Harry & Son
Limited Edition of 1,000 Units
Quartet Records (QRSCE023)
Release Date: January 31, 2011
|1.||Main Title (Harry's Theme)||02:05|
|2.||Dinner For Two||02:58|
|4.||Looking For A New Job||01:08|
|9.||The Cardboard Machine||01:13|
|10.||Howie & Kate||02:30|
|11.||A Bird Speaking Portuguese||01:35|
|12.||Beers & Tequila||00:37|
|17.||Happy Birthday, Daddy||00:41|
|20.||A Novel Named "Harry"||01:41|
|21.||House In The Beach||03:42|
|23.||Finale (Harry's Theme)||03:08|
|24.||Fired (Alternate Version)||02:53|
|25.||Aerobic (Instrumental Version)||03:20|
|26.||Harry's Theme (Radio Promo Version)||02:40|
|Total Album Time:||53:54|
Quartet Records proudly presents a World Premiere Release for a Henry Mancini classic. This film marked the third collaboration between Paul Newman as director and Mancini after Sometimes A Great Notion (1970) and the TV movie The Shadow Box (1980). A fourth collaboration between the two would still follow in 1986 with the film adaptation of Tenessee William's play The Glass Menageire.
Paul Newman called Harry & Son his most personal film as a director. It portraits the relationships and misunderstandings between a widower father who loses his job and his young son who aspires to become a writer. In many ways, Harry & Son was Paul Newman's final song to his own deceased son just a few years before the film was shot.
Henry Mancini's score is utterly emotional, benefiting from a thrilling melody in jazz style, one of his better, used as a leitmotiv to reflect the melancholy and solitude of both Harry (Newman) and his son Howie (Bobby Benson).
With less than 20 minutes of music in the film, it is thanks to MGM's well-vaulted tapes with the original recording sessions that we have been able to discover an hour of music written by Mancini for the film, intended as both an underscore and source music, including many themes not included in the final cut.
Due to the original stereo mix being lost, we have remixed each and every single cue out of the 2" 24 multi-tracks to include a number of alternate cues as well as a rare arrangement of the "Harry's Theme" produced exclusive for promotional purposes.
Including a 20-page booklet with many color stills and liner notes by Daniel Schweiger.
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