Henry Mancini – Six Hours Past Sunset & A Warm Shade Of Ivory (1969) [Reissue 2016] MCH SACD ISO + DSD64 + Hi-Res FLAC

Henry Mancini – Six Hours Past Sunset & A Warm Shade Of Ivory (1969/2016)
PS3 Rip | SACD ISO | DST64 2.0 & 5.1 > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | 63:47 minutes | Scans included | 3,44 GB
or DSD64 Stereo (from SACD-ISO to Tracks.dsf) > 1-bit/2.8224 MHz | Full Scans included | 2,53 GB
or FLAC 2.0 Stereo (converted with foobar2000 to tracks) 24bit/88,2 kHz | Scans included | 1,15 GB
2LP on 1 SACD | Features Stereo and Quadrophonic Surround Sound | Label: Vocalion # CDLX 7334
Genre: Jazz, Easy Listening

Two laidback gems from Henry Mancini – back to back on a single CD! Six Hours Past Sunset is moody and mellow – and perfect for late nite listening! The album has the tinkling piano of Mancini set over lush orchestrations – breezy, yet dark at the same time, outwardly simple, but filled with complex riffing and sophisticated washes of color and emotion. The larger group features a few horn soloists, but the real focus is on Mancini’s piano – which peppers each track with sprinkles of sound, darting in and out of the more complicated arrangements. Titles include “Traces”, “Midnight Cowboy”, “Two For The Road”, “Didn’t We”, “Six Hours Past Sunset”, and “Theme From The Fox”. Warm Shade Of Ivory is lovely late nite Mancini! The album has Mr. M’s tinkling piano set amidst dark moody arrangements that bank the piano in warm washes of strings and light lilting rhythms – all moving at a slow somber pace that’s perfect for a summer night with the lights down low, the windows open, relaxing in a big easy chair with a drink while the breeze and the sounds of the summer waft over the room. The record is subtle, but a wonderful example of Mancini’s continuing instrumental genius. Titles include “Watch What Happens”, “Day In The Life Of A Fool”, “Cycles”, “Meditation”, “When I Look In Your Eyes”, and “Moment To Moment”.

01. Softly, as I Leave You
02. Midnight Cowboy
03. Traces
04. Natalie
05. Didn’t We
06. Two for the Road
07. Six Hours Past Sunset
08. Theme from The Fox
09. Quentin’s Theme
10. Girl Talk
11. Moonlight Sonata
12. In the Wee Small Hours of the Morning
13. Cycles
14. Moment to Moment
15. A Day in the Life of a Fool Manhã de Carnaval
16. Watch What Happens
17. By the Time I Get to Phoenix
18. Love Theme from Romeo & Juliet
19. The Windmills of Your Mind
20. When I Look in Your Eyes
21. Meditation
22. Dream a Little Dream of Me

Tracks “01-11” is “Six Hours Past Sunset” (LP ‘1969)
Tracks “12-22” is “A Warm Shade Of Ivory” (LP ‘1969)
Remastered from the Original Master tapes by Michael J. Dutton







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