The Academy Award Songs

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All Music Guide - Greg Adams
The title of Henry Mancini's 1966 double album Academy Award Songs is self-explanatory. The 31 tunes represent every Academy Award-winning song from 1934-1964, encompassing diverse material such as "High Noon," "Chim Chim Cher-ee," and "Lullaby of Broadway." Enthusiasts of film music will appreciate the reference value of Mancini's collection, and his arrangements -- which combine lush orchestral backing with a Ray Conniff-style vocal chorus -- are easy on the ears. Whether the choral sound of '60s-era adult contemporary music is palatable to the prospective listener is a matter of individual preference, but Mancini's enduring popularity as an arranger, composer, and film ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Greg Adams
The title of Henry Mancini's 1966 double album Academy Award Songs is self-explanatory. The 31 tunes represent every Academy Award-winning song from 1934-1964, encompassing diverse material such as "High Noon," "Chim Chim Cher-ee," and "Lullaby of Broadway." Enthusiasts of film music will appreciate the reference value of Mancini's collection, and his arrangements -- which combine lush orchestral backing with a Ray Conniff-style vocal chorus -- are easy on the ears. Whether the choral sound of '60s-era adult contemporary music is palatable to the prospective listener is a matter of individual preference, but Mancini's enduring popularity as an arranger, composer, and film scorer attests to the legitimacy of his talent.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/16/2004
  • Label: Rca Fs Imports
  • UPC: 743217292829
  • Catalog Number: 72928
  • Sales rank: 91,304

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Moon River - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (2:40)
  2. 2 Secret Love - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (3:14)
  3. 3 On the Atchison, Topeka and the Santa Fe - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (2:23)
  4. 4 You'll Never Know - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (1:54)
  5. 5 Gigi - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (2:53)
  6. 6 Whatever Will Be, Will Be (Que Será, Será) - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (2:28)
  7. 7 White Chrismas - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (2:41)
  8. 8 Baby, It's Cold Outside - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (1:45)
  9. 9 Days of Wine and Roses - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (2:07)
  10. 10 All the Way - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (3:32)
  11. 11 The Continental (You Kiss While You're Dancing) - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (2:12)
  12. 12 Mona Lisa - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (2:29)
  13. 13 When We Wish Upon a Star - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (2:12)
  14. 14 Zip-A-Dee Doo Dah - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (1:37)
  15. 15 High Noon (Do Not Forsake Me) - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (2:57)
  16. 16 Buttons and Bows - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (2:08)
  17. 17 Three Coins in the Fountain - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (3:05)
  18. 18 Call Me Irresponsible - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (2:11)
  19. 19 High Hopes - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (2:36)
  20. 20 It Might as Well Be Spring - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (3:38)
  21. 21 Over the Rainbow - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (3:27)
  22. 22 Swingin' on a Star - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (2:31)
  23. 23 Sweet Leilani - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (1:58)
  24. 24 Chim Chim Cher-Ee - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (1:24)
  25. 25 Never on Sunday - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (2:56)
  26. 26 Love Is a Many-Splendored Thing - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (2:27)
  27. 27 In the Cool, Cool, Cool of the Evening - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (2:28)
  28. 28 The Last Time I Saw Paris - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (2:26)
  29. 29 The Way You Look Tonight - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (3:28)
  30. 30 Thanks for the Memory - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (2:41)
  31. 31 Lullaby of Broadway - Henry Mancini & His Orchestra & Chorus (1:52)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Henry Mancini Primary Artist, Piano, Conductor
Technical Credits
Dimitri Tiomkin Composer
Henry Mancini Arranger, Composer
Irving Berlin Composer
Hoagy Carmichael Composer
Harold Arlen Composer
Richard Rodgers Composer
Jerome Kern Composer
Frank Loesser Composer
Dick Bogert Engineer
Sammy Cahn Composer
Con Conrad Composer
Sammy Fain Composer
Dorothy Fields Composer
Mack Gordon Composer
Oscar Hammerstein II Composer
E.Y. "Yip" Harburg Composer
Leigh Harline Composer
Alan Jay Lerner Composer
Jay Livingston Composer
Herbert Magidson Composer
Jim Malloy Engineer
Johnny Mercer Composer
Ralph Rainger Composer
Leo Robin Composer
Richard M. Sherman Composer
Robert B. Sherman Composer
Jule Styne Composer
James Van Heusen Composer
Harry Warren Composer
Ned Washington Composer
Allie Wrubel Composer
Frederick Loewe Composer
Ray Gilbert Composer
Ken Whitmore Cover Photo
Harry Owens Composer
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