Chip Deffaa
December 15, 1995 AT 05:00 AM EST

The Days of Wine and Roses

type
Music
Current Status
In Season
performer
Henry Mancini
Producers
RCA
genre
Instrumental, Reissues

We gave it a B-

Henry Mancini Prolific composer/conductor Mancini was nominated for 70 Grammys (more than any other) and won 20. This three-CD set gathers 81 uneven recordings made from 1958 to 1977. Lush, sublimely melodic performances of the enduring hits ”Moon River” and ”Days of Wine and Roses” are interspersed with pleasant, unobtrusive movie and TV themes that make few demands of (and offer few rewards to) serious listeners. B-

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