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by Martin Johnson
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:02 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New Cover of "The Balance of Nature"
Replies: 4
Views: 165

Re: New Cover of "The Balance of Nature"

Very nice. Your voices blend well together.
by Martin Johnson
Mon Apr 09, 2018 5:06 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach
Replies: 188
Views: 43183

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

It's no coincidence that Tony Hatch is by far and away the most featured composer/arranger in this thread and here's another one of his superbly crafted gems, words and music. As soon as we hear the intro we know we're in Bacharach influenced territory once again and the way the female backing vocal...
by Martin Johnson
Mon Apr 02, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 31
Views: 3941

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

Scenes of Swing Out Sister in the studio last summer recording one of the new album's many beautiful and haunting tracks, 'All in a Heartbeat':

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=wHbQ5yWcJps
by Martin Johnson
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:58 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: UK Tour 2018
Replies: 17
Views: 950

Re: UK Tour 2018

I better not say that I'm also going to be away from London on those days or there might just be a spate of burglaries!
by Martin Johnson
Sun Mar 18, 2018 11:06 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach
Replies: 188
Views: 43183

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

I`m sure I posted this years ago but we`re in such a rut here anyway another rerun can`t hurt. The song was actually composed by Lalo Schifrin whose major claim to fame (as American Baby Boomers will recall) was writing the theme for the TV show Mission:Impossible. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7...
by Martin Johnson
Wed Mar 07, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 31
Views: 3941

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

I visited Tokyo last week for the first time in fourteen years and discovered amongst other things that Swing Out Sister seemed to have lost none of their popularity and for instance twenty years after it was a huge hit in Japan I was still hearing 'Now You're Not Here' on the radio. I know it's bec...
by Martin Johnson
Sat Feb 24, 2018 6:39 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1194
Views: 262348

Re: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)

I was sent this by a friend who described it as "archetypal Bacharach & David" and who thought it obscure enough for me not to know it. Well, I know the song but not this recording by Leslie Uggams. I think this is very good but my personal favourite version is by Jackie Trent from an ...
by Martin Johnson
Mon Feb 19, 2018 4:53 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Little-known JW Gem
Replies: 7
Views: 578

Re: Little-known JW Gem

It's always a joy to hear Thelma Houston and her 'Sunshower' is still my favourite album written, arranged and produced by Jimmy Webb. Maybe if he'd also arranged and produced his songs on 'Breakwater Cat' the results would have been better. However, I think that 'Gone' has stood the test of time bu...
by Martin Johnson
Thu Feb 15, 2018 5:50 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: London Jazz Musicians 'Explore' Bacharach
Replies: 2
Views: 372

Re: London Jazz Musicians 'Explore' Bacharach

I've seen all four musicians play in many different bands but never with each other. As for the venue, I've been just the once and it has the two most important prerequisites for a jazz club and that is it's within staggering distance of a tube station and that there's a bar in the music room. At le...
by Martin Johnson
Sun Feb 11, 2018 4:42 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 31
Views: 3941

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

I don't really have a favourite Swing Out Sister track but my wife's favourite is 'Where Do I Go" and being a sensible chap I commend her on her choice. I think we're firmly back in Bacharach territory with this one:

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=xNjdeq0QjkE
by Martin Johnson
Mon Feb 05, 2018 2:15 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 31
Views: 3941

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

.....I envy anyone who attended SOS's Jazz Cafe gig in '92 and it's amazing to think that until then they'd hardly played a concert anywhere. When they finally started touring they stunned audiences and impressed the critics not only with their virtuosity and the complexity of the arrangements but ...
by Martin Johnson
Wed Jan 31, 2018 4:07 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 31
Views: 3941

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

In another thread Paul mentioned that SOS featured Wives and Lovers in their set the night they supported Bacharach at the Royal Albert Hall in the mid-90s. I was also there that night and I too remember Wives and Lovers being performed in some shape or form. However, instead of a complete rendition...
by Martin Johnson
Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:50 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 31
Views: 3941

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

I love the more laid back arrangement heard in the rehearsal of 'Love Won't Let You Down' and in any other era the song would have been the big hit in the U.K. it was in Japan at the time I was based there. Living in Tokyo between 1997 & 2004 it was easy to be under the misapprehension that Swin...
by Martin Johnson
Sun Jan 28, 2018 10:23 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach in the U.K. 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 780

Re: Bacharach in the U.K. 2018

Apologies for the short notice but I've only just discovered this 'Back To Bacharach' show on tonight (Friday the 26th) at the Richmond Theatre, West London. http://m.atgtickets.com/shows/back-to-bacharach/richmond-theatre/ I could have gone as Richmond is only 20 minutes from me but even though I'...

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