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Breakfast At Tiffany's: Music From The Motion Picture [Soundtrack]

Henry Mancini Audio CD
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  • Audio CD (23 Dec 1999)
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Soundtrack
  • Label: Bmg
  • ASIN: B000002W3F
  • Other Editions: Audio CD  |  Vinyl  |  MP3 Download
  • Average Customer Review: 1.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 349,817 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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When you think of Henry Mancini, you inevitably think of either "Peter Gunn" or "Moon River." (Well, maybe "The Pink Panther"--but that became a cartoon show, so it doesn't count!) Breakfast at Tiffany's gave the world the latter tune, and that beautiful melody recurs throughout this soundtrack LP, which remained No. 1 on the Billboard pop charts for 12 weeks in 1961. (Music for Peter Gunn in 1959 was Mancini's only other No. 1 album.) The soundtrack doesn't include Andy Williams's hit single of "Moon River," but then neither did the film. It does, however, take you through the many moods of the film (and the exploits of Miss Holly Golightly), with an emphasis on Latin influences in the forms of "Latin Golightly" and "Moon River Cha Cha." Nevertheless, one common complaint has been that RCA could've remastered the music and added additional tracks to flesh out the CD. Maybe in the future... --Bill Holdship

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1 of 11 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars The worst 22 Dec 2011
Format:Audio CD
Terrible bought this item thinking it was an lp...As amazon brought it up when I typed in lp! Last time I trust amazon, Turns out it was a cheap nasty homemade cd!!!
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Story Behind Mr. Mancini's 'Soundtracks' 28 Feb 2002
By Vincenzo Stonitelli - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
Contrary to what the the Amazon editor and several reviewers thought. This is NOT a soundtrack. Most his movie music was released as "Music from the motion picture ..." and not as a "Soundtrack." Mr Mancini did this on purpose; it was not forced on him by the record company (RCA). Mr. Mancini usually retained the rights to the music, contrary to common practice. Allowing him to rerecord and in most cases rearrange the music allowed him to prepare a commercially viable record (which by the way he would receive all of the profits, not the studio) which could sell in larger volumns than most soundtracks would. He could arrange to maximize the effect of the music, without constraining it to fit the action in the movie. Remember,in 1961 the soundtrack album was much rarer than today. In his autobiography Mancini regrets not having Hepburn on the album...
18 of 19 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Crossing Moon River in Style.... 7 Feb 2002
By C. Michael Massey - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
As several other reviewers have stated, this is a must-have for lounge fans and any fan of the music of Henry Mancini. I'm not entirely sure why I fall into the latter category, as so much of his music sounds the same to me, but nevertheless, I love it.
Perhaps my favorite two tracks on the album are two and nine--the fun "Something for Cat" and the beautifully romantic "Holly," respectively. I also think they are paricularly representative of the album--being about as different as they can be from one another despite sharing a composer. The album, like these two songs, inspires a range of emotional responses not typically found on the soundtrack albums of today.
As someone else pointed out, the album is lacking some of the beautiful film versions of "Moon River" (including that sung by Audrey Hepburn), but the two that are present are nice enough. I don't really like the Lawrence Welk-ish vocals in the version on track one, but it still shines. The version on the last track is great fun for fans of Mancini's more latin-esque material which can also be found in "Loose Caboose," "Latin Golightly," and the aforementioned "Something for Cat."
More fun tracks include "Hub Caps and Tail Lights"(the theme from the strip clubs), the great jazzy song "The Big Heist," and the pop-sixties-asian-influenced "Mr. Yunioshi."
Fans of slower, more jazzy sounds will enjoy "Holly," "Sally's Tomato," and the title track "Breakfast at Tiffany's."
There are, in fact, not really any songs on the album that I *don't* like! I may have to be in particualr moods for certain of them (and "Moon River" invariably makes me cry), but this is definitely a classic soundtrack album filled with wonderful songs for lovers of sixties films and the music of Henry Mancini.
28 of 34 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars Disappointed 5 May 2000
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I was very disappointed in this soundtrack. The most poignant rendition of Moon River is sung by Audrey Hepburn in the movie and it is not on the album. Also different variations of Moon River that were used in the movie are not played here. The album should be redone and more added to it.
7 of 7 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Essential listening!!!10 stars!! Hip and beautiful music 6 Jun 2002
By Martijn13Maart1970 - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I agree with the reviews stating that the Audrey version should have been included.
But just as Being Myself of Lena horne, this kind of CD gets better and better, the more often I play it.
This really is the smooth and hip early 60ies style, with a big S for style.
Moonriver is breathtaking, and many other songs are really nice as well.
And can anyone please tell me why beautiful movies and soundtracks like this are not made anymore???
6 of 6 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Absolutely Fabulous! 5 April 1999
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format:Audio CD
I would recommend the Breakfast at Tiffany's soundtrack to any one who enjoys jazz music!
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