The Geisha Boy
Limited Edition of 1,500 Copies
Release Date: October 22, 2012
Conducted by Walter Scharf
|1.||ORIGINAL ALBUM: Main Title* / Prelude*||2:12|
|2.||Tokyo Bound / Over Japan*||5:01|
|3.||Tokyo Street / Theme*||3:02|
|4.||Photography Incorporated / Kimi's Pool* / Entrance of Japanese Boys||2:46|
|5.||Prayers for All* / A Tender Reunion||3:33|
|6.||A Parting Kiss*||4:08|
|8.||Neons Flashing / The Persistent Pursuer*||2:23|
|9.||The Pitiful Parting* / The Oriental Problem* / The M.P. March||5:54|
|10.||Opening Night* / Finale Reprise*||4:08|
|11.||EXTRA TRACKS: VistaVision Seal / Main Title* (alternate version)||2:36|
|13.||Trouble with Harry||4:52|
|14.||Poor Pun / Unhappy Landing||2:02|
|16.||Entrance of Japanese Boys (short version)||1:36|
|17.||Sun Burnt Rabbit / A Tender Reunion* (film version)||0:46|
|18.||Dinner on the Floor||1:44|
|19.||The Steam Baths||1:29|
|20.||Geisha House / The Oriental Problem||1:59|
|21.||Gilbert's Graspers* / Chasing the Trunk||2:19|
|22.||Opening Night* / Finale and End Title*||1:33|
|Total Album Time:||62:16|
Track Listing Legend:
* Contains "Song from The Geisha Boy" (by Jack Brooks and Walter Scharf)
Scharf was Lewis's go-to composer. Their relationship lasted for years, resulting in great scores. During his long and distinguished career, Scharf received ten Oscar nominations, mostly for his arranging work.
Scharf was one of the great composers of comedy films. He knew what to score and what to leave unscored, and he had the uncanny ability to give frivolity and lightness some unexpected depth. The Geisha Boy is a seriously gorgeous score with a memorable main theme and beautiful variations on it that capture every mood and emotion, making the comedy even funnier and the pathos even more touching. Comedy scoring is an art, and Scharf was as good an artist at it as anyone.
The Geisha Boy had an LP release on Jubilee Records. That LP version is presented here in its entirety, from the original stereo album masters. The original session scoring tapes for the film were missing material, but we include here everything that was on thembetween them and the album master, it's pretty much everything complete.
Walter Scharf is seriously underrepresented on CD, and it's a treat to be able to issue the first CD release of one of his classic Jerry Lewis filmsin fact, the first CD release of any of the classic Golden Age Jerry Lewis films. Here's to many more.
The Geisha Boy is limited to 1,500 copies only.
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