Remastered By Ryan Smith At Sterling Sound From Original Analog Tapes!
Coming off a double Oscar win for his Breakfast at Tiffany's score, Henry Mancini produced this score for the Howard Hawks-directed, John Wayne-starring safari comedy Hatari!.
"This is at first a fun blend of jazz and Afro-exotica, jungle drums mixed with a classic bop combo. Elsewhere, however, the soundtrack opts for some pleasant, but very Western jazz, only stopping for the African instrument-sampler "The Sounds of Hatari," which features some nice treated piano. The filmmakers were probably hoping that the Mercer and Carmichael song "Just for Tonight" would be as much a success as Tiffany's "Moon River," but if Hatari! is memorable for anything, it's for the incredibly goofy "Baby Elephant Walk," which has gone on to be infamous musical shorthand for kookiness of any stripe." AllMusic.com.
Now Music from the Paramount Picture score Hatari! is back bigger and better than ever the deluxe Analogue Productions treatment remastered from the original analog tape by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound and now available as a Hybrid Stereo SACD. A great title, a brilliant reissue what could be better?
"All of this sounds amazing on one of Mancini's best Living Stereo recordings... [T]hese SACDS are sonic classics that probably come as close as possible to the sound of the original LPs." - Arthur Lintgen, The Absolute Sound, April 2017
Super Audio CD
SACD Stereo SACD Layer
This Hybrid SACD contains a 'Red Book' Stereo CD Layer which is playable on most conventional CD Players!
Mastered by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound from original analog tape
1. Theme from "Hatari!"
2. Baby Elephant Walk
3. Just For Tonight
4. Your Father's Feathers
5. Big Band Bwana
6. The Sounds of Hatari
7. The Soft Touch
8. Crocodile, Go Home!