|Music On Vinyl At The Movies
Release Date: 09 June 2017
Format: LP Vinyl
|ORIGINAL SOUNDTRACK ARABESQUE (HENRY MANCINI) Limited Numbered Green 180gram Audiophile Vinyl LP
Henry Mancini composed and conducted the score for the 1966 film Arabesque, starring Gregory Peck and Sophia Loren. The soundtrack album contains nine instrumental pieces, including "The Zoo Chase" in three parts and a vocal version of "We've Loved Before" performed by a mixed chorus.
As you might expect from music written to serve a film about international intrigue, the moods vary from exotic with "Arabesque," and "Facade" to whimsical in "Ascot" to what can only be described as spy music in "The Zoo Chase, Pt. 3".
"Something for Sophia" is a jazzy, rhythmic composition that features the guest trumpet of Jack Sheldon. The most compelling piece is the spooky "Dream Street," written to accompany a bizarre murder scene, which is nearly as ambient and odd as Brian Eno's Ambient 1: Music for Airports. The first two parts of "The Zoo Chase," too, find Mancini working in this otherworldly realm of tense, atmospheric music.
Arabesque is an intriguing instrumental work of many moods and styles that can be enjoyed on its own merits. The first pressing on green vinyl is limited to only 500 copies.
180 gram audiophile vinyl
PVC protective sleeve
Music composed by Henry Mancini
First pressing of 500 individually numbered copies on Green vinyl
2. WE'VE LOVED BEFORE (INSTRUMENTAL) (YASMIN'S THEME)
4. DREAM STREET
6. SOMETHING FOR SOPHIA
1. WE'VE LOVED BEFORE (VOCAL)
2. SHOWER OF PARADISE
3. THE ZOO CHASE
PT. 1 ARABESQUE THEME
PT. 2 AQUARIUM SCENE
PT. 3 ARABESQUE THEME
4. BAGDAD ON THAMES