Henry Mancini: The Classic Soundtrack Collection 1958-1963 (Remastered 2018) 4CD-New $44.99


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Henry Mancini

Enrico Nicola Mancini (April 16, 1924 – June 14, 1994) known professionally as Henry Mancini was an American composer, conductor and arranger, who is best remembered for his film and television scores. Often cited as one of the greatest composers in the history of film, he won four Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, and twenty Grammy Awards, plus a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995.His best known works include the theme and soundtrack for the Peter Gunn television series as well as the music for The Pink Panther film series (“The Pink Panther Theme”) and “Moon River” from Breakfast at Tiffany’s. The Music from Peter Gunn won the first Grammy Award for Album of the Year. Mancini also enjoyed a long collaboration composing film scores for the film director Blake Edwards.Mancini is also noted for scoring a #1 hit single during the rock era on the Billboard charts. His arrangement and recording of the “Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet” spent two weeks at the top, beginning on June 29, 1969.

Henry Mancini: The Classic Soundtrack Collection 1958-1963

Henry Mancini remained professionally active throughout the rest of his career, and in all he produced over 90 albums, both soundtracks and original music. He also performed at over 600 orchestral concerts. During his life he received 72 Grammy Award nominations, of which he won 20, and 17 Academy Award nominations, with four wins. Henry Mancini passed away on 14th June 1994, aged 70. This 4 x CD collection, totaling almost five hours of his finest soundtrack work from 1958 to 1963, contains nine complete Mancini records. In completion, this set perfectly demonstrates the huge talents of this master composer, as he almost single-handedly transformed the accepted role of what a movie score could achieve.

Video: Henry Mancini “Baby Elephant Walk” from “Hatari” live (1968)


– Disc 1 –
1 Main Title
2 Orson Around
3 Blue Pianola
4 Son of Raunchy
5 Strollin’ Blues
6 Borderline Montuna
7 Lease Breaker
8 Tana’s Theme
9 Background for Murder
10 Rock Me to Sleep
11 Ku Ku
12 Reflection
13 The Big Drag
14 Peter Gunn
15 Sorta Blue
16 The Brothers Go to Mother’s
17 Dreamsville
18 Session at Pete’s Pad
19 Soft Sounds
20 Fallout!
21 The Floater
22 Slow and Easy
23 A Profound Gass
24 Brief and Breezy
25 Not from Dixie

– Disc 2 –
1 Walkin’ Bass
2 Timothy
3 Joanna
4 My Manne Shelly
5 Goofin’ at the Coffee House
6 Odd Ball
7 Blue Steel
8 The Little Man Theme
9 Spook
10 A Quiet Gass
11 Lightly
12 Blues for Mother’s
13 Mr. Lucky
14 My Friend Andamo
15 Softly
16 March of the Cue Balls
17 Lightly Latin
18 Tipsy
19 Floating Pad
20 One Eyed Cat
21 Night Flower
22 Chime Time
23 Blue Satin
24 That’s It and That’s All

– Disc 3 –
1 Moon River
2 Something for Cat
3 Sally’s Tomato
4 Mr. Yunioshi
5 The Big Blow Out
6 Hub Caps and Tail Lights
7 Breakfast at Tiffany’s
8 Latin Golightly
9 Holly
10 Loose Caboose
11 The Big Heist
12 Moon River Cha Cha
13 Fluter’s Ball
14 Tooty Twist
15 Kelly’s Tune
16 Golden Gate Twist
17 The Good Old Days
18 Experiment in Terror (Twist)
19 Experiment in Terror
20 Nancy
21 Down By the Wharf
22 Teen-Age Hostage
23 White on White
24 Final Out at Candlestick Park

– Disc 4 –
1 Theme from Hatari!
2 Baby Elephant Walk
3 Just for Tonight
4 Your Father’s Feathers
5 Night Side
6 Big Band Bwana
7 The Sounds of Hatari
8 The Soft Touch
9 Crocodile, Go Home!
10 The Pink Panther Theme
11 It Had Better Be Tonight (Meglio Stasera) (Instrumental
12 Royal Blue
13 Champagne and Quail
14 The Village Inn
15 The Tiber Twist
16 It Had Better Be Tonight
17 Cortina
18 The Lonely Princess
19 Something for Sellers
20 Piano and Strings
21 Shades of Sennett
22 Walk on the Wild Side
23 Theme from the Wonderful World of the Brothers Grimm
24 Love Song from Mutiny on the Bounty
25 Love Theme from Phaedra

Additional information

Weight 14 oz
Dimensions 7 × 7 × 1 in