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.