2 fab fab soundtracks – both from swinging 60s sex comedies, and presented here with a huge amount of extra bonus tracks! Penelope is a really groovy soundtrack from Johnny Williams
– scored for a goofy heist film starring Natalie Wood, and featuring a wonderful blend of jazzy, bossa, and harmony-styled tunes! The whole thing's extremely lively – and although Williams
is working with a larger orchestra on most of the record, there's also some bouncing electric bass on the bottom of most cuts – and nice use of jazzy solo instruments. The title theme "Penelope" is sung in a sunshine harmony mode by The Pennypipers, a group assembled for the record – and other tracks include "Poolside", "The Girl In The Yellow Dress", "Girl Chase", "The Mad Professor", "Penny's Arcade", and "At The Art Museum". Bachelor In Paradise is an even more obscure recording – penned by Henry Mancini for an early 60s Bob Hope comedy, and done with a range of jazzy styles that's every bit in the best Mancini mode – but which also opens up to some of the modder, more swinging modes of the time! The whole thing's wonderfully jazzy – done with a rich, full sound that's great – emotive at times, but always light and playful, and ready to break out into a groovy tune at the drop of a hat! Titles include "Welcome", "Main Title", "Drum Effects/
Bachelor In Paradise", "Try It Tonight", and "Top Shelf". Plus, Penelope is presented here with both 18 tracks from the film, plus the 12 that were on the album – plus 6 more bonus cuts too! And Bachelor is featured with 17 tracks from the movie, plus 10 more bonus tracks! The 2CD set features 63 tracks in all – along with amazing notes and images!
(Limited to 3,000 copies.)