If I remember correctly all of Mancini's RCA albums have now been re-issued in one form or another (apart from one live album). It's great to see this finally happen. I wonder if we will get more Mancini re-issues from Dutton...
I'm struggling to decide on this new release. Whilst I love much of Mr. Mancini's output, these easy-listening albums can be hit and miss.
His album A Warm Shade of Ivory is superb! Six Hours Past Sunset is pretty good, too. I'm not so fond of Theme from 'Z' ... . And, I heard the album The Mancini Generation many years ago - a poor library copy with much surface noise! - and was not impressed. But my tastes have broadened over thirty years and today - in clear CD sound - who knows.
The track listing for the album Hangin' Out - with those iconic themes from the 1970s: Love Theme and TSOP - are most off-putting. Still, I'd probably enjoy some of the other tracks.
A truly lovely theme. A shame that it's not available on CD - as are many other single titles by Mancini. Unfortunately, a serious re-issue project of his single titles could only be carried out by Sony Music in the US, since only they would own the tapes. Unfortunately, I see no interest there. We only get compilations with the same stuff over and over again. Virtually all Mancini re-issues come from local tape copies all over the world