Henry Mancini : Breakfast at Tiffany's

Henry Mancini : Breakfast at Tiffany's

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The music from "Breakfast at Tiffany's" : Henry Mancini (arrangements, director) and orchestra

Recorded in 1961

RCA 2362

Speakers Corner Records : LP 180 gram

Brand New and Sealed Record

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A1 - Moon River
A2 - Something For Cat
A3 - Sally's Tomato
A4 - Mr. Yunioshi
A5 - The Big Blow Out
A6 - Hub Caps And Tail Lights
B1 - Breakfast At Tiffany's
B2 - Latin Golightly
B3 - Holly
B4 - Loose Caboose
B5 - The Big Heist
B6 - Moon River Cha Cha

In a career spanning over four decades, composer, conductor and arranger Enrico "Henry" Mancini (1924-1994) won numerous Academy and Grammy awards for his scores to well-known films and television series, including The Pink Panther, Hatari!, Two For The Road, Wait Until Dark, Peter Gunn, and of course, 1961's Breakfast At Tiffany's (which alone won five Grammys and two Oscars)! The Breakfast At Tiffany's soundtrack is probably best remembered for Audrey Hepburn's legendary performance of Mancini's "Moon River" (lyrics by Johnny Mercer), which won an Academy Award for Best Song that year. "Moon River" went on to become one of the best loved songs of all time, but it first made its appearance here, in Breakfast At Tiffany's.

Long nights, dizzy parties, a variety of men-friends, and breakfast standing before the window display of the famed jewellery company govern the life of the dazzling Holly Golightly, who has in reality a very ordinary name and poverty-stricken background. All the more rich is the musical carpet that Henry Mancini lays beneath the feet of the exotic, wealthy-husband-seeking socialite. The tender, plaintive worldwide hit "Moon River" apart, Mancini and his Hollywood musicians mix a sugar-sweet sound with enough acrid elements to glaze over the capricious lady’s character. The cool big band sound is spiced with a bold trumpet solo ("The Big Blow Out") and mellow violins with a suspiciously tame male choir ("Breakfast At Tiffany’s"). As is well known, there is a great deal of dancing in the film, including a number with a Latin-American rhythm ("Latin Golightly"), and a grooving mambo ("Loose Caboose"). At the end of the film even the "Moon River" swells to become a bubbling cha-cha, as though to say that a 'happy end' must in no way sound sentimental.

This Speakers Corner LP was remastered using pure analogue components only, from the master tapes through to the cutting head. More information under http://www.pure-analogue.com. All royalties and mechanical rights have been paid.