Henry Mancini was a master musician. His music will be remembered and anytime you watch a film that she have scored you’ll learn to identify his sound and hear what a great musician he was. You can actually hear his brand sound and get to acknowledge his style.
Pink Panther’s Penthouse Party came out to coincide with the release of the DVD box set of the Pink Panther Movies. The CD includes the original version of the Pink Panther Theme as well as remixes of computer by Fischerspooner, which basically adds the signature Fischerspooner sound from (the #1 album) and mixes a modern day dance beat to the original. Also, there’s the Malibu Remix, which adds a big beat sound to the original version of the track. And then there’s also the Pink Panther Theme Revisited by Saint. Germain pink panther, which decelerates the track and adds a funky, jazzy and groovy beat to the original. You can also find a rebuilding of the Shot In the dark Theme combined with The Peter Gunn Theme called (The Gunn Mix) by Joe Mancini and Lennart. This is a fun and groovy rebuilding, which basically mixes the two Henry Mancini classics tracks together as you piece. A better plan and excellent performance!
The album also contains some original tracks by artists that sound or are inspired by the Henry Mancini sound. Some of the great original tracks included on here are Tres Tres Chic by Mocean Worker, which fits perfectly in this collection. This track has a French music testing to the very fun and main stream loungy dance beat. Then there’s Intraspettro by Les Hommes which sounds like an update Bossa Nova hang track. Bossa Per Due is also another fun track on here dating back to 2000 but still appearing retro fresh! From the this track was used in a Nissan car commercial back in 2000. I immediately had to find out who it was. A great find for sure! The track works perfectly in the Pink Panther’s Penthouse Party mix. Other stand out cuts included on here are Voulez Vous by Arling and Cameron, Sacre Francais by Dimitri From Paris, france (who’s most surely inspired by the excellent sound of Henry Mancini), Bachelor’s Pad by Fantastic Plastic Machine, Your ex From Ipanema by Pizzicato Five and Smokebomb by Ursula 1000. The only track I had a problem with in this collection was San Antonio by Kinky. I like the track but I didn’t think it fits through this collection.
Overall, Pink Panther’s Penthouse Party is a fun mix of loungy music which includes original and remixed versions of Henry Mancini’s classic tracks as well as music that is inspired by the master musician. I recently wish there was a rebuilding or remix of computer Have to be For dinner.