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by Martyn
Sat May 12, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 5
Views: 934

Re: Happy Birthday

Ditto!

Happy Birthday Burt and thanks for all the great music. Glad you are still writing and performing!

Martyn
by Martyn
Tue Feb 13, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 40
Views: 8021

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

Thanks for posting this link Martin. What a great song!

It's so like a song Burt would write it's uncanny!

Martyn
by Martyn
Thu Dec 28, 2017 4:49 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1196
Views: 282639

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

Hi Martin, Yes I remember seeing a youtube video interview where Corrine recalls the joy of meeting Burt on that UK tour. I like what SOS did with Herbie Mann's cover of the Bacharach/David song "Don't Say I Didn't Tell You So". A cover of a cover, if you like. They called it 'Certain Shad...
by Martyn
Tue Aug 29, 2017 1:48 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Red Alert
Replies: 4
Views: 1672

Re: Red Alert

Hello,

Yes, it would appear the film is to be released in North American cinemas later this week, according to this Variety article:

http://variety.com/2017/film/news/chris ... 202501037/

Martyn
by Martyn
Tue Jul 12, 2016 12:29 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Royal Festival Hall
Replies: 13
Views: 2949

Re: Royal Festival Hall

I was thrilled to be able to see this show whilst visiting friends in he UK. Previously I'd seen him perform last year in Melbourne and Sydney. The departure from the usual medley format was a refreshing change and hearing the instrumental version of Promises Promises as the opening number was a rea...
by Martyn
Fri Apr 08, 2016 1:34 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 'Freefall'
Replies: 10
Views: 2358

Re: 'Freefall'

[quote="pljms"]Nice one, Martyn. No, it's not always the obvious Bacharach tunes we love the most and 'Freefall' still makes for fascinating listening even after all these years. However, If there is a Jobim influence it wouldn't have been 'The Waters of March' because that was first recor...
by Martyn
Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:15 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 'Freefall'
Replies: 10
Views: 2358

Re: 'Freefall'

Hi Blue, It’s all about the harps………3 of them in fact! I should say that ‘Freefall’ is my favourite of all Burt’s compositions. It still beguiles me to this day whenever I hear it, which is why I’m so keen to talk about it. I posed this very question on the forum way back in Jan 2008. Then in Feb 20...
by Martyn
Sun Nov 08, 2015 7:56 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's Melbourne and Sydney Concerts Oct/Nov 2015
Replies: 5
Views: 1522

Burt's Melbourne and Sydney Concerts Oct/Nov 2015

Burt has just finished touring Australia and New Zealand with his band - his final show was in Auckland last night. By all accounts the tour was a huge success. I managed to see his Melbourne and Sydney shows and they were just great. It helped that I had very good seats at both. The set list was pr...
by Martyn
Tue Sep 29, 2015 2:59 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Australian TV Interview
Replies: 13
Views: 1985

Re: Australian TV Interview

You're welcome Vincent!

Certainly I hope to head along to one of Burt's shows while he's here.

I need to try and close in on your record for attendance!

Martyn
by Martyn
Fri Sep 25, 2015 4:39 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Australian TV Interview
Replies: 13
Views: 1985

Re: Australian TV Interview

[quote="bonkersforburt"]Sorry...Martyni[/quote]

No worries - glad you enjoyed it!
by Martyn
Thu Sep 24, 2015 7:39 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Australian TV Interview
Replies: 13
Views: 1985

Australian TV Interview

Hi all, This morning (Thu 24 Sep) Burt spoke with Australian journalist and TV host Virginia Trioli (who is clearly a fan) ahead of his forthcoming tour Down Under in November. I hope this link works regardless of location. http://www.abc.net.au/news/2015-09-24/burt-bacharach-speaks-with-abc-news-br...
by Martyn
Mon Jul 06, 2015 4:44 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach a late addition to play the Glastonbury Festival
Replies: 38
Views: 5852

Re: Bacharach a late addition to play the Glastonbury Festiv

Thanks Nicko for posting the link!

A great show. Yes, at 87 he's still pulling appreciative crowds of all ages.

I'm sure a lot of them were saying about some of the songs, "Oh, I never realised he wrote that one........!"

Martyn
by Martyn
Fri May 22, 2015 6:33 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Rare Bacharach promo video (1967)
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

Re: Rare Bacharach promo video (1967)

I believe the venue is the Greek Theater in LA.

Martyn
by Martyn
Thu May 21, 2015 5:50 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Rare Bacharach promo video (1967)
Replies: 10
Views: 2210

Re: Rare Bacharach promo video (1967)

This is a gem! Thanks blueonblue for posting it! I think the backing singer far right is Marilyn Jackson, who was Burt's vocal director for many years and, I'm told, was part of the backing vocals team on most of his solo albums. I don't recognise the other singers though - perhaps someone else migh...
by Martyn
Wed Oct 09, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: studio musicians
Replies: 2
Views: 1479

Re: studio musicians

Further to my above reply, I've just realised that the listing in the link probably refers to Burt's instrumental version of 'Promises Promises'. But Gary Chester is probably the most likely drummer on Dionne's recording as well.

Someone else might know for sure.

Martyn

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