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Mancini Music Goes Down Easy On This Gold Sampler
Anthony G Pizza | FL | 03/28/2000
(4 out of 5 stars)
"RCA Victor's "Pure Gold" reissues were among the weakest sets the label produced; generally, a few major hits were joined with obscure album tracks with no sense of chronology or style. But this "Pure Gold" set from legendary film composer Henry Mancini provides a great primer to one of the most honored careers in music.Amazing even in this short set how many major Hollywood stars and productions Mancini was associated with: Audrey Hepburn (represented here by the themes to "Charade" and "Moon River") the Pink Panther (that legendary sly theme), and even Liz Taylor (the sweet "Baby Elephant Walk" from "Hatari.") Much of the slower, waltz-oriented material is easy listening slush, indicating why performers such as Andy Williams often charted better with Mancini songs (the exception being 1958's "Peter Gunn" soundtrack and 1969's #1 "Theme From Romeo & Juliet.").Some songs are missing: his Top 20 theme from "Love Story," his theme from NBC's "Mystery Movie." But what's here provides a cursory look at Mancini's uniquely American TV and film composing style. Recommended."
Henry Cooper | Atlanta, GA | 06/28/2005
(5 out of 5 stars)
"There's not enuff info I can say about but it's only 10 tracks to this disc. I'll just wondering, don't get me wrong, this coulda have enuff songs or tracks to this albums, maybe 10, 15 or 16 or would've this was an anthology or actually a ultimate collection like they do on most compilations from similar artists.
This is pretty good but all the songs are beautiful incl. my favorite of all-time "Moment to Moment" b/c that's a most relaxable song to listen and to play on my trumpet also. Other songs I like which are most outstanding are "The Pink Panther" (which I play w/ my high school band), "Mr. Lucky", "Baby Elephant Walk", "Peter Gunn" (that's a bad song), "Charade (Vocal)", "Days of Wine and Roses" (I luv this song so much and mostly I luv singing and/or playing on it), just to name a few.
This is not a bad CD at all but coulda been better. 'Nuff said."