Henry Mancini - The Pink Panther

 (Music From The Film Score on Colored Vinyl)

50th anniversary edition release for Record Store Day 2014

The classic film score on pink vinyl! Limited to 6,000 copies!

"Moon River" might be Henry Mancini's biggest hit, but it was Mancini's score for Blake Edwards's 1964 farce "The Pink Panther" that introduced his music to generations of children; the haunting, jazzy main theme was used in dozens of cartoon shorts that were broadcast on television for years. The Pink Panther Soundtrack contains a single LP with 12 songs.


Side 1
The Pink Panther Theme
It Had Better Be Tonight
Royal Blue
Champagne and Quail
The Village Inn
The Tiber Twist

Side 2
It Had Better Be Tonight
The Lonely Princess
Something For Sellers
Piano and Strings
Shades of Sennett

Customer Reviews (4.00 Stars) 1 person(s) rated this product.

A preserved classic!

posted on 01/08/2015
4 Stars
Reviewer: Rudy / Record Collector Guide
I grew up with this album in the house, in all its scratched up mono glory, so it was nice to see Sony finally reissue this title properly. All I've had is the late 80s reissue on CD (its first) which is rather bright and lifeless. Cut by Kevin Gray and pressed on pink vinyl, this album comes across well with a full-bodied response, and the typical stereo spread of the mid 60s. On this, I am hearing more detail than I've heard on any digital version thus far. The vinyl surface is relatively free of minor ticks and clicks but, like all colored or clear vinyl I own, there is a higher background noise floor, like a faint constant "swishing" noise. Not distracting though. I am tempted to get a spare copy on black vinyl just to have it. I don't know how the more recent remastering by Analogue Productions might improve on this one; I'll wait to see and do a comparison. On these Dynagroove titles, it boils down to which source tapes are used.

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