Uma Vez Só não Basta (Brazil)
Uma vez só não basta (Brazil) (TV title)
Una vez no basta (Spain)
Une fois ne suffit pas (France)
Une fois ne suffit pas de Jacqueline Susann (France) (long title)
Una volta non basta (Italy)
Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough (USA) (complete title)
Einmal ist nicht genug (West Germany)
Available while quantities and interest remain.
What might be Henry Mancini's finest score for the seventies finally makes its long overdue premiere on CD! Jacqueline Susann's Once Is Not Enough is large-scale story of fame and failure, success and sex. Guy Green directs large cast with Kirk Douglas in lead as aging film producer, Deborah Raffin as his daughter, David Janssen as troubled author, Alexis Smith as wealthy wife of Douglas, George Hamilton as Raffin's suitor, Melina Mercouri as aged recluse, Brenda Vaccaro as zesty magazine editor. Henry Mancini writes incredibly melodic score in his finest classic sixties style. Melodies both warmly sumptuous, tenderly sad play key roles. Haunting theme for January a standout, with tragic minor key overtones playing in contrast to sunnier key of main theme. Both melodies play amongst composer's all-time finest. But there is so much more. Score is overflowing with material: trademark Mancini source pieces in variety of styles, rich background score sequences based on main themes, more. Mancini often made musical gesture towards someone featured in the cast. Arabesque (Something For Sophia), The Pink Panther (Something For Sellers), Breakfast At Tiffany's (Something For Cat). Here he provides "Something For Alexis". Also in signature Mancini style are numerous instrumental solos throughout, with contributions from piano, electric piano, guitar (both electric, acoustic), flute, harp, horn, vibes, metal xylophone... literally a treasure trove of featured ideas! Somewhat troubled film production resulted in multiple approaches to several musical sequences including both instrumental, wordless choral versions of main theme, alternates of end credit music, unused vocal version of theme sung by Jerry Wright, other changes. Intrada CD presents them all. While the Paramount film was only presented in mono, the score happily was recorded in 2" 16-track formats, allowing new digital stereo mix of everything. Henry Mancini conducts. Intrada Special Collection Release available while quantities and interest remain!