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by Sara D
Fri Sep 10, 2021 8:26 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III
Replies: 10
Views: 12634

Re: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III

I've just discovered that the release date for this album has been put back to October 29th.
by Sara D
Mon Sep 06, 2021 3:36 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Burt to write foreword to new book
Replies: 21
Views: 23477

Re: Burt to write foreword to new book

I too attended that Glen Campbell concert with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra and it was mainly because of Jimmy Webb's involvement as the support act and as the guest conductor that my sister and I went along. Enjoyable though the show was as a whole it was marred somewhat for us by some very ign...
by Sara D
Wed Sep 01, 2021 4:27 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Denise Donatelli - Whistling In The Dark: New all Bacharach album
Replies: 2
Views: 8560

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

I've never heard of Denise Donatelli but judging by the two tracks I've heard from this album she does have a gorgeous tone to her voice and her pitching appears to be spot-on.

by Sara D
Thu Aug 05, 2021 10:43 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Be Aware
Replies: 13
Views: 19743

Re: Be Aware

No, I've yet to see or hear her explain why the recording wasn't released at the time and why it's taken fifty years for it to finally see the light of day.

Here it is as it sounds on the new album released today.
by Sara D
Wed Aug 04, 2021 11:04 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Be Aware
Replies: 13
Views: 19743

Re: Be Aware

Apparently in the new album's liner notes Streisand states that not only did she commission the song from Bacharach and David for her to sing on Burt's TV special, she also made the specification that it be primarily about child poverty and homelessness.
by Sara D
Wed Jul 28, 2021 4:37 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Jimmy Webb performing on TV in 1968
Replies: 4
Views: 7904

Re: Jimmy Webb performing on TV in 1968

The first time I saw Webb perform was in the early 70s when he was wearing his hippie look with the regulation shoulder length hair and big beard. It was on a BBC TV In Concert show and when he performed a few of his famous songs from the 60s it was a bit like 'Jimmy Webb sings the hits of Jim Webb ...
by Sara D
Sat Jul 17, 2021 2:07 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III
Replies: 10
Views: 12634

Re: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III

Bruce, if you've already heard all of volume 3 then I think you have the advantage over the rest of us. There's been a hiatus of some fourteen years between volumes 2 and 3 and just supposing for the sake of whimsy that the same amount of time elapsed before a 4th volume appeared it would mean that ...
by Sara D
Wed Jul 14, 2021 12:16 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III
Replies: 10
Views: 12634

Re: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III

Some surprises there and in fact only three or four of the choices are what I'd call predictable. I'm especially looking forward to hearing her interpretations of Every Other Hour, Be Aware, A Thousand Things That Were You and I Still Have That Other Girl.
by Sara D
Fri Jul 09, 2021 4:30 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III
Replies: 10
Views: 12634

Re: Traincha Sings The Burt Bacharach Songbook Vol III

It's very welcome news to hear that Trijntje Oosterhuis is releasing her third album of Bacharach material. It will be fascinating to discover what her selections are this time around and whether she's included any of his more recent songs.
by Sara D
Thu Jul 01, 2021 2:04 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1285
Views: 868326

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

It was Tony Hatch's 82nd birthday yesterday and the DJ on the local radio station played several of his best known songs plus a Petula Clark single from the late 60s that must have completely passed me by at the time. It has a great arrangement by Tony Hatch and I'm surprised it wasn't a hit in the ...
by Sara D
Thu Jun 17, 2021 12:52 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach TV Special From 1972
Replies: 6
Views: 10400

Re: Bacharach TV Special From 1972

Very enjoyable and one of my favourites of all the specials. Anthony Newley, Sammy Davis Jr and Vikki Carr were the perfect guests for this type of show and they even carry off the obviously scripted banter with aplomb! I see that Jack Parnell was the MD for the show and he was well known in the UK ...
by Sara D
Sun Jun 06, 2021 8:12 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1285
Views: 868326

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.
by Sara D
Tue May 18, 2021 4:23 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: How many songs are composed by Burt to present day?
Replies: 5
Views: 8086

Re: How many songs are composed by Burt to present day?

I presume the term "song" means this thread is only concerned with anything with lyrics attached to it? I only ask because if you go onto YouTube you'll see everything called a "song" these days, even symphonies and concertos! It sometimes seems to me that the only things not called "songs" now are ...
by Sara D
Mon Apr 26, 2021 3:58 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: To Wait For Love
Replies: 4
Views: 7663

Re: To Wait For Love

A very enjoyable listen and thanks for posting on the forum. I've often wondered what Bacharach thought of Jackie DeShannon's very different interpretation of the song which featured quite an upbeat arrangement by Arthur Wright and with some melodic and harmonic alterations. I'm sure he was absolute...
by Sara D
Sun Apr 11, 2021 12:38 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1285
Views: 868326

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

I seem to recall reading somewhere that "Promise Her Anything" was given that guitar riff as a wink at the Beatles` "Daytripper." Maybe a bit of a stretch but plausible, I guess. Yes, or 'I Feel Fine'. I somehow remembered 'Fender Mender' by The Celestials from the 'On The Flip Side' soundtrack as ...