Henry Mancini – Visions Of Eight (1973)


Mancini’s soundtrack to a 1973 documentary showing the Munich Olympic Games 1972 from the perspective of eight different directors. Mancini uses different musical styles throughout the album, ranging from easy listening (2,4,8) to futuristic (3) as well as classical sounds (5).

01. Ludmilla’s Theme
02. Pretty Girls
03. Spaced Out
04. Warm Up
05. Soft Flight
06. The Race
07. Salute To The Olympians
08. Olympic Village
09. Ludmilla’s Theme (Reprise)
10. Hurdles And Girdles
11. Theme For The Losers
12. Salute To The Olympians (Finale)

Ready, steady, GO!

Johnny Keating – Hotel (1967)


01. Theme from Hotel (Main Title)
02. Airport
03. Love Theme
04. Key Case
05. This Year
06. Bourbon Street
07. Hotel Lobby
08. Duke and Duchess
09. Hotel
10. Elevator
11. Jeanne and Pete
12. End Title

One of the few, but refined and slick soundtracks of Johnny Keating. This album features some classy jazz tracks, evoking a noble, James Bond -like atmosphere. The track »Key Case« reminds me of the »Incredibles« soundtrack by Michael Giacchino. »This Year« features a performance by singer Carmen McRae.
Mr. Keating’s orchestra has the typical clean, brassy signature sound here as well, a sound some may have become familiar with by his other soundtrack from the same year, Robbery.

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