Pink Panther's Penthouse Party

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Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
Henry Mancini's slithery, horn-driven "Pink Panther Theme" is one of the most recognizable in all cinema, and this Panther-centric disc arrives in time for the sly cat's 40th anniversary. Joining spins on Mancini's theme and similarly inspired Euro-club tracks, Pink Panther's Penthouse Party plays like a 70-minute soundtrack to a stylish soirée, filled with very dry martinis and very odorous Gauloises cigarettes. Exclusive to this CD are three remixes of the theme: Fischerspooner's spin blends house beats, pulsing synths, and the requisite colorful horn section; St. Germain's version weaves in an echoey ska beat that works surprisingly well; and Mancini's Malibu ...
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Editorial Reviews

Barnes & Noble - Lydia Vanderloo
Henry Mancini's slithery, horn-driven "Pink Panther Theme" is one of the most recognizable in all cinema, and this Panther-centric disc arrives in time for the sly cat's 40th anniversary. Joining spins on Mancini's theme and similarly inspired Euro-club tracks, Pink Panther's Penthouse Party plays like a 70-minute soundtrack to a stylish soirée, filled with very dry martinis and very odorous Gauloises cigarettes. Exclusive to this CD are three remixes of the theme: Fischerspooner's spin blends house beats, pulsing synths, and the requisite colorful horn section; St. Germain's version weaves in an echoey ska beat that works surprisingly well; and Mancini's Malibu Remix marries canned beats with a Shaft-like '70s film soundtrack vibe. Also only on this CD is a high-intrigue melding of two Mancini themes, from A Shot in the Dark and Peter Gunn, with the booming horns of the former leapfrogging over the tremolo guitar of the latter. Among the remaining tracks, there's plenty of Franco flavor, as on Dimitri from Paris's "Sacre Français," Arling & Cameron's "Voulez Vous?," and a decided Brazilian bent, as on Pizzicato Five's "The Girl from Ipanema," Nicola Conte's "Bossa Per Due," and Les Hommes' "Intraspettro." In all, a fine disc for the Pink One's 40th birthday bash.
All Music Guide - William Ruhlmann
By 2004 it might have seemed a few years late to be cashing in on the fad for lounge music, but Virgin Records had a specific occasion in mind with this compilation, which celebrated the 40th anniversary of The Pink Panther and its deathless Henry Mancini-penned theme and, not coincidentally, a DVD box set of the film series. Four new versions of Mancini recordings were commissioned: a Fischerspooner mix of "The Pink Panther Theme," Ludovic Navarre's aka St. Germain "The Pink Panther Theme Revisited," Chris Mancini the composer's son and Lennart Maven's "Shot in the Dark/Peter Gunn [Under the Gunn Mix]," and a "Malibu Remix" of "The Pink Panther Theme." Needless to say, Mancini's spare, arch melody was never far from being heard again, but it was accompanied by similar mixtures of the old and the new, including the "Gabin Remix Edit" of Peggy Lee's "Fever" and Pizzicato Five's "The Girl from Ipanema." The result was a set of cool background music in the by now familiar lounge manner of tongue-in-cheek hipness.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 4/6/2004
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724359730622
  • Catalog Number: 97306

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 The Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini (1:17)
  2. 2 The Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini (3:30)
  3. 3 Fever - Peggy Lee (4:03)
  4. 4 Corazon - Titan (4:38)
  5. 5 Smokebomb - Ursula 1000 (5:02)
  6. 6 The Girl from Ipanema - Pizzicato Five (3:47)
  7. 7 Weapon of Choice - Fatboy Slim (3:23)
  8. 8 Sacre Français - Dimitri from Paris (3:23)
  9. 9 Summer Sun - Yukimi Nagano (3:45)
  10. 10 Bachelor Pad - Fantastic Plastic Machine (4:43)
  11. 11 Voulez-Vous? - Arling & Cameron (4:21)
  12. 12 The Pink Panther Theme Revisited - St. Germain (3:53)
  13. 13 San Antonio - Kinky (3:29)
  14. 14 A Shot in the Dark/Peter Gunn - Lennart (2:41)
  15. 15 Bossa Per Due - Nicola Conte (5:50)
  16. 16 Intraspettro - Les Hommes (5:09)
  17. 17 Tres Tres Chic - Mocean Worker (3:39)
  18. 18 The Pink Panther Theme - Henry Mancini (3:59)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Henry Mancini Institute Brass Brass
Technical Credits
Henry Mancini Composer
Carole King Composer
B. Collins Composer
Norman Gimbel Composer
Antonio Carlos Jobim Composer
Chris Mancini Composer
John Davenport Composer
Adam Dorn Composer
Eddie Cooley Composer
Demoraes Composer
Dimitri from Paris Composer
Mark Chalecki Mastering
Frank Collura Producer
Ludovic Navarre Arranger, Producer
Mocean Worker Composer
Gerry Arling Composer
Tomoyuki Tanaka Composer
Herb Agner Executive Producer
Richard Cameron Composer
Nicola Conte Composer
Fischerspooner Producer
Oscar Simonsson Composer
Magnus Zingmark Composer
Cesar Gimeno Composer
Janny DAmbrosio Composer
Diana Bannes Art Direction
Kenny Flaherty Producer
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