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by pljms
Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:02 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 38
Views: 6332

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

From the same press launch gig last month here's their performance of a shortened 'Almost Persuaded', the utterly sublime title track of the new album. Not even the amateurish nature of the recording can obscure or diminish this song's sumptuous chord sequence: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=ug6x2Pz...
by pljms
Wed May 23, 2018 2:14 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 38
Views: 6332

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

Here's a snippet from 2015 of what was to become 'Don't Give the Game Away' from the new album set for general release next month. While I don't think the album as a whole is up to the standard of 'Where Our Love Grows', two or three of the tracks must rank among the best things they've ever recorde...
by pljms
Mon May 07, 2018 1:44 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 90th birthday tribute in London, 12th & 13th
Replies: 1
Views: 431

90th birthday tribute in London, 12th & 13th

At the Zedel Brasserie in central London. Two shows on the 12th, one on the 13th. However, it seems that two of the shows are already fully booked.
https://www.brasseriezedel.com/live-at- ... =138875823
by pljms
Sat Apr 21, 2018 3:45 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1196
Views: 275479

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

I personally would walk ten miles in tight shoes to witness this fantasy BB set-list consisting of numbers he's never or rarely performed during his concerts including, surprisingly, several hits: Twenty Four Hours From Tulsa Please Stay Message to Michael You'll Never Get to Heaven Reach Out For Me...
by pljms
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:15 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1196
Views: 275479

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

Bacharach has stated on more than one occasion that he thought the recording of 'The Windows of the World' he arranged and produced for Dionne Warwick in 1967 lacked gravitas. I wonder what he made of Scott Walker's version from a year or so later?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=kMClE9z6E3o
by pljms
Fri Mar 30, 2018 2:35 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 38
Views: 6332

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

When this thread was started in 2004 the 'new' album under discussion was 'Where Our Love Grows', and here we are in 2018 with Swing Out Sister's latest album set for general release in June. 'Almost Persuaded' has already had limited availability since the end of 2017 as it was self released by SOS...
by pljms
Tue Mar 27, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach
Replies: 189
Views: 49547

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Blue, I think Corinne Drewery would be at home with any number of 60s classics and it was only the other day that I was mentally compiling a Swing Out Sister performs Bacharach album. They're so steeped in the music and the combination of Andy Connell's arranging skills with Corinne Drewery's subtle...
by pljms
Mon Mar 26, 2018 9:46 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach
Replies: 189
Views: 49547

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Taking a particular motif from a song and using it for the intro and fade on the recording is a very Bacharachian trait, and so is having female backing vocalists sing it wordlessly. Tony Hatch wrote 'When the Summertime is Over' with Jackie Trent and he also arranged and produced her recording of t...
by pljms
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 38
Views: 6332

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

nowmedical, I agree and I'm sure most of us have made discoveries through this forum, whether it be a particular composer, artist, album or Japanese jazz pianist! For me a good example is Swing Out Sister's 'Where Our Love Grows', an album I'd somehow overlooked for a dozen or more years but has sin...
by pljms
Sat Mar 24, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach
Replies: 189
Views: 49547

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

Tony Hatch hasn't been referred to over the years as 'Britain's Burt Bacharach' for nothing and in common with his musical hero he's recorded instrumental versions of his hit songs which sometimes contain a harmonic sidestep or a quirky bit of orchestration. 'Where Are You Now' as sung by Jackie Tre...
by pljms
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:44 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 38
Views: 6332

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

I've always been fascinated by how songwriting teams work when there isn't a clear and obvious division of labour between a composer and a lyricist, and I suppose the best known examples of teams where those involved could all reputedly contribute both words and music were Bricusse and Newley, Lenno...
by pljms
Mon Mar 12, 2018 5:35 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: UK Tour 2018
Replies: 18
Views: 2346

Re: UK Tour 2018

Putting a bit more meat on the bone, according to the link below the two London shows will feature a 'full symphony orchestra'. No word yet on whether there's further dates in other parts of the UK. https://www.standard.co.uk/go/london/music/burt-bacharach-announces-orchestral-shows-at-london-festiv...
by pljms
Sat Mar 10, 2018 3:28 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 90th birthday concert tribute to BB in Chicago
Replies: 1
Views: 745

90th birthday concert tribute to BB in Chicago

For anyone based in the Chicago area there's a 90th birthday tribute to Bacharach at the Skokie Theatre on Sunday April 29th. It's headed by Chicago based blues singer and guitarist Liz Mandeville and she'll be joined by several guest performers.

https://skokietheater.org/burt-bacharach.html
by pljms
Sat Mar 03, 2018 3:18 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Herb Alpert's next album includes new Bacharach-Costello composition
Replies: 19
Views: 4057

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

Blair, the Nina Simone film documentary has been shown in the U.K. by the BBC in recent times and it's brilliant. In common with many great American artists, I think it's fair to say that Nina Simone was and is more revered in the U.K. and in other parts of Europe than she appears to be in the US. S...

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