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Friday, January 11, 2008

Lalo Schifrin - Mannix (1968)

1. Mannix
2. The Edge Of Night
3. The Girl Who Came In With The Tide
4. Beyond The Shadow Of Today
5. The Shadow
6. Turn Every Stone
7. Hunt Down
8. Warning: Live Blueberries
9. Fear
10. The End Of The Rainbow
11. End Game
Another great album from the time when Schifrin was really making his mark in the soundtrack industry. Very hard to find and thus far not reissued, the Mannix soundtrack is a strong blend of crime jazz and edgy late 60's funk. By this stage elements of Schifrin's later work are starting to appear - some of this album is reminiscent of Dirty Harry. Similar in feel to Bullitt with an extra funk edge. The theme's an excellent jazz waltz; if you prefer a harder groove, listen to "Fear" and "The Shadow".


freqazoidiac said...

Super soundtrack! Check my youtube channel - freqazoidiac for a mystery group doing the song FEAR from Mannix..its bombastic yo. great blog mang.

Kazimir Majorinc said...

Title track is not that good, but Hunt Down and Fear are great!

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