Producers: Joe Reisman, Simon Raday, Dick Peirce, Steve Sholes.
Compilation producer: Paul Williams.
Recorded between 1958 and 1977. Includes liner notes by Michael Hill.
Digitally remastered by Mike Hatry.
Personnel: Julie Andrews (vocals); Ralph Grierson (organ).
Audio Mixers: Mike Hartry; Dennis Ferrante.
Liner Note Author: Michael Hill.
Greatest Hits is a terrific compilation of 22 digitally remastered Henry Mancini favorites, including his soundtrack themes "Peter Gunn," "The Pink Panther Theme," "Love Theme From Romeo and Juliet," "Mr. Lucky," and "Breakfast at Tiffany's," among many others. The collection also includes well-known Mancini tunes like "Moon River," "The Days of Wine and Roses," "Baby Elephant Walk," and "Dear Heart" to name a few. The sound is crystal clear and the track selection demonstrates over and over again Mancini's gifts for melody and mood. Overall, it's probably the best single-disc introduction to Mancini's work yet assembled. ~ Steve Huey