Pink Panther =180g Gatefold=
1 x LP
50th Anni =RSD 2014=Pink Vinyl
( 1963 ) 2013 reissue on 180 vinyl LP -The film director Blake Edwards brought into existence what is probably the best opening sequence to his comic crime film when he commissioned a young enterprising company to...
Release date: 18-08-2013(Originally released in 1963)
2013 EU reissue on 180 gram vinyl LP -The film director Blake Edwards brought into existence what is probably the best opening sequence to his comic crime film when he commissioned a young enterprising company to produce an animated Pink Panther cartoon film. The creative team came up with the idea of giving the cold, glittering diamond the guise of a cool, pink panther, which leads a bungling detective on a merry dance to the slinky sound of the Panther theme.
A1 The Pink Panther Theme
A2 It Had Better Be Tonight (Meglio Stasera) (Instrumental)
A3 Royal Blue
A4 Champagne And Quail
A5 The Village Inn
A6 The Tiber Twist
B1 It Had Better Be Tonight (Meglio Stasera) (Vocal)
B3 The Lonely Princess
B4 Something For Sellers
B5 Piano And Strings
B6 Shades Of Sennett
Mancini would not be Mancini if he did not bathe the film location – the skiing resort Cortina d’Ampezzo –in highly varied musical colours and genres. His well-known love for dance music finds itself in the samba ("It Had Better Be Tonight"), the shuffle ("Champagne And Quail"), and the cha-cha ("Something For Sellers"). But also the ballad, sung by a muted trumpet and saxophone ("Royal Blue"), or the simple combination of keyboard and strings ("Piano And Strings") are all woven into the story. One of the most memorable and delightful sounds is that of the accordion, whose melodies evoke an atmosphere that is filled with the Bohème, Paris and the sound of the musette. This music is never gaudy, but subtle, just like a panther padding quietly along. And if your appetite is now whetted for more, there is an extra portion of Mancini to be found in "Breakfast At Tiffany’s" (RCA LSP 2362).
Recording: September 1963 at RCA Victor's Music Center of the World, Hollywood, by Jim Malloy
Production: Joe Reisman
Extra info: 50th Anni =RSD 2014=Pink Vinyl
Originally released: 1963
This release: 2013