16 March 2007

HENRY MANCINI - THE THIEF WHO CAME TO DINNER



















About time for another soundtrack and here's a really moody set by Mr. Mancini from the film"The Thief Who Came To Dinner" in 1973.
Blaxploitation .com had this to say about it:
Ryan O'Neal starred in this early 70's heist movie scored by Henry Mancini. The album has a raw edge not present in his later 70's work. It features a good, edgy main theme and some reasonably groovy instrumentals.
Here's a comment I found at FilmScoreMonthly while googling around looking for more info on this album:
Exciting Mancini score to 1973 heist film, starring Ryan O'Neal as cat burglar and Jacqueline Bisset as his accomplice. Heavy use 70's style electronic keyboard sounds. Main keyboard sound that dominates scores is very reminiscent of Hank's Mystery Movie Theme.
And another bit of info:
Soulful brass, funky bass, and theremin-like sounds coming out of the Arp Sythesizer -- the Arp programmed here by Chris Mancini (Hank's son).
So that should give you a flavour of what this is like."The Really Big Heist"is the tune for me- a great slowly building piece with strings,muted horns and quietly pattering percussion.
The album has never made a reissue but tracks from it have been comped and I'm pretty sure some of it's been sampled(for whatever that's worth!!!)
This post is ripped from the original vinyl at 320.

14 comments:

Rab said...

Here's yet another thing I'll check out that it never would have occured to me to listen to. Thanks

latadezinc said...

brilliant!

s o l e p o w e r said...

At this point I have run out of ways to thank you....but it always helps to say it anyways.....U reinvent jazz with the numbers you share ..... damn ...who knew this stuff existed if it weren't for you.

I know u are real busy but when u can and if u can I and many others I'm sure would really appreciate it if these two albums were re-upped.

STEFANO TOROSSI - FEELINGS
SABU MARTINEZ - AFRO SOUND

Thanks much

Rocket From Mars said...

Thanks for posting this album. It's really appreciated.
Take care,
Rocket From Mars

sulingman said...

Afro Temple:
http://www.mediafire.com/?8zh44mmcunj

enki3d said...
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s o l e p o w e r said...

HEY, MUCH APPRECIATED sulingman.

MANY THANkS FOR THE HOOK UP.

stratos said...

thank you once again bacoso! It's been a while since i last checked in here. Great albums, "afro cuban jazz" is sublime.

i noticed some requests in the comments' section so i took the time to re-up these albums for solepower and sulingman and whoever missed them at first place-nice opportunity to listen to them after a long time.

STEFANO TOROSSI - FEELINGS
h**p://rapidshare.com/files/21502945/ST-F.rar

BOBBY MONTEZ - JUNGLE FANTASTIQUE
h**p://rapidshare.com/files/21523821/BM-JF.rar

BOBBY PAUNETTO - PAUNETTO'S POINT
h**p://rapidshare.com/files/21516177/BP-PP.rar

BOBBY PAUNETTO - COMIT TO MEMORY
h**p://rapidshare.com/files/21515758/BP-CTM.rar

xmnr0x23 said...

Nice one, thanks!

s o l e p o w e r said...

HEY MANY MANY THANKS stratos !!!

Much Much appreciation for the effort...BIG THANK YOU

I would love to return the favor with any albums out here.

some classic funk numbers over at http://powerofsoul.blogspot.com

s o l e p o w e r said...

AWRITE !

I AM FEELIN THE TOROSSI AND IT IS MAKIN MY SUNDAY !!!!!

I JUST WANT TO EXTEND ANOTHER SET OF BIG FAT THANK U'S TO MR STRATOS AND MR BACOSO!

FUNK NEVER DIES INDEED.

Ken said...

Thanks so much for this, but I'm having a problem. I see there are 15 songs and art in the RAR file, but I can only extract and play 10 songs. I've been looking elsewhere for help for a few days, but can't find any. Any suggestions?

Lee said...

Thank you ever so much!!! I've been searching for this score forever! I only wish it was complete. The movie's main Theme from The Thief Who Came to Dinner and Love Theme for Laura (Reprise) appear to be missing from the .rar file. But still, something is better than nothing...

Simon666 said...

fantastic listen, thanks bacoso - I'm another one who might have missed this without your recommendation ...