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by nymusicalsguy
Mon Sep 10, 2018 10:45 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Neil Simon 1927 - 2018
Replies: 5
Views: 546

Re: Neil Simon 1927 - 2018

Neil Simon also wrote the (excellent) lyrics for "And Then He Walked Right Through the Door." Like "Seconds," it was originally intended for a proposed film adaptation of PROMISES, PROMISES. Dionne Warwick's long-unreleased recording was finally made available in 2013 on Dionne's...
by nymusicalsguy
Tue Dec 08, 2015 11:33 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 'New York Animals'
Replies: 10
Views: 3988

Re: 'New York Animals'

Hi all, there are about seven songs in NEW YORK ANIMALS. They're not named in the program, though some titles were easy to discern and others were mentioned in the reviews. (The critics presumably received supplemental information.) To the best of my knowledge, the songs are: "Don't F--k with M...
by nymusicalsguy
Thu Nov 19, 2015 7:01 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Elvis Costello's book
Replies: 6
Views: 2563

Re: Elvis Costello's book

No offense taken, Blair. You and I have a very different view about the viability of Burt's current theatre work, and I don't think either of our views will soon change. I'm just thrilled that he's continuing to write today, and that it is as creatively rewarding for him as it appears to be. Hopeful...
by nymusicalsguy
Thu Nov 19, 2015 2:47 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Elvis Costello's book
Replies: 6
Views: 2563

Re: Elvis Costello's book

There's a great deal about Burt in Elvis' book, nowmedical. In fact, he's one of the book's recurring figures. It's a compelling, thoughtful, refreshingly candid and beautifully-written read, and Elvis' admiration and reverence for his friend Burt - as well as the art of songwriting as personified b...
by nymusicalsguy
Wed Oct 22, 2014 12:09 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Great News
Replies: 5
Views: 2946

Re: Great News

It's not a misprint, and don't worry, you're not having a senior moment! "Some Lovers" had a 29-hour workshop! :-) 29 hours is the amount of time stipulated by Actors Equity for these types of readings. Per Equity, "rehearsal hours are limited to a maximum of 15 hours (20 hours for mu...
by nymusicalsguy
Fri Sep 12, 2014 1:20 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Endgame?
Replies: 4
Views: 2246

Re: Endgame?

Happily, Elvis has recently alluded that the new PAINTED FROM MEMORY-related songs may, indeed, turn up on an album in 2015 - http://www.theaustralian.com.au/arts/review/elvis-costello-has-two-projects-with-burt-bacharach-in-the-pipeline/story-fn9n8gph-1227041365024 I think everybody here can agree ...
by nymusicalsguy
Thu Sep 11, 2014 9:51 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Endgame?
Replies: 4
Views: 2246

Re: Endgame?

Elvis Costello has mentioned writing as many as 30 songs with Bacharach in the last few months; some may end up on an album, some in one of the two Broadway shows they're currently writing. As someone who first discovered the Bacharach magic many years ago through the original cast recording of PROM...
by nymusicalsguy
Thu Dec 19, 2013 12:52 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "Together?": Domestic release, finally!
Replies: 2
Views: 1171

Re: "Together?": Domestic release, finally!

Yes, the amazing team at Real Gone Music has finally made a domestic CD release of TOGETHER? happen! Full disclosure: I'm incredibly proud to have been involved as the author of the CD's liner notes. Burt, Jackie and Paul have all kindly contributed their recollections, and I think everybody here wi...
by nymusicalsguy
Mon Oct 14, 2013 9:29 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Some Lovers song
Replies: 8
Views: 5718

Re: Some Lovers song

As always, Blair, I'm happy that there is much we can agree on! :-) It's indeed a crime that Jimmy Webb's musical theatre projects have never come to fruition...at the very least, I wish Mr. Webb would release his demos (presuming they exist) to SCANDAL, THE CHILDREN'S CRUSADE, A BRONX TALE, etc. I ...
by nymusicalsguy
Mon Oct 14, 2013 1:41 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Some Lovers song
Replies: 8
Views: 5718

Re: Some Lovers song

I believe I've mentioned this before, Blair, but the score to SOME LOVERS was completely original and penned by Bacharach and Sater for the musical. It's just a sign of the long gestation period of musicals that a handful of songs were recorded before the show was actually staged. I saw the producti...
by nymusicalsguy
Tue Oct 01, 2013 9:39 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Three new compilations due soon
Replies: 12
Views: 4354

Re: Three new compilations due soon

Just wanted to share The Second Disc's report on THE WARNER SOUND OF BURT BACHARACH and THE ATLANTIC SOUND OF BURT BACHARACH. We have a rundown of both titles plus the full track listings with discographical annotation, and there are quite a few tough-to-find rarities over the two volumes: http://th...
by nymusicalsguy
Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:54 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne's Catalogue Expanded and Remastered...
Replies: 27
Views: 7837

Re: Dionne's Catalogue Expanded and Remastered...

Here's Part Two, looking at WE NEED TO GO BACK: THE UNISSUED WARNER BROS. MASTERS:

http://theseconddisc.com/2013/08/20/rev ... s-masters/

Best,

Joe
by nymusicalsguy
Mon Aug 19, 2013 1:09 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne's Catalogue Expanded and Remastered...
Replies: 27
Views: 7837

Re: Dionne's Catalogue Expanded and Remastered...

For those interested, here's Part 1 of The Second Disc's two-part review of Real Gone's recent Dionne titles

Here's my review of THE COMPLETE WARNER BROS. SINGLES:

http://theseconddisc.com/2013/08/19/rev ... s-singles/

Best,

Joe
by nymusicalsguy
Tue Aug 06, 2013 10:16 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne Warwick - The windows of the world 2013 WEA
Replies: 13
Views: 3647

Re: Dionne Warwick - The windows of the world 2013 WEA

Hi all, I've attempted to clear up all of the confusion regarding the Dionne bonus tracks here at The Second Disc: http://theseconddisc.com/2013/08/06/make-way-for-dionne-warwick-23-albums-to-be-remastered-and-expanded-overseas-including-new-to-cd-titles/ In total, there are MORE bonus tracks than o...
by nymusicalsguy
Mon Aug 05, 2013 3:54 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Dionne Warwick - The windows of the world 2013 WEA
Replies: 13
Views: 3647

Re: Dionne Warwick - The windows of the world 2013 WEA

The good news: "Message to Michael" has been dropped from HERE I AM, but it has been added to DIONNE WARWICK IN PARIS in both mono *and* stereo versions! The bad news: The Italian versions of "The Windows of the World" and "Walk Little Dolly" have been removed entirely....

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