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by kyleburke
Wed Jan 10, 2018 11:18 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Herb Alpert's next album includes new Bacharach-Costello composition
Replies: 19
Views: 6676

Re: Herb Alpert's next album includes new Bacharach-Costello composition

Wasn’t there some talk that they were written with the intent of combining them with songs from “Painted from Memory” as a musical theatre work?
by kyleburke
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Herb Alpert's next album includes new Bacharach-Costello composition
Replies: 19
Views: 6676

Re: Herb Alpert's next album includes new Bacharach-Costello composition

You're not kidding, Blair - I finally acquired this. It's heart wrenching in the way only Burt can write. Absolutely top-notch. Why can't Elvis and Burt record these languishing works???!
by kyleburke
Tue Jul 25, 2017 3:19 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: On My Own: sublime or turkey
Replies: 10
Views: 5531

Re: On My Own: sublime or turkey

It's one of many songs from Burt's "dumbed down to be marketable" period. Many are truly sublime, but they're more hooks than fully-formed songs -
Burt restraining himself but unable not to be a genius! Another that just blows me away is "Take Good Care of You and Me".
by kyleburke
Tue Mar 01, 2016 3:14 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne's first TV special to air on getTV
Replies: 5
Views: 2160

Re: Dionne's first TV special to air on getTV

It killed me that GetTV is not on my cable lineup, and, although it is supposed to be available here over the air, I wasn't able to get the channel. I hope someone will be able to get the show up on Youtube. :(
by kyleburke
Tue Aug 06, 2013 9:50 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Kennedy Center Honors
Replies: 7
Views: 2426

Kennedy Center Honors

Here's our chance to make our voices heard for finally getting Burt this award which he unequivocally deserves: http://www.kennedy-center.org/programs/ ... ?confirm=1
by kyleburke
Fri Mar 02, 2012 3:56 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Best track from the "Isn't She Great?" Score
Replies: 3
Views: 1279

Re: Best track from the "Isn't She Great?" Score

Since it came out, I've considered this soundtrack album a wonderful, ecstatically-met gift - it's like Burt and Hal (and Dionne) deftly reached back in time and pulled up a companion to "What's New, Pussycat", "Casino Royale" and "After the Fox" - scores with incompara...
by kyleburke
Thu Oct 06, 2011 11:17 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Hal David 90th Birthday Celebration
Replies: 2
Views: 1128

Hal David 90th Birthday Celebration

Why does all of the good stuff have to be on the left coast?!

http://www.playbill.com/news/article/15 ... elebration
by kyleburke
Thu Jul 14, 2011 9:57 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Beautiful Newish Burt song...
Replies: 4
Views: 1479

Re: Beautiful Newish Burt song...

Nikki Jean's debut album has been released, and is happily titled "Pennies in a Jar": http://www.amazon.com/Pennies-Jar-Nikki ... s_ep_dpi_1
by kyleburke
Sat Sep 25, 2010 10:22 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The "Life Walker" song...
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

Re: The "Life Walker" song...

Burt's other collaborations with Krikorian were written or at least recorded from 1999 - 2002. SMAP was apparently Japan's contribution to the Boy Band era, and they were recording during those years; the album cited on youtube is from 2008, but appears to be a compilation. How Jerry Leiber came int...
by kyleburke
Fri Sep 24, 2010 3:07 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Kennedy Center Honorees
Replies: 12
Views: 2433

Re: Kennedy Center Honorees

Every year that passes begs more disbelief! Paul McCartney's time came before Burt's?? Come on!
by kyleburke
Fri Jun 25, 2010 11:17 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: BB and Karen Carpenter
Replies: 18
Views: 5860

Re: BB and Karen Carpenter

I can hear Karen singing "Here I Am" in my head and it is giving me chills. Wow. I'm also hearing "Whoever You Are, I Love You" quite distinctly, and the one strong emotional element she consistently and exquisitely employed - that slight, aching vocal hitch - would have been dev...
by kyleburke
Mon May 17, 2010 4:12 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Hal David in ASCAP Program at Library of Congress
Replies: 1
Views: 704

Hal David in ASCAP Program at Library of Congress

I was performing in a concert at the Library of Congress' Coolidge Auditorium on May 14 and happened to notice a rehearsal sheet taped to the wall backstage which referred to the following. I was horrified that I had missed the event, but it was apparently for an invited audience. If only video were...
by kyleburke
Tue Apr 27, 2010 4:08 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Promises `63
Replies: 3
Views: 993

Re: Promises `63

I generally loathe any attempt at time shifting for Broadway shows, but can at least respect a concept, however misguided it may be. This instance, however, is no concept - it is simply asinine. Promises, Promises is not strictly topical, but is a product of a VERY specific time, and the tumultuous ...
by kyleburke
Wed Mar 25, 2009 5:47 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New Bacharach song
Replies: 35
Views: 7769

Re: New Bacharach song

What a lovely new piece. How does such endless invention and concurrent recognizability come to be (it's like seeing a Cezanne or Van Gogh and knowing instantly who the artist is)? And how lucky for us that in this case it is combined with such longevity. I just want to hear Dionne singing this song...
by kyleburke
Wed Aug 30, 2006 11:10 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's Productions of Dionne tracks he didn't write?
Replies: 10
Views: 3745

Larry Wilcox

Larry Wilcox is also responsible (or at least credited for) one of my favorite non-Bacharach tracks by Dionne - Jimmy Webb's "Didn't We". The arrangement, combined with Dionne's incomparable rendering, lift it from the "I ate it up and spit it out" genre in which it was previousl...

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