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by pljms
Tue Sep 14, 2021 4:45 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Nagging Questions Re: the Above
Replies: 2
Views: 186

Re: Nagging Questions Re: the Above

No, 18 minutes isn't very much from what was purported to be an hour's audition and we can only assume that it was decided by the modern day producers of the resulting album, Cheryl Pawelski and George Gilbert of The Laura Nyro Trust, that everything else that may have been recorded that day in 1966...
by pljms
Fri Sep 10, 2021 9:06 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Laura Nyro - Go Find The Moon: The Audition Tape
Replies: 1
Views: 189

Laura Nyro - Go Find The Moon: The Audition Tape

The album is released today and here's the title track. One thing is for certain, Laura Nyro might have been only eighteen when this was recorded but it's already all there and it was unique to her:

by pljms
Sun Aug 08, 2021 10:42 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Be Aware
Replies: 13
Views: 17860

Re: Be Aware

Maybe the clue as to why 'Be Aware' wasn't included on the 'Barbra Joan Streisand' album released in August 1971 was that Richard Perry was the producer and as he had nothing to do with that track he wasn't about to find room for it, not even as a bonus track.
by pljms
Sat Jul 31, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Denise Donatelli - Whistling In The Dark: New all Bacharach album
Replies: 2
Views: 7589

Denise Donatelli - Whistling In The Dark: New all Bacharach album

A new album of Bacharach material by jazz singer Denise Donatelli entitled 'Whistling In The Dark' is due for release on August 27th. The most intriguing selection among the nine songs is the title track, written with and recently recorded by Daniel Tashian. Two more unusual choices are 'In The Dark...
by pljms
Mon Jul 26, 2021 4:46 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Jimmy Webb performing on TV in 1968
Replies: 4
Views: 6990

Re: Jimmy Webb performing on TV in 1968

Jimmy Webb made a beautiful record of 'One Of The Nicer Things' released as a single at the time and which featured the kind of orchestration he would usually reserve for a Richard Harris or a 5th Dimension record. Making allowances for the limitations of his singing voice at the time, I think it's ...
by pljms
Sun Jul 25, 2021 2:51 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Jimmy Webb performing on TV in 1968
Replies: 4
Views: 6990

Jimmy Webb performing on TV in 1968

Considering Jimmy Webb's fame as a songwriter in the late 60s I have long found it surprising that there didn't seem to be any video evidence of him appearing on American TV at the time, that is until I came across this remarkable footage taken from a show called Playboy After Dark. According to the...
by pljms
Fri Jul 16, 2021 10:38 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Another Rare Laura Nyro Clip
Replies: 4
Views: 5954

Re: Another Rare Laura Nyro Clip

There seems to be a growing interest in Laura Nyro if British music magazines like Record Collector and Shindig are anything to go by. Both these publications have done big features on her in the last month or two and in fact she's on the front cover of the latest edition of Shindig. https://www.goo...
by pljms
Mon Jul 12, 2021 4:33 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III
Replies: 9
Views: 10398

Re: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III

The 13 songs on the CD version of the forthcoming album are as follows: Every Other Hour You'll Never Get To Heaven Let Me Go To Him Making Love (duet with Gregory Porter) Make It Easy On Yourself Be Aware Arthur's Theme Everchanging Times Heartlight A Thousand Things That Were You I Still Have That...
by pljms
Sat Jul 10, 2021 4:02 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III
Replies: 9
Views: 10398

Re: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III

See the link below for some details regarding the new album's contents. Entitled 'Everchanging Times', it seems that the majority of the choices are a mixture of the well known and not so well known songs from Bacharach's collaborations with Hal David and Carole Bayer Sager. However, two songs from ...
by pljms
Sat Jul 03, 2021 11:33 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1285
Views: 854243

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

When it comes to the music of Burt Bacharach I think Tony Hatch must be as big a fan as the rest of us, the difference being that he can write a sublime arrangement of one of the great man's classic songs.
by pljms
Thu Jul 01, 2021 11:53 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1285
Views: 854243

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

And never were they more fickle than in the UK, or so it seems and more than fifty years later it still surprises me that Petula Clark's 'Colour My World' completely failed to chart here. I believe Jackie Trent blamed it on the use of the sitar for alienating some of Petula Clark's core fan base. ht...
by pljms
Thu Jul 01, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1285
Views: 854243

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

I couldn't agree more about the tempo and maybe it's because it was Matt Monro singing it that inspired Tony Hatch to give the song more of a ballad arrangement. I've been checking out the various covers of this song but no one's is a patch on Petula Clark's original recording. However, for a change...
by pljms
Thu Jul 01, 2021 4:03 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1285
Views: 854243

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

Tony Hatch's orchestral version of his most famous song starts off quietly but it eventually captures some of the excitement of his arrangement for Petula Clark's hit recording. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=OMNLRDzBs9Y I don't think Tony Hatch ever recorded an instrumental version of one of his an...
by pljms
Sun Jun 27, 2021 3:20 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Be Aware
Replies: 13
Views: 17860

Re: Be Aware

I`m pretty sure that the studio recording was arranged and produced by whomever was assigned to Streisand at that time. I don`t believe that Bacharach had anything to do with it. But my memory isn`t what it was, so we`ll see.... Blair, according to the publicity I've read concerning the forthcoming...