 12:44 PM   
 By:   Ruggles   (Member)

A very impressive set! Great job, Quartet.

The only Pink Panther scores I have are REVENGE and STRIKES AGAIN, so this will be a welcome edition.

I'm hoping that this label has the first three films in their sights as well.

 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 1:16 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

It was some years ago, but I paid so much more for the OOP Curse first release than this whole set costs!

Don't make my mistake - buy it now!!!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 8, 2021 - 10:12 PM   
 By:   Martin B.   (Member)

It was some years ago, but I paid so much more for the OOP Curse first release than this whole set costs!

Don't make my mistake - buy it now!!!


Don’t worry too much, I paid more than this set for the OOP Intrada release of Trail.
It happens…

Don’t regret it at all though, have had years of enjoyment from the Intrada so it was worth it.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2021 - 11:42 AM   
 By:   mortenbond   (Member)

Yes

And Inspector Clouseau (1968) by Ken Thorne was released by Kritzerland in 2009 at 1,000 copies (straight reissue of OST LP, so also never expanded)


Ken Thorne`s score for INSPECTOR CLOUSEAU is actually rather fantastic. Just as good as any Mancini panther. Would love an expanded version of that!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2021 - 11:46 AM   
 By:   mortenbond   (Member)

Wrong. Quartet themselves confirmed that SITD mono-tapes excited at Sony, but at that time it was difficult to work with them (or something like this).

Wow! I never knew tapes for A Shot in the Dark existed! That is a holy grail for me. As well as The Pink Panther. Just saw that film, and the Cortina ski music- really It Had Better Be Tonight faster with percussion - is fantastic. Also the suspense music from the opening scenes in Paris. Great stuff, lot like Charade and Arabesques with its pounding beat.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2021 - 2:08 PM   
 By:   Bob DiMucci   (Member)

A Shot in the Dark (1964) never expanded


It's probably more accurate to say:

A Shot in the Dark (1964) never released

Unlike "The Pink Panther," there was never an LP titled "A Shot In the Dark." Mancini re-recorded two tracks from the score ("A Shot In the Dark" and "The Shadows of Paris") for a 1964 RCA 45rpm (47-8381). These were later included on the 1967 Mancini LP "Mancini Plays Mancini and Other Composers" (RCA Camden - CAS-2158)

 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2021 - 2:17 PM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

A Shot in the Dark (1964) never expanded


It's probably more accurate to say:

A Shot in the Dark (1964) never released

Unlike "The Pink Panther," there was never an LP titled "A Shot In the Dark." Mancini re-recorded two tracks from the score ("A Shot In the Dark" and "The Shadows of Paris") for a 1964 RCA 45rpm (47-8381). These were later included on the 1967 Mancini LP "Mancini Plays Mancini and Other Composers" (RCA Camden - CAS-2158)


The problem is that we do not know the paperwork behind this title. While RCA or Mancini may not have seen enough market for an entire LP of ASITD, they still may have obtained the album rights. There's an entire trainload of Mancini classics from the 1960s that only ended up as just one track on his numerous pop albums. For somebody with a legendary status like Mancini, his legacy still remains vastly uncovered. I would buy any unreleased film tracks by Mancini in a heartbeat.

Keep in mind, that there also was talk about "a very special extended" version of "The Pink Panther" soundtrack which never materialized (they just ended up including "It Had Better Be Tonight" from the film's final mix). Similarly, Sony decided to wipe the "Peter Gunn" disk from the box set - both, "Peter Gunn" and "Mr. Lucky" - should have been in there.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 9, 2021 - 5:15 PM   
 By:   TerraEpon   (Member)

Man, I dunno how I missed the two releases from a decade ago. Samples sound great.

It doesn't say how many copies this one is. Is that an oversite or have Quartet decided to go the Intrada route?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2021 - 8:20 AM   
 By:   Captain_Kaos (no Giacchino fan)   (Member)

I'm in if Quartet releases a 3-CD-Set of the first three Pink Panther movies. Especially "A Shot in the Dark" has some great music. But I skip this set, Mancini or not, because Pink Panther without Sellers was never a good movie.

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2021 - 11:06 AM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

But… you’re not buying the movies. You’d be buying the Mancini scores. IMO the quality of his music didn’t decline with the absence of the lead actor. Do you only buy scores for good movies?

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Dec 12, 2021 - 12:32 PM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

you only buy scores for good movies?

I wish all the scores I love were for good movies! So, so many are for such poor, poor flicks. So be it.

This set is worth it just for Trail - that is one fabulous score and album. Personally not as fond of the other two, but they are Mancini through and through, and he always gives good value for money. The Clifton Sleigh theme is classic Mancini - love the clarinet lead. That's why I plunked down so much money when I too turned my nose up at it originally and it then went out of print and I realized I just had to have it.

I too wish for expansions of the first and better Panther flicks some day. But I've got to say that Pink Panther and Return are two pretty fantastic albums as is. Return was my first Mancini and one of my first 10 OST's - love that album to death, both for musical and nostalgic reasons.

 
 Posted:   Dec 13, 2021 - 6:16 AM   
 By:   Accidental Genius   (Member)

Super-excited. Wedge, do you happen to know if this one, I think unlike the otherwise very good Intrada, has the two new tracks that were released on the original album release of TRAIL OF THE PINK PANTHER?

I don't have the Intrada release in front of me right now to compare, but I believe the two original album tracks are tracks 23 and 24 on this new release.


Thanks, Wedge!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2021 - 8:53 AM   
 By:   Captain_Kaos (no Giacchino fan)   (Member)

But… you’re not buying the movies. You’d be buying the Mancini scores. IMO the quality of his music didn’t decline with the absence of the lead actor. Do you only buy scores for good movies?

Yavar


Yes, there is only one exception, where the movie was a disaster and an embarrassement for the studio, but the score was great (a Goldsmith of course smile ) and so I've bought it. I don't collect soundtracks from bad movies, I don't even have all scores from good movies. Besides I remember the post Sellers Pink Panther scores quiet well and I don' t need them really. But his first five scores are great (great themes, great songs).

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2021 - 10:31 AM   
 By:   roy phillippe   (Member)

A Shot in the Dark (1964) never expanded


It's probably more accurate to say:

A Shot in the Dark (1964) never released

Unlike "The Pink Panther," there was never an LP titled "A Shot In the Dark." Mancini re-recorded two tracks from the score ("A Shot In the Dark" and "The Shadows of Paris") for a 1964 RCA 45rpm (47-8381). These were later included on the 1967 Mancini LP "Mancini Plays Mancini and Other Composers" (RCA Camden - CAS-2158)


The problem is that we do not know the paperwork behind this title. While RCA or Mancini may not have seen enough market for an entire LP of ASITD, they still may have obtained the album rights. There's an entire trainload of Mancini classics from the 1960s that only ended up as just one track on his numerous pop albums. For somebody with a legendary status like Mancini, his legacy still remains vastly uncovered. I would buy any unreleased film tracks by Mancini in a heartbeat.
Keep in mind, that there also was talk about "a very special extended" version of "The Pink Panther" soundtrack which never materialized (they just ended up including "It Had Better Be Tonight" from the film's final mix). Similarly, Sony decided to wipe the "Peter Gunn" disk from the box set - both, "Peter Gunn" and "Mr. Lucky" - should have been in there.


It would be great to hear the original soundtracks to both "Gunn" and "Lucky". I recently purchased a Lola Albright CD that contains a few songs taken from the soundtrack so the tapes must be somewhere. The "Gunn" theme is used only at the beginning and end of each episode never as underscoring.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 16, 2021 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   roy phillippe   (Member)

you only buy scores for good movies?

I wish all the scores I love were for good movies! So, so many are for such poor, poor flicks. So be it.

This set is worth it just for Trail - that is one fabulous score and album. Personally not as fond of the other two, but they are Mancini through and through, and he always gives good value for money. The Clifton Sleigh theme is classic Mancini - love the clarinet lead. That's why I plunked down so much money when I too turned my nose up at it originally and it then went out of print and I realized I just had to have it.

I too wish for expansions of the first and better Panther flicks some day. But I've got to say that Pink Panther and Return are two pretty fantastic albums as is. Return was my first Mancini and one of my first 10 OST's - love that album to death, both for musical and nostalgic reasons.


The Pink Panther theme uses perfect fifths for the harmony. The Sleigh theme uses the minor 6th. Clever.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2021 - 6:24 AM   
 By:   timburdenvoice   (Member)

Funny you should mention those cues as Chris Malone highlighted those as 2 favourites during our conversation on radio last week. Here’s a link which expires on Thursday 23rd if anyone would like to listen. Chris gave some fascinating insights into his work for both Quartet and La-La Land. We also chatted about the iconic recordings of Eric Tomlinson:

https://we.tl/t-pcg2QpUCzl

 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2021 - 1:12 PM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

A Shot in the Dark (1964) never expanded


It's probably more accurate to say:

A Shot in the Dark (1964) never released

Unlike "The Pink Panther," there was never an LP titled "A Shot In the Dark." Mancini re-recorded two tracks from the score ("A Shot In the Dark" and "The Shadows of Paris") for a 1964 RCA 45rpm (47-8381). These were later included on the 1967 Mancini LP "Mancini Plays Mancini and Other Composers" (RCA Camden - CAS-2158)


The problem is that we do not know the paperwork behind this title. While RCA or Mancini may not have seen enough market for an entire LP of ASITD, they still may have obtained the album rights. There's an entire trainload of Mancini classics from the 1960s that only ended up as just one track on his numerous pop albums. For somebody with a legendary status like Mancini, his legacy still remains vastly uncovered. I would buy any unreleased film tracks by Mancini in a heartbeat.
Keep in mind, that there also was talk about "a very special extended" version of "The Pink Panther" soundtrack which never materialized (they just ended up including "It Had Better Be Tonight" from the film's final mix). Similarly, Sony decided to wipe the "Peter Gunn" disk from the box set - both, "Peter Gunn" and "Mr. Lucky" - should have been in there.


It would be great to hear the original soundtracks to both "Gunn" and "Lucky". I recently purchased a Lola Albright CD that contains a few songs taken from the soundtrack so the tapes must be somewhere. The "Gunn" theme is used only at the beginning and end of each episode never as underscoring.


Are you sure? Which CD do you mean? Lola did an album with Mancini (which I highly recommend) which Sony also didn't consider worthy a full re-issue and is thus only available on public domain disks.

We have to be really thankful for everything that is being released in these challenging times, but I was kind of disappointed about the pink LP re-issue of "The Party." I guess this means that the original tracks for this title are also out of action.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 18, 2021 - 2:51 PM   
 By:   roy phillippe   (Member)

A Shot in the Dark (1964) never expanded


It's probably more accurate to say:

A Shot in the Dark (1964) never released

Unlike "The Pink Panther," there was never an LP titled "A Shot In the Dark." Mancini re-recorded two tracks from the score ("A Shot In the Dark" and "The Shadows of Paris") for a 1964 RCA 45rpm (47-8381). These were later included on the 1967 Mancini LP "Mancini Plays Mancini and Other Composers" (RCA Camden - CAS-2158)


The problem is that we do not know the paperwork behind this title. While RCA or Mancini may not have seen enough market for an entire LP of ASITD, they still may have obtained the album rights. There's an entire trainload of Mancini classics from the 1960s that only ended up as just one track on his numerous pop albums. For somebody with a legendary status like Mancini, his legacy still remains vastly uncovered. I would buy any unreleased film tracks by Mancini in a heartbeat.
Keep in mind, that there also was talk about "a very special extended" version of "The Pink Panther" soundtrack which never materialized (they just ended up including "It Had Better Be Tonight" from the film's final mix). Similarly, Sony decided to wipe the "Peter Gunn" disk from the box set - both, "Peter Gunn" and "Mr. Lucky" - should have been in there.


It would be great to hear the original soundtracks to both "Gunn" and "Lucky". I recently purchased a Lola Albright CD that contains a few songs taken from the soundtrack so the tapes must be somewhere. The "Gunn" theme is used only at the beginning and end of each episode never as underscoring.


Are you sure? Which CD do you mean? Lola did an album with Mancini (which I highly recommend) which Sony also didn't consider worthy a full re-issue and is thus only available on public domain disks.

We have to be really thankful for everything that is being released in these challenging times, but I was kind of disappointed about the pink LP re-issue of "The Party." I guess this means that the original tracks for this title are also out of action.


The Albright CD is titled "The Jazz Singer From Peter Gunn" on Fresh Sounds Records.
It contains the albums "Lola Wants You" arranged by Dean Elliot and The Mancini arranged "Dreamsville".
There are 8 songs taken from the show. A full listing of songs, musicians and recording dates can be viewed on their website freshsoundsrecords.com. It is also available from amazon.

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2021 - 1:56 AM   
 By:   Stefan Huber   (Member)

Many thanks. I'll check out that release smile

 
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