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This is a comments thread about FSM CD: Invitation/A Life of Her Own
 
 Posted:   May 4, 2015 - 9:41 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Oh, c'mon, not a comment yet? "Lana's Jive" alone is worth the price of admission here!

Seriously, folks, this is what Kaper did best: emotional story, strong themes, and writing a musical standard that will last for decades to come.

 
 
 Posted:   May 4, 2015 - 9:55 AM   
 By:   GoblinScore   (Member)

I liked this one - it makes me pine more for the days of FSM, and especially their
"subscription club" - sign up and get everything automatically delivered.

This was a title I never would have gone out of my way for, sorry!, even though I enjoy
Kaper's work, thanks to FSM & especially their fantastic MUTINY release. Glad it landed in my archives - too bad we're so oversaturated now, my film score dollars have to be used more cautiously. Or maybe I'm getting more selective in my old age....

Very nice scoring here, mellow but not melodramatic or over the top if I recall, its been awhile.
I remember the atmosphere is nicely reserved & I used to b-side this album with Al Newman's THE BEST OF EVERYTHING - played that title a ton just a few years back. Both (or all three scores actually) were very nice 'city music' in my mind.
I always want the lil' woman to bring me a martini & slippers when I get in and put this disc
on. Oink, oink, yeah yeah..... ;-)
Thanks for the reminder, I'll unearth this one tonight I think!

-Sean

 
 Posted:   May 4, 2015 - 1:06 PM   
 By:   Yavar Moradi   (Member)

I think I picked this up on a Bronislau Kaper sale for $14.95 at some point. I too was very pleasantly surprised, and I immediately recognized the main theme from Invitation -- no idea where I'd heard it because I never saw the film, but it was a familiar (lovely) melody somehow.

I definitely recommend this disc to others...

Yavar

 
 
 Posted:   May 5, 2015 - 6:34 AM   
 By:   eriknelson   (Member)

Yavar,

The main title theme to INVITATION became a jazz standard and has been covered by many famous singers. One of the best versions is by Rosemary Clooney, featuring a wonderful Nelson Riddle arrangement.



 
 Posted:   Aug 14, 2015 - 10:36 AM   
 By:   DavidinBerkeley   (Member)

Oh, c'mon, not a comment yet? "Lana's Jive" alone is worth the price of admission here!


Pedants like me* will be interested to hear that "Lana's Jive" appeared in REUNION IN FRANCE (1942), seguing into a pretty cool song.

*(The rest of you will roll your eyes. big grin )

 
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