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Henry Mancini Mommie Dearest--Music from the Motion Picture (Limited White Vinyl Edition). LP

Christina Crawford’s Controversial Memoir About the Abuse She Suffered at the Hands of Her Mother Joan Crawford Spawned an Even More Controversial Movie 

Starring Faye Dunaway as Joan Crawford, Mommie Dearest Was Loved and Loathed for Its Over-the-Top Characters and Dramatic Situations 

But Henry Mancini’s Score for the Film, Which Paid Tribute to the Classic Soundtracks of ‘40s and ‘50s Hollywood Dramas by Such Composers as Bernard Herrmann, Alex North, and Elmer Bernstein, Won Universal Praise 

It Was a Model of Restraint, Balancing Passion and Pathos While Commenting and Adding Texture to the Extreme Emotions Being Displayed on Screen 

Mancini’s Characteristic Command of Melody and Orchestral Color Are on Full Display, Especially on the Track “No More Pain” 

First-Ever LP Release

Gatefold LP Jacket Features Production Stills 

Limited Edition of 1200 in Spotless White Vinyl

 AVAILABLE December 08, 2017 PRE-ORDER NOW!

Henry Mancini Mommie Dearest--Music from the Motion Picture (Limited White Vinyl Edition). LP

Christina Crawford’s controversial memoir about the abuse she suffered at the hands of mother Joan Crawford spawned an even more controversial movie starring Faye Dunaway as the Hollywood diva. Panned by many, Mommie Dearest won (?) an award for the worst movie of the ‘90s, and to this day is loved/loathed for being an over-the-top camp cult classic. But one aspect of the movie was universally hailed: Henry Mancini’s elegant score. Fashioned to re-create the classic film themes from ‘40s and ‘50s dramas by such composers as Bernard Herrmann, Alex North, and Elmer Bernstein, Mancini’s work is a model of restraint, balancing passion and pathos while commenting and adding texture to the emotional extremes being displayed on screen. As always, Mancini’s command of orchestral color is masterful, and while none of the melodies here are quite as scene-stealing as, say, his work on Days of Wine and Roses among his darker-themed movies, he does save quite a punch for last with the penultimate “No More Pain” track. For this, the FIRST-EVER VINYL RELEASE of this classic score, Real Gone Music has designed a gorgeous gatefold cover featuring production stills. Limited edition of 1200 in very, very clean white vinyl!

Side 1

  1. Main Title
  2. Of Shoes and Socks
  3. My Darling Daughter
  4. A Lovely Day
  5. On Your Mark
  6. The Little Star/Bye Bye Greg
  7. Spoiled Children

 

Side 2

  1. Battle Axe
  2. A Test of Wills
  3. No Wire Hangers
  4. Uncle Daddy/She's Drunk/First Kiss
  5. Home Again
  6. No More Pain
  7. End Credits

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