Breakfast At Tiffany's Soundtrack (Vinyl)
One of the greatest names in film and television soundtracks is Henry Mancini. He had his initial major success with The Glenn Miller Story, for which he received his first Oscar nomination. During 1958 he scored the television series Peter Gunn, striking up a relationship with film-maker Blake Edwards which was to span 30 years and 26 films. Also in 1958 Random House published Breakfast At Tiffany’s, a novella by Truman Capote regarding the exploits of a young writer who makes the acquaintance of a remarkable, free-style living neighbour named Holly Golightly.
When Blake Edwards opted to film the story, Henry Mancini was brought in to provide a soundtrack for the film. He then approached lyricist Johnny Mercer about providing the lyrics. The soundtrack album, produced by Dick Pierce, was released by RCA-Victor in 1961. Little wonder that the album topped the U.S. charts for 12 weeks. After watching the film, Audrey Hepburn wrote a letter to Mancini saying: “Your music has lifted us all up and sent us soaring. You are the hippest of cats - and the most sensitive of composers.” The truth and nothing but.
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