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by blueonblue
Fri Dec 28, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Norman Gimbel R.I.P.
Replies: 4
Views: 305

Norman Gimbel R.I.P.

Lyricist Norman Gimbel has died at the age of 91 he was responsible for providing lyrics for many songwriters including Antonio Carlos Jobim, Michel Legrand and a Myriad of other film composers. Mr Gimbel co-wrote 'Where are You' and this song with Burt for the 'Futures' album. https://www.youtube.c...
by blueonblue
Mon Dec 24, 2018 1:02 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1212
Views: 322353

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

Quite possibly the "best quality" video I've ever seen of this performance.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOHw5wreA-g

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by blueonblue
Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:30 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Songs Bacharach fans would appreciate(Old School)
Replies: 1
Views: 266

Re: Songs Bacharach fans would appreciate(Old School)

This thread is different than another song like Bacharach in that it showcases artists that make beautiful music that simply showcases artistry that can be appreciated by someone who would appreciate the complexity of a Bacharach tune. Of course everything is subjective but still.... Il start with ...
by blueonblue
Tue Dec 04, 2018 5:03 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach in the UK Summer 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 991

Re: Bacharach in the UK Summer 2019

nowmedical wrote:Hahaha great selection blue!


Followed by a period of "precipitation".......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q3YqJ-WvFzo

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by blueonblue
Sun Dec 02, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach in the UK Summer 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 991

Re: Bacharach in the UK Summer 2019

My sources say Burt doesn't like the heat of LA in July and prefers the more temperate UK, hence his annual visits for the past few years. Except that it hasn't been too temperate in July these past few summers, especially last year when we were actually hotter than LA at the time of his two concer...
by blueonblue
Fri Nov 30, 2018 10:56 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach in the UK Summer 2019
Replies: 9
Views: 991

Re: Bacharach in the UK Summer 2019

The news that Bacharach is headlining The Mostly Jazz, Funk and Soul Festival in Birmingham on July 14th suggests that he'll be touring the UK again next summer with more dates to be confirmed. After the reception he received in Berlin back in July and the promise he gave to return, perhaps he's pl...
by blueonblue
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:46 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Francis Lai 1932 - 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

Re: Francis Lai 1932 - 2018

I've just listened to BBC Radio 4's obituary show 'The Last Word' which this week featured Francis Lai (pronounced 'Lie') and they played a powerful piece of his that was originally from the soundtrack of 'Un Homme et une Femme' and which was adapted for use as the theme to BBC TV's current affairs...
by blueonblue
Sat Nov 10, 2018 9:53 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Francis Lai 1932 - 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

Re: Francis Lai 1932 - 2018

Hi Blue, Hope you are doing well..I was shocked to see the great Francis had passed..I dont know what I was expecting..as he lived a pretty long life..but one just kind of goes along in life, thinking our heroes are living and with us...yes, it was a shock, and I felt and still feel sadness for the...
by blueonblue
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:12 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Francis Lai 1932 - 2018
Replies: 13
Views: 1372

Re: Francis Lai 1932 - 2018

pljms wrote:Where do I begin?

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=al8pqHSkKDQ


And the winner is....
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=goJh0kaW3LI

RIP Maestro.

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by blueonblue
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:36 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Woman
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: Woman

I am ignorant of which corporate entity now owns the rights to the old A&M catalogue, but I have a couple of suggestions for whichever it is: 1. A re-issue of Woman including any unreleased instrumentals as well as the three other Bacharach / Titus songs, "Amnesia", "Chicago Fare...
by blueonblue
Tue Nov 06, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Woman
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: Woman

nowmedical wrote:Is Riverboat on this album? Truly exceptional song, totally evocative of the atmosphere and heat. Music turning into art.
Think La Costa by Natalie Cole.


Indeed it is......with Libby Titus on vocals.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=znv7wes8HvU

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by blueonblue
Tue Nov 06, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Woman
Replies: 7
Views: 940

Re: Woman

Interesting little ditty......

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CYDbE2IY69I

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by blueonblue
Mon Oct 22, 2018 5:55 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New Elvis Costello album
Replies: 57
Views: 6319

Re: New Elvis Costello album

Billy Joel's version of a Goffin / King classic.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMfLKrGvCzI

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by blueonblue
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New Elvis Costello album
Replies: 57
Views: 6319

Re: New Elvis Costello album

Sara D wrote:Here's another of the songs from the album co-written with Bacharach, 'Photographs Can Lie'. Once again EC's in splendid voice on this.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=31_kTZcX0LI


Could almost have been a track from 'Painted From Memory'....outstanding !

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by blueonblue
Wed Sep 26, 2018 11:08 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New Elvis Costello album
Replies: 57
Views: 6319

Re: New Elvis Costello album

Blair N. Cummings wrote:That guy is eons too old to be wearing a Batman t-shirt.


I used to wear one, and I'm pretty ancient !

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