Posted: November 28th, 2013
A new, extended, version of the Breakfast at Tiffany's soundtrack has been released on CD this week.
From the website:
At long last! Henry Mancini's all-time most famous score becomes available in its original Academy Award-winning soundtrack performance, in stereo, complete with all knock-out big band numbers and dramatic orchestral cues intact. And achoring all, big surprise, is Mancini & Mercer's also Academy Award-winning masterpiece "Moon River" sung by Audrey Hepburn. […]
And none of it has ever been released before, until now! RCA issued multi award-winning and best-selling LP in 1961, offering just 30 minutes of completely re-arranged music in dance fashion. Album was admittedly a masterful selection of Mancini's all-time greatest big band numbers. "Something For Cat" is an absolute gem! But, incredibly, that same album omitted "Moon River" save the instrumental opening titles and a cha-cha arrangement. Now enjoy all of those moving variants heard throughout actual soundtrack.
But there is more! Note also the dramatic scoring as Ebsen's "Doc" reveals himself, the complete original version of the heist sequence and the haunting, saddened parting scene at the bus station. Also savor those fabulous big band numbers in their full length, original versions complete with dazzling solo passages, blazing final codas.
You can listen to samples and grab a copy from Intrada