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by Sara D
Wed Jan 17, 2018 6:11 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach in the U.K. 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Re: Bacharach in the U.K. 2018

I see that singer/actress Lauren Samuels has her own (with guests) 90th birthday tribute to Bacharach at Crazy Coqs, Zedel Brasserie, London on the 12th and 13th of May.
https://www.brasseriezedel.com/live-at- ... s-may-2018
by Sara D
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:57 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach in the U.K. 2018
Replies: 2
Views: 121

Bacharach in the U.K. 2018

We may not have seen Bacharach in concert in the UK during 2017 but here in London we were graced with two terrific fringe theatre productions featuring his music, a revival of Promises, Promises at the Southwark Playhouse at the start of the year and the UK premiere of Some Lovers at The Other Plac...
by Sara D
Sat Jan 06, 2018 1:12 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1181
Views: 247493

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

It's easy to forget now just how big Swing Out Sister were in the late 80s after their worldwide hit 'Breakout' and their million selling debut album, so for them to suddenly start name-checking both Bacharach and Webb in press interviews for their next long-player 'Kaleidoscope World' was massive a...
by Sara D
Sat Jan 06, 2018 12:40 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Johnny Mathis Warm and Tender
Replies: 1
Views: 60

Re: Johnny Mathis Warm and Tender

Fascinating hearing Jay and the Americans' 'Look In My Eyes, Maria'. The only other version I've heard of this song is by Cliff Richard.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=uqRvkpZ0LcM
by Sara D
Sat Dec 30, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach
Replies: 178
Views: 38561

Re: Another great song that sounds like Bacharach

I'm sure I wasn't the only person here to get a feeling of deja vu when reading Blue's post above and listening to the Roger Manning track. Then I started humming a certain Dionne Warwick hit from the late 70s composed by Isaac Hayes, who as we all know was a big Bacharach admirer. https://m.youtube...
by Sara D
Sun Dec 17, 2017 6:54 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1181
Views: 247493

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

Thanks Blue. They've certainly got a healthy set of influences. Probably the most famous British retro band are Swing Out Sister, still going strong after more than thirty years and who's 1989 album 'Kaleidoscope World' managed to betray the influence of not only Bacharach and Webb but also John Bar...
by Sara D
Fri Dec 15, 2017 7:00 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1181
Views: 247493

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

blueonblue wrote:Nice Bacharach / Morricone 'pastiche'....

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fGkqtv-tzk0

'blue'


The Pearlfishers must be really steeped in the music of both composers.
by Sara D
Sun Nov 05, 2017 6:01 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1181
Views: 247493

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

Whenever BB talks about his jazz influences he tends to namecheck the same two musicians, Charlie Parker and Dizzy Gillespie. Somehow I can't imagine him not liking the playing of pianist Bill Evans. Hear what he does with just two chords - Cmaj7 and G9sus - in his mesmerising 'Peace Piece'. https:...
by Sara D
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)
Replies: 14
Views: 777

Re: Burt's Top 3 songs of all time(I know it's subjective)

Martin Johnson wrote:What I feel to be Bacharach's best and what are my personal favourites are two different things entirely. Here's my three at the top of the former list:

A House is Not a Home
Alfie
The Look of Love


Those three would be my choice too
by Sara D
Thu Sep 28, 2017 2:34 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1181
Views: 247493

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

One thing Malcolm Arnold shared with Bacharach was an extraordinary melodic gift. His theme to 'Whistle Down the Wind' still sounds unique over 50 years later and was the first film score I fell in love with.
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=c2wv0vdoy3U
by Sara D
Sun Sep 03, 2017 6:16 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Some Lovers in London
Replies: 42
Views: 6289

Re: Some Lovers in London

With matinee performances of stage musicals you can usually confidently predict that the theatre will be packed out and the average age of the audience will rise significantly. Well, yesterday that turned out to be only half true and perhaps it was the beautiful late summer weather that kept the num...
by Sara D
Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:54 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Some Lovers in London
Replies: 42
Views: 6289

Re: Some Lovers in London

I was at the opening last night of this show’s short residency at The Other Palace and found much to admire in the Bacharach/Sater songs when heard in the context of the show, not just those we’ve come to know in recent years like Every Other Hour, Just Walk Away, Hush and the title song but also th...
by Sara D
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:06 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Some Lovers in London
Replies: 42
Views: 6289

Re: Some Lovers in London

We managed to get tickets for the opening night on August the 24th, the first of only twelve performances of the show. The Other Palace is a relatively small venue so I should imagine most if not all the performances will sell-out. Here's a slowed down, jazzier version of what appears to be the show...
by Sara D
Fri Aug 04, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach on BBC re plagiarism
Replies: 1
Views: 1518

Re: Bacharach on BBC re plagiarism

The piece is expanded a great deal in the Daily Telegraph.
http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2017/08 ... bacharach/
by Sara D
Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Some Lovers in London
Replies: 42
Views: 6289

Re: Some Lovers in London

The cast for this show has just been confirmed:

http://www.whatsonstage.com/london-thea ... 44214.html

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