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 Posted:   Oct 19, 2009 - 10:04 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

A film and a score that's been forgotten from 1969 is Fred Coe's 'ME, NATALIE' starring Patty Duke and Martin Balsam with Al Pacino's very first screen appearance (done in about a minute). What I remember most about this rather slight 'Ugly Duckling' story besides Patty Dukes terrific performance is the music. Here, Henry Mancini is joined by composer Rod MacKeuin in some songs, but mostly it's the lush, romantic underscore to the film - utilizing that warm Mancini chorus for a somewhat 'magical effect'. I doubt that very many people on this board ever saw the film or have heard of it, much less heard this Mancini Score. If you like lush-Mancini, try this sample and see what you think? I'm hoping that someday this score can make it to cd? (anyone who knows HOW to transfer the link here to a permanant spot on this thread from YouTube, please feel free to do so!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYaQO7g0cOc

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2009 - 10:16 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

I vaguely remember seeing this film on TV in the early 80s but can't tell you much about it.

I do have the Columbia LP which I had a good friend transfer to CD a couple years ago.

It's got that beautiful "Natalie" theme, as well as the wonderful song "We" with lyrics and vocals by Rod McKuen.

My only complaint about that LP was the dialogue that was kept in the "Dear David" track.

James

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2009 - 11:13 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

I vaguely remember seeing this film on TV in the early 80s but can't tell you much about it.

I do have the Columbia LP which I had a good friend transfer to CD a couple years ago.

It's got that beautiful "Natalie" theme, as well as the wonderful song "We" with lyrics and vocals by Rod McKuen.

My only complaint about that LP was the dialogue that was kept in the "Dear David" track.

James


Glad to hear you enjoyed this score too. And though not a fan of Mr. McKuen's, his songs fit very nicely into this score. Oh, and James - that 'Dear David' track? If your name were David instead of James, maybe you'd have enjoyed it a wee bit more? wink

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2009 - 11:37 AM   
 By:   Bond1965   (Member)

I vaguely remember seeing this film on TV in the early 80s but can't tell you much about it.

I do have the Columbia LP which I had a good friend transfer to CD a couple years ago.

It's got that beautiful "Natalie" theme, as well as the wonderful song "We" with lyrics and vocals by Rod McKuen.

My only complaint about that LP was the dialogue that was kept in the "Dear David" track.

James


Glad to hear you enjoyed this score too. And though not a fan of Mr. McKuen's, his songs fit very nicely into this score. Oh, and James - that 'Dear David' track? If your name were David instead of James, maybe you'd have enjoyed it a wee bit more? wink


"Dear David,

We are now co-inhabitants...I just decided that 'co-inhabitant' is a very sexy word!"

That's the kind of dialogue Patty Duke is doing. So if you're into have Patty live with you, you're all set. But somehow I think she's referring to James in this. No...not me, but Farentino.

James

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2009 - 12:18 PM   
 By:   Timmer   (Member)

A film and a score that's been forgotten from 1969 is Fred Coe's 'ME, NATALIE' starring Patty Duke and Martin Balsam with Al Pacino's very first screen appearance (done in about a minute). What I remember most about this rather slight 'Ugly Duckling' story besides Patty Dukes terrific performance is the music. Here, Henry Mancini is joined by composer Rod MacKeuin in some songs, but mostly it's the lush, romantic underscore to the film - utilizing that warm Mancini chorus for a somewhat 'magical effect'. I doubt that very many people on this board ever saw the film or have heard of it, much less heard this Mancini Score. If you like lush-Mancini, try this sample and see what you think? I'm hoping that someday this score can make it to cd? (anyone who knows HOW to transfer the link here to a permanant spot on this thread from YouTube, please feel free to do so!)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yYaQO7g0cOc


 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2009 - 2:20 PM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

I remember seeing this film when it first came out, and it made a big impression. I requested it on the TCM website a few times to no avail. I also have the LP and have been hoping for a CD release.

 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2009 - 2:23 PM   
 By:   PhiladelphiaSon   (Member)

I saw this during its original theatrical run, and have wanted to see it again, ever since. For whatever reason, I never have. Although she's worked almost non-stop, mostly in made-for-television films, Patty Duke should have had the film career that was afforded Sally Field. Sally's fine, but I always found Patty more interesting.

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 19, 2009 - 3:56 PM   
 By:   vinylscrubber   (Member)

ME, NATALIE was one of my favorites from 1969, both the film and the score. Yes, Patty Duke was
terrific in the main role, and Mancini's score was wonderful and was one of the first of his records that
did NOT come out on RCA, hence a better blend of underscore and source music. Personally, I find the
Rod McKuen stuff tough going these days, but Mancini's music was tops.

Montana Dave, drop me a line at: sturges47@earthlink.net

(There are better things to listen to than YouTube!)

 
 
 Posted:   Oct 20, 2009 - 9:41 AM   
 By:   Montana Dave   (Member)

ME, NATALIE was one of my favorites from 1969, both the film and the score. Yes, Patty Duke was
terrific in the main role, and Mancini's score was wonderful and was one of the first of his records that
did NOT come out on RCA, hence a better blend of underscore and source music. Personally, I find the
Rod McKuen stuff tough going these days, but Mancini's music was tops.

Montana Dave, drop me a line at: sturges47@earthlink.net

(There are better things to listen to than YouTube!)


Yeah, I don't know HOW McKuen will sound in 2009, but in 1969 on this album, he meshed quite nicely with Mancini. And since I like Easter Eggs....I'll drop you an e-mail and see what's going on over there. Thanks Vinylscrubber.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2010 - 2:34 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Some tracks from 'Me, Natalie', a really lovely score.

Surely time for a CD release

Theme for Losers

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-TBqcn1wfVo&feature=related

Natalie (vocal)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQN1n0PvknU&feature=related

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2010 - 4:42 PM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

The score recordings reside in the CBS archives at UCLA. See Lukas' thread:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=74044&forumID=1&archive=0

It would be great if the complete score is there and, as mentioned earlier, having the "Dear David" cue without Patty Duke's monologue would be nice.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2010 - 5:05 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

The score recordings reside in the CBS archives at UCLA. See Lukas' thread:

http://www.filmscoremonthly.com/board/posts.cfm?threadID=74044&forumID=1&archive=0

It would be great if the complete score is there and, as mentioned earlier, having the "Dear David" cue without Patty Duke's monologue would be nice.

--------------------
Thanks For the info Erik. I've gone over to the CBS thread and urged Lukas to release 'Me Natalie'.

Let's hope for the best.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 3, 2010 - 5:45 PM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

Slightly off topic but another fabulous Mancini song is 'Send A Little Love My Way' Lyrics by Hal David, vocal: Anne Murray. From Oklahoma Crude

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MswRGLw1esk

Yet Another is 'Nothing To lose' from 'The Party'. Lyrics by Don Black. Vocal Claudine Longet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KM840ly1GI

Finally, the theme from 'Sunflower':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16XHfWQ0z9U

Come on Lukas, please give us 'Me Natalie'

Thanks

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2010 - 1:20 AM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

ME, NATALIE was one of my favorites from 1969, both the film and the score. Yes, Patty Duke was
terrific in the main role, and Mancini's score was wonderful and was one of the first of his records that
did NOT come out on RCA, hence a better blend of underscore and source music. Personally, I find the
Rod McKuen stuff tough going these days, but Mancini's music was tops.

Montana Dave, drop me a line at: sturges47@earthlink.net

(There are better things to listen to than YouTube!)


The other Mancini scores on L.P. that were NOT on R.C.A. were "Touch Of Evil", "Gaily, Gaily", "Sometimes A Great Notion", "The Night Visitor", and "Who Is Killing The Great Chefs Of Europe?"

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2010 - 1:22 AM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Slightly off topic but another fabulous Mancini song is 'Send A Little Love My Way' Lyrics by Hal David, vocal: Anne Murray. From Oklahoma Crude

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MswRGLw1esk

Yet Another is 'Nothing To lose' from 'The Party'. Lyrics by Don Black. Vocal Claudine Longet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KM840ly1GI

Finally, the theme from 'Sunflower':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16XHfWQ0z9U

Come on Lukas, give us 'Me Natalie'

Thanks


The "Oklahoma Crude" album features some of Mancini's best dramatic scoring.

 
 
 Posted:   Dec 4, 2010 - 1:22 AM   
 By:   filmusicnow   (Member)

Slightly off topic but another fabulous Mancini song is 'Send A Little Love My Way' Lyrics by Hal David, vocal: Anne Murray. From Oklahoma Crude

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MswRGLw1esk

Yet Another is 'Nothing To lose' from 'The Party'. Lyrics by Don Black. Vocal Claudine Longet

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1KM840ly1GI

Finally, the theme from 'Sunflower':

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16XHfWQ0z9U

Come on Lukas, give us 'Me Natalie'

Thanks


The "Oklahoma Crude" album features some of Mancini's best dramatic scoring.

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2017 - 4:53 AM   
 By:   Peter Greenhill   (Member)

The 'Me Natalie' album will be released on a double header with Two For the Road this month.

https://www.amazon.co.uk/TWO-ROAD-NATALIE-MANCINI-SIXTIES/dp/B06VY4SKMH/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1492076648&sr=1-1&keywords=two+for+the+road

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2017 - 5:07 AM   
 By:   Thomas   (Member)

I assume the same release(s) as included in the recent Mancini Boxset. Clicking on the link also leads to this recent release of 'Days Of Wine And Roses'. Is this legit?

https://www.amazon.co.uk/Ost-Days-Roses-Henry-Mancini/dp/B01MR7S9ML/ref=sr_1_2?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1492081639&sr=1-2&keywords=days+of+wine+and+roses

 
 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2017 - 5:20 AM   
 By:   OnyaBirri   (Member)

"Me Natalie" is one of those albums I would always see in the thrift store and leave in the racks.

 
 Posted:   Apr 13, 2017 - 8:30 AM   
 By:   Ron Pulliam   (Member)

Slightly off topic but another fabulous Mancini song is 'Send A Little Love My Way' Lyrics by Hal David, vocal: Anne Murray. From Oklahoma Crude



Yet Another is 'Nothing To lose' from 'The Party'. Lyrics by Don Black. Vocal Claudine Longet



Finally, the theme from 'Sunflower':



Come on Lukas, give us 'Me Natalie'

Thanks


The "Oklahoma Crude" album features some of Mancini's best dramatic scoring.

 
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