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 Posted:   Jun 30, 2020 - 2:49 PM   
 By:   Dylan   (Member)

There was an LP released of Mandel's "Agatha," but so far no CD or digital release.

I adore his song from "Agatha" - "Close Enough for Love" performed by Pattie Brooks:



And here's Mandel's "Main Title" - a lovely variation of "Close Enough for Love"

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2020 - 3:13 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

RIP Mr. Mandel, and thanks for all the lovely music.

I'm glad he got to see Intrada premiere his score to Escape from Witch Mountain.

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2020 - 3:37 PM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

Always loved his theme from M.A.S.H. but especially 'The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea'....quite beautiful !

R.I.P. Mr Mandel.

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2020 - 4:10 PM   
 By:   Grecchus   (Member)

Always loved his theme from M.A.S.H. but especially 'The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea'....quite beautiful !

R.I.P. Mr Mandel.


Still available from the Kritzerland label. Always bad news when one of our few remaining contacts with real music goes. RIP.

 
 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2020 - 4:17 PM   
 By:   haineshisway   (Member)

When I started Kritzerland in 2005, I was determined to have a Mandel score. And I tried. Over and over and over again. When we did our tenth anniversary Indiegogo thing, the first thing I tried for was Agatha, my favorite Mandel film score. Warners. Impossible for us. Finally, we did Sailor and then The Verdict with the MASH stuff and that was great. He was a lovely man, and hugely talented.

And yes, as these things go, we've had a run on Sailor today, and anyone who doesn't have it should - it's amazing. One-of-a-kind, and a brilliant arranger on top of it.

 
 Posted:   Jun 30, 2020 - 5:09 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

Thanks for those releases, Bruce. I agree with you and others that Sailor in particular is wonderful.

Yavar

 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2020 - 12:04 AM   
 By:   BillCarson   (Member)

Here's his great theme from Harper, which seemed to capture Paul Newman's private detective on the nose.




Livin alone, from same film




Plus i found this, the one you are all talking about...

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2020 - 12:54 AM   
 By:   KeV McG   (Member)

By: Dylan (Member)
"There was an LP released of Mandel's "Agatha," but so far no CD or digital release"
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Thanks for the info Dylan.
That makes more sense.
Another classic film score LP without a CD counterpart (Agatha, meet Jeremy) wink
And, in this day and age, more likely to get ANOTHER vinyl release, or go digital, before making it's debut on compact disc!

 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2020 - 1:16 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

Loved his work. His arrangement of "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" (for Andy Williams) is a holiday music staple and sounds just as fresh and alive today as it must have when it was originally recorded. Have heard the Williams track more times than I can count and never tire of it.

It's probably my favourite Christmas song, I'm glad someone likes it as much as I do! I also love Andy's version of The Shadow of your Smile.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2020 - 2:38 AM   
 By:   Leo Nicols   (Member)

'The Americanization of Emily' deserves a "stand alone" CD release.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCT7uxR1Yrs

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2020 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   Howard L   (Member)

And I just heard that Carl Reiner died on the same day. Mandel and Reiner both did The Russians are Coming, The Russians are Coming! Rip to two great artists.

Amazing. Reiner at 98 and the composer at 94.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2020 - 10:05 AM   
 By:   roy phillippe   (Member)

Here's his great theme from Harper, which seemed to capture Paul Newman's private detective on the nose.




Livin alone, from same film




Plus i found this, the one you are all talking about...


"Livin' Alone" is by Andre and Dory Previn. Too bad JM couldn't get a song in this film.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 1, 2020 - 8:02 PM   
 By:   ZardozSpeaks   (Member)

Let’s celebrate him with his music! He would like that.


Wish there was more music by Mandel that didn't remain unreleased.
Would like to have That Cold Day in the Park https://youtu.be/IafoqNMu1xA ... and/or Pretty Poison (Paramount) issued onto disc.

I'd love to see/hear an early Mandel work for 20th Century Fox's The 3rd Voice, directed by Hubert Cornfield. https://youtu.be/eH6yoL_iArU?list=PL-oIsCyF-k3NfIoTVjIeO3s06lxMyaRFu

Mandel also wrote for a number of Markham episodes. https://youtu.be/NqtJy3-Uf9A

Never saw Freaky Friday - any FSMer like this one?

[never saw Richard Quine's "W" either but, checking it out in YT, the beginning credit sequence sounds like a Mandel winner ... with a capital W]

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2020 - 7:26 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

I also like Mandel's rejected score for AUTHOR! AUTHOR!, which was released by Varese along with the Dave Grusin score that appeared in the film.

As much as I love Grusin's music, I find Mandel's score to be a more pleasant listening experience. The film's producers must have wanted a "jumpier" score. Mandel's take is very relaxed and romantic.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2020 - 8:32 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Quincy Jones did a fabulous recording of the theme to That Cold Day in the Park featuring Toots Thielemans on his landmark 1969 album, Walking in Space. Still, after 40 years, one of my favorite albums.

 
 Posted:   Jul 5, 2020 - 2:56 PM   
 By:   Dr. Nigel Channing   (Member)

I enjoyed his main title for DEATHTRAP, among others. RIP.

 
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