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Henry Mancini - Hatari! - Music from the Paramount Motion Picture Score


Analogue Productions



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AAPP 2559
UPC: 753088255915
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200 Gram Vinyl Record

200 Gram LP  
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Hybrid Stereo SACD
45 RPM Vinyl Record

200-gram 33 1/3 LP, mastered at Sterling Sound by Ryan Smith from the analog tapes

Plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings

Deluxe "tip-on" jacket by Stoughton Printing

Featuring "Baby Elephant Walk"

Featured on Harry Pearson's Famous "Recommended List" of fine audio recordings

Coming off a double Oscar win for his Breakfast at Tiffany's score, Henry Mancini produced this score for the Howard Hawks-directed, John Wayne-starring safari comedy Hatari!.

"This is at first a fun blend of jazz and Afro-exotica, jungle drums mixed with a classic bop combo. Elsewhere, however, the soundtrack opts for some pleasant, but very Western jazz, only stopping for the African instrument-sampler 'The Sounds of Hatari,' which features some nice treated piano. The filmmakers were probably hoping that the Mercer and Carmichael song 'Just for Tonight' would be as much a success as Tiffany's 'Moon River,' but if Hatari! is memorable for anything, it's for the incredibly goofy 'Baby Elephant Walk,' which has gone on to be infamous musical shorthand for kookiness of any stripe." —

Now Music from the Paramount Picture score Hatari! is back bigger and better than ever! We've gone the deluxe Analogue Productions route - remastered from the original analog tape by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, cut at 33 1/3 RPM, plated and pressed as a 200-gram LP at Quality Record Pressings. Then packaged in a deluxe tip-on jacket from Stoughton Printing. A great title, a brilliant reissue. Exceptional!


Side 1
1. Theme from “Hatari!”
2. Baby Elephant Walk
3. Just For Tonight
4. Your Father’s Feathers
5. Night Side
6. Big Band Bwana

Side 2
7. The Sounds Of Hatari
8. The Soft Touch
9. Crocodile, Go Home!

Customer Reviews (5.00 Stars) 2 person(s) rated this product.

Classic Mancini!

posted on 10/11/2021
5 Stars
Reviewer: DavMaur
Flawless pressing does justice to the terrific musicianship of this quirky soundtrack. Incredible sound quality let’s you hear directly into the big band used to produce this lively, fun music. If you enjoys Mancini’s other well known works do not hesitate to pick this up.

Excellent Reissue

posted on 12/07/2017
5 Stars
Reviewer: Scott Wilson
I ordered recently when this title went on sale and I’m glad I did! This is a very fine reissue. Sound quality is wonderful, but the pressing is even more so - absolutely silent throughout. Jacket is a beauty too. I can retire my original copy.

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