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 Posted:   Dec 19, 2021 - 10:48 AM   
 By:   Sean Nethery   (Member)

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.


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


That's a very cool point, Roy - thanks!

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2021 - 11:14 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

My copy arrived in the mail, which is a nice treat! Does anyone know of or are able to post individual artwork for each of the three discs? I'll also check online...

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2021 - 11:29 AM   
 By:   JB Fan   (Member)

I asked Quartet about individual covers, but got no reply.
Although, It's not so hard with Trail & Curse - we can use covers to original Intrada & Quartet releases. But in case of Son - yes, need to do search )))

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2021 - 11:49 AM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

I asked Quartet about individual covers, but got no reply.
Although, It's not so hard with Trail & Curse - we can use covers to original Intrada & Quartet releases. But in case of Son - yes, need to do search )))


Oh shoot, you're right, I can locate those covers for sure!

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2021 - 11:56 AM   
 By:   roy phillippe   (Member)

My copy arrived in the mail, which is a nice treat! Does anyone know of or are able to post individual artwork for each of the three discs? I'll also check online...

The artwork for "Son" is on the RCA release from1993. It shows Benigni with his hands up and the panther's finger in his back like he's under arrest. Is this what you're looking for?

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2021 - 9:04 PM   
 By:   Chris Malone   (Member)

Thanks, Tim! It was an absolute pleasure being on your radio show to discuss this and some other end of year releases.

Tim’s show is brilliant and it’s a clear labour of love. I’m going to write/talk more about his show in detail another time because there’s an aspect of it that I think is important to film music fandom both today and into the future—and I want to explore that thread.

When Tim and I were chatting, it occurred to me that Mancini at this time of year is somehow magical—for me, at least. Santa Claus The Movie is a seasonal favourite, but his Pink Panther scores are equally as enjoyable and accessible.

I don’t know if it’s the lightness that Mancini gave them, or that his music reminds me of happy times I spent with my grandparents watching the Pink Panther series. I can’t go past a Pink Panther or two or three this time of year.

What impresses me about Mancini’s Pink Panther scores is that he never seemed to be lazy or on auto-pilot. The quality of the films seemed to diminish, especially following Peter Sellers’ death. But Mancini was always giving it what it needed. He even did a fresh arrangement of the title theme each time. So, whilst comedy scoring isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, Mancini’s music brings me a smile, a laugh, and a lightness that helps lift my spirits at this time of year.

Chris

 
 Posted:   Dec 19, 2021 - 9:52 PM   
 By:   Tom Servo   (Member)

My copy arrived in the mail, which is a nice treat! Does anyone know of or are able to post individual artwork for each of the three discs? I'll also check online...

The artwork for "Son" is on the RCA release from1993. It shows Benigni with his hands up and the panther's finger in his back like he's under arrest. Is this what you're looking for?


Yes, that's the one!

 
 Posted:   Dec 20, 2021 - 12:55 AM   
 By:   tyuan   (Member)

My copy arrived in the mail, which is a nice treat! Does anyone know of or are able to post individual artwork for each of the three discs? I'll also check online...
https://www.discogs.com/it/release/3229297-Henry-Mancini-Son-Of-The-Pink-Panther

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 9:36 AM   
 By:   Tom Guernsey   (Member)

Sorry if I've missed it being discussed elsewhere, but how come Curse has completely different track names to the prior release?! Even more weird since that was also on Quartet so you think they'd have just kept the track names. They don't even appear to be similar. I thought I was going mad but Soundtrack Collector confirms it: https://www.soundtrackcollector.com/title/27160/Curse+Of+The+Pink+Panther

I'm probably missing something...

 
 Posted:   Jan 25, 2022 - 9:38 AM   
 By:   Jason LeBlanc   (Member)


I'm probably missing something...


From the first post of this thread:


CURSE is also presented with its original cue-sheet titles.

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2022 - 5:57 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

So does anyone who's received this have any comments about the expanded release of Son of the Pink Panther which premiered on this set?

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jan 30, 2022 - 7:34 PM   
 By:   SchiffyM   (Member)

So does anyone who's received this have any comments about the expanded release of Son of the Pink Panther which premiered on this set?

My very unscientific review:

In January 2020 (according to the Apple Music app), listened to Milan release of Son of the Pink Panther for the first time in years and found it pretty dreary, especially compared to what had come before.

Listened to this new release three times and have enjoyed it very much!

What changed my mind? Is it the expanded presentation? Superior sound? Or am I just in a better mood than I was in 2020? I honestly couldn't tell you.

But I definitely like it!

 
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