Ultimate Pink Panther

Ultimate Pink Panther

by Henry Mancini
     
 

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The Ultimate Pink Panther gathers the themes and other pieces of Henry Mancini's scores from the six Pink Panther movies. Beginning with the instantly recognizable "The Pink Panther Theme" and verging from almost unbearable romantic ("Royal Blue") and lusciously smooth ("Champagne and Quail") to silly ("It Had Better Be Tonight," "Shades of Sennett"),See more details below

Overview

The Ultimate Pink Panther gathers the themes and other pieces of Henry Mancini's scores from the six Pink Panther movies. Beginning with the instantly recognizable "The Pink Panther Theme" and verging from almost unbearable romantic ("Royal Blue") and lusciously smooth ("Champagne and Quail") to silly ("It Had Better Be Tonight," "Shades of Sennett"), the tracks from 1964's film The Pink Panther are the most enjoyable. The theme to A Shot in the Dark (also from 1964), a wonderful and inventive slice of spy music, is also quite fun. The tracks from the Pink Panther films of the '70s don't hold up quite as well. One track that really measures up to the '60s work is "Main Title from The Pink Panther Strikes Again," which dresses up the original with some witty musical quotes and plays it for laughs. The Bobby McFerrin version of "The Pink Panther Theme" from 1993's Son of the Pink Panther is also interesting upon first listen. If you are looking for a disc that gathers up the best of the Pink Panther scores, this is the place, although the absolute best of Mancini's Pink Panther work can be heard in the score for the first film.

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Product Details

Release Date:
08/04/2009
Label:
Sbme Special Mkts.
UPC:
0886974859420
catalogNumber:
748594
Rank:
17097

Tracks

  1. The Pink Panther Theme
  2. Royal Blue
  3. Champagne and Quail
  4. The Village Inn
  5. It Had Better Be Tonight
  6. Piano and Strings
  7. Shades of Sennett
  8. A Shot in the Dark
  9. The Shadow of Paris
  10. Summer in Gstaad
  11. So Smooth
  12. The Greatest Gift
  13. The Orange Float
  14. Dreamy
  15. The Wet Look
  16. Main Title from the Pink Panther Strikes Again: The Pink Panther Theme
  17. Bier Fest Polka
  18. Come to Me  - Tom Jones
  19. Until You Love Me
  20. The Inspector Clouseau Theme
  21. After the Shower
  22. Hong Kong Fireworks
  23. Thank Heaven for Little Girls
  24. The Pink Panther Theme  - Bobby McFerrin

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Henry Mancini   Primary Artist,Piano,Conductor,Soloist
Peter Sellers   Vocals
Tom Hugh Jones   Vocals

Technical Credits

Henry Mancini   Arranger,Composer
Bobby McFerrin   Arranger,Producer
Neal Hefti   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Didier C. Deutsch   Liner Notes
Oscar Hammerstein   Composer
Johnny Mercer   Composer
Francesci Migliacci   Composer
Joe Reisman   Producer
Frederick Loewe   Composer
R. Wells   Composer
Erwin Gorostiza   Art Direction
Darin Black   Composer
C. Duane Coleman   Composer

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