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Format: CD
Sku: 60632464
UPC: 030206656428
UPC 14: 00030206656428
Release Date: 5/4/2004
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. Main Title ~ Henry Mancini
2. Go! ~ Henry Mancini
3. Drodheda ~ Henry Mancini
4. Young Meggie ~ Henry Mancini
5. Ralph, Meggie And Mary ~ Henry Mancini
6. Stuie Grows Up ~ Henry Mancini
7. Paddy And Fiona ~ Henry Mancini
8. Passion Play ~ Henry Mancini
9. Story Of The Thorn Birds, The ~ Henry Mancini
10. Meggie Grows Up ~ Henry Mancini
11. Baby Hal Dies ~ Henry Mancini
12. Rams And The Enes, The ~ Henry Mancini
13. Parting ~ Henry Mancini
14. Thorn Birds Theme, The ~ Henry Mancini
15. Fire On Drogheda ~ Henry Mancini
16. Search For Paddy ~ Henry Mancini
17. Father Ralph Returns And Funeral Procession ~ Henry Mancini
18. Meggies' Heartbreak ~ Henry Mancini
19. Shearing You're Hearing ~ Henry Mancini
20. Luke And Meggie ~ Henry Mancini
21. Marry Me, Meggin ~ Henry Mancini
22. Arrival At The Vatican ~ Henry Mancini
23. Announement, The ~ Henry Mancini
Disc 2
Song Title
1. Meggie Leaves Droghede ~ Henry Mancini
2. Arrival At Queensland ~ Henry Mancini
3. Beginning Of The End ~ Henry Mancini
4. Welcome To Himmelbock ~ Henry Mancini
5. New Kid In Town ~ Henry Mancini
6. Matlock Island ~ Henry Mancini
7. Beach Walk ~ Henry Mancini
8. Forbidden Love ~ Henry Mancini
9. Ralph And Meggie ~ Henry Mancini
10. Paradise Lost ~ Henry Mancini
11. Vacation's End ~ Henry Mancini
12. Meggie Leaves The Himmelbocks ~ Henry Mancini
13. Meggie Goes Home ~ Henry Mancini
14. Photographs ~ Henry Mancini
15. Together ~ Henry Mancini
16. Good-Bye, Dane ~ Henry Mancini
17. Justine Visits Drogheda ~ Henry Mancini
18. Greek Tragedy, The ~ Henry Mancini
19. Bye Bye Dane ~ Henry Mancini
20. Loss Of A Son ~ Henry Mancini
21. Meggie Reveals The Truth ~ Henry Mancini
22. Be Happy ~ Henry Mancini
23. Ralph Dies ~ Henry Mancini
24. End Title ~ Henry Mancini
25. Anywhere The Heart Goes - (Bonus Track) ~ Henry Mancini
Based on Colleen McCullough's best-selling novel, this romantic saga spans fifty years and three generations. Winner of 5 Emmy Awards, The Thorn Birds features a star-studded cast. Even after 20 years it remains the second highest-rated miniseries in television history.

In the rugged Australian Outback, three generations of Clearys live through joy sadness, bitter defeat and magnificent triumph--driven by their dreams, sustained by remarkable strength of character... and torn by dark passions, violence and a scandalous family legacy of forbidden love. Richard Chamberlain played the tortured priest Ralph de Bricassart and Rachel Ward was Meggie Clearly, the girl whose heart he broke, time and time again.

In addition to its own legendary status, The Thorn Birds featured what is inarguably one of the greatest and most-loved scores ever penned by the incomparable Henry Mancini. Amazingly, despite the extraordinary success of the mini-series, Mancini's fame and a huge public outcry for the music's release, no soundtrack album was ever forthcoming. Finally, in honor of what would have been Henry Mancini's 80th birthday (April 16, 2004), and to coincide with the US Postal Service's issue of a Henry Mancini stamp, we are thrilled to offer this spectacular score as a deluxe 2 CD set. Featuring the enormously famous themes from the 10-hour production, this is classic romance at its finest. As a score every bit as beautiful, romantic and famous as Somewhere In Time, Out of Africa or Doctor Zhivago, the release of The Thorn Birds is a major recording event not to be missed by anyone who saw the miniseries, still remembers Mancini's enchanting melodies or simply loves beautiful music. Further raising current awareness of the television classic, The Thorn Birds has also just made its DVD debut to a vast and awaiting fan base.

At long last, this Mancini masterpiece comes to CD as a lavish two disc set!

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Original score composed by Henry Mancini.
Muze PNote Composer: Henry Mancini.
Muze PNote For reasons unknown, it took over two decades for Henry Mancini's score for the smash 1983 television miniseries The Thorn Birds to earn an official soundtrack release, but Var?se Sarabande's lavish two-disc release proves worth the wait. Nor has time dimmed The Thorn Birds' power -- this deeply romantic, intimate score remains one of Mancini's most stirring, rivaling the composer's most legendary big-screen efforts. Mancini eschews epic drama in favor of smaller-scale nuance, evoking the doomed romance of novelist Colleen McCullough's tale in finely honed strokes. The music is elegant yet understated, rich in variety but amounting to something far greater than the sum of its disparate elements. ~ Jason Ankeny

Producer: Robert Townson

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Associated Artists and Works

Andrews, Julie
Andrews, Julie (bassoon)
Campbell, Royce
Victor/Victoria ~ Cast, Original
Galway, James
His Orchestra
Pink Panther ~ His Orchestra
Jones, Quincy
Kaufman, Richard
Lang, Michael
Lang, Michael (Piano)
Moment to Moment: The Music of Henry Mancini ~ Locke, Joe
Mathis, Johnny
McDonald, Garry
Moody, James
Moody, James (Sax)
Original Soundtrack
The Thorn Birds ~ Original Soundtrack
The Ultimate Pink Panther ~ Original Soundtrack
Original Sountrack
Severinsen, Doc
The Ultimate Mancini Orchestra
The Warner Bros. Military Band
The Music of Henry Mancini [Columbia] ~ Various Artists
Vaughan, Sarah

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 04/27/2004
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1983
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 066 564
Music Label Name Label : Var?se Sarabande (USA)
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 2
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00030206656428

Product Attributes

Product attributeArtist:   Mancini,Henry
Product attributeLabel:   Varese Sarabande
Product attributeMusic Format:   Compact Disc
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