Henry Mancini: The Ultimate Collection
COMPOSERS: Henry Mancini
LABELS: RCA Victor
WORKS: Breakfast at Tiffany’s (excerpts)
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‘There’s nothing to see except this girl (Audrey Hepburn) walking around eating a croissant out of a paper bag’, wrote Henry Mancini of Breakfast at Tiffany’s. ‘What it needed was a melody, something for the ears to follow while the eyes weren’t too busy.’ So that’s what he wrote – and the theme music for the film is just one of 46 delectable tracks on RCA Victor’s double lollipop. You think you don’t know the Pink Panther theme? Of course you do! Just listen to the saxophone swing on the opening track. Mancini is everywhere, part of the fabric of existence.