Mannix (TV Soundtrack) Soundtrack
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This CD is burdened by the same minor irritations that kept "Bullitt 2000" from being a truly great recording. Tunes that should be taken fast are taken slow. Tunes that should be taken slow are taken at a trot. A trifle too much bass. The drummer could probably do a killer job on Zeppelin's "Kashmir", but Schifrin's music deserves more. Back in college, I played this disk for a buddy (now a professor of physics at Stanford). When "Hunt Down" started, he listened for a few seconds, then observed "It's tightly arranged, but gives the drummer a lot of freedom." Indeed it does. It's a shame that Herr Haffner couldn't have availed himself of more of it.
Nevertheless, the band on occasion rises above its limitations (or cleverly works within them) and delivers a few gutsy and deliciously 60's-retro performances. "Turn Every Stone" is a standout. The original version was a tiresome repetition of a single brass riff that left the listener feeling like he'd been hit with a stun gun. There was a tenor solo in there
somewhere, but it was shouted down by the brass and buried way down in the mix. For all its sound & fury, it just didn't GO anywhere. The WDR has remedied this.Read more ›
Some tracks really kick ass, as of course the main Mannix track.
The tracks are played by a german TV orchestra and they have done a great job. Brass sections are crisp and full of energy. But some tracks are obviously "arranged" with some sampled string sections ...
I also would have like more action and suspense muscic instead of some average "easy listening" tracks.
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I'm a big fan of the series, and had always found the music interesting. Vinyljunkie1960 on youtube has a clip of the original LP, got my interest up again, so when I found this I... Read morePublished on September 13, 2007 by Richard Rothermel
Ok. A TV series with stories full of action, a perfect ground for Schifrin's stuff. And here he is in perfect command on what he does the best. Read morePublished on February 9, 2006 by Carlos from Rio