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The Americanization of Emily / The Sandpiper / Drums of Africa

The Americanization of Emily / The Sandpiper / Drums of Africa

Limited Edition of 2,000 Copies
Film Score Monthly (FSMCD Vol. 12 No. 4)

Release Date: February 13, 2009

Conducted by Robert Armbruster / Johnny Mandel

Format: DDD

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Track Listing

Disc 1: The Americanization Of Emily / Bonus Score / Source Music
1. THE AMERICANIZATION OF EMILY: Emily (lyrics Johnny Mercer) 1:49
2. Main Title 4:51
3. Supply Depot 0:44
4. Your Limping Commander (Faking Wound) 1:48
5. I Am A Prig At That 1:21
6. Surprise Surprise 2:26
7. Emily's House 2:02
8. Tea Party (Revised) 1:51
9. Sussex (Vacation In Sussex) 5:31
10. Now There's An Angle 1:41
11. Bon Voyage 4:25
12. Goodbye Charlie 0:25
13. Condolence Call 4:28
14. Lovers' Reunion / End Title 4:36
15. BONUS SCORE: Emily (Fast Version) 1:30
16. Sussex (Film Version) 5:16
17. Tea Party (Album Track) 3:26
18. Reunion And End Title (Album Track) 4:15
19. SOURCE MUSIC: At Last 1:40
20. I'll Walk Alone 1:57
21. Don't Sit Under The Apple Tree 1:31
22. The White Cliffs Of Dover 2:17
23. I Know Why And So Do You 1:58
24. Chattanooga Choo Choo (3 Drunken Admirals) 2:20
25. Source Music 2:03
  Disc Time: 66:11

Disc 2: The Sandpiper / Alternates and Source Music
1. THE SANDPIPER: End Credits Vers. 2 1:56
2. Main Title / The Deer Hunter 5:23
3. To San Simeon / Run Danny Run 2:09
4. Enter Baby Sandpiper 3:52
5. Laura Gives Up / Locker Room 1:53
6. Next Time I'll Visit You 2:05
7. Art Gallery Revised 5:35
8. I Want You 1:16
9. Lonely Laura / Seduction 4:05
10. Home to the Old Lady / Sewing Machine / Weekend Montage 6:59
11. Weekend Montage Conclusion 3:53
12. Let's Talk It Over 5:23
13. Goodbye Claire / End Title Revised 2:27
14. End Credits Vers. 3 1:12
15. ALTERNATES AND SOURCE MUSIC: Main Title (alternate take) 4:16
16. Thanks for the Mammaries 4:40
17. Nepenthe Folk Yiddish 0:42
18. Nepenthe Watusi 2:19
19. Monterey Restaurant 2:11
20. Guitar and Bass 1:33
21. Bongo, Bass and Guitar Congo 5:47
22. End Credits Vers. 1 1:29
23. Source Music 0:50
  Disc Time: 71:55

Disc 3: The Drums Of Africa / Sandpiper Original LP Program
1. THE DRUMS OF AFRICA: 1M1 (Main Title) 2:33
2. 2M1A/2M1B (Enter Slavers) 1:39
3. 2M3B (Good Night, Ruth) 2:19
4. 3M1/3M2 (Jungle Life) 1:45
5. 3M3/4M1/4M2/4M3 (Lubaki Pillaged/Carry On, Vultures/Last-Minute Reprieve) 2:44
6. 5M1/6M1A, B, C (Love Scene by the River Bank) 4:43
7. 6M2 (The River Love) (Russell Faith and Robert Marcucci, vocals Frankie Avalon) 2:22
8. 6M3 (Wounded Elephant) 2:25
9. 7M1/7M2 (Swallowed Whole) 1:26
10. 8M1A/8M1B (Ruins and Capture) 2:00
11. 9M2/10M1 (Forbidden Area) 4:48
12. 10M2 (Dispatching Guards) 2:02
13. 10M3 (Buildup) 1:45
14. 10M4 (Climax) 0:45
15. 10M5 (The River Love) 2:14
16. SANDPIPER ORIGINAL LP PROGRAM: Shadow of Your Smile (Vocal) 1:56
17. Main Title 4:17
18. Desire 2:28
19. Seduction 5:02
20. San Simeon 4:17
21. Weekend Montage 4:29
22. Baby Sandpiper 3:53
23. Art Gallery 5:35
24. End Title 2:39
25. Bird Bath 2:18
  Disc Time: 72:24
  Total Album Time: 210:30

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From the Manufacturer

The great Johnny Mandel gets his due with this 3CD set featuring three of his classic scores for M-G-M.

The Americanization of Emily is a war (or, arguably, anti-war) film starring James Garner and Julie Andrews. Mandel's score is a gem featuring a lovely waltz theme for Andrews's character (given lyrics by Johnny Mercer and recorded as "Emily"), ironic-sounding military music and heartfelt dramatic scoring. How Mandel managed to balance the film's changing tones–from comedy to drama to romance–is a marvel.

The Sandpiper is the source for one of the greatest songs ever composed for film, "The Shadow of Your Smile" (lyrics by Paul Francis Webster). The film stars Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton and was directed by Vincente Minnelli. While the film has a reputation for soapy melodrama, Mandel's score is a masterpiece of jazz and romantic scoring, centering on the song melody but encompassing an array of ineffable moods, led by the unparralled trumpet work of Jack Sheldon. Doug Schwartz, the mastering engineer for this and most FSM CDs, remembers his father, woodwind player Wilbur Schwartz, coming home from the first recording session of The Sandpiper and making this comment: "I just worked on the greatest music of my career."

A third film on this collection is little-known but offers an opportunity to hear Mandel tackle a genre for which he is not known: Drums of Africa (1963). Mandel used a reduced orchestra for budgetary purposes (heavy on the percussion) but gave a melodic, jazzy bent far removed from the typical B-movie score of the era. He made use of his characteristic woodwind solos as an evocative way of "speaking" for the animals encountered in the story. The score interpolates a song, "The River Love" performed twice in the film by Avalon and composed by Russell Faith and Robert Marcucci.

This 3CD set is entirely in stereo and has been newly remixed and remastered from the original three-track 35mm scoring masters. Disc one features The Americanization of Emily (expanded from the Reprise LP); disc two is a complete presentation of The Sandpiper; and disc three features Drums of Africa as well as a recreation of the Sandpiper soundtrack LP (which was produced by Quincy Jones). Liner notes are by Deniz Cordell incorporating new interview comments by Mandel as well as Jack Sheldon.

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