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Format: CD
Sku: 60628145
UPC: 013431223726
UPC 14: 00013431223726
Release Date: 3/23/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Pink Panther Theme, The - (featuring Plas Johnson/Joey DeFrancesco) ~ Henry Mancini/Monica Mancini
2. Charade ~ Henry Mancini/Monica Mancini
3. Two For The Road ~ Henry Mancini/Monica Mancini
4. Moon River - (featuring Stevie Wonder/Take 6) ~ Henry Mancini/Monica Mancini
5. Moment To Moment ~ Henry Mancini/Monica Mancini
6. Days Of Wine And Roses ~ Henry Mancini/Monica Mancini
7. Peter Gunn Theme - (featuring Tom Scott) ~ Henry Mancini/Monica Mancini
8. Dreamsville - (featuring Kenny Rankin) ~ Henry Mancini/Monica Mancini
9. Dear Heart ~ Henry Mancini/Monica Mancini
10. Thorn Birds Theme, The ~ Henry Mancini/Monica Mancini
11. Anywhere The Heart Goes (Meggie's Theme) ~ Henry Mancini/Monica Mancini
12. Mr. Lucky - (featuring Joey DeFrancesco) ~ Henry Mancini/Monica Mancini
13. Whistling Away The Dark ~ Henry Mancini/Monica Mancini
14. Life In A Looking Glass ~ Henry Mancini/Monica Mancini
15. Crazy World ~ Henry Mancini/Monica Mancini
16. It's Easy To Say ~ Henry Mancini/Monica Mancini
17. Music On The Way ~ Henry Mancini/Monica Mancini
 
About the artist:
What else would you expect from a girl born to the legendary composer Henry Mancini and a professional vocalist mother? Monica Mancini grew up in Los Angeles and made her first professional performance at age 14. Having been surrounded by music, Monica began singing on her father's records. Soon, others wanted Monica to be a part of their acts. She found her first job at an open call, singing for Peter Marshall.

Opting out of college, Monica eventually worked with John Davidson, Vikki Carr, and Linda Carter. She later provided back-up for Michel Jackson, Dolly Parton, Kenny Rogers, and Quincy Jones. She has also been featured on movie soundtracks, including Batman, Edward Scissorhands, and Armageddon. She has also toured and performed with Bill Conti and Doc Severinsen and with orchestras such as the Chicago Symphony, the Buffalo Philharmonic, and the London Metropolitan Orchestra.

In 1998, Monica released her self-titled debut album to rave reviews. Also in 1998, PBS aired a concert special on network television. In 2000, Mancini released Dreams of Johnny Mercer. In 2002, she staged a "Mancini At The Movies" show at the Regency in New York.

Album Notes and Credits


Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: Henry Mancini (vocals); Take 6 (vocals); George Doering (guitar); Stevie Wonder (harmonica); Tom Scott (alto saxophone); Plas Johnson (tenor saxophone); Warren Luening, Charles Davis (trumpet); Andy Martin, Charles Loper (trombone); Michael Lang (piano); Joey DeFrancesco (Hammond b-3 organ); Gary Burton (vibraphone); Gregg Field (drums); Kenny Rankin.
Muze PNote Arranger: Henry Mancini.
Muze PNote This 2004 album features new interpretations of composer Henry Mancini's music performed here by a Los Angeles studio orchestra and various guest artists. Mancini's own daughter Monica Mancini sings on this release, and her deep voice single-handedly propels the orchestra on several of these cuts.
Muze PNote Mancini's most popular compositions are included here, among them the sleek "The Pink Panther Theme" and the suspenseful "Peter Gunn Theme." "Days of Wine and Roses" (from the movie of the same name) is one of the highlights of this set, with the younger Mancini's vocals invoking the affection inherent in Johnny Mercer's lyric. "Moon River," the most enduring on this album, features the gorgeous harmonica playing of Stevie Wonder and the carefully harmonized vocals of Take 6. Together these artists bring great depth to this already-penetrating work. Overall, ULTIMATE MANCINI, a tribute both reverent and forward-looking, will remind listeners of the indelible beauty of this composer's catalog.

Producer: Gregg Field

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Joey DeFrancesco
Muze Guest Artist Stevie Wonder
Muze Guest Artist Take 6
Muze Guest Artist Plas Johnson
Muze Guest Artist Tom Scott
Muze Guest Artist Kenny Rankin

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 03/23/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 2004
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 2237
Music Label Name Label : Concord Special Products
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00013431223726

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Mancini,Henry & Mon
Product attributeLabel:   Concord Jazz
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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