Saturday, November 19, 2022

Film Albums: The Screen Scene starring Peter Nero

If you like piano music and classic films then this is an album not to be missed! Peter Nero was a maestro when it came to tickling the ivories. He was a downright jazzy player and his unique New York arrangements of familiar songs made the oldest of tunes sound fresh and vibrant. He was like Elmer Bernstein and Horst Jankowski rolled into one....what more could one ask for?

This RCA-Victor album ( LSP-3496 ) had only the newest of new film hits at the time of its release - 1966 - which included The Silencers, Ship of FoolsMy Favorite Things, and the phenomenal Thunderball. There were so many versions of Thunderball released in the mid-1960s, but Peter Nero's is so aggressive and yet smooth and jazzy. After listening to it, you welcome the change of tempo to the soft and romantic strains of "The Shadow of Your Smile" ( from The Sandpipers ). This album is a real pleasure to listen to all around. Sit back, have a cocktail, and savor it!

Track Listing:

Side One: 

Theme from "The Silencers"

Theme from "Harlow" ( "Lonely Girl" )

What's New Pussycat?

Ship of Fools

The Flick

Chim Chim Cheree ( from "Mary Poppins" )

Side Two:


Love Theme from "The Sandpipers" ( "The Shadow of Your Smile" )

Forget Domani ( from "The Yellow Rolls Royce" )

Theme from "The Spy Who Came In From The Cold"

My Favorite Things ( from "The Sound of Music" )


Top Music Picks: Thunderball, Theme from Harlow, Chim Chim Cheree, The Shadow of Your Smile

Click here to listen to the full album. 


  1. This sounds like good stuff, and I look so forward to listening to it -- thank you for the link!

    1. I hope you like it, Karen! If you do, be sure to check out Peter Nero's albums from the 1970s, he made a ton of them and they all have a nice sound.

  2. My favourite Peter Nero album is the soundtrack to Sunday in New York. I love it.