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Last Updated: June 19, 2006

A House Is Not A Homepage v. 3.0

A House Is Not A Homepage is an unofficial site dedicated to the music and career of composer and performer Burt Bacharach. If you're interested in contributing to the site or have any questions or comments, please let me know. And, once again, thanks to the many fans and correspondents around the world who make this site what it is.

June 18, 2006
Vincent Cole sent in photos from recent Bacharach shows in New Jersey and at B.B. King's in New York. Thanks, Vincent!

June 12, 2006
Burt is now a blogger. Bacharach's first column, which appeared yesterday on the political website The Huffington Post, discussed the evolution of the new political consciousness in his music. Unlike last fall, when Burt's comments about President Bush and the Iraq War provoked an angry conservative backlash, the readers of the Huffington Post were almost universal in their praise and encouragement. Blogging isn't the only new media Burt has recently become involved with. He will also appear on an upcoming Rhino Podcast.
May 16, 2006
Burt will be performing in Italy this summer after all. A pair of just-announced dates in Forli and Trani highlight Burt's summer performance schedule. The full itinerary, which includes newly announced shows in New York, Denver and Florida, is available on the On Tour page.

May 12, 2006
Happy Birthday, Burt Bacharach!




March 5, 2006
Vincent Cole sent in a couple of photos taken with Burt following his performance in Raleigh, NC, on Feb. 25. To read Vincent's review of the show, see his post in the Discussion Forum.

February 20, 2006
I just received Burt's newly revised official press bio, which I've uploaded as a PDF file for those who like that sort of thing.
February 16, 2006
Burt has added dates at the Palace of Fine Arts Theater in San Francisco on March 9 and at the Palazzo Mauro de André in Ravenna, Italy, on July 12, part of the 2006 Ravenna Festival. For his complete performance schedule, visit the On Tour page.

February 8, 2006
Burt Bacharach won the Grammy for Best Pop Instrumental Album for At This Time tonight at the 48th annual Grammy Awards. It was Burt's sixth Grammy Award. In addition, Aretha Franklin picked up the award for Best Traditional R&B Performance for her recording of Burt's "A House Is Not A Home" on So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross. Congratulations, Burt!

December 16, 2005
This just in...new Bacharach tour dates for 2006.

December 12, 2005
Happy birthday, Dionne! Dionne Warwick turns 65 today.

December 9, 2005
Congratulations to Burt! Burt Bacharach received two Grammy Award nominations yesterday. Burt was nominated in the Best Pop Instrumental Performance Category for "In Our Time," a collaboration with Chris Botti, and in the Best Pop Instrumental Album category for At This Time, his new CD. In addition, two performances of Bacharach compositions also received Grammy nominations: Seal's recording of Walk On By was nominated in the Best Male Pop Vocal Performance category and Aretha Franklin's performance of "A House Is Not A Home" from the album So Amazing: An All Star Tribute to Luther Vandross was nominated in the Best Traditional R&B Performance category. The 48th annual Grammy Awards will take place on Feb. 8, 2006, at Staples Center in Los Angeles and will be broadcast live in high-definition TV and 5.1 surround sound on CBS.

November 10, 2005
Burt Bacharach will appear on The Tavis Smiley Show this Friday night, Nov. 11. The show airs nationally on PBS stations. Check your local listings for time. Also, for you diehard album aficionados, a special limited vinyl edition of At This Time can now be purchased at the online Sony Music Store.

November 1, 2005
Today is the day! At This Time, Burt Bacharach's highly anticipated new album, officially goes on sale in the U.S. Visit the Media page to read a few reviews and some recent articles about this controversial new album. Visit the Lyrics archive to see At This Time's lyrics, the first ever written by Bacharach himself.

October 31, 2005
Today is the offical U.K. release date of At This Time, Burt Bacharach's latest release and his first solo album of new material since 1979. I've added a page of At This Time lyrics, the first ever written by Bacharach.

October 28, 2005
I've updated the media section with links to recent articles about Burt and At This Time.

October 18, 2005
Burt Bacharach and Rufus Wainwright are scheduled to appear on the BBC2 talk show Later with Jools Holland this Friday night, Oct. 21, at 11:30 p.m. Wainwright provides guest vocals on the track "Go Ask Shakespeare" from Bacharach's new CD At This Time, scheduled to be released by Columbia on Oct. 31.

October 13, 2005
Richard and Judy, a British television program, is searching for UK Bacharach fans in conjunction with an appearance by Burt on the show next week. Interested UK fans should contact Lucinda Barker at 020-7091-4770 or email Richard&Judy@channel4.com.

September 29, 2005
Columbia Records is scheduled to release At This Time, Burt Bacharach's new solo record, on Nov. 1. Here is the press release announcing the record. Also, I'm told there will be a very limited edition of vinyl LPs available, so if you're a vinyl aficionado or a collector of all things Bacharach, keep your eyes out for that special limited release.

September 24, 2005
The latest news...At This Time, Burt Bacharach's new, long-awaited solo album, will be released in the UK on Oct. 31 and in the US on Nov. 1. Sony is developing an official website to promote the record. As soon as it goes live, I'll post the address here. For more updates, visit the Bacharach Discussion Forum.

September 15, 2005
At This Time, Burt Bacharach's new solo CD, is now available for pre-order on Amazon. According to Amazon, the release date is Oct. 18, 2005. Also, check out this BBC interview with Burt which features clips from two of At This Time's tracks. And finally, here's a great interview with Burt from the UK's The Independent.

September 6, 2005
At This Time, Burt Bacharach's new solo CD, is scheduled to be released in September on Sony UK. A correspondent on the Bacharach discussion board says the album—which features 11 new songs cowritten with Tonio K and Dr. Dre among others—may be released as a dual CD/DVD and despite the scheduled release date, it may not be released domestically until January 2006. More info as it becomes available...

August 26, 2005
Burt Bacharach's long awaited new solo CD, his first solo collection of new material since 1979's Woman, will reportedly be released in late October on Sony UK. The CD will apparently showcase some of Burt's recent collaborations with Dr. Dre, the first of which turned up on Chris Botti's 2003 CD A Thousand Kisses Deep. Stay tuned for more details.

August 15, 2005
Elton John will sing a posthumous duet with Luther Vandross on "Anyone Who Had A Heart" and Aretha Franklin will perform "A House Is Not A Home" on a new CD honoring Vandross to be released by J Records on Sept. 20. So Amazing: An All-Star Tribute to Luther Vandross will also feature performances by Alicia Keys, Celine Dion, Jamie Foxx, Donna Summer, Usher, Mary J. Blige, Wyclef Jean and more.

August 13, 2005
Compiler Wayne Dickson writes that Legends, a new budget-priced three-disc collection of Dionne Warwick's Arista material (1979–1993), will be released in the U.K. on Aug. 29. The first comprehensive collection of Dionne's Arista period, Legends includes a wealth of Bacharach-Warwick material from the 1980s, including "Finder of Lost Loves," "That's What Friends Are For," "Stronger Than Before," "Stay Devoted," "Love Power," "Sunny Weather Lover" and more.

August 12, 2005
Writer and performer PC Munoz sent in a link to this excellent essay on "Do You Know the Way to San Jose," part of an regular column on his web site devoted to great songs old and new. Check it out!
August 5, 2005
Stephen Munns, webmaster of CillaBlack.com, writes that two new decade-spanning compilations of Black will be released on Sept. 5, 2005. The first, Cilla in the 60s, features two Bacharach compositions: "Anyone Who Had a Heart" and Black's original recording of "Alfie."

July 1, 2005
The music world lost one its finest performers on Friday with the death of vocalist Luther Vandross. An eight-time Grammy Award winner, Vandross was a favorite of Burt Bacharach, who had taken to dedicating concert performances of "A House Is Not a Home" to Vandross in recent years. In addition to "A House Is Not a Home," Vandross performed a medley of "Windows of the World" and "What the World Needs Now Is Love" with Burt on the One Amazing Night television special and CD.

May 12, 2005
Happy Birthday, Burt Bacharach!

May 11, 2005
On the eve of his 77th (!) birthday, Burt is still going strong. Vincent Cole contributed these pictures from Burt's performance last Sunday at the Mohegan Sun Cabaret in Uncasville, Conn. Thanks, Vincent.
May 10, 2005
A couple of new releases to keep an eye out for...On April 12, Varese reissued on CD the Promises, Promises original cast recording, one of Burt's finest collections, and on May 10, DPTV issued the DVD In Concert Classics Featuring Dionne Warwick, a 60 minute concert collection recorded for Public Television.

April 30, 2005
Toby Weiss recently sent in a link to an affection tribute to Burt and Angie written for her blog. Thanks!

March 18, 2005
Live Scores is a great new Website dedicated to the music of great film composers. The site includes information on finding CDs, videos and DVDs of figures including Francis Lai, Henry Mancini, John Barry, Michael Kamen, and, yes, Burt Bacharach. It's a fantastic site. Check it out.

March 14, 2005
Dionne, Dionne Warwick's 1972 debut album for Warner Brothers and her final album-length collaboration with Bacharach & David, finally makes it to CD next month on David Nathan's Ambassador Soul Classics label. The 24-bit digitally remastered CD, produced and with liner notes by Nathan, features classics such as "I Just Have to Breath," "Close To You," "One Less Bell to Answer" and "Hasbrook Heights." Dionne, as well as other Warwick CDs in the series, is available exclusively throught SoulMusic.com.
March 2, 2005
Vincent Cole writes in the Discussion Forum that Liz Smith reports Burt and Carole Bayer Sager have written a new song, their first in years, for Hugh Jackman's upcoming concert tour, which kicks off in Las Vegas in April.

February 10, 2005
New concert dates for 2005-2006 have arrived. Visit the On Tour page for the complete list of Burt Bacharach's upcoming appearances.

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