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by Sara D
Thu May 23, 2019 3:29 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: JW - Slipcover
Replies: 14
Views: 1158

Re: JW - Slipcover

Webb has just commented on the album on his Twitter page. The line, "These rock star composers are the Gershwins of our time", might raise the odd eyebrow or two! https://mobile.twitter.com/realjimmywebb/status/1129913309556289536?ref_src=twsrc%5Egoogle%7Ctwcamp%5Eserp%7Ctwgr%5Etweet I th...
by Sara D
Mon May 13, 2019 2:51 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P.—Doris Day
Replies: 9
Views: 963

Re: R.I.P.—Doris Day

Doris Day was a uniquely talented lady, a great singer and a terrific actress with a tremendous flair for comedy.

Every time I hear 'Send Me No Flowers' I wonder how such an attractive song could completely fail to be a hit and, even more puzzlingly, why it remains little known to this day.
by Sara D
Sat May 11, 2019 4:24 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: New Bacharach/Costello Composition
Replies: 10
Views: 1714

Re: New Bacharach/Costello Composition

It takes a few listens, as per normal with B&C's material, but it has more of Bacharach's stamp on it than some of their other collaborations, particularly the recurring theme on the keyboard.
by Sara D
Sat May 11, 2019 4:20 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to the Rescue !
Replies: 1
Views: 424

Re: Burt to the Rescue !

The "new material set for release this year" sounds intriguing. I hope someone gets round to recording 'With A Voice', preferably Bacharach himself with John Pagano on lead vocals.
by Sara D
Thu Apr 18, 2019 2:55 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Les Reed 1935 - 2019
Replies: 8
Views: 1614

Re: Les Reed 1935 - 2019

Les Reed had a strong association with Tom Jones and in all the press coverage I've seen since the announcement of Reed's death the same two songs were referenced each time, It's Not Unusual and Delilah, with no mention at all for either Daughter of Darkness or I'm Coming Home. I personally think th...
by Sara D
Thu Apr 11, 2019 4:12 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Guess Who's coming to dinner
Replies: 3
Views: 1148

Re: Guess Who's coming to dinner

I always thought that Kiki Dee seemed to be singing well within herself and tended to come across as just too nice and polite to really let herself go. The one time that wasn't the case was in the mid-70s when she had a brief spell as a 'rock chick' and toured the UK rock circuit with her own band o...
by Sara D
Thu Apr 11, 2019 12:56 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: UK No.1 album contains new Jimmy Webb song
Replies: 11
Views: 1896

Re: UK No.1 album contains new Jimmy Webb song

I think the new song is ok but nothing to get excited about and probably the best thing about the record is Michael Ball's vocals, something that's a surprise to me as I've never really been a fan of his. I don't recall it creating much of a stir here but Ball actually recorded a hit album of Bachar...
by Sara D
Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:06 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Swing out Sister new cd
Replies: 55
Views: 22350

Re: Swing out Sister new cd

.... It was particularly gratifying to hear the Jobim influenced 'Closer Than The Sun' from 'Filth And Dreams' because this remains the only album of theirs I don't own in any format: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=Uu2vlcS1Htc We don't own 'Filth And Dreams' either and according to Allmusic it's one...
by Sara D
Wed Mar 27, 2019 3:19 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Scott Walker 1943 - 2019
Replies: 6
Views: 1362

Re: Scott Walker 1943 - 2019

Hank wrote:What a voice. What a version of this song:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LkRokLkgg-I


Yes, tremendous.

One of his greatest performances was of Jacques Brel's 'Jackie', which because of its lyrics was rarely played on the radio at the time.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=eKtZf62BQzM
by Sara D
Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1224
Views: 374070

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

Another "magic moment" from one of those Superb 'Bacharach TV Specials' https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iPXX7OQqMXY An "official" DVD / Blu-ray release of all those "vintage" shows is long overdue. 'blue' The kids in that excerpt from one of Burt's specials were from t...
by Sara D
Sun Mar 10, 2019 4:16 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: André Previn 1929 - 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 5589

Re: André Previn 1929 - 2019

Previn during his stint with the LSO talking about conducting and sending himself up beautifully.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=j0U70qefrZA
by Sara D
Fri Mar 01, 2019 11:51 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: André Previn 1929 - 2019
Replies: 10
Views: 5589

Re: Andre Previn 1929 - 2019

He was as charismatic and as good a communicator as Leonard Bernstein and I remember a series of programs he made for BBC television in the 70s in which he talked about a specific piece of music, usually a symphony or a concerto by a famous composer, went through it stage by stage with the London Sy...
by Sara D
Sat Feb 02, 2019 9:48 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July
Replies: 4
Views: 3283

Re: Burt Bacharach and Joss Stone, London, July

Despite the billing I can't imagine that the format of these two concerts will vary too much from when Joss Stone last performed with Bacharach in 2016, when she was introduced mid-way through what up to that point had been one of his standard shows, sang 9 or 10 of his songs with a lot of banter in...
by Sara D
Sun Jan 27, 2019 6:24 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: RIP -Michel Legrand
Replies: 18
Views: 10510

Re: RIP -Michel Legrand

In common with Bacharach he was simply in a different class as a composer, arranger and musician and I'm really going to miss seeing him on his frequent trips to London.
by Sara D
Sat Dec 15, 2018 3:15 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P.—Nancy Wilson
Replies: 4
Views: 3361

Re: R.I.P.—Nancy Wilson

We have her two albums from the early 60s on which she collaborated with a couple of jazz greats, firstly pianist George Shearing and then alto saxophonist Cannonball Adderley. From the album she made with Adderley and his band here's 'Happy Talk', in the days when albums of this nature could get in...

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