CHARADE

Label: Intrada MAF 7121
Date: 1963
Time: 1:17:53
Tracks: 28
Label: Intrada MAF 7121
Date: 1963
Tracks: 28
Time = 77:53

In celebration of Universal's 100th Anniversary, Intrada proudly presents world premiere release of famous Henry Mancini soundtrack to legendary Stanley Donen romantic thriller in Hitchcock vein, starring handsome Cary Grant, vulnerable Audrey Hepburn, would-be agent Walter Matthau plus baddies George Kennedy and James Coburn. Mancini anchors with justifiably famous rhythmic main theme in triple meter, then follows with haunting variants, romantic ideas, splendid source cues, jazz and - in particular - early examples of trademark dramatic writing with sliding string figures, sustained suspense lines and dissonant brass clusters for effect. Musical highlights are many: grim hook fight scene on rooftops, exciting Metro chase sequences, tuneful opening ski run source numbers for France locales. Special nod to tender, saddened piano & string version of main theme when Hepburn returns from identifiying her slain husband, then finds her room completely empty. Scene sets stage for one of the most sophisticated thrillers of the sixties, Mancini punctuates it all the way to final twist! Complete 77-minute soundtrack presented from original scoring session elements made in London, all courtesy of both Sony Music and Universal Pictures. Mancini re-recorded brief highlights for RCA label in 1963, sadly left off all tender & haunting variants of main theme plus - incredibly - virtually all dramatic scoring. Now, alongside that admittedly famous album, enjoy at last the complete 77-minute soundtrack. Alongside new release of Hatari, this Intrada CD is important debut of an original soundtrack from Mancini's most famous era (Breakfast At Tiffany's, Hatari, Charade, Experiment In Terror, The Pink Panther) as all Mancini albums from the period were re-arranged and re-recorded 30-minute programs with emphasis on dance mood. Intrada is happy to remedy oversight on one of Mancini's greatest! Henry Mancini conducts.

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01. Charade Logo 0:25
02. Main Title 2:25 Hear This Track
03. M_góve 3:14 Hear This Track
04. Latin Snowfall 2:13
05. Positive Identification 2:09 Hear This Track
06. Empty Room 2:35 Hear This Track
07. Bye Bye Charlie 3:49
08. Punch And Judy 2:00
09. Mambo Parisienne 2:15
10. Orange Tamour_ 1:30
11. Mean Cat 2:42
12. Confide In Me 3:35
13. Don't Trust Him 3:35 Hear This Track
14. Bistro 3:24

15. Street (Bistro #2) 2:07
16. Hook Fight 5:26 Hear This Track
17. Fatherly Talk 1:48
18. Poor Dead Herman 2:33
19. Notre Dame and Drip-Dry Waltz 4:33
20. Bateau Mouche 3:02
21. Charade 2:09
22. Gideon Goes Down 1:21
23. Carousel Medly 5:17
24. Stamps 1:17 Hear This Track
25. Metro Chase 2:25
26. Son Of Metro Chase 3:04
27. Game Over 1:37 Hear This Track
28. True Identity and Finale 3:54 Hear This Track

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  • In celebration of Universal's 100th Anniversary, Intrada proudly presents world premiere release of famous Henry Mancini soundtrack to legendary Stanley Donen romantic thriller in Hitchcock vein, starring handsome Cary Grant, vulnerable Audrey Hepburn, would-be agent Walter Matthau plus baddies George Kennedy and James Coburn. Mancini anchors with justifiably famous rhythmic main theme in triple meter, then follows with haunting variants, romantic ideas, splendid source cues, jazz and - in particular - early examples of trademark dramatic writing with sliding string figures, sustained suspense lines and dissonant brass clusters for effect. Musical highlights are many: grim hook fight scene on rooftops, exciting Metro chase sequences, tuneful opening ski run source numbers for France locales. Special nod to tender, saddened piano & string version of main theme when Hepburn returns from identifiying her slain husband, then finds her room completely empty. Scene sets stage for one of the most sophisticated thrillers of the sixties, Mancini punctuates it all the way to final twist! Complete 77-minute soundtrack presented from original scoring session elements made in London, all courtesy of both Sony Music and Universal Pictures. Mancini re-recorded brief highlights for RCA label in 1963, sadly left off all tender & haunting variants of main theme plus - incredibly - virtually all dramatic scoring. Now, alongside that admittedly famous album, enjoy at last the complete 77-minute soundtrack. Alongside new release of Hatari, this Intrada CD is important debut of an original soundtrack from Mancini's most famous era (Breakfast At Tiffany's, Hatari, Charade, Experiment In Terror, The Pink Panther) as all Mancini albums from the period were re-arranged and re-recorded 30-minute programs with emphasis on dance mood. Intrada is happy to remedy oversight on one of Mancini's greatest! Henry Mancini conducts.
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    01. Charade Logo (0:25)
    02. Main Title (2:25) Hear This Track
    03. Mégève (3:14) Hear This Track
    04. Latin Snowfall (2:13)
    05. Positive Identification (2:09) Hear This Track
    06. Empty Room (2:35) Hear This Track
    07. Bye Bye Charlie (3:49)
    08. Punch And Judy (2:00)
    09. Mambo Parisienne (2:15)
    10. Orange Tamouré (1:30)
    11. Mean Cat (2:42)
    12. Confide In Me (3:35)
    13. Don't Trust Him (3:35) Hear This Track
    14. Bistro (3:24)

    15. Street (Bistro #2) (2:07)
    16. Hook Fight (5:26) Hear This Track
    17. Fatherly Talk (1:48)
    18. Poor Dead Herman (2:33)
    19. Notre Dame and Drip-Dry Waltz (4:33)
    20. Bateau Mouche (3:02)
    21. Charade (2:09)
    22. Gideon Goes Down (1:21)
    23. Carousel Medly (5:17)
    24. Stamps (1:17) Hear This Track
    25. Metro Chase (2:25)
    26. Son Of Metro Chase (3:04)
    27. Game Over (1:37) Hear This Track
    28. True Identity and Finale (3:54) Hear This Track