Part No: LP-RGM-0640
Weight: 1.15 lbs
View All: Faye Dunaway | Henry Mancini items
Product Types: Products | Music & Spoken Word
Genres: Biography | Drama
Studio: Real Gone Music
Original U.S. Release: September 25, 1981
Item Release Date: December 8, 2017
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Christina Crawford’s controversial memoir about the abuse she suffered at the hands of mother Joan Crawford spawned an even more controversial movie starring Faye Dunaway as the Hollywood diva. Panned by many, Mommie Dearest won (?) an award for the worst movie of the ’90s, and to this day is loved/loathed for being an over-the-top camp cult classic. But one aspect of the movie was universally hailed: Henry Mancini’s elegant score. Fashioned to re-create the classic film themes from ’40s and ’50s dramas by such composers as Bernard Herrmann, Alex North, and Elmer Bernstein, Mancini’s work is a model of restraint, balancing passion and pathos while commenting and adding texture to the emotional extremes being displayed on screen. As always, Mancini’s command of orchestral color is masterful, and while none of the melodies here are quite as scene-stealing as, say, his work on Days of Wine and Roses among his darker-themed movies, he does save quite a punch for last with the penultimate “No More Pain” track.
- First-ever vinyl release of this classic score produced on clean white vinyl
- Features a gorgeous gatefold cover filled with production stills from the movie
- Limited edition of 1200 copies
- Number of Discs: 1