INCLUDES 16-PAGE BOOKLET
This 2-CD release compiles the music he composed for the films "Splendor in the Grass" (1961) and "The Manchurian Candidate" (1962). The former starred Warren Beatty and Natalie Wood, and was directed by Elia Kazan (it won an Oscar for its screenplay), while the latter starred Frank Sinatra, Laurence Harvey, and Janet Leigh, and was directed by John Frankenheimer.
In 2002, the American Film Institute ranked "Splendor in the Grass" number 47 on its list of the top 100 Greatest Love Stories of All Time. "The Manchurian Candidate" was selected in 1994 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being √ículturally, historically, or aesthetically significant√ì.
Amram√ïs jazz soundtrack for these films includes such outstanding players as Harold Land, Buster Bailey, George Barrow, Paul Horn, Carmell Jones, Joe Gordon, and Amram himself on French horn or piano, among others. The themes from two further films with music by David Amram, as well as 14 studio tracks showcasing the composer with a myriad of jazz stars, have been added here as a bonus.
Music composed & arranged by DAVID AMRAM
CD 1 [1-7]: SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
Featuring David Amram (fhrn & p), Buster Bailey (cl), George Barrow (ts), among others.
CD 2 [1-14]: THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE
Featuring David Amram (fhrn, p), Paul Horn (as, fl), Harold Land (ts), Carmell Jones & Joe Gordon (tp), among others.Hollywood, 1962.
CD 1 : Percy Faith & His Orchestra, 1962.
CD 1 [9-21]: Amram's 1955-61 studio recordings.
CD 2 [15-16]: Additional Amram's soundtracks.
CD 1: TOTAL TIME: 78:01 min.
01 THEME MUSIC FROM SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
02 THA BASH BEFORE THE CRASH
03 HIGH SCHOOL PROM DANCE 1925
04 EVERYBODY√ïS WILD ABOUT MABEL
05 KANSAS 1920
06 ONE MORE DANCE
07 SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS
08 SPLENDOR IN THE GRASS (Love Theme ) [performed by Percy Faith ] 3:51 (*)
09 RUE MAZARINE (*)
10 I MARRIED AN ANGEL (*)
11 HESS GOES WEST (*)
12 PLAYS THIS LOVE WITH ME (*)
13 THE WAY YOU LOOK TONIGHT (*)
14 THE BIRDS OF MONTPARNASSE (*)
15 OCCASION (*)
16 BED TIME STORY (*)
17 TRUE BLUE (*)
18 HAROLD√ïS WAY OUT (*)
19 LAS MUCHACHAS DELICADAS (*)
20 SOMEDAY MORNING WILL COME (*)
21 LOBO NOCHO (*)
CD 2 TOTAL TIME: 68:51 min.
01 THEME FROM THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (Jazz version )
02 CANTINA LATINA
03 THEME FROM THE MANCHURIAN CANDIDATE (Orchestral version )
04 QUEEN OF DIAMONDS
05 JOHN BIRCH LURCH (POLITICIANS ON PARADE)
06 UNREQUITED LOVE
07 SLIGHTLY MANCHURIAN BLUES
08 DARE TO DREAM
09 HOME AGAIN 1952
10 A NIGHT IN THE GARDEN
11 SOME SOUL FROM SEOUL
12 SUMMER AFFAIR/WIGGIN√ï OUT IN CENTRAL PARK
13 RETURN OF A HERO
14 THEME & FINALE
15 MUSIC FROM ECHO OF AN ERA (1956) (*)
16 THEME FROM THE YOUNGSAVAGES (1961) (*)