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by pljms
Tue Jan 14, 2020 5:41 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: How Does A Man Become a Puppet vs. She's Gone Away
Replies: 6
Views: 100

Re: How Does A Man Become a Puppet vs. She's Gone Away

I think that She's Gone Away sounds so much better without words tacked onto it. I also think that Come Touch The Sun, Nikki and the theme to Casino Royale work better without lyrics.
by pljms
Tue Jan 14, 2020 1:10 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: I Say a Little Prayer Rehearsal Film from 1966
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: I Say a Little Prayer Rehearsal Film from 1966

Bacharach might have thought that Richard Carpenter had "nailed it" in his arrangement for the Carpenters' recording of 'Close to You' but there was no way his pride would allow him to slavishly copy it for his own version. Believe it or not, I once heard Bacharach state that he thought a record he'...
by pljms
Sat Jan 11, 2020 5:35 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: I Say a Little Prayer Rehearsal Film from 1966
Replies: 5
Views: 192

Re: I Say a Little Prayer Rehearsal Film from 1966

Priceless footage. I've always preferred Dionne Warwick's recording to Aretha Franklin's for the simple reason that with his direct involvement as arranger and co-producer it sounds much more like a Bacharach song than Aretha's gospel infused version. One extraordinary fact about Dionne's I Say A Li...
by pljms
Sat Jan 11, 2020 8:58 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New album in 2020?
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: New album in 2020?

No, it's not that. Hal David is mistakenly credited as the co-writer of 'Any Day Now' instead of Bob Hilliard.
by pljms
Sat Jan 11, 2020 1:26 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New album in 2020?
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: New album in 2020?

Of course there was a time back in the mid-60s through to the early 70s that a Bacharach album could sell 100,000 copies in the UK alone. Two of his albums, Hitmaker and Portrait In Music, went Top 5 in the UK album charts, the latter hanging around the charts for several months. I'm not sure if 'P...
by pljms
Tue Jan 07, 2020 1:38 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New album in 2020?
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: New album in 2020?

I suppose the big difference, Blair, is that even in the age of streaming Paul Simon is still capable of selling upward of 100,000 copies of a new release, something that is way beyond the potential for a new Bacharach album. I know that Burt has stated more than once that he no longer relishes the ...
by pljms
Thu Dec 19, 2019 11:18 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New album in 2020?
Replies: 12
Views: 413

Re: New album in 2020?

Blair, there was an article including an interview with Bacharach published in the Guardian this May which stated that there was new material set for release this year but which didn't go into specifics. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2019/may/10/burt-bacharach-trump-is-dangerous-my-songs-are-a-f...
by pljms
Fri Dec 13, 2019 2:19 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Hiromi in the UK
Replies: 26
Views: 24117

Re: Hiromi in the UK

Blair, it's good that you've resolved your access problems and welcome back. As for Hiromi's recent visit to the UK, because I live in the south of the country I was never going to be able to go to the Manchester gig and found out too late about the London show to get out of a previous engagement. I...
by pljms
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:30 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Just joined.
Replies: 12
Views: 669

Re: Just joined.

Mark, the spammers don't appear to be having problems with the registration process and since mid-October almost 300 spam topics have been posted. All these have been deleted (so far) and the perpetrators banned but back they come with new names.
by pljms
Thu Dec 12, 2019 3:03 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The beginning of a New Year
Replies: 10
Views: 499

Re: The beginning of a New Year

nowmedical, I think someonenameddavid will have to put a bit more meat on the bones for me to regard what he posted as 'information'! Still, if he's alluding to the likelihood of more concert tours next year then that has to be great news. However, what would really excite me is the prospect of a ne...
by pljms
Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:33 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Jessica Radcliffe sings Bacharach, Bull's Head in Barnes (including review)
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Re: Jessica Radcliffe sings Bacharach at the Bull's Head - Gig Review

Apart from the usual suspects from Bacharach's repertoire - What The World Needs Now, The Look Of Love, I'll Never Fall in Love Again, Alfie, Close to You, Walk On By, This Guy's in Love With You, Wives And Lovers, A House is Not a Home and I Say A Little Prayer - she and her trio of fine jazz music...
by pljms
Wed Nov 13, 2019 6:56 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Jessica Radcliffe sings Bacharach, Bull's Head in Barnes (including review)
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Re: Jessica Radcliffe sings Bacharach, Bull's Head in Barnes

Here's a short video promo from a few years ago featuring Jessica singing 'East of the Sun, West of the Moon'. On this evidence she does have a beautiful tone to her voice.

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=S6RyHVPFYI0
by pljms
Fri Nov 08, 2019 6:40 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Jessica Radcliffe sings Bacharach, Bull's Head in Barnes (including review)
Replies: 2
Views: 889

Jessica Radcliffe sings Bacharach, Bull's Head in Barnes (including review)

The singer Jessica Radcliffe and her trio are performing an evening of Bacharach at the Bull's Head in Barnes on Sunday evening 17th of November. I remember seeing Jessica on the British TV quiz show The Chase a few years ago talking about how she wanted to further her career as a jazz singer. Here'...
by pljms
Mon Oct 28, 2019 5:56 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Hiromi in the UK
Replies: 26
Views: 24117

Re: Hiromi in the UK

I've just discovered that the day after she plays in Manchester on November 01st she's now got a gig at Southwark Cathedral in London.

https://www.southwarkcathedral.org.uk/w ... mi-uehara/
by pljms
Mon Oct 14, 2019 1:18 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Hiromi in the UK
Replies: 26
Views: 24117

Re: Hiromi in the UK

Hiromi is releasing her first solo album in ten years in September under the title 'Spectrum' https://www.youtube.com/embed/-MLFP2UBlaA 'blue' Here's her interpretation of Paul McCartney's Blackbird from the new album. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=PUC3gm4KA_o Just over two weeks to go before she p...