Rykodisc and MGM are pleased to continue their series of high-quality original soundtrack releases with two titles from the legendary library of United Artists Pictures, a subsidiary of Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios, Inc. On October 13th, 1998, Rykodisc will release on CD for the first time the original motion picture soundtracks to THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN and WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT?. As with all releases in the Original MGM Soundtrack Series, these are pristine remastered recordings which include, where available, extensive liner notes, exclusive photographs, a reproduction of the original movie poster, and CD-ROM capabilities featuring a film clip or theatrical= trailer previewing the home video release. THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN (RCD 10739): Music Composed and Conducted by Henry Mancini. "Come To Me" Sung by Tom Jones. Lyrics by Don Black. THE PINK PANTHER STRIKES AGAIN was the fourth in the much-loved Pink Panther series to be scored by composer Henry Mancini. Mancini wrote a wealth of new thematic material for the film including a great parodic variation of his classic "Pink Panther Theme" and the song "Come To Me" (sung by Tom Jones), for which he and lyricist Don Black were nominated for a Best Original Song Academy Award=AE in 1977. The 1976 film was directed by Blake Edwards and starred the always hilarious Peter Sellers. The film also received 2 Golden Globe nominations and is considered to be one of the best of the Edwards/Sellers films. Includes additional music not on the original soundtrack album. First Time On CD! WHAT'S NEW PUSSYCAT (RCD 10740): Music by Burt Bacharach. Lyrics by Hal David This swinging '60s farce features a sterling ensemble cast, a wickedly funny script by Woody Allen and a jaunty score by composer Burt Bacharach and his lyricist collaborator Hal David. The film features the infectious Oscar nominated hit song "What's New Pussycat?" sung by Tom Jones and also includes "Here I Am" sung by Dionne Warwick, and "My Little Red Book" sung by Manfred Mann. The Clive Donner directed film stars Peter Sellers, Peter O'Toole, Romy Schneider, Capucine, Paula Prentiss, Woody Allen and Ursula Andress. Includes Bonus track of the film version of "My Little Red Book". First Time On CD! For more information regarding these or any of the releases in the Original MGM Soundtracks Series, please contact Beth Krakower at CineMedia, 212/533-6864 or CineMedia@aol.com, or Darcy Mayers or Sonya Kolowrat, 978/825-3200 or firstname.lastname@example.org visit www.rykodisc.com or www.mgm.com "Academy Award" and "Oscar" are the registered trademarks and service marks of the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.