LP0152. EXPERIMENT IN TERROR (Henry Mancini Film Score), 1962 Columbia Soundtrack, w.Lee Remick, Glenn Ford, Stefanie Powers. Shaded Dog black label Living Stereo RCA LSP 2442.
“EXPERIMENT IN TERROR (aka The 'Grip of Fear') was a 1962 film starring Lee Remick and Glenn Ford. Remick plays a bank teller whose sister is kidnaped and threatened unless she steals money from the bank. She contacts FBI agent Ford and the hunt is on. The film was scored by Henry Mancini and it was initially released as a 1962 LP on RCA Records LSP-2442(stereo)/LPM-2442(mono). What is fun from a collecting standpoint is that the LP was released in two successive covers, both of which are collectible. The first LP release featured an upper torso shot of Lee Remick with a masked intruder attacking her from behind and muffling her scream. It was lifted in part from one of the film posters and featured enhanced cleavage for Ms. Remick, highly risqué at the time. Indeed, comic collectors call covers such as this, ‘headlight covers’ or ‘bad girl’ covers. Well, it was a bit much for RCA at the time and it was shortly reissued with a more modest second cover featuring two mannequins. It was also the one Mancini album that was out of print within a year or two of it's original release.”
- Ned Ludd
“Enrico Nicola ‘Henry’ Mancini was an American composer, conductor and arranger, who is best remembered for his film and television scores. Often cited as one of the greatest composers in the history of film, he won four Academy Awards, a Golden Globe, and twenty Grammy Awards, plus a posthumous Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award in 1995. His best known works include the jazz-idiom theme to THE PINK PANTHER film series (‘The Pink Panther Theme’), his ‘Moon River’ to BREAKFAST AT TIFFANY'S, and the theme to the PETER GUNN television series. The PETER GUNN theme won the first Grammy Award for Album of the Year."