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by BarryPugh47
Thu Oct 14, 2021 10:06 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 22
Views: 25173

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

I am excited to announce ahead of this weeks book publication, a double CD in celebration of 6 years work! Initially, the CD will be limited to the first 20 people who choose to purchase the book directly through myself. It will only be available on this forum - it is for personal use only, and not ...
by BarryPugh47
Wed Sep 22, 2021 3:54 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 22
Views: 25173

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

At last I can announce the publication of 'Anita Kerr - America's First Lady of Music' with the foreword by Burt. It seems a long time ago when Burt called me (December 2019) and we spent 20 minutes discussing the merits of Anita. His admirative words open the book. The date of publication will be O...
by BarryPugh47
Mon Sep 06, 2021 1:32 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 22
Views: 25173

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

Martin - I am delighted to be proven wrong, and thank you for the concert footage which I had not seen before. Was very lucky to see Jimmy Webb live in March 1998 (Croydon) and again in May 2005 (Hammersmith). Wasn't the Richard Harris album 'The Yard Went on Forever' a masterpiece? How could someon...
by BarryPugh47
Mon Sep 06, 2021 1:30 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 22
Views: 25173

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

Hmmm Martin. I am a great admirer of Jimmy Webb (along with Michel Legrand, Ennio Morricone and Dave Grusin), but I cannot recall Jimmy conducting any orchestra. Maybe I am wrong. Not only did Anita conduct the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra in London, but the 14 albums she recorded with the American ...
by BarryPugh47
Sun Sep 05, 2021 3:46 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 22
Views: 25173

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

Firstly, thank you to all the people who have amazingly viewed this post. Over the weekend, it appears a few thousand people have viewed it. Perhaps it may well be the current trend of over exaggerated algorithms, but at least it has stimulated an announcement. So, in the next few weeks, and certain...
by BarryPugh47
Sat Jul 10, 2021 6:02 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 22
Views: 25173

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

At long last I have an update on the forthcoming book with the foreword written by Burt. Anita (now 93) has given the go ahead through her two daughters for imminent publication. The latest delay is the 'bonus material' which is taking the form of unreleased music that has to be cleared by Warner Br...
by BarryPugh47
Tue May 18, 2021 3:28 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: How many songs are composed by Burt to present day?
Replies: 5
Views: 9529

Re: How many songs are composed by Burt to present day?

Hello Roberto and Djalma. Your posts are irresistible! I felt I had to respond when you mention 700 songs or more. There is little me in the UK thinking I had one of the biggest collections in the world of Burt's DIFFERENT songs. I possess only 539 DIFFERENT songs. If anyone else owns (on CD or viny...
by BarryPugh47
Wed May 12, 2021 12:03 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt and Tonio K. Original Demos CD Brand New Gifted Copy
Replies: 8
Views: 10795

Re: Burt and Tonio K. Original Demos CD Brand New Gifted Copy

Hello Dan. Very nice to hear from you, and especially since you rate the talents of Warren Wiebe, who, along with David Foster, Burt discovered Warren during February 1987 whilst he was performing at the Bonaventure Hotel in Los Angeles. Within a few months of that event, Warren was performing with ...
by BarryPugh47
Mon Oct 05, 2020 12:42 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: NEW BACHARACH TRACK JUST RELEASED
Replies: 0
Views: 8288

NEW BACHARACH TRACK JUST RELEASED

I would like to inform the forum about a brand new CD containing a Bacharach/Tonio K composition "Leave it to the Girls". I believe previously this was only available as an unreleased demo featuring Todd Herzog. The excellent record company Contante & Sonante have just issued a CD by Tomi Malm entit...
by BarryPugh47
Fri Sep 11, 2020 1:46 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 22
Views: 25173

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

Hi Brian. Thanks for your encouragement. I know the book will not be a massive seller, but her musical legacy needs to be put into print. In my opinion, she is the great untold story of popular music. Now approaching 93 years of age, she lives on the outskirts of Geneva, Switzerland. The fact that B...
by BarryPugh47
Wed Sep 02, 2020 3:12 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 22
Views: 25173

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

Finally, an update on the book. Because of flight difficulties, I was unable to visit Anita in Europe, but had a Zoom meeting with her two daughters which lasted for nearly two hours. Although the book is ready for publication, they have expressed their concern about certain aspects; one being that ...
by BarryPugh47
Wed Jul 22, 2020 3:21 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 'Midnight Watch' ...new Bacharach / Tashian song.
Replies: 11
Views: 6904

Re: 'Midnight Watch' ...new Bacharach / Tashian song.

Absolutely agree with the Carole Bayer Sager masterpiece 'Sometimes Late at Night'. It has always remained over the years one of my very favourite albums along with: Stephen Bishop 'Careless' (1976); Beach Boys 'Pet Sounds' (1966); Kenny Loggins 'Leap of Faith' (1991); Billy Joel 'The Stranger' (197...
by BarryPugh47
Sat Feb 29, 2020 5:04 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 22
Views: 25173

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

After just over 4 years the book on Anita Kerr is finally finished! The front cover mentions that the foreword is by Burt, and you can imagine how proud that makes me feel! My goal is to personally present the book, initially to Anita and her husband, before the publication button is pressed. The pa...
by BarryPugh47
Fri Jan 24, 2020 2:41 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 22
Views: 25173

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

As promised to SarahD. I did contact Anita this week. She has not been too well, and only recently come out of hospital. There was a silence when I mentioned it, followed by a comment from her husband which I cannot repeat here. Suffice to say, all the words you use are correct. Bearing in mind that...
by BarryPugh47
Fri Jan 24, 2020 5:50 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt and Tonio K. Original Demos CD Brand New Gifted Copy
Replies: 8
Views: 10795

Re: Burt and Tonio K. Original Demos CD Brand New Gifted Copy

Hello Bruce. I haven't heard from you, so I guess you must have changed your mind! If there is anyone connected with this Forum who would like this wonderful CD of Burt demos, please get in touch. Thank you.