Thursday, January 31, 2013

Henry Mancini
"Original Soundtrack: The Pink Panther" (Vinyl)

Mancini was (and in some ways, is) the name in Hollywood film scoring.  Arguably his most famous work is the main theme from 'the Pink Panther,' the 1964 Blake Edwards film starring Peter Sellers.
Call it cosmic fate, but not only is the film score amongst the most famous composed, but it created an immortal star of film, Sellers' Inspector Clouseau.   Beyond that, the debut 'Pink Panther' film, 'A Shot in the Dark' is often cited as being one of the funniest films ever made.

Not bad for a day's work, I suppose.  

All of the music on this RCA Dynagroove record is beautiful, jazzy Mancini fare.  The jacket notes by Peter Sellers himself are an added bonus.

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