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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: 1262
Views: 665397

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 ...
by Sara D
Fri Apr 09, 2021 8:59 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1262
Views: 665397

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

Ah yes, 'Promise Her Anything'. This never used to do anything for me, now I really like it. The repeated guitar figure at the end makes me think of the Beatles.

by Sara D
Tue Apr 06, 2021 3:37 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Put Your Youtube.com Links Here! (if you want)
Replies: 1262
Views: 665397

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

I have a friend who has a special interest in music films from the 50s to thank for alerting me to Alan Dale's performance of 'I Cry More' in the movie 'Don't Knock The Rock' from 1956. I believe this was only the third or fourth Bacharach and David song to be recorded and was about as 'rock and rol...
by Sara D
Sun Mar 14, 2021 9:28 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach at the London Palladium, 2016
Replies: 15
Views: 7199

Re: Bacharach at the London Palladium, 2016

Here's Norma Jean Martine's studio version of 'I'm Still Here' from her album entitled 'Only In My Mind'. The song does have one or two killer chord changes. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QwZTzSpupHs I've had this song in my head ever since I first heard it a couple of days ago, although it's a sha...
by Sara D
Sun Mar 07, 2021 5:34 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Story Behind the Song: Raindrops Keep Fallin'
Replies: 15
Views: 945

Re: Story Behind the Song: Raindrops Keep Fallin'

Here's an example of how BJ Thomas would probably have sung Raindrops Keep Fallin' On My Head on the original recording if Bacharach hadn't prevented him from adding those grace notes in two or three places. Taken from British TV's Top Of The Pops in January 1970. https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=4TO7z...
by Sara D
Fri Feb 12, 2021 12:45 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: R.I.P. Chick Corea
Replies: 6
Views: 783

Re: R.I.P. Chick Corea

I too was saddened to hear this news. I saw him play live a few times and there was a warmth to him that was less evident with some of his more self regarding contemporaries in the jazz world. I've long been very fond of this short and melodic piano improvisation of his. https://m.youtube.com/watch?...
by Sara D
Sun Jan 24, 2021 2:02 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: "Ready Steady Burt!"
Replies: 4
Views: 832

Re: "Ready Steady Burt!"

If Bacharach wasn't a household name in the UK already in the summer of 1964 when he appeared on Ready Steady Go he wasn't far off it, especially once he'd had a hit single and a best-selling album under his own name. Like all hip and happening shows Ready Steady Go was too hot not to cool down, to ...
by Sara D
Mon Jan 04, 2021 4:34 pm
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Bacharach Baroque by The Renaissance (complete album)
Replies: 5
Views: 1572

Re: Bacharach Baroque by The Renaissance (complete album)

This album is completely new to me and although it's light and frothy I found it a joy to listen to, as refreshing as the first cup of coffee of the day.
by Sara D
Tue Dec 15, 2020 7:41 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Sun Also Rises: new Bacharach & Federer song
Replies: 3
Views: 1160

Re: The Sun Also Rises: new Bacharach & Federer song

It took a few listens but I really love this song. I'd also like to hear someone else sing it.
by Sara D
Sat Dec 05, 2020 3:30 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Blue Umbrella with 2 bonus tracks
Replies: 13
Views: 3027

Re: Blue Umbrella with 2 bonus tracks

I think '21st Century Man' is a beguiling gem and the old Bacharach trait of the repeated motif fade ending featuring the flugelhorn and strings wouldn't have sounded out of place on one of his A&M albums from the late 60s and early 70s. As for 'A Quiet Place', although it's an enjoyable listen with...
by Sara D
Thu Oct 22, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Great Divide
Replies: 6
Views: 2135

Re: The Great Divide

Martin Johnson wrote:
Fri Oct 16, 2020 5:00 pm
However, maybe it's just me but I can only make out about 80% of the lyric.
The video has been uploaded onto YouTube again, this time with the text of the lyrics of the song's chorus but, alas, not the two verses.
by Sara D
Wed Oct 14, 2020 4:07 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: The Great Divide
Replies: 6
Views: 2135

Re: The Great Divide

Those are seriously good musicians and after many years of being familiar with their names through the credits on CD sleeves it's a pleasure to actually watch them in the studio making that song come alive.
by Sara D
Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:14 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 'Blue Umbrella'..'We Go Way Back'...'Whistling in the Dark' ..'Bacharach / Tashian
Replies: 10
Views: 2905

Re: 'Blue Umbrella'..'We Go Way Back'...'Whistling in the Dark' ..'Bacharach / Tashian

Burt and Daniel have mentioned in interviews the possibility of an album, let's hope so, their collaboration shows truly great promise ! 'blue' I concur wholeheartedly and I wonder if the term 'shows truly great promise' has ever been used in connection with a 92 year old before? 'We Go Way Back' d...
by Sara D
Fri Jul 24, 2020 5:19 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: 'Midnight Watch' ...new Bacharach / Tashian song.
Replies: 11
Views: 3125

Re: 'Midnight Watch' ...new Bacharach / Tashian song.

To my knowledge, no one has yet to record a 'Sings the Songs of Bacharach and Bayer Sager' album and I can't imagine that anyone ever will, despite them writing, with the help and assistance at various times of Peter Allen, Christopher Cross, Neil Diamond and Bruce Roberts, several US Top 40 hits. ...
by Sara D
Sat Jul 18, 2020 1:03 am
Forum: The Burt Bacharach Forum
Topic: Ennio Morricone 1928 - 2020
Replies: 8
Views: 2332

Re: Ennio Morricone 1928 - 2020

I can't imagine how any fan of Bacharach's music could not love this beguiling and excuisitely orchestrated piece by Morricone.