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by nikray77
Wed May 28, 2014 11:43 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "What's up" with Dionne
Replies: 20
Views: 9507

Re: "What's up" with Dionne

@bachtobacharach you were not the first to admit that you were wrong it was after it's been pointed out by other posters, that you were wrong. You do to dance with these issues regarding Dionne projects. Again I am not sure what Dionne could ever do to make you happy. Although I am not a big fan of ...
by nikray77
Sun Aug 18, 2013 10:38 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Oh no, please don't! "My Friends And Me 2" in the making
Replies: 4
Views: 2114

Re: Oh no, please don't! "My Friends And Me 2" in the making

Blair, I personally really would not want another duets album either, but I do find your take on the issue a little over the top. Clearly Dionne has been able to keep making records no matter the level of success, and no matter if she needs money or not. My guess is at this point Dionne is doing mus...
by nikray77
Wed Aug 14, 2013 1:01 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: And Then You Know What He Did...rare Dionne track.
Replies: 15
Views: 6883

Re: And Then You Know What He Did...rare Dionne track.

This recording is just crazy...it's like complex trigonometry mixture with chemistry, religion, and music. Musically it's just so advanced that I am like a 5 year old. I am having problems understanding what they are doing here. It does appear brilliant to my head and Dionne sounds amazing I don't k...
by nikray77
Thu Jul 11, 2013 3:14 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne's granddaughter Cheyenne performing Alfie live in NYC
Replies: 2
Views: 1427

Re: Dionne's granddaughter Cheyenne performing Alfie live in

Cheyenne really has a very good voice. I just don't find her sound is unique , which given the vocalist in that family there maybe very hard thing to expect from a young girl. Just not sure what to think overall. Other than she clearly is as gifted as other young women ruling up and down the charts ...
by nikray77
Sat Jul 06, 2013 2:41 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: On Burt and Dionne touring together
Replies: 16
Views: 6007

Re: On Burt and Dionne touring together

To me one does not have to have a pure/crystal like vocals to present those lyrics more effectively. But to each his own, it's clear Burt has always had some affection for that kind singing as well. Burt's own limited vocal techinque is nothing to write home about, yet he continues to present his vo...
by nikray77
Sat Jul 06, 2013 12:20 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: On Burt and Dionne touring together
Replies: 16
Views: 6007

Re: On Burt and Dionne touring together

In my opinion "PFM" was well written, and yes some great songs but I am sorry Elvis' vocals are difficult for me to listen too throughout the album. Frankly I think the songs are keyed bit to high for him. I think either a female voice or another male voiceless could have done a lot better job. Noth...
by nikray77
Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:28 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: On Burt and Dionne touring together
Replies: 16
Views: 6007

Re: On Burt and Dionne touring together

Dionne has been open about this for years in many interviews that Burt has stated to her he wants to hear the songs the way he wrote them. Dionne has stated some years ago as well she can not take the liberties with these tunes when she works with Burt that she does on her own tours and solo perform...
by nikray77
Wed May 29, 2013 11:06 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt`s book
Replies: 36
Views: 12870

Re: Burt`s book

@Jerry, I totally respect your take and I was not the upset with your post in the least. No way I thought you were being scornful. I only replied as a point to say I agree with what you were saying but I also I understand some of the criticisms of Burt's behavior over the years. And No my name actua...
by nikray77
Tue May 28, 2013 3:04 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt`s book
Replies: 36
Views: 12870

Re: Burt`s book

@Jerry I think you make some great points and I do think making value judgments are frankly very easy thing to do some years later after Burt's journey. And fans flying miles above the situation looking of his actions appear clear as crystal in some ways. Now for better or worst you are right there ...
by nikray77
Tue May 28, 2013 4:16 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt`s book
Replies: 36
Views: 12870

Re: Burt`s book

Read the entire book this past weekend. Not much to add other than...one can't expect that autobiographies will give great amounts of self-reflection. I also agree that bad editing maybe at play in regards to this book. Burt is a musical genius but a horrible husband. Personally I don't find Burt th...
by nikray77
Thu May 16, 2013 10:12 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt`s book
Replies: 36
Views: 12870

Re: Burt`s book

By the way it's been sometime since I read Dionne's book but I think Dionne stated in a few interviews and in her book that Liz Taylor was the one that suggested that the proceeds go to AMFAR. And it was Carol who brought Liz to the recording session.
by nikray77
Wed May 15, 2013 3:28 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt`s book
Replies: 36
Views: 12870

Re: Burt`s book

I have not picked up the book yet. But as usual some how Dionne is the problem. Again self-awareness and reflection appears to not only be a issue with Dionne or Burt. I would dare same some posters here lack much of what they expect from Dionne at least on this site I hope not in the real world or ...
by nikray77
Fri Apr 12, 2013 5:42 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: I rest my case:-)
Replies: 14
Views: 5959

Re: I rest my case:-)

As I stated in the thread earlier I don't care if everything single thing stated is the truth it does not change my opinion about Dionne, half of this is gossip nonsense. Try to calm down. The things being said about Dionne are not "gossip nonsense". I'm not trying to change anyone's "opinion," and...
by nikray77
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:44 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: BB/HD/DW Week on American Idol!
Replies: 7
Views: 3932

Re: BB/HD/DW Week on American Idol!

Have not tuned into "Idol" for a long time; however, I am looking forward to next week's programs. It's always interesting to see how young people choose to interpret the great songs of Burt Bacharach and Hal David ..... After Dionne stated this week in a Q & A session in Palm Springs that if she c...
by nikray77
Wed Apr 10, 2013 7:27 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: I rest my case:-)
Replies: 14
Views: 5959

Re: I rest my case:-)

nikray77, I didn't post any opinions. I see that you want to deny facts and call them opinions. You can call the earth flat, for all I care, but it doesn't make it so. And just for your own edification: I was personally snubbed by Dionne many years ago. A bunch of us were. We stayed and waited for ...