200-gram 33 1/3 LP, mastered at Sterling Sound by Ryan Smith from the analog tapes
Plated and pressed by Quality Record Pressings
Deluxe "tip-on" jacket by Stoughton Printing
Featuring "Baby Elephant Walk"
Featured on Harry Pearson´s Famous "Recommended List" of fine audio recordings
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! We´ve gone the deluxe Analogue Productions route - remastered from the original analog tape by Ryan Smith at Sterling Sound, cut at 33 1/3 RPM, plated and pressed as a 200-gram LP at Quality Record Pressings. Then packaged in a deluxe tip-on jacket from Stoughton Printing. A great title, a brilliant reissue. Exceptional!