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 Posted:   Jul 21, 2021 - 10:02 AM   
 By:   Ray Faiola   (Member)

I pulled this 16mm Technicolor print from my library and transferred it to digital. Leonard Feather interviews Henry Mancini in a promotional one-reeler for ARABESQUE.

http://vimeo.com/577680034

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2021 - 10:15 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

I love this score. Thanks Ray....interesting video.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2021 - 10:29 AM   
 By:   James MacMillan   (Member)

Ray Faiola, that was just wonderful, what a find, and thank you!

(Hair changing notwithstanding??)

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2021 - 11:38 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

Thank you! Great video! Wonderful score!

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2021 - 12:14 PM   
 By:   robertmro   (Member)

Thanks Ray, that was great.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2021 - 1:09 PM   
 By:   MMM   (Member)

Thanks for posting that, Ray. Wonderful! What an amazing composer/arranger he was, and a REALLY nice guy, too. Miss him so much.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2021 - 2:19 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

Thanks for posting that Ray.

ARABESQUE is one of my favorite Mancini scores and it was wonderful to see this vintage piece on its score.

Interesting that they state it was recorded at Universal. For some reason I always had the impression that the score was recorded in London.

For me, a complete release of the original tracks would be a "holy grail" item. It's unfortunate that hasn't happened.

James

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2021 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

In the 60s Mancini's M.O. regarding his London scores was that he recorded the film tracks at CTS in London, using John Scott in the orchestra, but re-recorded for album back in the states.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2021 - 2:29 PM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

In the 60s Mancini's M.O. regarding his London scores was that he recorded the film tracks at CTS in London, using John Scott in the orchestra, but re-recorded for album back in the states.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2021 - 3:10 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

The scores for Charade, Arabesque and Two For the Road were recorded at CTS Bayswater in London with the album tracks recorded in the US. The shot of Mancini conducting Arabesque was clearely for the album.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2021 - 3:49 PM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

The scores for Charade, Arabesque and Two For the Road were recorded at CTS Bayswater in London with the album tracks recorded in the US. The shot of Mancini conducting Arabesque was clearely for the album.

That is what I suspected.

Wonder if Universal has those masters (most likely in mono) for ARABESQUE.

James

 
 Posted:   Jul 21, 2021 - 5:04 PM   
 By:   Valiant65   (Member)

This has made my day. For a scripted promo piece, this seemed a very natural conversation. Even the "roll the clip" moments didn't seem too out of place.

I need to see Arabesque again. That scene with Gregory Peck entering the Monkey House had me imagining what if Peck had played the role of Taylor in Planet of The Apes. I was all set to watch Peck get placed in a cage and screaming "This is a madhouse!"

And I think Mancini would've done an excellent job scoring that particular POTA film, judging from his demonstration of that bass flute.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2021 - 5:28 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

If the score tapes for Charade were found then surely the Arabesque tapes exist? However, my impression is that there is less music in Arabesque and the key elements are on the re-recorded album....Main theme, Yasmin's theme, Facade, Zoo Chase

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2021 - 7:29 AM   
 By:   jonathan_little   (Member)

Thanks for sharing!

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 22, 2021 - 7:43 AM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

Looking forward to Kino/Lorber's September release of ARABESQUE on Blu-Ray. Not quite up to CHARADE but great 60's eye candy and a fine Mancini score.

 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2021 - 5:39 AM   
 By:   LeHah   (Member)

Looking forward to Kino/Lorber's September release of ARABESQUE on Blu-Ray

I caught the movie twice very late on PBS around 2000 and loved it for its batshit attempt at storytelling. I'm looking forward to giving this another go.

 
 
 Posted:   Jul 23, 2021 - 5:50 AM   
 By:   villagardens553   (Member)

In the late 60s when I was a young teen first getting into soundtracks--initially the Bond scores and then other spy scores--the Arabesque LP was already out of print and impossible to find. I don't think I found a copy for several years.

 
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