Harry Dedos Largos (Spain)
Harry Never Holds (USA) (working title)
Harry mit den langen Fingern (West Germany) (TV title)
Il professionista (Italy)
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Limited edition of 1000 copies.
World premiere release of the powerful, full melodic score by Lalo Schifrin for 1973 United Artists production Harry in Your Pocket, directed by Bruce Geller, starring James Coburn as a professional pickpocket.
Though released earlier than The Sting that year, and featuring a far different "con," Harry in Your Pocket would share that film's dynamic of an upstart thief learning the ropes from a seasoned professional.
The jazz-based score of Lalo Schifrin (The Cincinnati Kid, Cool Hand Luke, Bullitt, Dirty Harry, Joe Kidd, Kelly's Heroes, The Fox) is a big surprise for the variety of themes, the importance of "source music" in the development of film, and for his main theme "Day by Day by Day": a beautiful and melancholy tune that is one of the Schifrin's best.
The score of Harry in Your Pocket has never been release until now since the tapes are lost. In fact, in the MGM/UA vaults was only the mono Music Stem, not in too good conditions. This premiere release was produced by Nick Redman, who has used the personal tapes of Maestro Lalo Schifrin: three reels of two-tracks stereo 15 ips. contains the complete score. Unfortunately the vocal version of the main theme, with Bruce Geller lyrics and performed by Josh Adams, was not in the Schifrin's tapes. We removed and restored this cue from the mono Music Stem and included at the end of the CD as a Bonus Track. The score of Harry in Your Pocket is finally full released at last.
Produced by Nick Redman. Mastered by Daniel Hersch. Extensive liner notes by Daniel Schweiger, discussing the film and the music. This edition includes a 12-page full color booklet.
- Quartet Records