Movies & Moods - The Magic Of Mancini 1956-62 - Henry Mancini (CD)
The composer, arranger and conductor is renowned for his involvement in music for the movies, none more so than his legendary collaboration with lyricist Johnny Mercer on Moon River for the classic Audrey Hepburn film Breakfast at Tiffany’s.
This 52-track collection comprises A- and B-sides of his singles during these years on the Liberty, Coral and RCA labels. Our release also includes selected titles from his Liberty album Driftwood And Dreams and his RCA albums The Blues And The Beat and Combo, which included arrangements of pop standards as well as his own compositions.
It features his hits from this era, including the Academy Award-winning Moon River and Days Of Wine And Roses, plus the themes from Mr. Lucky, The Great Impostor and Hatari. Other movie and TV music featured in the set includes the themes from Peter Gunn, The Brothers Karamazov, Experiment In Terror and Phaedra plus Baby Elephant Walk.
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