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Days of Wine & Roses
Genres: Pop, Soundtracks
Henry Mancini's response to the lounge-music fad whose beginnings coincided with his 1994 death is unknown, but his place near its center is hard to deny. The Days of Wine and Roses collects three CDs of often wonderful me... more »
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Henry Mancini's response to the lounge-music fad whose beginnings coincided with his 1994 death is unknown, but his place near its center is hard to deny. The Days of Wine and Roses collects three CDs of often wonderful melodies (particularly on the composer's early work) and occasionally less-striking work-for-hire (the theme from What's Happening!). Irony aside, this box's soothing qualities and playful jazziness are worth investigating. --Rickey Wright
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Cd one and two! cd three...nah, not really
Keir H. Fogarty | fort collins, colorado United States | 04/09/2003
(4 out of 5 stars)
"I bought this three cd set because I wanted all the "must have" mancini, but couldn't find it all on one disk--so I took the plunge and bought these--haven't regretted for one day--Mancini is what he is--fell in love with him for "peter gunn" and "pink panther"--mainly bought the sets for these, but there a number of gems on these albums that make them well worth the price--my only complaint is it seems that the material gets weaker towards the third disk--definately some sub-par filler on these disks that go a little too far disco and quirky (weird whistles and whatnot)--stuff that ain't Mancini--I mean this guy did "moon river"!--I put these three in the changer on random and its three hours of summery, breezy music to listen to on the porch and drink frozen cocktails to--or maybe throw it on for that candlelit dinner--just great atmosphere--like I'm Carey Grant on the riviera--I pretty much guaruntee that you can't like all three albums through and through--but at least two-thirds of this stuff is pure lounge satisfaction"
Experiments in Terror
jamie smith | Minneapolis, MN USA | 09/08/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Henry Mancini is a musical genious!!!!!This boxset is pure Mancini bliss. My favorite song of his is Experiments in Terror. jamie smith band plays that song every night to start out our show. We realize it goes over most people's heads but we use it to set the mood and pay tribute to the master. We also sat around a fireplace, each with one of the 3 discs for this set and wrote a song called Mancini. I can't say enough good things about him. From his days playing piano for Glen Miller to Charlies Angels, this cat has covered it all. I wish I could've seen him live because there's no one like him before or since."
You must remember this
John Feesey | British Columbia,Canada | 02/18/2004
(5 out of 5 stars)
"I got this set, used, at a public radio fundraiser,as a modest extravagance.It was mislabelled actually so I am still missing volume 3.Quibles.If you are at all romantic,this should be in your collection somewhere.True if you are a pre atomic purist, the tight strings and phrasing,the pop time structures on some pieces and short duration times on others are a trial, but the magic is there."