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by Martyn
Mon Dec 17, 2018 5:43 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's Instrumentals Get Spruced Up
Replies: 0
Views: 35

Burt's Instrumentals Get Spruced Up

Hello, I chanced upon an upload on Vimeo of 'Freefall' from Burt's 1971 self-titled album. It was amazingly clear - I heard no background noise or imperfections. Here is a link: https://vimeo.com/216454097 Then there's this crystal clear rendition of 'South American Getaway': https://vimeo.com/22760...
by Martyn
Mon Sep 17, 2018 12:12 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt Bacharach and Tonio K Demos
Replies: 3
Views: 767

Re: Burt Bacharach and Tonio K Demos

Hi Ken,

Gabriel Raya at Contante & Sonante (the distributor of the CD) may be able to help. I contacted her a while ago about an order I had placed for this title. Here is her email address:

graya@contanteysonante.com

Hope this helps.

Martyn
by Martyn
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. ... Vincent Cole
Replies: 19
Views: 2565

Re: R.I.P. ... Vincent Cole

I too am very sorry to hear this sad news. My condolences to his family. Vincent and I corresponded for many years personally and via the forum topics. We also exchanged rare TV footage and recordings of Burt's. We were going to meet up in Charlotte a couple of years back when I was planning a visit...
by Martyn
Sat May 12, 2018 2:17 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Happy Birthday
Replies: 5
Views: 1748

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: 50
Views: 12679

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: 1211
Views: 311924

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: 2121

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: 3526

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: 2997

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: 2997

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: 1758

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: 2379

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: 2379

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: 2379

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: 7300

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

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