Thursday, December 21, 2006

Ho, Ho, Ho!

For the last pre-Christmas post, here's the peppy Henry Mancini score for the biggest Christmas flop of all time, 1985's Santa Claus: The Movie. Producer Richard Salkind (Superman) thought he had a perennial hit on his hand thanks to a lavish budget and a cast featuring Dudley Moore (as an elf) and John Lithgow, but alas, 'twas not meant to be. The movie's kind of fun in the right frame of mind, though, and Mancini's score hits all the right notes while incorporating a few carolling standards into the mix. Of course, this being the mid-'80s, Sheena Easton even pops up for a singing cameo, too. Happy holidays, one and all!

Santa Claus: The Movie
1. Main Title: Every Christmas Eve and Santa's Theme
2. Arrival Of The Elves
3. Making Toys
4. Christmas Rhapsody
5. It's Christmas Again
6. March Of The Elves
7. Patch, Natch!
8. It's Christmas (All Over The World) (with Sheena Easton)
9. Shouldn't Do That
10. Sleigh Ride Over Manhattan
11. Sad Patch
12. Patch Versus Santa
13. Thank You, Santa



Blogger Greg said...

I was going to thank you so much for saving me the work of recording this off my EMI cassette (this is a vinyl rip, correct?), then I started listening and the most important song on the album...the Sheena Easton tune....SKIPS right when she gets to the main lyrics ("When Santa's flyin' in his magic sleigh"). Haven't listened to the rest of the album, though. :-(

3:33 AM  
Blogger 7 Black Notes said...

Whoops, sorry about that; guess a skip got by me when I was converting it. I'll post a corrected version of the song when I'm back to my turntable (on the 28th).

7:36 AM  
Blogger Greg said...

In the meanwhile, here's the rip I did off my cassette of the soundtrack, done at the same bitrate you did the album from:

8:58 AM  
Blogger nomwl1 said...

Hi 7!

What another great (Christmas) share! Have a great holiday and thank you so much for all the wonderful music you've shared over the year! Have a wonderful 2007! :))

5:55 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

please release the POLTERGEIST 2 COMPLETE Score. two CDS.

5:25 AM  
Blogger Sallie said...

I have been looking for this EVERYWHERE!!!! You are so awesome- thank you!

1:01 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

Well, think again....someone on my blog posted "Track 3 has skipping problems throughout. Tracks 5 and 10 skip once near the ends as well."

8:03 PM  
Blogger Greg said...

REJOICE, folks....I just found a CLEAN version of this one! Appears to have been done either from the foreign (forget the country it was released in) CD, or done darn well from tape/cassette (checked it out carefully and couldn't find any indications that it was ripped from LP)!
The page it was on was here (a Mancini page):
The direct download link is here:

Time to get rid of any other version you have and grab this one!

5:03 AM  
Blogger Jay said...

So very happy to have found this and so very sad links no longer exist.
Great work, just the same!

8:35 AM  
Blogger thanks for sharing said...

Thanks for sharring importent information in this blog.
It was very nice.

1:23 AM  

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