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Nice But Not The Original Versions

Believe the subtitle which states, "The 1981 Reader's Digest Recordings". These are not the RCA hit versions from the 1960's but rather re-recorded songs from 1981. Mancini fans might enjoy comparing and contrasting them to the originals.

Brilliant composer

His eloquent use of jazz especially in pink panther give the movie its familiar theme and edginess to it. Also, Moon River is a classic and the james bond theme. All in all, the man was a genius.


I really love the song Love Story! The title of this piece fits the music perfectly!


Born: April 16, 1924 in Cleveland, OH

Genre: Soundtrack

Years Active: '40s, '50s, '60s, '70s, '80s

If the recognition of one's peers is the true measure of success, then few men are as successful as composer, arranger, and conductor Henry Mancini. In a career that spanned 40 years, writing for film and television, Mancini won four Oscars and twenty Grammys, the all-time record for a pop artist. For 1961's Breakfast at Tiffany's alone, Mancini won five Grammys and two Oscars. Breakfast at Tiffany's includes the classic "Moon River" (lyrics by Johnny Mercer), arguably one of the finest pop songs...
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