Elemental Music, together with Sony Music Entertainment,
is proud to present a new CD reissue of the 1968 movie
soundtrack The Party by the Oscar and Grammy-winning
composer, conductor & arranger HENRY MANCINI.
The Party was the third hilarious outing for the threeway
collaboration between Peter Sellers, director Blake
Edwards and composer Henry Mancini, after the highly
successful The Pink Panther and A Shot in the Dark. Peter
Sellers stars as the sitar-playing Indian actor Hrundi V.
Bakshi, along with the lovely Claudine Longet, who makes
one of her few film appearances here. The hilarious movie
is set to one of the greatest scores ever by Henry Mancini.
The tunes are very groovy, featuring a few vocal chorus
numbers, as well as sitar, guitar, and horn blasts. The
music is played by a superb group of L.A. jazzmen, such
as Shelly Manne, Plas Johnson, Jimmy Rowles, and
Jack Sheldon. Titles include instrumental and chorus
versions of “Nothing to Lose,” “Chicken Little Was
Right,” “Birdie Num Num,” “Party Poop,” “Wiggy,” and
“Brunette in Yellow.”
01. THE PARTY [Vocal] (Henry Mancini-Don Black) (2:14)
02. BRUNETTE IN YELLOW (Henry Mancini) (2:57)
03. NOTHING TO LOSE [Instrumental]
(Henry Mancini-Don Black) (3:18)
04. CHICKEN LITTLE WAS RIGHT (Henry Mancini) (2:55)
05. CANDLELIGHT ON CRYSTAL (Henry Mancini) (3:05)
06. BIRDIE NUM-NUM (Henry Mancini) (2:25)
07. NOTHING TO LOSE [Vocal] (Henry Mancini-Don Black) (3:20)
08. THE HAPPY PIPERS (Henry Mancini) (1:59)
09. PARTY POOP (Henry Mancini) (2:34)
10. ELEGANT (Henry Mancini) (4:45)
11. WIGGY (Henry Mancini) (3:04)
12. THE PARTY [Instrumental] (Henry Mancini-Don Black) (3:14)
Recorded in RCA Victor’s Music Center of the World, Hollywood, California on February 12th, 13th & 14h, 1968.
Produced by Joe Reisman.
Recording Engineer: Dick Bogert.
Original artwork by Jack Davis.